Lifestyle & Community

Lifestyle & Community

Prospect Lithium to assist communities

By Staff Reporter PROSPECT Lithium Zimbabwe (PLZ), which owns Arcadia Lithium Mine in Mashonaland East, says it will this year upgrade roads, construct schools blocks and create jobs in Goromonzi as part of its social corporate responsibility programmes. The company, which is wholly owned by the Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co, said it

Life after rugby: Beast Mtawarira on Unicef role, the Sharks and RWC 2023

By As a father of two and someone who rose to the top of the rugby world despite coming from an under-resourced background in Zimbabwe, it is no surprise that looking after the welfare of children would feature strongly in the post-Springboks life of Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira. The 36-year-old Mtawarira, the most-capped prop in

US$51 million windfall for smallholder farmers

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT and development partners have injected at least US$51 million towards the Small Holder Irrigation Revitalisation Programme (SIRP) to rural farmers across the country. SIRP National Project Coordinator, Odreck Mukokera, speaking during the commissioning of Mayorca Irrigation Scheme in Silobela last week, said the programme, which started in 2016, is aimed at

Mental Health Expo On This Weekend

By Lisa Nyanhongo The Zimbabwe National Education and Cultural Trust Zimbabwe (NECTZIM), in conjunction with Women’s Gallery, will this Saturday host a Mental Health Padandaro Expo at the Old Hararians Sports Club. The event, meant to raise awareness on issues to do with mental health which increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will see musicians,

New Pipeline To End Mutare Water Woes By Next Month

By Felix Matasva, Manicaland Correspondent THOUSANDS of Mutare residents who have gone for at least 18 years without running water may heave a sigh of relief after council announced that the water pipeline project is now 96,8 percent complete. Completion of the Christmas Pass-Dangamvura water pipeline project will guarantee residents uninterrupted water supplies. In an

Pastor Pays Fees For Entire School

The Standard THE outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has left a sad trail of hopelessness in many poverty-stricken communities around Zimbabwe. While some urban settlers are receiving some cushion against the effects of the pandemic, rural communities have endured the brunt of the scourge in silence. It is this despondency and state of hopelessness that

Yanaya, A New Dawn To A Healthy Lifestyle

By Reason Razao Think of the glamorous, most elegant and exquisite way of opening your company’s eighth branch across the country. How about a golden view of the sun setting, umbrellas hanging in the air, swinging to the cool Harare breeze, while the twilight gives glimmering shades of the last light as they pave a

Water Woes For Masvingo Residents After Pump Breakdown

By Clayton Shereni: Masvingo Correspondent RESIENTS in Masvingo are experiencing water supply shortage after a pump breakdown at the city’s Bushmead Waterworks station over the weekend, forcing the local authority to scale down its pumping capacity. Most affected areas which have received low water supply are high density areas mostly in Mucheke Suburb. Yesterday (Monday)

BCC Decommissions Athlone Cemetry

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) has decommissioned one of its major cemeteries Athlone West Cemetery after burial space ran out. They have subsequently commissioned a new burial place, Umvutcha Cemetery with a carrying capacity of 45 000 graves. Umvutcha Cemetery was previously a private property. The Athlone West Cemetery, a section of Athlone

Skylake New State Of The Art Offices

By Mandipa Masenyama ONE of the leading borehole drilling companies in Zimbabwe, Skylake has launched its new state-of-the-art offices in Harare. The launch was graced by different entrepreneurs and artists including Banc ABC Chief Executive Officer Lance Mambondiani, comedienne Madam Boss, Jah Prayzah and socialite Pokello Nare and others. Addressing invited guests at the new

Bulawayo Residents Urge Council To Invest Public Transport Infrastructure

By Bulawayo Correspondent AS the rain season approaches, Bulawayo commuters have urged Bulawayo City Council (BCC) and ZUPCO to invest in bus stop infrastructure. Most bus stop shelter in the city has been vandalized, exposing commuters to rains and sunny conditions. Bulawayo Vendors Traders Association (BVTA) Executive Director Michel Ndiweni challenged the city council and

Vic Falls Council Summons Defaulting Residents

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE Cash strapped Victoria Falls City Council has started summoning residents who owe the local authority  huge sums of money for residential and commercial stands. Some beneficiaries have reportedly not paid anything for stands they were allocated two decades ago. After numerous attempts to recover its money, the council has now threatened to

8 Community Radio Stations Granted Operating Licences

By James Muonwa THE Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has issued operators’ licences to eight community radio stations across the country. In a statement Wednesday, BAZ acting chief executive officer, Matthius Chakanyuka said the licenced entities include; Radio Balanga, Matobo Community Radio Trust (CRT), Chimanimani CRT, Vemuganga CRT, Ndau CRT, Twasumbuka CRT, Madziwa CRT, and

Motorbikes For Nyaminyami RDC Councillors To Enhance Service Delivery

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent IN a bid to enhance delivery and stakeholder engagement, Nyaminyami  Rural District Council (NRDC) has bought motorbikes for its 12 councillors. The purchase was in line with a ministerial directive for rural councils to capacitate councillors. The local authority’s engineer, Reon Tembo, also got a cycle to ensure ease

Vandals Plunge Bulilima Into Darkness

By Staff Reporter VANDALS have plunged Bulilima district into darkness after stealing power cables connecting the far flung area. Bulilima residents say cables supplying them with power were vandalised in Hebrone and along Mangwe Road. Donnie Godonga, a Bulilima resident, accused Zesa employees of vandalising the equipment. “We seem to be having a problem of