Respect Women, Grace Mugabe Urges Youths

[The Herald] First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe last Friday reiterated the need to inculcate a culture of respect for women among the nation’s young men, especially as cases of rape are reportedly on the rise. In an interview after touring various stands, incl…

[The Herald] First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe last Friday reiterated the need to inculcate a culture of respect for women among the nation's young men, especially as cases of rape are reportedly on the rise. In an interview after touring various stands, including the Adult Rape Clinic at the Harare Agricultural Show, Dr Mugabe said respect for women had to be promoted in schools. "I visited various stands; of course, my first port of call was the Adult Rape Clinic stand," she said. "I think because of what is happening in so

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Pastors’ Forum Prayer in the Fight Against Crime

[SAPS] Workplace spiritually emerged as a grassroots movement with individuals seeking to live their faith in the workplace. It involves community service, customer service, compassion and strong sense of ethics of values that are reflected in services.

[SAPS] Workplace spiritually emerged as a grassroots movement with individuals seeking to live their faith in the workplace. It involves community service, customer service, compassion and strong sense of ethics of values that are reflected in services.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Financial Services Firm Ploughs U.S.$50 Million Into Farming

[The Herald] CBZ Holdings has set aside $50 million for the 2017/18 farming season to fund small and large-scale farmers in a bid to transform the agriculture sector. This comes as the banking sector has offered to fund this farming season to the tune …

[The Herald] CBZ Holdings has set aside $50 million for the 2017/18 farming season to fund small and large-scale farmers in a bid to transform the agriculture sector. This comes as the banking sector has offered to fund this farming season to the tune of $1.1 billion. The CBZ loan will be accessed at 12 percent per annum, which is significantly lower than what is being offered by other financial institutions.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Allow Women to ‘Vote’ With Their Conscience

[Daily Maverick] There has been a lot of discussion about the recent vote in parliament where parliamentarians were given permission by the speaker to vote according to their conscience. It is a concern to those of us working in marginalised areas wher…

[Daily Maverick] There has been a lot of discussion about the recent vote in parliament where parliamentarians were given permission by the speaker to vote according to their conscience. It is a concern to those of us working in marginalised areas where public opinion is flimsy and populist and not based on negotiated principle. Because of a loophole in the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act that allows health providers to recuse themselves from providing services on the basis of conscientious objection we have medical

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Defining Normal in a Mad World

[Daily Maverick] Discussions in South Africa about stigma related to mental illness were abruptly started last year after numerous psychiatric patients in Gauteng died of negligence. Yet, the dialogue dissipated, and the events are seldom revisited. Ar…

[Daily Maverick] Discussions in South Africa about stigma related to mental illness were abruptly started last year after numerous psychiatric patients in Gauteng died of negligence. Yet, the dialogue dissipated, and the events are seldom revisited. Are we just waiting for the next death for a new think piece?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

45 000 Tonnes Maize Seed in Stock

[The Herald] Industry has enough maize seed for the 2017-18 summer cropping season, with indications that over 45 000 tonnes are in stock. Zimbabwe Seed Trade Association spokesman Mr Denias Zaranyika confirmed the development. Addressing delegates at …

[The Herald] Industry has enough maize seed for the 2017-18 summer cropping season, with indications that over 45 000 tonnes are in stock. Zimbabwe Seed Trade Association spokesman Mr Denias Zaranyika confirmed the development. Addressing delegates at the agribusiness conference held at the Harare Agricultural Show last week, Mr Zaranyika said last year farmers used 35 000 tonnes of seed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nedbank Vows Not to Retrench Bankers

[Namibian] Nedbank Namibia managing director Lionel Matthews on Wednesday told President Hage Geingob that they will not retrench any bankers, despite the country’s economic recession.

[Namibian] Nedbank Namibia managing director Lionel Matthews on Wednesday told President Hage Geingob that they will not retrench any bankers, despite the country's economic recession.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia