• No Shelter to House Homeless Children Amid COVID-19

    COVID-19 induced economic stress is one of the main causes of GBV; leaving many children in Hwange homeless. Image by UNICEF


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | NOV 2, 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic left many children homeless. Most of them left their homes to escape the effects of gender-based violence. Hwange doesn’t have safe homes to house these children.

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  • HIV Patients Struggled to Access Treatment Amidst COVID-19

    During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, some HIV patients defaulted their treatments as they could not access clinics. Image by Unsplash


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | NOV 2, 2022

    Faced with challenges to access clinics, some HIV patients defaulted their treatments at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • COVID-19 Ushers in Opportunities for Domestic Tourism

    Residents say the high cost of activities in Victoria Falls deprive them (locals) the opportunity to participate in local tourism.


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | NOV 2, 2022

    Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria Falls raised much of its revenue from foreign tourism. The dry spell caused by the effects of the pandemic has forced players to reimagine local tourism.

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  • COVID-19 Strains Local Labour Market Further

     

    Companies recruiting in the COVID-19 aftermath prefer people with working experience leaving thousands of people unemployed.


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | NOV 2, 2022

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic, chances of getting employed were minimal. Now the pandemic has decimated what was left leaving thousands of job seekers hopeless.

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  • Child Labour Spiked During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic many children were involved in child labour in the mining town. Image by CAWI


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | NOV 2, 2022

    At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many children were forced to abandon school to do menial jobs to earn a living. Local companies and individuals took advantage of the situation, hiring children as employees against the country’s statutes.

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  • COVID-19 a Blessing in Disguise for Emerging Entrepreneurs

    COVID-19 was a blessing to a majority of emerging entrepreneurs in Hwange whose backyard shops are still operational to date. Image by StartupBiz


    BY LETHOKUHLE NKOMO | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | NOV 2, 2022

    For a majority of emerging entrepreneurs, the COVID-19 pandemic was nothing short of a blessing as many of them took advantage of the failure of established traders to provide goods on demand thereby establishing their own thriving small business which are in operation to date.

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  • Curio Trading Suffers Blow Amidst COVID-19

    Curio vending business suffered a major blow in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Image by Christobel Travel


    BY LETHOKUHLE NKOMO | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | NOV 2, 2022

    Before the emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, curio trading was a booming business as a result of the influx of tourists into the country. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the business suffered a major blow, and now curio vendors are finding the going tough.

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  • Pass Rates in Local Schools Deteriorate Amidst COVID-19