Latest Masvingo Stories

2008-09-15 06:00:31

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 13 September [Report by Godfrey Mutimba: "Masvingo Teachers Demand Payment in Foreign Currency"] Struggling teachers in Masvingo have resorted to demanding payment in South African rand for extra lessons. The teachers make the demands to desperate students, who are keen to complete their studies ahead of the November examinations. The students, who lost close to "half a year's lessons" due to...

2008-07-29 06:00:42

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 28 July [Report by Nqolwani Nyathi: "Varsity Lecturers Threaten Strike Over Pay Grievances"] Lecturers at state universities, who have been on a go slow for the past three weeks, demanding salaries of US$1 200 for the least paid academic staff have threatened to down tools this week if their grievances are not met. The Zimbabwe State Universities Union of Academics (Zisua), which represents lecturers...

2005-10-20 08:15:35

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is to remove 700 families who settled illegally near Gonarezhou National Park, the country's second largest game reserve, to make way for a planned transfrontier regional park. The official Herald newspaper said on Thursday the families were among 5,000 people "irregularly settled" on farms throughout southern Masvingo province, including hundreds of families living on wildlife conservancies. The families moved into the area about five years ago at the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.