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Old May 2nd, 2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Harare | Zimbabwe | City Gallery

This thread will showcase pictures of different areas of Harare. A maximum of three pictures will be included per post under the heading of the area. You can expect to see pics of people around the city and profiles of interesting Zimbabweans living in the city or diaspora.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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Belvedere

National sports stadium



Behind the stadium - new construction of a 300 bed 5 star hotel and mall valued at over $200 million. It is regarded as a contentious project because it's being constructed on the wetlands. Some environmentalists protested but to no avail as the government issued a permit for the project. Construction by a Chinese developer commenced in 2011 and has progressed quickly.



Pre-booking for the hotel is available and can be facilitated through the developer.

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:28 PM   #3
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Great

more and more please
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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I want to keep this thread fairly current to show the changes that the city is going through as it begins to awake from its slumber. I noticed some construction projects when i visited two years ago but it's not easy to get information online. Will be throwing in pics from a couple of years ago but hopefully more recent stuff too.
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Sweetheart , when are we going to take the tour of Harare?

Did you forget of the plan or what?
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 01:21 AM   #6
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Harare Institute of Technology, (HIT) founded in 1998.

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Last month the Acting Vice Chancellor of HIT, Quinton Kanhukamwe received the International Socrates Award. More here.

About the award
The purpose of Socrates Awards is ongoing promotion of the world elite, who through their hard work and exceptional business sense, support an exchange of ideas and experiences amongst the international community in the areas such as economics, politics, education and culture.

Through careful selection process by the International Socrates Committee, which picks the most deserving award recipients, Socrates award ceremony honours their professional achievements and gives the international recognition for their success.

Socrates Award Ceremony takes place twice a year in Oxford, UK.

http://www.ebaoxford.co.uk/socrates-ceremony/
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 01:51 AM   #7
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The Proudly Zimbabwean NGO was created by some Harare residents who decided not to rely solely on the city councils to clean the cities. They launched a two phase program late last year which got into high gear at the beginning of this year. The first phase consisted of enlisting hundreds of volunteers to clean the city centers. Volunteers were given cleaning masks and other relevant material and they swept the streets and unblocked the drains.

The second phase of the program is called "bin it. This is currently underway country wide. Volunteers are installing bins in city centers and still meeting regularly to sweep the streets. The NGO ensures that the bins are emptied and maintained and it aims to create downstream and upstream industries through recycling. Proudly Zim has received support from the government and corporate sector. I'm told they've done well in Harare and i'm sure they are having similar success in the other cities. This program will be ongoing for the next 4 years. To learn more about this program you can listen to the founding trustee Fungai Chiposi speaking about it here.

Below is the Proudly Zimbabean team. Fungai Chiposi is the gent in the middle.

2013 - Rainbow tower gardens - downtown



downtown - volunteers hit the streets....


delighted to clean the city they love - these are high school students.
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It really doesn't look like the capital city of 'a country in abject poverty and complete authoritarian rule' as portrayed in the media.
Harare has always and will always be my favorite African city outside my country.
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I've always been a fan of greenery.


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2012 - downtown

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It really doesn't look like the capital city of 'a country in abject poverty and complete authoritarian rule' as portrayed in the media.
Harare has always and will always be my favorite African city outside my country.
Good point about the media. The media looks at the raw numbers - and those numbers are real and not favorable. It doesn't factor in remittances. Remittances have played a big role in keeping the country going. Zimbabwe currently has more cars per capita than most African countries with bigger economies including Kenya and is the country in SSA with the least slums but because of the politics the rhetoric concerning the country is negative. The economic marginalization brought on by sanctions compounded with corruption meant that there'd be no investment into projects or maintenance among other things but the infrastructure was already in place. I expect the negative rhetoric to cease after the elections regardless of who wins since the US is already engaging Mugabe in anticipation that he will win anyway.

On remittances...

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"Zimbabweans in exile worldwide earn R10 billion (US$1.4 billion) a month, and seek to send home R3 billion (US$428 million) a month. If there were suitable banking regulations to keep the hard currency [in Zimbabwe] this money would do the major part of humanitarian and reconstruction work urgently needed," said Reynolds, who used to live in Zimbabwe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/74447...y-s-neighbours

Those figures were for 2007. The remittances are one of several reasons why new projects will be viable after the elections. The purchasing power is there (when you consider how small the population is). The Zimbabwe mall which will be built in borrowdale will be the largest mall on the continent outside of South Africa and North Africa.

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Harare has always and will always be my favorite African city outside my country.
I haven't visited Nairobi yet but based on the pictures it seems like it's the African city which has the most similar feel to Harare for me. I like it a lot. It's very green and there's a lot of construction going on there.

Harare - towards Avondale spring 2012



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CBD 2012

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