Monthly Archives: October 2013

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ConCourt praised for ‘overdue’ rulings on repressive laws Mixed feelings as investment project threatens 600 vendors’ livelihoods Hwange Colliery workers put on unpaid leave after 6 months without wages Zim musicians and actors resort to ‘pirating’ their own work Eric

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ConCourt praised for ‘overdue’ rulings on repressive laws

via ConCourt praised for ‘overdue’ rulings on repressive laws | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell  October 31, 2013 Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court is receiving widespread praise for moving to scrap controversial repressive laws, used repeatedly to stifle freedom of expression and freedom

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Mixed feelings as investment project threatens 600 vendors’ livelihoods

via Mixed feelings as investment project threatens 600 vendors’ livelihoods | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu  October 31, 2013 A $56 million Bulawayo City Council investment project set to create employment opportunities has raised mixed feelings as it could scupper 600

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Hwange Colliery workers put on unpaid leave after 6 months without wages

via Hwange Colliery workers put on unpaid leave after 6 months without wages | SW Radio Africa by Tererai Karimakwenda  October 31, 2013 The coal mining company Hwange Colliery is reported to have put about a third of its work force, 1000

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Zim musicians and actors resort to ‘pirating’ their own work

via Zim musicians and actors resort to ‘pirating’ their own work | SW Radio Africa by Nomalanga Moyo October 31, 2013 Upcoming musicians and filmmakers say they have been forced to think outside the box in order to survive in the country’s

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Eric Knight still silent over alleged move to ZANU PF

via Eric Knight still silent over alleged move to ZANU PF | SW Radio Africa by Tererai Karimakwenda  October 31, 2013 The former broadcaster and MDC-T Mbare candidate in the July 31st election, Eric Knight, has remained silent following media reports that

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Rains to start Sunday says Met Dept | The Herald

via Rains to start Sunday says Met Dept | The Herald October 31, 2013 Widespread patchy rains and thunderstorms are expected across the country beginning this Sunday , the Meteorological Services Department has said. MSD senior forecaster Mr Jonathan Chifuna today said

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Zanu (PF) Senator calls for farm occupants’ eviction

via Zanu (PF) Senator calls for farm occupants’ eviction | The Zimbabwean 30.10.13 by Edgar Gweshe Former farm workers living at farms allocated to new farmers under the Land Reform Programme face an uncertain future following a proposal by Zanu (PF) in

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Zimbabwe to review Implats’ $971 million stake sale

via Zimbabwe to review Implats’ $971 million stake sale Mineweb.com Reuters 31 Oct 2013 The government plans to review a proposal by Impala Platinum to sell control of its Zimplats unit to local black investors for $971 million. Zimbabwe’s government will review

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Economy cannot be built by politicians: Bimha

via Economy cannot be built by politicians: Bimha | The Zimbabwean 30.10.13 by Sofia Mapuranga Government is awaiting the input of all the relevant stakeholders in the economic sector to ensure the revival of the country’s economic performance, says the Minister of

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You risk being cursed, Chikukwa warns media

via You risk being cursed, Chikukwa warns media | The Zimbabwean 30.10.13 by Farai Mabeza The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Harare Province, Miriam Chikukwa, last week stunned members of the media with a warning that they risked being cursed

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Inputs distribution gets ugly

via Inputs distribution gets ugly | The Zimbabwean 30.10.13 by Sofia Mapuranga As reports continue to come in from around the country of MDC-T supporters being denied access to farming inputs for the new season, a senior Zanu (PF) official has admitted

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Provinces will decide Mugabe’s fate: Mutasa

via Provinces will decide Mugabe’s fate: Mutasa | The Zimbabwean 30.10.13 by Nelson Sibanda President Robert Mugabe’s political fate will be decided by Zanu (PF) provincial structures and not Congress, says Didymus Mutasa, the party’s secretary for administration. Mutasa told The Zimbabwean

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Torture case reaches top SA court

via Torture case reaches top SA court | The Zimbabwean 30.10.13 The South African Supreme Court of Appeal will on Friday this week hear arguments in the landmark Zimbabwe torture case, which was brought by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre and the

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CFU calls for joint effort to restore agriculture

via CFU calls for joint effort to restore agriculture | The Zimbabwean 30.10.13 by Nelson Sibanda Poor planning has already affected the next agricultural season as many farmers still do not have seed, fertiliser, chemicals and other inputs says the President of

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