Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Great Zimbabwe is a World Heritage Site that has fascinated for centuries. This week we take a look at the results of new research being done at the site that questions its total population. Remind me about Great Zimbabwe. The site of Great Zimbabwe should be familiar to all Zimbabweans, given...
Kudzanai Sharara Taking Stock This week, newly appointed Finance and Economic Development Minister, Dr Ignatius Chombo, literally declared war on the country’s parastatals which for years have been a drag to treasury. Parastatals have continuously been bailed out with not much to show in return. “As Government, we are simply not...
Gerald Nyakwawa Regulators, politicians and academics have always been interested in this ratio. Companies have taken turns to talk about this ratio as a measure of their successes in the digital space. Those in the education sector have often taken this ratio as an indication of how literate our country...
Tinashe Mukogo and Musekiwa Samuriwo Over the last series of articles, we have looked at the inherent advantages that exist for the African entrepreneur operating in the African Context. We looked at the benefits of obvious problems, the home-field advantage and the opportunities that exist in the massively underserved markets...
Amid all the nonsense of the last fortnight, especially the last weekend, the formal retail and wholesale sector and most manufacturers have emerged with credit and their integrity intact, while the wilder elements in the economy have been exposed as both greedy and eager for short-term gain over long-term...
Chris Chenga Donald Trump is a brash politician; self-assertive in an aggressive, audible, and overbearing way. Casual political observers have largely found his demeanour distasteful. Maybe it is also in part because observers had become accustomed to much more calm, modest, and approachable political figures. Trump is a brute alpha dog....
Albert Norumedzo The events of the past couple of weeks were a horrific reminder of the dark part of our economic history, which no one wants to relive. The mere thought of those days sends shivers down the spine of everyone across the populace. This reminds many of the days of...
Tinashe Nyamunda The Fiscal and Monetary Policy Reviews presented in the last two weeks, while an important aspect of the media calendar, was just business as usual for many ordinary Zimbabweans, at least the ones that I spoke to. In this column, I too discussed what I thought both policy...
Chris Chenga “Borrow from your family and friends if they believe in your idea”, “save up your pocket money”, “if you really want it that bad you will save a portion of your salary” are just some of the phrases to do away with in developing economies. If they are...
Kamativi is one of the largest tin mines in Zimbabwe located in Matebeleland North Province. At its peak, it was one of the biggest underground tin mines in Africa, employing 1 350 people. Its woes started around 1991 when 700 workers were retrenched due to falling commodity prices before...