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NAMA People’s Choice Award & voting now open

National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) launched the 15th National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) People’s Choice voting platform on Thursday 4th February 2016. Voting will run until the awards night on 13th February 2016 at 1800hrs. The People’s Choice Award is a special award given to an artist or arts organisation selected by the public. The public is afforded the ...

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National Arts Council of Zimbabwe unveils 15th NAMA awards

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is pleased to announce the list of the nominees for the 15th Edition National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) to be held in Harare on 13th February 2016 at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale. 15TH NAMA NOMINEES LIST In a bid to enhance entries, NACZ appointed a team of both individual and institutional ...

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ZEIPNET filling a critical gap in Zimbabwe’s policymaking environment.

In an environment where Zimbabwe is experiencing an increasingly tightening economic squeeze and decreasing foreign investor confidence due to an unstable political environment, policy inconsistencies and misplaced development priorities there is need to link and harmonise the different players in the policy-making process. These include think-tanks, members of the public the media including academic and research institutions and of-course the ...

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Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira strikes gold, “again”.

The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira cast as Tupac’s mom Afeni Shakur in rapper’s upcoming biopic. Danai Gurira has been cast as Tupac Skakur’s mother in the upcoming biopic about the rapper, according to Deadline. The 37-year-old will play Afeni Shakur, who had a major influence on her son and his path to superstardom before his tragic death at just 25. The 69-year-old, who ...

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Unforgettable Natalie

Constance van Niekerk, SA   The new year started with sad news for the music industry. Natalie Cole, singer of the Grammy-Award winning Unforgettable album died on Thursday night (New Year’s Eve). She was 65. The multi Grammy-Award winner died at Cedar-Sinai medical centre in Los Angeles from congestive heart failure after years of battling drug problems, liver disease, (she ...

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Astro Mobile fresh drive propels Tech World

When Munyaradzi Gwatidzo won the latest award in the Astro mobile trophy cabinet in Morocco recently, it would have been a great feather in the cap to seal a working year and possibly something to pop the champagne for and plan for a new year. Not so! The Zimbabwean tech company would not let the award get to its head ...

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The future of Eastern Hospitality

Story by: Robert Mukondiwa At a tender 22 years of age Gregory Kadzura could pass for any other typical fresh-post teen in Zimbabwe. But as the steward of a challenging family business as the face and administrator of the celebrated Mount View Hotel in Zimbabwe’s eastern highlands city of Mutare, he has a lot more on his young shoulders than ...

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Q & A with ‘Guitar Man’ Louis Mhlanga

Louis Mhlanga (born 10 November 1956) is a Zimbabwean music maestro currently domiciled in South Africa. Louis is a gifted and internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer and music producer. He taught himself to play the guitar at a very tender age and started playing at the age of ten. He has to date worked with a considerable number of renowned artists ...

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International One Song One People Concert Tour 2015

Constance van Niekerk in Johannesburg The night of Friday the 4th of December was a far cry from my usual quiet nights at home. The highlight of the night was my meeting the celebrities who played at The International One Song One People Concert Tour 2015 Johannesburg edition, an awareness gig on Xenophobia. The concert was held at The Bannister ...

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Zim Government thins the “Teachers” wage bill signalling austerity measures

The Zimbabwean cabinet has approved the civil service audit, heralding a new chapter in the public sector through the implementation of measures such as reduction of student teachers and trainees’ allowances, termination of any salaries still paid for teachers at trust and private schools and resuscitation of pension contributions by civil servants. Some of the changes, meant to reduce the ...

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