July 2021

No surprise as school reopening is pushed back by a further two weeks

By |2021-07-14T07:09:09+02:00July 14th, 2021|

Schools were supposed to reopen on 28 June i.e. towards the end of last month. That didn’t happen as the number of COVID-19 cases surged. The government pushed back their reopening for the second term by two weeks. This means that schools were supposed to reopen this past Monday but the number of cases have continued to balloon […]

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June 2021

School reopening delayed by two weeks as third-wave looms

By |2021-06-23T07:18:15+02:00June 23rd, 2021|

Yesterday the government confirmed what everyone had long suspected. Schools will not be reopening on the 28 of June as had been anticipated. Instead, the reopening of schools has been pushed back by two weeks. Provisionally it means schools will reopen on Monday 12 July 2021 for the shortened second term. Again that is a provisional date. Whether […]

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January 2021

“Cancel First Term!” Teachers Implore Government

By |2021-01-04T07:24:54+02:00January 4th, 2021|

There has been a surge in the number of local COVID-19 infections in Zimbabwe that has everyone concerned. Schools were supposed to reopen today (5 January) for this year’s first term. That is not happening anymore as the government has decided to postpone the reopening of schools. Teachers want the government to do more than this though. They […]

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September 2020

Schools To Reopen On 28 September: Government

By |2020-09-02T06:15:49+02:00September 2nd, 2020|

The government has finally come out and admitted what we have known for weeks. Schools are going to open later this month. On the 28 of September to be exact. This is for those who were scheduled to write their final examinations this year i.e. the so-called final classes. Exams are scheduled to begin on 1 December and […]

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July 2020

Government Says Schools Might Not Reopen This Year

By |2020-07-16T07:18:44+02:00July 16th, 2020|

The government has said that schools will only reopen once it’s safe to do so even if it means not reopening this year. This sudden reversal in attitude has been brought about by the spike in local Covid-19 cases with recorded cases now well over 1 000 and deaths totalling 20 at the time of writing. The government’s […]

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Zimbabwe Postpones Reopening Of Schools As Coronavirus Cases Surge

By |2020-07-15T08:08:19+02:00July 15th, 2020|

It’s official, schools will no longer be opening at the end of this month. Yesterday the government resolved to postpone the reopning of schools due to a surge in local coronavirus cases. Prior to this month, most new daily cases were a result of returnees coming back from South Africa. However, due to escapees from quarantine centers and […]

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April 2020

ZIMSEC Exams Postponed To July For Now

By |2020-04-27T06:36:49+02:00April 27th, 2020|

We still think there is a very strong chance that this year’s June ZIMSEC examinations will be cancelled and that even the November examinations will be written late. However, recent remarks by ZIMSEC board chair, Professor Eddie Mwenje suggests that the exams have been provisionally postponed by one month i.e the bulk of the exams will now be […]

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March 2020

The University Of Zimbabwe Will Close On The 24th Of March As Coronavirus Cases Rise To 3

By |2020-03-21T09:58:43+02:00March 21st, 2020|

During the middle of the week, the President relented to rising public pressure and announced that schools would close on the 24 of March as Zimbabwe braced for the coronavirus that has wreaked havoc across the globe. The University of Zimbabwe has announced that it will also temporarily shut down on the 24th and more Universities are likely […]

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July 2019

Harare City Council Hikes Clamping Fines By 1 000%

By |2019-07-12T08:48:15+02:00July 12th, 2019|

Harare City council have made an eye-popping adjustment to clamping fees in their latest supplementary budget which was approved and adopted yesterday.

Clamping fees were increased by 1 000% and from now onwards light vehicles will have to pay fees of $500 ZWL instead of the current $40. If your vehicle is towed away instead, […]

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Zimbabwe Needs To Import 800 000 Tonnes Of Maize

By |2019-07-03T06:41:12+02:00July 3rd, 2019|

President Emmerson Mngangwa has said that Zimbabwe needs to import about 800 000 tonnes of maize to ease the effects of last rain season’s severe drought and resulting low harvests.

I want to assure you that this drought did not affect Chipinge alone.

There were not enough rains throughout the country.

Some provinces had a […]

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