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Mobile Gadgets a Tricky Maze for Schools

Two independent schools were last week forced to issue public statements distancing themselves from unruly behaviour exhibited by their students in internet videos that went viral. Chisipite Senior School had to apologise after six of its students were captured on video singing an obscene song made popular by Dynamos fans …

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China’s Commitment to Invest in Zim Crucial

One thing that is of importance to a people, Africans included, and pertinently Zimbabweans, of course, is the essence of reciprocity. We believe that a good turn deserves another, and that a good friend is one that visits you, as much as you visit them. In April this year, President …

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ZimSeza: Base for economic revival

News that in the next two weeks Government will gazette investor incentives and regulations that guide the functioning of the Zimbabwe Special Economic Zones Authority (ZimSeza), effectively bringing it into operation, is an indication of how authorities are eager to provide solutions to turn around the economy. The economy has …

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Ninth Parliament ought to be revolutionised

Mr Speaker Sir Zvamaida Murwira The forthcoming Ninth Parliament ought to be revolutionised in order to fulfil President Mnangagwa’s vision and thrust to have Zimbabwe open for business and unlock investment by constituting a Cabinet that does not, without reasonable cause, fail to attend Parliament’s question and answer session to …

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Reflections on Kim-Trump summit, its implications

Virginie Grzelczyk Correspondent At first glance, it is easy to call the meeting between US president Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un, “historic” and “unprecedented”. It was the first meeting between sitting leaders of the two countries, which are still technically in a state of war. You …

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African women more active in politics in some countries than others

Erin Accampo Hern Correspondent Women are less likely than men to participate in politics in Africa. This gender gap affects everything from attending community meetings to contacting elected officials, joining others to raise public issues, expressing a partisan preference and even voting. On average, women also participate less than men …

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Hiring, retaining workers CFO top priority

Optimism among chief financial officers in the US held near an all-time high in the second quarter, while the hiring and retaining of workers in a tight labour market remained a top  concern. An index of CFO sentiment was little changed at 71,1 after a first-quarter reading of 71,2 that …

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Can SA make a difference in fractured Security Council?

Gustavo de Carvalho Correspondent Old alliances are breaking, enabling the 10 non-permanent members to potentially bridge their divides. South Africa was once “a giant in the world and our reputation was well known, because of what we represented”, says the country’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. This reputation …

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Insight into impulse control disorders

Sacrifice Chirisa Mental Health Impulse control disorders are a loosely grouped set of conditions whose central feature is a behaviour that is acted out in an uncontrolled and impulsive manner that often has self-destructive consequences. The following is a list of common impulse control disorders: l Intermittent Explosive Disorder l …

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