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.

‘Before Night Falls’: Reinaldo Arenas breaks down (in) Fidel Castro’s Cuba

Reinaldo Arenas’s memoir reveals the contradiction of a revolutionary society ruled by an autocrat

A modicum of release: Lumumba’s remains return home at last

Sixty years after the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the DRC’s first prime minister, his remains will be returned from Belgium

Linton Kwesi Johnson gave poetry back to the people

The 2020 winner of the PEN Pinter Prize, LKJ’s poetry puts the ignominy and hardship of the black experience in Britain front and centre in words that echo across the decades

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

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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