By Takura Zhangazha In 1998, I had to undertake a research project for a course called Theory and Practice of Public Policy for my undergraduate studies.   I had decided that I...
By Tapiwa Chagonda The Zimbabwean economy has continued to experience turbulence, despite having managed to weather a devastating spell of hyperinflation which peaked in 2008. One economic area which has remained...
By Takura Zhangazha One hot afternoon at the University of Zimbabwe, we were in a tutorial for a course called Development Administration.   The technical aspects of the course combined with the...
Some time in 2007, after Robert Mugabe had a flash of economic brilliance and decreed that all prices be cut in half, business leaders fell at his feet and apologised for his ruinous policies.
By Takura Zhangazha There are a number of new stories that are emerging about the role of China in Zimbabwe.  In the past, the Chinese Embassy would have been less robust...
Mambos’ Chicken is known for witty and edgy advertising. But, argues Milayo Ndou, their lewd ads are a symptom of broader societal attitudes that buttress male sexual entitlement at women’s expense. __
By Darlington Chidarara and Mukasiri Sibanda Africa is shouldering an overweight sustainable development problem of poverty, inequality, instability, and conflict that COVID-19 has aggravated. There are many contributing factors, undoubtedly,...
Member of Parliament and long-time opposition figure Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga's appointment as Zimbabwe's new ambassador to Sweden has raised much debate, with some critics calling her a 'sellout'. But, Milayo Ndou argues, Misihairabwi-Mushonga was only ever loyal to...
Those that are not well-connected and cannot afford bribes end up mining without permits. They have to pay huge royalties to the owners of mining permits, normally 30% of net proceeds, after deducting costs. Ultimately, it is...
Ahead of 11 September, the anniversary of the formation of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change in 1999, MDC Alliance leader NELSON CHAMISA reflects on his party’s journey, and writes on what he believes it will take...
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