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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Command Agric, STEM, sides of same coin

Lately, Zimbabweans have been treated to a skit deriding Government’s Command Agriculture programme. Some have tried to link these to Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo. If true, that would be very sad. Which is why we believe such amusement to be the product of …

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Settlers destroy Mapfungautsi forest

A Gully forms in what was once dense forest in the Mapfungautsi area ONCE popular for an assemblage of ecosystems dominated by trees and other woody vegetation – Mapfungautsi State Forest which lies in Gokwe South District, Midlands Province is now a pale shadow of its former self. The forest …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Five O-Level passes don’t make a politician

Advocate Jacob Mudenda The Speaker of Parliament, Advocate Jacob Mudenda touched on a potentially controversial matter on Friday while addressing academics at the Midlands State University when he suggested the introduction of minimum educational qualifications for anyone seeking election as councillor or MP. Any Zimbabwean citizen who is a registered …

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Top 10 Luxury Vacation Stays In #Zimbabwe

Top 10 Luxury Vacation Stays In Zimbabwe Zimbabwe has just been named the top travel destination in Africa for 2017 by the Conde Nast Traveler; it’s one of only two African countries that made the “Best Places to Travel in 2017” this year (Rwanda was the other). The honor is …

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Thumbs Up to Zimsec, Relief for Parents

EDITORIAL Parents and guardians of students writing Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations under the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (zimsec) are breathing a sigh of relief, following the announcement by the examinations body to extend the registration dates to April 21, as we report elsewhere in this issue. Considering the prevailing …

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Unpacking the myth of white man’s burden

Helen Zille Panashe Chigumadzi Correspondent WILBUR SMITH, that great chronicler of the White Man’s Burden in Africa, was arguably at his finest in his 1972 novel, “The Sunbird”. In it, he narrates the allegory of Great Zimbabwe as his protagonist South African archaeologists “discover” an abandoned ancient city named Opet, …

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Kicking Samaritans in the teeth

Stephen Mpofu Correspondent Is it not a tragic irony that South Africans kick their good Samaritans in the teeth to vent vengeance for the dehumanising acts of racism at the hands of Boers, when the foreigners including Zimbabweans are in that country to help grow its economy, while the blacks …

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When ‘Hunting in Foreign Lands’ breeds corruption

Elliot Ziwira At The Bookstore According to Lacan (1973) in “The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book III”, neurosis is deeper than a specific condition, but assumes the form of “legible” delusion that is structured like a language. Because of its impact on the psyche, corruption is a kind of disease …

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Editorial Comment: Thumbs up to Zimsec, relief for parents

Parents and guardians of students writing Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations under the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (zimsec) are breathing a sigh of relief, following the announcement by the examinations body to extend the registration dates to April 21, as we report elsewhere in this issue. Considering the prevailing liquidity …

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Cowdray Park problems need attention

Councillor Collet Ndlovu Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent “I wake up at 6AM every day to fetch water from a nearby community tap. I’ve to wake up this early because if I don’t do so, I may end up spending the whole day queueing for water as many of us in …

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