Opinion

4 days ago | January 17, 2020

Zim’s confidence challenge

In the Business Weekly issue of December 13-19, 2019 there was an article that attracted my attention because of its ...

1 month ago | December 20, 2019

Chimanimani Mountains: The professional hiker’s Mecca

Welcome to the Mecca of professional walkers and climbers — the Chimanimani Mountains.

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 ...

Why China’s stock market is up

China’s mainland equity market is up over 33 percent this year, making it one of the best-performing stock markets in ...

1 month ago | December 13, 2019

What is the value of economic history?

When we ask historians which genre of history they like least, the most common answer is ‘economic’. Is the field ...

Crop variety selection, planting tips

Agriculture in Zimbabwe contributes 15-18 percent of the GDP, with over 70 percent of the households’ dependent on it ...

Customer appreciation drives customer loyalty

Do you love your customers? How do you show them? Hopefully not by saying you provide them with stellar service, because ...

Will 2020 bring good economic news?

Over the course of 2019 there was a lot of talk about the possibility a global recession. While growth has slowed, ...

Countries need to improve on human development

The United Nations this week launched an important report focussing on human development, an important component of ...

Of workers and employers

Since the beginning of capitalism there has always been antagonism between the worker and the employer. This antagonism ...

Family structures in business

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

Gearing your business for Christmas

There are so many things that I miss from my childhood. The wild abandon and innocence of childhood. Back then simple ...

2 months ago | December 6, 2019

Informing the path to Vision 2030

On 8 March 2019, South Africa’s Minister of Finance posted a comment on Twitter. The comment had a thesis-like title: ...

Way forward in ensuring food security in Zim

Food security is a topical issue at the moment, and with good reasons. During drought periods Zimbabwe imports over 800 ...

2 months ago | November 29, 2019

What is informing path to Vision 2030?

On March 8, 2019, South Africa’s Minister of Finance posted a comment on Twitter. The comment had a thesis-like title: ...

Requirements for change of ownership on vehicles

There are exemptions from payment of special excise duty on change of ownership. Special excise duty is not payable ...

Artificial intelligence: Game changer or just hype?

Unless you have just woken up from a coma, you have no doubt been bombarded by the hype around Artificial Intelligence ...

2 months ago | November 22, 2019

Reviving industry a marathon not sprint

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube, presented a highly optimistic budget last week. ...

The talk about central bank independence

For months, I have considered sharing thoughts on the independence of central banks. There is so much live discussion on ...