Zimbabwe-India ICT conference – Major boost for Zim’s ICT sector

India has expressed interest in partnering Zimbabwe in the growth of information communication technologies (ICT). The call was made at the Zimbabwe-India ICT Conference held in the capital under the theme, “Zimbabwe – India Bridging the Digital Divide” where a business delegation from the Indian ICT sector met with local players. The Confederation of Indian…

Croisi Europe African Dream luxury boat launched in Kariba, Zimbabwe

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has inaugurated the French-owned and Zimbabwe assembled luxury boat, the African Dream, built at a cost of $2,5 million dollars. The luxury cruise boat, inaugurated in Kariba, is the first to be assembled in Africa on behalf of the Schimitter family, which owns 54 other boats across the world.…

Shoko Festival announces 2018 dates and flips the script

Shoko Festival is set to re-imagine its format this year as it announces a new programme structure that makes Peace In The Hood the main event in Chitungwiza. The new format for the 2018 edition will see the festival retain its 3 day format but re-focus the content and programming. Shoko 2018 dates have been…

Hivos Call for Proposals: Creative Audio-Visual Online Expression in 21st Century Southern Africa

Region: Hivos Southern Africa Office: Harare, Zimbabwe; Lusaka, Zambia or Lilongwe, Malawi Hours: Apply before: September 19, 2018 Hivos Southern Africa is seeking proposals from artistic collectives, creative hubs and groups of creative content makers in the audio-visual sectors.  These proposals are geared to support the production of more independently creative audio visual artistic content.…

Zim songbird graces DRC fiesta

LOCAL jazz songbird Vera Chisvo will this weekend raise the country’s flag high at the annual Twins Without Borders Festival, which began on Tuesday and will run until August 26 in Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Now in its 10th edition, the festival, which celebrates the life of those born twins globally, is…

New artworks online

Visit our online store to view new products uploaded. The collection includes works by Liwanika Madamombe, Evans Chinyanya, Edious Nyagweta, Tariro Mashaire, Tawanda Seremwe, Godfrey Matungamidze, Uparty Majengwa, David Mashoko and Bernd Sakarombe. Follow link to view products: https://avacarts.com/product-category/stone-sculptures/

Creative sector asks for command arts fund

STAKEHOLDERS in the local arts sector have pleaded with government to set up a command arts and culture fund to enable the sector to catch up with the rest of world. Speaking during an arts seminar organised by Africa Innovation Trust in partnership with JIVE Zimbabwe in Harare last week, players in the arts industry…

UK: Zimbabwean artwork on display at Newby Hall

UK: ZIMBABWEAN creativity has found a home in a new exhibition at an historic North Yorkshire hall. Newby Hall, near Ripon, is displaying an extensive collection Zimbabwean Shona sculpture. The collection has been curated by Orlando Compton, whose family owns Newby Hall, together with travelling Zimbabwean sculptors Chenjerai Chiripanyanga, Dudzai Mushawepwere and Matthew Nakhawale who…

Justin Orvis Steimer & Terrence Musekiwa: ‘The Watchers’ (4 Jul 2018 – 28 Jul 2018) UK

The exhibition runs from the 4th of July 2018 and ends on the 28th of July 2018 at 50 Golborne Gallery London, United Kingdom. For this occasion the two artists have resumed the artistic dialogue that they first started in Harare (Zimbabwe) in 2017 for the launch of Catinca Tabaracu Harare. Steimer starts with the…

Zimbabwe’s ‘Mother and Child’ sculptor (Dominic Benhure)

Dominic Benhura is an internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean artist who has made a name for himself with his unique mother and child stone sculptures. His works have been exhibited at galleries across the world and have sold at auction for tens of thousands of dollars. He talked to the BBC at his studio in Harare and…

Zim to host Miss Culture World

Zimbabwe will hog the international limelight as it is set to host the inaugural Miss Culture Worldwide slated for October this year. Tailored as a strategic instrument for destination marketing, Miss Culture Worldwide will be used to promote tourism, cultural diversity and national heritage. Countries that are expected to participate include Russia, Brazil, Portugal, United…

Call for a comprehensive arts policy in Zimbabwe

By Zandile Zaza Ndlovu Zimbabwe Arts practitioners have made an urgent call for the establishment of a comprehensive arts policy that will guide operations within the sector. A dearth of arts policies that speak to artistes, lack of knowledge on various art forms by local consumers and challenges on building and harnessing audiences locally and…

Zimbabwe’s incomplete PayPal experience adds to cash crisis frustrations

PayPal, the American online money transfer, is undoubtedly a global online transactions giant. According to its own account, it has 179 million accounts drawn from 190 markets. In 2014 it gave Zimbabweans a glimmer of hope by lifting what, by all definitions, was an embargo on Zimbabwe by starting to allow accounts with Zimbabwean cards and…

National Art Gallery Exhibition of Zimbabwe: Lost and Found

By Lindsay Chiswe The National Gallery of Zimbabwe held its first exhibition of the year on the 22nd February 2018 at its premises running under the theme- Lost and Found, “Resilience, Uncertainty, Expectations, Excitement and Hope”. The exhibition sought to reaffirm the position of the artists as the primary storyteller, using different media and it…

RBZ unveils $15m Tourism Support Facility

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has unveiled a $15 million Tourism Support Facility aimed at capacitating small players to effectively participate in the development of the sector and contribute towards improving the country’s economy. Addressing tourism stakeholders in Harare recently, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira said the facility would go a long…

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