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Dr Steve Chingwaru

SA-based Zimbabwean geologist makes groundbreaking discovery of world’s largest gold resource, valued at billions

By Zimbabwe Mail PhD recipient Dr Steve Chingwaru’s groundbreaking research in geomatallurgy is turning heads. At just 26, he’s uncovered potentially the world’s largest invisible gold resource, valued at R450 billion. Obtaining a PhD at 26 is already a massive achievement, but what makes Chingwaru’s graduation from Stellenbosch University (SU) even more remarkable is his

GERMANY: Diaspora Insurance attends African ambassadors labour mobility summit

By Own Correspondent BERLIN: Germany, like major European economies, faces acute on chronic shortages of labour in key areas like healthcare, information technology, engineering and education. The labour shortages in these key sectors of the economy have led to an increased demand for skilled migrant labour. With it, migrant labour brings a lot of challenges

Dr Priscilla Ngala

Life Coach Dr Priscilla Ngala to hold business masterclass in Harare

By Staff Reporter United Kingdom-based business strategist and life coach Dr Priscilla Ngala is hosting a masterclass in Harare aimed at empowering women to launch and grow their businesses. The masterclass titled “Queen of Passion to Profit Conference” will be held at Cresta Lodge and is expected to attract a large audience. The conference will

Zimbabwean permits: Helen Suzman Foundation takes on Minister in Constitutional Court

GroundUp The Helen Suzman Foundation is opposing a bid by Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to appeal against a High Court ruling on the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP). The Pretoria High Court found that his decision to terminate the ZEP programme was unlawful and unconstitutional. Motsoaledi took the ruling to the Supreme Court of Appeal

UK home care workers cannot work as visa regime tightened, says employer

The Guardian One of the UK’s biggest home care providers says it is paying dozens of migrant workers to sit at home and do nothing because the Home Office has not renewed key immigration permits. Thousands of workers, mostly from Africa, were welcomed into the UK to help fill the one in 10 care worker

13 Zimbabweans killed, 26 injured in bus, truck collision in Cape Town

By Staff Reporter THIRTEEN Zimbabweans have reportedly died after a bus they were travelling in from Harare was involved in a fatal accident 130 kilometres from their Cape Town destination in South Africa. According to media reports the accident between a Simplex Bus Company coach and a haulage truck on the N1 at Hex River

Barnsley: Man fatally stabbed named by police as Lazarus Makono

BBC A man who was fatally stabbed in an attack in Barnsley has been named by police. Lazarus Makono, 26, was found seriously injured at a property in Cooperative Street at around 01:20 GMT on Wednesday and died at the scene. Two men, aged 27 and 28, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and

Leicester: Zimbabwean boy missing in river is bundle of joy, says mother

BBC News, Leicester A two-year-old boy reported missing after falling into a river in Leicester has been named by police as Xielo Maruziva. Xielo entered the River Soar, in the Aylestone area, at about 17:00 GMT on Sunday. A police search to find him, involving specialist teams, is now into its fourth day but has

UK: Families forced to sell personal belongs to cover funeral costs with adverse impact on mental and physical health – report reveals

By UK Correspondent MORE families are experiencing financial challenges when paying for a funeral with some forced to sell personal belongings, leading to adverse impacts on mental and physical health. The latest Cost of Dying report by UK-based insurer, Sunlife, showed that some families are being forced to dig into their savings and investments, use

Kenny Kunene

WATCH: South African activists stage demonstration against school teaching Shona language, demand expulsion of Zimbabwean learners

By Staff Reporter SOUTH African anti-immigrant opposition party, the Patriotic Alliance (PA) Monday staged a protest at Esikhisini primary school in Pretoria, Atteridgeville for teaching the Shona language. Zimbabweans reportedly constitute 20% of Esikhisini school’s population. PA’s deputy president Kenny Kunene, demanded that South Africans be prioritized first and called for the expulsion of Zimbabwean

UK: Care companies meet as firms lose licences; Manchester mayor to address Indaba

By Own Correspondent THE first health and social care Indaba for 2024 will be held in Manchester early next month and comes at a time the sector is under increasing pressure as dozens of businesses lose their licenses to recruit overseas workers. According to the organisers, the gathering, which is the ninth in the ongoing

Winnet Mushaninga says she lived with seven other women in a two-bedroom house in Leeds and worked from 7am until 8pm for low wages that didn’t cover her rent. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

UK care firm charged workers from Africa thousands more than cost of visa

The Guardian A care company serving NHS patients has been charging migrant workers from Africa thousands of pounds to work in the UK when the cost of a visa is only a few hundred pounds, the Guardian has learned. Care workers from Zimbabwe were told to pay the sums to Gloriavd Health Care Ltd in

Bus operators ferrying illegal immigrants into and out of SA to lose permits

The Star Bus operators who consciously transport illegal immigrants across South Africa’s ports of entry could have their permits revoked by the Border Management Authority (BMA). The border law enforcement authority gave this stern warning as it raised concern about the number of public transporters and conveyancers found to have been transporting illegal immigrants over

WATCH: Two Zimbabweans part of Johannesburg fire victims; embassy contacted  

By Staff Reporter SOUTH African state broadcaster SABC has reported that two unnamed Zimbabweans are part of over a hundred victims of a Johannesburg fire on Sunday. Over a hundred families, some of them illegal immigrants from Lesotho and Tanzania, are now being accommodated at Gazini Sports Ground in tents while using mobile ablution facilities

A digital leap for inclusivity: This YouTube channel sheds light on migrant lives in SA

IOL In a significant move to increase support for migrants and their families in South Africa, initiatives were unveiled on Thursday in Cape Town and Monday in Johannesburg. One initiative introduced the Fusion Avenue channel on YouTube, featuring videos created by migrants for migrants, shedding light on their lives in South Africa. Additionally, a compelling documentary

Health official adds water purification liquid to drum Image Credits : Reuters

Border Management Authorities, Limpopo Health Department working to contain spread of cholera

SABC The Department of Health in Limpopo says it is working with the Border Management Authorities (BMA) to contain a further spread of cholera in the province. This follows the detection of two cholera cases in the province. The Department’s spokesperson Niel Shikwambana confirmed that both patients are Zimbabwean nationals who had crossed the border back