New curriculum: The challenges

IT’s almost a month since schools opened and as planned, the new curriculum is up and running. In fact, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary...

Zimbabweans lose children to social services

CHILDREN of Zimbabwean families resident in the UK are being seized by social workers on an astonishing scale. Most are taken never to be...

Tracing the Shona back to the Great Lakes: Part Four …totems and spirit mediums

SOME of the totems of the Shona were acquired as a way of asserting authority e.g. “I am the lion,” (Shumba) a powerful predator...

Totems: Our cultural heritage

DIFFERENT people in the world are identified by certain practices and beliefs that define their essence. During the pre-colonial era, the Shona people followed different...

Sexual abuse of black women during slavery in America

“SLAVERY is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women,” Harriet Jacobs in Systemic Racism During slavery, the black African woman was...

The Rudd Concession: A big fraud

THE colonial story goes that the British arch imperialist, Cecil John Rhodes struck an agreement called the ‘Rudd Concession’ with the late Ndebele King...

Preparation and planting of soyabeans

By Professor Sheunesu Mpepereki IN this second article on soyabean production, we shall look at how the farmer prepares the land and how the soyabean...

Zimbabwe the richest country in the world

By Chakamwe Chakamwe THIS week I was surprised to hear from a spokesperson of an Israeli company in Bulawayo that Zimbabwe was going to be...

Hunhu/Ubuntu as the cornerstone of African education

By Dr Augustine Tirivangana THIS week I have decided to share with you what I consider to be the ideological cornerstone of an education...

Archaeology and oral traditions…..a case for Zimbabwe

ARCHAEOLOGY, in simplistic terms, can be defined as the study of man’s past by the scientific analysis of the material remains of his cultures. In...
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