Opinion

Editorial Comment: Mthuli Ncube delivers empty Christmas box

Editorial Comment YESTERDAY, Christmas Eve, was reminiscent of the 2008 version when thousands of citizens woke up in the early hours of the morning to join long meandering queues to access their trillion Zimbabwe dollars stuck in banks. By the end of day on that 2008 Christmas Eve, citizens across …

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The year Santa forgot the goodies

Guest Column: Paidamoyo Muzulu Santa Claus the mythical Northern Hemisphere man who brings presents at Christmas is now world famous. Every year, each Christmas, the young and the old look forward to the exchange of gifts, but for Zimbabweans — Santa has forgotten the forsaken land. In my travels, I …

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Government lifts duty on basic goods

The Herald,3 December 2008 GOVERNMENT has lifted import duty on basic commodities to make them available and affordable ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr Gideon Gono, said yesterday. The central bank chief told delegates attending a National Economic Consultative Forum workshop that …

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2019: Smoothing bumpy road to prosperity

Lawson Mabhena,News & Political Editor President Mnangagwa’s inauguration speech following the peaceful transition that ushered in the new political dispensation in November 2017 is widely known as the “Zimbabwe is open for business” speech. Key power projects targeted by the Government include Kariba Dam rehabilitation Economic recovery was at the …

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Efficient mass transport system the way to go

Shingai T. Kawadza,Correspondent The deregulation of Zimbabwe’s urban transport system in August 1993 paved way for private players into the transport sector, who at present mostly dominate or have a slight monopoly in Harare’s public transport system. With their somewhat deceitful operations, which have been interwoven with abusive touting at …

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Why birth registration matters

Leah Selim,Our Children, Our Future In some countries, birth registration is taken for granted as the norm following childbirth. But in too many others, it is a critical step missing to establish a child’s legal proof of identity. Without it, children are invisible to their governments, meaning they could miss …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT : This has gone on for far too long

There is a disturbing trend that needs to be dealt with decisively because it distorts and makes the cost of travelling prohibitive for the ordinary Zimbabwean. A snap survey of the cost of long-distance travelling undertaken by The Herald last week revealed tiers of rent-seekers that make it costly for …

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Time to frame the abortion debate differently

Picture a young woman writhing in a grassy ditch alongside Latchmore Road in Harare’s Mabelreign, her thin arms either flailing in the air or clutching her lower belly. Legs raised wide apart she thrashes in desperation, gnashing her teeth and growling as wave after wave of pain shook her small …

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2020: Year of modern strategies or renewed minds?

In a week’s time, 2019 will be closing and with high spirits, people will be anticipating the opportunities and challenges for 2020. For Zimbabweans, the end of 2019 could be a relief, yet the coming year is a sad reminder of long and unfulfilled pledges. Towards the end of the …

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