Politics

EDITORIAL COMMENT : Opening up the airwaves essential

One major test for the Second Republic is how far it goes with media reforms and, in particular, the opening up of the airwaves. The Government has made headway in the process of repealing the controversial Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and the Broadcasting Services Act …

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Remembering jazz-guitarist Moses Kabubi

Terrence Mapurisana Correspondent Moses Bhekilanga Kabubi, who died on November 2, 2019 in Harare and was buried on Monday, November 4 at Granville Cemetery, dominated a great deal of my jazz listening and love for this genre. According to a Jabavu Drive band member and legendary saxophonist Philip Svosve, he …

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Cry our beloved greens!

Sifelani Tsiko Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor When I was growing up in Tafara, a high-density suburb on the eastern outskirts of Harare, green spaces were arguably in abundance. Green spaces — open landscape with trees, grass, shrubs and all kinds of wild berries would give us civic space to …

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Editorial Comment: Captured CITES fast becoming irrelevant

It is the vogue of our time, that Zimbabwe is struggling to fund the upkeep of its elephant population during this menacing drought, yet the country is sitting on huge stockpiles of ivory which it cannot sell, due to statutory restrictions from the Convention on International Trade on Endangered Species …

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Tragedy of the doctors’ crippling strike

It is simple: The tragedy of the over two-months doctors’ strike is that Zimbabwe has two finely distinct groups; those who feel (the majority) the impact of the strike and those who talk (the minority) about it. If everyone stepping on Zimbabwean soil had felt the colossal effect of the …

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Zimbabwe government deluded about doctors

This has been one of the most deluded period for the Zimbabwe government – even by its own inherently schizophrenic standards — firstly claiming that providing low salaries to workers was economically prudent as it attracted foreign direct investment (FDI), since companies preferred investing in countries with cheap labour, then …

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Zim’s appalling human rights record must be corrected

IT comes as a seriously embarrassing affront to the Zimbabwe nation State that we are condemning hundreds, if not thousands, of fellow brothers and sisters to Statelessness simply because one or both their parents are unknown to them, which makes it impossible for them to obtain identity documents (IDs) under …

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Africa must take the lead on animal rights

Emmanuel Koro Correspondent One of the United States’ most outspoken ivory experts has suggested a new approach for Africa to topple Western animal rights groups from their harmful global leadership positions in wildlife management. “Given the overall dismal experience of the sustainable use of forces at CoP18 in Geneva, Switzerland, …

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Unpacking school fees top-up matrix

Tanaka Mahanya Features Writer As has become the norm, some boarding schools have increased fees during the course of the term due to the economic dynamics that have affected all sectors in the country. At a time when parents feel they are done with their children’s fees, schools demand more …

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