YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

By Staff Reporter Norton legislator Temba Mliswa is set to hold a blitz of symposiums in the country’s 10 provinces in an effort to sensitise youth on the electoral processes and the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system. The symposiums will be held under the banner of Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (YARD). YARD is a youth pressure group advocating for youth participation in … Continue reading YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

Human trafficking: U.S. engages Zim

By Daniel Chigundu US officials who were in the country a few weeks ago have revealed that their country is pushing for more partnership with Zimbabwe to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) issues. The two officials, Torrie Higgins who is Program Advisor at the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State and Haley Wright a Foreign Service Officer … Continue reading Human trafficking: U.S. engages Zim

Girl-child abuse: Govt urged to do more

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe National Council for Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) director Reverend Taylor Nyanhete says while the government has done a remarkable thing by providing safe houses for abused girls, there is need to do more to cater for those who need extra help. Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has spearheaded a program where about 56 young girls have already been … Continue reading Girl-child abuse: Govt urged to do more

Showy acquisitions: Grace drawn back into spotlight

By Wisdom Mumera First Lady Grace Mugabe has been drawn under the spotlight again after her son Russell Goreraza imported two Rolls Royce vehicles at a cost of R70 million drawing the ire of many who feel the acquisitions are corrupt benefits. Commenting on the picture of the imported Rolls Royce on social media, Gokwe Nembudziya legislator Justice Wadyejena branded the acquisitions as being a … Continue reading Showy acquisitions: Grace drawn back into spotlight

Why Nera Youth is protesting against Grace’s diplomatic immunity

By Staff Reporter NERA Youth Forum will today (30 August 2017) hold a demonstration at the South African embassy in Belgravia Harare to register their displeasure following the granting of diplomatic immunity to First Lady Grace Mugabe by that country’s Department of International Relations. The youth forum intends to hand over a petition that details their displeasure a few weeks ago, Grace Mugabe made headlines … Continue reading Why Nera Youth is protesting against Grace’s diplomatic immunity

National Youth Policy: has it been fully implemented?

 By Tafadzwa Muranganwa ACCORDING to the Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, a national youth policy (NYP) is critical for empowering youths to contribute to the shaping and building of the nation. Zimbabwe launched its NYP in 2013 and according to government; the policy seeks to ensure that all young women and men are given meaningful opportunities to reach their full potential, both as individuals and as active … Continue reading National Youth Policy: has it been fully implemented?

Is 2018 a beacon of hope for youth leadership?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa AS we slowly draw closer to 2018, many youths are beginning to come out of closets and declaring their interest to contest for political leadership, but will next year’s elections usher in a reign of young leaders? The issue of political positions, especially with regards to contesting in elections by young people is generally regarded as a political landmine in both Zanu … Continue reading Is 2018 a beacon of hope for youth leadership?

Is Mahere’s Yellow Manifesto strategy attainable?

By Buhle Tshavango DESPITE receiving an onslaught of criticism since announcing her intentions to stand as an independent candidate for the Mount Pleasant National Assembly seat, Advocate Fadzayi Mahere seems undeterred in her quest as she has proceeded to present a manifesto as part of her campaign strategy. The 21 paged manifesto dubbed,” Mt.Pleasant Constituency Yellow Manifesto “, outlines her campaign strategy and highlights the … Continue reading Is Mahere’s Yellow Manifesto strategy attainable?

Is it Govt policy for Zanu PF to use school buses?

By Staff Reporter BUDIRIRO legislator Costa Machingauta on Wednesday took the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to task by demanding to know if it was a government policy for political parties to use school vehicles to ferry people to their rallies and meetings. Machingauta’s question comes on the back of reports from civic society organisation that the ruling party Zanu PF is not only … Continue reading Is it Govt policy for Zanu PF to use school buses?

What you need to know about proof of residence & ID voting

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi  In order to register to vote in next year’s election you will need to have proof of residence.  Most voters including the youth and women do not own houses they are tenants. This will largely depend on the availability of landlords and the rapport between tenant and landlord. Women voters in the rural areas will require proof from their husbands most whose … Continue reading What you need to know about proof of residence & ID voting