He gave examples of how libraries had been established in rural Matebeleland
. He said when books are acquired, the first thing is to acknowledge them by recording each and every book in the Accessions Register, rather than leaving them to remain in boxes gathering dust.
The Zimbabwe's State Minister for Matebeleland
North Province, Richard Moyo, agreed that the acceleration would add impetus to the continent's integration process.
In other provinces it is possible to see more than two languages being taught, for instance in Matebeleland
South, Venda, Ndebele and Sotho are taught in certain schools.
Author to provide heading Mashonalan Mashonaland Mashonaland East West Central At least four ANC visits 74.4 80.1 77.2 Health facility delivery 66.9 67.5 71.2 PNC attendance 41.4 47.3 54.5 Author to provide heading Matebeleland
Matatebeleland Midlands North South At least four ANC visits 77.7 80.8 77.2 Health facility delivery 62.6 81 81.9 PNC attendance 53.5 72.5 79.4 Author to provide heading Manicaland Masvingo Harare Bulawayo At least four ANC visits 68.7 78 73.3 78.7 Health facility delivery 75.7 69.9 78.9 84.1 PNC attendance 57.3 36.1 49.9 60.2 Source: ZDHS (16) ANC, antenatal care; PNC, postnatal care.
In a post-game huddle on a glossy AstroTurf pitch in south London, Justin Walley, coach of Zimbabwe's western region of Matebeleland
, tries to buoy spirits.
Back in the 1980s the military was responsible for the massacre of thousands of civilians and Zapu supporters in Matebeleland
. More than two decades later in 2008 they were responsible for the torture, death and disappearance of 200 opposition activists and the maiming of hundreds more.
Tick infestation, udder and teat damage in selected cattle herds of Matebeleland
Zhuwau, Aerial Survey of Elephants and Other Large Herbivores in North-West Matebeleland
(Zimbabwe): 2014, Great Elephant Census Project, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2015.
Speid, a resident of Bulawayo--the city that grew to become the colony's industrial hub and its second largest city after Harare (then Salisbury)--captured in her Conservation Song, how European settlement turned Matebeleland
's once pristine environment under its Ndebele rulers (Mzilikazi and Lobengula) into an ecological wasteland:
The future dwellers of the farm--located at Nyamandhlovu in the agricultural heartland of Matebeleland
where thousands others were also reallocated land--replied confidently in the affirmative: 15 years later, however, the jury is still out on their success.
In December 2007, aid agencies working in rural Matebeleland
reported a growing number of malnutrition-related deaths as the nation battles acute food shortages.