Articles tagged 'employment'

Land reform cost 1,5m jobs: Chinamasa 26 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's controversial programme to redistribute land taken from white farmers cost 1,5 million jobs, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. “Right now our economy is highly informalised. I always give the statistics that in 1999 or thereabout, there were two million workers i...
Zanu PF must deliver the jobs it promised 22 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe this week gave flimsy excuses on why his Zanu PF-led government has failed to create the 2,2 million jobs they promised to the electorate in the run-up to the July 2013 elections. Speaking in his traditional birthday interview, the 93-year-old leader had the te...
Jobless graduates plot mega anti-Mugabe demo 19 July 2016 HARARE - With the Zimbabwean economy continuing to die, and poverty and unemployment rates reaching catastrophic levels, jobless university and other college graduates are the latest disaffected constituency planning their own mega demonstration against the government — with a massive “million-ma...
Female overseas job seekers warned 1 May 2016 HARARE - Desperate women seeking job opportunities overseas should do their homework before accepting “lucrative” offers which look suspicious as has happened to over 200 Zimbabwean women stranded in the Middle East country of Kuwait. The Zimbabwean women were lured to Kuwait to work as housem...
Celebrating sending graduates to streets 14 October 2015 HARARE - Graduation in Zimbabwe is still accompanied with pomp and fun-fare years after the event lost all its value. In the not-so-distant past, graduation from an institution of higher learning symbolised not only accomplishment but it also brought with it status. It was something to be m...
Harare vendors resist eviction 9 July 2015 HARARE - Municipal police officers yesterday attempted to remove vendors from Harare's city centre to alternative vending sites, igniting angry and sometimes violent clashes between the informal traders and the municipal law enforcement agents. The clashes raised the spectre of another crackdo...
Govt must avoid war with vendors 26 June 2015 HARARE - While the ultimatum given by government and local authorities for vendors to move off town and city streets expires today, we urge extra caution in order to minimise confrontation and the potential damage to property as well as danger to human lives their forced removal may pose. Rega...
D-day for defiant vendors 26 June 2015 HARARE - Desperate Harare vendors plan to defy a government order compelling them to leave the streets by today after their appeal to insistent authorities against their eviction from the city centre was rejected outright, setting the stage for potentially deadly clashes in the central business d...
Where are the 2,2 million jobs? 4 August 2014 HARARE - Exactly a year after the 2013 harmonised elections which were controversially won by Zanu PF, Zimbabweans are now worse off than they were before the polls. Analysts say the much-touted economic blueprint, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset), h...
Paurina Mpariwa insincere on industry closures 20 January 2014 EDITOR — Claims by honourable Paurina Mpariwa, the mainstream MDC shadow minister for Labour, Employment and Security that over 300 workers are being retrenched on a weekly basis from various sectors of the economy are malicious, sensational and alarmist in nature. As a former Labour minister ...
Zimbabweans feel the pinch 21 October 2013 HARARE - As economic and social fortunes continue to dwindle, the cost of living has become too high for the ordinary Zimbabwean. A snap research carried out by the Daily News revealed that social infrastructure and other services are deteriorating while the liquidity crisis in the country has...
We want jobs - Youths 23 August 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday took oath of office as Zimbabwe's leader for a seventh five-year term at the National Sports Stadium amid pomp and fanfare.  Thousands of jubilant Zanu PF supporters witnessed Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku administering the oath and Mugabe pledgin...