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Press Statement on land invasions by Harare Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube
My utmost thanks goes to you members of the press for the sterling work that you are doing in giving Harare residents information on goings on in Harare City Council.
Kadewere shines as Harare City wins
HARARE City FC bounced back from the disappointing loss to Triangle last week by beating visiting ZPC Kariba 2-1 at Rufaro Stadium on Wednesday afternoon to keep their spirits high ahead of a tricky encounter against Highlanders on Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium.
Harry Sawenthal who surveyed Mabelreign for the then owner Edward Kermode, who was away at the time registered the name Mabel Reign after his fiancee Mabel Mann, not knowing Kermode had already called it Spring Valley Farm. Kermode went back to the Isle of Man never to return but in 1929 his son came out and subdivided the farm into Meyrick (his mother maiden name) Monavale (derived from Mona Isle), Sentosa (a Malayan word meaning 'peaceful') and Greencroft.
Milton Park was named after Sir William Milton, the much respected Administrator from 1898-1914, who was known as the “Father of the Civil Service”. The street names in the suburb are all former mayors. Strathaven is named after the area where the Meikles come from in Scotland.
The BSA Co Reserve is now Pomona, Vainona and part of Mt Pleasant. It was necessary for the company to keep the grazing area for its transport cattle outside of the Municipal Area. In 1923, a Mr McLaurin took over a portion of the farm and called it Pomona after the largest Island in the Orkney group. Later divisions were Pendennis, owned by John Dennis, and Vainona.
Hatfield is named after the ancestral home of the Marquess of Salisbury. It was first settled by Robert Snodgrass and David Mitchell, two transport riders who made a lot of money selling whisky to the settlers in 1891, the partnership broke up shortly after another property, a sub-division of the farm Willowvale, which was given the name of Ardbennie, had been acquired.
William Webb was granted title to Prospect in 1984 although a little is known of his activities.
Is it a subdivision of Rietfontein, and was formed by the Jenkinsons. The name means “overflowing spring”, which is shown as an exaggerated fountain on the school badge. Robert Ballantyne grew potatoes on his Ballantyne Park farm and was MP for Highlands from 1948-1953. He died while debating on the floor of the House of Assembly.
When Cecil John Rhodes’ Pioneers first settled around the Kopje and called their settlement Salisbury (now Harare), they wanted to build a “White” City. There was no space for the Indigenous Africans.
But their wives wanted “Cook Boys” and “Nannies” and the men wanted messengers and office orderlies (tea boys, factory workers and agricultural labourers). At first, African workers settled all over the place. That was considered dangerous.
So the “White City” decided to create a place for the local people after all. That was the beginning of Harari Township, as it was first called around 1900. Workers yes, but not their families. This was supposed to be a bachelors’ settlement. It was built close to the shops and offices in what is now the southern part of the Central Business District. Even today Mbare – as Harari Township is now called – is a popular address to have because it is close to town, where people work.
These allegedly ‘single men’ were housed in hostels, which are still a striking feature in Mbare to the right and left of Cripps Road. There was a long battle about allowing wives and families to join their husbands in ‘married quarters’ in what is now called ‘National’ in the southern part of Mbare.
While Harari Township was under colonial administration, families had to vacate their houses once the bread winner had died or lost employment. Widows were expected to move back to the rural areas, where they and their unborn children were strangers.
It was in Mbare that the workers first organised themselves in trade unions- even today, street names remind us of some of those brave early leaders like Charles Mzingeli- and eventually even in political movements. Being represented only on the official Advisory Councils did not achieve anything in the eyes of most residents. Harari (and Highfield Township) became the birthplace of nationalism.
The old Roman Catholic Church in Mbare (near Rufaro Stadium) was one of the first to open in 1910. – Father Wermter
Harare City Council will on October 17 host the inaugural inter-cities sports festival at the Belgravia Sports Club.
The festival brings together the following local authorities: Chinhoyi, Marondera, Chitungwiza, Epworth, Ruwa, Norton, Kadoma, Bindura and Chegutu.
Come and watch Councillors, Mayors, Town Clerks, and council employees sweat it out on the sports field.
The sports festival aims to use sport as a platform to build synergies and team work between local authorities and their various stakeholders.
Entertainment galore for the whole family: jumping castle, water games, music and live radio coverage of the event
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Harare Mayor Cllr Bernard Manyenyeni, his deputy Cllr Thomas Muzuva, Councillors, Town Clerk, Management and Staff express their deepest condolences to the Mudavanhu Family on the passing on of Cllr Lancelot Sunshine Munorweyi Mudavanhu.
Harare City Council will greatly miss his services, wise counsel, love for duty and straight forward talk. He was honest, hard working and above all a people person.
To the wife Petronella, children, family and residents of ward 16 (Mabelreign) we say, the loss of Sunshine is shared. He was not yours only, he belonged to us all. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
The picture collage shows Harare Mayor's visit to the Harare Agricultural Show.
The newly installed vending booths at the Fourth Street Parking Lot. 300 vendors will be accommodated in the booths. The booths have enough storage space which allows the vendors to keep their goods overnight in safety.
Honourable Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, His Worship The Mayor of Harare, Cllr B. Manyenyeni, Council officials and members of the media during a tour of Morton Jafray.
Harare Mayor Cllr Bernard Manyenyeni tours some Township Tourism sites in Mbare. Among the sites he visited are the Pioneer Cemetery, Mai Musodzi Hall, and an Centre near Harare High School.
This part of the road at corner Jason Moyo and Sam Nujoma Avenue gave in today. The City of Harare is attending to the matter. Full details of what caused the road to collapse will be availed.
Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde Saviour Kasukuwere's address to Harare City Councillors on Thursday 23 July 2015.
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