Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

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. ...

THE struggle to figure a way forward continues. The fire-fighting approach is the order of the day. Despite the various economic policy directions by the government, there is lack of clarity on where the country’s economy is going. ...

There is a real sense of despair in the country. Perhaps it is a left over from the heady days when we celebrated the final departure of former President Robert Mugabe from office and welcomed a 'new' government, then the elections and sweeping changes in the composition of the Cabinet. What did we expect — 'nirvana'? A let-down was inevitable, compounded by the discovery of the magnitude of the problems that were inherited from the Mugabe era. ...

“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 ...

“Laugh with me, but never at me; cry with me, but never because of me, to love life, to love yourself, to love being loved. Such a relationship ...

The new political dispensation has been making concerted efforts to re-engage the international community in order to attract the much-needed foreign direct investment inflows. This is highly commendable because there is no dispute about the desperate need for international capital to revive our economic fortunes. ...

GOVERNMENT controls simply do not work, especially in a modern economy. Yet, the government has tried controls on imports. The effects were disastrous as tonnes of smuggled products still made their way into the country. ...

Of all the problems facing the country, the Zimbabwe War Veterans’ Association felt the most pressing concern is the age limit of presidential candidacy in the Constitution, which they feel needs to be amended upwards. ...

As economic recovery measures are implemented, let's discuss this wrong mentality — yes, wrong — that nothing works until everything works because in real life there are no quick and easy fixes. ...

IT is sad that at a time when the country is going through multi-faceted socio-economic challenges, a group of people calling themselves war veterans – under the leadership of one Victor Matemadanda – would rather be pre-occupied with having the age of those that qualify for the presidency increased from 40 to 52. ...

When are you relocating to Harare? This question has been thrown to various people several times. ...

The National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) held a symposium from November 21–23 in Bulawayo. The meeting was a huge success, judging by the comments, interactions and other ...

In 1980, after the liberation struggle, we inherited the jewel of Africa, but three years later in 1983, the economy started showing signs of recession. But no one could quickly notice the dire situation the country was entering into, until 1990 when the economy collapsed. ...

IN the run-up to the July 30 elections, Zanu PF leader President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised that he would be a listening President and that his government was going to guarantee an affordable, but vibrant health care system. ...