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Democracy begins and ends at home

Stembile Mpofu One of the lessons of Systems Thinking analysis is that when one carries out an analysis of any system and hopes to understand...

Retail’s battle for customer engagement

AURRA KAWANZARUWA With vendors offering cash deals on groceries and basic commodities that appear cheaper than traditional supermarkets, retail has had to step up its...

Beware of the long arm of the (T̶a̶x̶ ̶C̶o̶l̶l̶e̶c̶t̶o̶r̶) Government!

SHORT VIEW by BATANAI MATSIKA Following the review of the intermediary money transfer tax by the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development from US5c to...

Zim needs to rethink its Town Planning

ARCHIMEDES MUZENDA Zimbabwe is turning a new page. We have newly elected councillors. Their new 5-year mandate however is going to be a rough road...

China’s Turn To Eat Part III : Forget China, it’s Africa’s turn to eat

STEMBILE MPOFU In 130 CE the Chinese city of Xi’an marked the starting point of the ancient world’s most famous trade route, the Silk Route....

China’s turn to eat Part II The psychology of Colonisation

STEMBILE MPOFU A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit Robben Island Prison. As you will know this is where Nelson Mandela served...

An Analysis of Trump’s New Strategy for Africa

Stembile Mpofu In 1947 the United States government created the National Security Council. Its role was to coordinate defense, foreign affairs, international economic policy and...

Rand falls like the Boks

MARK POZZO After starting the week on the back foot, the rand continued to fall in early trade on Tuesday following the announcement by Stats...

Biti knew bond notes wouldn’t work; the economics of opposition

THINK ON IT by CHRIS CHENGA Nobody doubts that an opposition knows what is wrong with an economy. That is the vulnerable nature of economics...

Corruption of leaders: A reflection of society  

Stembile Mpofu In 2017 and 2018 my life straddled two great African countries, Zimbabwe and Liberia. I now consider myself a child of both and...