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Anyone who drives past Arundel shopping centre on Quorn Avenue has probably noticed Café...
Toastmasters is an international organization that comes together to help individuals to master the art of public speaking. Capital Toastmasters is the first Toastmasters club in Zimbabwe and was founded in 1979. It is the oldest club in Zimbabwe. In 2012 and 2013 the club was recognised as the top club in Southern Africa and […]
Christon Bank will once again play host to the unique Miombo Magic Music Festival this weekend. Gates open at 2 pm this afternoon (Friday 27 May), and the fun continues solidly through till sunset on Sunday, 29 May. Fast becoming a favourite on the Zimbabwean music calendar, Miombo Magic is unique in its format. Festival-goers […]
Faced with chronic unemployment, many Harare residents are using their backyards to begin small-scale farming. Though many manage to produce a decent yield that feeds their families, taking their products to market and generating income remains a struggle. One such farmer, Tendai Mujati, who produces broilers and quail birds said, “I can’t get a steady […]
One of the reasons often stated for the absence of a vibrant reading culture in Zimbabwe is the high price of books. With most Zimbabweans struggling to make ends meet, it is unlikely that many would spend $15 or $20 on a book unless compelled to by schools or colleges. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s announcement […]
I do not make a lot of money. No, that sounds wrong – let me rephrase it. I hardly make any money at all! As a staunch member of Zimbabwe’s Great Unemployed, the so-called entrepreneurs, the “informal economy”, disposable income is so rare to come by that I get offended when it is wasted. I […]
In most African cultures, children are expected to take care of their parents when they reach old age. However, modern urban life has made this impossible for many, especially during these difficult economic times. There are several places in Harare that offer a safe and peaceful life for the elderly. The level of care and […]
Commuters in Harare are frustrated by delays with the introduction of a mass transit bus system. City of Harare and its business partner A1 tested a new mass-transit bus system from January to March of last year on the Mabvuku-Town route. Harare News reported in October 2015 that the demonstration buses – specially designed for […]
Donating blood is one thing. Receiving blood when you need it is quite another. The recent donation of $40,000 to the National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) by one of the country’s biggest mobile phone networks, has sparked debate about the price of blood in local hospitals. If you have a car accident and need […]