PREPARATIONS for the annual Great Limpopo Cultural Trade Fair (GLCTF) have received a timely and financial boost after the custodian of culture in Zimbabwe provided US$25 360 for the event.
Most of Zimbabwe’s local artistes depend on music as a source of income and the effects of Covid-19 have left many without regular income. Since the national lockdown which was effected on the 30th of March, most local musicians have not fully recovered.
I remember that day on March 20, after a discussion on how fast Covid-19 was spreading and obviously into Africa. Just in the early hours of the evening while watching ZBC news, the breaking news icon popped and the headline – Zimbabwe Records First Coronavirus Case – flashed.
Zimbabwe is one the countries suffering the brunt of climate change in Africa. The country has not been spared from the adverse effects of climate change which include frequent droughts and tropical cyclones.