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Journalism Students Scoop Awards22 Jan 2016

Department of Journalism and Media Studies Students Scoop Awards Two Journalism and Media Studies Students from the National University of Science and Technology scooped awards at the Mobile Community Zimbabwe graduation and Awards ceremony held during the Annual Shoko Festival in Harare. The NUST students Bathabile Dlamini and Hazel Marimbidza received Best student mobile story teller and Best Studio Audio reporter respectively. The front runners received their awards from Mr. Nada Josimovic  [ ... ]

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NUST Refurbishes Sidojiwe Centre27 Feb 2015

The Master of Architecture Class of 2014 beamed a ray of hope on Sidojiwe Early Chid Development Centre last year when they refurbished the slum dwelling centre as a way of giving back to the community. The centre was established in the slum and dilapidated Sidojiwe Flats located in industrial Donnington, Bulawayo. The flats were built in the colonial era of the 1950s to accommodate bachelors working in the industries. Currently, these flats house over 100 families where two families share a 22  [ ... ]

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Rape cases on the rise in Bulawayo11 Apr 2014 Rape cases on the rise in Bulawayo

CUFFED and clad in oversized prison regalia, Sisuku Mathe (87) pleads not guilty to three counts of rape at the Bulawayo Regional Court. He is accused of having sexual intercourse with minors aged 15 and 16 years, one of whom is mentally challenged. According to the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act, chapter 9:23, this constitutes rape. “Rape has become an issue of grave concern in Zimbabwe,” stressed magistrate Chollet Ncube. “It violates women’s rights and paralyses society.” [ ... ]

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New directive on temporary teachers cost Nust stud...11 Apr 2014 New directive on temporary teachers cost Nust students

SEVERAL National University of Science and Technology (NUST) undergraduates have been forced to defer their studies following a government directive barring them from working as temporary teachers.The students, who rely on temporary teaching to finance their studies, were forced to drop out after failing to register for their programmes following a Civic Service Commission directive barring schools from recruiting temporary teachers without college or university qualifications, beginning this sc [ ... ]

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Fake vehicle importers swindle city residents11 Apr 2014 Fake vehicle importers swindle city residents

In early May 2012, Nyasha Viola Machokova met and befriended Sinikiwe Ncube at Nyasha Driving School. Ncube approached Machokova and told her that her husband was in the United Kingdom and was able to buy and import a vehicle for her. Machokova went on to give Ncube US$2 200 in May 2012 and a further US$500 in August 2012. “I gave Sinikiwe money thinking that she was a friend, but now she is failing to bring the promised car or my money back,” said Machokova in a deep shaky voice.Ncube, who [ ... ]

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The future of the media in Zimbabwe11 Apr 2014 The future of the media in Zimbabwe

THE following is the full text of a Guest Lecture delivered at the National University of Science and Technology by Professor Jonathan Moyo, the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services on Friday, October 22, 2013. The topic was “The Future of the Media in Zimbabwe’’. The Guest lecture was organised by the Department of Journalism and Media Studies.
THERE is a challenge here, one will have to speak holding a microphone which I am sure you think politicians are used to [ ... ]

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