Schools Used As Quarantine Facilities Drown In Debt

Lupane State University (LSU) had its water disconnected after incurring a debt of more than $150 000 after being used as a quarantine centre. Image by LSU


BY BOKANI MUDIMBA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | OCT 21, 2020

Across the country, institutions of learning were utilised for quarantining returning residents as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. In Matabeleland North, huge water and electricity bills were incurred and remain uncleared, causing headaches for school administrations.

Schools Used As Quarantine Facilities Drown In Debt

Lupane State University (LSU) had its water disconnected after incurring a debt of more than $150 000 after being used as a quarantine centre. Image by LSU


BY BOKANI MUDIMBA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | OCT 21, 2020

Across the country, institutions of learning were utilised for quarantining returning residents as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. In Matabeleland North, huge water and electricity bills were incurred and remain uncleared, causing headaches for school administrations.

Sexual and Reproductive Health: An Outlier During A Pandemic

Stigma and harmful gender norms deter young people from accessing sexual and reproductive health care. Image by The Broker


BY NQOBILE BHEBHE | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 15, 2021

Access to sexual and reproductive health has always been a challenge for youths who fear the stigma associated with seeking such services. Limited access to health due to COVID-19 has worsened the crisis.

Shebeens Sprout in Vic Falls Despite Risk of COVID-19

Closure of bar and bottle store operators in Victoria Falls has resulted in backyard shebeens despite risk of COVID-19. Image by AllAfrica


BY BOKANI MUDIMBA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | DEC 10, 2020

Imbibers have had their usual social spaces in the form of bars and nightclubs closed because of the pandemic. Bar owners in Victoria Falls are allegedly operating unlicensed shebeens from their homes, an accusation they deny. Either way this has robbed the community of a peaceful environment and heightened risks of the spread of COVID-19.

Shebeens Sprout in Vic Falls Despite Risk of COVID-19

Closure of bar and bottle store operators in Victoria Falls has resulted in backyard shebeens despite risk of COVID-19. Image by AllAfrica


BY BOKANI MUDIMBA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | DEC 10, 2020

Imbibers have had their usual social spaces in the form of bars and nightclubs closed because of the pandemic. Bar owners in Victoria Falls are allegedly operating unlicensed shebeens from their homes, an accusation they deny. Either way this has robbed the community of a peaceful environment and heightened risks of the spread of COVID-19.

Underage, Teenage Maids Sprout in Gwanda

As a result of failure to complete their education underage teenage girls resort to domestic work. Image by Marc Bayard


BY AMANDA NCUBE | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | SEPT 19, 2021

A combination of several factors is keeping young teen girls out of school and turning them into maids.

Vaccination of Children Forgotten Amid COVID-19

Vaccinations against childhood infectious diseases minimise the mortality risk of two-thirds of children under five. Graphic by The Citizen Bulletin


BY NOKUTHABA DLAMINI | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAR 5, 2021

As the country hypes about vaccination against COVID-19, children under five may become a casualty of a broken health system during lockdowns.