Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

IN his classic motivational package, The Sixteen Laws of Success, Napoleon Hill said: “Every failure is a blessing in disguise, provided it teaches some needed lessons one could not have learned without it. Most of the so called failures are only temporary defeats.” ...

Human potential and purpose can be improved so as to function at optimum levels. In order to improve, one has to be self-aware and take personal responsibility for their growth. I have found the Grow Model developed by Sir John Whitmore so helpful in my personal life and when I am coaching leaders towards effective growth. ...

In Zimbabwe today, the people have no trust in the government and all its institutions. They think that their town councils are, for want of a better word, generally useless. ...

IN his book titled How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor, Professor Erik Reinert explains to us that it will only be when we adopt strategies to deliberately industrialise through manufacturing that we can begin to achieve increasing marginal returns to create employment and sustainable higher incomes. ...

I WOULD start by congratulating our newly sworn-in President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The progressive people of Zimbabwe who have suffered for decades support the constitutional decision to declare him as President and are desperate for our country to move on. ...

Agreed the election was stolen, the people’s will was subverted for the gains of a few, selfish individuals that claim to have monopoly over Zimbabwe. ...

HE harmonised elections have come and gone. A new Cabinet will soon be in place, and Members of Parliament and councillors sworn-in. ...

ONE of the biggest takeaways from the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling last week against MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa’s application to have Zanu PF candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ...

THERE is no debate that the answer to all of Zimbabwe’s economic woes is foreign direct investment (FDI). ...

FORMER Mabvuku-Tafara MP James Maridadi’s revelations at a recent Sadc Parliamentary Forum workshop on sexual and reproductive health rights in Harare that the majority of the country’s legislators lack a reading culture, resulting in Bills and other important documents gathering dust on their shelves, is quite a rude awakening. ...

In his short, to the point, inauguration speech, President Emmerson Mnangagwa dwelt at length on his quest for free, fair, credible and non-violent elections. The non-violence was supposed to be a feature of the political and social landscape before, during and after the election day. ...

REPORTS that cases of post-election violence have erupted countrywide in which MDC Alliance supporters are being targeted by suspected Zanu PF zealots are unfortunate, regrettable and unacceptable in a new Zimbabwe. ...

The elections have come and gone, so has the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) process of dealing with the disputed election outcome. What is imperative now is how the nation moves forward. ...

LAST Friday was to all intents and purposes, as bleak as a Black Friday. Flags might as well have flown at half-mast. As Chief Justice Luke Malaba delivered the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling on the presidential election petition, the atmosphere was direly sombre. ...

THERE are many questions which require some answers for Zimbabwe pertaining to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially on whether Zimbabwe will achieve the targets of the 17 goals? Another one is, were the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) achieved in 2015? People may be buffled by the above questions as well as the meaning of SDGs. ...

The decision by the MDC Alliance to ratchet up pressure to overturn President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory confirmed by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) last week in reaching out to the African Commission for Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) might be a lost cause in light of the nature of African politics, which are usually run by an “old boys” club. ...

EVERY year about this time, a group of young Africans from all over the continent huddles around in a conference room. It is an opportunity to share ideas on how best to set up effective and sustainable liberal free market think-tanks. ...

Now that the political euphoria that had gripped Zimbabwe in the last few weeks has come and gone, the aftermath period will easily prove to be a time of reckoning. ...

EMPLOYEE motivation will always be a challenge to many employers and one of the main reasons always comes from the management. In almost many organisations, maintaining an engaged workplace is a big challenge of which it is very crucial. ...

The Constitutional Court has finally put an end to what seemed to be a political stalemate after the July 30 election. ...

AFTER yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony, local and global focus now shifts to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s choice of Cabinet ministers, an exercise likely to be concluded this week. ...

Now that the elections are over, win, lose or draw, there is no better time to rebuild Zimbabwe than now. It is no secret that Zimbabwe’s infrastructure has been steadily falling apart for the last twenty eight years. ...

THE discourse of climate scientists and their communities of practice is fundamental in their technological and socio-economic development, hence it is measured by the nature of research they come up with. As such, for scientists to shake off the tag of a closely-guarded community, they need to network with the media. ...

THE Constitutional Court yesterday brought to finality one of the most nail-biting and roller coast court cases in Zimbabwe’s history, in which MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa was challenging President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in elections held last month. ...

AS I came to know the Zimbabwean way of life, and Zimbabwean and African culture, I was struck by how much people want to be “respected”, want to enjoy the respect of their fellow citizens; to that end, they make great efforts to behave in a respectful manner. If you want to be respected, you have to have respect for others yourself ...

“IF you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no and if you don’t step forward, you will always remain in the same place,” once said Nora Roberts. ...

THE country’s leaders — and those aspiring to lead — have been under scrutiny since the elections held on July 30. The fight to earn the post of President has been fierce. Some say they know the will of the people and promise to fulfil it. Others say they have the experience to lead Zimbabwe to greener pastures? ...

WE were supposed to have discussed the 2017 Kenya electoral challenge this week but the thinking was that it would be untimely without knowing the ruling on the presidential election challenge which went in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's favour. ...

THERE'S quite a sizable number of believers who are in quandary over what type of music to play at such events as birthday parties and weddings. Many hypocritically listen to “Christian” music in public but mimic or hum secular music privately while cooking, bathing or doing some chores. ...

THE ninth session of Parliament, which will open after the conclusion of the legal drama at the Constitutional Court in which MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is challenging President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow victory during last month’s polls, has seen a sharp decrease in the number of women in the National Assembly — a major drawback to regional efforts to have greater female representation in governance positions. ...