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Interview: Fadzayi Mahere – raising the bar
Advocate and parliamentary candidate for Mount Pleasant, 32 year...
Haka Game Park scoops gold at Corporate Care Awards
At a sunset cocktail party hosted on the game...
Service Report with Lovemore – August 2017
In association with the Service Monitoring and Report Tracking...
Play to learn at Harare’s first children’s museum
Free choice learning and learning through play is the...
MDC quits Town Clerk battle
By Farai Dauramanzi and Harry Davies After a year...
Letter from the editor: We’re back with a splash
Dear reader. Sorry for the silence, but we’re back...
Grace & Other Stories by Bongani Sibanda
Zimbabwe has a literature of migrant writers. While some...
Separation of waste gathers momentum in Sunningdale
Sunningdale community’s separation of waste at source project that...
Zimbabwe Reads – promoting better lives through literacy
Devi Pakkiri is well known in Zimbabwean literary circles....
Council replaces broken sewers
City of Harare is replacing sewer pipes in various...
Harare reviewing archaic master plan
City of Harare is working on reviewing the Harare...
SMART Service Report
Welcome to this episode of your favourite column, Service...
Mayor speaks out against roadblocks, potholes
Harare’s Mayor has condemned the ludicrous number of police...
Treasures in the archives: Understanding Marechera
For a writer who was a scatterbrain and thrived...
Social media critical for effective local governance
The Harare News  annual survey last year revealed that...
One on One with Deputy Mayor Enock Mupamawonde
Council last month elected Councillor Enock Mupamawonde of Ward...
Pro tips for renting out your house
Following on from the mid-April story in Harare News...
Road Wise with the RUA
RUA ROADBLOCK CHECKLIST IS A GAME CHANGER! The recently...
Council workers, executives plunder rentals from Trafalgar Court
An audit by City of Harare released in March...
Computer skills for every blind child
Children with disabilities in Zimbabwe often face a bleak...
Still few takers for CABS-Budiriro houses
Council and CABS are battling to find takers for...
HIFA re-ignites with strong sponsorship
Following the absence of the traditional six day format...
Netballers making international waves
The Zimbabwe netball team is hell-bent on making a...
Mokoomba take ‘Luyando’ to Europe, USA
Armed with a new album pregnant with a beautiful...
‘Tremma’ Mutapi – accountant by day, rapper by night
Late last year Takudzwa ‘Tremma’ Mutapi released his first...
Council builds 500 underground bins
City of Harare has installed 500 underground bins in...
You can run for council in 2018
No more excuses. No more complaining. The time for...
Voters fear gerrymandering in Mount Pleasant Heights
Residents of Mount Pleasant heights have been left in...
Info to help with mental health issues
Zimbabwe is going through a rough patch, if we...
Residents associations query council appointments
Council last month approved the appointment of three substantive...
Above and beyond: Rotary’s Art for Charity
Harare Central Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Luzern-Seetal,...
Stakeholders give thumbs up to concrete roads
City of Harare is currently working on logistics to...
State of the City: Mayor ditches Vision 2025
Mayor of Harare Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni has publicly conceded...
Walking for wildlife conservation
A Mile In My Shoes is a team who have...
Mutuma targets Golden Boot
Zimbabwe’s football problem child, Roderick Mutuma, is targeting the...
AfriKera Arts shaking up local dance
Built in the 19th century, the Meikles Mega Market...
Council takes over Rugare clinic from NRZ
City of Harare has taken over the running of...
Ratepayers reject leaked records
A partial list of rates accounts for Ward 18, Borrowdale...
Zambezi News to release two new seasons
Popular local satire show, Zambezi News will launch a...
Women march for implementation of #Section56
Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ ) launched the #Section56...
Illegal car washes polluting water sources
Illegal car washes continue to operate and indeed increase...
Roadwise with the RUA
THE SCALE OF FINES INCREASE IS GAZETTED The Scale...
Landlords panic as rentals tumble
The current economic downturn coupled with recurrent cash shortages...
Digital gallery for sculpture
At a time when the stone sculptor trade seems...
Artist profile: Lin Barrie
In the south-east lowveld of Zimbabwe is the Save...
Mbira handbook proves instant hit
After mastering making, playing and teaching Mbira, even to...
Miss Deaf Pageant defies odds
Chiedza Hukuimwe (23) was crowned Miss Deaf Zimbabwe 2017...
Let’s go to market
The last few years have seen a number of...
Revolutionary Farming system now in Zim
After spending time with Harare Institute of Technology student...
New meat bylaw approved
The Parliament of Zimbabwe recently gazetted for approval an...
Health First: Dealing with Eczema
Dermatitis commonly known as eczema is a group of...
Volunteer litter monitors given jobs
Efforts by voluntary cleaners from various suburbs are being...
Makandiwa to build Sunningdale school
United Family International Church (UFIC) led by Prophet Emmanuel...
Waste documentary launches in Warren Park
As part of an environmental preservation awareness drive, renowned...
Editor’s letter – Consume a healthy media diet
It’s a tricky business selling newspapers. The odds are...
Community Power at Borrowdale Clinic
The very busy Borrowdale Primary Care Clinic is nearing...
Africa Unity Square fountains reimagined
The fountains at Africa Unity Square are set to...
Dairibord renews rugby sponsorship
Dairiboard has renewed its three year sponsorship for the...
SMART Harare Service Report
This month I have decided to once again discuss...
39 Steps delights audiences
From the moment the curtain went up on the...
Churches use recreational areas
City of Harare seems to be in the thrall...
Wellcash collections pay off
In spite of a directive by Harare Mayor Bernard...
Council actors get permanent spots
City of Harare has finally moved to fill in...
Francophonie week does it again
A not-to-be-missed event in the Zimbabwean calendar is the annual...
Pfee! Soccer season begins
The wait is over. The 2017 Castle Lager Premier...
HIFA returns with hope, appeals for funds
The annual Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA)...
Heavy metal: Zimbabwe’s pioneers
In a small garage in Greendale, ears are ringing....
Children’s home appeals for tutors
Education at Harare Children’s Home is in need of...
Fighting the fake news blues
A couple of months ago, I went to Mount...
Gallery Delta hosts young artists
Defying dark clouds and distant thunder last Tuesday evening,...
Tinkabell: Cheerful lunch spot in Ardbennie
This month we felt it was high time we...
Prepare learners for real world
The economy is dynamic and fast paced, and technological...
Be proactive in defining future, youths urged
Zimbabwe’s United Nations Resident Coordinator, Bishow Parajuli, has implored...
Mushrooms bring hope
Hope sometimes seems to be in short supply in...
Council quietly dumps CCTV project
Harare City’s pilot project to monitor traffic using closed-circuit...
Deaf Zim Trust promoting equality for the impaired
THE Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) located in Harare’s eastern...
Soup for the soul
Tuesday lunchtime is a special time at the Mbare...
New curriculum: Private schools lag behind
Some private colleges in Harare are lagging behind in...
City council blamed for neglecting bus termini
Transport operators have raised concern over Harare’s failure to...
On Black Sisters: Tale of strength after shattered dreams
Chika Unigwe’s novel On Black Sisters’ Street is a...
Young people told to participate in politics
Young people have been urged to participate in politics...
Do you object to businesses in your suburb?
The Central Business District (CBD) of Harare is becoming...
Meet Dee, SMART Harare coordinator
A warm welcome to you all Harare residents. This...
Behind Enemy Lines: Joe Black puts his head on the block
Joe Ruzvidzo (aka Joe Black) has made a name...
Floods spell need for insurance
The floods that pounded Harare recently causing millions of...
Letter from the editor
So, are you staying or going? There seem to...
Mayor breathes fire
As service delivery and key infrastructure across Harare continue...
RUA: Where is the elusive Form 265?
Motorists often hear about the elusive and mystical Form...
Village Walk opens
For months, the new development of Village Walk that...
NGZ comes to life for First Fridays
It was a night of music, dance, fashion, art,...
Council lashes out at Moto Republik
Harare’s creative community is in shock after City of...
Gloves come off in debt collection fight
The stand-off between Harare City Council and residents over...
Unsung heroes feature in exciting photo exhibition
Fire fighters put their own lives at risk to...
Schools ready for Science Buskers Fest
The Australian Embassy in Borrowdale will hold the inaugural...
Be uplifted by the NIAA Vocal, Eisteddfod
While without doubt we are facing challenges in our...
Shun plastic say environmental groups
Harare streets are littered with plastic — a problem...
Practice good safety with poisions at home
Africa has the highest rate of fatal child poisoning...
Online scammers prey on stranded job seekers
Preying on the desperation of a nation facing up...
Book Review: Man of Bees by Oliver Stuart York
Oliver Stuart York’s Man of Bees is a cracking...
War on vendors in CBD rages on
The recent Typhoid outbreak in Mbare has seen the...
Libraries must digitize or die
Council’s 2015 report on housing and community services that...
Casa Mia: Consistency wins the day
One of the things that we have harped on...
Update from the RUA: Biscuit wheel, ZINARA, and airport clamping
ZRP POSITION ON THE ‘BISCUIT’ SPARE-WHEEL MORALLY BANKRUPT …...
Boxing takes centre stage
As the Zimbabwe national soccer team, the Warriors, made...
Zanu PF is starving our council
Who do we blame for the mess we’re in?...
Absence of streetlights irks Arundel
Residents living in Mount Pleasant, particularly in the Arundel...
Get growing with Harare’s nurseries
Here’s a small and by no means complete list...
First Floor Gallery starts on a high note
Several years ago, visual artist Tendai Mupita began exploring...
Council police seek arresting powers
For 16 years, city fathers have been advocating for...
Executive salaries tip of the iceberg: Mayor
Speaking to Harare News last month, Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni...
Designers Expo Zim hosts Dancing Against Cancer show
Following a successful fundraising and awareness event in Bulawayo...
New Multi-gym pass for fitness fans
If you have an irregular routine or a diverse...
USD Shortage sparks drugs crisis
A shortage of basic drugs has been looming since last...
Rain, bittersweet rain
The huge rainfall that pounded Zimbabwe over January brought...
Decentralisation a big leap towards a better city
Residents in Harare have welcomed plans by the local...
Court ruling on Borrowdale wetland expected soon
Given the recent ruling against the development of the...
Rates clampdown improper, partisan
City of Harare last month set debt collectors on...
David Alford Harare for New York Fashion Week
History will be made on 11 February, when the...
Surviving power cuts the smart way
I am a digital nomad. If conditions in a...
Call for night time roadblocks
Stakeholders in the transport sector have raised concern over...
Motorists flee rip-off CBD parking rates
Hard-pressed Harare motorists have invaded the city’s Kopje area...
Maestro closing for ‘new Trek service station’
  In a public message released today, management of...
St Giles rehab centre receives $2.4mn donation
Harare rehabilitation centre St Giles has reason to celebrate...
Coventry launches swimming academy
Olympic swimming medallist Kirsty Coventry has fulfilled her dream...
Profile: Engineer turned artist, John Kotze
Self-taught artist, John Kotze, had a passion for painting...
Kasukuwere on land, salaries, typhoid, transparency
The lead story in the January 2017 issue of...
Full Feature: Land grabs loom large
Photo: A resident ponders the rainy New Caledonia landscape in...
ZLHR moving house, but here to stay
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) will be moving...
Court blocks Monavale Wetland invasion
Environmentalists and residents in the capital have welcomed the...
Competition between the dead and living escalates
City of Harare is developing a new cemetery at...
Why I love Harare
Harare is nicknamed the Sunshine City; not only because...
A reflection on 2016
The year began with people flooding social media with...
Road Users Association ready for legal challenge to roadblocks
RUA almost ready for Constitutional Court With the financial...
Recycle Today: from strength to strength
Many waste collection initiatives pioneered by organisations and corporates...
Commuter organisations join hands
Commuter operators’ organisations have come together to form the...
Churches bail residents out of water crisis
Harare’s worsening water woes have prompted churches to offer...
Solar lights to save city $2 million
City of Harare has commissioned a pioneer solar street...
Salarygate II – just water under the bridge?
A Ministry of Local Government audit that was leaked...
Enter deadly December
Statistics show that every December, hundreds of drivers and...
Peanut butter: delicious but dangerous?
News from Zambia that Zimbabwean peanut butter was recalled...
What a season it was
The 2016 Zimbabwe soccer season has come to an...
Book Review: The Girl on the Train
T he Girl on the Train is a thrilling novel...
Kampala: I love you
In 2013 I visited Kampala for the first time....
This is Real Food
If you’re anything like me, deciding what to cook...
Drilling a borehole: Delight or despair
In November, desperation for water starts to peak. Chivero...
Educate. Equip. Empower. PERIOD!
The Ministry of Education estimates that girls lose up...
Take cell phone pics like a pro
Taking a good photograph is no longer restricted to...
Suburban bliss at The Mustard Seed
One of the perks of this job is being...
Use your head to deal with the ZRP
By Caroline Turnbull, Counsellor and Therapist (Bulawayo) It is important...
Uncollected rubbish blamed on fuel shortage
Image: A refuse team makes a collection in Harare...
Exclusive: Interview with Fungisai Mashavave
Singer Fungisai Mashavave Zvakavapano is a household name. Harare...
Activists abducted as bond note demo fails
Image: Just meters away from the bond notes demo,...
SPAR Zimbabwe not closing, but growing says MD
At a press conference this morning, SPAR Zimbabwe Managing...
Traditional and organic store opens online
Last month after yet another successful edition of the...
Manly Movember
In a bid to spread cancer awareness in the...
Council outlaws pirate taxis
Last month council announced a new by-law that criminalises...
Twin Rivers Choir to perform with Tuku and Drakensberg Boys’ Choir
The Twin Rivers Primary School Choir will perform alongside...
Beware typhoid
Minster of Health Dr David Parirenyatwa was quoted by...
ZIFF showcases a record number of local films
The 18th annual Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) last...
Stars of Tomorrow lights up REPS
The young dancers at Stars of Tomorrow have shown...
Magistrate’s court fenced off
by Nkosana Dlamini Authorities in the Ministry of Justice...
Council begins full rollout of smart water meters
Harare has begun a full roll out of pre-paid...
A plan at last for Zim Cricket
When Zimbabwe took the field for their 100th Test...
Don’t get attached to your cellphone
My cellphone is the first thing I touch when...
Leaked audit reveals massive council salary abuse
An audit report from the Ministry of Local government...
Kites for Peace flies high
The United Nations International Day of Peace is celebrated...
Captain Charity is rugby’s champ
Charity Mucucuti’s image jumps out at you larger than...
Sunshine Kids fishing tournament raises $8,5k
More than 190 children from across Harare took part...
Entrepreneur launches online B2B barter network
BTEX is an online barter network that takes the...
Profile: Mustard Seed Africa
The motto of Mustard Seed Africa is, “Invest in...
Shop Café @ Amanzi as good as ever
I have spent the past few weeks in the...
Zimbabweans grieve on social media via #HowTheyRobbedUs
Social media is a powerful tool for people to air...
Global natural hair movement hits Harare
A new trend has hit Harare that has seen...
Spirited away in Juliasdale
For the patriotic Zimbabwean and lover of landscapes, Juliasdale...
Water crisis here to stay
By Harry Davies and Pretty Chavango The recent upgrades...
Crime and squalor anger commuters
Harare commuters continue to endure transport challenges worsened by...
Book Review: The Abduction and Trial of Jestina Mukoko
The real horror of Jestina Mukoko’s harrowing and detailed...
Twenty trucks and private partner to tackle waste
Harare’s rubbish collection is set to improve following approval...
Seniors enjoy Literacy Day
Senior citizens from Mt Pleasant enjoyed an afternoon of...
Anti-porn cyber bill ‘retrogressive and unjustifable’
The draft Computer Crime and Cyber Crime bill currently...
Mbira Festival shows deep roots, modern love
September was Mbira month. Mbira Month was founded by...
Road Wise with the RUA
Identification of ZRP personnel and vehicles Unprofessional behaviour is...
Huge excitement at ‘Escape’ première
Last night’s world premiere of Escape – the freshest...
Junior Council appoints new executive
Students from Harare schools have been appointed to the...
Mafia blamed for latest Glen View blaze
Carpenters at Glen View 8 Home Industry Complex are...
Film Premier: ‘Escape’ at ZIFF tonight
Long-awaited local film industry game-changer, Escape will premier tomorrow...
Entrepreneur of the month: This is Petaliilli
Zumbani, safflower, hibiscus, pineapple sage, lemon grass, baobab: you’ll...
Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel Americanah is a story...
This Saturday: Traditional & Organic Food Festival
How many of us in Zimbabwe look forward to...
Big donation launches Theatre In the Park library
United States ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. donated $2,500 worth...
Animal shelters battle to stay afloat
Zimbabwe is facing serious economic difficulties and animal shelters...
Vendors adopt national flag as uniform
There has been a visible increase in the number...
Shoko urges Harare to come alive
After years of placidity, Harare came alive this year...
What is a VPN and why do I need one?
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to...
Celebrating glamour queens
This year, the African Union (AU) declared the month...
Coping with Autism
Statistically 1 in 68 people are affected by Autism...
Legendary BMX track goes up for sale
BMX in Zimbabwe is facing an uncertain future after...
Catch Them Young coaching clinic
The Catch Them Young Programme together with the Mufakose...
New slums likely after political land parceling
The recent parceling out of land to Zanu PF...
Import tax amnesty, speed traps, and intersections
Zimra amnesty for motor vehicle importers Motorists who have...
Munich-Harare tech upgrade marks 20 year anniversary
Plans to roll out City of Harare’s Geographical Information...
Harare News to cost $1
By now, many of our regular print readers will...
Cops dawdle over hitchhiking clampdown
Traffic authorities in the city are still to act...
GMO debate heats up after new study
A recent study, which surveyed more than 900 scientific...
Fraudsters target EcoCash agents
Mobile money service agents have been targeted by dishonest...
Budget meeting highlights bad planning
Residents in Ward 8 (Newlands, Highlands, Chisipite and neighbouring...
From Mount Pleasant to the world: a local business grows (hair)
Logic and penny pinching go out the window when...
Makomborero: a blessing for low-income students
Taringana Guranungo (21) is on a break from Dartmouth...
Companies give bins but miss EMA ultimatum
Various companies have chipped in to help Council address...
Spring brings cultural blossoming
Winter is a time of hibernation for the performing...
Adventure, friendship, football at Homeless World Cup
Despite travelling with only four of the selected eight...
Thieves target solar street lights
City of Harare (CoH) has lost 52 solar street...
Tree thief caught red handed in Chisipite
A woman was caught and faces heavy fines for...
Albinism is beautiful
There are an estimated 14,000–17,000 people affected by albinism...
Childline step in to help infant abuse victims
Child protection service Childline made their presence felt in...
Probeatz: Eight-time WCOPA gold medallist
As far as arts go, beat-boxing gets far less...
Spotlight on Zim athletes as Olympics begin
Zimbabwe is looking forward to adding more Olympic medals...
Visit Victoria Falls
Last month I had the opportunity to visit the...
Council resolves to shoot stray dogs
In a bid to lower incidences of dog bites...
Local government Bill angers residents
On 28 July the Local Government Laws Amendment Bill...
Motorists cheer Road Users Association launch
A new association has formed to address the excessive...
Council approves sale of Harare Gardens land [Updated]
Council has approved the sale of a section of...
Employers not remitting workers’ medical aid
Stenzia Gumbo (45) recently got the shock of her...
Growing Together plans for leafy high density suburbs
A housing cooperative in Budiriro is set to change...
Water meter pilot project proceeds despite resistance
City of Harare is proceeding with a plan to...
MITC cleans up Mbare, promotes training for women
Twenty-six students and 12 members of staff participated in...
FFG artist wins Tuscany residency
First Floor Gallery (FFG) artist Wycliffe Mundopa won the...
Community angered by negligence at Melbourne Primary School
Melbourne Primary School in Tynwald North has come under...
A modern take on traditional food
Biting into a moist slice of carrot cake I...
Residents celebrate #ThisFlag activist victory
” I could not believe what I saw” says...
Drought, boreholes deplete groundwater
Boreholes drying up in Harare have made news headlines...
Mukuvisi hosts 80 schools on World Environment Day
Friday 10 June was World Environment Day (WEV). To...
Hope renewed for sub-fertile couples
Couples struggling to conceive will celebrate the re-introduction of...
Council sells Harare Gardens land for hotel expansion
At a full council meeting held yesterday (7 July),...
Mushikashika, a death trap for Harare’s pedestrians
Illegal kombi ranks, known as mushikashika, are endangering the...
Mawarire lays down demands as stay-away succeeds
The national stay-away called by #ThisFlag movement, spearheaded by...
Harare closed for business as stay-away takes effect
Nearly all shops and businesses in Harare are locked...
Ntini’s enthusiasm not enough to win
One of the lessons that can be taken from...
Illegal loggers caught in Chisipite
Reports to Harare News in recent weeks suggested that...
The joy of stamp collecting
Philately is the collection and study of stamps, a...
Aquaponics to help feed Epworth
Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture – raising and...
Cheap software hampers care centre
City of Harare launched the Customer Care Centre (CCC)...
Marlborough ZRP deny rumours of child abductions
Marlborough Police have refuted a rumour that they are...
Council tackles 30% water theft
City of Harare last month embarked on a verification...
A day in the life of a street child
James Sithole Chirandu has been living on the streets...
Much Ado delights Harare
British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing hosted a rousing...
Dealing with asthma
Asthma is a respiratory condition marked by spasms (swelling)...
We are all in this together
For any social initiative or enterprise to be successful,...
DIY: Raising rabbits for healthy eating
Rabbit, or tsuro, has long been a staple source...
Hatfield Library reopens
After shutting down for five years due to vandalism...
Serial rapist gets 74 years
On 6 May, Trymore Musakanya (27) of Norton was...
Culture Fund Art Capsule a treat
The Culture Fund Zimbabwe Trust shared and celebrated the...
Ballet brings to life 100 years of fashion
Last month Harare International School hosted a fashion show...
Corporates move Harare towards 2025 vision
Harare’s dreams of achieving world class status by 2025...
Tobacco farmers fall prey to thieves
Valentine Marowa owns a three tonne truck he hires...
Franco-Togolese band set to light up Alliance Francaise
Franco-Togolese band Vaudou Game will perform live at Alliance...
CBD short 700 bins
A shortage of bins has been identified as one...
Drag Racing series revs up on improved track
Drag Racing fans were treated to a feast on...
Operation of Hope changing lives, bringing joy
For ten years a group of volunteer surgeons known...
Community steps up for Chishawasha evictees
Residents evicted from Lot 15 Glentor in Chishawasha have...
All hail Miombo Magic
Miombo Magic fans fell in love with the festival...
Toastmasters gives you the gift of the gab
Toastmasters is an international organization that comes together to...
Miombo Festival starts today (playlist included)
Christon Bank will once again play host to the...
How backyard farmers can reach the market
Faced with chronic unemployment, many Harare residents are using...
Book levy compromises reading culture
One of the reasons often stated for the absence...
How to handle an angry customer
I do not make a lot of money. No,...
Refuge for the elderly in Harare’s old age homes
In most African cultures, children are expected to take...
Commuters impatient for council buses
Commuters in Harare are frustrated by delays with the...
Why the high cost of blood?
Donating blood is one thing. Receiving blood when you...
Girl Guides conference lands at Girls High
The Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe (GGAZ) recently held...
City fails to cut roadside grass
Harare City Council has been accused of being too...
All lives matter at Twala Trust animal sanctuary
Be it a terrified tortoise, limping lion or catatonic...
Harare hubs struggling to lift off
Hubs’ are a phenomenon that have popped up in...
Residents push for Metropolitan Council
Residents are pushing the government of Zimbabwe to decentralize...
Njelele celebrates three years of urban art
This month marks the three year anniversary of Njelele...
Storm brews over procurement at Town House
Councillors are up in arms over the procurement of...
A beginner’s guide to beekeeping
Beekeeping can be an interesting hobby that also supplements...
Jibilika using hip hop to talk about HIV
Much effort has been put into increasing awareness and...
Mayor and Minister battle over Town Clerk office
Recent events at Town House have reminded residents of...
Wild Geese Art Festival this May
The Wild Geese Art Festival is an extraordinary annual...
UZ graduate hoping for Hollywood
Former University of Zimbabwe (UZ) student Shorai Amanda Ranganawa...
Epworth residents flood Hatfield, Braeside clinics
Epworth clinics are failing to provide adequate medical services...
A nation of comparisons
Running water is a problem in Harare. If I...
Online council offices to provide better service
The connection of council offices to a wide area...
Elderly suffer inadequate health care
Fannuel Muzondo (73) of Mbare struggles with amnesia. He...
The rise of Zumbabwe
In the last few years the dance fitness sensation...
City of Harare stiffens environmental by-laws
City of Harare (CoH) will unveil a new set...
Rufaro Stadium ditches synthetic turf
Popular soccer venue Rufaro Stadium’s artificial turf is to...
World Bank hosts service delivery hackathon
The World Bank hosted the country’s first ever Water...
Mayor highlights progress in State of the City address
Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni delivered his first State of the...
Dealing with high blood pressure
Blood pressure (BP) is one of those things you...
Get growing with Urban Farming TV series
A new, locally produced TV series focused on growing...
CoH accused of water-delivery ‘apartheid’
City of Harare is going ahead with plans to...
History made as Arundel runner qualifies for IAAF U20 World Championships
Rutendo Chimbaru made history last month after becoming the...
Public Private Partnerships: a two way street
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are a powerful, under-utilized tool...
Book Review – The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
In Petina Gappah’s debut novel The Book of Memory,...
Homeless youth play in Netherlands soccer tournament
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. Every country...
Keep your kids busy these school holidays
It’s the holidays! Parents will be wondering what to...
UZ students face accommodation crisis
The introduction of two first-year student intakes -the first...
Council probes failed Augur deals
Several business deals signed by City of Harare (CoH)...
Runner attempts run from Harare to Vic Falls for Charity
Tomorrow, 27 year-old Nellie English will attempt to run...
The humble maggot wriggles into food security role
Maggot farming is a new (if slightly squeamish) business...
NetOne donation to help with blood supply over deadly Easter weekend
The Easter holiday is upon us once again. With...
Council in discord over Monavale vlei
There was controversy at a full council meeting on...
Organic Food: grow it yourself
Growing your own organic vegetables may seem like an...
Book Review: What On Earth is That?
Everyone remembers the magic of having your parent or...
Comment: 10 things to avoid doing in a kombi
Kombi trips are taken in their millions every day....
The alien slug that landed in Greystone Park
We now have a name, Polytoxon robustum, for the...
Rent a room in the Northern Suburbs
Renting out a room in your home or building...
Teacher training for the deaf: A first for Zimbabwe
The first teacher training for the deaf is set...
Zimbabwe athletes prepare for Rio Olympics
Zimbabwe will have more athletes at the upcoming Olympics...
Climate change blamed for cooperative’s poor start
Imba Mukadzi is a women’s cooperative in Gletwyn along...
Urban fish farming makes sense
Alfred Mulauzi (44) walks around his garden with pride,...
Ten percent retention scheme disappoints
Council’s ten percent retention scheme got off to a...
Roadside nurseries grab a share of plant sales
Emanating from many sidewalks in Harare’s suburbs is the...
Science Circus Africa comes to Harare
The Science Circus Africa tour has arrived in Harare...
New HIFA format launched
The 17th annual Harare International Festival of the Arts...
Security job scams rampant
Job seekers in Harare must be increasingly cautious as...
Kabbo ka Muwala Exhibition: from Harare to Berlin
Kabbo Ka Muwala/ The Girl’s Basket” is an exhibition...
Water shortages worsen amid typhoid fears
Last month City of Harare (CoH) announced a schedule...
New parking meter device prevents unfair clamping
City of Harare (CoH) in conjunction with a local...
Inaugural Hustler’s Market a success
The first ever Hustler’s Market held at creative hub...
CBD Footbridge to reopen soon
City of Harare has begun renovations on the footbridge...
Today is International Women’s Day
On March 8, women everywhere observe International Women’s Day...
Django Girls brings coding skills to Harare
Django Girls International is a non-profit that organizes free,...
Court ruling and new housing policy to end home demolitions
City of Harare (CoH) has changed its housing delivery...
Prince Edward and Chisipite dominate sprints
It was a thrilling day of athletics at the...
Ratepayer-funded soccer club sparks outrage
Residents have petitioned the Mayor to investigate the use...
City of Harare arrests 780 litterbugs
City of Harare has tightened anti-littering efforts through recently...
The art of Bonsai
Bonsai is the ancient art of growing and maintaining...
Ngomakurira, Domboshawa heritage sites vandalised
The San or Bushmen are the indigenous people of...
Threats & harassment – the daily grind
Journalism in Zimbabwe is a risky business, especially when...
Class action against National Parks
The row over the installation of a boom gate...
Profile of an artist: Barry Lungu
For twenty one years Barry Lungu has been capturing...
Early cancer detection saves lives
Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating...
Zimbabwean rower lost at sea
Former Peterhouse student and rowing talent Michael Johnson (21),...
Make the switch to organic food
When you pick up a pack of tomatoes at...
Gender-based Violence: the hidden scourge
Statistics show that an overwhelming majority of the cases...
Chisipite student wins trophy at Hong Kong first aid competition
Chisipite High School student Vanessa Hodza flew high the...
Creators of ‘Lovers in Time’ working on new local feature film
Two years ago the dynamic partnership of UK-based Dr...
Police-ZBC extorting money at roadblocks
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)...
Harare News workshops jolt fresh thinking
Seven Harare News journalists and four writers from other...
‘Late babies’ held back from grade zero
Parents of children who should by now be enrolled...
Greendale: then and now
I am lucky enough to have lived in the...
New measures to curb disposable diapers disaster
City of Harare (CoH) and disposable sanitary wear manufacturers...
Give a book this Valentine’s Day
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Council workers must earn their bonuses
City of Harare’s new management system is results-oriented, and...
Cafe Veldemeers – top notch all round
Anyone who drives past Arundel shopping centre on Quorn...
Public smoking rife in spite of strict bylaws
Commotion erupts in a commuter omnibus plying the city-Marlborough...
All set for Super Rugby clash tomorrow
The Cheetahs landed in Harare this morning ahead of...
City trees needed cutting
City of Harare’s aggressive tree pruning exercise targeting 10,000...
The vital work of the Adult and Adolescent Rape Clinic
  It is an understatement that the aftermath of...
New eco-friendly US Embassy to employ 800
Harare West Member of Parliament (MP) Honourable Jessie Fungayi...
Face to face with the outgoing headboy of Oriel Boys High
Oriel Boys High School in Chisipite is one of...
EMA plans deposit on plastic bottles
The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) is working towards a...
HIV film raises concerns over youth awareness
There was a full house in Highfield last November...
Robbed: One man’s account of a Friday night gone wrong
“Last Friday (8th Jan) I was leaving Tin (Tin...
Life after demolition
Life has become unbearable for residents whose illegal homes...
Ramsar’s rushed visit
In November last year, two Ramsar officials visited Zimbabwe...
Expired drinks for sale on Harare streets
If you buy dairy, a fruit drink or bottled...
The Food Lover’s phenomenon
This might seem like advertorial but it’s not! The...
Rocky future for Harare’s roads
The state of Harare’s roads is unlikely to improve...
Thieves wreak havoc in Hillside, Cranborne and Braeside
Daring thieves are terrorizing Hillside, Cranborne and Braeside residents....
Unblocked: Efficient waste water management on social media
City of Harare’s waste water department has been applauded...
Avondale Flea Market – one of Harare’s best
It’s business as usual on a hot Saturday afternoon...
Council prepares to pilot pre-paid water meters (Part 2)
In November last year we published Part 1 of...
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Simple ways to protect your home this Christmas
The festive season is upon us. We are already...
Handelmania!
  I’ve been listening to Handel’s Messiah since I...
Christmas Cheer Fund still vibrant, says Mayor
The effectiveness of the Cheer Fund, formerly The Mayor’s...
We’re Hiring! Graphic design intern wanted for 2016
Harare News is offering a paid internship starting in...
Book Review: Writing Mystery and Mayhem
Last month Weaver Press launched the short story collection...
Illegal billboards pulled down
Last month saw City of Harare start pulling down...
Accident scene crowding is dangerous
Tragedy struck early last month when a horrific car...
No words were minced in the writing of this review
Funny old thing, the so-called Festive Season and the...
IGN: Women breaking barriers in business
Igniting, guiding, and networking are the backbone of the...
New bylaw to penalise kombi passengers
City of Harare is proposing the arrest of passengers...
Cool off at your local municipal pool
It’s hot. If you’re lucky enough to live on...
Rare treat for BMX fans as AFCON comes to town
The Harare BMX Club was commissioned by the Union...
Plant a tree on National Tree Planting Day
National Tree Planting Day (NTPD) has taken place on...
A busy Christmas at Sam Levy’s Village
Festive season fever is already high at Sam Levy’s...
New water chemical to save city millions
The City of Harare (CoH) is desperate for water...
Wetlands: gloves off as residents battle property tycoons
Recently appointed Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Oppah...
Biogas-a solution for many problems
As power cuts worsen, clean energy seems to be...
Home ownership scheme introduced
Home seekers in Harare will soon benefit from government’s...
Harare Kopje – a neglected wonder
Shona history has it that the Kopje provided the...
The hidden cost of powercuts
Imagine that you’re woken up from a deep sleep...
Harare’s parking nightmare
With a population of over two million, Harare experiences...
The economic woes of Harare women
Comment Zimbabwe’s continued economic meltdown has affected women more...
Residents failing to report animal road kills
Motorists in Harare have expressed concern over the non-removal...
Success as 74 schools enter Allied Arts Festivals
This year’s National Institute of Allied Arts Festival (NIAA)...
Lulu’s: welcome home!
It is perhaps worth remembering that this column’s aim...
Pirate DVD vendors sell porn at night
The market for pirate video discs on the streets...
Msasa park residents fed up with Zimphos
Residents living in Msasa Park and Park Meadowlands are...
Detroit-Harare arts exchange flying high
The Zimbabwe Culture Centre of Detroit (ZCCD) continues to...
Illegal vending still rife despite clampdown
Photo: Vendors are being pushed into formal vending sites....
Harare: Urban Evolution – A Photographic History
Book Review by Dr Robert Challiss Soon after its...
Easier business licensing on the cards
City of Harare aims to implement a new business...
How to safely harvest your rainwater
The Zimbabwe Meteorological Services have predicted that this rainy...
Ban electric geysers, but subsidise solar
Government recently proposed a ban on electric geysers in...
Harare Hospital shamed for treatment of mothers
Women are routinely detained after they give birth at...
Sex education in schools?
Young people have been cited as one of the...
City improvements win cautious praise
City of Harare (CoH) has made steps towards achieving...
Joy as renovated House of Smiles re-opens
It was a happy scene as House of Smiles...
Mighty and miraculous: the Moringa tree
The Moringa tree (moringa oleifera) is native to northern...
Zim Rowers qualify for Rio Olympics 2016
Both of the Zimbabwean Rowers who competed at the...
Council to introduce pilot pre-paid water meters (Part 1)
Harare Water last month held a smart water meter...
National Parks blamed for Chivero disaster
A host of environmental challenges have besieged Lake Chivero,...
Harare South shopping centres dilapidated
Residents have expressed concern that many shopping centres in...
Delhi Palace – food fit for a prince
The Delhi Palace – formerly in Greystone Park –...
Lusaka Punk and other stories: The Caine Prize for African writing 2015
Every year local book lovers look forward to ’amaBooks...
Residents disappointed with budget consultations
Residents in Harare have expressed dissatisfaction with council’s 2016...
Meet the head students at Morgan High
Morgan High School in Arcardia is a co-educational school...
Musicamp 2015: talent, trumpets and Tuku
Every year, Musicamp takes place during the August school...
FigJam – local technology at its best
A search online reveals millions of articles on how...
Borrowdale kids teach parents how to recycle
Northside Community Church in Borrowdale, just across from Sam...
Traditional and Organic Food and Seed Festival on this weekend
Eating Outside the Box is the theme of the...
Drivers, touts buying illicit beer at kombi ranks
These days at kombi ranks, if you see kombi...
Home seekers scammed of $3.6 million
Over six thousand home seekers at Retreat settlement near Waterfalls...
Council to introduce new bus system
The City of Harare (CoH) and A1 Metro Bus...
Heatwave hits Zimbabwe
The Meteorological Services Department of the Ministry of Environment,...
Harare House – our giant, posh, white elephant
The Mayoral Mansion in Gunhill was built by former...
New Eastgate vendor’s complex will be eco-friendly
The eastern part of the central business district of...
This year Fashion Weekend gets behind child road safety
In a bid to promote the safety of children...
Cricket: Zim schools trumped by SA visitors
The dull thud of bat on ball, the desperate...
Council rejects ZINARA bid for parking millions
Harare councillors have vowed to stop the Zimbabwe National...
Carl Joshua talks about TV, comedy, cooking, and his next show
We last spoke to comedian Carl Joshua Ncube back...
Earthworms – a growing role in food security
Community projects in Harare are not normally associated with...
Chiedza Brown fundraiser tonight at Alliance
A fundraising concert to repatriate the remains of Chiedza...
City of Harare and EMA blamed for pollution of Harare rivers
Residents, industrialists and environmentalists have blamed City of Harare...
Shoko Festival hits Harare
The fifth edition of Shoko Festival hits Harare again...
Full stars to Istanbul: A Turkish delight
If I am honest, there are times when I...
How to save electricity in your home
Harare residents have for many years have been faced...
Mabvuku Polyclinic gets an upgrade
Council has started upgrading Mabvuku Polyclinic into an improved...
Massive fires raise alarm over city’s readiness
The city of Harare recently suffered two unusually big...
Council readies city for rains
After flash flooding wreaked havoc in the Central Business...
Rotary brings joy to Pathways Autism Trust
In July, the Rotary Club of Borrowdale Brooke hosted...
Mbare Bio-Digester: Still no progress one year on
Despite an April 2014 commencement deadline and the availability...
Bridge and tollgate over Mukuvisi River stirs debate
As the crow flies, crossing from Msasa Park to...
Chirikure reflects on the life and death of Chenjerai Hove
Chenjerai, as I struggle with my tears, I keep...
Online artist network launched
A lack of international visibility for local Zimbabwean artists...
Fury in Mount Pleasant over building of flats
Mount Pleasant residents are up in arms about a...
Meet Tawanda – our new Assistant Editor
This month we welcome Tawanda Mudzonga to the Harare...
Let’s Clean Up the World!
Our Place. Our Planet. Our Responsibility. This month, Harare...
Unreliable refuse collection angers residents
Residents have expressed anger over the unreliable refuse collection...
The grass is always green for Alexander Mnkandla
Looking at the sweep of green lawn and well-tended...
Simuka Comedy celebrates fourth anniversary
Simuka Comedy celebrated its fourth anniversary last month. The...
Council looking for public toilet partner
City of Harare is looking for organisations and individuals...
Koovah readies for inaugural Ecofest
In a bid to boost the appreciation and profile...
My heart on my sleeve by Tony Robinson
For a change of pace this month, I have...
Are your verges safe and water-wise?
Most house proud owners want their homes to look...
I Am Zimbabwean – youth run NGO launched
Zimbabwean youth advocacy and development group I Am Zimbabwean...
Cartoon workshop explores local themes
There is chatting in the boardroom. Sometimes there is...
Obituary: Courage under fire – Councillor Lancelot Mudavanhu
A dark cloud eclipsed the warm sunshine in Ward...
Cop vs kombi viral video highlights public disgust at both
A video circulating on social media including Facebook and...
Forty five thousand leave HIV test results uncollected
Eight percent of Zimbabweans have been failing to collect...
On the bright side: New traffic and streetlights in Harare West
Ashdown Park and other nearby parts of Ward 16...
Harare’s boreholes soon to dry
Harare boreholes are drying up earlier every year and...
Meet Prince Edward Jazz band’s Dylan Mpanyera
Dylan Mpanyera might be a pint sized young man...
Seeking shade in Sunningdale
Harare’s Ward 10 is one of the few communities...
Rainbow Airlines lifts off in Harare
A new Zimbabwean airline, Rainbow Airlines, took to the...
How to: Executive email carpet bomb
In the first edition of our column, dedicated to...
Seatbelt safety: Zimbabweans don’t care
It is not uncommon in Harare to see drivers...
Piano Man saves the night at La Fontaine
Last month we were invited to share in a...
Disappointment for Zim rugby at Craven Week
The Zimbabwean Under 18 side took to the field on...
Water Dealers, Zinwa anger public
Residents have expressed their long term dissatisfaction with the...
Sekai Zengeza to perform Beethoven, Bach this Saturday
Sekai Mei Zengeza is the eldest daughter of a...
Val Bhunu- the ‘girl force’ of Zimbabwe tennis
Valeria Bhunu was like any other nine year old...
Schools join in wetland protest
Students from some Harare schools have been deeply disturbed...
“I’ve got no sacred cows” – Vokal Da Poet
A new wave of contemporary poets is enjoying critical...
Residents dismayed by Warren Hills Cemetery
Once an elegant, dignified, and well-maintained resting place for...
$1,000 from backyard lettuces
“Self sustainability inspired me to get into farming. I...
Peterhouse students in the shadow of Everest
In December 2014 the Peterhouse Exploration Club went on...
Council to sell rented houses to sitting tenants
City of Harare has resolved to sell its rented...
Tauzeni turns women’s suffrage into art
Following a successful run of three exhibitions this year...
Sables win, but PE School ground frustrates supporters
Zimbabwe’s Sables triumphed over the Simbas of Kenya at...
Experts demand strict monitoring to curb radiation
Health and environmental experts in Harare have called for...
Stone crushers – tough living threatens environment
The expansion of Msasa Park has provided a ready...
Harare’s Junior Mayor at the end of his term
As the term of Harare’s Junior Mayor Ebenezer Nobela...
Sad end looms for Marlborough social soccer
Come rain or scorching heat, every Sunday is match...
Online village for mbira music now open
For many local people mbira music has a spiritual...
Face to face with Saint George’s College Headboy
St George’s College is among the best secondary schools in...
Fine Dining at Amanzi Restaurant
We all feel like a touch of luxury on...
Residents concerned by vandalism of ZESA property
Residents in some suburbs have resorted to repairing ZESA...
Textures- an anthology of contrast
Last month saw Bulawayo-based publishers ’amaBooks launch Textures at...
Debate over Mapostori use of open spaces
Various apostolic sects have taken over many of the...
High fees drive gas traders underground
A joint effort by City of Harare’s (CoH) Fire...
How to write a better complaint letter
This is the first in our series of articles...
Zimbabwean visual art shining in Venice
If you mention Venice to any visual artist, they...
Serving Mr Bigfoot – Harare’s cobbler for giants
He might not be in the same league as...
British chef Barry Lewis tastes Zimbabwean treats
Barry Lewis is a British chef with a YouTube...
Samuel Wadzai, Zim Vendors Union National Director
As a resident of Harare, you will often interact...
Zim rowers bag 41 medals at SA Champs
Twenty one rowers took to the water at the...
Plot thickens in wetland wars
The divisive fight for wetlands – with developers and...
FOG Art Auction raises $11,000
More than $11,000 was raised at last month’s Friends...
Glen View home industries threaten the environment
From a distance you can hear cars hooting, touts...
Council goes green- Installs solar street lights
Last year in March we reported on a trial...
Free wifi a boon for artists
Internet service providers (ISPs) have made available wireless internet...
Cholera treatment abused as laundry detergent
At the height of the cholera outbreak in 2008...
Step up for emergency services
Emergency preparedness in the city of Harare is set...
Best ever Zim team for Rio 2016 paralympics
The 2015 Paralympics Games official opening day coincided with...
Are extra lessons beneficial or not?
Experts in Harare have expressed doubt over the benefits...
Tracking Technology to tighten Council’s control
City of Harare (CoH) has introduced Geographic Information Systems...
Tuku’s footwear unaffordable for many
Acclaimed superstar Oliver Mtukudzi’s launch of Hai-kobo footwear at...
Residents, conservationists clash with developers on Monavale Wetland
Conservation signs erected on Monavale Vlei were torn down...
Tag Rugby Trust moves to create zimbabwean centres
The game of rugby can expect a boost at...
Chang Thai: amazing food, so book ahead
We have been intending to try Chang Thai for...
Work to start on Shawasha Mall in Mbare
Construction of Shawasha Shopping Mall in Mbare is finally...
Harare DNA testing centre attracts attention
Many people are turning to the African Institute of...
Get ready for Miombo Magic, 30-31 May
Last year’s Miombo Magic music festival proved a hit...
Fashion show raises $2,000 for Autism
More than $2,000 was raised at the Fashion and...
Council drags feet over 10% rates retention scheme
It has emerged that most wards in Harare are...
Consumerizim.com – giving consumers teeth to bite back
Joe Ruzvidzo is better known as Joe Black from...
In pictures – HIFA Highlights
Anybody who stood in the massive crowd at the...
City aims to double sewage treatment
The City of Harare has targeted 219 million litres...
St Johns Alumni publishes book
Some readers might remember Matthew Butler, a St John’s...
Council forges ahead with prepaid water meters despite massive resistance
Debate on the pre-paid water metering system continues to...
Seven-award haul at youth summit
Mcleo Mapfumo (23) from Milton Park raised the Zimbabwean...
In memory of Nixon Margolis
By all accounts, Nixon Margolis, who died last month...
HIFA – festival goers have their say
HIFA enters it’s fifth and penultimate day today. Last...
Human disco ball visits HIFA
Festival goers were treated to something new yesterday at...
School bands shining at HIFA
Award-winning Prince Edward School Jazz Band proved why they...
Traffic chaos in the CBD- no simple solutions
As the debate on how to decongest Harare’s Central...
FaB Fusion and Ovation Band fails to impress Coke Green on HIFA debut
Fab Fusion and Ovation Band failed to light up...
Where to now? Short stories from Zimbabwe
Where to Now? is a collection of 16 stories...
Meet Clive Manhenga, the sound man
When you speak the name Manhenga in the music...
Mabelreign gets cleaned up
Harare is well known for being strewn with litter, and...
Belvedere residents go without services
More than 460 residents from of Belvedere West, situated...
Book Café still battling debt
Despite holding a fundraising concert earlier this year featuring...
Low Carb Nutrition- the secret to good health
Traditionally we have been taught that excessive fat in...
Avondale artists take to recycling
Artists at Shandaipamwe Art and Craft Centre in Avondale...
25 chickens chete, says council
The City of Harare has maintained that it will...
Commuters not happy with loud music in omnibuses
Kombi crews in Harare are living up to their...
Mbira in Schools
Albert Chimedza, director of the Mbira Centre, began his...
Wetlands key to survival of SADC river basins
The ramifications of the current world-wide water shortage should...
A chat with the headgirl at Roosevelt High
In February Harare News profiled the Prince Edward Head...
World Water Day celebrated in thirsty Tafara
Zimbabwe United Nations Association (ZUNA) recently commemorated International Water...
Breaking the obstetric fistula curse – call for referrals
It’s a condition that causes unparalleled suffering in young...
Driving school training rank needs improvement
The open space between the Rainbow Towers and Interpol...
Instant joy at Harare Hospital
Children visiting the outpatients ward at Harare Hospital paediatrics...
Illegal dumping and cultivation in Mabelreign
Residents of Zambezi Flats along Quendon Road in Mabelreign...
Musical joy at NIAA 2015 Eisteddfod
The National Institute of Allied Arts (NIAA) 2015 Vocal...
Deposit for Budiriro houses slashed to 10%
City of Harare and CABS in February reduced the...
Historical buildings recognised and preserved
City of Harare together with the National Museums and...
Meet your councillor: Ward 19 – Mabvuku
Ward 19 councillor Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi, who is in his...
‘The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician’ by Tendai Huchu
I first went to Edinburgh, Scotland to visit Tendai...
School buses – are they safe?
Over the past few years many private schools and...
What to consider when joining a housing cooperative
Rapid population growth including rural to urban migration has...
NAMA awards carry international recognition
The local theatre industry may seem to be in...
Mbare residents take councillor to task
Residents of the populous township of Mbare, Ward 4,...
Training and exposure for young artists at the National Gallery
Green Shoots is an exhibition hosted by the National...
New kid Antalya makes a decent debut
We were highly excited this month to hear of...
Zinwa’s competence questioned in court as water wars wage on
Bulk water delivery business LS Waters (pictured) was last...
Locally manufactured solar dryer holds great promise
Sweet, chewy, and bursting with the energy of the...
Greendale ‘stink’ caused by lack of council facilitation
Controversy that has simmered up over the building of...
Harare Municipality Services: online reporting launched
A new online platform called Harare Municipality Services (HMS)...
Bienvenue Franck Chabbasseur, the new director of Alliance Française
Franck Chabbasseur is the new Directeur of Alliance Française...
Councillors ponder 10% retention system
Harare City councillors are apprehensive about the lack of...
Zambezi News aims for continental recognition
After successfully growing a local audience, popular comedy show...
Let’s hear it for the Avondale Toilet Angel
There is nothing nicer in these times of greed...
Outcry over council workshops
Since its swearing-in nearly two years ago council has...
Meet Paula Hawkins, New York Times bestselling Author
Harare-born author Paula Hawkins has hit the big time....
Council claims progress with water delivery infrastructure
The rehabilitation of Harare’s water works using funds from...
Power lifter Tinashe Mutero targets Rio 2016 Paralympics
He may be fairly new to the game but...
A-Level set book novelists to meet with students
On Thursday 19 February, students and teachers will have...
More parks planned for Harare suburbs
The City of Harare (CoH) is set to increase...
Belcantos earns 2 stars in second round of dining
Last year’s series of reviews ended on a lamentable...
Touching the light – hope for Zimbabwe’s blind
The Dorothy Duncan Braille Library and Rehabilitation Centre was...
Noise pollution intensifies
Harare has witnessed an increase in noise pollution over...
Meet Nixon Margolis – Prince Edward Head Boy for 2015
Prince Edward School is the oldest boys high school...
Miracle on Speke Avenue
Visitors to the CBD must be sure to pass...
Black market fuel sales still common
The fact that fuel is now readily available at...
Amai Mnangagwa calls for tough stance on wetland development
More than three hundred people gathered on Monavale Wetland...
Mud Run raises $12,000 for KidzCan
Sunday 18 January saw more than 1,000 runners take...
Harare News partners with House of Smiles
Harare News is pleased to announce its partnership with...
Public unconvinced at Borrowdale Wetland stakeholder meeting
Tension ran high on 13 January during an Environmental...
New trees for Harare’s roads, cemeteries
Council and Friends of the Environment  last week launched...
Meet visual artist, Tapfuma Gutsa
Harare News journalist Kundai Marunya visits Tapfuma Gutsa in his...
Urban fish farming
“Aquaculture” is the term used for fish farming. A...
Musicians launch union
11 November saw the launch of the Zimbabwe Musicians...
Growing taste for fast food may threaten public health
Real beef bones. Greasy potato chips. Chicken gizzards. Matemba....
Belcantos Malfoodos – a dire dinner indeed
ZOL’s Restaurant week which ran from 29 October to...
Artist brings colour to children at Harare Hospital
Celebrated Zimbabwean artist, Wayne Stutchbury, has collaborated with his...
Know your ward: Ward 2 – Harare Central
Ward 2, namely Harare Central, is one of the...
Ward 2, Meet your Councillor, Auxillia Mahachi
The enormous challenges faced by Harare make the job...
Meyrick Park residents appalled by monkey poisoning
Residents of Meyrick Park were shocked recently to discover...
$40,000 in prizes at Startup Weekend
From 21–23 November, Startup Weekend Harare took place at...
Press Release: Hope Masike to perform jazz set at Alliance
As our favourite musicians stage shows across the country...
Book Review: Together
Together celebrates the writing of two of Zimbabwe’s veteran...
2015 Budget: a sober plan for Harare
Despite a lack of participation in the budget consultation...
Reps box office swamped for Les Mis
Running 16 to 25 October, Les Mis The Concert...
Basket Case II – interweaving cultural threads
Light, bright, clean and airy. The refurbished roof and...
Council flouts Environment Act
City Council and their partners in the property development...
Harare News scoops top honours
Harare News was delighted to receive the Best Print...
Proactive security for your business
For every organisation, time is money. Worrying about a...
Unsafe acts the major cause of workplace tragedy
Data released by the National Social Security Authority (NSSA)...
Bees stung by wetlands invasions
The physicist Albert Einstein is reported to have said...
China Garden’s mammoth menu
We decided this month that it was time to...
Press Release: Literary events coming up in November
A series of literary events is set to run...
New houses, old plans in Budirio
On 16 October, 2,000 houses built in Budiriro under...
Participatory budgeting a missed opportunity
The City of Harare has recently held meetings with...
Running in Zimbabwe
Running as a serious sport, a recreational pursuit, a...
City triples fire fighting readiness
City of Harare has tripled its fire-fighting capacity in...
CoH Press Statement on Illegal Structures and Demolitions
“Harare City Council would like to inform all persons...
Ward 21, Mabvuku: Meet your councillor
Despite his youth, Councillor Barnabas Ndira (Ward 21) is...
The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories
The Caine Prize for African Writing, now considered to...
Day in the life of a recyclables collector
Overworked and underpaid, toiling in unhygienic conditions and sometimes...
Hip Hop artist Synik takes the global stage
Gerald Mugwenhi, known to most in the Zimbabwe hip...
Hatcliffe learners take education into own hands
Passion and determination to build a better future for...
Newlands residents bemoan public drinking
A Ward 8 Council meeting heard complaints by Newlands residents...
Professional Dance Training for Youth – DTZ
The Dance Trust of Zimbabwe (DTZ) is the heart...
Timber alternative for cleaner streets, jobs
Would you like outdoor furniture that looks like timber,...
Magaba Siyaso – a marketplace for all
Magaba-Siyaso home industries market (loosely translated to mean tins...
Foundations Project gets support from businesses
Foundations Project recently received support from businesses in Harare,...
Mbare tenants appeal for tenure
Tenants in Harare’s oldest township Mbare are appealing to...
Cyber crime – play it safe
They come to you as business partners, sellers and...
All about: Tree Society of Zimbabwe
The original idea for the Tree Society came from...
Youths extort money from fleeing kombis
Unemployed youths in Mbare are fleecing money from commuter...
Harare Chamber Orchestra plays on against the odds
Musicians in European orchestras complain bitterly about the mingy,...
Citizen’s Report: We were robbed by a gunman in Milton Park
On Wednesday evening my Mum and I returned home...
Parking lots a good business in high density areas
There has been an increase in the number of...
Maestro – eclectic, flash and friendly
Driving down the Enterprise Road towards town one Saturday...
Council installs CCTV
Council last month started installing a new traffic management...
Alternative source of heat for cooking
Epworth lies just a few kilometres east of the...
Theatre in the Park upgrade underway
Rooftop Promotions (RP) launched the much anticipated revamp of...
Zimbabweans win British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards
The British Council Harare, with support from Old Mutual...
Mixed reception for prepaid electricity meters
In recent months the power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply...
Harare blitz nets over 200 polluters
Over 200 companies in Harare’s industrial sites have been...
Harare gears up for Ebola
City of Harare have assured residents that they have...
Gallery: Shoko 2014 Peace in the Hood hits Chi Town
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New fashion market for Harare
The arrival of summer 2014 also marks the start...
Press Release: Shoko Festival 2014 ready to roar
International artists and new media practitioners from the United...
Dualisation of airport road impacts plot boundaries
The construction of the multi-million dollar Harare Airport Road...
Yes, your baby can swim!
Eliya! Ready! Go!” I commanded firmly and she was...
Shoe dye scams in CBD
As the unemployment rate across our country continues to...
Get your goat at Gava’s
Gava’s restaurant in Belgravia Sports Club at the top...
2015 City budget consultations set to start
The first of Harare’s 2015 budget consultative meetings is...
Friday market at Amanzi
Clean living is the name of the game at...
Better days for passport applicants
The Harare Passport Office, long dreaded by passport seekers...
September brings you Shoko Festival
Shoko Festival returns this September to kick off summer...
Harare’s fiber network opens up MOOCs to residents
What is a MOOC? MOOC stands for Massive Open...
Hats off to Café Nush
I’m something of a regular at Café Nush, often...
The ups and downs of imported cars
Second-hand cars have been coming into Zimbabwe to be...
Carving a new chapter for Chapungu
One of the country’s foremost art and sculpture venues,...
Borehole owners share water
Residents in Belvedere and several other neighbourhoods across the...
Local DJ RayDiz to compete in Las Vegas
Upcoming local disk jockey (DJ) RayDiz (real name Rayhaan...
Council takes control of Easipark
Council last month resolved to put in place an...
Agri show starts tomorrow
The 104th Harare Agricultural show is set to run...
Cooking the green way
As power shortages continue to worsen in Harare, residents...
Doctor endangers public in Mabelreign
The corner of Kirkman Road and Sherwood Drive in...
Deposit ‘too high’ for new Budiriro houses
City of Harare is reportedly struggling to find suitable...
Sankukai karate training starts in Harare
Shihan (master instructor) Barry Stranack 8th Dan is well...
Goat markets go unregulated
Beyond the havoc and commotion of travellers waiting for...
Talking Twitter with SirNige – July Edition
Despite the silence on #SalaryGate issue lately, the challenges...
A comparative look at bank charges
Continuing with the theme of what to consider when...
Why was Councillor Mbanga handed a box of roots?
Councillor Chris Mbanga was presented with a box of...
A long hard ride against poaching
Zimboundary is a made up of two cyclists who...
Full strength SA and Aussie teams to play in Harare
Harare Sports Club will play host to its most...
The Pointe – busy and for good reason
In these financially stressed times I have, in vain,...
Clean and Green Zimbabwe- new recycling initiative launches
A new recycling company Clean and Green Zimbabwe was...
Wrought iron artists bring metal to life
Travelling from the National Sports Stadium towards the city...
A ray of hope for Zimbabwean golf
The esteemed Hatcliffe Girls Development Trust (HGDT) that brought...
Vital repairs at the National Gallery
Artists, art lovers, and gallery goers in general who...
Verandah Gallery Charity Exhibition, 27 July
For 100 years, Emerald Hill Children’s Home has been...
Musicians play second fiddle to preachers
Some street corners in Harare’s CBD, that used to...
Press Release: Vagina Monologues author lands in Harare tomorrow
Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, activist, author...
Long Time Coming : Short Writings From Zimbabwe
There is more to Zimbabwe than is often portrayed...
Naked cables pose a danger
City residents have raised their concerns over exposed ZESA...
Council hears committee findings on water loan abuse
The special committee tasked with assessing the appropriateness of...
What to consider when choosing or losing a bank Part 2
In the first part of this two-part series we...
Telecel introduces debit card for Telecash users
Telecel Zimbabwe has become the first mobile phone operator...
Students build environmental app
Students from the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) have...
Day in the life: Kombi driver
Over the last few years kombi drivers have become...
Ward 11; Meet your councillor
Ward 11 is one of four wards that contain...
Know your ward 4 and 11, Mbare
Wards 4 and 11 stretch from Coventry Road in...
Residents switch to gas
Failure by the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) to...
Pimp my Kombi
Due to increasing competition in the kombi business many...
Herbal medicines gaining acceptance
Many people across the city are using the services...
Urban ecosytems under siege
The burning of vleis and grasslands in Harare reaches...
Coventry starts Rio 2016 Olympic Training
Kirsty Coventry,