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Thandisizwe Mgudlwa With two games to spare in the World Cup qualifying group, Bafana Bafana sit at the bottom of Group D with four points. To be on the safe side, they would need all the 6 points they can get in the last two matches of the qualifiers if they...
Thembile Ndabeni Last year on 6th September marked the 50th anniversary of the most Apartheid Architect, Hendrik Frensch Verwoed. Nothing said and done what, okay! But doesn’t the nation deserve to know, if yes, how? Who was he and what were supposed to make of that? Verwoed went to Germany to study Nazism in...
A rally organized and hosted by Zanu PF's Midlands province last week has been hailed as a blue print to emulate by top part strategists, and faction leaders in Zimbabwe's ruling party Khuluma Afrika can reveal. The youth interface rally held in Midlands Province topped attendance records in comparison with...
Nophi Phumisa These are not rumours. Weeks ago, a local chief in Malawi, Paramount Chief Lundu, made a strong case, publicly, connecting Prophet Shepherd Bushiri to mainstream politics. At a ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) political rally in his area, Lundu publicly announced he has banned Prophet Bushiri’s churches in his...
Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Fresh from his appointment as the new Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chair - at the 37th SADC Summit of heads of state and government held in Pretoria last week, South African President Jacob Zuma story is inspirational. It is less than two years before the Jacob Zuma Presidency...
By Tinashe Mukogo CA (SA) INSEAD & Musekiwa Samuriwo Executives in Silicon Valley and more broadly in developed markets are used to making decisions based on reliable data and even more so now with the advent of ‘Big Data’. Even companies such as Amazon who pride themselves in the ability...
By Tapiwa Mubonderi There is a big outcry and expectation of employment creation in the public sphere of Zimbabwe. Since independence there has been a surge in urban populations due to rural to urban migration and curtailment of infant mortality.  The proliferation of social services provision such as education in...
Harare - Zimbabwe's nonagenarian President Robert Mugabe this afternoon summarily summoned Ministers in charge of national security to express personal security concerns ahead of tomorrow's youth interface rally in Gweru. At the meeting, Mugabe is said to have requested special security details, and increased security ahead of the rally. At the same...
By Panashe Makufa Ethiopis-Israel a non-denominational network based in Ethiopia in partnership with Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) and on behalf of Christian sons and daughters in Zimbabwe will  this Friday be honoring church leaders for the work they have done over the years. The event which is under the theme...
By Rich Mugobo In 1994, the euphoria of “freedom at last” engulfed the majority of South Africans who had waited for the end to the brutal era of apartheid. The “last domino to fall” was a country pregnant with expectations whilst at the same time, gripped with apprehension of what...
By Patson Dzamara That Robert Mugabe's name is indelibly inscribed and embellished in the hall of Africa's revolutionary icons is not contestable. In his trail blazing years, Mugabe inscribed a permanent mark on the sand of Africa through vision, ideological clarity and leadership. Along with liberation luminaries such as Julius Nyerere and...