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South African General work visa - A Tale of unintended consequences

The preamble of the Immigration Act provides that the Act aims to ensure that visa applications are processed speedily and without consuming excessive administrative capacity. A lot of words can be us...Read more

South African General work visa - A Tale of unintended consequences

28 November 2015 | 1004 Views
The preamble of the Immigration Act provides that the Act aims to ensure that visa applications are processed speedily and without consuming excessive administrative capacity. A lot of words can be us...

by Munyaradzi Nkomo . B.Com Law ; LL.B UWC

My father's advice as I am searching for a wife...

28 November 2015 | 2693 Views
My son, I will be very raw and sincere with you.Do not worry about the size of a woman buttock or breast but worry about the size of her heart and brain. Worry about the size of her love and e...

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The fringe that fears Mnangagwa

28 November 2015 | 1182 Views
As I write this piece, I am looking at a piece in the New York Times done by one Alexander Noyes. It is on Zimbabwean politics. The writer introduces himself as a doctoral candidate at Oxford Universi...

by Nathaniel Manheru

Zim's salvation will not come out of uniting a corrupt opposition but from the awakening of a laid-back people!

27 November 2015 | 1106 Views
Zimbabweans "are resilient" Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi told SADC leaders last August in Victoria Falls. He was explaining why Zimbabweans had never protested against the regime in...

by Wilbert Mukori

Chinamasa's budget a damp squib

27 November 2015 | 1277 Views
The MDC is gravely concerned that the 2016 national budget has not put in place a substantive programme to resuscitate the ailing economy.The poor budget statement does not indicate the willin...

by Webber Chinyadza

Obituary - May Nkomazana Dulini Ncube : The Unsung Heroine of our Nation

27 November 2015 | 2431 Views
Death is horrible and such a stain and blight on life. Never does it ever make any sense. It is always so illogical, so pointless and meaningless and yet so final. It strikes disproportionately agains...

by Professor Welshman Ncube

Look East Africa Mr President Sir!

27 November 2015 | 2364 Views
If the so called statesman, President Robert Mugabe was like 'The Bulldozer' in his 35 years rule, Zimbabwe could be by now next to none in Africa in the area of opulence. If all African presidents we...

by Godwin Tshetu Mupakairi

2016 Economic Growth possible

27 November 2015 | 826 Views
Zimbabwe is able to resuscitate its economy in the coming year. It is worrisome that analysts were denouncing the 2.7 percent economic growth that came out in the budget strategy paper that was prepar...

by Chido Chikuni

Gender based violence against women! All political parties are to take the flake and not only Dr Grace!

26 November 2015 | 911 Views
Dear Mr/Ms Chimanzi I am replying to your today's article:  Grace Mugabe the biggest violator in fight against gender based violence by Thamarie Chimanzi MDC Women Assembly Spokesper...

by Nomazulu Thata

Zim is a mess because of our laissez-faire mentality - gave Mugabe a blank cheque

26 November 2015 | 1157 Views
"Young educated Zimbabweans, some who have come back to the country, are disconnected from politics because it is failing to address their aspirations. They are hardly excited about anything politicia...

by Wilbert Mukori

The ups and downs of 2015 and a prognosis for 2016 - Gutu

26 November 2015 | 1054 Views
A majority of Zimbabweans have experienced an extremely difficult and challenging year in 2015.As the formal economy continued to implode and more and more workers were rendered jobless, the year has ...

by Obert Chaurura Gutu

Thumbs up for ZINARA

26 November 2015 | 1982 Views
We should all rally and support the Zimbabwe National Road Authority (ZINARA) for a job well done for completing the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo (formerly Airport Road) road. This was brought to fruition bec...

by Stewart Murewa

Maridadi is a dishonourable MP?

26 November 2015 | 2317 Views
As 2018 is beckoning, the electorates must take stock of the contributions made by the people they voted into parliament to represent them. This should be done with a view to assuring quality represen...

by John Sigauke

Poitics is for the thick-skinned Dr!

26 November 2015 | 2127 Views
The axed Vice President, Dr Joice Mujuru was this week given an acre of space in the private media over a statement she released imploring Zanu PF to stop maligning her.Dr Mujuru's statement w...

by John Sigauke

Taking another well-deserved break, Cdes?

26 November 2015 | 3597 Views
Dear Cabinet and Politburo membersCOMRADES, since our party's restructuring exercise is going smoothly in all the provinces, naturally helped by the star rallies that Dr Amai is conducting, I ...

by CZ

Chiyangwa is the best but...

26 November 2015 | 3333 Views
Many have reacted with different opinions since the day when my fellow business mogul Phillip Chiyangwa announced his intended interest to run for the vacant Zifa presidential post.Many or to ...

by Wilson Chipangura

Grace Mugabe's narrative unpalatable

26 November 2015 | 3298 Views
I have not read anywhere where Grace Mugabe has spoken about the Zimbabwe we want. I have not seen one sentence from her in which talks about the urgency of reviving our economy to ameliorate the ridi...

by Vince Musewe

Unity is what is needed in Zanu-PF

25 November 2015 | 1642 Views
The First Lady Dr Amai Grace Mugabe has set the ball rolling by calling for all ZANU PF members to be united for the betterment of the country in general and the ruling party in particular. The First ...

by John Mukumbo

Living in Mugabe's Zimbabwe

25 November 2015 | 3042 Views
Broken dreams and broken souls as alcohol and religion have become the opium of the masses to escape reality.Our once beautiful country is on the brink of social and economic collapse. The sad...

by Vince Musewe

Are we now 100% certain that King Lobengula 'died'? - Part 2

24 November 2015 | 2167 Views
It has been interesting to note some parallels that some readers were quick to make from the insights of Part 1 of the discussion point in my email box. Some of the parallels are that if an incumb...

by Mthokozisi Ndiweni

Should we devolve power?

24 November 2015 | 1345 Views
TRANSFORMING THE DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT FUND When we devolve power, we need to reorganise, reconstitute and re-task the District Development Fund (DDF) an...

by Khumbulani Maphosa

Traffic police leading on corruption

24 November 2015 | 2932 Views
It is sad to note that traffic police are leading in the perpetration of corruption on our roads daily. Police are always fingered by motorists for day light-robbery as they are being coerced to pay b...

by Suitable Kajau

MDC Statement on civil service overhaul

24 November 2015 | 2740 Views
The recently approved civil service overhaul which is going to see major cuts in civil service benefits and retrenchments of private school teachers underscores the moral bankruptcy of the Zanu-PF gov...

by Kurauone Chihwayi

MP Cross warns Zim to 'pray for rain' because we have no capacity to import enough food

24 November 2015 | 1325 Views
According to MDC MP Eddie Cross if the rains fail this coming season then Zimbabwe will need to import 1.2 to 2 million tonnes of maize and maize meal for which the country does not have the money to ...

by Wilbert Mukori

Are we now 100% certain that King Lobengula 'died'? - Part 1

23 November 2015 | 3497 Views
Ukukhothama kweNkosi ngumbiko oqakathekileyo kakhulu esizweni! Kukanti lombiko wemfa nje wona asifuni kuzwa ngawo noma sikwazi ngokuphelele uyeza ngelinye lamalanga....

by Mthokozisi Ndiweni

Grace tell Mphoko she is Shoko (monkey) clan - the devourers of 'mazhanje nemambishi'!

22 November 2015 | 3926 Views
Zimbabwe's politics is getting really complex and demanding; who would have guessed that a VP is now expected to know everything about the First Lady including her family tree and totem!"You (...

by Patrick Guramatunhu

Zanele Moyo and Itai Dzamara are both equal before the law?

22 November 2015 | 2974 Views
Dear Politicians! The sight of Professor Jonathan Moyo breaking down at the funeral of his daughter because he had to say goodbye to his daughter Zanele was so painful, it sent many drops of t...

by Nomazulu Thata

Obert Gutu's comments expose his mediocrity

21 November 2015 | 1902 Views
It really surprises and boggles the mind that the opposition party MDC-T, is out of touch with reality. The MDC-T has been criticizing President Mugabe over his recent invitation and visit to Turkey c...

by Peacemaker Zano

Hunters hold African wildlife to ransom

21 November 2015 | 1019 Views
The worlds  wealthiest hunting organization, Safari Club International (SCI) and  professional hunting groups, met behind closed doors with the South African Department of Environment (DEA) ...

by Adam Cruise

Macaphulana-Cross 'crash doctrine' - Failure of opposition

21 November 2015 | 1087 Views
On October 21, opposition MDC-T official, Eddie Cross, wrote a piece on his blog that was so fraught with imagined danger that this country is facing so much so that he even felt compelled to put a ca...

by Tichaona Zindoga

Grace thanks God 'for VaMugabe' dare her swear Mugabe never rigged elections?

21 November 2015 | 1420 Views
"We must thank God that we have a leader like VaMugabe. He is a strong man and has a vision for his people. That is a leader we want. Leadership is not forced on people. If you are a leader, they will...

by Wilbert Mukori

Sustainable Development Goals are in sync with Africa's priorities

20 November 2015 | 953 Views
Newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals could transform the continentOn 26 September, a day after world leaders adopted the new development age...

by Kingsley Ighobor

African leaders pledge to fight for a deal on climate change

20 November 2015 | 664 Views
An opportunity to emphasize the link between climate and development As African leaders, climate change experts and scholars understand it, the climate...

by Dan Shepard and Kingsley Ighobor

Grace's 'Mafirakureva' Dr Jekyll mask is off, the desperate to be president Mr Hyde is on

20 November 2015 | 2821 Views
Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of (the benevolent national liberation hero and the caring mother to the nation) Dr Jekyll (by day roles) and (the corrupt, ...

by Wilbert Mukori

What really is happening in Syria?

20 November 2015 | 1936 Views
A lot of people ask questions on exactly what really is happening in Syria? A political analyst has prepared an interesting explanation of the crisis in Syria which goes:President Assad (who i...

by Correspondent

Welshman Ncube on Friday - 2008 ZANU PF's legacy of economic and political violence lingers on

20 November 2015 | 1980 Views
One of the most distinct features that differentiates MDC from all other political parties in Zimbabwe - save for one or two - is our refusal to use violence as a means of achieving political objectiv...

by Welshman Ncube

Grace Mugabe rally hand-out is all the economic empowerment many will ever get!

19 November 2015 | 1919 Views
Grace Mugabe is fast earning the reputation of the rich aunt who does not visit often but when she does brings lots and lots of goodies. She was in Mbare today and she did not disappoint. She ...

by Patrick Guramatunhu

With 2008 violence back, Mugabe cannot delay implementation of GPA reforms!

19 November 2015 | 1434 Views
"Wilbert, do you know how much consternation and discomfort you and your GPA reforms are causing in Zanu PF, MDC and even People First circles? I can understand why Zanu PF does not want the reforms b...

by Wilbert Mukori

Comrade Morgan Mugabe?

19 November 2015 | 4640 Views
Some fellow countrymen would probably forget events of history, but some of us would never forget whatever we have committed to memory. They say, "the axe forget, BUT the tree will never forget the cu...

by Godwin Tshetu Mupakairi

Political parties should shun violence

19 November 2015 | 625 Views
Political parties across the nation should be encouraged to turn away from violence.Violence can be defined as the unlawful and unauthorized use of force to effect decisions against the will o...

by Chido Chikuni

George Charamba amplifies discord in ZANU PF

19 November 2015 | 4085 Views
"All political lives, unless they are cut off mid-stream at happy junctures, always end in failure because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs." Surely Enoch Powell who said these true...

by Vince Musewe

Mambo dynasty revival, a Moyo family agenda playing shield to the collapsing Zimbabwe

19 November 2015 | 3656 Views
It is so sad to note that the Moyo family not even in monarchy of the BuKalanga Empire is used to prolong the sufferings of the people of Matebeleland under Zanu. I read with so much shame to note tha...

by Amutjilani Nleya - Real BaKalanga

The African Messiah is not yet born

19 November 2015 | 2484 Views
The Africans are still finding it problematic to settle themselves with the reality of Africa after it gained political independence. Some African leaders like Nkwame Nkrumah, Samora Machel, Thomas Sa...

by Adam Sibuyi

Serious farmers needed for successful land reform revolution

19 November 2015 | 1419 Views
For over a decade now Zimbabwe has managed to transfer the land ownership scheme from the few white commercial farmers who were just about four thousand and five hundred to the black commercial farmer...

by John Mukumbo

Zanu PF is imploding: a danger to Mugabe but an opportunity to us to finally get regime change!

19 November 2015 | 3242 Views
"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word "crisis". One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger …. But recognize the opportunity," s...

by Wilbert Mukori

Mliswa, the Tezvara of our time

18 November 2015 | 3929 Views
Temba Mliswa was recently in The Saturday Herald where he poured out his deeper feelings about his expulsion from Zanu PF. Of interest was his explicit pleading for re-admission into the revolutionary...

by John Sigauke

Mobile money: the next global communications platform

17 November 2015 | 1167 Views
Mobile money is on a journey.What started as a simple way of paying people using a phone is on the cusp of becoming the next global communications platform. Not just a means of buying goods an...

by Alix Murphy, Senior Mobile Analyst, WorldRemit

Mujuru is a 'strategic thinker' says Kudzai Mbudzi - wishful thinking not factual reality!

17 November 2015 | 2578 Views
Kudzai Mbudzi's interview ('Mujuru expulsion marks Zanu-PF's demise') had all the hallmarks of someone who has thought a great deal on the subject matter; it is concise and intelligent. Not the usual ...

by Wilbert Mukori

Lafa elihle elika Mthwakazi

17 November 2015 | 1678 Views
The first line of the Wikipedia entry on the Matabele/Ndebele people reads thus:The Northern Ndebele people (Northern Ndebele: amaNdebele) are a Bantu nation ...

by Noluthando Frost

Please stop disconnecting water in all cities of Zimbabwe! Water is a human right. Period!

17 November 2015 | 1485 Views
Please dear citizens, pass this message to all city councils in Zimbabwe. A country that has 90% unemployment, where do they get money to pay water rates from? Has it ever dawned on the whole Mayor of...

by Nomazulu Thata

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