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Government embarks on COVID-19 awareness campaigns

By Cosmas Sunguro Dated 23 /05 / 2020.   The government through the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting services has embarked on a full swing awareness campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic. As the figures of those testing positive continue to surge higher, it has been seen as the best …

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Women speak out on the effects of COVID-19 lockdown

By Billian Matambo 23 May 2020 Women remain a vital cog in the development of social and economic order. The emergence of Covid-19 a world pandemic has ravaged communities and societies where women constitute the majority of the population.As we discuss the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on the livelihoods of …

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Lack of Transparency on Diamond Relocation from Marange Diamond Fields exposes Diamond Companies at Chirasika Primary School

Article and Pictures by: Mufute Tawanda B (ATRDT Sec) With the call for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 one wonders how Chirasika Primary School is going to conduct lessons when schools reopen.  Chirasika Primary School was built by Anjin Mining Company for the diamond relocated families. Four …

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Lockdown at Day 9:The face of Arda Transau Clinic

07/04/2020 Article by –Mufute Tawanda Arda Transau clinic Over 1000 families who were relocated from Marange Diamond fields to pave way for commercial diamond mining are using one clinic which was constructed by Anjin Mining Company. The clinic offers services to nearby squatter villagers. The medical personnel’s at the clinic …

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ZVISHAVANE CSOT Petition

PARLIAMENT OF ZIMBABWE ____________________________________ FORM OF PETITION _______________________________________________________________ TO THE PARLIAMENT OF ZIMBABWE ____________________________________ ____________________________________ PRESENTED TO THE SPEAKER OF ZIMBABWE 0N 4th NOVEMBER 2019 The Petition of the Undersigned: MHONDONGORI RESOURCES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST Mhondongori Primary School P Bag 697 Zvishavane whose Trustees are the following:Zireva Kudakwashe Zireva,Ratidzo Moyo, …

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SPARKLING DIAMONDS ‘LITERALLY’ FAILING TO UPLIFT EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS IN CHIADZWA: An analysis of the impacts of diamond mining activities on schools in Chiadzwa

By Cosmas Sunguro INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND Education is said to be the ‘key to success’. These wise words would only be meaningful only if the responsible authorities knew that it unlocks and awakens the community. Education is like light put in the dark room. No doubt that it plays a …

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How can mining communities contribute towards the us$ 12 billion mining economy by 2023?

By Cosmas Sunguro, Proud Nyakuni and Sandra Musonzah Picture courtesy of ZIDAWU Diamond mining in Zimbabwe has brought firmly rooted scepticism in diamond mining communities. Basically, limited transparency, poor accountability, corruption, illicit financial flows, poor community benefit sharing, weak environmental management practices and disruption of livelihoods paint a picture of …

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Online conversations with the Checheche community

My topic today relates to the status of devolution funds. What is devolution as defined? It is defined broadly in section 264 of the Zimbabwe constitution. My interest today relates to sub sections 264(a),(b),(d), and (e) and what has so far happened in our district with regards to funds already …

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