Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

THE past year may have felt politically tumultuous, between Saudi Arabia’s brazen killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, the resurgence of authoritarianism in Eastern Europe and Donald Trump’s unorthodox approach to the United State foreign policy. ...

BY introducing exchange control via the Reserve Bank, the State has done the following: ...

IN the wise words of Greengard in 2002: “Executives are beginning to realise that knowledge isn’t a one-way street. It’s in everyone’s best interest to share expertise.” ...

THERE is a rise in the use of technology in Zimbabwe, which invariably affects how citizens enjoy and exercise their fundamental rights. ...

Complaining is a way of seeing everything in a negative way, and without considering any other positive explanation. Complaining is just a narrow road to dissatisfaction that builds up further as you travel in it. ...

“Show us the way to South Africa!,” said those thin, famished men, clearly Ethiopians who had come all the way from their country, dreaming of a paradise at the end of their road. ...

THE new Zifa boss, Felton Kamambo ushered into office following Sunday’s polls which threw incumbent Philip Chiyangwa’s ambition to cling to power up in smoke in dramatic fashion, needs to cut short his victory celebrations and get down to serious business as of yesterday. ...

It appears I have taken a detour from my usual line of articles this time around, reason being an accolade I felt had to be given to Telecel Zimbabwe’s good customer care service. ...

THE late president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was a man of definite opinions, many of them. His life story, as he wrote himself in his autobiography, A Long Walk To Freedom, tells us more about the man; what he felt and believed and what drove him as one without fear or favour and prejudice. ...

Our approach to the economic revival agenda remains scattered, omnivorous and lacks focus. Those leading on this approach are bent on doing everything to appease their political constituencies, foreign investors and international finance institutions, instead of focusing on the broader developmental agenda. ...

The Western world judges Zimbabwe at a higher standard than it does other African countries, and that’s not entirely a bad thing. ...

We can’t manage time, but we can manage our events and activities in time. I dwelt on this three years ago and I wish to encourage us again. ...

The police are back on some roads and will be mounting roadblocks over the festive season. The purpose of the increased police presence is to control traffic and enforce better driving standards. ...

IT is worth repeating until enlightenment. Zimbabwe’s current government is keenly intent on neoliberalism. ...

SIX years after the Constitution established the Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 independent commissions, their complete independence remains questionable because most of their programmes still have to be funded by development partners, as government has failed to adequately fund them through the fiscus. ...

“There will be fat years and there will be lean years, but it is going to rain,” once articulated Don Diaper. ...

“YOU are completely responsible for everything you are today, for everything you think, say and do, and for everything you become from this moment forward. Refuse to make excuses or blame others. Instead, make progress toward your goals every day.” (Cynthia Hakutangwi) ...

THE call by some in the ruling Zanu PF party for the presidential age limit to be raised to 52 years from 40 has caused mixed reactions, but ...

“Cults while premised on personalities, eventually become established systems with entrenched beliefs. Removing the leader of the cult is thus not going to destroy the cult itself. To ...

A closer look on the showbiz calendar as the year draws to an end shows that celebrated Jamaican artistes, Lutan Fyah and Morgan Heritage, are billed to perform ...

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services minister Monica Mutsvangwa addressed a post-Cabinet media briefing on November 20, where she announced that Cabinet had approved principles of the Provincial Councils ...

ZANU PF holds its first annual people’s conference without its former leader, Robert Mugabe, who was at the helm for 37 years until the military ousted him in a coup last year to facilitate the rise of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who, in the July 30 elections, controversially got a five-year mandate to lead the country. ...

WOMEN are the face of development. When they are educated, healthy and participate effectively in key development activities, there is an undeniable ripple effect on the well-being of communities and nations at large. ...

Former President Robert Mugabe’s name is synonymous with both Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle and its post-colonial politics. His role and that of his Zanu PF party have been central to the country’s dynamics since the early 1960s — and could well set the tone for the foreseeable future. ...

There was a Global Citizens’ Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa last week. At the recommendation of my wife I watched a decent chunk of it on television. A number of the big stars of the North American entertainment industry pitched up and performed very well. ...

Emerging and frontier stock markets have been battered this year, with one unusual exception: Zimbabwe’s MSCI index was up more than 200% in early October and is still up more than 90% for the year, thanks to local investors desperate to preserve the value of their savings. ...

LAST week, the United States Senate’s Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy held a hearing on the 2018 elections in Zimbabwe. ...

Yesterday marked the end of the 16 days of activism, which as always, were punctuated by a litany of petitions, threats from ‘feminist’ vigilantes, militant marches and impassioned pledges by stakeholders to stamp out gender-based violence (GBV). This time around: the men also joined the fray trending under the theme, Because I am A MAN. ...

THE nature of farming systems in this country has been transformed over the years and continue to be modelled and re-aligned to the regional and international benchmarks in order to suit the changing climate as well as the farm mechanisation models around the world. For this reason, the majority of Zimbabwe’s small-scale farming communities should not continue to be stuck in the subsistence systems as the agricultural sector is fast being transformed into economic and entrepreneurial ventures. ...

WHILE the onset of the rains bring welcome relief to farmers and the country in general amid fears of a below normal rainfall season, the public must be quick to realise the danger this also brings to travellers. ...