News – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com Zimbabwean media organisation focused on encouraging & participating in progressive national dialogue Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:49:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.263chat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/263-Chat-Website-Logo-01-3-01-100x100.png News – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com 32 32 Transgender People Advocate For Equal Space https://www.263chat.com/transgender-people-advocate-for-equal-space/ https://www.263chat.com/transgender-people-advocate-for-equal-space/#respond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:49:04 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54443

“Gender based violence is one of the biggest challenges that we face in Zimbabwe, yet the law is invisible on our rights,” she said. By Michelle Chifamba In the high density suburb of Mufakose, 28-year-old Norren Nyaruwata* said she eventually changed her name from Enock- to suit her identity as a woman trapped in a […]

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Police Refutes Dr Magombeyi Arrest Claims https://www.263chat.com/police-refutes-dr-magombeyi-arrest-claims/ https://www.263chat.com/police-refutes-dr-magombeyi-arrest-claims/#respond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:47:14 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54450

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has refuted claims that they have arrested Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association president Dr Peter Magombeyi who was found yesterday evening after five days in abduction. In a statement posted on the ZRP Twitter handle, the police said investigations into the abduction of Dr Magombeyi, who is currently admitted at a […]

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Janet Manyowa Arrives In UK Ahead Of Friends In Christ Gospel Extravaganza https://www.263chat.com/janet-manyowa-arrives-in-uk-ahead-of-friends-in-christ-gospel-extravaganza/ https://www.263chat.com/janet-manyowa-arrives-in-uk-ahead-of-friends-in-christ-gospel-extravaganza/#respond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:44:48 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54424

Award-winning gospel artist, Janet Manyowa has arrived in the United Kingdom ahead of the annual concert hosted by Sharon Manatsa and Friends in Christ (FIC), taking place this Saturday in Bedford. Manyowa is among several artists that include Jane Doka and Rudo Gombah. Zimbabwe based DJ, Gospel DJ Unlocked and DJ Mel will be on […]

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Doctors Hand Over Petition To Parliament https://www.263chat.com/doctors-hand-over-petition-to-parliament/ https://www.263chat.com/doctors-hand-over-petition-to-parliament/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:14:21 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54400

More than 200 striking doctors this afternoon marched from Parirenyatwa Hospital to The Parliament of Zimbabwe and handed over a petition over the abduction of one of their leaders Dr Peter Magombeyi who is the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) president. Lawyers and other opposition activists chanting “NO PETER! NO WORK!” joined in the march […]

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RBZ Commends Stanbic Bank Incubator Hub Program https://www.263chat.com/rbz-commends-stanbics-smes-program/ https://www.263chat.com/rbz-commends-stanbics-smes-program/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:26:27 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54399

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has given a thumbs up to Stanbic Bank’s innovative and financially inclusive program aimed at supporting and empowering budding entrepreneurs and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

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Cassava Smartech, Comviva Win Aite Group’s Digital Wallet Innovation Award https://www.263chat.com/cassava-smartech-comviva-win-aite-groups-digital-wallet-innovation-award/ https://www.263chat.com/cassava-smartech-comviva-win-aite-groups-digital-wallet-innovation-award/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:52:49 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54394 www.263chat.com

Harare, Zimbabwe / New Delhi, India – September 19, 2019 – Aite Group, a global research and advisory firm, has recognized Cassava Smartech and Comviva as the winners of the 2019 Digital Wallet Innovation Award for EcoCash in the ‘Market Adoption’ category. The awards, announced at the Mobile Payment Conference in Chicago, recognize innovation achieved […]

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High Court Bars Police From Interfering With Doctors’ Protest https://www.263chat.com/high-court-bars-police-from-interfering-with-doctors-protest/ https://www.263chat.com/high-court-bars-police-from-interfering-with-doctors-protest/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:27:09 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54391

High Court Judge Justice Clement Phiri today ordered Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to stop interfering with a protest march organised by Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) to hand over a petition to legislators demanding accountability over the whereabouts of Dr Peter Magombeyi, who has been missing since last week. ZRP officers had on Wednesday 18 […]

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New Mines Law To Resolve Farmer, Miner Conflict https://www.263chat.com/new-mines-law-to-resolve-farmer-miner-conflict/ https://www.263chat.com/new-mines-law-to-resolve-farmer-miner-conflict/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:20:39 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54362 www.263chat.com

BULAWAYO– Farmers’ perennial conflict with miners over the latter superseding  the former, headline a cocktail of reforms in a proposed mining bill to repeal provisions which give mining supremacy over other activities. By Donald Nyarota The conflicts have been a major drawback on artisanal and small-scale mining, despite its lion’s share contribution to mineral production, […]

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Just In: High Court Orders Police Not To Interfere With Doctors’ Protest https://www.263chat.com/just-in-high-court-orders-police-not-to-interfere-with-doctors-protest/ https://www.263chat.com/just-in-high-court-orders-police-not-to-interfere-with-doctors-protest/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:21:37 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54367

High Court Judge Justice Clement Phiri has ordered ZRP not to interfere with Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA)’s protest over its missing leader Dr Peter Magombeyi and to allow ZHDA to march to Parliament on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 1:PM vindicating the doctors’ position that they are exempt from notifying ZRP under the provisions […]

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Alternative Mining Indaba Kicks Off In Byo https://www.263chat.com/alternative-mining-indaba-kicks-off-in-byo/ https://www.263chat.com/alternative-mining-indaba-kicks-off-in-byo/#respond Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:36:07 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=54312

BULAWAYO- The eighth edition of an annual mining indaba which draws participants from mining communities, civic society and the  government kicked off in Bulawayo today. By Donald Nyarota Dubbed the Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI), the annual meet provides participants an opportunity to reflect on recent developments in climate change, energy and the extractive sector. […]

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