Why 2013 voters’ roll has no place in the 2018 election

By Election Resource Centre   AS Zimbabwe heads towards the 2018 elections which are now about a year away, questions on the 2013 voters’ roll can no longer be ignored on the basis of two potential realities. Firstly, the Electoral Act, as it currently stands, does not definitively establish a fresh registration process which will ultimately vanquish the 2013 voters’ roll and thus barring voting on … Continue reading Why 2013 voters’ roll has no place in the 2018 election

Tose home for the disabled celebrates silver jubilee

By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo Tose Respite Care Home (TRCH) recently celebrated their silver jubilee marking 25 years of providing speech therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy among other rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. TRCH was founded in 1992 by Mrs Desi Page after having worked with children with disabilities in the United Kingdom. With the support of her late husband Tim Page, they set out to fill up … Continue reading Tose home for the disabled celebrates silver jubilee

Command economics is insane …and is anchored on wrong foundation: Mafume

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) national spokesperson Jacob Mafume says command economics being preached by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not only insane but also an old failed economic development model. VP Mnangagwa who is currently on cloud nine following the seemingly success of his Command Agriculture model is reportedly working on the possibility of Command Economy as a new economic salvation. However … Continue reading Command economics is insane …and is anchored on wrong foundation: Mafume

Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the many challenges bedeviling the country are a direct result of lack of legitimacy on the part of Zanu PF because it rigged the 2013 general elections. Zimbabwe is facing economic, political and social challenges as most developed and democratic countries are unwilling to do business with Harare alleging that it rigged previous elections. The … Continue reading Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

ZESN | Mass Biometric Voter Registration: 3 Key lessons from Kenya

Over the years Africa has been seen attempting to catch up with the introduction of ICT’s for the administration of elections. Even if electronic voting has not yet become popular, one country that has become the yardstick is Kenya. Kenya has used the Biometric Voter Registration process twice and these are some of the key lessons Zimbabwe can borrow a leaf for the 2018 harmonized … Continue reading ZESN | Mass Biometric Voter Registration: 3 Key lessons from Kenya

Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Watmore Makokoba As the country gets engulfed into election mode, Zimbabwe Yadzoka, a citizen movement primarily targeting rural areas has launched a technological reporting mechanism that is going to monitor and report political violence and human rights violations prior and during the upcoming 2018 elections. The technology, named ZISO/ILIHLO is going to be implemented throughout the country and will use geo-location to capture and report … Continue reading Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW

Broke govnt faces difficulties in implementation of new education curriculum

by Tariro Daphne Senderayi The Primary and Secondary Education Ministry embarked on implementing the various aspects of the new curriculum but it has been noticed that as was expected by critics there is no support in infrastructure and skilled personnel. When the review of the curriculum was flighted, concerned citizens pointed out that the broke government will face difficulties in implementation of the changes which … Continue reading Broke govnt faces difficulties in implementation of new education curriculum

Secrecy over 2018 Elections roadmap #Ivote4PeaceZW

by Buhle Tshavango The Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (ZESN) reports that only 8% of voters in the 2013 Presidential election inspected the voters roll. Voter duplication and names of the deceased surfacing  on election day has created mistrust such that even the introduction of the biometric voter-registration system is shrouded with scepticism. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)  recently finalised the 2018 elections roadmap and between … Continue reading Secrecy over 2018 Elections roadmap #Ivote4PeaceZW

Min. Jonathan Moyo launches $150 000 sanctions impact research

By Open Parly  The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development has announced the University of Zimbabwe consortium as the winning team billed to research the impact of sanctions in Zimbabwe. This development comes after the Ministry advertised calling for proposals in September last year, the ministry has dedicated USD150 000 to bankroll the research. The research team is made up of academics … Continue reading Min. Jonathan Moyo launches $150 000 sanctions impact research