HARARE, January 10 (The Source) – Trying to predict events in Zimbabwe is worthless when even the likes of TB Joshua and Shepherd Bushiri can actually credibly claim to have got some predictions correct in 2017.
By Professor Anthony Hawkins, HARARE, December 8 (The Source) – If all goes according to plan, finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s 2018 budget will be remembered chiefly for its promised repeal of the Indigenisation Act, except for the diamond and platinum industries.
By Matt E.T Matigari, September 21 (The Source) – Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. So, what’s my point here? The point is we can’t be conned twice the same way in 10 years and blame the conmen. It… Read More
HARARE, July 13 (The Source) – Anyone who has worked in the tobacco industry will testify that buying and selling the golden leaf is a notoriously painstaking exercise where every bit of leaf that goes through the auction system is checked and re-checked, mostly for… Read More
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
By Simbarashe Zishiri, HARARE, January 9 (The Source) – According to the central bank governor John Mangudya, the bond notes will remain in use until the government announces a replacement local currency for the Zimbabwe dollar, which was demonetised in 2015. This means that investors… Read More
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
HARARE, December 21 (The Source) – In 2016, there were many moments when we thought we had reached rock bottom. Things could not possibly get any worse, we would tell ourselves. And right then, a minister would step forward, pick and shovel in hand, proud… Read More
HARARE, October 12 (The Source) – In the early hours of August 10, 2014, before dawn, an angry Robert Mugabe was hunched over the podium, berating his senior lieutenants. In front of him were thousands of hungry Zanu-PF youths, who had hardly been fed for… Read More
By Donald Kaberuka and Acha Leke, JOHANNESBURG (Project Syndicate) – Is the honeymoon over for African economies? Less than a decade ago, it seemed that the continent’s economic dreams were beginning to come true, with many countries experiencing impressive GDP growth and development. Now, as… Read More
By Mukasiri Sibanda, HARARE, August 29 (The Source) – This blog shares some key learning points that may contribute to a broader Illicit Financial Flows agenda (IFFs) for civil society from the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows recently held in Pretoria, South Africa.… Read More
By Cris Chinaka, CHIREDZI (Reuters) – Deep in Zimbabwe’s drought-stricken rural district of Chiredzi, news of the biggest protests against President Robert Mugabe in a decade reached Peter Mufaro only after a week. The demonstrations in Zimbabwe’s towns and cities are being organised through social… Read More
HARARE, May 16 (The Source) – In his Independence Day speech in April, President Robert Mugabe said there were “signs of recovery”. Last week, his Industry Minister, Mike Bimha, said “we are recovering”, and that there were “pockets of recovery”. But the government’s own numbers tell a… Read More
By Fadzayi Mahere, HARARE, May 6 (The Source) – On the 4th of May 2016, the Reserve Bank Governor of Zimbabwe, John Mangudya, issued a press statement wherein he indicated that “the Reserve Bank has established a USD200 million foreign exchange and export incentive facility… Read More
By Ngonidzaishe Makaha, HARARE, May 5 (The Source) – One of America’s great entrepreneurs, the late S. Truett Cathy, once said: “In the Great Depression, you bought something if you had the cash to buy it”. The Great Depression in its severity saw the world economy… Read More