In September, while meeting fund managers in New York, Finance Minister Mthuli said what the economy needed was a “big bang”, a shock to the system. A week later, he brought that big bang; on the advice of banks...
By Neville Mandimika UNDERSTANDING market nuances is everything in Africa and Zimbabwe’s newest currency — the bollar — is the epitome of idiosyncrasy. The bollar is the street name given to bond notes, the non-convertible currency introduced in November 2016, of...
CABINET speculation season is upon us and, once again, Zimbabweans are demanding the appointment of technocrats into Government. As if they voted for them. Newspaper headlines are calling for these so-called technocrats. Social media is lining up a list of...
War hero Dumiso Dabengwa, who died at 79 on May 23, played a central role in the building the intelligence unit of ZAPU. He was also central in determining how ZPRA, the pioneering military wing of ZAPU,...
By Mike Murenzvi This article is a follow-up to my previous one, Kombi nation: Re-imagining our urban transport system. In that article, I presented a number of options on how we...
By Prof. Tony Hawkins It is too early to assess the economic impact of this month’s highly-effective shutdown and the government’s heavy-handed response.   Thus far, the main damage has...
By Prof. Tony Hawkins Ten days ago, Zimbabwe’s new Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube was talking of abolishing bond notes and launching currency reforms before the end of the year. But on Tuesday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa ruled out any such reforms. In...
When Godfrey Huggins was prime minister of Southern Rhodesia between 1933 and 1953, he made sure black workers would not be allowed to organise as unions. His reasons:  “The European in this country can be likened to...
By Mukasiri Sibanda Government is on the overdrive to attract investment to stimulate desperately needed socio-economic development. Since Zimbabwe is endowed with huge mineral wealth, mining is the heart beat...
PAN-African research project Afrobarometer’s latest poll on the July 30 general election, released on Friday, shows a tight race between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main challenger, Nelson Chamisa. The poll, conducted roughly a month before the general election using...
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