Zimbabwe

Authorities put Busha deals on ice

After losing R60-million of municipal workers’ money in a VBS-linked investment scam, the asset manager also faces a legal wrangle in Eswatini

Discrediting elections: Why the opposition playbook carries risks

By pushing their usually valid complaints onto the streets and the courts, opposition leaders deny governments the popular goodwill and international credibility they need to govern effectively

‘US good, China bad’ is Pompeo’s message to Africa

During his African tour this past week, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked up Washington’s ability to stimulate growth and entrepreneurship on the continent.

Foreign nationals need to assist police in curbing crime

Infraction knows no nationality, but identifying perpetrators is necessary to control it

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

‘Writing is about revelations and reversals’

In this essay novelist Yvonne Vera let us in on her writing process

Threading 40 years of Zimbabwean writing

Kwanele Sosibo talks to Tinashe Mushakavanhu, the co-editor of Some Writers Can Give you Two Heartbeats, about the impetus behind the book

What exile means to creatives

Clockwise from top left: Maurice T Nyagumbo, Ruth Nomonde Chinamano, Josiah Tongogara, Jason Ziyaphapha Manyika, Johanna Nkomo and Robson Manyika. The stamps appear in the book as a way of writing Zimbabwe’s lesser known political figures into the canon

The story behind Bob Marley’s Zimbabwe

Gibson Mandishona on how he helped compose a reggae classic

Writing rises from the ashes

In 1980 Zimbabwe barely had a literature scene to speak of. Independence brought with it a short-lived local publishing boom

What would Dambudzo be saying?

Tinashe Mushakavanhu has an imaginary conversation with Dambudzo Marechera

Dedicated to Heartbeats

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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