Zimbabwe Economy

Zanu-PF infighting a toxic poison

The emergence of hate language betrays the party's historical means of silencing dissent.

Allan Gray invests in Zimbabwean beer and cellphones

Despite Zimbabwe's shrinking economy, Allan Gray is upping its stakes in the Zimbabwean sorghum beer and mobile phone markets.

Investors are wary of Zim’s uncertainty

The state's  'climbing up' and  'climbing down' on indigenisation is frustrating economic recovery.

Even Zim’s drinkers are feeling the pinch

Consumers in Zimbabwe are downgrading, opting for cheaper sorghum brew and Chinese clothing imports.

Zim is not so far gone that it can’t be saved

The country is not a failed state and international re-engagement can rescue the situation.

Zim: Market hit by lack of foreign cash

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange was booming last year, but the inflow of capital from overseas seems to be drying up.

Zim: Informal economy fast taking over

A recent World Bank report says almost half of Zimbabweans run small businesses on the side.

Return of the Zim dollar?

Facing serious funding problems, the Zimbabwean government may switch on the money presses again.

Salary crunch for Zim workers

Zimbabwe's liquidity crunch is taking its toll, but labour groups say bosses are 'cheating' their workers.

Zim railway’s pipe dream

National Railways of Zimbabwe has ambitious dreams, but it forgets one key aspect – funding.

Zimbabwe’s economy still stuck in a rut

Increased imports, reduced exports, a weaker rand and closing firms conspire against Zimbabwe's recovery.

Zimbabwe’s ailing economy fuels child labour

Unicef estimates that 13% of Zimbabwean children are engaged in child labour, a problem spurred by the demise of the country's manufacturing sector.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences