Why Africa should go cashless

By Carl Manlan, India has lately been pursuing an ambitious goal: a cashless economy. Despite early missteps and frustrations, it will turn out to be a change for the better for the country’s 1.31 billion people. Africa should set a similar goal – and take… Read More

The Source is hiring – Digital Product Manager

DIGITAL PRODUCT MANAGER   The Source is an independent Zimbabwean business and financial news agency. We are looking for a driven, results-oriented self-starter who will develop and curate The Source’s content on multifarious digital platforms. The position combines digital product development, product management and journalism.… Read More

A big bond for Africa

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  and  Nancy Birdsall – The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa have reached a critical juncture. Strained by a collapse in commodity prices and China’s economic slowdown, the region’s growth slipped to 3.4% in 2015 – nearly 50% lower than the average rate over… Read More

Powering Africa’s Future

By Alpha Condé, CONAKRY – When G20 leaders meet later this year in Hamburg, investment in Africa’s future will be high on their agenda. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already committed to using her presidency of the forum to promote “sustainable growth and jobs” on… Read More

The Emergence of a Post-Fact World

By Francis Fukuyama, STANFORD – One of the more striking developments of 2016 and its highly unusual politics was the emergence of a “post-fact” world, in which virtually all authoritative information sources were called into question and challenged by contrary facts of dubious quality and… Read More

The Source’s Pollyanna guide to 2017

HARARE, December 21 (The Source) – The year 2016 has been one of the toughest in Zimbabwe’s seemingly unending crisis — a serious drought, cash shortages, job losses. Because our grim reality is depressing, we put on our rose-tinted glasses and attempt a wilfully blithe… Read More

What $1.4 million can get you

HARARE, December 9 (The Source) – “Win and let win” runs the tagline for Jamal Joseph Hamed’s diamond business, the largest gem trader in the United Arab Emirates by his reckoning. By no means a name readily recognisable in Zimbabwe, where he also operates a… Read More

Mineral beneficiation – points to ponder

By Mukasiri Sibanda, HARARE, October 19 (The Source) – Mining, essentially value addition and beneficiation, is one of the growth engines for the country’s development plans under the Zimbabwe Agenda and for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) and the Ten Point Plan. This objective is inspired… Read More