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Master your thoughts

Your thoughts have the energy, power, and limitless prowess and potential. Your thoughts can even surprise you because of what they can produce. This writer can attest to this. Being born in a sorry and poor state, he made his mind almost a decade ago and today most people would …

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Minister, spare us those hikes

EDITORIAL COMMENT While ordinary Zimbabweans are bearing the brunt of the high cost of living following the recent fuel price hikes, the situation could get tougher if indications by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube are anything to go by. This comes after the Finance minister recently said government was working on …

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Unexplained wealth orders here to stay

guest column Prosper Simbarashe Maguchu THE proposed introduction of a free-standing procedure which compels an individual to explain the source of his wealth is a radical development in English law. For instance, the human rights and political implications of the unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) is a matter that needs to be …

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Good Governance Culture Changing Mindsets in Zim

By Lovemore Chikova In 1997, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) listed characteristics of good governance as including participation of citizens, rule of law, transparency, responsiveness, consensus orientation, equity, accountability and strategic vision. Since President Mnangagwa assumed office, there have been reforms and policies that ensured these aspects of good …

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Policy overhaul needed in the diamond sector

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer The return of Chinese diamond mining firm Anjin and the awarding of a licence to Russian gem conglomerate Alrosa to mine in Manicaland’s Chiadzwa diamond fields is a positive development in the diamond sector. As part of the contribution to the country’s Vision 2030 of creating …

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Potable water shortages a ticking time bomb

Phillipa Mukome-Chinhoi Features Correspondent Urban residents in Zimbabwe have been hit hard by perennial water shortages, which have seen them, especially those in Harare and Bulawayo, at loggerheads with city fathers, whom they believe are sleeping on the job, and giving flimsy excuses at every turn. The authorities, on the …

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Job Sikhala must stop behaving like a teaser bull

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections MDC-Alliance deputy national chairperson Job Sikhala, who has been arraigned before the courts on allegations of subverting a constitutionally-elected Government, is indeed, not new to controversy. It appears the motor-mouth MP has a way of courting controversy, or maybe controversy follows him. In this instalment, the Villager …

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Declare water crisis a national disaster

Government must declare the water supply crisis facing all major towns, cities, growth points and most settlements in rural areas a national disaster. The fact that the country recorded the lowest rainfall in nearly four decades in the 2018-2019 cropping season should trigger urgent action to devote more resources towards …

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Global population at 8bn and growing: Is it sustainable?

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer The Zimbabwean Government and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) join the rest of the world today in commemorating World Population Day. In celebration of the day, President Mnangagwa will officially open Tariro Clinic and Youth Centre in Hopley, Harare, at an event that will be …

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