Category Archives: EXTRA

Child labour thrives in farms?

Emmanuel Kafe: Extra reporter With the rain season in full swing, there is an abrupt increase in farming activities in the commercial and small scale farms around the country. This demands an increased workforce.In addressing this, The Sunday Mail Extra has established that some farmers are enlisting the services of young children and committing grave crimes against their rights as

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Should schools sell uniforms?

. . . as parents feel short-changed Harmony Agere Schools and parents should find common ground on disagreements pertaining the sale of uniforms in schools since Government does not have a policy that either bars or allows the practice, a senior Government official has said.Parents have of late been calling for Government’s intervention as they are being compelled to buy

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Small grains production declines

Harmony Agere Extra Reporter —Global warming and climate change have resulted in a colossal drop in food-crop production in most regions across the world. In Zimbabwe, the production of crops such as maize, the country’s staple food, has since 2002 been fluctuating below demand levels due to successive droughts instigated by global warming. Statistics show that for the past 10

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Crossing the boundary fence

Garikai Mazara —The Plumtree-Mutare Highway was recently refurbished at a cost of staggering US$200 million, making it one of the most navigable roads in the country, and there is always that temptation to floor the accelerator pedal when one gets onto the new surface. But hitting the pedal comes with its dangers, with the more common one along this highway

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Living in fear of monster floods

 :La Nina begins to take its toll : Disaster management under scrutiny Harmony Agere —THE monstrous flash flood that hit Johannesburg, South Africa recently has left a miserable toll: six people dead, thousands others displaced and lots of property damaged. Just across the border in Zimbabwe’s Bulilima district in Matabeleland South, hail storms killed livestock and destroyed 50 homesteads. The disasters seem

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Survival of the richest

Harmony Agere —The cost of medical treatment in Zimbabwe continues to soar against the backdrop of a failing public healthcare system and the proliferation of private medical institutions that are taking advantage of stranded patients. Investigations conducted by The Sunday Mail Extra revealed that most patients are seeking medical services at private medical institutions due to the shortage of drugs

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Prisons boss in his own words

The Sunday Mail Reporter Harmony Agere last week caught up with Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Commissioner-General, Major-General (Retired) Paradzayi Willings Zimondi, who shared his views on the situation in the country’s holding facilities. This is what the ZPCS boss had to say.***Rtd Maj-Gen Paradzayi ZimondiThe Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services has at least one prison in every province of

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