Percy Zvomuya

Percy Zvomuya is a writer and critic who has written for numerous publications, including Chimurenga, the Mail & Guardian, Moto in Zimbabwe, the Sunday Times and the London Review of Books blog. He is a co-founder of Johannesburg-based writing collective The Con and, in 2014, was one of the judges for the Caine Prize for African Writing.

Of drumming, Tony Allen, Charles Mungoshi and my cousin

Drummers have the power to allow Zimbabweans to commune with their ancestors, and none more so than those with elevated talent on the skins.

Bridging the black Atlantic in jazz

The collaboration between Thomas Mapfumo and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, broke new ground and should have grown cult status

We free our people with music

A snapshot of musical moments (and mishaps) as they intersected with Zimbabwe throughout the decades.

Soon we’ll find out who is the real revolutionary: Marley and the birth of Zimbabwe

The iconic concert to celebrate independence in Zimbabwe would prove to contain a warning

Covid-19 shows what Zimbabwean nationalism means

The country’s elites can no longer jet away to overseas health facilities and must now face the hospital system that could not help Zororo Makamba, a 30-year-old who died of the virus

Chasing mermaids in Zimbabwe

When two congregants drowned in a dam near Mhondoro village in Zimbabwe, it was said the men had transgressed the covenant the church had with the shrine’s guardian spirits

Parcel of Death memorialises Onkgopotse Abram Tiro

Journalist and Tiro’s nephew Gaongalelwe gives us a glimpse into the young firebrand’s life.

Embrace of a pan-African stranger

Robert Mugabe was once a fervent pan-Africanist, but he failed to act like one after he came to power

Zimbabweans forced to reap the Zanu-PF whirlwind

The country's second fuel increase since December makes petrol in ​Zimbabwe the most expensive in the world

Tsvangirai left an incomplete legacy

He was the hope of many Zimbabweans and the man Mugabe feared most, but he failed at the last hurdle

A death on Josiah Chinamano Avenue

In Harare the fates of trees and people seem to be intertwined

Rihanna, defiant witch-woman

Like the Shona's achiHera or the Igbo’s Ogbanje, the singer overshadows other American pop stars

Press Releases

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

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