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Producer dares filmmakers

LOCAL filmmaker Eddie Ndlovu has challenged players in the industry to be innovative and work with available resources to produce high quality films while awaiting the digitisation programme, which is expected to enhance the country’s film production. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Ndlovu, who is the executive producer of the popular local …

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Twelve concert series postponed

ORGANISERS of the Twelve Concert series — which was set to be headlined by top French violinist Gilles Apap on January 20, 22 and 26 — have announced the postponement of the concerts following a massive job stay away that rocked the country from Monday this week. BY DEMETRIA MANYONGA …

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Author experiments in new work

YOUNG journalist-cum-author, Lazarus Sauti, is onto something huge. BY PHILLIP CHIDAVAENZI His debut offering, Nei? — a collection of short stories and poetry — speaks of an innovative author out to break several rules in the writing industry. Sauti told NewsDay Life & Style that the book’s title was centred …

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How can the predatory nature of development efforts be tamed?

Charles Dhewa Correspondent Many rural communities in low-income countries are fed up with the predatory nature of external development initiatives. According to the WordWeb dictionary, a predatory animal is one that lives by catching and preying on other animals. Predatory tendencies also include living by or victimising others for personal …

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Citizens must complement Govt efforts

Benjamin Chivandire and Wallace K. Musakanyi The word Government is the talk of the day whenever issues of economic development, employment and investment are being discussed in the public spectrum. The Government is viewed and expected by citizens to be the sole provider of employment, and the driver of economic …

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The evil hand of civil society, MDC-Alliance

Panganai Kahuni Correspondent This week, Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC-Alliance, civil society organisations and NGOs fronted a so-called shutdown that was underlined by anarchy, looting and lawlessness. The orgy of violence saw the destruction of property, looting of shops, attacking of security agencies, storming and burning police stations and shops, threatening of …

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A tyranny of a rogue minority

Leroy Dzenga Features Writer Democracy is belief in political freedom and equality, it is the core principle that this country’s political system is anchored on. Although the textbook model of democracy is impossible to achieve in a world where humans are inherently selfish, the highest attainable requirements of this system …

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MDC-A unleashes touts to punish supporters

It is unusual for a political party to threaten, assault and destroy the livelihoods of its own supporters and voters, but the MDC-Alliance has this week managed this by unleashing tsotsis and touts against the people of Harare and Bulawayo where it got high percentages of the vote in the …

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Stop robbing the public again

Since Saturday last week, Zimbabwe is one of the world’s most expensive places to buy fuel from. That’s after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced new prices that showed an increase of over 150% for both petrol and diesel. General fuel increases are usually announced by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera), …

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