Friday, December 14, 2018
Jeff Borland Right now, it seems as if everyone’s talking about casual work. Claims about what is (or is not) happening to casual employment are at the fore in debates about working conditions. Claims about what should (or should not) be the entitlements of casual workers have become the focus of...
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...
Kudakwashe Mhundwa Government should introduce a cocktail of measures in the mining sector, including establishing a minerals database, to capacitate the industry and unlock its full potential, according to mining expert Honest Tekere.Zimbabwe, Tekere said, should set up a mining exploration company to determine the value of mineral deposits underground...
You start a small business in Zimbabwe. It is an election year. Sales are thin because people are uncertain of the outcome so they are not spending much “just in case” until they get direction.The election comes and goes and there is finally some kind of direction and demand...
Survival, competition and domination in the market are three must-have traits in any business; whether big or poised for growth. Being a business leader, manager and revenue generator in a challenging economy like ours  will most often cause you to be idealistically oblivious of an approaching threat until it...
Assessing the size of the economy is very important element of economic planning and policy making. The Gross Domestic Product reflects the size of country’s economy and it is measured in terms of the monetary value of all finished goods and services produced within a country’s borders within a...
Laurence Ashworth Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, made headlines in the U.K. recently for his speech at the Trades Union Congress conference in Manchester, England. His remarks were forcefully pro-union and strongly disapproving of corporations, the profit motive and the wealthy. He singled out Amazon for not paying their fair share...
    Jack Rogers A mysterious, anonymous entity known as “Satoshi Nakamoto” posted a white paper on October 31 2008 entitled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. It was the first time that the concept of Bitcoin entered the world. But outside of the cypherpunk mailing lists – those promoting the use...
By Alan Hirsch To some observers, South Africa’s recent investment summit led by the president Cyril Ramaphosa, seemed like much ado about nothing. Several of the projects announced had been incorporated into companies’ plans for some time. And, combined with the fact that the summit had a showbiz style about it,...
Carin Runciman The South African government recently released a draft of new picketing rules for public comment. These new rules, alongside the 2017 amendments to the Labour Relations Act are intended to change the process through which trade unions can embark on protected strike action. The right to join a trade...