Archive | December, 2004

South Africa – beyond a joke

By Gwynne Dyer PHUMZILE Mlambo-Ngcuka, South Africa’s recently appointed deputy president, has a sense of humour, so maybe she was just joking. But it was the political equivalent of shouting […]

Mbeki ideal candidate for Marxist study

By Michael Hartnack BEFORE Zimbabwe’s land seizures nervously made him into a Zanu PF fellow-traveller, my old friend and colleague, retired South African editor Ken Owen, used to mock the […]

Radical changes in wrong direction

Ray Matikinye FEW Zimbabwean parents still remember the promises made by Aeneas Chigwedere on being appointed deputy Education minister in 2000, when he said: “I feel I have come at […]

Devaluation: an erosion of wealth

Shakeman Mugari RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono last week created instant millionaires at the stroke of a pen when he devalued the dollar by 94% in a desperate […]

Need for new ways to run schools

By Jameson Timba THERE is need for a paradigm shift in the management of schools in Zimbabwe if our experience of the last 25 years is anything to go by. […]

Flawed policies bleed fuel pumps dry

Vincent Kahiya FUEL accounts for 10% of Zimbabwe’s foreign currency requirements. Because of its centrality in the economy and the huge foreign currency allocation for imports, it is important for […]

Decimation of wildlife will cost Africa

AFRICA must stop pushing out wildlife to make way for farming or it will lose out on crucial tourism revenue, Kenya’s deputy Environment minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari […]

Echoes of Mao in Mugabe’s blitz

Dumisani Muleya WHAT started as a civic clean-up campaign in Zimbabwe by President Robert Mugabe’s increasingly repressive government has degenerated into a man-made disaster, spawning a humanitarian crisis. (more…)

Govt simply obsessed with trivia

By Hudson Taivo I HAVE always thought that Herald columnist Nathaniel Manheru was an intellectually-challenged ignoramus, but I never had a very decisive corroboration of my suspicions. But his article […]

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