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Realignment of laws slow, councils face funding constraints

By Staff Reporter Local authorities will continue to struggle in the coming year due to lack of direct funding from the fiscus, a development government has attributed to the slow pace in the realignment of laws with the new constitution that will result in the setting up of provincial councils and pave way for them to receive financial support. This came out at the 2015 national budget presentation at Parliament House on Thursday by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa. Chinamasa…

High expectations for 2015 budget in the informal sector

By Farai Dauramanzi As the nation awaits the presentation of the country’s 2015 budget which is expected on Thursday 27 November 2014, many in the informal sector have expressed high hopes on the financial plan. The country’s 2015 budget will be of interest to many informal workers as they expect the Finance Minister to present a budget that is aligned to the ZIMASSET program which has since identified the informal workers as a major part of the economy. Some informal workers said they hope the Minister of Finance…

Feminism And Gay Rights

This week’s 263Chat on Sexism in Zimbabwe reminded me of a woman I know. She’s a “gender activist” and women’s rights campaigner. She’s a working mother and a devout Christian. She’s also a raging homophobe. So while she rages for days about equal footing for women, she will rail against the “sin” of homosexuality and condemn “the gays” to suffering, imprisonment, ill-treatment and (the obvious) eternal damnation. Equal rights for her and her kind – but not for all. She is the ultimate oxymoron – the homophobic…

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