Kariba water challenges worsen

  Walter Nyamukondiwa Kariba Bureau The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has further reduced the allocation of water for power generation at Kariba hydro-power station for 2020, which will result in suppressed electricity supplies from the power station. At least 22 billion cubic metres have been allocated for power generation at the Kariba South and North […]

Zim should exploit public/private renewable energy partnerships

Bernard Mpofu  Zimbabwe’s poor investment climate has hampered socio-economic development in the energy sector despite having a relatively strong energy sector regulatory framework, experts and analysts contend. Prospects of turning around the floundering economy appear gloomy as Zimbabwe continues to face severe electricity cuts due to several factors, including unsustainably low energy tariffs, failure to […]

Misa Zimbabwe goes solar

By Pamenus Tuso The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe Chapter has “solarised” its Harare offices in a move that will improve the organisation’s service efficiency as a media freedom advocacy and lobby entity. Misa has been relying heavily on a fuel-powered generator for its energy due to the incessant electricity outages. This situation […]

Floods threaten power supplies

Africa Moyo  Deputy News Editor Zimbabwe could face increased load-shedding after critical coal mines that supply Hwange Thermal Power Station were flooded following heavy rains that pounded the area on Saturday. Hwange received heavy rains of up to 139mm in three hours on Saturday, which caused flash flooding, leaving 35 families in two suburbs — […]

Climate experts call for coordination of institutions

Elita Chikwati Senior Reporter Climate experts have called for the coordination and collaboration of institutions that focus on weather and climate issues to improve disaster awareness and reduce loss of human life and infrastructure. This came out yesterday at an ongoing three-day workshop on Climate Resilient Investment in Reconstruction and Development in Cyclone-affected regions of […]

Agric players urged to climate-proof

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI ZIMBABWE’S agriculture sector players should immediately come up with strategies on how to grow the sector in the face of climate change and limited access to appropriate funding among other challenges, a government official has said. Addressing delegates attending the ongoing integrated results-based strategic planning workshop in Bulawayo yesterday, Lands ministry permanent […]

Zim adopts mapping technology to predict disasters

By Wallace Mawire After Cyclone Idai ravaged southern Africa, killing at least 1,000 people, Zimbabwe’s scientific community is actively using   geospatial mapping technology to better predict future disasters.  The cyclone hit southern African countries include Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, at least 268 people were killed and many are still missing. Local scientists […]

MISA Zimbabwe goes solar 

By Pamenus Tuso The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zimbabwe Chapter) has ‘solarised’ its Harare offices in a move that will improve the organisation’s service efficiency as a media freedom advocacy and lobby entity. MISA has been relying heavily on a fuel-powered generator for its energy due to the incessant electricity outages. This situation […]

Macro-economic priorities in 2020

Victor Bhoroma ZIMBABWE’S prospects for 2020 look quite bleak with the 2019/20 farming season slowly turning into a successive drought as a result of poor rainfall patterns. The World Food Programme (WFP) has highlighted that 8 million people (over 50% of the population) face starvation in the next three months. The hunger has been worsened […]