Opinion

Future of machine learning, artificial intelligence

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer It is now apparent that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will be adopted in many industries, within a considerable number of software packages, and also as part of our daily lives by 2021. In computer science, AI, sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by …

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Tackling the bane of statelessness

Ruth Butaumocho African Tapestry Alfonso Zvenyika Lambarda is a name that you will not forget easily if you are a boxing fan. Years after hanging up his gloves, Zvenyika’s name remains engraved, not only in the Halls of Fame but also in the hearts of many following his stinging jabs, …

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Agriculture mainstay of African economies

Charles Dhewa Agro-Knowledge Base Challenges facing each African economy are so many and so diverse that trying to address them all at once is like chasing too many hares and at the end failing to catch one. That is why taking a sectoral approach makes sense. For instance, there is …

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Looking Back: Nkomo urges all to support pact

The Herald, December 23, 1987 THE leader of Zapu, Dr Joshua Nkomo, urged Zimbabweans not to think about who had gained or lost in the unity agreement signed yesterday. What was important was the spirit behind the agreement — national unity. Speaking after the signing of the Unity Agreement between …

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Farming could be Zimbabwe’s way out

Lily Welborn Correspondent As the drought-induced food crisis in Zimbabwe persists, better management of under-utilised land and water resources could turn things around. In a challenging political and economic climate, there is one sector Zimbabwe can look to for hope: agriculture. However, for agriculture to pull Zimbabwe out of the …

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How South Africa has squeezed options for migrants over 25 years

There is a widely recognised dissonance between the progressive, inclusive vision of South Africa’s constitution and xenophobia experienced by foreign nationals across South Africa. It can be tempting to describe this tension as one between good, inclusive laws and bad, xenophobic citizens. But my recent investigation into South Africa’s citizenship …

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Editorial: Little to cheer about $10, $20 banknotes

THAT the introduction of higher denomination banknotes, as mooted last week by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, is long overdue is an understatement. The seemingly reluctant decision by Ncube and company to introduce $10 and $20 notes into the hard cash-starved economy, several months after the country’s monetary authorities steadfastly refused …

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Welcoming a child, welcoming them all

I WAS born in the middle of World War Two when children died in their millions and mothers struggled to keep them alive in a world exploding with new weaponry and unending warfare, with fathers lost in nuclear conflicts and superpowers annihilating smaller nations. It is not just soldiers who …

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Looking Back: PM spells out next steps for Accord

The Herald, December 23, 1987 Speaking just after he and Dr Joshua Nkomo had signed the Unity document, an occasion that took place at 3:37pm, the Prime Minister Cde Mugabe said: “To me, to Cde Nkomo, members of the two parties, to the President, and to the whole nation, today …

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