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Obituary — Hoosain Ayob: ‘His influence on cricket in Africa was majestic and magnificent’
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Arts, Culture and Sport Obituary — Hoosain Ayob: ‘His influence on cricket in Africa was majestic and magnificent’

For many decades, cricket in Africa used to be viewed as a preserve of a tiny, elite minority. Through the selfless efforts of many individuals, some at great personal sacrifice, the game is now spreading at an encouraging pace beyond the traditional African cricket-playing nations. One of these heroes is Hoosain Ayob, known by many in his homeland as Uncle Hoosain.

Jive TV launch – Zimbabwe replaces TV monopoly with sweetheart licenses
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Arts, Culture and Sport Jive TV launch – Zimbabwe replaces TV monopoly with sweetheart licenses

Zimbabwe is making gestures to loosen the government chokehold on airwaves inherited from Rhodesia and maintained in the 42 years of independence. But broadcasting licenses have been selectively awarded to Zanu PF politicians, oligarchs, state enterprises and the army. New television stations are merely the latest horsemen of Zimbabwe’s airpocalypse.