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A call for men to empower women

A call for men to empower women

“Make it Happen”, is the 2015 theme for International Womens Day. But what is it that we must make it happen? This theme and campaign is directed to society – us the people- to push for effective action in empowering women. The struggle for empowerment and ... Read More »

“Dispel menstruation myths”

“Dispel menstruation myths”

By Samantha Ndebele Menstruation! Why are you already looking aside? Why is there so much “shhh” when it comes to discussing girls or women’s “periods”? Why is a women’s menstrual cycle shrouded in so much taboo and controversy? Society can talk about sex openly, at ... Read More »

Culture of corruption deep rooted in Zimbabwe

Culture of corruption deep rooted in Zimbabwe

While Government officials have talked tough on corruption, there has been little action taken, with Zimbabwe miles away from wiping out the deep rooted scourge. The country was at some point in the beginning of this year rocked by a salary scam implicating senior executives ... Read More »

Consumer Protection Law long overdue

Consumer Protection Law long overdue

“Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves,” says the hopeful English adage. This wise saying means if you take care of little things one at a time, they can add up to big things. In Zimbabwe it seems it ... Read More »

Churches should spearhead united front: MDC

Churches should spearhead united front: MDC

THE Professor Welshman Ncube-led MDC says churches in Zimbabwe should be the ones spearheading the coming together of opposition parties as opposed to “political jackals” which the party argues do not have the people at heart. This comes as opposition parties are reported to be ... Read More »

Document the Mbu-u-Dema tree in Tsholotsho: San community

Document the Mbu-u-Dema tree in Tsholotsho: San community

THE San community in Tsholotsho believe a Baobab tree – called Mbu-u-Dema at Tjitatjawa (Tshitatshawa) area is one of the biggest trees in Zimbabwe and should be declared as such. The Mbu-u-Dema tree which has a circumference of 25 metres, is believed by the San ... Read More »

Choking MDC-T’s SG office – cowardice move: Analysts

Choking MDC-T’s SG office – cowardice move: Analysts

MDC-T’s plans to slash powers of the office of the secretary general indicate a cowardice move to shield leaders from internal scrutiny and squash ambitious party members who may want or be seen as challenging the leader, analysts have said. Recently, party spokesperson, Douglas Mwonzora ... Read More »

Mixed feelings over South Africans’ comments on foreigners

Mixed feelings over South Africans’ comments on foreigners

OBSERVERS have expressed mixed feelings over recent complaints by South African nationals that there are too many foreigners in their country contributing to high unemployment levels in Africa’s second largest economy. Recently, Ipsos, a private research think tank, conducted an exclusive survey on 2 219 ... Read More »

‘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 »