The second issue of Harare News is on the streets! We’ve started distribution, so keep an eye out for it in your area!
We’ve been blown away by the reception of Harare News so far. Our Facebook page has been awash with congratulations on the first copy and our inbox has been slowly filling up with your responses to some of our articles. We truly are a community newspaper.
The elections have been a bit of an elephant in our newsroom this month. As we made clear in our first issue, Harare News is about community issues and not about politics but we can’t ignore the fact that between the time of us going to press and the second issue hitting the streets, an election has taken place. Results are now trickling in but they will only be announced next week.
Whatever the outcome, we hope that those in charge of the City of Harare will be responsive to Harare residents’ needs. We look forward to working together to continue to build our community. A first stop would be to ensure the streets are cleared of all campaign posters…
This month, we have again served up a selection of content with the aim to alert you to issues and events going on around our capital, as well as telling you about good services. We’ll be posting stories from the issue on here over the next couple of weeks.
On a sadder note, as we went to press, we were hit by the tragic news of Chiwoniso Maraire’s passing. She was an amazing mbira songstress and took the instrument to new heights here in Zimbabwe and across the globe. We pay a simple tribute to her in the paper and here. We know that we are not alone in our grief; Harare has truly lost a wonderful musician and human being.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on this website to keep abreast of what’s happening in this city of ours. And feel free to use it to tell us about things that are going on in your streets.
Read only copies are available in numerous waiting areas, coffee spots, restaurants, all the libraries, schools etc. But for a copy to keep, please visit one of our distribution partners:
Avenues: Athienitis Spar
Avondale: 40 Cork Road, Avondale Bookshop
Ballantyne Park: Ballantyne Spar
Belgravia: Maasdorp Market
Borrowdale: Village Spar, Folios Bookshop, Borrowdale Brooke Spar
CBD: Book Café, Food World Group Outlets, National Gallery
Chisipite: Tool Mart, Brookfields (Lewisham), Bon Marche (Chisi Shops)
Greencroft: Civic Pharmacy
Greendale: Pick ’n Pay Kamfinsa, Spar Kamfinsa
Kensington: Kenlink Pharmacy
Mount Pleasant: Veldemeers Chocolates, Billy’s Meats
Rolf Valley: Sorella’s, Willowmead
Westgate: Pick n Pay, Icy Treats…
This list is set to grow. For distribution queries, please contact email@example.com.