Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Kudzanai Sharara Taking Stock The earnings season is upon us with three companies having released their half year results already.  The dominant theme has been that of failure to access foreign currency. Proplastic chief executive officer Kuda Chigiya put it bluntly: “The path to full recovery will be slow and painful...
By John J Stremlau US President Donald Trump promised in late January that his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would make an “extended” visit to Africa in March. In a letter to all African leaders, he reportedly described the purpose of the visit as reaffirming “the partnerships and values we...
From glorious highs to rock bottom, Indians hooked to cryptocurrencies have seen it all in the last year. In 2017, the price of a bitcoin, the world’s best known virtual currency, rose from around $900 at the start of the year to nearly $20,000 by December. This fuelled a boom...
Tawanda Musarurwa With the Zimbabwean Government soon to compel local telecommunications operators to ensure interoperability across the telecoms systems, Business Weekly looks into why it has taken so long. Government this week announced that it will, if the interoperability status quo prevails, directly intervene in the local telecoms sector. “We have noted with concern...
    Danny Bradlow President Cyril Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve South Africa’s economic situation. In October he hosted a jobs summit that’s expected to produce 275 000 new jobs a year. More recently he organised an investment summit at which participants announced commitments worth R290 billion. He also announced...
Kudzai M. Mubaiwa The past two weeks have been hectic for small business owners. After the Monetary Policy statement on the first day of the month, a longer document — the Transitional Stabilisation Programme, followed it (as promised) by mid-morning of the fifth day. It has truly been a lot to...
 By Richard Paul Your hair can say a lot about you. It doesn’t just give people clues about your personality or your taste in music. It can also record evidence of how much you drink, whether you smoke or take drugs, and perhaps even how stressed you are. My colleagues...
Dr Gift Mugano There are approximately forty National Competitiveness Councils or Commissions worldwide in countries such as United States of America, Egypt, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Brazil and South Korea. In these countries, some of the councils are led by the private sector (US, Egypt and Croatia) while...
Henning Melber Thirty years of German settler colonialism in South West Africa – from 1884 to 1914 – paved the way for continued apartheid under South Africa. The resistance of the local communities against the invasion culminated in the first genocide of the 20th century among the Ovaherero, Nama and...
In three days time Zimbabweans go to the polls to elect the President and Parliament that will lead the country for the next five years as we continue climbing out of an economic morass into sunnier climes and the councilors who will be expected to provide local services.As we...