Guest column

Guest column

Columnists
INDEED, in more recent years, the sudden mention of the words “civil society organisations” (CSOs) into the everyday discourse and narrative of development, politics, government circles or donor priorities, is noisesome, like the rush of air as it feels a vacuum. ...
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Talk, about talking, for talks
LESS than a month after the August 1, 2018 Kgalema Motlanthe Commission of Inquiry found that Zimbabwe’s “use of live ammunition directed at people, especially when they were fleeing, was clearly unjustified and disproportionate”, as many unarmed civilians died on January 14 this year from the unjustified and disproportionate use of force. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
Debate on the need for a united front against Zanu PF in the forthcoming elections has been gaining traction at different platforms in the past few months. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
When Vice- President Joice Mujuru described herself as “President Mugabe’s runner-girl” last year many believed she was buckling under pressure amid frank discussions about factionalism tearing Zanu PF apart. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
I watched with awe the presidential elections in the United States which ushered in a second term for Barack Obama. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
Possibly irked, shamed and indeed if not embarrassed, then certainly disconcerted by the slow growth of the South African economy over the years when compared to other BRICS countries, Professor Vusi Gumede, writing in the Mail&Guardian issue of November 23, 2012, felt that “the cause (of poor economic performance)is to be found in poor policies and delayed policy reforms”. ...
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Columnists Opinion & Editorials
In any other country revelations by Education, Sport and Culture minister David Coltart a fortnight ago that racial slurs against whites are commonplace during Cabinet meetings would have ignited serious debate, especially coming from such a high-ranking government official. ...
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