CeSHHAR focuses on the wellbeing of Sex Workers

By Simbarashe Fenton M The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS (CeSHHAR Zimbabwe) has come on board to help sexual workers who are part of those hard hit by the lockdown to embark on self-help projects and continue to take a good care of their health as the economic situation gets worse. CeSHHAR recently conducted […]

Binga flood victims risk climate change disasters as they troop back to destroyed homes

By Nokuthaba Dlamini Scores of families in Binga’s Nsungwale area that were displaced by floods early this year are trooping back to their old homes despite the risks of another disaster. 180 families have been living in temporary shelters since flooding of the area on the confluence of Sibwambwa, Sikanda and Nemakonde rivers on February […]

Artisanal Miners wreaking havoc In Kwekwe

By Partinella Ngozo Artisinal Miners are wreaking havoc in Kwekwe causing extensive land degradation and posing a risk to human life. This is worrying according to Climate Reality Leader and founder of Climate Justice Zimbabwe (CJZ), Perseverance Javangwe. “If you travel around Kwekwe town land degradation has become the norm with illegal mining becoming rampant in […]

Addressing climate change impacts through conservation farming by women in Zhombe

By Irene Kalulu Changing climate patterns in Zimbabwe have left many households facing severe hunger, especially in rural communities where people are now heavily dependent on food aid from donor organisations. The country has been experiencing frequent and severe droughts, storms, high temperatures and overall conditions unfavourable for living and farming. Zimbabwe is predominantly dependent […]

15 years on Vic Falls Operation Murambatsvina victims still await housing

Fifteen years ago Fayton Ncube watched helplessly as a bulldozer razed down his house in Victoria Falls’ Chinotimba suburb. Ncube was among hundreds of informal settlers in the resort town, who had their homes and business premises destroyed as part of Operation Murambatsvina. The clampdown that targeted informal settlements in 2005 affected more than 750 […]

Kwekwe grapples with more than 70million debt for ZESA, ZINWA

By Perseverance Javangwe Kwekwe residents have been riled the proposed supplementary budget by the cash strapped council as the going gets more tough at tail end of 2020. Residents who spoke during the consultative budget meetings in Kwekwe said that persisting economic crisis is making it difficult for them to pay their monthly bills hence […]

Illegal mining invades residential areas

By Partinella Ngozo KWEKWE: Residents in Newtown, close to the correctional prison are leaving in fear as illegal miners have invaded a place that is close by, causing untold environmental injustice to the community and plunging human safety in jeopardy. “Illegal mining has begun near the correctional prisons where we reside. We don’t sleep at […]

Former Kwekwe MP lashes at Kwekwe Council

By Partinella Ngozo Former Kwekwe Central legislator Blessing Chebundo of MDC Alliance joined motorists and members of the public in scoffing at the planned road resurfacing strategy by the local authority saying it lacked reason and is a sign of desperation . This comes after the Director of Works Engineer Mhike had stated during a […]

Chivi women lament climate change effects

By Evidence Chipadza The effects of climate change continue to burden most women in Chivi. According to the United Nations, 80% of people displaced by climate change are women, and such is the case of Mazarire Ward 13 Village Chivi. Chivi is characterised by poor soils, frequent droughts and receives about 530mm of rainfall per […]

Chaos as schools re-open

By Simbarashe Fenton M The reopening of schools have hit a stumbling block in Kwekwe as teachers hardly reported for duty on the opening day leaving children stranded, unattended and without proper Covid 19 protective resources. Scores of schools in Kwekwe have, not warmed up to the decision by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary […]