Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

THOSE who have been following Zimbabwean politics since the country’s independence in 1980 are most likely wondering what all the hullaballoo is about over the statements made by ultra-controversial opposition MP, Job ‘Wiwa’ Sikhala. ...

HONG KONG is not Beijing. And July 1, 2019, is not June 4, 1989. First of all, in 1989, the violence in China came almost entirely from the side of the government; the weeks of demonstrations in Beijing and other cities had remained remarkably peaceful throughout. ...

A COMMON problem in the workplace is the practice of favouritism. Favouritism can be greatly detrimental to the morale and productivity of employees, resultantly causing resentment and a lack of motivation among other employees. ...

THERE is never really a dull moment in our country and the past two weeks have given us numerous legal issues to consider. This edition focuses on the legality and improper use of statutory instruments that have been used to bypass Parliament. ...

The enduring crisis in Zimbabwe presents a conundrum to a lot of people. ...

LAST week, the pensions industry must have been very delighted to announce that it recorded a ZWL$620,1 million surplus for the year ended December 31, 2018, which was a 45% increase on the 2017 surplus of ZWL$426,4 million. ...

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AFRICAN Union (AU) leaders are gathering in Niger for an Extraordinary Summit to discuss the African Continental Free Trade Area. ...

SOMETIME in 2000, when our economy started the gradual tumble, I had a chat with a Pakistan colleague, expressing my fears of the possibilities of losing jobs. ...

ALTHOUGH each country has context-specific climate challenges, it is important to approach the challenges in their localities, first and foremost, but it is also significant to approach these climate challenges in the framework of the regional community grouping, such as the Southern African Development Community (Sadc). ...

THERE is a vernacular saying that advises us that: Akuruma nzeve ndewako. ...

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Surely, as long as deep-seated corruption is not dealt with, then all efforts to turnaround the country’s economic fortunes will not yield positive results. We firmly believe that ...

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IN his 1957 ANC presidential address, chief Albert Luthuli once remarked: The length of the term of slavery depends largely on the oppressed themselves and not on the oppressor." ...

IT is heartening that despite the all-round gloom and doom engulfing Zimbabwe’s sport fraternity, there is a silver lining in the dark clouds in the form of our netball ladies, The Gems. ...

Normally, the doer of a good deed expects just a “thank you”, but usually someone is adversely affected by the good deed. For example, saving someone’s life from a criminal is a good deed, but the criminal now has reason to punish you for the act. ...

THE Africa Land Forces Summit 2019 (ALFS) jointly hosted by the United States Army Africa and Botswana Defence Forces aimed at strengthening partnerships between military forces of African countries with the US military ended in Gaborone on June 27. The theme of this year’s summit was Strengthening partner networks. ...

Bad management has helped sink many Zimbabwean parastatals, but TelOne, the state-owned telco, shows that not even the best leadership can keep a state enterprise afloat as long as government keeps up its abuse. ...

Acquaintances of mine are in the habit of always asking me a broad, but utterly unanswerable (emotive) question. ...

The propensity by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to dictatorial tendencies is probably the biggest drawback to his well-intentioned efforts to reform the country’s economy, which has been in a tailspin for as long as he has been in power. ...

When a king dies, an announcement is made that: “The king is dead; long live the king”, quite a confusing statement for many of us that may not be aware of the intricacies of death and ascension in monarchies. ...

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THE workplace has always been a major place for individuals to meet and learn about each other. ...