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Zesa Holdings is losing millions as pre-paid meters are being tempered with Lincoln Towindo and  Tinashe Farawo Employees of companies sub-contracted by Zesa Holdings to install pre-paid meters have been fingered as the major culprits behind the massive electricity theft that has cost the utility millions of dollars. According to information gathered last week, after...

Informal businesses are now the leading employer Edwin Mwase With the continued closure and downscaling of several formal sector industries which has been attributed to the general distress and recapitalisation problems besetting local industries, many people are finding themselves out of employment. However, analysts argue that ...

HEY PRESTO: as if by magic, Nigeria has declared itself the biggest economy in Africa. Overnight, with the wave of a statistical wand, it has added 89 percent to its GDP, now worth $510 billion, and soared past the previous leader, South Africa, worth $370 billion. Nothing has ...

A small mine, known as a “toepopper”, designed to blow a foot off. FFE is the acronym for ‘free from explosive’ In Zimbabwe’s sparsely populated north-eastern district of Mukumbura in Mashonaland Central province, cattle are trained to move in single file in search of water and pastures, a measure to protect them from anti-personnel landmines. Villagers rarely...

Job-seekers mill around the National Employment Service centre in Harare Tendai Chara It is 7.45am and scores of people, most of them men, engage in casual talk near the Harare and Grant streets intersection. The majority in this crowd is clad in either patched or torn work suits and overalls. Only a few spot formal trousers and shirts. Another group is crowded at a ...

“I AM often asked by people from India and Russia, ‘Why do you worry?’”, says the head of Corruption Watch, a privately funded watchdog based in Johannesburg. Why indeed? South Africa sits in the middle of international rankings of corruption. It is not Sweden nor is it Nigeria. ...

Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, recently launched an astonishing attack on his boss Samuel Mumbengegwi and the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Joey Bimha – this on live radio. He accused the pair of running the ministry like a ...

Femi Akomolafe reports on the year-long centenary celebrations that are causing controversy in Africa’s most populous country. If Nigerians required any reminder about their rulers’ total disconnection from the reality of their everyday lives, it was amply supplied on ...

Editorial The hasty and bombastic announcement that Government would, with immediate effect, withdraw all import permits for agricultural produce was needlessly heavy-handed and has undone Chinamasa’s laudable efforts to re-brand Zimbabwe as a reliable and predictable ...

As the strike by South African platinum miners enters its eleventh week, analysts continue to warn the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) that its demands are unreasonable and risk collapsing the platinum industry. AMCU is demanding that the ...