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Could Special Economic Zones be the answer?

Could Special Economic Zones be the answer?

By Bridgette Bugalo Although internationally celebrated for their contribution to the growth of the national gross domestic product, there remains a question of the extent to which they will assist women in the Zimbabwe if and when they are finally introduced and areas declared. Following ... Read More »

Getting women to access ICTs

Getting women to access ICTs

By Noreen Ncube Education is crucial in any society for the maintenance of the social structure as well as in improving knowledge of a certain populace. To access Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) women need to have basic literacy levels, which is therefore essential that they ... Read More »

Stigma leaves Liberia’s Ebola workers high and dry

Stigma leaves Liberia’s Ebola workers high and dry

By Prince Collins Liberia’s Ebola outbreak has been over for a while, so what has happened to all those burial teams, contact tracers, Ebola Treatment Unit health workers, community mobilisers, ambulance drivers? What are they doing now? The answer is not a lot. The majority ... Read More »

Bulawayo: Significant dates in the last 120 years

Bulawayo: Significant dates in the last 120 years

1893, 4th November – Colonial forces occupy Lobengula’s home, eMahlabathini. 1894, 1st June – Bulawayo declared a town outside Maxim Hotel, Fife Street. 1894 – 1897 – Bulawayo run by Sanitary Board with 50 % elected representation under the Cape of Good Hope Municipal Act ... Read More »

Is CAMPFIRE still relevant to Local communities?

Is CAMPFIRE still relevant to Local communities?

By Dalu Sibanda CAMPFIRE is short for Zimbabwe Communal Areas Management Program For indigenous Resources, a marvel idea in which local communities benefit financially from their resources. These include the sale of hunting quotas, sale of timber, sand and other resources. The community then uses ... Read More »

Know Your City: City of Bulawayo

Know Your City: City of Bulawayo

Founder of the Ndebele State, King Mzilikazi Khumalo arrived in Zimbabwe in 1838. Based initially near Nyathi in 1863 he moved closer to the Matobo Hills founding eMhlahlandlela. After Mzilikazi’s death in 1868 Lobengula Khumalo was crowned king at eMhlahlandlela on 22nd February 1870. Shortly ... Read More »

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 »