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10 Steps to becoming a legally licensed driver

The ability to drive is a critical issue as driving is key to exercising one of the basic human rights that all human beings...

5 reasons why you should observe Road Rules

One: Failing to observe road rules can kill you and other people Road traffic accidents in Zimbabwe are the 12th biggest killer after cervical cancer...

How does the law factor into viability assessment for an entrepreneurial idea?

Economists are agreed that there are 3 types of viability that an entrepreneur needs to measure to ensure that their business idea has a...

The law and your savings club (maround): Where does the money stand?

By Ti Chitsinde Our readers have asked what law regulates the operation of ‘maround’ in Zimbabwe. Maround (savings clubs have their roots in Zimbabwe in early...

Zimbabwean law and sexual orientation

The reality of any society, Zimbabwe included is that citizens have different sexual orientations.  Same sex couples exist in Zimbabwe, have always existed and...

Do Zimbabweans have a right to Electricity?

“The state and every person, including juristic persons, and every institution and agency of government at every level” has the obligation to “respect, protect,...

The presumption of Innocence

Our constitution provides that any person accused of an offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. That means every accused...

Drug Trafficking in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is largely viewed by the outside world as a drug free country in terms of availability and usage of illegal commercial drugs such...

The law on adultery

Following the publication of the story of a woman who challenged adultery laws in the Chronicle, many of our readers wanted to know how...

The death penalty in Zimbabwe

By Nathan Majuru and Vimbai N Tavaziva The right to life is the most basic human right afforded to every human being simply because one...

Children’s birth confirmation records

On the refusal of hospitals to give new mothers their children’s birth confirmation records over non-payment of maternity fees The question, whether it is  legal...

On the Detention of New Mothers over Maternity Fees

By Tawanda Zhuwarara One of our readers asked whether the behavior of public hospitals, as reported by several news sources, of detaining new mothers who...

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