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Month: October 2014

Plant Breeders Urged to Utilise Intellectual Property Rights

By Byron Mutingwende The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) has said it is important to grant breeders of new plant varieties intellectual property rights for them to enjoy full benefits arising out of their…


BY ALOIS VINGA The Communities of Practice in Disability Advocacy for Mainstreaming in Zimbabwe (COPDAM) has made a call for public policy stakeholders to consider the concerns of the people living with disabilities. COPDAM is a continental disability policy implementation…

EU to Lift Sanctions on Zimbabwe

By Byron Mutingwende. The European Union (EU) Council unanimously agreed to lift appropriate measures under the Cotonou Agreement Article 96 that were imposed against the government of Zimbabwe. Addressing a press conference on the latest developments on EU-Zimbabwe relations, Phillippe…

“Engage civil society organisations in policy making”, ZDI

By Daniel Chigunwe The Zimbabwe Democracy Institute, (ZDI) a local policy think tank has called for the government to engage civil society in policy making to raise awareness and mobilize towards participatory policy making and implementation. Launching a report in…


Public Ignorant of ZimAsset: Think Tank

By Prince Njagu Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) recently launched a report on the levels of public awareness of the government’s economic blueprint policy, Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset). The research culminated in the production of a research report…


The Rather Big Matter of the State Medical Doctors Strike and our Profit Driven Medical Industrial Complex

By Takura Zhangazha* Medical doctors at government hospitals last week announced that they would embark onan indefinite strike on Monday 27 October.   This, after their demands for a review of their salaries and working conditions have not received what they consider…


Mujuru paying for openly showing her Presidential ambitions

Marlvern Mkudu The recent events within ZANU PF around succession have been confusing to many people. Until the First lady announced her entry into politics the faction headed by Vice President Mujuru looked set to sweep to victory at congress….

Econet Launches Customer Services Charter

By Prince Njagu  Econet Wireless Zimbabwe recently launched its Customer Services Charter in the capital city of Harare. “It’s only natural to always try and meet the needs of the customers…if you want to be great in business you have…


Headmaster bars Grade 7 pupils from examinations

Linda Mujuru Vungu- Aspiring Grade seven candidates at Mnyamana Primary School were left counting wasted effort after the school headmaster barred them from sitting for their final examinations, in a development that riled the emotions of parents and other stakeholders….


Corruption Responsible for Infrastructure Dilapidation: Analysts

By Prince Njagu Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAF) held their annual conference last week at the Meikles Hotel in Harare. The Conference was entitled “Zimbabwe Going Forward: Opportunities and Constraints?” which focused on…