Day: November 25, 2017

FC Platinum crowned 2017 PSL champions

FC Platinum were crowned 2017 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions following their 2-0 victory over Chapungu at Ascot Stadium in Gweru. Two fast goals from Rodwell Chinyengetere and Ali Sadiki were enough to hand the platinum miners their maiden PSL crown. Pure Platinum Play needed an outright victory to break the 51 year jinx that has seen teams from Harare and Bulawayo lifting the trophy since 1966. In the capital, Dynamos who were banking on mathematical calculations to snatch the trophy, edged a visiting Chicken Inn 1-0. The Glamour Boys got their solitary strike that made the...

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Safety, healthy priority at workplace: NSSA

Concern has been raised over increased fatalities at workplaces with the country recording an average of 5 people dying due to accidents while on duty. Addressing graduands who completed a course in occupational safety, health and environmental management, NSSA raised concern over the increase in accidents at workplaces with 2017 having recorded 48 deaths from January to August. Dr Betty Nyereyeyegona cited lack of knowledge, awareness and proper practice of occupational safety and health in industries as a cause that is contributing to unnecessary deaths. She challenged industry to keep abreast of latest trends in the management and reduction...

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Business endorses Pres Mnangagwa’s clear investor friendly policies

The business community has endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa for pronouncing clear investor friendly policies. President Mnangagwa’s inaugural speech on Friday (yesterday) will set the tone for increased investment, says Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe president Mr Emmanuel Fundira. The business community welcomed measures to instill discipline in the economy, notes a commercial legal practitioner Mr James Makiya. Measures to stabilise the financial sector will also improve depositor confidence, says a businessman Mr Wellington Koke. In his acceptance speech, President Mnangagwa announced measures to improve business and economic confidence such as relaxation of export procedures, re-engagement with the global community,...

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Religious organisations encouraged to build Zim

Religious organisations have been encouraged to join hands with the government in the fight against corruption and help in praying for the development of the country. Reverend Dr Ashper Madziyire was speaking during a graduation ceremony at the Living Waters Theological Seminary in the capital. More than 200 students were conferred with certificates at a graduation ceremony held at the Living Waters Theological Seminary in the capital yesterday. Speaking to ZBC News, the AFM president Reverend Dr Madziyire emphasized the need for the church to work towards building the nation. He congratulated the graduates for taking up religious courses...

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Gaba Pri Sch wins 2017 Jikinya Dance Festival

Gaba Primary School scooped the 2017 Jikinya Dance Festival competition to walk away with the top prize of $1500.  10 primary schools set alight Bulawayo’s Amphitheater with exhilarating performances as they wrestled for top honours in the Jikinya Dance Festival 2017 competition. Coming down on the City of Kings or better still the home of Zimbabwean art, the festival united people through an identity of culture and also unlocked the industry’s economic side says National Arts Council of Zimbabwe director Mr Elvas Mari. An expert in the traditional muchongoyo dance, Pangayi Mutetwa noted such festivals are critical in maintaining...

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Emalaleni vendors express concern over a depressed market

Emalaleni market vendors expressed concern over a depressed market while appealing to the Bulawayo City Council’s intervention in providing them with clean water, sanitation and ablution facilities at the Bulawayo old rank. The Emalaleni market which is located at the Rankini long distance road port has vendors selling traditional foods such as umfushwa, ground and round nuts, maize, indigenous fruits and beans just to mention a few. With buckets filled with traditional foods, vendors at the Emalaleni market complained that business has gone down owing to the current use of plastic money.  They also said point of sale machines...

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Calls for consolidation of women in governance  

Calls have been made for government and other stakeholders to work towards the promotion of gender equality and the consolidation of women’s voice in governance so as to foster the emancipation and empowerment of women in Zimbabwe. Women the world over face a number of obstacles in achieving representation in governance. Traditional institutions, cultural practices and lack of educational opportunities are some of the barriers which deprive women of opportunities to contribute towards policies and decisions in governing institutions. Chairperson of Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe Pamela Mhlanga said there is need to consolidate women’s voices, narrative of realities, aspirations and demands in line with equal positioning of women through the governance transition process, mechanism and agenda. Some of the women who attended the women’s convention in the capital this Thursday raised a number of prospects following the new political dispensation. The Constitution of Zimbabwe provides a legal framework for the promotion and attainment of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The country is making strides to ensure women take up strategic positions in national...

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UBH to establish an Orthopedics Centre

The United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) in partnership with the Orthopedic Trust is in the process of establishing an Orthopedics Hospital which shall see the establishment of an advanced Orthopedic Nursing School, the first of its kind in the country. The country’s health delivery system continues to make huge strides with the UBH set to construct an Orthopedics Centre which shall deal with the correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, or injuries of the skeleton and associated structures. Speaking on the sidelines of a nurse’s graduation ceremony held in Bulawayo yesterday, UBH chief executive officer Mrs Nonhlanhla Ndlovu said the...

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16 days against GBV launched

Development organisations have partnered Culture Fund for the launch of 16 days of gender activism in Mazowe district alongside a three year culture action programme. The 25th of November marks the beginning of 16 days against gender based violence (GBV) hence the launch of an action programme in Mazowe by Roots in partnership with the Culture Fund. Culture Fund chief executive officer Mr Farai Mpfunya said the programme coincides with culture action programme which is meant to equip communities. Mazowe assistant District Administrator Mr Shepherd Edward said the launch of 16 days against GBV is critical in informing communities...

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Livestock farmers bemoan poor prices

Livestock farmers in Matabeleland South Province have implored the Ministry of Agriculture to avail itself and assist it in addressing the several challenges they are facing, major among them suppressed prices. Livestock farmers in Matabeleland South Province are afflicted by a number of challenges chief among them, the low prices of animals as the curtail of livestock auctioneers have colluded to suppress prices much to the benefit of abattoir operators who are realising profit margins of between 200 and 300 percent. This has unsettled the livestock value chain where the farmers are getting a raw deal on the market...

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