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MSU lecturer wins top award

MIDLANDS State University (MSU) lecturer Gift Mehlana has won a chemistry research award that seeks to identify young scientists with a penchant for the advancement of green chemistry. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA Mehlana, who is chairperson for the Department of Chemical Technology, was presented with the award at the eighth IUPAC …

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‘Women inclusion in national Parliaments surge’

UNITED Nations Women deputy country director Caroline Nyamayemombe has said there has been reasonable increase in women’s inclusion in national parliaments across the world over the last two decades. BY SILAS NKALA The percentage of women in the legislatures increased from 13,2% in 2000 to 23,4% last year. Addressing the …

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Cabinet orders Harare to construct ablution facilities at vending sites

Cabinet has ordered Harare City Council to construct ablution facilities at the new Coca-Cola vending site to avoid another cholera outbreak. BY XOLISANI NCUBE Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Monica Mutsvangwa on Tuesday said Cabinet had been briefed on the state of the cholera outbreak in the country and …

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Fuel situation steadily improving: Gumbo

Energy and Power Development minister Joram Gumbo yesterday said the fuel situation in the country was “steadily improving”, although the start of the agriculture season presented a challenge as demand would increase. BY XOLISANI NCUBE Gumbo told journalists in Harare that his ministry was concerned with parallel market dealers who …

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Local authorities urged to engage in extensive town planning

LOCAL authorities have been urged to engage in extensive town planning to attract investors to their jurisdictions. BY DUDZULE NDLUKULWANI Speaking at the third Local Government Investment Conference (LOGIC) held in Bulawayo yesterday under the theme Local Authorities Ready for Investment, chairperson for the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban …

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