Zimbabwe Economy

Mugabe is dragging down Zim’s economy

Tensions over who will succeed the president are deterring investment.

Zim: Now the Russians are coming too

There are fears the Zimbabwean government is selling off the country's mineral resources for a song.

Zim stalls over used car debacle

It is seriously damaging local industry but it is making a great deal of money for the government.

SA pounces on weak Zim industries

Zimbabwe's crumbling industry sector has allowed investors to scoop up struggling companies.

New China wise to Mugabe

Despite all the fanfare, the Asian giant is not the easy touch the Zimbabwean despot once knew.

Mugabe’s latest visit boosts China-Zimbabwe relations

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has returned from China with optimistic reports on plans to work together on energy, infrastructure and transport.

Zim govt ‘sells out’ to China

President Robert Mugabe will allow Beijing to bypass state tenders for big projects in return for funding from the Chinese government.

US-Africa summit: Zim shivers alone out in the cold

The country is divided over its isolated position and cannot attract the investment it needs.

[From our archives] Industrial empire Bulawayo reduced to a ghost town

Bulawayo turns 120 this year but the city has little to celebrate after its once-thriving economic sector has all but crumbled.

Low-cost airline Fly Africa takes to the skies against Air Zimbabwe

Low-cost airline Fly Africa opens one route in September and looks into more, which may upset Air Zimbabwe's popular Harare-Bulawayo route.

Selfies and queues as KFC returns

For Zimbabwe, the re-opening of the fast-food outlet is a good sign.

Zim govt squabbles over China

Officials are not in agreement on plans to mortgage the country's minerals to China.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income