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Zim Asset: A blueprint so flawed it is difficult to take serious

Zim Asset: A blueprint so flawed it is difficult to take serious

OPINION (Zimbabwe Investor) – Ever since independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has crafted several policy documents meant to spur the country forward. All the policy documents have always been loaded with colourful promises and high sounding narrations but have all failed to deliver. The main reason for the failure to deliver…

Nelson Mandela: An African Icon, in African Time, On African Terms

Nelson Mandela: An African Icon, in African Time, On African Terms

In mourning former South African President Nelson Mandela, everyone will want to claim him for their own. And that is a good thing. Some will want to claim him as part confessionals about their own countries’ complicity in aiding apartheid. Others as participants in domestic, continental and global struggles that…

Women dig into Zimbabwe’s male-dominated small-scale mining sector

Women dig into Zimbabwe’s male-dominated small-scale mining sector

The face of Lydia Madhoro, 25, is dusted red from soil as she and her three female colleagues take a brief lunch break. They have been working since dawn on their gold mine in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland Central Province. Their hand-dug shaft has reached about 10m in depth, and their conversation…

The Unique Ways Women Approach Finance

The Unique Ways Women Approach Finance

The standard cliché is that, relatively speaking, men are financial daredevils who like risk and that women are cautious and want security. Alternatively expressed, men are more risk friendly than women. Or to rephrase the title of a bestseller, “men buy shares from Mars and women have a savings account…