Census Cash Ignites Spat Between ZIMSTAT Boss & Bulawayo PMD

BULAWAYO – An unlikely row has erupted between Bulawayo’s provincial medical director and the director general of the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency over the payment of allowances for enumerators who conducted the 2022 national census. An estimated 30,000 people, mainly civil servants, were drafted for the 10-day exercise in April. …

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Lukashenko Blue-Eyed Boys Zim Golden Deal

In March 2018, Belarus’ autocratic President Alexander Lukashenko dispatched his right-hand man Viktor Sheiman to Zimbabwe to negotiate trade and business deals on the government’s behalf. Sheiman has been one of Lukashenko’s closest allies ever since the 1994 electoral campaign that brought the strongman to power. After Sheiman returned from …

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PPPs Must Be Open To Public Scrutiny

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has been urged to be transparent on the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) it enters into in order to curb corrupt practices and promote stakeholder involvement. Public-private partnerships involve collaboration between a government agency and a private-sector company that can be used to finance, build, and operate …

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Health, Education Sectors In Doldrums

Zimbabwe is now grounded, faced with a dying healthcare system and a collapsed education sector as evidenced by the on-going job action and dilapidated infrastructure reminiscence of the 2006-2008 situation, ex-cabinet ministers have said. The rot in the health delivery system and the education sector came out in the open …

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RBZ To Introduce Gold Coins

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) will introduce gold coins as it moves to create a new avenue for investors, central chief John Mangudya has said. The move comes as there has been increased demand for the United States dollar as a store of wealth leading to the sharp depreciation …

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Bodyslam Riddim Returns: Here Is The Official Update

In May of 2014 at Takashinga Cricket Club in Harare Highfield, thousands gathered for the official launch of the Bodyslam Riddim. Those that gathered witnessed a monumental occasion in the history of Zimdancehall for the launch ushered in one of the biggest riddims in history. Bodyslam riddim produced by PTK …

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SA Duo Shows Township Beauty Through The Lens

When duo Kabelo Sello and Kgotso Selomah graduated from the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg in 2016 and 2018 respectively, all they wanted to do was to take the art of photography back to Soweto where they come from. In the absence of opportunities, with a passion to capture township …

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