- Jun 11, 2015
- Harry Davies
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Harry founded Harare News in 2013 with his cousin, Sara. He holds an Honours degree in literature and a Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management from the Sol Plaatje Institute at Rhodes University. Harry lived and worked in South Africa, England and Korea. As managing editor he oversees the business and editorial aspects of Harare News, though he enjoys writing, with a particular focus on science, environment, community and hard news pieces. He is addicted to all forms of media, and is excited by the transformative power that modern tools can give communities. He loves living and working in Harare, and listens to the music of Mokoomba on repeat. He lives in Meyrick Park with his partner Eva and their two boys.
Sales and Distribution Manager
Newton Musara is a family man with five children - two boys and three girls. Newton joined Z Promotions PL, a publishing company in 1993 as an editorial assistant for Africa Film & TV Directory and Magazine before joining the advertising sales department a year later. He was appointed to the board of directors in 1997 and negotiated a contract with the Law Society of Zimbabwe to publish the Law Society Directory and magazine. Fast foward to 2013, Newton joined Harare News as client officer and distribution manager. Newton’s hobbies include going to church, watching TV, and reading newspapers. He enjoys his fish and rice or sadza, and goat meat accompanied with any fruit juice.
Tawanda is a writer and journalist with a passion for Zimbabwe, especially Harare where she grew up. Formerly the Editor of Her Zimbabwe – the online platform for stories about Zimbabwean women, Tawanda’s recent work on Harare includes essays about the city published this year alongside the work of writers writing about Nairobi, Lagos and Cairo in a UK digital series called Letters from Africa. She has a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Denison University, Ohio USA and her work has been published on online platforms in the USA, the UK and Zimbabwe. Tawanda lives in Greendale with her partner Dennis and their new daughter, Mufaro. She enjoys long walks, watching birds and witnessing the magical change of seasons.
Muthandani Zaba (known as Zaba), is married to Sibambene and they have two daughters, Izwirashe and Mufarowashe. He is on Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (CIS) part D. Zaba has been with Harare News for a year and a half. Previously he was with Fidelity Printers and Refiners (Pvt) Ltd, Borrowdale Brooke Spar and Strand Multiprint (Pvt) Ltd. He is Christian. Zaba enjoys playing chess and reading.
Advertising Sales Executive
Gilbert supports all aspects of the advertising sales process and marketing of Harare News print and online by providing marketing and industry expertise and knowledge. Gilbert is an excellent sales and marketing executive and looks after all his clients design and advertising needs with efficiency. Gilbert is born again Christian currently studying towards a diploma in Digital Marketing with the Digital Marketing Institute of Ireland. In his free time he enjoy lots of outdoor activities and spending time relaxing with family.
Graham grew up in Harare. After school he studied Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, working as a photographer and designer for the student newspaper and other publications. After graduating he worked for two years for a Cape Town studio designing books and an online magazine. In 2011 he returned to Zimbabwe, where he has been working as a freelance designer of books and information graphics, and teaching at the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts. He has been with Harare News since the launch issue. In his free time he explores Zimbabwes amazing countryside with his mountain bike, hiking boots, and camera.
Kundai (25) is Harare News' longest serving journalist. He has in his five year career, written for numerous papers including NewsDay, Zimbabwe Independent, The Standard, The Zimbabwean, The Public Servant, Flame News, Suburban News and Harare News. He holds Diploma in Communication and Journalism from the Christian College of Southern Africa. As a Staff Writer at Harare News he won the Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust’s (YETT) Youth Voices Award for 2014 Male Journalist of the Year. An art lover and poet, he is also the founder and Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Arts Journalists Association (ZAJA), a not for profit organization that seeks to improve arts news content through promotion of freedom of speech and objectivity in art and culture journalism.
Born in 1968, Steve attended primary school in Chitungwiza (Chinembiri and Dzidzai). He went on to Waddilove Boarding School in Marondera for his secondary education. He trained as a journalist and earned a Diploma in Journalism at Christian College of Southern Africa in 1989. Steve is on of Harare News' senior journalists, writing to environmental, arts and culture, and developmental issues. His experience spans 21 years with publications large and small, national and international. Has had a stint in broadcasting and has contributed a number of stories for the national broadcaster (Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation). Also writes poetry and prose. Won three awards: The Biodiversity Journalist Award (2000) The British Council Arts for Change Award (2000) and Best Poetry Entry Award (1989). Married to Noreen and has 3 children, Tisa and Carlton and Steve Junior. Likes Gardening, travelling, reading and watching soccer.
Farai Dauramanzi is one of Harare News' lead writers, with numerous front page stories under his belt. He holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication, and has used it to become a seasoned council reporter. He strives to paint a true reflection of life and events in the city. He has written for various publications, and worked as a video editor for the Small House Saga, a soap opera which used to show on ZTV1. Farai is fascinated by new media technology and music production. He lives with his wife in Chitungwiza.
Lovemore has been with Harare News since May 2014. He has a flair for news areas that include environmental, community, and developmental items. Lovemore holds a certificate in Mass Communications and Journalism from Christian College of Southern Africa. He is also a holder of a Sales Management and Marketing diploma, a certificate in Multimedia Video editing and has worked in accounts and marketing departments. He is married to Alice Muropa and blessed with three children, Lisa, and twins Leon and Lucy. He enjoys reading widely, fishing, game viewing and photography.
Pretty Chavango (24) has always had a passion for writing. She completed her diploma in Journalism and Communication at the Christian College of Southern Africa (CCOSA). Unafraid of a challenge, she enjoys digging in deep with feature articles, especially with a gender and health focus. She lives in Marlborough, and is currently studying for a degree in Communication Science through UNISA. She is the second born of five siblings and enjoys reading and blogging.
General Manager (On leave)
Sara was the founding editor of Harare News, which she set up with her cousin Harry in 2013. After the birth of her daughter in May 2014, she returned to take care of sales, distribution and the general business of running a community newspaper. Sara holds a BA degree in Journalism and English from Rhodes University and Honours in English from the University of Cape Town. Following a stint in journalism in London, she then took a Masters in Human Rights from the University of London. She has experience with many small-scale community projects - food growing is another major area of interest. She is passionate about community and sees the distribution of good quality news around Harare as hugely positive and enabling for all members of society.