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Unpacking the myth of white man’s burden

Helen Zille Panashe Chigumadzi Correspondent WILBUR SMITH, that great chronicler of the White Man’s Burden in Africa, was arguably at his finest in his 1972 novel, “The Sunbird”. In it, he narrates the allegory of Great Zimbabwe as his protagonist South African archaeologists “discover” an abandoned ancient city named Opet, …

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Kicking Samaritans in the teeth

Stephen Mpofu Correspondent Is it not a tragic irony that South Africans kick their good Samaritans in the teeth to vent vengeance for the dehumanising acts of racism at the hands of Boers, when the foreigners including Zimbabweans are in that country to help grow its economy, while the blacks …

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When ‘Hunting in Foreign Lands’ breeds corruption

Elliot Ziwira At The Bookstore According to Lacan (1973) in “The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book III”, neurosis is deeper than a specific condition, but assumes the form of “legible” delusion that is structured like a language. Because of its impact on the psyche, corruption is a kind of disease …

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Editorial Comment: Thumbs up to Zimsec, relief for parents

Parents and guardians of students writing Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations under the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (zimsec) are breathing a sigh of relief, following the announcement by the examinations body to extend the registration dates to April 21, as we report elsewhere in this issue. Considering the prevailing liquidity …

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Light bulbs ban to save 40MW

Jeffrey Gogo Climate Story A NEW law that bans all trade, manufacture and use of inefficient incandescent bulbs will save Zimbabwe up to 40 megawatts of electricity, enough to power a small town like Rusape for days. The ban – enacted via Statutory Instrument 21 of 2017 – comes into …

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