Mat South A COVID-19 Ticking Time Bomb?

Despite government's promise to distribute COVID-19 PPE's to all provinces, Matabeleland villagers still have no access to face masks and sanitizers. Image by Macau Photo Agency | Unsplash


BY NQOBILE BHEBHE | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | DEC 2, 2020

Despite extensive knowledge on the coronavirus pandemic, Matabeleland South has minimal access to PPE, a recent spike in cases is even more concerning.

Mat South A COVID-19 Ticking Time Bomb?

Despite government's promise to distribute COVID-19 PPE's to all provinces, Matabeleland villagers still have no access to face masks and sanitizers. Image by Macau Photo Agency | Unsplash


BY NQOBILE BHEBHE | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | DEC 2, 2020

Despite extensive knowledge on the coronavirus pandemic, Matabeleland South has minimal access to PPE, a recent spike in cases is even more concerning.

Mental Health: A Ticking Time Bomb?

Several people are showing mental health illnesses in Insiza. Image by Ingutsheni Hospital


BY NQOBILE BHEBHE | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 28, 2021

Without mechanisms to monitor and trace the mental wellness of rural folk, in particular, locals fear a mental illness pandemic is brewing.

Miners Exploit Gwanda Minerals Without Contributing To Development

Gwanda district still has poor infrastructure despite rampant mining activities.


BY VUSINDLU MAPHOSA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | OCT 4, 2021
 
Despite the rampant mining activities, the poor road network and lack of health facilities, schools, and water sources characterize parts of Gwanda district.

Miners Resume Gold Panning As Rainy Season Comes To A Halt

Small scale mining industry was out of business as mines were flooded during the 2020/21 rainy season. Image by NewsDay


BY BOKANI MUDIMBA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 30, 2021

Artisanal miners often have to halt mining during the rainy season as the risk of mine collapses increase. This year following restrictions because of COVID-19, going back to work means so much more.

Mosquito Menace in Bulawayo More Than A COVID-19 Problem

Mosquito menace is forcing residents to dig deep into their pockets to buy mosquito repellents. 


BY LIZWE SEBATHA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | FEB 20, 2021

Council officials have not carried out disinfection exercises to the extent they would in previous years. While COVID-19 is a significant factor, they say residents are not fulfilling their end of the bargain.

Myths Compound Villagers' Risk to COVID-19

Washing of hands frequently with soap under running water for at least 20- 30 seconds is highly recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Image by Melissa Jeanty | Unsplash


by Rutendo Mapfumo


Myths and ignorance around COVID-19 are not unique to Zimbabwe as the whole world has been grappling with these two. For this community in Hwange, limited access to information continues to stifle local response to the pandemic, exposing rural folks to the deadly virus.

Myths Compound Villagers’ Risk to COVI-19

Washing of hands frequently with soap under running water for at least 20- 30 seconds is highly recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Image by Melissa Jeanty | Unsplash


by Rutendo Mapfumo


Myths and ignorance around COVID-19 are not unique to Zimbabwe as the whole world has been grappling with these two. For this community in Hwange, limited access to information continues to stifle local response to the pandemic, exposing rural folks to the deadly virus.