Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

YOU have, several times applied for a job, but you are still not hired. ...

It is sad that the relevance of Heroes’ Day has been obliterated by the new levels of suffering going on in Zimbabwe. ...

FINANCE and Economic Development minister, Mthuli Ncube last week told us that government intends to create a new pension fund independent of the existing National Social Security Authority (Nssa). ...

“FELLOW Zimbabweans … the situation in our country has moved to another level. Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency, President Robert Mugabe and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed,” bellowed the harsh-voiced unfamiliar presenter on State television, clad in military fatigue, ...

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SOME of the problems that we face as human beings are a result of the country in which we live. ...

THE majority of married Zimbabweans are in marriages which are not legally valid. ...

Economists are disenfranchised. ...

THE Constitution of Zimbabwe guarantees any group of citizens the right to protest, demonstrate or petition. It is against this backdrop that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is going to exercise that right on August 16. ...

Two weeks ago, we began a mini-series on the topic of hearing from God. ...

Leadership continues to make shifts and turns. Unlikely individuals emerge and disrupt the normal. ...

When computer technology made electronic communication possible, the “new media” emerged; email, chat rooms, blogs, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and so much more. It looked, perhaps, like a fresh new public space in which to represent women in new ways. ...

As the gold price touched all-time highs late August 2011, Zimbabwe’s government was not, as would be expected, doing all it could to ensure the country capitalised on the boom. Instead, the government was moving to cancel a foreign-owned gold mining company’s licence over a local ownership law. ...

FOLLOWING the collapse of relations with its former Western allies such as the United States and United Kingdom, Zimbabwe turned to China for succour. ...

IT is heartening at this critical point in time that we have some very close friends out there who keep remembering us and have pledged to find us the US$500 million in food aid we need to help some more than 5,5 million of our citizens avert starvation. ...

We are not exactly optimists in this country. We have seen too many disasters; man-made disasters I should hasten to add ...

There were a number of by-elections in Zimbabwe over the last month. ...

An inquest was inevitable following the opposition MDC’s loss in the weekend by-elections, particularly the Lupane East constituency, with finger-pointing predictably being the order of the day. For many, it is beyond belief how the MDC lost elections at a time when Zanu PF is doing a “spectacular” job of mismanaging the economy. ...

Forget the economic meltdown and the disappearance of thick black smoke from industrial chimneys in Zimbabwe. There is a new industry in Zimbabwe that is ten times more effective at putting toxic smoke in our lungs and elevating our risk of getting cancer. ...

THE shortage of condoms and contraceptives afflicting Zvimba and other areas in Mashonaland West poses a serious challenge in terms of health and development as it will likely spike the rates of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections in those communities. ...

THE Zimbabwe government has announced that it's facing critical power shortfalls. The country’s anchor power producer, Kariba Dam, might have to stop production in weeks due to dropping water levels. ...

CONSTRUCTION of the US$100 million six-storey new Parliament building in Mt Hampden, Harare, is well ahead of schedule, with the Chinese contractors working round the clock. ...

It’s an illusion that former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was a better leader than his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa. ...

The economy is not exactly reliable and business today is not what it once was. Zimbabwe is currently going through a tough period economically. Today’s organisational environment is proving to be markedly different from that of the past. ...

THE opposition MDC’s desperation to get into power through the backdoor has reached alarming and almost comical levels that has seen the opposition party speak with a forked tongue. ...

Zimbabwe aspires to be an upper middle income economy by 2030. To support such an economy, the country needs 11 000MW of power, which translates to a requirement of an additional 1 000MW every year to meet this goal. It’s a pipe dream! ...

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