Politics

Subsidised roller meal: Let more millers join

Government’s noble decision to provide subsidised roller meal to the vulnerable should be speedily implemented for the benefit of citizens. Since the reinstatement of the subsidy on roller meal on December 5 last year, the product has largely not been available in most supermarkets countrywide, for one reason or another. …

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Sustain anti-machete gangs campaigns

THE swift reaction by the police in arresting machete gang members who allegedly killed a policeman and injured another in Battlefields, near Kadoma, is commendable. But the question everyone is asking is: Did it have to take the death of one of their own for the police take the menace …

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Resolve pay issues before schools open

Monica Mpambawashe,Creative Editor REMUNERATION for most formally employed people is not making much financial sense in Zimbabwe at the moment. Civil servants are probably at the worst end of the spectrum as the private sector seems to be adjusting allowances periodically. We managed to see 2019 through with threats of …

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Target buyers of stolen cables, transformers

One of the reasons why it has apparently been difficult to end vandalism of infrastructure like power lines and transformers is that those fuelling the destruction have not been targeted. When local authorities suffered the fate of plaques and street signs being stolen, they responded with non-metallic alternatives. That appears …

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2020: Going beyond rumours about talks

Elliot Ziwira, Senior Writer The year 2019 opened with rumours of talks among the country’s major political players. As the year progressed the talks gained traction, especially so with the coming on board of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC), and demonstrations that rocked the country in January. Feeding on …

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Disaster looms in fertiliser industry

The Herald, January 3, 2015 Local fertiliser companies face collapse owing to duty-free imports from mostly South Africa and Zambia that have flooded the market. One of the country’s major producers, Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company has closed its Msasa plant, leaving the one in Aspindale due to viability woes. Other producers …

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Why Govt must be firm on land

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer A lot of Zimbabwe’s irrigable land is underutilised, posing a threat to the country’s food security, although the farms have the potential of being highly productive. The country was once the breadbasket of Africa, but some of the farmers who benefited from the Fast Track Land …

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Rhodesians go out despite petrol rationing

The Rhodesia Herald, January 1, 1966 RHODESIANS appear to be as pleasure-bent as usual, despite petrol rationing. A survey of cinemas, drive-in theatres, nightclubs, hotels and restaurants in Salisbury shows no change in attendances during the week. The managers of two of the city’s nightclubs said that there had been …

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From poverty to prosperity: A villager’s success story

Ali Said Yesuf Correspondent In four years, 39-year-old Elizabeth Gwevo, a farmer, has transitioned from zero income and poor harvests to at least four streams of income and a double harvest. “I ended up as the family’s breadwinner when my husband left me many years ago in search of a …

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