Smash? Pow? No, Zim-born South African comic hero is non-violent

By AFP CAPE TOWN – A South African superhero who prefers fighting inequality rather than villains is going down a storm as Cape Town hosts the continent’s largest pop culture, fantasy and gaming festival. Captain South Africa, a star of Comic-Con Cape Town, is a far cry from her US counterpart. Unlike Captain America, the superheroine

Gospel music icon Rebecca Malope to be honoured at Diaspora Insurance-sponsored UK Concert

By Staff Reporter LEGENDARY South African gospel artist Rebecca Malope’s legacy in the music industry will be celebrated during her much-anticipated show set for the Piccadilly Banqueting Suite in Birmingham, United Kingdom this Saturday. Diaspora Insurance is one of the key partners and sponsors for the much-anticipated show which has been dubbed ‘Legendary Night in Concert Live

SA officials intercept truck smuggling cigarettes worth R20m; contraband came through Beitbridge disguised as tea leaves

By moneyweb.co.za SOUTH AFRICA: Law enforcement authorities have detained a truck that was ferrying illicit cigarettes worth some R20 million on Monday, after it was stopped in Bronkhorstspruit and the driver fled the scene. The illicit cigarettes were brought through the Beitbridge border, where the consignment was falsely declared as tea leaves, the South African

London Business School posthumously honours much-loved Zim alumnus Muchaneta

By Staff Reporter THE London Business School has introduced a scholarship fund in honour of the late Zimbabwean business excecutive Themba Muchaneta, who died in a car accident in Wiltshire in South West England last year. Muchaneta, who passed away at the age of 40, was one of London Business School’s most successful former students.

SA: Panashe, four months old, lives in a ditch with his mother

By Bernard Chiguvare for GroundUp Melissa Gwarimba came to South Africa ten years ago from Zimbabwe. When she could not find work, she ended up living on the street in Musina, Limpopo. Her four-month-old son Panashe lives with her in a ditch under a mango tree near the Post Office. Next to the Musina Post

UK: Zim tech tycoon creates deer sanctuary at former military base

Great Yarmouth Mercury Everybody needs good neighbours – even robots. William Sachiti, a technology tycoon who is developing self-driving cars and helper bots for the NHS, has brought a herd of Scottish deer to his company’s headquarters at a former military base in Norfolk. The deer’s arrival is part of his plans to combine technology development

 ‘You have to travel from Byo to Hre and camp there for a week just to get a permit’ – Diaspora group on Zim business frustration

By UK Correspondent LONDON: The Harare government’s oft-repeated mantra is that ‘Zimbabwe is Open for Business’ and treasury chief, Professor Mthuli Ncube, last week led a delegation to the UK on a charm offensive aimed at attracting investment. However, while Zimbabwe is supposedly ‘Open for Business’, not enough is being done to improve the ‘ease

Education activist Vee Kativhu receives the Diana Award

OXFORD University LMH alumna (Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, 2017), and former Foundation Year student, Vee Kativhu has recently been named as a Legacy Award recipient of the Diana Award. Vee is an education activist, creator of a YouTube channel with more than 260,000 subscribers, author of the book Empowered –  a publication where she describes how to set your life

Zimbabwean duo set to feature in cooking reality show MasterChef Australia

By Staff Reporter TWO Australia-based Zimbabwean chefs Ralph Kahango and Rumbidzai “Rue” Mupedzi will feature in the latest season of the hugely popular cooking reality show MasterChef Australia which premieres on May 1. The pair who are now both based in Western Australia were born in Zimbabwe before moving to Australia at a young age.

SA: Zimbabwean mother and baby daughter murdered in Thabong

News24 The gruesome discovery of a young mother and her 3-month old daughter who had been “slaughtered” has sent shock waves through the small settlement of Katanga, Thabong. A neighbour discovered the two bodies on Sunday 16 April when he went outside to relieve himself. The throats of the woman and the baby had been