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‘Circumcision not a licence to engage in unprotected sex’

‘Circumcision not a licence to engage in unprotected sex’

By definition bravado is pretence of courage, in other terms it is a false show of bravery. With what has been seen and written about, one can say that male circumcision has given some males bravado, as evidence show that the procedure reduces the risk ... Read More »

City cemeteries in bad state

City cemeteries in bad state

Cemeteries are important elements of societies’ collective history, religious beliefs, cultural and ethnic influences, community origins and landscape design principles. Although just about every remainder from the beginnings of a town or city may be lost, cemeteries often remain as some of the last tangible ... Read More »

Promoting cultural advancement, community integration through radio

Promoting cultural advancement, community integration through radio

By Vusumuzi Sifile In the past, traditional authorities across Southern Africa would send messengers to beat some drums, blow trumpets or unleash some smoke in order to communicate a message to their subject. The sound of the drum or the blowing of a certain type ... Read More »

No hope for Hwange Colliery workers

No hope for Hwange Colliery workers

THE new year is expected to bring hope and cheer, but not for Hwange Colliery Company Limited workers whose plight will reach eight months at the end of January, as their hopes of receiving their wages seem grim. Hwange workers have not received their dues ... Read More »

Is there hope for Ngozi Mine squatters?

Is there hope for Ngozi Mine squatters?

By Mbalenhle Ndlovu As I set out for a field trip, standing in front of the mirror l pictured how Ngozi Mine, a squatter camp on the outskirts of the city of Bulawayo, north-west of Richmond and east of Cowdray Park, along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls ... Read More »

We need a police station: Nketa residents

We need a police station: Nketa residents

By Faith Ngwenya NKETA residents have written a letter to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) requesting a police post in their vicinity. This comes in the backdrop of a growing number of theft cases in the area, which prompted the Nketa residents to push for ... Read More »

Corruption, the African scourge

Corruption, the African scourge

By Giyani Moyo To show serious commitment in stamping out corruption, Malawian President Joyce Banda sacked her entire 25 man cabinet and announced a new one just months before that country’s April 2014 harmonised elections. The dismissals came amidst massive allegations of money laundering by ... Read More »

Police harass San people after Cyanide slaughter of elephants

Police harass San people after Cyanide slaughter of elephants

More than 100 elephants have now died from cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe’s vast Hwange National Park – and more carcasses are still being discovered in the bush. It is a shocking story. But what is even more shocking is how the authorities have reacted – ... Read More »

Highlanders – More than just a football team

Highlanders – More than just a football team

HIGHLANDERS FC boasts of a range of proud records – all of them rooted in both achievements and history. Formed in 1926 by King Lobengula’s grand children, Highlanders is  Zimbabwe’s oldest football team and could easily be the most popular. Perhaps, the nom de guerre ... Read More »

Communal farmers get raw deal from cattle buyers

Communal farmers get raw deal from cattle buyers

By Zenzele Ndebele and Clayton Moyo Matebeleland livestock  farmers have for over a decade survived recurring dry spells which have destroyed grazing lands and their livelihoods. It is not only the drought  that has threatened livelihoods of farmers in this dry part of the country ... Read More »