Zimbabwe Scraps Multi-Currency System, Now Illegal to Use the U.S. Dollar, Rand & Pula

The Zimbabwean government has with immediate effect, scrapped the multi-currency system in place since 2009 and further criminalised its use alongside the local RTGS$ recently announced as a stand-alone currency.This is according to an E...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Zimbabwe Wants to Sell $300m Ivory to Fund Conservation

Zimbabwe has become the latest Southern African nation to take on elephant conservationists, by demanding it is allowed to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation.Wildlife authorities in the cash-strapped nation estim...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Zimbabwe to Clear $605m Debt

Zimbabwe is on course to clear its US$605 million debt with the African Development Bank (AfDB), which will allow the country to start accessing funds from the bank early next year, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mth...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Gukurahundi: Can The man accused of opening the wounds heal them?

In 1983, Nqobizitha Mhlaleri was ten years old when a bloody massacre in western Zimbabwe destroyed his community and left him an orphan.“I was made to step on dead bodies including my parents’,” he says, now aged 46. “The soldiers were ...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Global Warming - Is Solar Energy Best Way to Go?

For about 30 years, the potentially devastating effect of heat-trapping emissions has been gracing pages of the global press, as well as dominating regional and global fora at which warnings have been repeatedly issued regarding the need...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Zimbabwean Government Revives Currency Debate

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's remarks over the weekend that Zimbabwe would have a fully-fledged local currency before the end of the year, ending the multi-currency regime enacted in 2009, effectively re-ignited the emotive issue. This ...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Zimbabwe's Private Sector Says Its Not Ready for African Continental Free Area

The private sector in Zimbabwe has admitted that local manufacturers are not yet ready to join the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) due to serious economic challenges and policy inconsistencies obtaining back home.Speaking at...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Zimbabwe: AfCFTA to Boost Mining - UN Body

One of the United Nations' five regional commissions, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) believes Zimbabwe is poised to attract more capital for its mining sector on the back of dismantled borders following the establishment of the...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Multi-Currency Ban - MDC Slams Govt's 'Ambush' Policies

The MDC has slammed the Zanu PF led government for "ambushing" citizens through the shock scrapping of the multi-currency regime on Monday in place of the much resented return to the local currency.Government, through Statutory Instrumen...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Biti - 20 Percent of Soweto Births Are Zimbabwean Children

Zimbabwe's economic and political crisis is putting pressure on South Africa's ability to deliver services to its people, MDC vice president has claimed. Biti was speaking in a panel discussion at the Southern African Political Econom...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Zimbabwe Marks 20 Years Since Joshua Nkomo's Death

Zimbabweans have been urged to attend in their numbers the seventh edition of Joshua Nkomo Commemoration Day to be held at Mahomva Shopping Centre in Mpopoma, Bulawayo, today. This year, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has partne...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Quick-fix Solutions to Zimbabwe’s Huge Electricity Crisis

Zimbabwe’s government has announced its facing critical power shortfalls. The country’s anchor power producer, Kariba Dam, might have to stop production in weeks due to dropping water levels. Tafadzwa Makonese spoke to Moina Spooner from...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

No Passports for Zimbabweans as Crisis Deepens

Applicants for new or renewed passports face an indefinite wait as the government does not have the foreign currency to pay for special imported paper, ink and other raw materials. Officials at the Registrar General Office said that even...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Zimbabwean Legal Group Claims New Currency is Illegal

A Zimbabwean lawyer backed by a prominent legal group has challenged the government's decision to revert to the Zimbabwe dollar and outlaw the use of U.S., South African and European currencies. Supported by the Harare-based Lawyers ...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Zimbabwe Loses Billions to Illicit Financial Flows

Government should complement monetary policy changes with an anti-corruption strategy to curb illicit financial flows (IFFs) as the country is losing billions annually, businessdigest has learnt. IFFs are seen to spiralling this year owi...

Joburg Post·about 4 years ago

A Push to Overthrow Mnangagwa

A Zimbabwe opposition lawmaker was charged on Tuesday with subversion, his lawyer said, after a video surfaced where he purportedly said President Emmerson Mnangagwa would be overthrown before the next election in 2023.

Joburg Post·about 4 years ago

Zimbabwe: Govt Renews Bid to Mend Ties With Britain, Unlock Elusive FDI

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has renewed its bid to mend long lost relations with colonial master Britain with Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo set to engage officials in attempts to unlock foreign investment into Zimb...

Joburg Post·about 4 years ago

Zimbabwe Reaps the Benefits of China’s flagship BRI

China’s signature policy programme, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has opened contemporary opportunities for Zimbabwe to elevate its relationship with Beijing. During the second BRI summit, China was ready to unlock multi-billion dol...

Joburg Post·about 4 years ago

3 Must- See Places in Harare

Here we are in Wonderful Harare, a sunshine city, where the weather never disappoints! It’s true, Harare was once voted the place with the best climate in the world in the 2011 Quality of Life Index by International Living magazine. If y...

Shau Mudekunye·about 4 years ago

6 Interesting Things to Know About Zimbabwe

Before you travel it is always safe to find out a little info to enhance your trip, right? We certainly think so. We put together a few facts you. Hopefully, they will come in handy when you are trying to get to know people in Wonderful ...

Shau Mudekunye·about 4 years ago

A Cash Crunch Heaps Even More Pain On Zimbabweans

Walker Ishmael Gombingo sits on the concrete pavement outside a bank in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. Elderly and looking dejected, he is one of a growing horde of people forming a line on and off the pavement in the late morning sun.

Chris Muronzi·about 4 years ago

Repression and Dialogue In Zimbabwe: Twin Strategies That Aren’t Working

Since the November 2017 coup that toppled Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe and the elections in 2018, the regime of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has forged two forms of rule. These have been based on coercion on the one hand, and on the other d...

Brian Raftopoulos·about 4 years ago

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Dies Aged 95

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has died, according to reports. He was 95. According to ZimLive, the news was confirmed by two sources. He reportedly died in a hospital in Singapore on Friday morning. According to The Mirror...

Joburg Post·about 4 years ago

Mangudya - RBZ to Print $400 Million More Bond Notes

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), will print an extra $400 million in bond notes and coins to cover the gap left by the withdrawal of hard currencies, Governor John Mangudyasaid Wednesday.On Monday, government, in a shock move, announc...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

US Aid of $600 000 to Help Zimbabwe Farmers Rebuild Lives

Zimbabwe’s smallholder farmers in Chimanimani District are to be provided with an additional $600 000 to help them recover and rebuild their lives following March’s deadly Cyclone Idai which wrought massive destruction across Malawi, Moz...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business. What’s gone wrong

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa meets his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping in Beijing, in 2018. November 2017 Zimbabwe’s military replaced Robert Mugabe as head of state with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagw...

 Henning Melber·over 2 years ago

Zim Power Blackouts Trigger Turmoil in Telecom Sector

Zimbabwe's mobile network connectivity was in a bad state over the last weekend, with callers and the transacting public reporting challenges in making calls and getting mobile money transactions to go through. The disruptive service una...

Joburg Post·about 4 years ago

Zimbabwe’s Reserve Bank at risk of more sanctions

Zimbabwe’s economy could plummet further following rising allegations of the country’s reserve bank being used for money laundering and illicit dealing of gold.The allegations against the bank sees many organisations and countries choosi...

Tshegofatso Makola·6 months ago

Zimbabwean Exemption Permits extended

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has extended the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEP) for another six months.

Neo Poho·4 months ago

Zimbabwe voting extended by an extra day

Zimbabwe has extended voting in selected wards by a day after the late distribution of ballot papers delayed polling on Wednesday the 23rd of August 2023.

Neo Poho·about 1 month ago

Zimbabwe’s election was a fight between men – women are sidelined in politics despite quotas

Zimbabwe’s 2023 harmonised elections have largely been depicted as a battle between the two “Big Men” – President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zanu-PF and Nelson Chamisa of the leading opposition party, the Citizens Coalition for Cha...

Diana Højlund Madsen Senior Gender Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, The Nordic Africa Institute·about 1 month ago