Zimbabwe needs cash, but it might find that South Africa's purse comes with strings attached.
IT seems Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had offered an agreement in principle, but details about the loans conditions remain to be worked out.
Zimbabwe has withdrawn its appeal for UN funds to help hold key elections this year, after the world body demanded to meet civic groups.
SA is in discussions on whether to help cash-strapped Zimbabwe fund its presidential and parliamentary elections, says the national treasury.
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe has been appealing for foreign help to fund presidential and parliamentary elections planned for later this year.
Two camps have emerged in Zimbabwe from President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF ahead of the country's anticipated national elections.
Jason Moyo gives his reason for not voting.
The party of Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is concerned about the "hygiene" and integrity of crucial elections expected later this year.
The Zimbabwean government is pushing to revive Interfin Banking Corporation because it owes it millions.
South African funds Allan Gray, African Alliance and Renaissance are among those brokering deals for foreign investors.
Zim is seeking funding from international donors for a constitutional referendum and national elections after failing to raise money from the fiscus.
The country's finance minister has announced that $217 is all that remains in the public account of the Zimbabwean government.
Zimbabwe's government is unlikely to entertain a proposal by a farmers' union, with Finance Minister Tendai Biti calling it an "elitist solution".
Tendai Biti is facing his toughest test as finance minister in the fragile three-year-old unity government in Zimbabwe, writes Ray Ndlovu.
Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti says militant Zanu-PF supporters tried to invade his office, demanding war veteran living allowance increases.
Stung by the rejection of their salary demands, Zimbabwean public servants staged nationwide protests in a bid to force the government's hand.
Zimbabwe has lowered its growth forecast for the year as anticipated revenue from the sale of diamonds did not trickle into state coffers as expected.
Zimbabwean State spending is being targeted in an unpopular move to tighten the country's purse strings, writes Jason Moyo.
Zimbabwe may cut its economic growth projections for this year, while inflation forecasts could be higher than previously expected, says Tendai Biti.