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‘Happy’ Freedom Day South Africa!!

Story by Constance van NieKerk Happy Freedom Day South Africa, I can’t help but ask, are you really free? Or are you just under a different dictator? I’m not talking politics, I’m talking about emancipation from mental slavery as Bob Marley rightly put it. It tears my heart when I see the effects of service delivery protests. How xenophobia attacks ...

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Sir Wicknell lands himself under Tax & Fraud investigation radar

Flambuoyant hefty Harare dealer Wicknell Chivayo, who once revealed his affection for Bona Mugabe, president Robert Mugabe’s daughter on Facebook, has come under investigation for tax and tender fraud. Chivayo, whose personality is way larger than his physical build and unofficially ranked among Zimbabwe’s top wealthy on a list alongside Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa and Strive Masiiwa to mention a couple ...

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Steward Bank oils the SME-lending market, secures $15m

STEWARD Bank said on Tuesday it would start lending to the country’s small to medium scale enterprises (SMEs) from a pool of funds sourced from development finance institutions and internal resources. About US$15 million has already been raised for SMEs, the bank said, noting that it would continue to scout for funding to develop the SMEs sector. The bank, which ...

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Strengthening Zimbabwe’s institutional landscape to support the use of research evidence in policy making

  By Ronald Munatsi and Rejoice Ngwenya Evidence informed policy making is now a very topical feature in the global discourse and there is no dispute over the importance of using evidence to inform policymaking. The mandate of Zimbabwe Evidence Informed Policy Network (ZeipNET) is to develop and coordinate overarching national processes that support the use of research evidence in ...

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PIMC champions a Business Conference – “A solutions perspective”

Zimbabwean consultancy company Proxel International Management Consultancy are planning to host a business conference on 11 March, 2016 themed ‘Business challenges; a solutions perspective’ to be held at the Rainbow Towers, Harare. Key points of the conference will address topics such as; How to remunerate the streamlined staff in a deflationary economy, Survival techniques in the current economic environment, The ...

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NAMA People’s Choice Award & voting now open

National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) launched the 15th National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) People’s Choice voting platform on Thursday 4th February 2016. Voting will run until the awards night on 13th February 2016 at 1800hrs. The People’s Choice Award is a special award given to an artist or arts organisation selected by the public. The public is afforded the ...

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National Arts Council of Zimbabwe unveils 15th NAMA awards

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is pleased to announce the list of the nominees for the 15th Edition National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) to be held in Harare on 13th February 2016 at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale. 15TH NAMA NOMINEES LIST In a bid to enhance entries, NACZ appointed a team of both individual and institutional ...

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ZEIPNET filling a critical gap in Zimbabwe’s policymaking environment.

In an environment where Zimbabwe is experiencing an increasingly tightening economic squeeze and decreasing foreign investor confidence due to an unstable political environment, policy inconsistencies and misplaced development priorities there is need to link and harmonise the different players in the policy-making process. These include think-tanks, members of the public the media including academic and research institutions and of-course the ...

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Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira strikes gold, “again”.

The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira cast as Tupac’s mom Afeni Shakur in rapper’s upcoming biopic. Danai Gurira has been cast as Tupac Skakur’s mother in the upcoming biopic about the rapper, according to Deadline. The 37-year-old will play Afeni Shakur, who had a major influence on her son and his path to superstardom before his tragic death at just 25. The 69-year-old, who ...

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Astro Mobile fresh drive propels Tech World

When Munyaradzi Gwatidzo won the latest award in the Astro mobile trophy cabinet in Morocco recently, it would have been a great feather in the cap to seal a working year and possibly something to pop the champagne for and plan for a new year. Not so! The Zimbabwean tech company would not let the award get to its head ...

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