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 […]