Analysis

4 days ago | January 17, 2020

Time to gear for growth

What is the appropriate strategic position for industry under the current economic slowdown conditions? There are ...

Hope missing in economic recovery

whoever you talk to, whether they are in the country or outside, the Zimbabwean economy has all but been written off, ...

2 weeks ago | January 10, 2020

2020: The year of serious structural transformation

2019 has come and gone leaving behind a myriad of challenges for the ordinary man on the street. The challenges facing ...

What’s in a language?

Language is a very powerful tool in man’s affairs. It can be expressed in a number of forms, the most obvious of which ...

2 weeks ago | January 7, 2020

Africa should focus on industrialisation. Free trade will follow

Michael E Odijie The African Continental Free Trade Area is a continental agreement which came into force in May 2019. ...

2 weeks ago | January 6, 2020

South African Airways is in business rescue: what it means, and ...

Marius Pretorius South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the decision to put South African Airways, the ...

1 month ago | December 20, 2019

Christian businesses giving God a bad deal

Finally, some Christmas lights and decorations in Meikles Park. I have settled for goat meat this year after not finding ...

Family governance in business

This week we continue on our journey with Olivia Simbajena. Simbajena is a businesswoman whose business falls under the ...

Appreciate your teams this festive season

While it’s important to always appreciate the customers who remain loyal to your brand, it’s normal to focus your ...

Advance trade project

The World Investment Report, 2019 highlights three main aspects that are critical to Foreign Direct Investment, these ...

Of benchmarks and visions

During the week 29 November to 5th December, 2019 Alfred Mthimunkulu posted what I found to be quite an interesting ...

1 month ago | December 19, 2019

Lack of accountability breeds corruption in public entities

Tawanda Musarurwa The national budget authorizes Government to raise revenues, incur debts and effect expenditures in ...

1 month ago | December 18, 2019

A useful guide for CEOs on how to make ethical decisions in business

Kenneth Amaeshi Chief executive officers (CEOs), like ordinary citizens, are driven by their values and convictions. ...

1 month ago | December 17, 2019

Making sense of South Africa’s new copyright bill and US trade threats

Sean Flynn What is the Generalised System of Preferences and how does it work? These programmes give extra tariff ...

1 month ago | December 16, 2019

How South Africa has squeezed options for migrants over 25 years

Christine Hobden There is a widely recognised dissonance between the progressive, inclusive vision of South Africa’s ...

1 month ago | December 12, 2019

Can African smallholders farm themselves out of poverty?

David Harris, Jordan Chamberlin & Kai Mausch A great deal of research on agriculture in Africa is organised around ...

1 month ago | December 11, 2019

Payday lenders have embraced installment loans to evade ...

Installment loans seem like a kinder, gentler version of their “predatory” cousin, the payday loan. But for consumers, ...

1 month ago | December 10, 2019

Why social protection is a key element of the National Budgeting ...

Tawanda Musarurwa The colossal Parirenyatwa General Hospital in Harare is the largest medical centre in the country, ...

1 month ago | December 9, 2019

Currency manipulation and why Trump is picking on Brazil and Argentinac

President Donald Trump slapped new tariffs on Brazil and Argentina after accusing them of manipulating their currencies ...

2 months ago | December 6, 2019

It takes an ecosystem to raise a successful start-up

Colin Mason & Michaela Hruskova The geography of entrepreneurship is “spiky”, meaning that from region to region ...