Opinion & Analysis

The recent collapse of Nugget Mine in Matobo, 8 May 2019 Matabeleland South Province should be a wake-up call to the powers-that-be.  Nugget Mine has been at the centre of ownership disputes since 2012, with police shutting down the operations in 2013 after the wrangling had intensified. [GoogleAd Illegal miners seized on the mine's closure to ea...
African nations demand right to resume ivory sales 8 May 2019 FIVE southern African nations that are home to most of the world's elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them. [GoogleAd] The presidents of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia, as well as Angola's en...
Have ED, Chamisa seized the Tsvangirai moment? 7 May 2019 LAST weekend could have been a defining moment in Zimbabwe’s broken politics. But given the many moments and opportunities that have previously being missed — when all and sundry expected our leaders to seize them — the weekend behind us might as well serve to be another one of those that will fo...
Fuel shortages  crippling economy 6 May 2019 © THE country has once again lurched into the throes of crippling fuel shortages.
Data price hike unjustified 6 May 2019 © In February this year, the Reserve Bank devalued the local RTGS dollar against the United States dollar. 
May Day celebrations have lost all meaning 5 May 2019 © ZIMBABWEANS last week joined the rest of the world in celebrating Workers' Day. It is a sad that this important day on the worker's calendar was commemorated against the backdrop of an ever-shrinking job market that has given rise to unrestricted exploitation of the worker.
Ramaphosa future uncertain 5 May 2019 © ON MAY 8, Cyril Ramaphosa will inevitably secure his first mandate from the South African electorate, but the play of numbers in a poll where voter loyalties are wavering can determine whether he emerges with firmer control of his divided party and returns for a second term in 2024.
Africa's Third Liberation: The search for prosperity and jobs 5 May 2019 © WHAT should African leaders and interest groups do to spurn economic development in the new era of reformist and transformational leadership? 
Sincerity always has  handsome rewards 4 May 2019 © WHEN an economy or political system shows potential for implosion, largely as a result of man-made errors of both omission or commission, those in charge tend to adopt combative attitudes.
We must emulate China's  anti-corruption strategies 4 May 2019 © NO ROCKET science is needed to appreciate that, coupled with the debilitating effects of sanctions, corruption is one of the major drivers of the political and socioeconomic decay in Zimbabwe today.
Give the youth a chance 2 May 2019 IT'S now high time Zimbabwean politics allows the youth some space to prosper in order for the country's future to be secured. Empowering and educating the youth of today should not be negotiable because they are the leaders of tomorrow. Sadly, politicians especially those from Zanu PF seem scar...
Climate change, rapid rising cost of natural disasters 2 May 2019 CLIMATE change denialists seem to have crawled back into their cocoons as its effects become more evident daily. Cyclone Idai recently hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and left a trail of infrastructure damage and tragic loss of lives. Most recently we saw torrent storms hitting several areas ...
Closure long overdue  for Gukurahundi victims 2 May 2019 © THIRTY-TWO long years after the Gukurahundi massacres in the Matabeleland and the Midlands regions, this ugly part of Zimbabwe's post-independence history is refusing to be wished away. And for a good reason too!
#MayDay: The burden of  unpaid care work on women 2 May 2019 © WOMEN have been working for free all their lives, and it's time that we do something about it.
Govt ready to spill blood again 30 April 2019 T SEEMS President Emmerson Mnangagwa's young government has not learned from all the previous mistakes they have made in their time in power. Since coming into power following a military coup in November 2017, Mnangagwa's administration has shown some kindergarten tendencies when dealing with ma...
May Day: Re-linking idea of State with working people 30 April 2019 ZIMBABWE's biggest labour federation the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has given the theme for the 2019 Workers Day commemorations as “We are at a Crossroads! Unite, Fight Neo-liberalism and Austerity.” This is a radical theme to say the least. It is also directly ideological in that...
Rural farmers sitting on a gold mine 30 April 2019 THE under utilisation of livestock by small-scale subsistence farmers, who own 69 percent of the country’s herd, clearly indicates the huge amount of work that should be done before the country can realise government’s plans to revive beef exports on a large scale. [GoogleAd] According to t...
'The issue of legitimacy cannot be wished away' 30 April 2019 FORMER MDC official Eddie Cross portrays the administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa as an improvement on that of former president Robert Mugabe. [GoogleAd]  He claims that the overthrow of Mugabe was legitimate. It was a “military-assisted transition” and not a coup because the popu...
Time for action is now! 29 April 2019 © THE current price increases bedevilling the nation are inflicting unbearable pain on the consumer. They have effectively eroded disposable incomes, leaving the majority of the population living from hand to mouth.
Workers must go beyond  pleading for pay rise 28 April 2019 © CALLS by government workers for another pay rise barely a month after their salaries were reviewed upwards is indicative of the challenges confronting the local labour force which they should reflect on as they commemorate the imminent International Workers' Day, also known as Workers' Day...
Cyclone Idai and lessons for Zim 28 April 2019 © THE recent devastation caused by Cyclone Idai has created untold havoc and suffering on the affected communities.  Lives and limbs have been lost and the damage to property has never been seen before in Zimbabwe.
Zim: Cyclone Idai, sanctions and capitalism 28 April 2019 © ABOUT a month ago Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique were devastated by a tropical cyclone that was described by the United Nations as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the Southern Hemisphere. 
Pfeesident must help Dabengwa in his hour of need 28 April 2019 © Many States have a public official titled the State architect — for us and one such person is no doubt Dumiso Dabengwa, the former head of intelligence for the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army, the former Home Affairs minister, now the leader of the opposition Zapu party.
Govt must provide  urgent solutions 27 April 2019 ©  THE situation in the restive civil service sector, which reflects on what is taking place in other employment sectors, shows the massive fall in Zimbabweans' social lives as a result of the continued decline in the country's economy.
Dabengwa sets  example for other VIPs 26 April 2019 THE recent issue regarding Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa's health has put the spotlight on other government and political leaders.
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