ATM Styled , Clean Water Dispensers, Deployed In Kenyan Slums- Half A Shilling For 20 Litres

ATM Styled , Clean Water Dispensers, Deployed In Kenyan Slums- Half A  Shilling For 20 Litres

The innovative new system allows people swipe a smart card that is topped up at a kiosk or through a mobile phone to allow water flow the mouths of the dispensers. Although this is not the first time the scheme is been used in Kenya, it is the first time an urban area will play host to an innovation of this kind. Water scarcity has been an issue in Kenya for decades; only a small percentage…

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Cattle Measles/, Cysticercosis or Bladder Worm Rampant In Matebeleland Gold Mining Area’

The deadly measles disease is said to be attacking  cattle in Matabeleland region which is fuelled by the lack of ablution facilities for human beings in most of the areas. Matabeleland South provincial veterinary officer Dr Mbuso Moyo said cases of cattle measles were mainly reported in areas with rampant gold panning activities. “Cattle measles is mostly reported in areas where people don’t have sanitary facilities. As a result cattle become infected when they eat…

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Zimbabwe Job Cuts Are A ‘Recipe For Arab Spring’, Style Uprising Warns Labour Union

Zimbabwe Job Cuts  Are A ‘Recipe For Arab Spring’, Style  Uprising Warns Labour Union

ZIMBABWE’S beleaguered workers have appealed to President Robert Mugabe to invoke his powers to end more job losses as he prepares to amend the country’s harsh labour laws. Speaking during a street demonstration in Harare’s CBD Saturday, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) leaders rubbished the proposed labour amendment law saying it sought to perpetuate the exploitation of workers. They insisted the law does nothing to free workers from capricious “capitalists” who are ensconced in…

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‘ZBC , Fires Almost Entire Mgnt Team, News Raders, Journalists & All Internal Security .’

‘ZBC , Fires Almost Entire Mgnt Team, News Raders, Journalists & All Internal Security .’

STATE broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation on Saturday reportedly fired almost the entire management team, news readers, journalists and all internal security personnel. The engineering department was also reported to have been cleaned up in the job carnage. Other reports however said only between 50 and 100 workers had been fired and that letters of dismissal were still being dished out late last night. Some of the fired employees who requested anonymity told The Standard…

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‘Warning To Khama, The Zimbabwe Crisis Will Pull Down SADC Region’ – Eddie Cross

‘Warning To Khama, The Zimbabwe Crisis Will Pull Down SADC Region’ – Eddie Cross

I know everyone is fed up with the continuous state of crisis in Zimbabwe but that is no reason for not paying attention to its implications. In 1976 it was an intervention by the American Secretary of State that attempted to address the political, economic and social crisis in Zimbabwe, compounded at that time by a “low level guerilla war”. In 1980 it was the British, led by the Foreign Secretary, who attempted to address…

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‘Goodwill Zwelithini Cancels Visit To Zimbabwe Due To Gwanda Residents Backlash’

‘Goodwill Zwelithini  Cancels Visit To Zimbabwe  Due To Gwanda Residents Backlash’

ZULU King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu has reportedly cancelled his intended visit to Gwanda  this weekend amid a backlash from the Gwanda community. King Zwelithini was meant to attend a three- day jamboree, to be held in the mining town from Friday. The event is set to include about 102 gospel artistes jetting in from neighbouring South Africa to perform at a free-of-charge show to be held at Pelandaba Stadium and the official opening of a…

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Grace Mugabe’s ALPHA &Omega Dairy Charges Jobseekers US$50 For Vendor Jobs

Grace Mugabe’s  ALPHA  &Omega Dairy Charges Jobseekers US$50 For Vendor Jobs

FIRST LADY Grace Mugabe’s company ALPHA and Omega Dairy may be taking advantage of desperate job seekers by making them pay before they are employed as vendors. A senior manager at the firm recently revealed that the struggling business would have collapsed if it wasn’t for state support through orders from the army, the police and other government institutions. The First Family’s company sells ice cream, yoghurt, fresh milk, cultured milk and mineral water among…

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‘Tightening Economy Triggers Mass Exodus Of Zimbabweans Into South Africa’-Economist Eddie Cross

‘Tightening Economy Triggers  Mass Exodus Of Zimbabweans Into South Africa’-Economist  Eddie Cross

ECONOMIST Eddie Cross has claimed that the tightening economic situation in Zimbabwe has triggered a mass exodus of Zimbabweans into South Africa. In an article titled The deepening crisis in Zimbabwe, Cross has estimated that up to 5 000 people a day are now crossing the country’s southern border into South Africa, a number he said could translate to more than 40 000 a week or two million people by the end of this year….

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Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) Reportedly Dismisses 6More Journalists : ‘Supreme Court Ruling’

Alpha Media Holdings  (AMH) Reportedly Dismisses  6More Journalists : ‘Supreme Court Ruling’

Alpha Media Holdings yesterday reportedly fired six more journalists in a bid to cut down on operational costs. This is the second time the publishers of NewsDay, The Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard newspaper, have fired workers in the wake of the July 17 Supreme Court ruling. The landmark ruling allows employers to terminate contracts of employment with a three-month notice at any time without giving severance packages. Last month, AMH fired an undisclosed number…

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Zimbabwe Gvt Gazzettes 23 Of Last 300 White Owned Farms For Compulsory Acqusition

Zimbabwe Gvt Gazzettes 23 Of Last 300 White Owned Farms For Compulsory Acqusition

The Zimbabwe government took a major step towards eliminating the once-thriving white ­commercial farming sector this week by gazetting 23 of the remaining 300 farms owned by white Zimbabweans for ­expropriation. The planned seizures in the Matabeleland North and South provinces were announced despite an admission by Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party that it had failed to compensate more than 96% of white farmers already dispossessed since 2000, regardless of a constitutional obligation to do…

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