Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Hwange, Zimbabwe’s biggest National Park, turns 90 this week. Review the state of conservation before Hwange. The oldest National Park in the world was declared as such in 1778, consisting of the area surrounding Bogd Khan Uul Mountain, in Mongolia. Its natural beauty inspired the local Mongolian government of the Qing Dynasty...
Perhaps it’s time to explore the early life of Zimbabwe’s longest serving leader as we begin a new era. Setting the scene Published in 1924, a read through the first ever “Official Year Book” for the then-Southern Rhodesia shows that year was a momentous one in the history of Zimbabwe: 29...
Egypt is working on a new model for future oil and natural gas production contracts in undeveloped areas to spur exploration and help become self-sufficient in energy, oil ministry and company officials said. The most populous Arab nation is seeking to transform itself into a gas re-exporting hub on the...
The Post and Regulatory Authority fined NetOne last month for misrepresenting information to its subscribers as the authority vowed that there are no sacred cows when it comes to the enforcement of telecommunication compliance, legislators have heard.POTRAZ director general Dr Gift Machengete said the fine imposed against NetOne put...
Enacy Mapakame National Foods Holdings, a subsidiary of Innscor Africa Limited, is engaging Government over the foreign currency shortages threatening its business leading to a possible closure of the giant agro-industrial group’s mills.Challenges in accessing foreign currency have posed serious operational problems for the entire group, whose monthly requirement is...
With the Easter crowds, we take a look at the method and madness behind the venerable institution of queuing What is a queue? The word queue comes, via French, from the Latin cauda, meaning “tail.” Most researchers in the field prefer the spelling “queueing” over “queuing”, although the latter is somewhat...
Most pharmacies in and around the city have increased prices for medicines and they are not accepting any form of payment apart from United States dollars. A survey conducted by The Herald revealed that most people who wanted to purchase medicines using medical aid, swipe and EcoCash were being turned...
In Part 3 of the life of Robert Mugabe, we follow his career to the eve of the Lancaster House negotiations. Remind us of previous events. Cde Mugabe was arrested and imprisoned for making subversive statements and involvement with the struggle. While in Harare, he shared a prison cell with nationalists like...
The Zambezi River has recently been declared the oldest river in the world, celebrating its 280 millionth birthday, so was flowing 30 million years before the Triassic, when the first dinosaurs appeared. How can we say that? A small caveat… Geology is one of the most fascinating subjects in the world....
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has confirmed holding talks with a Zimbabwean delegation led by Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube  in connection with a $500-million nostro stabilisation facility. Zimbabwe, which is going through a damaging foreign currency crisis, is looking for stabilisation facilities while at the same...