Drunk on luxury, chefs drive local car industry off the cliff

Earlier this year, Mike Bimha, then Industry Minister, launched the Zimbabwe Motor Industry Development Policy, meant to revive the country’s collapsed local car manufacturers. After the event, he skipped...

From tin to lithium: How old Kamativi mine is being reinvented

The last mine trucks rolled out of Kamativi over 24 years ago. Tin prices had collapsed, and the mine was forced to shut down.  Now the old tin mine is...

Australian firm confirms oil prospects in Muzarabani

Australian oil and gas company Invictus Energy says its ongoing survey confirms oil potential in the northern Muzarabani area of Zimbabwe.  Invictus oil, listed on The Australian Stock Exchange, has...

ED: I’m not selling my country to China, projects will pay for themselves

AMID growing controversy over the impact of Chinese loans on African countries, President Emmerson Mnangagwa says there is no risk of Zimbabwe having to surrender assets to its Asian...

Mthuli wants ‘big bang’ reform, but fears politics will slow him down

Newly appointed Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube would like to employ a “big bang” economic reform program to the battered economy where unemployment is running above 80 percent, but...

Inside the rot: The costly public service absurdities crying for urgent, serious decisions

WHEN a team from the Public Service Commission turned up at Mbiriyadi Primary School in Nyanga for a staff audit and headcount three years ago, the head handed them...