Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

CYCLONE Idai, a tropical phenomenon, has ravaged the south-eastern coast of Africa, causing serious devastation and loss of hundreds of lives. Most affected are Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. ...

Following a series of events in Zimbabwe, it is clear that the effects of climate change are visiting the southern African country with anger. One can safely say nature is angry with Zimbabwe. ...

FORTUNE knocks at least once on every man’s door, so goes the centuries-old proverb. In plain simple English, the axiom means that every individual gets one good chance in a lifetime, which they can either miss or capitalise on. ...

The Department of Civil Protection (DCP) has been the main body mandated with the responsibility of setting up emergency plans from the national level. ...

Last year, I had the pleasure of visiting India. It has always been on my bucket list. However, my mission was not the spiritual retreat I had always desired, it was a mission to get some serious training on humanitarian work. ...

In Zimbabwe cyclones off the Mozambique coast are almost always bad news. Typically, our rainfall starts in November each year and runs through to March or April. ...

IN ancient Israel, men were known to have total control over their women; just like in Saudi Arabia today where women fight for the privilege of driving cars. ...

LAST week was all about the shocking situation at Zimbabwe’s public health institutions. The country held its breath as doctors told the health minister, Obadiah Moyo, of how the institutions set up to heal the nation have become death traps themselves as shortages of basic medication and equipment have turned them into agents of quick, horrible and painful deaths. ...

Finding the best personnel that can easily fit in your culture can be a difficult task, especially for human resources managers. ...

A more efficient management system of scarce foreign exchange is key to price stabilisation and business growth. ...

Zimbabwe is on a journey of reform. Nobody ever said it wouldn’t be a bumpy ride; but the most important thing is that the journey has begun, and we are heading in the right direction. ...

As climate change-induced disasters continue to wreak havoc in southern Africa where lives are lost and infrastructure destroyed, our politicians appear confused, clueless, empty and banal. ...

Weekends in Africa tend to be occupied by praise and worship by different religions. ...

A signature characteristic of former President Robert Mugabe (pictured)’s administration was silence in the face of crippling crises. Zimbabweans, at the height of Mugabe’s rule, had become resigned to fate. ...

While Trans-frontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs), which re-established the movement of wildlife within larger landscapes, minus fencing, are a welcome concept in recent years in boosting economic development and biodiversity conservation, the absence of a formal policy on animal disease control has negative impacts on public health, agriculture, commerce and even conservation itself, experts say. ...

YOU can always trust South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to send coded messages to his comrades in Zimbabwe. ...

The head of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals’ paediatrics department, Azza Mashumba, wept in frustration as she chronicled how babies with a fair chance of survival were dying simply because there were no basic drugs and sundries. ...

The best thing in life is to discover one’s purpose early. When you discover your purpose, it becomes easy to know what you must do for the rest of your life. Purpose will tell you what to do and what not to do in order to improve your life. ...

Zimbabwe is currently at a point where the government is in the process of attempting to align some laws with the main Constitution. ...

The past couple of weeks has witnessed parliamentary committees actively engaging the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on the monetary and fiscal policy measures. ...

DURING the recent visits to the country by the presidents of Botswana and South Africa, our government and leaders appeared very honest in their engagements with our neighbours. ...

ONE thing for sure is that Zimbabwe is not short of real original thinking to counter the West's capture of some Zimbabwean minds. ...

THE reintroduction of the interbank market by the central bank was greeted with relief by business who relished the opportunity to access foreign currency on the official market and avoid dealing with the treacherous, but much more verdant black market. ...

Friday March 8 was International Women’s Day. The perfect time to start a debate about why so many democracies are failing on this issue, how we can better measure democracy to reflect the realities faced by both women and men, and how much we lose if we exclude women from the political system. ...

When Donald Trump took over as the President of the United States, he demanded that the arsenal of weapons for the fighting forces he commands must be increased drastically. ...

Following the clash between the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya with the Public Accounts and Finance Committee over the definition of quasi-fiscal activities that the central bank is carrying out, this short article will help give the definition of quasi-fiscal activities as well as proffer examples that are informed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Budget Partnership (IBP), including many other sources. ...

Nearly one-and-a-half years ago when Alyssa Milano asked women to click MeToo on their social media platforms, the #MeToo movement was born. ...

We have just come through a really tough wet season. ...

THE visit by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for the third Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC) is timely, given the enormous boost this could have on the economy. ...

Sardonic Zimbabweans have a joke for every crisis. ...