Kamativi Melting Pot

Kamativi Melting Pot

The only time I saw Eddison Zvobgo in the flesh I was on my way to Rezende Bus Terminus to catch a bus home on a busy Friday afternoon in 1992. His black ministerial Mercedes Benz was parked near Kingston Bookshop along Kwame Nkrumah Avenue. The late Masvingo Zanu-PF kingpin looked dapper and sharp and […]

ZESA – Save On Your Electricity Bill

ZESA – Save On Your Electricity Bill

A lot of people seem to be struggling with high ZESA bills, due to high power usage. So I thought I would just share a few helpful tips to cut down energy usage and hopefully save someone a few dollars. Low-density suburbs, in particular, seem to have shockingly high energy consumption compared to the rest […]

Rowing The Midlife Boat With Martha – 2

Rowing The Midlife Boat With Martha – 2

What is midlife anyway? It is a term that elicits a lot of reactions from people in it, people approaching it and people past it. Midlife has gotten a bad rap. It is a psychological, emotional, spiritual, and cultural phenomenon that hits us in our late 30s to early 40s and lasts until our 60s. […]

2019 Mid Year Budget Analysis

2019 Mid Year Budget Analysis

I’ve had quite a few people ask me why I have judged the just-presented mid-term fiscal policy review so harshly. The reason is simple. That statement confirmed what I began to suspect was happening all along, particularly in the last few months. And that has been the reason for the massive upswing in the exchange […]

Mid-Year Budget Stinks

Mid-Year Budget Stinks

Just going to give a quick breakdown of why I say this budget stinks. It’s the numbers. First half, revenue $4.99 billion, and expenditure $4.2 billion, giving a surplus of some $0.8 billion odd. Second half projection, revenue $9.11 billion and expenditure $14.42 billion giving a deficit of $5.31 billion. Now two things wrong with […]

Rowing the Midlife Boat with Martha

Rowing the Midlife Boat with Martha

If you are anywhere near or above 40 years of age, chances are you have heard about it. The MIDLIFE CRISIS. What is it? Is it inevitable? Or is it an invention of the media i.e. corporate advertising trying to sell us things we don’t need? (Not only do we not need these cosmetics and […]

Friday Nights Culture

Friday Nights Culture

I immediately stop, awestruck. The level of carelessness of these kombi drivers is crazy and somehow it is my fault. I have to walk fast like everybody else. Wait… but why the rush? I sigh, walk and then sigh to realize it is a Friday! “Woza mpelaviki!!!” The mantra l hear from one pot-bellied bald […]

Analysis Of Statutory Instrument 142 OF 2019

Analysis Of Statutory Instrument 142 OF 2019

On the 24th June 2019, Zimbabwe woke to news of a statutory instrument whose effects are clearly far-reaching in the manner in which it alters the currency landscape. This instrument has been followed by directives from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Our brief views on the currency reforms follow; The Law Before 24 June 2019 […]

Statutory Instrument SI142 of 2019 abolished Multicurrency – will it work

With the full cocktail of measures unveiled by the RBZ and the MoF now public knowledge, the question on everyone’s lips is “Where to?” Or put differently, “Will it work?” What I can say is that the full cocktail of measures was something that we as Industry and Commerce recommended, but with a few twists. […]

Zim’s Parallel Market

Zim’s Parallel Market

Since my last rant regarding the RBZ and banks’ complacence and possible connivance regarding the failure of the interbank market, I have since got to learn that the elephant that is the parallel market is actually a far more structured and institutionalised setup that we always thought, and right now it is fighting for its […]

Tragedy Porn

Tragedy Porn

Tragedy Porn – It’s not news! …And no one needs to see it!!! These past few weeks have been traumatic. In Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, Cyclone Idai became the worst natural disaster to ever hit our region. The catastrophe left many homeless, missing or dead. As with many tragedies, images of the aftermath of #CycloneIdai […]

Kudyiswa (love potions) & the Economics of Misogyny

Kudyiswa (love potions) & the Economics of Misogyny

Kudyiswa (love potions) & the Economics of Misogyny

Money, Privilege and the urge to rule: Twimbos versus Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Money, Privilege and the urge to rule: Twimbos versus Tsitsi Masiyiwa

The Tweet storm that lead to the Masiyiwas deleting their accounts left some questions, many questions. At this point we have heard enough of the she said then he said but after reading through a few posts, Tweets, open letters etc. my understanding of the situation is this: Mrs Masiyiwa posted a tone-deaf Tweet that […]