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The good thing about humanity is that her Creator gave her methods and ways of raising up her offspring. ...

THE recent call by the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) for government to suspend bonuses for the civil service is laudable, as it comes at a time consultations for the 2018 National Budget are underway. ...

It is always fascinating to my dear wife Tinta whenever I tell her that President Robert Mugabe is not my boss, but the chief of my servants . . . and it is true! ...

A few weeks ago, I spent one weekend at a friend’s place in Sydney, Australia. It was an enriching and gravid experience for an indoors person like myself. ...

THAT Zimbabwe will soon benefit from cheap chemotherapy drugs sourced from reputable pharmaceutical companies represents a ray of hope to many citizens battling with cancer countrywide. ...

For the first time in several generations, a democratically-elected President in Liberia is going to hand over power to another democratically elected President in Liberia. ...

A GROUP of women burst into song and gyrate in front of delegates who had attended a programme to hand over food aid in Bondela area, Chiredzi, recently. ...

AS the rains draw closer, it is in the interest of humanism/Ubuntu to continue reminding each other of the imminent arrival of violent storms and floods, violent enough to inflict pain, untold suffering and infrastructural damage, as well as the loss of human lives. ...

WOMEN were very outspoken during the 2018 pre-budget consultations by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance, rightly pointing out that government’s budget priorities were upside down, favouring the Defence ministry with the largest share of the cake, at the expense of health and education sectors. ...

Since the years of slavery and colonialism, racism has been used as an emotional draw card by black people. Revolutions and struggles for independence were evoked by the desire by black people to overcome oppressive systems, to redeem their stolen dignity and to be an equal with those who oppressed them. ...

Section 239 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe mandates the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) with, inter alia, the duty to prepare for, conduct and supervise elections to the Office of President and to Parliament and also elections to provincial and metropolitan councils and the governing bodies of local authorities. ...

The decision by President Robert Mugabe to have the police clear out vendors eking out a living in Harare’s streets illegally will likely open a can of worms. ...

FOR about a month now we have been focusing on the most important ingredient to business success: customer service. Every business person wants to see their old customers coming time and again. He wants to see more new ones coming and staying. ...

WE live in a world characterised by fear and anxiety. The uncertainty of many fundamentals instils panic. Many have lived to witness living standards plummeting to unprecedented low levels. ...

Universally-decorated, success and business mogul, Bill Gates, in his book, Thinking Ahead, said something mouthwatering when he declared that: “History is full of now ironic examples — [remember] the Oxford professor who in 1878 dismissed the electric light bulb as a gimmick, [and life proved he was wrong], the commissioner of US patents, who in 1899, asked that his office be abolished because “everything that had been invented has been invented”. ...

As lawyers we dedicate a lot of time and effort discussing, deciphering and explaining the deceased estates of married people and their offspring. ...

Painful as it might be, some things have to be said and sorted. Whether you like it or not, they cannot be postponed or shelved any further. ...

THE past few days have been punctuated by reports that some prospective voters cannot find the wards they would vote in when they went for voter registration. ...

Women work. Women have always worked.For generations before us, women were managing homesteads, developing agricultural innovations, inventing systems and processes for increased efficiency, and participating in military exploits. ...

It is beyond doubt that Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is on the ropes and is literally fighting for his political life, as Zanu PF’s infighting gathers momentum and heads for an inevitable climax. ...

THAT the severity of MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s illness could affect his efforts to lead the opposition coalition is not only sad news, but is sure to derail the struggle for democracy and easily give away the people’s struggle to the fractious Zanu PF regime. ...

It is my belief that God had intended for parenting to be a beautiful experience and satisfying life engagement for humanity. ...

On Monday we warned that there was nothing to be excited in President Robert Mugabe’s planned reshuffle and we feel vindicated now, as the President simply moved around the same old faces, with literally nothing new to offer. ...

OVER the past decade Zimbabwe has experienced continuous drought spells resulting in famine in some parts of the country, with conservative estimates putting the number of people facing hunger annually at about 3 million. ...

I AM not so sure why Noël Alumit reached the conclusion that “Becoming a writer is a very brave thing to do”. Somehow, I am tempted to think that he might have assumed a priori and realised the hazardous circumstances in which most writers found themselves in. This is not to suggest that all writers operate in environments that require them to wear hazmat suits. ...

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) recently launched a voter education campaign through a planned five-day national blitz, reaching out to potential eligible voters. Similarly, civic society groups and some political parties invariably embarked on last-minute initiatives to educate sections of the electorate. ...

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is a man under siege. To many, who vehemently denied the existence of factions within Zanu PF, the script is now playing out loud and clear. The simmering tensions just got to a probable point of no return. ...

SINCE independence in 1980 some bigwigs have become godfathers and godmothers of Parliament, clocking almost four decades as legislators. ...

MINES and Mining Development minister Walter Chidakwa’s admission that auditors assigned to track down the missing $15 billion worth of diamonds were finding it difficult to get relevant information to facilitate the investigations, not only made for sad reading, but is a clear demonstration of lack of seriousness by the country’s leadership in as far as governance and accountability issues are concerned. ...

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe at the weekend promised a Cabinet reshuffle, which instead of inspiring hope evokes a sense of déjà vu. ...