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Veld fires a threat to food security
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Veld fires a threat to food security

Editor Southern Times - Oct 13, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Veld fires are proving to be one of the greatest biodiversity challenges in Zimbabwe and other southern African countries as they lead to the…

New Mat South Minister of State pledges to revive the province
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New Mat South Minister of State pledges to revive the province

Editor Southern Times - Oct 11, 2017

Harare – Newly appointed Minister of State for Matabeleland South Province Aaron Maboyi on Wednesday said he will prioritize rejuvenation of the cattle ranching industry in the province while…

ZTA elated at SA presence at premier tourism expo
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ZTA elated at SA presence at premier tourism expo

Editor Southern Times - Oct 02, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire in Bulawayo Despite reeling under the burden of economic sanctions imposed by the West, Zimbabwe has remained an irrestistible tourist destination judging by…

August – darkest month in Namibia, Zim
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August – darkest month in Namibia, Zim

Editor Southern Times - Sep 04, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire August is one of the most revered months on Zimbabwe and Namibia's annual calendars. It is during this month the two nations mark…

Access to safe water improves in rural areas
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Access to safe water improves in rural areas

Editor Southern Times - Sep 04, 2017

By Charity Ruzvidzo Harare - Zimbabwe continues to prioritise its citizen’s health as evidenced by the increase in access to improved sources of water and sanitation in…

Mugabe hails regional support
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Mugabe hails regional support

Editor Southern Times - Aug 22, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire President Mugabe recently hailed regional countries' support in resisting Western pressure, particularly from Britain which once contemplated a military invasion of Zimbabwe. President…

Mind the gap: Why Zimbabwean researchers need to work with farmers
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Mind the gap: Why Zimbabwean researchers need to work with farmers

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Sally Nyakanyanga Maize seed in drought-prone regions of  should by now come with a government health warning: “Planting can seriously damage your well-being”. That’s because although…

Iran/Zimbabwe cement bilateral ties
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Iran/Zimbabwe cement bilateral ties

Staff Reporter - Aug 09, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Bonded by historical trade ties that have since been shaped by post-independence similar predicaments, Zimbabwe and Iran this week held bilateral talks meant…

AMA back on the market to raise $80m
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AMA back on the market to raise $80m

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

HARARE – The Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA) said on Tuesday it is seeking to mobilise an additional $80 million, through Treasury Bills, to be used by the…

Bread basket status beckons for Zim
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Bread basket status beckons for Zim

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - Zimbabwe is set to reclaim its breadbasket status following the runaway success of the Command Agriculture programme initiated by government to…

Father Zimbabwe, a selfless leader
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Father Zimbabwe, a selfless leader

Staff Reporter - Jul 03, 2017

By Walter Mswazie Masvingo – 1 July marks 18 years since Zimbabwe's most decorated and celebrated freedom fighter, unifier, selfless nationalist and political icon, the late Vice…

Cde Chinx and the rhythms of unity
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Cde Chinx and the rhythms of unity

Staff Reporter - Jul 03, 2017

By Ranga Mberi It was 1980. The war was over, freedom was in the air. Within days, a new country, Zimbabwe, would be born. There had been songs…

Plastic money pushing business in rural Zimbabwe
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Plastic money pushing business in rural Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Harare - In Zimbabwe, just like in most African countries, a marriage could not take place without some form of gift or payment of animals,…

Great betrayal: When Command Agric proceeds went up in smoke
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Great betrayal: When Command Agric proceeds went up in smoke

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Freedom Mupanedemo On a wintry Wednesday morning, Pesani Mombe tries hard to shake off the lethargy of sleep following the previous day’s hard work in his…

Rescuing nationalism from post-colonial disillusionment
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Rescuing nationalism from post-colonial disillusionment

Staff Reporter - Jun 02, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire IN many African countries, disenchantment with post-colonial politics finds literary expression in satire.     In Zimbabwe, one area where satire has found expression…

Liberation movements to set up ideological school
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Liberation movements to set up ideological school

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

Southern Africa’s former liberation movements recently met in Luanda, Angola, to discuss various challenges being faced in their individual countries. Topical on the agenda was the issue…

Zim approves fourth platinum mine
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Zim approves fourth platinum mine

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

HARARE - Cabinet approved a Kazakhstan company, Todall, to mine platinum in the Midlands area of Zvishavane in central Zimbabwe, bringing to four the number of platinum…

Commodities remain bullish in first quarter
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Commodities remain bullish in first quarter

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke THE price of most commodities continued to strengthen further in the first of quarter of 2017 as market fundamentals remain favourable, putting Zimbabwe and…

Cossasa games a success – Zimbabwe retain title for the third consecutive year
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Cossasa games a success – Zimbabwe retain title for the third consecutive year

Staff Reporter - May 12, 2017

By Ellina Mhlanga HARARE – Up-and-Coming athletes from the Southern African Region showcased their talent last week at the Confederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa…

Joyous Celebration shines at Zim’ Hallelujah night
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Joyous Celebration shines at Zim’ Hallelujah night

Staff Reporter - May 07, 2017

By Sharon Kavhu HARARE – South African, multi-award winning and gigantic choir, Joyous Celebration (JC) lived up to expectation in Zimbabwe during the ‘Hallelujah Night’ over the weekend.…