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Demands to introduce Shangaan in Zimbabwe education

Killion Callisto Gwanetsa

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – MINORITY communities southeast of Zimbabwe in Chiredzi are advocating for the introduction of their languages in the school curriculum and the hiring of teachers conversant in the language. The VaTsonga, commonly known as ‘Shangaan’ communities want this to be central to the devolution process initiated […]

SA bumper harvest allays regional maize shortfalls

Bumper maize crop for South Africa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – DESPITE the expected drop in regional maize production in 2019, worsened by the dreadful Cyclone Idai, the supply during the 2019/20 marketing year is projected to remain average due largely to carryover stocks from last year’s bumper harvest in South Africa. This allays fears of widespread shortages […]

SA opposition member among trio killed for poaching in Zimbabwe

Black rhino poaching

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – GAME rangers have shot dead three suspected poachers for the killing of rhinoceros southeast of Zimbabwe. One of the suspects has been found in possession of South African identity documents, including a membership card of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and a drivers’ license. […]

DRC on the path to fulfilling great mining potential

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mining Week

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – AFTER years of a lull attributed to insecurity, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is on course to fulfill its mining potential on the back of the biggest global interest and some measure of stability since a new administration assumed office. Arguably the country most […]

New park operators secure peace with Zimbabwe’s VaTsonga communities

Mr Elias Livombo (in uniform) with a guest. Tsonga Communities benefitting from Gonarezhou, Photo by Patrick Chitongo, CAJ News Zimbabwe Bureau

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chikombedzi, Zimbabwe CHIKOMBEDZI, (CAJ News) – COMMUNITIES in southern Zimbabwe feel a sense of ownership of the world-acclaimed Gonarezhou National Park following the peace and harmony now prevailing between them and operators of the facility. The communities are largely VaTsonga commonly known as VaChangaana), a minority tribe but whose language is one […]

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