Other exhibitions include the "Karimbamutatu" a three-in-one mbira invention and various innovative food products developed to help address food security challenges facing the country.
Exhibits from the highly acclaimed
The Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic will showcase its Tshi-Venda, TjiKalanga and SeSotho courses which aim to preserve the country's indigenous languages.
The public will have a chance to learn the language at the stand while its technical, education faculty, tourism and hospitality and fashion design departments will exhibit a wide range of products such as macimbi biscuits, African Snackpack and fashion designs.
Gweru Polytechnic will also leave its mark by exhibiting new innovations such as the automatic dipping circuit incorporating an anti-hijack system while its cosmetology section will feature fabulous facets of beauty therapies such as full body massages, facial massages, manicures and pedicures.
The polytechnic's award-winning drama and electric band will show why it won first prize at the Tertiary Institutions Festival of the Arts in
Kushinga Phikelela Polytechnic's clothing and wood technology innovations will be something to look forward to. The polytechnic is renowned for its ethnic and contemporary clothing designs and hard pine bedroom suite furniture products.
Other colleges and universities are also expected to give top-drawer performances and exhibit unique and diverse range of innovations.
President Mugabe is expected to officially open the RIE 2013 Expo.
The overall thrust of the 2013 showcase is to build partnerships that widen and unleash opportunities for wealth creation and will address a wide range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities, science and the expressive arts. Plenary speakers will include some of the world's renowned thinkers in various disciplines, as well as numerous papers, workshop, poster and other presentations by researchers.
Keynote speakers from
In the visual and arts performing segment arts, the fun-filled moments will showcase raw, untapped and unseen talent from colleges and universities.
Visual exhibitions, traditional mbende dance, marimba, African folklore, drama, poetry, choral music, mbira - Nyungwe-Nyungwe and Nhemamusasa mode and captivating live
There is no doubt that the 2013 RIE Expo will showcase research outputs and intellectual prowess by Zimbabweans both at home and abroad to help tap the wealth of knowledge and creativity produced by its own citizens to achieve its development goals.
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