Analysis

4 months ago | November 5, 2018

South Africa’s jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

 Owen Skae South Africa recently hosted a Jobs Summit that brought key stakeholders –government, business and labour – ...

4 months ago | November 2, 2018

Five questions (and answers) about casual employment

Jeff Borland Right now, it seems as if everyone’s talking about casual work. Claims about what is (or is not) happening ...

‘Full dualisation of Hre-B/bridge uneconomic’

Africa Moyo Senior Business Reporter Government conceded on Wednesday that it is not economic to dualise the 938km ...

Invest in minerals exploration, Govt urged

Kudakwashe Mhundwa Government should introduce a cocktail of measures in the mining sector, including establishing a ...

Will small businesses ever catch a break in Zim?

You start a small business in Zimbabwe. It is an election year. Sales are thin because people are uncertain of the ...

The survival strategy

Survival, competition and domination in the market are three must-have traits in any business; whether big or poised for ...

Should we re-base Zim GDP statistics?

Assessing the size of the economy is very important element of economic planning and policy making. The Gross Domestic ...

4 months ago | November 1, 2018

Why we think businesses are out to get us

Laurence Ashworth Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, made headlines in the U.K. recently for his speech at the ...

4 months ago | October 31, 2018

Bitcoin turns ten – here’s how it all started and what the future ...

    Jack Rogers A mysterious, anonymous entity known as “Satoshi Nakamoto” posted a white paper on October 31 2008 ...

4 months ago | October 30, 2018

Did South Africa’s investment summit mark a game-changing moment?

By Alan Hirsch To some observers, South Africa’s recent investment summit led by the president Cyril Ramaphosa, seemed ...

4 months ago | October 29, 2018

Why changes to picketing rules in South Africa pose a threat to strikes

Carin Runciman The South African government recently released a draft of new picketing rules for public comment. These ...

4 months ago | October 26, 2018

Zimbabwe must re-dollarise and fast!

Clive Mphambela Before the official adoption of the multi-currency system in January 2009, the Zimbabwean economy had ...

4 months ago | October 25, 2018

South Africa’s new finance minister postpones tough decisions

  Seán Mfundza Muller South African finance minister Tito Mboweni’s 2018 medium-term budget policy statement ...

4 months ago | October 24, 2018

African cities can raise more money. Kenya and South Africa offer ...

Sarah Colenbrander & Ian Palmer African cities will gain a billion new residents by 2050. But local authorities ...

4 months ago | October 23, 2018

Why Ramaphosa’s “new dawn” will break slowly for South ...

    Seán Mfundza Muller South Africa’s newly inducted finance minister, Tito Mboweni, will this week deliver the ...

4 months ago | October 22, 2018

Informal economies are diverse: South African policies need to ...

Mike Rogan South Africa is currently mulling over ideas and agreements that recently came out of a two-day jobs summit. ...

4 months ago | October 19, 2018

Why the World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point

Alf Gunvald Nilsen The World Bank’s latest annual report on poverty and shared prosperity has an unsurprisingly positive ...

4 months ago | October 18, 2018

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2019

Gartner has revealed its annual technology trends for the upcoming year at this week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in ...

4 months ago | October 16, 2018

Africa can get more from its minerals by building industries to ...

 Vuyo Mjimba Multinational firms from Europe, North America and more recently China still dominate the extraction and ...

4 months ago | October 12, 2018

Mobile money transfers have taken off in Somalia. But there are risks

Victor Odundo Owuor A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in ...