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Govt should make eMAP accessible to rural parents

Miriam Mangwaya VONGAI Nganga’s son passed his Grade Seven examinations with six units at Madondo, a rural primary school in Chikomba District, Mashonaland West province. An uncle offered to pay fees for him at a boarding school, so, like many other Zimbabwean parents, Nganga tried to use the government’s electronic …

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Taking out the garbage in Mbare

Mbare is a suburb of contrasts.Giant colourful murals brighten the walls of dilapidated apartment blocks that house thousands of people in conditions that can only be described as unacceptable in the 21st century. Amid the filth of uncollected garbage, young children play street football as they seek to emulate scores …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: A destiny cast in stone

The phrase “cast in stone” speaks of dreadful permanence, stultifying non-malleability, and crushing immovability. It is a term often used to refer to the law, and with good religio-historical cause. One can think of the Hittite, Hebrew and Mesopotamian accounts of how they received their divine laws. Our largely Hebraic …

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Must have been love in midst of war

COMRADE Rosemary Siyamachira (born 10 June 1956) whose Chimurenga name was Cde Lucy Tongai was among the first 72 female Zanla comrades to receive military training at Nachingweya in Tanzania in 1974. Cde Lucy grew up in Musana, Chinamhora then moved with her parents to Mt Darwin from where she …

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We must take the leading role’

When Zimbabwe took over the Sadc Chairmanship in August 2014, it was instrumental in pushing for the front-loading of industrialisation. At the time, Summit resolved to develop a Sadc Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap (2015-2063) and Heads of State and Government subsequently adopted the strategy and roadmap at an Extraordinary Summit …

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an unharvestable youth dividend

The Southernmost tip of Africa is at Cape Agulhas in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is here where the world’s third-largest ocean, the Indian Ocean, meets its second-largest peer, the Atlantic Ocean. But last week, it was all about the meeting of two of arguably the world’s …

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Currency is not our problem

Adopting the South African rand does not bring the advantages some people are talking about. The argument that the rand will bring competitiveness is baseless as long as we don’t address the micro-economics of competitiveness like raising productivity, reducing the cost of utilities like electricity, fuel, water and information communication …

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Joice: We hope this is a case of ignorance

THANKS to Joice Mujuru, I now know that the Holy Book actually refers to women as the “weaker vessel” or “weaker partner.” To be honest, all the years ndichishumira I didn’t know. It took Joice for me to know and I am very grateful to her. Hold on, hold on …

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The case for the SA rand

Mr Brains Muchemwa wrote an article in The Sunday Mail of April 9, 2017 entitled “Rand adoption illogical”. He is patently wrong. No! Competitiveness is not currency neutral as he supposes. Competitiveness, in addition to structural and macro-wide issues, also responds to the real exchange rate — itself a function …

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A commitment to economic turnaround

It gives me great pleasure to address you on this auspicious occasion of the 11th International Business Conference being held on the sidelines of the 58th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair. Our nation takes pride in this premier business conference that creates a business networking environment and provides …

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