Who Will Win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations?

Who Will Win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations? The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The competition will take place from 2 June until 19 July in Egypt. A few favorites have arisen in the months leading […]

By The Standard Jun. 24, 2019
Bulawayo to decommission dam in April
Bulawayo to decommission dam in April

WATER levels at Bulawayo City Council’s supply dams have reportedly dropped to on average of 44,83% of their holding capacity, amid fears some dams could be decommissioned as early as April.

By The Standard Jan. 7, 2016
Gweru Hospital resorts to phone messages to remind patients of bills

GWERU Provincial Hospital has tapped into the electronic super highway and social media platforms to communicate with patients with outstanding payments.

By The Standard Dec. 9, 2015
A paupers’ budget

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development the Honourable Patrick Chinamasa presented his shoestring budget statement on Thursday November 26. The budget statement had a preamble that announced an intention to “build a conducive environment that attracts foreign direct investment”.

By The Standard Dec. 1, 2015
Miners lobby for decriminalisation of gold possession

Small-scale miners have called on government to decriminalise possession of gold which they argue is promoting side-marketing of the mineral on the black market.

By The Standard Nov. 6, 2015
Zimbabwe’s 2015 gold output seen at highest in 11 years

Gold output in Zimbabwe is expected to rise this year to 18.4 tonnes, the highest level in 11 years, thanks to higher production from small-scale miners, the mining chamber said on Wednesday.

By The Standard Oct. 14, 2015
Prepaid meter tender deferred

KWEKWE City Council has deferred its plans to award its prepaid water meter tender to the winning bidder, after councillors said they wanted to scrutinise details of the deal before passing it.

By The Standard Sep. 21, 2015
‘Byo water problems not linked to deindustrialisation’

BULAWAYO’S perennial water woes have not eased despite massive de-industrialisation that has seen more than 100 firms shutting down or relocating.

By The Standard Sep. 13, 2015
Zimbabwe’s safari sector in turmoil

HARARE — Zimbabwe’s lucrative safari industry – including trophy hunting – is worth an estimated $200 million a year, but it has been plunged into fresh uncertainty after authorities confirmed two deaths involving big game in Hwange and Victoria Falls parks.

By The Standard Sep. 1, 2015
Pictures: Magaya’s Botswana crusade

PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) founder Walter Magaya last night kicked off the church’s first international crusade in Gaborone Botswana.

By The Standard Jul. 3, 2015
Trending: Man at wedding breaks internet

The father of the bride is usually highly honoured at weddings, but not this one, as he has ended up trending on the internet for all the wrong reasons. While everyone, in what seems to be a family picture at a wedding, dons their Sunday best, an unidentified man, believed to be the father of […]

By The Standard and Newsday Apr. 24, 2015
Bulawayo council gets rare praise from residents

BULAWAYO City Council has received rare praise from one of the city’s residents’ associations, which says service delivery has improved since the 2013 elections.

By The Standard and Newsday Apr. 15, 2015
Madison shoes endorsement had no money, only shoes: Nonhle Thema

TV presenter Nonhle Thema allegedly only received shoes from her endorsement deal with Madison, The Heart of New York.

By The Standard and Newsday Nov. 18, 2014
Bafana captain killed ‘over a cellphone’

JOHANNESBURG – Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg on Sunday in what local media reported as a botched robbery. The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered a house in the Zamo Section in Vosloorus where Meyiwa was visiting, at about 8pm, Gauteng police […]

By The Standard and Newsday Oct. 27, 2014
Audio: Grace lashes out at Bulawayo women

First Lady Grace Mugabe on Wednesday lashed out at Zanu PF Bulawayo women’s league members who reportedly stood up to walk out as she spoke. State media have been at pains to say Grace did not reprimand the women, downplaying the incident, but in this recording, the First Lady clearly lambasts the women, saying she […]

By The Standard and Newsday Oct. 16, 2014
Eradicating Ebola

Not since HIV reared its ugly head have we seen a virus of such deadly proportions.

By The Standard and Newsday Sep. 29, 2014
Heavy health toll of SA’s coal-fired power plants

South Africa’s dependence on coal to generate 85% of its electricity is taking a substantial toll on human health, according to environmental groups.

By Newsday Sep. 15, 2014
Grace Mugabe poised for power

Even as he received red carpet treatment in Beijing last month, lauded by China as an “old friend” and “renowned leader”, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was in danger of being upstaged by a colourful, charismatic presence at his side.

By The Standard and Newsday Sep. 8, 2014
Show me the cash: Eric Moyo

FORMER Idols East Africa 2008 winner and gospel singer Eric Moyo, reportedly a target of South Africa’s celebrated gospel choir, Joyous Celebration, wants to discuss the contract with his potential players before putting pen to paper.

By The Standard and Newsday Sep. 4, 2014
Debate on water meters necessary

THE Bulawayo City Council’s plans to introduce pre-paid water meters have been met with serious opposition from residents who feel this would push the essential commodity out of their reach.

By The Standard and Newsday Sep. 2, 2014
Silver lining in Ebola gloom

Amid the horror of Ebola in West Africa, where more than 1 400 people have died of the disease, a few have found reason to celebrate after recovering from the virulent infection which has no known cure.

By The Standard and Newsday Sep. 2, 2014
Arab region has world’s fastest growing hiv epidemic

At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos.

By The Standard and Newsday Sep. 2, 2014
Exploitation of graduates blooms in Zimbabwe

Ethel Maziriri (27)holds an Honours Degree in Social Work from the University of Zimbabwe, but instead of working in her chosen profession, she works as a cashier in one of the country’s leading clothing retail company.

By The Standard and Newsday Aug. 13, 2014
Stop harassing us, vendors tell police

INFORMAL traders in Bulawayo yesterday called for an end to harassment, beatings and confiscation of their goods by the police.

By The Standard and Newsday Jul. 29, 2014
Purging Palestinians

AS I write there is a possibility of a ceasefire which could essentially expunge the war that is raging in the Middle East between Israeli and Hamas.

By Newsday Jul. 27, 2014
Wrangle over Pumula stands

Some Pumula South residents in Bulawayo are in quandary over 163 houses that were constructed on land bought by Bopse Land Developers Construction Company from the Bulawayo City Council after the company was liquidated.

By Newsday Jul. 22, 2014
Parirenyatwa’s mother buried

HEALTH AND CHILD CARE minister David Parirenyatwa’s mother Emily Mkhwananzi was buried at Lady Stanley Cemetery in Bulawayo on Friday.

By The Standard and Newsday Jul. 20, 2014
Old Nic struggle

OLD Nic Mine continued to find the going tough in the Zifa Southern Region Division One League after losing their 13th match of the season going down 2-3 to Hwange Under-20 in Hwange on Saturday.

By Newsday Jul. 15, 2014