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Dinosaur fossils: Hidden treasure down under Matabeleland South

Sentinel Safaris owner Vanessa Bristow shows dinosaur fossils in the Greater Mapungubwe safari area, Beitbridge district yesterday SENTINEL Safaris is a little-known yet outstanding tourist attraction tucked away in Beitbridge district in the largely rural Matabeleland South province. It is an untapped tourism gem boasting rich historical sites which include …

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A NATION OF GAMBLERS!

4 million people gamble in Zim‘Gambling just like drugs, alcohol’Man loses wife, kids, home By Kundai Marunya Gambling is causing untold suffering in the country, with some of the results being broken marriages, theft and increased poverty.Dr Edmos Mtetwa, a lecturer at the School of Social Work in Harare, sees …

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Zim’s shambolic currency: A tourist’s nightmare

‘Normalising the abnormal’Bank notes scarcity headacheNo change for USD transactionsTransactional challenges scare away tourists By Kundai Marunya Zimbabwe’s ambitious roadmap to grow the tourism sector to a US$6 billion industry by 2023 could be derailed by the chaotic payment systems, transactional challenges and currency confusion.The envisaged post-Covid-19 60 percent capacity …

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Elephants Destroy House, “Steal” Bag Of Maize

A herd of hungry elephants “broke” into a house in Mahombekombe Township, Kariba yesterday. After several attempts, the enormous beasts realised they could not fit through the door. The alternative was to break in through one side of the wall. As the elephants invaded the place, two children who were …

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NRZ Resumes Commuter Train Service In Bulawayo

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is resuming its commuter train service in Bulawayo which was suspended in March following the outbreak of Covid-19. The commuter train service will start operating on Monday 2 November 2020, the NRZ said in a statement on Wednesday. In addition to the City-Cowdray Park …

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No More Braai, Beer At Lake Chivero

Lake Chivero that has been over the years plagued by environmental degradation will soon regain its pristine condition after authorities moved in to close beer bingeing, braaing, partying and fish poaching at the recreational park.Environmental Management Agency, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, the City Fathers as well as Kuimba Shiri, a bird …

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10 more elephants die mysteriously

03 Sep 2020 Ten more carcasses of elephants have been found in the Pandamasue Forests of Matabeleland North, bringing the number of elephants that have died mysteriously in the forest in less than a week to 22. ZimParks is still investigating the cause of death of 12 elephants whose carcasses were found in the same [...]

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