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Education 5.0 is fast transforming Zim

WE, in the village, have a lot of faith in our children. We never stop believing that they will continue our work long after we are gone. As a result, we place value in education just like anyone else. One of the sectors that the Second...

Conspiracy on the Zimbabwean child

THERE is no child who is not endowed with sufficient intellectual capacities to manage the basics of life — which is what the first seven years of schooling are about. ccca To boot, this has been increased from seven to nine years, including ECD A and...

Zim’s rural renaissance gathers momentum

By Kundai Marunya AN old AVM bus roars from a busy Mbare Musika, blaring a throaty horn as it announces its departure. It squeezes through the tight loading bays, stops every now and again to avoid hoardes of people flocking the terminus in a last-minute rush...

Wetlands: A national heritage

By Elizabeth Sitotombe  THE world has lost 85 percent of its wetlands since the 18th Century and they are disappearing three times faster than forests.  Furthermore, in just 50 years, since 1970, about 30 percent of the world’s wetlands have been lost.  The World Wetlands Day is...

Right human factor needed to achieve Vision 2030

By Shephard Majengeta  IN all cases and acts deployed to solve human problems, human beings must deliberately act to bring about the desired change.  And time has shown that innovation, knowledge and science are not the preserve of Western societies.  Notorious for their refusal to acknowledge African...

Britain’s Zim conundrum

TWO critical issues set to determine the future of Zimbabwe and the UK’s fractured relations bring to the fore the latter’s reckless policy on Harare.  The UK has, in recent times, been unsuccessfully trying to strike a balance between maintaining its hostility towards Zimbabwe and,...

The Rhodesia Loot Committee …Meikles’ role and the rise of Meikles Empire

By Takasununguka Ziki  THE grandeur of Meikles Hotel in Harare, a five-star establishment renowned for its regal ambiance, stands as testament to the incredible journey of the Meikles family and their involvement in the Rhodesia Loot Committee of 1894.  This committee, established by the British South...

Review curriculum again! …consider recommendations

IN 2016, there was a curriculum review.  One scholar, Dr Augustine Tirivangana, is on record saying: “When the curriculum was reviewed in 2016, we made it very clear that there was no room for European history in our schools, not the classical history of Mussolini,...

Vanamukoma taught us a lesson

The story of Garikai Chiwanza (not real name)   IT was around 9am on April 14 1977 when the assembly bell rang. I was 14 years old and in Grade 7 at Cheza Primary School in Domboshava. I left the classroom and rushed to the assembly point and,...

Man and money: Part 11 …early settlement years: 1890-1927

LIKE settlements in the New World, the founding economy of the colonial State in south-central Africa built a white settler-economy on the backs of the indigenes. Contrary to settlers in the New World, the early settlement years of Zimbabwe (during the colonial era that began...

Food security everywhere everyday

UNPREDICTABLE climatic conditions, induced by EL Nino, are the strongest drivers impacting agricultural production in Zimbabwe and the rest of Southern Africa.  A recent report by Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) concurs that, due to EL Nino, rainfall deficits will likely result in...

Man and money: Part 10 …the thievery of Ohio Company

THE Articles of Confederation, the first Constitution under which the new nation of America operated, was a product of expediency. Under its terms, each State would have one vote in the new Congress, and the assent of nine would be needed before important decisions could...

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