Opinion

Doctors strike genuine or political?

Ashley Kondo Features Correspondent It is now two months since doctors went on strike protesting poor working conditions and remuneration. Before the strike, Dr Peter Magombeyi, a former student activist, came into the picture with claims of abduction. As police were investigating his whereabouts, opposition elements were already alleging that …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Govt, junior doctors must end impasse

In an article titled, “Health is politics on a grand scale,” Boston University’s Dr Sandro Galea makes a bold statement that the Obamacare fever that gripped the United States for about a decade “is one very small piece of a larger picture”. The larger picture, Dr Galea urges, is that …

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Is Chamisa a dictator in the making?

guest column:guest column DICTATORS are not born, but created by “we the people” due to political, economic and social conditions obtaining in a country. In dire economic and political situations, “we the people” are desperate for quick solutions to our problems to the extent that we fail to see the …

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Zimbabwe: A very sad political tragedy

editorial comment ONE of the greatest ancient Greek playwrights and poets, Euripides, famous for the many tragedies he wrote, including Medea and The Bacchae – which probed the darker side of human nature, once wrote: “Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.” (c. 485-406 BC) And for …

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Of workshops, productivity

guest column:Wim Naudé NARRATIVES are essential. Humans are, after all, “helpless story junkies”. Business and economic success depend, much more than is commonly acknowledged, on getting the narrative right. And if there is a narrative where getting it right or wrong matters hugely, it is the narrative about Africa’s industrial …

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Of workshops, productivity and allowances

guest column:Francis Mupazviriho THREE weeks ago, human resources consultant and columnist Memory Nguwi posted a tweet on whether professionals should be paid to attend workshops. Nguwi’s tweet, which was framed in his typical rhetorical style branded as part of the human resources perspectives, received mixed responses. There is no doubt …

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Why an efficient billing system is a must

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer Harare City Council’s dysfunctional billing system has attracted an outcry from residents, most of whom feel that the system will milk significant amounts of their hard-earned money in rates payments. HCC is now using a new software called Sage Pastel for billing. While some agree that …

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Training of prison nurses in HIV management vital

Moses Magadza Correspondent The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Namibia is supporting the training of nurses from the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) to initiate inmates on antiretroviral treatment (ART) as global efforts to take health care services closer to the people gain momentum. On Monday, …

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Young people need Commonwealth support

Patricia Scotland Correspondent Our world seems to be changing faster than ever — technologically, environmentally, socially — and in so many other ways. It is hard for any of us to keep up with the astonishing pace and scale of developments, and their impact for better or for worse on …

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