ZIMBABWE-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BANK

Debate on bond notes rages

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya did not mince his words a fortnight ago as he presented his Mid-Term Monetary Policy Statement when he insisted tha...

Balancing our love for our canine friends

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday During the dry season, the dogs in our village and those from way beyond the mountains, follow the sound of the village drum at night. It does not matter how far the drum...
There have been suggestions that since a substantial number of drivers have obtained their driver’s licences clandestinely and others through bribery, there should be retesting of all drivers

Retesting all drivers not a solution

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora About 90 percent of accidents in Zimbabwe are caused by human error. Even though we talk of narrow roads, vehicles which should not be on the road, stray animals ...
Nyaradzo Viki Mavindidze

Nyaradzo speaks into people’s lives

Ruth Butaumocho: Gender Editor When choosing careers, a majority of students usually opt for formal and mainstream careers that feed into people’s day to day requirements. Mechanics, health, educatio...
Evan Mawarire’s plot to demonstrate against President Mugabe in New York was spoiled by the counter-protest by some Zimbabweans based in the United States, backed by a larger crowd of members of the December 12 Movement (pictured), a US based anti-imperialist movement

Spectator democracy

Reason Wafawarova on Monday It is difficult to determine the position of the common person in Zimbabwe when a group of supposedly disenchanted Zimbabweans travels to the United States to make a prote...

Should writers review each other’s work?

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Conversations with local Zimbabwean writers are sometimes mentally draining. There is always a latent siege mentality. Like an endangered species, they find comfort ...
Firing someone from work after they have been exposed for being complicit in corporate malfeasance is not sufficient if what they stole cannot be recovered

Take a leaf from Fidelity Printers

Lloyd Gumbo :  Mr Speaker Sir Earlier this week, The Herald carried a story where the board of Fidelity Printers and Refiners sued its former chief executive officer and finance director, Messrs Alle...
Chirikure performing a poem in Durban

Art is close to Chirikure’s heart

Godwin Muzari : Memory Lane In Shona language “chirikure” refers to something that is far from a particular location.In relation to the law of repetition for emphasis “chirikure, chirikure” means som...

Where trees turn into stones

Isdore Guvamombe : Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, village elders with cotton tuft hair and the autochthons who saw the virginity of the sun say when e...
Baby Manqoba with mum Shamiso Yikoniko

GoFundMe: Requesting help in the digital age

#Digital Dialogue with Delta Milayo Ndou One of the most embarrassing moments of my adult life was when I had to ask for help on a very personal matter from a stranger because I had exhausted all oth...
Christiane Amanpour

No Amanpour, Zim not at tipping point!

Hildegarde: The Arena  CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour was sold a dummy, for Zimbabwe’s tipping point under the leadership of President Mugabe and his ruling Zanu-PF party...
GENDER_INEQUALITY

When the activist becomes victim

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Gillian Mukombe (not her name) staggered from heavy blows from her husband and landed on the passage door, after failing to maintain her balance. Even screams from their...
The drum is inseparable from the daily lives and ritual dances of Africans

Zino Irema: The missing village drum

Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday My mother’s drum called Zino Irema has disappeared. Zino Irema is loosely translated to say the tooth is a fool because it presents itself to people and is used for smiles, ...