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Harare’s kombie ban nipped in the bud

In a move reminiscent of Robert Mugabe's government the City of Harare authorities decided to ban kombies from the CBD. They did this without consulting anyone let alone residents who would have been the most affected. Their callous solution Commuters were being dropped out of town yesterday at "ranks" like the one along Seke road. Some of these ranks have [...]

By |2018-02-23T06:40:33+02:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: News, Opinion, Politics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Harare’s kombie ban nipped in the bud

Zuma’s impending day of reckoning

In one of articles last year we talked about Mr. Jacob Zuma. The South African president appeared to have so many lives it would put a cat's supposed nine lives to shame. The man seemed to be made out of  Teflon in that no matter how many scandals he took pgart in or orchestrated he seemed to thrive with no [...]

By |2018-02-13T06:12:18+02:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: News, Opinion, Politics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Zuma’s impending day of reckoning

Paul Mavima and ZIMSEC taken to court over English Exam rewrite

Justified or not we really think the timing of the ZIMSEC English Paper 2 rewrite is a stupid idea that was not well thought out at all. A cursory look at the logistics involved and the hardship candidates will have to endure merely confirms this. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights cleary agrees with this assessment. They have partnered with with Justice [...]

By |2018-02-11T08:05:21+02:00February 11th, 2018|Categories: Education, News, Opinion|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Paul Mavima and ZIMSEC taken to court over English Exam rewrite

NRZ is asking government for special treatment

According the the Herald the NRZ is seeking a special Statutory Instrument that will see trucks ( gonyetis) banned from carrying heavy metals. This will allow the NRZ to exclusively carry these. Such a measure would be unfortunate cuddling that will allow the NRZ to continue to live on handouts instead of being competitive and fend for themselves. When I [...]

By |2018-01-29T08:10:55+02:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Business, News, Opinion|Comments Off on NRZ is asking government for special treatment

The Zimbabwean government abandons its STEM initiative

We have written on STEM before. Specifically on how you can take advantage of it to have a free Advanced Level ride. Well it seems the free ride is over as the "new" government has decided it will no longer be paying for STEM scholarships. STEM, the story In case you somehow missed the craze STEM stands for Science Technology, [...]

By |2018-01-22T07:16:45+02:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Editorial, News, Opinion|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Zimbabwean government abandons its STEM initiative

The Zimbabwean government seeks rengagement implements reforms

A lot of people were euphoric at the fall of Robert Mugabe now a good part of them are frustrated at what they think is a lack of progress by the successor government. What many people are forgetting is that it takes longer to build than it takes to destroy. Robert Mugabe and his cronies some of whom are still [...]

By |2018-01-19T07:12:45+02:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Business, News, Opinion|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Zimbabwean government seeks rengagement implements reforms

Zimbabwe’s Rotten Police

To quote and paraphrase William Shakespeare's Hamlet: Something is rotten in the state of Zimbabwe. And I think I can supply the answer to the mystery of what is rotten. It is Zimbabwe's state police. Hardly anyone I know who has had a run in with the people who are supposed to be serving and protecting us has something positive [...]

By |2017-11-27T07:30:16+02:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Opinion, Politics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Zimbabwe’s Rotten Police

Waiting for the Cabinet

This morning I woke up to the news of Dr Timothy Stamps' death. Most people who grew up in the 90s, Zimbabwe's golden age when we were the pride of Southen Africa, ought to know who he is. For a a long time he was the Minister of Health and Child Welfare. In those days ministers were chosen on merit. [...]

By |2017-11-27T06:35:28+02:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Business, Opinion, Politics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Waiting for the Cabinet

ZIMSEC yet to create a continuous assessment framework

It has been months since government basically shoved the new curriculum down everyone's throats. Despite everyone's misgivings they have insisted that the new syllabus is for the greater good. The move was fast too fast. There was little preparation for the change. Last term we reached out to ZIMSEC and the Ministry. We asked them some of the pressing questions [...]

By |2017-06-05T09:05:07+02:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Education, Opinion|Tags: , , |Comments Off on ZIMSEC yet to create a continuous assessment framework

Zimbabwean government dreams of building 17 schools

There are two facts that are indisputable when it comes to Zimbabwe's education sector: We need more schools The Zimbabwean government is near broke This is what makes the recent news report in the Herald both heartbreaking and laughable. For while we know we need more schools built we know the government cannot build them. Not in the time they [...]

By |2017-05-30T08:24:51+02:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: News, Opinion|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Zimbabwean government dreams of building 17 schools