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‘It Is Not Illegal For City of Harare To Clamp And Tow Away Vehicles’

On November 21,2020, The Herald newspaper published an article titled Vehicle clamping, towing Illegal-Supreme Court. By Jeremiah Bamu  That article portrays and has been understood by a wide section of the Zimbabwean populace to imply that it is unlawful for the city of Harare to clamp and tow away motor vehicles for motorists who would […]

ANALYSIS: Reviving the Rural Economy in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s rural economy plays a significant role in national food production, in alleviating extreme poverty and in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (Zimstat) demographic survey from 2017 estimates that more than 68% of the Zimbabwean population lives in rural areas, which are classified into communal and resettlement areas. […]

OPINION: Approach The Correct Offices For Answers

The social media was yesterday set ablaze by pictures and videos of university and college students demonstrating and threatening to shut down Impala Motor Spares in Harare central business district in solidarity with their colleague and leader Takudzwa Ngadziore, who is currently in remand prison. By Shepherd Mabharera Ngadziore was arrested last month by police […]

ANALYSIS: Investment Opportunities in Zimbabwe post COVID-19 

By Victor Bhoroma| Despite the current economic headwinds and COVID-19 induced business downturn, Zimbabwe has one of the best untapped investment opportunities in the whole of Africa. As they say, the best strategy to ride an elephant is to mount whilst it is lying down and rise with it. Investing in Zimbabwe requires a long […]

Elections, The Electorate And Political Parties: Who Stands Where?

Recent political developments in Zimbabwe have triggered debate  on whether elections are indeed  about the electorate or are more  about the person being voted for, their  party affiliation and the seat they are running for? In an election who matters most, the voter, the candidate, the seat or the political party? In Zimbabwe, the legislative […]

State of the Culture With Addy Kudita

So the week in Zimbabwe started off with more than a whiff of trouble. But before the trouble snowballed into the arrest of one of our professional colleagues Hopewell Chin’ono amongst other burning, there was the fall of a ‘trouble’ man across the Atlantic. A soul brother. A descendant of slaves. A freedom rider.  A […]

State of the Culture With Addy Kudita

The African Creative Economy in a time of Covid 19 By Addy Kudita Despite the economic and social carnage precipitated by Covid-19 lockdown regulations, some African motion picture creatives must be gleefully twiddling their thumbs even as the rest of their counterparts throughout the world rue the effects of the pandemic. Why is that? Because […]

State Of The Culture With Admire Kudita

The lockdown has been a time of introspection and indeed as the levels de-escalated, the feeling has been palpable that the world is a different place. So much carnage at the social, political, economic and cultural level. Much has been widely reported by the media about the cost to nation after nation of the COVID […]

OPINION: Govt Treatment Of Abductees Shocking And Inhumane

THE abduction and torture – including sexual violation, of three female fellow MDC Alliance activists sent chills down my spine. By Sandra Kudenga And the government’s response to it was even more damning to our cause as women in politics. That the custodians of our rights, as enshrined in our constitution, have moved to charge […]