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Thousands of Zimbabwean kids drop out of school for marriage

MORE than 4 500 children in Zimbabwe dropped out of school to get married this year, despite a court ruling that no person should marry before reaching 18 years. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora told the state-controlled Herald newspaper Tuesday that 3 650 girls and 251 boys had dropped out of secondary school between January and November this ... Read More »

Now crisis hit Zim faces loadshedding

MUNICIPAL disconnections will go ahead this week unless payments are made and agreed arrangements are concluded

ZIMBABWE’s power utility on Monday (today ) warned the country could experience massive load shedding because of forex shortages to pay for power imports from neighboring countries. ZESA Holdings is currently importing electricity from South Africa and Mozambique to offset a power deficit. Chief executive Josh Chifamba told a parliamentary committee on mines and energy that the power utility was ... Read More »

4 people die in Hartbeespoort dam boat fire

FOUR people have reportedly died in a fire on a pleasure boat on the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West, Arrive Alive said on its website on Saturday (today) afternoon. “According to current reports, a party boat loaded with as many as 200 people, per reports, caught alight on the water,” Arrive Alive said. “As a result, current injury figures stand ... Read More »

Another illegal Zimbabwean miner dies in Welkom

POLICE have recovered the body of another illegal Zimbabwean miner from a mine in Welkom and the South African Police Service (SAPS) is appealing to the relatives of the deceased to come forward. The bodies of the miners, who are commonly referred to as zamas zamas were recovered by the police, after being found underground by Eland mine employees on ... Read More »

Diaspora Vote Coalition signs MOU to lobby for vote

AMID Zimbabwe Electoral Commission,chairperson Justice Rita Makarau’s assertions that there will be no diaspora vote for the 2018 elections, a group of Zimbabwe political parties and pressure groups in SA, under the banner of the Diaspora Voters Coalition (DVC), have signed an MOU to press ahead to allow Diasporians to vote. An MOU was signed recently in Johannesburg by representatives ... Read More »

Labour and gender activist, Janet Munakamwe nominated for Zim Community Champion award

Labour and gender activist, Munakamwe nominated for Community award

16 November 2016 – JANET Munakamwe, who is a Doctoral candidate at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), at Wits University and Global Labour University(GLU) SA Alumunus, has been nominated Community Champion of the year in this year edition of the the Zimbabwe Achiever Award. Munakamwe, is the only woman, who has been been nominated in this category ... Read More »

Migration policy in the pipeline as number of Zimbabwean immigrants increases

ZIMBABWE, which has more than three million people believed to be living in neighbouring South Africa alone, needs an immigration policy that integrates migration into a broad development agenda, says the Swedish Deputy Head of Mission to Zimbabwe, Maria Selin during an interview on the sidelines of a Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Project Close Out Meeting at the International ... Read More »

Court drops charges against hunter who helped kill Cecil the lion

THE Bulawayo High Court  has thrown out charges against a local hunter, Theo Bronkhorst, accused of failing to stop the killing of the country’s most prized lion by an American dentist, says his lawyer last Friday. Walter Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow ... Read More »

Cat with 9 lives, JZ survives another attempt to impeach him

CAPE TOWN, Nov 10 (Reuters) – SA President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence vote on Thursday(, after the anti-graft watchdog called in a report for a judicial inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling in the government. The scandal highlighted in the report has rattled investors in Africa’s most industrialised country and raised the risk the stagnating economy’s credit ratings will be ... Read More »

What to do during a flash flood

CHANGES in the climate are the reasons behind the flash floods that caused mayhem on Johannesburg roads yesterday, killing a reported four people, ” say Water and Climate experts, who have called on SADC to intensify flood and drought monitoring for proper decision making in the resource. A four year old baby was wrested from its mother and had disappeared ... Read More »

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