Policy

Climate change ignorance threatens food security in Zim

Climate change ignorance threatens food security in Zim

NOVEMBER 3, 2015 recorded the lowest temperatures for the month, a clear sign of how Zimbabwe is experiencing climate change, but the response from rural farmers is otherwise as the global phenomenon is still a mystery to many. A survey conducted by NewsDay revealed that most rural farmers in Mashonaland East, […]

Local prisons grappling with a shortage of plates

Local prisons grappling with a shortage of plates

LOCAL prisons which have long coped with food shortages have a new problem: Not enough plates to serve the scarce food. Hard-core criminals such as murderers and rapists are worst hit, said Zimbabwe Prisons Service spokeswoman Elizabeth Banda. At some maximum security prisons, there is just one plate for up […]

War vets demand answers from Mugabe

War vets demand answers from Mugabe

WAR veterans want President Robert Mugabe to establish a commission of enquiry to flush out senior Zanu PF officials with Rhodesian connections holding onto land in and around the country’s urban centres on behalf of “ex-Rhodies”. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA)  secretary-general Victor […]

Zimbabwe govt to start taxing farm beneficiaries

Zimbabwe govt to start taxing farm beneficiaries

ZIMBABWE is set to start taxing beneficiaries of its land reform programme, as the government tries to expand its revenue base, which has been shrunk by low employment levels and struggling businesses. Fifteen years after the much maligned fast track land reform programme, the southern African country says it expects to […]