​NUST MARKETING student and Bulawayo contestant Ashley Morgen has been crowned Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2016.

Morgen got her crown at a glamorous event held at the Rainbow Towers Hotel and Conference Centre on Friday.

Nonhlanhla Dube also named Miss Agro Tourism and Shirley-Ann Lindsey, Miss City Tourism were the  princesses.

Morgen walked away with a $20,000, a car and other prizes. Dube scooped $10,000 while Lindsay got $5,000.

The glamorous event set the standard for pageants for Zimbabwe for both presentation and prizes handed out. Some calls  have been made for the organisers under the leadership of Barbara Mzembi to take over the Miss Zimbabwe stewardship but we are pretty keen to see where next she will take what was a very successful campaign. 






Over 700 students are likely not to write exams and will be forced to defer due to outstanding fees balances, said the Student Representative Council Spokesperson, Costa Nkomo.

Nkomo said, in  a video news release that the council was still negotiating  with the university administration that all students be allowed to sit for exams even if they are owing considering the current economic situation bedeviling Zimbabwe.

“We are still trying to persuade the institution to consider our request and we hope they will heed our call,” Nkomo said. “However, if the administration turns a deaf ear, we will ensure that either ALL STUDENTS write or ALL STUDENTS defer.”

The SRC also invited both affected and non-affected students to meet in solidarity on Monday, 21st November,  in order to find a solution to the university’s stance on struggling students.

A cross section of students who are not affected by the matter took a positive stand about joining in harmony with their affected counter parts.

Kudzai Chinowaita, a part four student in the faculty of commerce said: “We need to be united and each be our brother’s keeper in order to achieve this. I cannot smile when my fellow colleague is stressed, we need to fight together in one corner.”

Students will start their end of semester exams on the 28th of November 2016.

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Arts Reporter |@campusmoments13 | Nust-ZW

A part two Finance studies student, Freilich Tinomuvonga Mutombwera, also known as Twyz, has completed recording a blockbuster album in Harare which is expected to be available on NUST campus by end of November.

Having performed at the 22nd NUST graduation ceremony on 4 November 2016, graced by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of the University, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe, T Wyz decided to travel and record an album in Harare during the semester break (soon after the performance).

“I felt encouraged performing at the ceremony in the presence of the Chancellor and celebrating with about 2 000 graduands. I also managed to rope in promoters who helped me record my album in Harare,” said T wyz.

T Wyz boasts of a long catalogue of songs from his previous album and singles collection. Among his songs include Wendy, Handigeze and Handichakuda. In a way to promote his upcoming album, the Handigeze hit maker has been sampling new songs in the NUST Delta garden (a chilling zone for students on campus).

The hard working artiste fuses dancehall, reggae, jazz and other contemporary sounds. He is positive about the success of his yet-to-be titled album and has pegged $1 for each CD to be sold on campus.

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“Our album stand will be at Delta NUST gardens but we will also ensure some team members move around campus selling discs to fellow students. Discs will be sold on campus for $1,” said Twyz.

Meanwhile, T Wyz is coordinating with two on campus clubs to support his album. These are College Youth Art Club (CYAC) and NUST Business Networking (NBN). The fastest rising artiste wants to involve NUST learning community for the success of his yet-to-be named album.

“As NBN, we welcome T wyz’s new album. The album comes at the right time when NBN is running a successful #BuyNustCampaign to encourage NUST learning community to support creative, innovative and productive students.

NBN will join Twyz as he would be meeting his fans and selling his new album. Through supporting student enterprises and works, NBN understands that students will make money to help their parents in paying some expense incurred during the semester,” said Crispen Rateiwa, chairperson of NUST Business Networking.

Twyz performs with a live band. His versatility and artistry is beyond measure. Playing a guitar and singing simultaneously makes him the most-sought-after entertainer on campus. Unlike some students who shun extra curricula activities, T wyz balances academics and music successfully. Nothing separates him with his guitar. He takes it everywhere including lectures.



You are all invited to Apply for a semester long study abroad scholarship, the 2017 Global UGRAD Program in the United States of America. Students from ALL faculties are eligible. Try Your Luck Click the link below to apply. If u need help email | whatsapp +1.402.304.6540

2017 Global UGRAD Program

tDear Part 2’s and 3’s | URGENT ATTENTION:

You are all invited to Apply for a semester long study abroad scholarship, the 2017 Global UGRAD Program in the United States of America. Students from ALL faculties are eligible. Once accepted you will be enrolled in undergraduate course work at a host institution to allow ample opportunity for substantive interaction with U.S. faculty and student peers, and for exposure to U.S. academic and classroom culture. Accommodation will be provided on-campus with U.S. peers.

Application Procedure:  Online [see link below]A complete application package includes: the application, copy of passport bio page, academic transcripts for years of university study (with English translations), two letters of reference (with English translations), and grade equivalence between local grading system and U.S. grading system.

The Global UGRAD Program is a U.S. Department of State sponsored initiative that grants scholarships to undergraduate level students from over 55 countries. Students are placed at colleges and universities across the United States where they participate in one semester of undergraduate, non-degree study.

Successful candidates will be notified of their award status by April 1, 2017 and World Learning, the cooperating agency will begin to provide placement and tentative arrival information in June 2017. Deadline 30 December 2017 Follow the link below to apply. Email if you need help with your application or whatsapp +1.402.304.6540

Stunner, Sulu take new albums to Nust Graduates Party

Muscians Sulumani Chimbetu and Stunner will tonight perform tracks from their new albums for the first time in Bulawayo at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust).


The two artistes will headline the annual Nust graduation bash which will also feature Garry B, Templeman, Bulawayo’s female DJ Liz, Fire and United Kingdom-based King Alfred.

Stunner will perform songs from his latest album, If I Die Tonight, while Sulu will sample songs from his forthcoming album.

Stunner, a top rated hip-hop star recently who shared the stage with music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi last Saturday at the Castle Lager Biggest Braai, launched his album in August.

Stunner’s album carries tracks including Ndiri Humble, Inna Mi Head featuring Jamaican Sir Ford, Impilo Yethu featuring Albert Nyathi and Hatirevi Nyambo featuring Jah Prayzah.

Sulumani, who is set to launch his forthcoming album anytime soon, will also take the opportunity to sample new tracks from his yet-to-be-titled album.

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“This is the first time coming to Bulawayo after I launched my latest album in Harare. If I Die Tonight is coming to Bulawayo for the first time. It’s a privilege to share the new music with my Bulawayo people, we promise nothing, but a killer show,” Stunner said.

Sulu’s publicist, Joe Local, echoed the same sentiments with Stunner.

“This is going to be a good show. Fans should expect new music from us. We will sample new stuff from our forthcoming album for the first time in Bulawayo. Everyone knows what we do, we don’t disappoint and we will not disappoint the students on their last day at varsity. A top drawer performance is what we promise and will deliver,” Joe Local said.

Show organiser, Samuel Saungwemi, confirmed that all was in place for the big day.

“All is in order now and this is going to be a big day for music lovers and especially the graduands. This is their last dance as university students and we will do it in style. All the artists have confirmed their participation, we will have everything for everyone from hip-hop, house, dancehall and sungura,” Saungwemi said.

Another First as MSU Wins in Jordan

MIDLANDS State University through its Generations for Peace (GFP) Club flew the country’s flag high at the Generations for Peace Samsung Advanced Training Awards Certification ceremony held in Amman, Jordan, on the 26th of October 2016.

Competing against teams from over 50 countries, the MSU Generations for Peace Club emerged as winners in the sustainability category. The competition was divided into four categories that is Quality, Impact, Innovation and Sustainability and adjudication is based on short video submissions by various GFP teams from across the globe.

In their submissions, teams highlight activities and projects that their participants are undertaking throughout the year. Under sustainability, teams had to highlight how long the positive impacts of their activities would last, show evidence of community ownership and engagement of key local stakeholders as well as the cost effectiveness.

Through its video submission, the MSU GFP team was able to successfully capture and satisfy all the requirements, while also highlighting the different activities that it is undertaking both at the Zvishavane campus and the Gweru Main campus.

The MSU GFP’s submission was made possible thanks to the hard work of Everson Kudakwashe Chieza and Donald Chidamba, Thamusanqa Gumpo all second year students in the department of Film and Theatre Arts, who edited and produced the video. While Hazel Halima a second year student in the department of English and Communication and Talent Chitepo a fourth year student in the department of Marketing Management ensured that all Club activities were documented and marketed respectively with the help of their patrons Nkala D, a lecturer in the department of Entrepreneurship Studies and Mr Gwarinda, a lecturer in the department of Film and Theatre Arts, Mr J Chivivi, Director sports Speaking while receiving the award on behalf of MSU and Zimbabwe, Mrs M Mugwati, the Acting Deputy Dean in the University’s Faculty of Commerce and one of the

GFP Pioneers, said the award came as a surprise and thanked the University, GFP and the event sponsors, Samsung for their support. Other winners included teams from Macedonia (Quality category), Lebanon (Innovation category) and Tunisia (Impact category).

‘Generations For Peace is a leading global non-profit peace-building organisation founded by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein and Sarah Kabbani in 2007. It is dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation at the grassroots, Generations For Peace empowers volunteer leaders of youth to promote active tolerance and responsible citizenship in communities experiencing different forms of conflict and violence –