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Nothing primitive about totems

Just as totems are used as gestures of respect among people as they seek to resolve their differences, they are also used to pay respect for a job well done. THE invoking of totems has the therapeutic effect of inducing a return to nobility and honour irrespective of whether the …

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Revise fixed wage system

The biggest challenge facing organisations in Zimbabwe today is managing wages and salaries. This is the time for the country, industry and individual organisations to rethink their remuneration systems.The major problem is that wages and salaries are based on grade (all jobs) – national employment council-negotiated; market-related – and are …

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Bright future for workers

Tomorrow, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in celebrating Workers’ Day. The social partners together with Government are inviting Zimbabwean workers to this year’s commemorations being held under the theme “Improved working conditions in a growing economy”. Government recognises the sacrifice, discipline, perseverance, commitment and, most importantly, patriotism and …

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Cde Tongo’s words: I won’t see a free Zim

LAST week, Cde Juliet Chitsungo whose Chimurenga name was Cde Dadirai Wafawanaka narrated how Rhodesian forces slaughtered defenceless comrades at Nyadzonya and how she survived the massacre by going to the toilet. She narrated how she was among the first group of trained female freedom fighters to be deployed to …

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Know your power source

I sincerely hope that your life is on course for what you are targeting to achieve this year. I have fallen short on some of my personal targets and I am currently trying to realign myself by being accountable to certain individuals as well as setting specific timelines. We have …

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Let’s explore the Nyabinghi chant-book

KEYMAN, keyman, keyman. Rasta keyman lock your door and trod inna Zion, keyman/Because the pair of every animal was saved in Jah Ark/Inna Nyabinghi, saved in Jah Ark, Inna Nyabinghi/Rasta keyman lock your door and trod inna Zion, keyman. The above extracts are from ‘Jah Ark”, one of the most …

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Whipping Museyamwa into decent line!

Last year, at least 59 workers were killed at their workplaces and 5 360 were injured. This translates to 15 workplace injuries per day and at least one death per week, on average. Howdy folks! Again, it’s another edition of Workers’ Day tomorrow; that unique moment of the year dedicated …

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Achieving Supply Chain Competitiveness

It is also unwise for two countries dependent on similar industries, though at different stages of development, to standardise energy infrastructure for instance. David Ricardo left academics and economic governance with the theory of comparative advantage. As erudite as this theory remains up to this day, comparative advantage has also remained …

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Employees need more protection

Once again, Zimbabwean workers join the rest of the world in commemorating Workers Day on May 1. The history of Workers Day, or May Day in some circles, dates from May 1, 1886, when more than 300 000 workers in 13 000 businesses across the United States walked off their …

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Black #Zimbabwe citizens owe white people a BIG apology

Black Zimbabwe citizens owe white Zimbabweans a huge apology As a white Zimbabwean, I am writing this letter angry and disappointed and unappreciated by Mugabe and his fellow black Zimbabwe citizens. We white Zimbabweans made Zimbabwe what it is today. Had our ancestors not taken a risk and left their …

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