Why Urban Road Tolling is Problematic in Zimbabwe

By Zibusiso Dube Moves by the government to introduce urban tollgates appear to be gaining momentum with the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) board chairman, Albert Mugabe, last week revealing possible urban toll fees when he appear...

China injects US$2m for Wildlife Management

Zimbabwe’s wildlife protection unity is set to receive equipment worth US$2 million from the Chinese government that will be channeled towards wildlife management. The equipment will be used to control illegal hunting and poaching in the country. ...

Zim banks run like tuckshops

MUTARE – Zimbabwe’s economic problems can be traced to banks which are being run like personal businesses outside proper corporate procedures, a top finance expert has said. Speaking on the sidelines of the provincial launch of the Zimbabwe ...

Informal traders speak out against ban

MUTARE – Informal traders plying who sell second hand clothes at Sakubva Musika have poured scorn at The Minister of Finance and Economic Development stance to ban second hand clothes as an insensitive move. Minister Patrick Chinamasa releas...

Demolitions were illegal: Budiriro residents

Members of the Tembwe Housing Co-operative have described the recent wave of demolitions that hit Budiriro 4 suburb as illegal and have vowed to stay put on their residential stands despite the demolitions. The blitzkrieg demolition on some of the...

Social sector hangs in the balance, 70% funded by donors

MUTARE – At least 70% of the country’s social sector is funded by the donor community an untenable situation according to officials. UNICEF chief of social policy, Samson Muradzikwa said this scenario is unsustainable as it would plunge the sector...

Kasukuwere suspended us to appoint fellow party cadres as heads of departments – Gweru councillors

Suspended Gweru councillors have fired back at Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, saying they are being punished for refusing to employ heads of departments in ten days, as well as scoffing at a directive to report progress to provincia...

Opinion: Labour Bill, Too little too late

Lately companies have gone haywire dismissing workers haphazardly. In a period of four weeks close to 20 000 workers were shown the exit door. Struggling companies obviously smiled to the July 17 ruling which allowed employers to lay off workers o...

Vice President officially opens Youth Games

MUTARE– Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially opened the 13th edition of Zimbabwe National Youth games here amid calls for parents to embrace sport. He said sport is a better alternative for youths who are lured by ill mischief and vi...

Harare City Council to lay off 3,000 workers: “Dr Mahachi to go”

City of Harare has reportedly resolved to fire 3,000 workers on three months’ notice. Council’s current workforce is estimated to be around 9,000. The decision to trim council’s workforce was reportedly made by a special joint human resources and ...