Month: November 2017

Eighty graduands capped at ZEGU 

Graduands at the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) are pinning their hopes on the new government for the creation of employment for the prosperity of the country. Eighty students graduated with various degrees at ZEGU amid high expectations that the new government will come up with policies that will open up the economy. Those who spoke to ZBC News said creation of employment must be prioritised by the new government. Addressing graduands and other stakeholders at the graduation ceremony, ZEGU Vice Chancellor Professor Sunungurai Mutanga said there has been tremendous growth in terms of students’ enrolment, urging graduands to...

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Byo visual artist aims high

A Bulawayo-based visual artist Tapiwanashe Dzikire has come up with captivating portraits of various personalities. With just a piece of paper and drawing kit, Dzikire produces captivating artworks. His products are not only from personal inspiration but are also impressions of scenes that happen every day in society and pictures of nature he comes across in his everyday life. To broaden the scope of his market, Dzikire has done fine poster impressions for celebrities like musicians Killer T and Chengeto Brown, among others and posted them on Instagram and other social media sites. The artist has also engaged the Bulawayo Art Gallery of Zimbabwe and other institutions for support so that he can exhibit and promote his pieces. Dzikire started the art of drawing when he was only in Grade Three. He is currently earning a living as well as affording to pay university fees through his art. His artistic efforts are thriving against the backdrop of challenges such as under payment of pieces by arts fans and lack of appreciation of visual art by some members of...

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FC Platinum eyes more silverware

Barely a week after winning the 2017 premiership title FC Platinum will take another go at more silverware when the Zvishavane-based side clash with Harare City at Mandava stadium. Coach Norman Mapeza says his men will be out to ensure the Castle Cup Challenge Trophy will remain in the Mandava trophy room. Linkman Winston Mhango who netted crucial goals this season says nothing short of victory will satisfy the platinum miners. The clash between Harare City who won this year’s Chibuku trophy and FC Platinum the premiership champions will be the last match of the 2017 soccer...

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Zanu PF hails corporate support

The ruling party Zanu PF says it is humbled by the immense support from the corporate world and captains of industry and commerce towards its fundraising dinner for the Extra-Ordinary Congress. More than US$3 million has been raised for the Zanu PF Extra-Ordinary Congress to be held next month. Addressing Zanu PF supporters and captains of industry and commerce during the fundraising dinner in the capital this Wednesday night, Zanu PF Secretary for Finance Dr Obert Mpofu said they have surpassed their target of US$3 million. Dr Mpofu added that the extraordinary congress is important in that it will...

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Mpilo hit by radiologists’ shortage

Shortage of radiologists is affecting the cancer screening exercise at Mpilo Central Hospital as the community is forced to engage private radiologists to interpret the results of the images taken at the institution.       In September this year, the southern region got a massive boost when it was presented with a mammogram machine by the National Aids Council (NAC) for early screening of breast cancer among women for free as the institution moves in to deal with non-commutable diseases in its fight against the AIDS pandemic. While the move provided relief to most women who had to seek such services in Harare, NAC Bulawayo provincial manager Mrs Finatre Nyathi confirmed that the shortage of radiologists at Mpilo Hospital is threatening the potential of the noble programme. She, however, said they got confirmation from government that such specialists will be recruited by January next year. It costs between US$50 and US$60 for one to engage a private radiologist, a figure beyond many who are unemployed but in need of such services.                         ...

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Ex-President Mugabe consoles Stamps family

Former president, Cde Robert Mugabe has sent a message of condolences to the Stamps family following the death of former Health Advisor in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Timothy Stamps. In his condolence message, Cde Mugabe said Dr Stamps contributed immensely in the fight against many chronic diseases especially HIV and AIDS when he was the Minister of Health and Child Welfare. “Among many of his immense contributions to the nation, Dr Timothy Stamps is vividly remembered for his fight against many chronic diseases, especially HIV/AIDS,” said Cde Mugabe. Cde Mugabe said together with Dr Stamps...

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Sweden to promote women, children rights

Sweden says it stands ready to work with all its partners in Zimbabwe to support efforts in ending corporal punishment, gender based violence and to achieve full protection of the rights of the children and women in the country. This was said by the Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Sofia Calltorp as the world marks 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. She said UN member states must seek to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and deliver quality and universal healthcare, quality education and gender equality. “Other key issues include ending violence against children and gender-based violence; building...

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ZIMASCO returns to viability

Zimbabwe’s biggest ferrochrome producer, ZIMASCO is expected to be removed from judicial management with effect from January next year following a successful turnaround plan. The plan is however subject to the results of a scheme of arrangement meeting attended by the company’s investors, creditors, shareholders, workers and management in Harare today. ZIMASCO Judicial Manager, Mr Reggie Saruchera told the ZBC News that the firm, which had incurred huge losses, owed creditors debts and was failing to break even, is now on a stable and viable state. “The firm is likely to be removed from judicial management and we are...

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ZSE maintains positive momentum

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) positive investor confidence continues on the back of gains by the two trading indices on Wednesday. The industrial index gained 5,44 percent to end at 371,09 points, while the mining index also registered a 0,06 percent gain to close trading at 126,71 points. OK Zimbabwe recorded a 18,17 percent gain to end trading at 21,38 cents, African Sun was 17,14 percent up to 4,10 cents, Delta share price went up by 14,34 percent to close at 198,09 cents, Old Mutual rose by 11,13 percent to 597,86 cents and the share price for Seedco rose...

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Stanbic donates boreholes to Chitungwiza hospital

Fears of an outbreak of waterborne diseases at Chitungwiza Central Hospital on the onset of the rainy season have prompted a local bank to donate boreholes to the hospital. Servicing a population of around 2 million and acting as a referral centre for outlying areas, Chitungwiza Central Hospital has been experiencing water cuts which caused a lot of problems in their service delivery.  However, this Tuesday the hospital received a short in the arm following a donation of two boreholes by Stanbic Bank. “The donation will make a big difference at the hospital,” said Dr Obadiah Moyo, Chitungwiza Central...

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