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Universal approach needed for Zim’s agric sector

Command Agriculture has revolutionised Zimbabwe’s agriculture and could thus boost the manufacturing sector which draws 65 percent of its raw materials from farm produce Conrad Gweru Correspondent Feeding Zimbabwe and subsequently attaining the breadbasket status will require a holistic approach to the country’s agriculture sector. This will have to begin …

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Chinese provinces explore investment opportunities in Zim

The increasing interest being shown by Chinese provinces and cities to invest in Zimbabwe is a good development towards the much-needed economic turnaround. The Chinese provinces should be lauded for taking a leaf from their central government, which has set a good example by maintaining good mutual relations with Zimbabwe. …

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Hidden contours for successful value addition

Chicken production is one of the common versions of value addition in Zimbabwe Charles Dhewa Features Writer Contrary to views circulating in policy and private sector circles, adding value to agricultural commodities is not a preserve of the manufacturing sector in Zimbabwe. To the extent that conventional formal manufacturing borrows from …

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Lights out: Poor governance and Africa’s energy crisis

Africa is rich in resources and opportunities. In so many fields, however, the continent is yet to hit its stride, often because there is not enough political will to manage resources better and create necessary incentives. Africa’s energy crisis is a prime example. Two-thirds of Africans — 620 million people …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Telecoms critical in rural economy

Since last year, the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has been able to set service standards for telecommunications service operators and to enforce conformity with these standards and now should be able, by a nuanced mixture of fines and persuasion and fee setting, to make the operators …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Magaya should respect established institutions

Walter Magaya (middle) THE Bible is full of stories about prophets and their various adventures, ranging from warning nations about impending doom and pronouncing good news. Just like in biblical times, Zimbabwe is endowed with many “prophets”, most of whom prey on the vulnerable, the depressed and deprived with their …

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Climate change, child poverty in Zimbabwe

In a Climate Change and Children study (2014), Sihle Motseti (not her real name), a 14-year-old girl from Hwange remarked, “When there is no food at home you cannot even talk to parents easily. Sometimes you cannot tell them that you have been sent away from school for non-payment of …

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New curriculum: Pupils’ perspective

Mutendi High School, Masvingo, Form Two pupils ponder their next move after missing the first bus ferrying pupils back to school from Harare yesterday Julia Mugadzaweta Features writer The April school holidays have come to an end and pupils returned to their places of education this week to begin the winter term. Donned in …

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