OMICRON-UK ENCOURAGES WORKING FROM HOME, while England is the only UK nation not to encourage working from home

OMICRON-UK ENCOURAGES WORKING FROM HOME, while England is the only UK nation not to encourage working from home

It is safe for people in England to go into the office, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said, as people in other UK nations were urged to work from home to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variant.Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday reminded people to “work from home if possible”, as six cases were confirmed there. The advice is the same in Northern Ireland.In Wales, working from home is encouraged under current guidance.On…

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SOUTH AFRICA raises fuel price from around R19.50 a litre – to above R20 in Gauteng and other inland provinces.

SOUTH AFRICA raises fuel price from  around R19.50 a litre – to above R20 in Gauteng and other inland provinces.

The petrol price will be hiked by 81c a litre on Wednesday, while diesel will go up by between 72.5c a litre (0.05% sulphur) and 74.5c (0.005% sulphur), the department of mineral resources and energy announced.The latest price hike will push the price of petrol – currently around R19.50 a litre – to above R20 in Gauteng and other inland provinces.At the start of November, petrol prices were hiked by R1.21, while diesel increased by…

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SOUTH AFRICA OPPOSITION ACTION party leader Herman Mashaba urges SA government to impose economic sanctions on Zimbabwean government and Zanu-PF officials and freezing of their assets saying this would force them to expedite political and economic reforms.

SOUTH AFRICA OPPOSITION ACTION  party leader Herman Mashaba  urges SA government to impose economic sanctions on Zimbabwean government and Zanu-PF officials and freezing of their assets saying this would force them to expedite political and economic reforms.

Mashaba made the calls at a press conference Monday.His call is a first of its kind from any African political leader in the region and comes barely a week after the British parliament suggested more should be asked of regional leaders in pressuring the President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime to reform.Mashaba, a former City of Johannesburg mayor, blamed the South African government for nurturing Zanu-PF’s faults and proposed a harsh approach to dealing with the ruling…

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ZIMBABWE GOVERNMENT proposes US$50 mobile phone/cellphone tax to be collected prior to registration of new cellular handsets by mobile network operators.

ZIMBABWE GOVERNMENT proposes US$50 mobile phone/cellphone tax  to be collected prior to registration of new cellular handsets by mobile network operators.

GOVERNMENT has been urged to withdraw the proposed US$50 cellphone levy as it could create a digital divide, as handset dealers will simply pass on the expense to already constrained consumers.Presenting the 2022 National Budget, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube proposed a levy of US$50 to be collected prior to registration of new cellular handsets by mobile network operators.Prof Ncube argued that while imported cellular handsets attracted modest customs duty of 25…

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CHIREDZI CRECHE OWNER ZHUWANIKA JAVANGWE who left four children locked in her Honda CVR on Tuesday resulting in the death of two is charged with murder, attempted murder and violation of the Education Act.

CHIREDZI CRECHE OWNER ZHUWANIKA JAVANGWE  who left four children locked in her Honda CVR on Tuesday resulting in the death of two is charged with murder, attempted murder and violation of the Education Act.

She appeared before Magistrate Misheck Brian Munyaradzi and was not asked to plead. She was remanded in custody to December 9, 2021.Magistrate Munyaradzi told Jabangwe that the matter would be heard at the High Court and he advised the accused to apply for bail at the same court.The State said on November 23 at around 6am, Zhuwakina collected 10 children to her school and put four children Naran Chiwara, Devine Mazuyo, Innocentia Lynet Musungati and…

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ZANU-PF NATIONAL ACTING POLITICAL COMMISSAR, Patrick Chinamasa on Saturday made a chilling warning to MDC Alliance activists against intimidating its members who defect to the ruling party.

ZANU-PF NATIONAL ACTING  POLITICAL COMMISSAR, Patrick Chinamasa on Saturday made a chilling warning to MDC Alliance activists against intimidating its members who defect to the ruling party.

Chinamasa was speaking at a Zanu-PF meeting held at Marymount Teachers college in Mutare, where some former MDC Alliance members who crossed over to ruling party were paraded before senior officials including acting national spokesperson Mike Bimha, Manicaland chair Mike Madiro and central committee member Gertie Mutandi.Among them were former Zengeza west legislator Simon Chidhakwa, former Mutare ward two councilor Pamela Mutare, Pauline Hendeni and former Chipinge district chair Chadamoyo Machingura.Chinamasa said: “I have been…

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BORIS JOHNSON faces criticism from MPs that isolation rules would hurt the British economy

BORIS JOHNSON  faces criticism from MPs that isolation rules would hurt the British economy

New Covid rules on self-isolation have been enshrined in law until March, as Tory MPs warned Boris Johnson that restricting freedoms was a path “towards hell”.The regulations forcing people to isolate for 10 days if they come into contact with someone who has the omicron variant or risk a fine of up to £10,000 – even if they are fully vaccinated – will not expire until March 24, under legislation passed by the Commons on…

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OVER 500 BULAWAYO TSHABALALA families hit by diarrhoea, with after they allegedly drank contaminated council water during the weekend.

OVER 500 BULAWAYO TSHABALALA families hit by diarrhoea, with   after they allegedly drank contaminated council water during the weekend.

Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is struggling to provide potable water to residents.Tshabalala Extension Residents Association chairperson Webster Tsondayi yesterday told Southern Eye that residents experienced running tummies after drinking council water during the weekend.BCC adopted a 72-hour water-shedding regime, saying it was necessitated by power cuts.Residents said when water was restored, it was not clean.“There are about 500 households that are affected. Most people started falling sick on Saturday. There was no water from Monday…

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ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT Mnangagwa imposes new daily 9pm to 6am curfew rules to limit movement and reduce Omicron transmission (new Covid-19 variant).

ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT  Mnangagwa  imposes new daily 9pm to 6am curfew rules to limit movement and reduce Omicron transmission (new Covid-19 variant).

ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT Mnangagwa imposes new daily 9pm to 6am curfew rules to limit movement and reduce Omicron transmission (new Covid-19 variant).Shops will open for business from 7 am and close at 7 pm.However, essential service categories announced in previous government gazettes stand exempted.“What raises our concern, and adds to our anxieties is the outbreak of a new strain – OMICRON – detected and reported in neighbouring countries only a few days ago,” Mnangagwa said Tuesday….

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OMICRON-UK ENCOURAGES WORKING FROM HOME, while England is the only UK nation not to encourage working from home

OMICRON-UK ENCOURAGES WORKING FROM HOME, while England is the only UK nation not to encourage working from home

It is safe for people in England to go into the office, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said, as people in other UK nations were urged to work from home to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variant.Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday reminded people to “work from home if possible”, as six cases were confirmed there. The advice is the same in Northern Ireland.In Wales, working from home is encouraged under current guidance.On…

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