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Getting better with structures

Batanai Kamunyaru In turning around an organisation and its people, structure is of key importance and without a structure, it is difficult to maintain good...

When revolutionaries don’t truly mean to be…strength in numbers

CHRIS CHENGA Many parallels can be drawn between Venezuela and Zimbabwe. The flattering may suggest two supposedly esteemed icons of anti-imperialist revolution and continentalists, Hugo...

Freedom of thought is more important than freedom of speech

Stembile Mpofu After University I had the opportunity to spend several months living in the United States. My time there was divided between New York...

Editorial Comment: Monetary policy, a huge leap towards safety

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, John Mangudya, yesterday took a huge positive leap towards healing the ailing economy when he devalued the...

Mangudya’s retreat to safety is timely…

Governor Mangudya has fundamentally been a good central banker, and perhaps that is why, just like yesterday afternoon, he frequently deflates the air of...

Profitable patriotism and economic development

Batanai Kamunyaru Economic development is made difficult for a nation that lacks “profitable patriotism”. In simplicity, profitable patriotism refers to a stance when the citizens...

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...

Volatile markets and rates do not signal good leadership

Chris Chenga It is conventional for socioeconomic entities to have a mission statement and a vision. Both, or either one of these, are typically brandished...

The art of business mentoring

Batanai Kamunyaru Studies reveal that about 20% of startups fail in their first year, and about 50% fail in their fifth year, eventually leaving the...

Policy should be cyclical that’s what the currency crisis tells us

Chris Chenga China’s years of sustained economic growth are impressionable to many hopeful emerging economies, perhaps to an extent just as much as it is...