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Lifting ban on imports welcome but…

EDITORIAL COMMENT The decision by the government to temporarily lift the import ban on some of the controlled goods listed on Statutory Instrument (S1) 122...

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...

Ncube sacrificed institutional trust for politics

THINK ON IT by CHRIS CHENGA As governments make policy decisions, there are inevitable winners and losers. Public policy inherently presents trade-offs with varying implications...

What’s in it for me? Vs. What’s in it for us?

STEMBILE MPOFU Living in Zimbabwe from 2007-8 was very difficult for the majority of citizens. Our country was bereft of most goods, the supermarkets were...

Chin’ono’s ‘State of Mind’: A window into a locked room of our society

DUDZAI MUREYI Notwithstanding my limited knowledge of the academic nuts and bolts of linguistics, I know that in the Shona language when a human...

A focus on GetBucks

SHORT VIEW by BATANAI MATSIKA GetBucks Microfinance Bank recently published its financial results for the year ended June 30 2018 showing a 25,12 percent growth...

Pushing the cow off the cliff : Making sense of Zimbabwe’s economic turbulence

STEMBILE MPOFU The presentation of the monetary policy and fiscal policy contained in the October 2018 – December 2020 Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) set Zimbabwe...

King Dollar reigns, that is why KFC closed shop

THINK ON IT by CHRIS CHENGA Peak uncertainty is when commentators struggle to write enduring analyses of government policy. Before the ink dries on whatever...

‘Pharmacists are not the bad guys’

DUDZAI MUREYI I usually start my articles with little comical anecdotes or overtures that make nice sagways for whatever issue I proceed to write...

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....