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The Zimbabwean government abandons its STEM initiative

We have written on STEM before. Specifically on how you can take advantage of it to have a free Advanced Level ride. Well it seems the free ride is over as the "new" government has decided it will no longer be paying for STEM scholarships. STEM, the story In case you somehow missed the craze STEM stands for Science Technology, [...]

By |2018-01-22T07:16:45+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Editorial, News, Opinion|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Zimbabwean government abandons its STEM initiative

A week of fear, hope and confusion

Vladimir Lenin the Communist is attributed with the quote  “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” By this standard Zimbabwe has gone through decades just this past week. This time last Monday we woke up with the sinking feeling that Grace Mugabe the President's wife who had clear designs on the Presidency would inevitably [...]

By |2017-11-20T09:58:20+00:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Editorial, News, Politics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A week of fear, hope and confusion

The mystery of the forgotten Solar Power Plants

During the 2013 election campaign and the election itself Zimbabweans were subjected to intensive power cuts. The boisterous ruling party, ZANU PF, made a lot of vague promises under their infamous catch all acronym ZIMASSET. One of these promises was that if the party was elected into power they would build solar power plants that would make Zimbabwe's power woes [...]

By |2017-11-13T09:00:59+00:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Business, Editorial|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The mystery of the forgotten Solar Power Plants

Zimbabwe’s parastatals never fail to disappoint

Zimbabwe's state owned enterprises are supposed to be made up of strategically important industries that are too important to be left in the hands of private individuals. There are almost a 100 state owned enterprises which include entities such as ZESA (electricity), GMB (maize and other grains), Hwange (Coal), NRZ (trains), several Universities and even a Medical Aid society. Audit [...]

By |2017-10-26T06:42:03+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Business, Editorial|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Zimbabwe’s parastatals never fail to disappoint

Let the bond note go

The government continues to insist the bond note trade at 1:1 with the US dollar. They have every right to say this but they are wrong. Zimbabwe's leaders view the people they have been tasking with leading as a bunch of delinquents. To that end they have adopted a "father knows best attitude" laced with paternalistic benevolence. The way laws [...]

By |2017-10-09T07:11:37+00:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Business, Editorial|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Let the bond note go

The Zimbabwean government wants to bring Prohibition to Zimbabwe

The things prioritized by Zimbabwe's government leaves one scratching their head. Among things like the cash crisis, a non performing manufacturing sector and a melting economy they are busy trying to push legislation to ban the sale of alcohol. A recent report in the Sunday Mail says the government is at an advanced stage of passing legislation that will restrict the [...]

By |2017-09-17T14:28:51+00:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Business, Editorial|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Zimbabwean government wants to bring Prohibition to Zimbabwe

The macroeconomic environment matters

Everyday I feel the pressing need to explain why the Zimbabwean government is to blame for the current economic mess in Zimbabwe. For some reason a lot of people think you can just do your own thing despite the prevailing economic policy. It's something that has happened so many times I have lost count. Me and my friends are talking [...]

By |2017-09-17T10:07:27+00:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Business, Editorial|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The macroeconomic environment matters

Using ‘miracle money’ is it a crime?

A 27 year old South African Sibongile Mani woke up with R14 million ( over $1 million USD) windfall in her account and went on a spending spree. Did she commit a crime? It's a story that has been discussed countless times. What would you do if you woke up with a million dollars mistakenly deposited into your account? Would [...]

By |2017-09-05T06:58:12+00:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Editorial|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Using ‘miracle money’ is it a crime?

Econet experiences deja vu with Kwese in Zimbabwe

After Econet's Kwese announced its launch yesterday that saw them selling their decoders for $49 which includes one month subscription and free installation, the government of Zimbabwe through its Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe  (BAZ) moved swiftly to thwart this new development and called the launch illegal. A quick summary Kwese is an Econet owned entertainment company that already has operations [...]

By |2017-08-24T03:54:50+00:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: Editorial|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Econet experiences deja vu with Kwese in Zimbabwe

The many lives of Jacob Zuma

There are many people who think of Donald Trump as somewhat of an anomaly. No matter how many scandals he finds himself tangled in, like a wily cat he manages to land on his feet. For now. Unknown to a lot of people in the wider world however is how Mr Jacob Zuma, South Africa's president has successfully peddled this [...]

By |2017-08-10T10:34:21+00:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Editorial, Politics|Tags: , |Comments Off on The many lives of Jacob Zuma