When perception rules

“Actually I think we are to blame. We of the older generation because of our frame of mind. Often we define Africa as a pool of problems, not a pool of opportunities.”

Mangudya’s MPS quite instructive

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus “There is no random success. We all need to come up with pragmatic and carefully thought through solutions to rebalance or resize the economy which is currently going...

Give SME/informal sector its due space

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Revelations last year that at least $7,6 billion was circulating in the informal sector, buttressed by the recent statistics that operations in this field raked in as...

Investor interest a good omen

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus THE year has started well for this country with serious interest being registered by foreign investors who have almost been tripping over each other to come and explo...

‘We need to embrace business’

Starting this month, the Business Focus column will be hosting interviews once a month as we seek to facilitate thought-provoking debate on all aspects of the economy.

Time to rebrand Zim

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus “The problem with Zimbabwe is that we have allowed the enemy to market the country for us.” These are powerful words made by Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa a fortnight ag...

New year, new dispensation

Greetings to you readers and here’s hoping you have started the year well, the greatest miracle so far for everyone being that we have been allowed by God to experience 2015. I would want to believe ...

All hands on deck in 2015

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus The year 2014 is drawing to a close and how timeous it is to look back and introspect. Progress in the economy has not happened at the pace we had envisaged. We did n...

Christmas is upon us

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Christmas is a few weeks away and the question uppermost in our minds is: What is it going to be like? How are we going to celebrate this special day given the constr...

The Billionaire’s mindset!

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus At a time when money is hard to come by for most people, talking about millions of dollars and even billions might appear to be out of sync with reality. Who is conce...
Ms Chiri

Sad day for our country

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus It is quite unfortunate that in this day and age, with an economy that is facing immense challenges as ours, we still get shocking reports that the bulk of Government...

$2 billion is no small change

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus A figure of $2 billion is no small change, particularly for an economy that could literally use every cent it can get. Reports this week that investigations have reve...

Zim must ride on IMF’s positive feedback

In a challenged economy such as Zimbabwe’s, any positive news assumes great significance as it aids in boosting confidence, which in turn gives impetus to recovery. Such has been the case this week w...

Govt, business find each other

Victoria Ruzvidzo Business Focus Government and business will yield much for this economy if they work more transparently and in concert. Having attended the last, three breakfast and dinner meetings...