We Are Not a Government Mouthpiece – Public Broadcaster

[News24Wire] The SABC says it has never been a mouthpiece of the government of the day, that it has the right to set its own editorial policy, and that it was not biased in its 2016 local government election coverage.

[News24Wire] The SABC says it has never been a mouthpiece of the government of the day, that it has the right to set its own editorial policy, and that it was not biased in its 2016 local government election coverage.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sustainable Sand Mining the Way to Go

[The Herald] For thousands of years, sand and gravel have been used in the construction of roads and buildings. Sand mining is one of the major drivers to land degradation in Zimbabwe’s urban, semi urban and rural service centres centre as well as grow…

[The Herald] For thousands of years, sand and gravel have been used in the construction of roads and buildings. Sand mining is one of the major drivers to land degradation in Zimbabwe's urban, semi urban and rural service centres centre as well as growth points, mainly due to construction activities.Most of the miners of sand and clay do so from designated points and do not rehabilitate the land afterwards.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

President Treated to Birthday Surprises

[The Herald] President Mugabe, who turned 93 yesterday, was treated to a number of surprises as a “birthday boy” including a colourful party hosted by staff in his office at Munhumutapa.The surprises started at his residence in the morning. First was a…

[The Herald] President Mugabe, who turned 93 yesterday, was treated to a number of surprises as a "birthday boy" including a colourful party hosted by staff in his office at Munhumutapa.The surprises started at his residence in the morning. First was a Catholic priest Father Clifford Nhetekwa, who went early in the morning to bless the President with a holy communion.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Economic Transformation More Than Just a Slogan – Finance Minister

[News24Wire] Radical economic transformation shouldn’t just be a slogan, but it needs to get to the root of poverty and inequality in South Africa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Radical economic transformation shouldn't just be a slogan, but it needs to get to the root of poverty and inequality in South Africa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Wife Killer to Undergo Mental Examination

[The Herald] A Harare man reportedly ran amok and stabbed his wife to death before assaulting his father and brother with an iron bar over an undisclosed misunderstanding.It is alleged Godknows Mutyoramwendo (25) of 8898 Glenwood Park, Epworth, went on…

[The Herald] A Harare man reportedly ran amok and stabbed his wife to death before assaulting his father and brother with an iron bar over an undisclosed misunderstanding.It is alleged Godknows Mutyoramwendo (25) of 8898 Glenwood Park, Epworth, went on to smash all the windowpanes and asbestos roofing sheets of his father's eight-roomed house.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Exhibition Grooms Young Visual Artists

[The Herald] Art has for decades been a way of living for many, with stars becoming famous through visual art, music and film among other forms.As young people join the industry pursuing different disciplines, it is wise for them to learn from others w…

[The Herald] Art has for decades been a way of living for many, with stars becoming famous through visual art, music and film among other forms.As young people join the industry pursuing different disciplines, it is wise for them to learn from others who have made it big so that talent is passed on from generation to generation.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Lawyer Sues ‘Sloppy’ Bank

[The Herald] A HARARE lawyer is suing Steward Bank Limited for economic loss after missing an investment opportunity worth $19 500 due to alleged inefficiency at the financial institution.Mr Samuel Tinashe Rusike lost a golden opportunity to buy a thre…

[The Herald] A HARARE lawyer is suing Steward Bank Limited for economic loss after missing an investment opportunity worth $19 500 due to alleged inefficiency at the financial institution.Mr Samuel Tinashe Rusike lost a golden opportunity to buy a three-roomed cottage in Waterfalls, Harare, built on a 340 square metre stand for $5 000.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Amend Land Commission Bill to Include Chiefs’

[The Herald] The Land Commission Bill was yesterday read for the second time in Senate, with president of the Chiefs Council Chief Fortune Charumbira indicating that traditional leaders wanted the Bill amended to reflect their role in the management of…

[The Herald] The Land Commission Bill was yesterday read for the second time in Senate, with president of the Chiefs Council Chief Fortune Charumbira indicating that traditional leaders wanted the Bill amended to reflect their role in the management of agricultural land.The Bill provides for the functions of the Zimbabwe Land Commission created by section 296 of the Constitution. President Mugabe appointed the nine-member Land Commission chaired by Commissioner Tendai Bare last year and will carry out periodic land aud

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