Amid Drought, Dangerous Mining In Hwange Threatens People And Animals

Deka river system has become unsafe for humans and wildlife due to waste and pollutants deposited in it. Image by The Citizen Bulletin


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 13, 2022

A dry spell might invite early hunger for Hwange families who rely on subsistence farming for food — and now, dangerous mining methods in the area could make the drought-induced problems more dire.

Amid Rampant Abuse, Ngozi Mine Female Waste Pickers Raise Only $10 A Week

For several women including the youth, waste picking is providing an economic lifeline in the face of high unemployment.Image by MIHR


BY LIZWE SEBATHA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022

Bulawayo female waste pickers are exposed to high physical and economic abuse perpetrated by their male counterparts, waste buyers and council workers.

BCC Owned Peri Urban Schools Suffer Neglect

Bulawayo City Council peri urban schools are being shunned by teachers; living them only with temporary teachers taking up the task.


BY MUSA MAKINA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022

Statistics show that while there has been competition for the top post on the Grade 7 results, St Peters and Aisleby peri- urban schools have continued to post poor results.

Binga Power Outages Force Mortuary Closure

Binga district hospital has been operating without a mortuary for the past 7 months due to power outages. Image by Depositphotos.


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 8, 2022

In Binga, an electricity crisis which has been raging for over seven months is forcing locals to use ice blocks to preserve corpses of their decaying relatives inside a mortuary grounded by power outages.

Bulawayo Arts Festival: A Good Idea Gone Wrong?

Artists and festival team members of the Bulawayo Arts Festival are yet to get their dues, a year after the 2021 edition.


BY THABANI H. MOYO | @thabanih | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022

Months in the planning, the event had hung in the balance during the COVID-19 lockdown, until the government permitted outdoor attractions—but to a limited audience and under strict regulations.

Cattle Rustling Syndicates Shatter Dreams Of Gwanda Livestock Farmers

Gwanda South villagers lament about the increase of stock theft in the area. Image by The Citizen Bulletin


BY VUSINDLU MAPHOSA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | FEB 15, 2022

Livestock production is the major source of income as soil fertility is low and crop husbandry does not do well.

Communities Surrounded by Rich Gold Mines Live in Abject Poverty

Granting Infield Mineral Exploration Pvt Ltd Company an exclusive prospecting order angers poor Filabusi villagers. Image by Unsplash


BY VUSINDLU MAPHOSA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | AUG 27, 2022

Homesteads in Filabusi are built on top of gold deposits but the community here battles biting underdevelopment. The presence of multinational mining companies now triggers anger amongst locals.