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Residents now have public toilet

BULAWAYO residents now have access to a free public toilet and ablution services to offer them convenience when doing their business in the city centre. It has been a worry that some strategic and convenience buildings in Zimbabwe’s second capital city have no toilet facilities ...

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Tyre company fires 75 in Byo

TYRE manufacturing company, Apollo Tyre Zimbabwe, (formerly Dunlop) has allegedly axed at least 75 workers, as more people continue to lose their jobs with companies companies earnestly implementing the Supreme Court ruling that allows employers to give workers three months notice for termination. Workers who ...

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Vendors demo against Chombo deadline

ABOUT three hundred vendors in Bulawayo took to the streets to demonstrate against today’s deadline that they should move to designated vending sites. Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo ordered vendors to be off the streets by today, and the vendors say they are not going ...

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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 ...

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Health hazard looms in Emthunzini suburb

By Samathanda Ndebele Residents in one of the newest suburbs, Emthunzini have expressed concern over unhygienic borehole water which is posing a “serious” health hazard. The suburb which is under Mguza district lies between Bulawayo’s Nkulumane and Pumula suburbs and is at the moment without ...

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Know Your City:Origins of the name KoBulawayo

By Pathisa Nyathi “IT is my job to declare the town open. Gentlemen I don’t think we want to waste any talk on it. I make the declaration now. There is plenty of whiskey and soda inside so come in.” These historic words, uttered on ...

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Rotaract Club of Byo pledges social responsibility

By Samantha Ndebele A recently established service organisation, Rotaract Club of Bulawayo has pledged to make a contribution to community, especially the vulnerable. Rotaract Club of Bulawayo is a junior association of Rotary International and mainly focuses on giving back to society. In an interview, ...

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By-elections: Apathy mars Bulawayo polls

VOTING for the by-elections kicked off peacefully in Bulawayo’s five vacant House of Assembly constituencies amid a slow turn out by constituents. As at 11 am an average of 30 people per polling station had voted and the turn out was expected to increase as the ...

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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 ...

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Analysts predict apathy in by-election

ANALYSTS have predicted apathy in the forthcoming June 10 elections in Bulawayo saying there is no excitement as major opposition parties will not be participating in the plebiscite. Public Policy Research Institute of Zimbabwe researcher Butler Tambo said he is foreseeing serious voter apathy in ...

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