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Vendors demo against Chombo deadline

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 ... Read More »

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 »

Health hazard looms in Emthunzini suburb

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 ... Read More »

Know Your City:Origins of the name KoBulawayo

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 ... Read More »

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, ... Read More »

By-elections: Apathy mars Bulawayo polls

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 ... 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 »

Analysts predict apathy in by-election

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 ... Read More »

“Back to school” mood takes over Bulawayo

“Back to school” mood takes over Bulawayo

By Senzeni Ncube SCHOOL holidays ended Monday on a  sombre note and a “back to school” mood taking over Bulawayo with parents braving long queues  to withdraw money for last minute preparations for school children. Schools open for the Second Term on 5 May. The ... Read More »

ZITF: Home owners urged to register with ZTA

ZITF: Home owners urged to register with ZTA

By Senzeni Ncube The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF)  has urged  private homeowners wishing to cash in on the annual trade showcase to register with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority ( ZTA). The trade expo which will be officially opened by Zambian president Edgar Lungu, will ... Read More »