Let’s think global and buy local

A story is told of a certain gentleman who was due for an operation. The anaesthetist informed him that they were going to administer local anaesthesia on him, but he immediately jumped and said...

The journey that has been

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I am hugely surprised by the sheer speed at which time flies. It has been 10 years since this column was launched. The profound motivation ...

It’s time to confront lies head-on

“Economically, we look around Zimbabwe (and it) must be very frustrating to see the growth of other economies while Zimbabwe is obviously not growing.” These were the words of Bloomberg televisi...

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Let’s all rally behind Airzim

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A few weeks ago I flew to Johannesburg aboard Air Zimbabwe and I must say it was a memorable journey, the plane was certainly far from bein...

Customer service is not negotiable

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My instalment a fortnight ago - ‘‘Not with my Dollar” - had my inbox jammed as consumers went into a trance expressing their disgust at the...

Not with my dollar

I do not advocate violence in whatever form or manner and I am certainly not a fan of the perennial strikes, unrest or job actions that occur in the backyard of our southern neighbour. Those hav...

Let more women decide

Women have made a statement. They want to be up there, sitting on boards and helping drive policy.They insist they have the wherewithal to contribute meaningfully at such levels. They strongly b...

We can do it!

A fortnight ago I had lunch with a friend and colleague in the media fraternity Lilian Muungani, the group public relations and marketing executive with Green Fuels, promoters of the Chisumbanje p...

Rising above the tide

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CBZ HOLDINGS has given a good account of itself yet again, posting a 48 percent rise in profits against all odds. Its deposits stand at US$...

Debate on Air Zimbabwe rages on

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I have received interesting responses on the Air Zimbabwe crisis with many stressing that something definitive should be crafted so the air...

Air Zimbabwe should rise again

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THE new Air Zimbabwe board set to be announced next week already has work cut out for it. I certainly hope this time around, the board will ...

A prosperous Zim begins with you

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Over the past three weeks this column has played host to submissions by some stakeholders on their take for the economy this year. A lot...

Time to reclaim our position

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DEBATE on the path Zimbabwe’s economy will take continues to rage, with many expressing optimism that positive growth will be achieved, albei...

What’s in the cooking pot

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Zimbabwe’s economy is expected to achieve a modest  6 percent growth this year, largely spearheaded by the mining sector. I refer to the...