Opinion

Sustained Exports Boost for Forex Auction

The foreign currency auctions of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) have not only achieved a stable exchange rate, but are also managing to supply the foreign currency needed by the productive sector to buy raw materials, machinery, spares, chemicals and the like. This week valid bids and allotments both …

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Impact of New Media On Zimbabwean Politics

Recent events in the United States stimulated debate on cyber space. Social media has taken the world by storm, and the recent developments in the US have raised debate on the impact of the phenomenon. Following the recent attacks on US Capitol building by President Donald Trump’s supporters, Twitter Inc, …

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Widen Blitz On Land Barons, Corruption in Municipalities

Swedish born moral philosopher Sissela Bok once said people often understate the harm of lying and deceit by only analysing it from the perspective of the liar. Bok says lies must also be considered from the perspective of the deceived, because lies give power to the liar and take away …

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Harare’s Homeless Need a New Start

A new effort is being put together by Harare Provincial Development Coordinator Mr Tafadzwa Muguti to seek long-lasting solutions to the peculiarly “big city” problem of homeless people living on the streets. This does need a coordinated effort, involving as it does the Department of Social Welfare, the police, local …

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Farming in Harmony With Nature

While many farmers complain of high input costs and shortages of fertilisers on the market, the case is different for 67-year-old farmer, Mrs Philomina Mavedzenge of Shashe Village in Masvingo. For her, conservation agriculture also referred to as agro-ecology has provided answers to her problems. Mrs Mavedzenge has dedicated her …

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Informal Sector Must Also Save Towards Retirement

In Zimbabwe, the informal sector has become a means through which citizens pursue sustainable livelihoods. The informal sector is pervasive and plays an important role for the growth of the economy. However, the informal sector does not have a retirement funding option. This funding is a critical social security issue …

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Beitbridge Diva Releases Gospel Album

Patience is a virtue and it doesn’t kill to wait. The above statement describes well the dedication by Beitbridge upcoming diva, Natty B, born Anna Mugomba (25), who after launching her music career in 2015 has been failing to record an album. Having had many hurdles getting producers to work …

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Farewell Brig-General Moyo

My first military training was in Zambia at Mwembeshi Training Camp and we were transferred to Mgagao which was a Zanla training camp. After the shoot-out at Mgagao, the OAU decided to transfer us to Morogoro where I first met Rodwell Nyika (Brig-General Collin Moyo Retired). He was a Zipra …

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Lockdown Discord Costs Business

A serious policy discord in government and police is negatively impacting business as businesses are struggling to access exemption documents while workers are blocked from reporting for duty or delayed by several hours by the police. There is confusion over the implementation of the new Covid-19 national lockdown measures particularly …

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Willdale Optimistic About Future

BRICK manufacturing company Willdale Limited, says it expects the prevailing stability in the economy underpinned by a stable currency and declining inflation to stimulate property and infrastructure development in the short to medium term. The firm is confident it will continue operating as a going concern for the foreseeable future. …

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