Articles tagged 'unemployment'

We don't eat slogans: Workers 2 May 2016 HARARE - With Zimbabweans joining the rest of the world in marking Workers Day, the Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions (ZFTU) — which is closely linked to Zanu PF — says workers do not eat political slogans but rather want government to offer solutions to revive the dying industries. In a sta...
Will govt crush Tsvangirai's MDC demo? 7 April 2016 HARARE - The MDC has announced it is planning a large-scale civilian protest on April 14. Opposition officials say this is a fulfilment of a key resolution of the MDC's 2014 national congress that was held at the City Sports Centre in Harare, to force government to implement fundamental electo...
'Out of 2m jobs, Zanu PF has created 2' 5 April 2016 HARARE - Kuwadzana East MDC MP Nelson Chamisa has savaged President Robert Mugabe for failing to deliver on his election promises. Addressing a bumper rally in Kuwadzana on Sunday, Chamisa said the much-touted economic blueprint, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformatio...
Chaos fears as Zim economy burns 27 March 2016 HARARE - As Zimbabwe continues on its precipitous economic and political decline of the past 16 years that is widely blamed on President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF's misrule, there are renewed fears that the debilitating violence that rocked the country when the ruling party lost the 2008 election...
Threats against foreign firms 'fascist' 27 March 2016 HARARE - Thousands will be jobless if government goes ahead with its Indigenisation and Empowerment Act directive, economic experts have warned. This follows Wednesday's announcement by Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao that all foreign-owned companies face closure unless they sell or giv...
2013 poll lies haunt Mugabe's Zanu PF 22 March 2016 HARARE - With a mere two years to go to Zimbabwe's next national elections, Zanu PF's pie-in-the-sky 2013 election promises are coming back to bite the governing party, with the economy continuing to tank and bleed tens of thousands of badly-needed jobs every new year. This comes as analysts s...
New year, same old problems 5 January 2016 HARARE - Although it is a brand new year, we are still in the same predicament and all the past year’s problems have reappeared. It is indeed sad that after hopping from one crisis to another, clinging on to hope whenever backed against the wall, Zimbabweans will likely be haunted by the same ...
Return home, Mugabe told 2 January 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has implored President Robert Mugabe to cut short his overseas holiday and return home to attend to the country's mounting economic crisis and threats of mass starvation. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday after witnessing first hand “the terrible...
No respite for 'povo' in 2016 30 December 2015 HARARE - It seemingly never rains but pours for long-suffering Zimbabweans, with analysts warning that 2016, which ruptures into life on Friday, will be harder and nastier all round compared to 2015 which was itself described as an “annus horribilis” (horrible year). Political and economic exp...
Santa Claus evades Zim 22 December 2015 HARARE - Christmas cheer seems to have bypassed Zimbabwe this year with most families finding themselves with empty pockets and barely enough to survive another day let alone think of organising a festive party. In a year where an unprecedented number of companies collapsed and thousands of jo...
Zanu PF 'steals' another Christmas 21 December 2015 HARARE - With only four days left before Christmas, critics of President Robert Mugabe and his ruling post-congress Zanu PF say the majority of Zimbabweans face worsening poverty and are “wondering why their festive season cheer has been stolen again”. This sad sentiment comes as economic anal...
Broke Mugabe govt toils to pay bonuses 15 December 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's populist promise to civil servants earlier this year that they would be paid end-of-year bonuses no matter what happened, and notwithstanding the State's ever-dwindling revenues, is coming back to haunt his cash-strapped government. Public Service minister Pr...
Mugabe sweats as economy dies 28 September 2015 HARARE - With Zimbabwe's economy continuing to implode amidst rising poverty levels, heightened job redundancies and crippling power cuts, Zanu PF insiders say President Robert Mugabe is caught “between a rock and a hard place” as he battles to control the deadly infighting within his party and r...
Mugabe runs out of ideas 15 September 2015 HARARE - Economic and political experts have lashed President Robert Mugabe's surprising decision last week to expand his already bloated Cabinet, describing the move as strange, wasteful and guaranteed to worsen the country's escalating economic meltdown. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday,...
Mujuru blueprint: Don't get too excited yet 14 September 2015 EDITOR — I am surprised as to what people are getting so excited about with regards the recent political developments in the country. I think this excitement is born out of desperation and frustration. If Mai Mujuru had not been booted out of Zanu PF, do you think she would be publishing th...
Mugabe can't solve Zim's problems 14 September 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's appointment of new 14 ministers to his bloated Cabinet at a time the country is reeling from acute liquidity challenges — spawned by lack of productivity and huge trade deficit — is the final nail in the coffin for the moribund economy. Mugabe, battling inter...
Job exports expose Mugabe 10 September 2015 HARARE - The Zanu PF-led government this week brimmed with joy that at least 8 000 graduates from the country's tertiary institutions have applied to be placed on database for job placements abroad when opportunities arise. For a country that boasts of having an official unemployment rate of 1...
Zim life to get worse, darker 5 September 2015 HARARE - The gloom enveloping Zimbabwe as a result of the country's decades-long political and economic crises is set to worsen following an increase in power outages — with industrialists and economists warning yesterday that this would cripple Harare's already moribund economy further and lead ...
Mugabe's economic plan doomed: Dabengwa 4 September 2015 BULAWAYO - Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa has said President Robert Mugabe does not seem to have a strategy for extricating the country from its parlous economic state. Briefing journalists at his party offices here yesterday in response to Mugabe's recent State of the Nation Address (SONA), D...
Mugabe out of touch with reality 31 August 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s continued attacks on political rivals at a time the economy is imploding, is a sure sign that he is out of depth with issues confronting Zimbabwe. No one expects the president to insult both the dead and the living when there are pressing issues that need his...
Mugabe's govt faces shut down 31 August 2015 HARARE - As Zimbabwe's economic meltdown accelerates, a catastrophic shutdown of important government functions is looming, with insiders telling the Daily News on Sunday yesterday that the cash squeeze that has been crippling the fiscus over the past two years has now reached a “crisis” point. ...
MDC supporters protest against economic hardships 29 August 2015 CHIENDAMBUYA - Hundreds of villagers took to the streets of this rural outpost yesterday to protest against what they say is the government’s mishandling of the economy. The demonstration was organised by Zimbabwe’s biggest opposition party (MDC) and was the first protest here since President ...
Mr President, the ship is sinking 28 August 2015 HARARE - With Zimbabwe’s economic ship facing certain Armageddon, amid signs of cluelessness on the part of the captain President Robert Mugabe, it’s high time the 91-year-old leader and his increasingly powerful but controversial wife, Grace faced up to the reality  that they have failed. It ...
Mugabe clueless on reviving economy 27 August 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday wasted a golden opportunity to pronounce key economic policies when he presented his State-of-the-Nation Address in Parliament that was long on rhetoric and short on solutions to a plethora of challenges affecting the economy. To say Zimbabwe is a pa...
Mugabe delivers hopeless State-of-the-Nation address 26 August 2015 HARARE - Long-suffering Zimbabweans yesterday united in criticising President Robert Mugabe’s State-of-the-Nation Address in Parliament, with the nonagenarian’s foes and supporters alike all variously describing the speech as “useless” and “hopeless” in light of the country’s accelerating economi...