Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Africa Moyo Senior Business Reporter Government conceded on Wednesday that it is not economic to dualise the 938km Harare – Beitbridge and Harare - Chirundu highways.As consistently reported by Business Weekly, dualising the entire highways was going to be a major cost to Government as opposed to widening it and...
Mark Swilling As the entrails of the era under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption, so the country witnesses the consolidation of the political project spearheaded by the new head of state Cyril Ramaphosa. But a key...
Africa Moyo recently in HWANGE Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Huang Ping is confident that the prevailing atmosphere allows for the holding of free, fair and credible elections on July 30. China, which recently escalated its relations with Zimbabwe to a higher level of comprehensive, strategic partnership and co-operation which will...
Nixon Shingi Chekenya Industrial hemp is one of the most important fibre crops in the world. It has been cultivated much longer than any other fibre crop. There seems to be a never-ending list of benefits of the crop with products ranging from clothing and textile, to fibre and food stuffs....
Michal Gwizdala & Tjaart Krüger Proteins are “large”, complex molecules that perform most of the complicated and vital tasks in living organisms. So when scientists study proteins, they can produce blueprints for a new generation of bio-inspired technologies. But proteins guard their secrets very closely. Luckily, there are ways of making...
By Steven Friedman The South African government’s plan to change the constitution to mention land expropriation without compensation could, ironically, end up strengthening the property rights on which investment depends. Pressure to change the Constitution to allow the government to expropriate land without compensation is currently the country’s most contentious issue....
Tawanda Musarurwa It’s an open secret that the Zimbabwean economy has not been optimal for quite some time now. So the question is: How are banks operating in the country remaining so profitable when most industries have been adversely affected by the macro-economy? Last year, for example, 18 out of the 19...
By Ruth Stewart Rigorous, reliable evidence should be used when making decisions for any society. That’s because the use of evidence helps decision makers to maximise limited resources such as money and expertise. It’s also a way to avoid harm and to select the courses of action that have been...
Jannie Rossouw R21 billion: that’s how much South Africa’s beleaguered national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), says it needs to keep running. SAA has reached this point in its financial crisis through persistent mismanagement and cronyism, with the SA government as main shareholder refusing to take tough decisions about the company....
Persistence Gwanyanya The multiple currency system was never meant to be a permanent currency solution in Zimbabwe. It was introduced to deal with the hyperinflation scourge as well as to reverse the economic decay that had reached unprecedented levels. Commendably, this currency regime managed to achieve these imperatives by instilling some...