Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

One of the most fascinating things that I have observed about most (not all) Zimbabweans is our focus span or rather our lack of it. This is perhaps why it has been easy for Zanu PF to get away with its shenanigans for this long. ...

THE government’s decision to put in place the Teaching Profession Council (TPC) Bill which seeks to, among other things, have trained teachers register to practice and acquire an annually renewable teaching practicing certificate could not have come at any better time. ...

THE red flag raised by the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe over retailers selling cloned and expired products to unsuspecting consumers needs to be taken seriously because it poses a real threat to the health of the citizens. ...

There is little justice and respect for basic human rights in Zimbabwe, still the European Union (EU) softened its sanctions regime. ...

CORRECTING the mistakes of people is not the easiest task in the world as some may think, but somebody has got to do it. Disciplining your employees always makes human resources (HR) practitioners feel awkward, but it is something that needs to be done with assertiveness, if you want a harmonious and effective workplace. ...

Here is a folklore allegory: imagine a man with a huge rural family of 10 children and a wife to take care of. ...

The role of metaphors in communicating climate science can never be under-estimated. Metaphors are used by scientists in developing thought as well as communicating with non-scientists. ...

There are of course many factors attributed to Botswana’s good performance. ...

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says gold miners will be paid 45% of their invoices to Fidelity Printers and Refinery in real time gross settlement dollars at a special rate of 1:3.5. ...

The worst-kept secret is out that the United States is determined to see the Zimbabwean government fall – just as it is doing in Venezuela. And denying that is like denying one’s existence itself. ...

Africa is a continent endowed with resources, but we have failed to effectively use them. But why have leaders failed us? ...

ZIMBABWEANS are incredibly patient and have put up with many failures of the State for many years. ...

THIS is the conclusion of a three-part series which discussed the feasibility of doing away with roora or making it optional in customary marriages. ...

ONE lame excuse often used to justify poverty is poor family background. ...

“You must say your prayers and be a good boy,” our little ones are admonished. Without our “dear Lord” we cannot be “good” and “well-behaved”. ...

The Zimbabwe Parliament Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce is currently conducting public hearings on the Consumer Protection Bill, a draft piece of legislation gazetted on December 21, 2018. ...

ALGERIA today is a country that lives in peace and enjoys stability in a region marked by turbulence as a result of terror threats and mass migrations. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea, the gateway to Europe, the North African country is strategically important for security and trade. ...

THE arrest of comedian Samantha Kureya, popularly known as Gonyeti on Tuesday morning, has revived calls for the government to respect artistes and not stifle their creativity, as humour and satire are essential to any democratic country. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, in his inaugural speech following the November 2017 coup that thrust him to power, promised to make State institutions work, unlike his predecessor former President Robert Mugabe, whose centralisation of authority had rendered even Parliament ineffective. ...

THE year 2018 was a frenetic one for Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who doubled as chair of the African Union (AU). He was the driving force behind the reforms process of the continental body and the initiative behind a historic agreement about free trade in Africa. ...

MANY love to hate former President Robert Mugabe simply because he presided over nearly four decades of chaos and complete breakdown of the rule of law. ...

If there is one thing that stands head and shoulder above other ones in Zimbabwean politics today, it is the fact that the much-hyped talks between Zanu PF and MDC remain just, but a storm in a teacup. ...

The proposed national dialogue may be held in a toxic environment and would be premised on both a wrong strategic foundation and warped national outcomes. ...

The powerful role human values play in moulding and transforming individuals’ desire to participate in climate action programmes can never be underestimated. ...

On February 20, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, John Mangudya, issued his monetary statement which contained both admissions of failure in the economy and a topsy-turvy aspiration for an immediate better future. ...

SINCE taking office after the 2017 coup, President Mnangagwa’s administration has rallied behind the theme: “Zimbabwe is open for businesses.” ...

THE monetary policy presented by the central bank governor, John Mangudya, remains very much the talk of the country, and rightly so because of the ramifications the policy wroughts to the economy and the public in general. ...

What can stop you from becoming what you should be? What could be the possible hinderance? Whether the reasons are justified or not, the amazing truth still remains; that where you are is not your permanent position. ...

When you connect with people, it is easy to communicate on a deeper level. Most people talk, but they don’t know how to connect. As a couple, you might talk, but that does not mean you are connected. As a leader, you might talk to your followers, but you must learn the deepest level of communication and that is connecting ...

HUMAN nature generally gravitates towards contributing something in order to be acknowledged, accepted and honoured. Reciprocity is believed to be the quantum of receipt. ...