Harare drying up, Council warns

Harare drying up, Council warns

By Natalie Chiwomadzi and Tendai Sahondo HARARE could soon dry as the crippling water crisis in the city has reached alarming levels. Addressing a press conference today, chairperson of the environment management committee Kudzai Kadzombe said the council is now dispensing 300 million litres against a demand of 1200 million litres a day. “Our water demand stands at nearly 1200 million litres a day against a combined design capacity of not more than 710 million litres a day. “We are however not able to produce water equivalent to our design…

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Zimbabwe’s Founding President Mugabe Dies

Zimbabwe’s Founding President Mugabe Dies

By Tendai Sahondo   Zimbabwe’s first President and African icon, Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95. Announcing the passing on of Mugabe on his twitter account, current president, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa hailed Mugabe as a liberation icon. “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe. “Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our…

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DHAT offers heartwarming interventions for disabled

DHAT offers heartwarming interventions for disabled

Feature By Tendai Sahondo SHE walks around in a barren maize field picking up dry leaves, her three toddlers follow her around, oblivious to their mother’s deteriorating mental health. Wielded in her hands is a stick to scare away friends and strangers that might interrupt her senseless routines, no one dares, her bashing escapades are well known in the dusty streets of Nyabira. She looks at us with sinister eyes, scrutinizes us for a minute then continues her leaf picking routine. Sophie (pseudonym) suffers from the twin misfortune of HIV…

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National Disability Expo set for Bulawayo

National Disability Expo set for Bulawayo

By Natalie Chiwomadzi THE National Disability Expo which is set to raise public awareness about disability as well as mobilise people living with disabilities for social change has been slated for the 31st to the 2nd of August at the City Hall in Bulawayo. The expo will be running under the theme ‘Ensuring Inclusion and Empowerment of persons with disabilities through Innovation and Technology #DisabilityIsOpenForInclusiveInvestments. Addressing the media at a press conference, National Disability Expo public relations chairperson Brian Sithole said the expo will create an opportunity for members of…

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Cassava Smartech launches Clean City

Cassava Smartech launches Clean City

By Malcolm Meja Cassava Smartech Limited has launched Clean City which is a tech-based sustainable waste management and cleaning services business. Clean City business model is modelled around complementing the country’s local authorities waste management efforts and bid for a cleaner and sustainable environment. Addressing delegates at the launch, Clean City chief executive officer Lovemore Nyatsine said the new business is designed to help urban areas through offering innovative and sustainable waste management solutions using the Vaya App. “We are excited to be officially unveiling Clean City today, with the…

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Zimbabwe sets target to end AIDS epidemic

Zimbabwe sets target to end AIDS epidemic

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMBABWE has set targets that are going to help end HIV as a public health threat by 2030. Speaking during The Zimbabwe Health Situation Room launch, Minister of Health and Child Care Obadiah Moyo said the set targets aim to reach people that haven’t been reached. “Zimbabwe has adopted an ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic in the country by reaching 90% of all people living with HIV with testing services. “HIV positive people that know their status will be provided with sustained antiretroviral…

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Zimnat introduces US Dollar funeral policy

Zimnat introduces US Dollar funeral policy

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMNAT Life Assurance has introduced a new funeral policy called Gadziriro/Lungiselelo which provides cover in United States dollars. The major feature of the funeral plan is that payment is made in United States dollars, which means the value of the policy remains the same and unaffected by any fluctuations in the value of RTGS dollars. Under the Gadziriro/Lungiselelo, a husband, wife and four children are covered for an amount of US$6000 from a premium of US$4.99 per month. Customers to the funeral policy have a choice of…

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All set for Zim Food and Culture Festival

All set for Zim Food and Culture Festival

PREPARATIONS for the inaugural Zim Food and Cultural Festival which kicks off this Thursdays (23 May) are said to be at an advanced stage. The festival which is a brainchild of First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa seeks among other things to promote and restore cultural diversity, unite locals, bridge the cultural divide and more importantly promote domestic tourism. Scheduled for Harare Gardens from the 23rd to the 25th of May, the festival is centred on celebrating Zimbabwe’s authentic and unique cultural lifestyle through showcasing various traditional foods, languages, arts, music, crafts,…

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CIMAS partner Lafarge on Manresa Clinic

CIMAS partner Lafarge on Manresa Clinic

By Natalie Chiwomadzi MEDICAL aid concern CIMAS has partnered with cement manufacturing company Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe on Manresa Clinic which will respond to the needs of the company’s workers and surrounding community. CIMAS board member Bart Mswaka who was standing in for company chairman Luke Ngwerume said the partnership on the clinic is in line with the organisation’s goals of providing healthcare. “The addition of the clinic was in line with the society’s goal of providing its members and prospective members with integrated healthcare solutions. “Full credit must go to…

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Vaya Ambulance just a click away

Vaya Ambulance just a click away

By Daniel Chigundu DIVERSIFIED digital solutions group Cassava Smartech has launched Vaya Ambulance which seeks among other things to enable quick access to ambulances in emergency situations. Vaya Ambulance adds to the growing list of the group’s on-demand services portfolio where it is already offering such services as Kwese Media, Technites, Ride hailing services, Haulage services and Tasknites with a view to improving the overall quality of life for all Africans. Addressing delegates at the launch of the ambulance service, Cassava Smartech chief executive officer Dorothy Zimuto said about 50…

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