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ED’s true colours now emerging ahead of polls

ZIMBABWEANS will choose their next leader in four days’ time, but it is not way off the mark to say there is really nothing new about President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “new dispensation”. In fact, it’s all frothing, no foam — all hubris, to say the least. Violence across the country by …

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There’s no room for procrastination

The old adage that the best time to ride an elephant is when it is still sleeping best describes how investors should relate to Zimbabwe, as the country seeks solutions to walk out of depressed economic conditions that are a result of over 20 years of disinvestment. The economy took …

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Taking the sting out of debt collection

Zvamaida Murwira Mr Speaker, Sir There is need for a holistic approach to how local authorities enforce debt recovery from ratepayers given the resistance from some residents to the engagement of debt collectors by the City Fathers. Mr Speaker Sir, local authorities and other State institutions such as hospitals have …

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Zim Election 2018 won’t even be close!

George  Chingarande Correspondent In less than a week, Zimbabweans vote in a watershed election. Not surprisingly, the impending elections evoke a myriad emotions for different reasons. Some are hyper-ventilating; some are quaking in their shoes and many are hyper-vigilant in defending anything perceived as unkind to their preferred candidates. More …

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Informal food markets: Platforms for sharing

Charles Dhewa Correspondent An under-appreciated advantage of African informal food markets is how they allow farmers, traders, consumers and other actors to emotionally participate in business and change processes through sharing their aspirations and frustrations. The same cannot happen in formal markets like supermarkets and formal manufacturing industries where farmers …

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Rekindling the pan-African spirit

Sifelani Tsiko Senior Writer “No one remembers old Marcus Garvey, no one remembers old Marcus Garvey”, sings Burning Spear – one of reggae’s most iconic figures with an unwavering belief in the Rastafari faith and a dedication to preserving the memory of Marcus Garvey, the Jamaican hero of black self-determination …

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Time to quit your job, travel the world

Millions of Americans obsess over their careers and fret about saving, terrified they won’t have enough to ever retire. The advice now being offered by some experts may surprise these worried souls: Take months or years off from work, travel the world, and enjoy yourself. There’s prudent logic behind a …

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From blues to entrepreneurs

Samantha Chipoyera Features Writer Khulani Moyo (25) is an emerging young entrepreneur who is into the production of detergents, oil pressing and processing of soya mince. He, together with his two friends Frank Jonasi (28) and Tafadzwa Benza (24), are the founders of a Harare-based company Ngileyo Holdings (Pvt) Ltd …

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MDC has no grievances: Mangwana

THE INTERVIEW Eliot Ziwira As Zimbabweans await with bated breaths to cast their ballots in the much anticipated harmonised elections on Monday next week, political parties and their protagonists position themselves for the big haul. The Herald’s Elliot Ziwira (EZ) had a conversation with ZANU-PF Secretary for Legal Affairs Paul …

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Skills competence critical for Zim’s 2030 vision

Leroy Dzenga Features Writer The future of postgraduate studies needs rethinking to avoid a situation where people will feel disenfranchised when the economy fails to appreciate their qualifications. It has become fashionable for middle-aged professionals in Zimbabwe to pursue postgraduate qualifications, many of whom are sticking to the disciplines they …

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