Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

THERE are hopeful signs that, following Robert Mugabe’s ouster in 2017, Zimbabwe is salvagable as a nation. ...

Do you feel like you may have just squandered the first dozen days of the year? That you are already running out of time, even as the race is just beginning? ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa seems to be continuing where his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, left off, by rewarding dubious and questionable characters heroes’ statuses, which they do not deserve. ...

As a nation we are in the season and mode of rebuilding. I hear a lot of talk on rebuilding our economy, politics, business, and even our character and culture of doing things and this is exciting, if only it will work. ...

THE Tuesday meeting between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and vice-chancellors and principals of State universities and tertiary institutions was key to the country’s new economic transformation trajectory, as it provided a platform to ensure our education system, is in sync with the obtaining environment. ...

I HAVE decided to give this column a personal touch and name partly because coming up with a new title each week was becoming a headache but also to allow me to discuss a broad spectrum of issues that come to attention in a specific week. ...

A FEW years back, Danielle Resnick and Daniela Casale piloted one of the few Africa-wide contemporary studies on youth political representation and participation, centred on the 2008 Afro-barometer data covering 19 countries. ...

THE bold steps taken by MDC-T and MDC-Alliance leader Morgan Tsvangirai in the last few years on the country’s political arena is a breath of fresh air as it is a complete departure to what Zimbabweans have been subjected to since independence. ...

Good morning Zimbabwe and complements of the New Year. It has been a while since we last had a conversation. A lot has transpired during my absence. 2017 could not have ended any better. I cannot fathom anything better than the fall of the incompetent and corrupt former President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace. ...

The highly-publicised matter involving the suspension of four Harare City Council directors has become a curious one in light of new information on the saga. ...

Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recent visit to ailing MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, appears to have generated heated political debate and divided public opinion, over its motives. ...

Local communities and community leaders, as custodians of nature, ought to play a sustainable role in forest conservation, ownership, governance and rights. ...

THE number of arrests for alleged corruption continued growing last week, but what is increasingly becoming obvious is how one-sided they are, with only people perceived to be aligned to the vanquished G40 being arrested. ...

We have never been in a much more confusing situation than we are in at the moment. A lot of political expectations and positioning have been displaced and confused by the recent change of administration. ...

Or better still, get rid of all non-strategic State enterprises in order to reduce the burden of funding them from the fiscus. ...

This could be most auspicious and propitious for the nation as it will make rival political parties come down to the people in order to get their vote as none of them is guaranteed to win as things stand because ideological differences have narrowed. ...

In our work, helping small and medium businesses grow, we’ve made some interesting observations that I thought you might find interesting and that could possibly help you with making choices for your branding and marketing efforts in 2018. ...

For the last two years, I have warned that Zimbabwe was facing a perfect storm – the unique convergence of several factors, which could tear the country apart. ...

Compliments of the new season to you all my readers. Thank you very much for your support of this column over the years. ...

THE recent directive by Health minister David Parirenyatwa compelling public health institutions to include expecting mothers among groups of people eligible to receive free medication, is a welcome development, but appears more of a Zanu PF vote-buying gimmick than a humanitarian gesture, considering that it is coming just a few months before a major election. ...

The unannounced visits (accompanied by news cameras) by the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa to Harare Central, Mpilo Central and United Bulawayo hospitals have generated considerable media attention and debate about the motive, usefulness, and the potential impact on health service delivery across the country. ...

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been cautiously welcomed with the hope that he will place Zimbabwe on a more democratic trajectory. ...

IT was with disbelief, shared by many other Zimbabweans, that I received the news on November 21 that Robert Mugabe had resigned as President of Zimbabwe. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has been promising all and sundry that it is a new dispensation, but the arrest of Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) officials at the weekend could be an indicator that there is little if any change at all. ...

Reference is made to the current debate around funding for Early Childhood Development. In the recent Zimbabwe National Budget Statement presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on the 7th of December 2017, there was some significant reduction in funds allocated towards early childhood development. ...

AS we enter 2018, we would like to remind new President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the time for speechifying and making rhetorical statements is over, and it’s now time to deliver. The guiding principle for every citizen, his government officials included, as we start the year should be — all hands on the deck — as we all strive to make our country work again. ...

As issues of climate change get complex every day and every time, many actors and stakeholders have emerged and occupied considerable space, with the idea of moving the climate change discourse ahead and to other levels. ...

2017 — the epochal year that was for Zimbabwe. Things unravelled fast. Many people — including former President Robert Mugabe himself and his G40 faction handlers led by his wife former First Lady Grace — were caught flat-footed by the ouster of Zimbabwe’s hitherto sole ruler since the attainment of independence in 1980. Everything else was overshadowed by this. It's as if Mugabe’s fall was the sole event that happened during the whole of that year. ...

There are many ways to review Zimbabwe’s political year that became 2017. Whichever way one tries to look at it, it’s a given that it was seismic and ...