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Opinion Archives - Zimbabwe Today
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Opinion

Covid-19 Stigma – Guilt and Shame Will Not Work


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When Charles Bungu, a 40-year old banker (not real name) tested positive for Covid-19, he immediately went into self-isolation as he had mild symptoms. His absence from work after everyone at their branch had been tested was confirmation to his workers that he had tested positive for Covid-19. Day in, …

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Only Behaviour Change Can Stop Surge in Covid-19 Infections


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When the coronavirus pandemic began late 2019, most Zimbabweans never took it seriously. Many were misled by social media platforms, where it was peddled that Covid-19 is only for whites and only comes in winter. Even though we as a nation experienced some infections in early 2020, they were not …

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United States of America’s World Image in Tatters


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“America must learn from Africa’s wisdom where a president is sworn in within 48 hours of being elected into power. And, you know, Africans are not stupid, they know that this saves a lot of nonsense from happening. Now look who is having the last laugh? Of course, it is …

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Market in Quandary Over Old Mutual, PPC Shares


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Confusion reigns over valuation of the Old Mutual and PPC shares that were suspended from the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) in June 2020 with auditors having to ponder various possible calculations in the accounts of their clients. This comes amid a growing push in the market to use prevailing share …

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‘Good Times Beckon On Local Equities Market’


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A FRUITFUL season lies ahead for punters on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) in 2021 despite major headwinds that have perennially spelled trouble for the economy, market analysts say. A positive result from an envisaged Covid-19 vaccine rollout, growing pessimism around the money market, increased appetite for stocks to hedge …

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Pfumvudza an African Free Trade Area Deal Opportunity


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The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into being on January 1, 2020. It carries with it risks and opportunities. This article will focus on one opportunity — the Zimbabwean birthed Pfumvudza technique. Pursuing sustainable agriculture will result in the shaping of agro-value chains in Zimbabwe. The Pfumvudza concept …

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MDC Implosion Sets Back the Struggle for Change


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Zimbabwe is stuck in mud. People of my generation were in their late 20s or early 30s when Zimbabwe attained independence in 1980. Those fortunate to be still alive are now elderly and on the cusp to bequeath to their children and grandchildren a ramshackle country destroyed beyond recognition by …

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Global Labour Rankings – Zim Workers Doomed to Die Poor


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The rating of Zimbabwe as one of the 10 worst countries in terms of workers’ welfare by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is a damning indictment of the parlous state of the economy. It also brings into sharp focus the southern African nation’s human rights record. According to the …

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Bulawayo Water Crisis Requires U.S.$3,5 Billion


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An estimated US$3,5 billion is needed to link Bulawayo to the Zambezi River — a long running project touted as a panacea to the second largest city’s perennial water shortages. This was revealed by Matabeleland Zambezi Water Trust responsible for the Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project (MZWP). Bulawayo is battling continuous …

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Govt Should Solve Share Price Puzzle Urgently


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ELSEWHERE in this edition we carry a story which reveals the turmoil in the market over the valuation of the Old Mutual and PPC shares that were suspended on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) in June last year, with auditors having to ponder various possible calculations of their value in …

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