ARTICLES RELATING TO ZIMBABWE

IMF: Zimbabwe has the highest inflation rate in the world

2019-09-27 09:57

Zimbabwe's statistics office will not release inflation data, but the IMF puts the figure at 300 percent

Kevin Malunga: Lessons from Robert Mugabe's misrule and how not to run a country

2019-09-09 17:15

Those that have experienced the misrule and tyranny of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe have a duty to correct the false eulogies and hagiographies now being peddled about that country's former president. And the only lesson to learn form Mugabe is how not to run a country, writes Kevin Malunga.

OPINION: Mugabe is dead, but he has plenty of imitators

2019-09-06 21:04

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, who died on Friday at the age of 95, was a genuine hero but he failed to deliver the justice he sought for his people. His life story is a warning to all well-meaning authoritarians and the nations willing to tolerate them – a warning that appears to be going unheeded, says Leonid Bershidsky.

OPINION: Mugabe remained defiant on land until the very end

2019-09-06 13:46

The elephant in the room remains Robert Mugabe's land policy, argues Liesl Louw-Vaudran. Was it a heroic battle against the neocolonial west that could have worked out, given more time and resources? Or was it merely a ploy to stay in power despite an ailing economy?

It's not us: Eskom takes a step back from Zim power cuts

2019-08-21 21:40

South African power utility Eskom says it is not responsible for the power outages being experienced in Zimbabwe, saying it is supplying 400MW to the southern African country as agreed.

Powerless: Rolling blackouts in Zimbabwe hit businesses and jobs

2019-08-07 08:40

Low water levels in the Zambezi River have led to power cuts that are now hitting Zimbabwe's industrial hubs.

Eskom will be selling Zimbabwe electricity again soon – just as long as South Africa has no load shedding

2019-08-05 22:09

The utility has confirmed that Zimbabwe has made payment arrangements for outstanding debt and will be getting 400MW worth of imports again, but most of that will be on a "non-firm basis".

Tongaat Hulett's Zim unit misses extended deadline to release financials

2019-08-02 14:13

Tongaat Hulett's listed unit in Zimbabwe has delayed its financials for the second time after missing the July 31 extended deadline, saying it was now finalising complex accounting issues stemming from its JSE-listed parent company's re-statement of financials.

This is what it's like shopping in Zimbabwe - where no one knows what anything costs

2019-07-12 12:52

Zimbabwe reintroduced the Zimbabwean dollar as legal currency in June.

Zim dollars only: Finance minister Ncube bans foreign currency

2019-06-24 13:19

Foreign currencies are no longer acceptable as legal tender in Zimbabwe, with Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube saying Monday that the Zimbabwe dollar is now the only acceptable medium of exchange for local transactions.

 

Zim to de-racialise land ownership in new investment drive

2019-09-18 21:02

Zimbabwe says its land ownership rights will no longer take race into account as the southern African country continues to craft policies that seek to depart from those set under the Robert Mugabe regime.

OPINION: Mugabe's legacy remains alive and it must be defeated

2019-09-08 08:33

Robert Mugabe's legacy is complex and contested. He wasn't only the tyrant and the despot, nor only the freedom fighter and the educator. But he wanted power and all costs, and the legacy he leaves behind must be defeated, writes Doug Coltart.

OPINION: As Zimbabwe grapples with Mugabe's legacy, who will put the country back together?

2019-09-06 16:46

Robert Mugabe's role in Zimbabwe's fight for economic emancipation has not been disputed by many, but at the same time, the country's ultimate economic ruin left him with a conflicted legacy, says Crecey Kuyedzwa.

Mugabe: Ramaphosa expresses condolences after death of anti-colonialism 'champion'

2019-09-06 12:33

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences to Zimbabweans on behalf of South Africa, following the news of the death of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

Zimbaweans face 182% hike in mobile call tariffs

2019-08-08 18:33

Zimbabweans will have to pay more for mobile calls after the country's telecoms regulator hiked tariffs by 182%.

Zim says it has reached 400MW a week deal with Eskom

2019-08-06 21:30

The Zimbabwean government says it has reached an agreement with South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom for the supply of 400MW of electricity, starting this week.

Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless shuts African pay TV unit amid crisis

2019-08-04 15:36

Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless will shut its African pay-TV unit due to the country’s economic condition and shortage of foreign currency, group Chief Executive Officer Douglas Mboweni has said.

Zim mulls tariff hike as electricity becomes 'very big problem'

2019-07-16 17:39

Energy Minister Fortune Chasi said on Monday that his department was considering a tariff review, or cutting off electricity supply to debtors.

Even passports are scarce as Zimbabwe runs out of everything

2019-07-01 19:41

Zimbabweans have been struggling with shortages of cash, fuel and electricity for months. Now, even passports are almost impossible to get.

Zimbabwe land compensation: This is a chance to move forward, says white farmer

2019-04-11 07:53

For 64-year-old Ben Gilpin, an interim compensation payment is the beginning of a process to bring closure.

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