Analysis

4 days ago | September 13, 2019

In science is the glorious future

On March 27, 2015 I met a dreamer. It was in a luncheon hosted by the Rector of Stellenbosch University for the year’s ...

Is your marketing strategy giving desired results?

Robert Gonye Many businesses think that if their product or service is spectacular, it will speak for itself and assume ...

Investment in energy sector needed

Zimbabwe is presently in the grip of a power crisis that has been decades in the making. The country is mainly dependent ...

6 days ago | September 10, 2019

South African taxpayers will bear the brunt of National Health ...

South Africa’s government recently released the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill whose aim is to extend universal ...

2 weeks ago | September 2, 2019

Why South African law on directors’ delinquency is open to abuse

For the first time in South African company law, courts have the power to declare directors delinquent. This remedy was ...

3 weeks ago | August 30, 2019

Further thoughts on the National Critical Skills Audit Report

I spent most of daylight Monday reviewing and reflecting on the 2018 National Critical Skills Audit Report by the ...

3 weeks ago | August 27, 2019

South Africa’s construction industry could become safer. Here’s how

Construction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of ...

1 month ago | August 9, 2019

Generating sustainable economic growth

Generating rapid sustained economic growth in Zimbabwe remains one of the most pressing challenges to development. ...

Stabilising Zim dollar through manufacturing

In this last instalment of our subject: “Stabilising the Zimbabwe dollar through manufacturing”, I am going to proceed ...

2 months ago | August 2, 2019

Advantages of local currency explained

The Government on June 24, 2019 reintroduced the Zimbabwe dollar, abolishing the multi-currency regime in lock-step.

Whistle blower facility in Zimra

Do you know that you can, in secret and extreme confidentiality, provide information on tax evasion to ZIMRA as a ...

Excerpts of Mangudya’s address

The Zimbabwe Economic Society, a grouping of economists and people interested in contributing to economic development in ...

Amid trade wars, what Africa must do

In World War II, my granduncle Frans Nyamande was among the people conscripted to fight in North Africa. He was ...

Stabilising the Zim dollar through manufacturing

In order to verify why manufacturing is necessary for the stabilisation of the Zimbabwe dollar, we need to examine the ...

2 months ago | July 19, 2019

A currency backed by nothing

On February 25, 1862, United States President Abraham Lincoln signed the Legal Tender Act, a brainchild of Elbridge ...

2 months ago | July 15, 2019

Why South Africa should revert to greater protection for some of ...

After years of relative silence, debates about the pros and cons of tariffs in international trade have become a regular ...

2 months ago | July 12, 2019

How digital technologies can help Africa’s smallholder farmers

Abdul-Rahim Abdulai & Evan Fraser Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That’s a key message ...

2 months ago | July 11, 2019

Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don’t count

Steven Friedman Most South Africans are poor. But this does not prevent politicians treating them as though they don’t ...

2 months ago | July 9, 2019

Why Federal Reserve independence matters

Michael Klein Should you care if the Federal Reserve loses its independence? It’s become a growing risk in recent years ...

2 months ago | July 8, 2019

Evolution of ANC economic policy sheds light on squabble over the ...

Vishnu Padayachee & Imraan Valodia The recent squabble over the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank has very ...