AMID renewed intense factional fights in Zanu PF, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reportedly moving to consolidate his power base by piling pressure for security sector changes in addition to sustained push for a cabinet reshuffle.
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TODAY Zimbabwe’s emasculated trade unions will in some cities lead low-key events to mark Workers Day, fully aware that the formal sector from which they drew their clout is an endangered species, driven to near-extinction by the informalisation of the economy.
AMENDMENTS to the contentious Indigenisation and Empowerment Act blamed for spooking foreign investors are widely viewed as artificial as they fail to address the major concerns of the investors
VICE-president Emmerson Mnangagwa says government is in the process of realigning indigenisation laws — widely deemed as a barrier to the much-needed foreign direct investment — as they currently lack clarity and consistency, among other shortcomings.
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe this week met with a high-powered French business delegation and used the opportunity to explain to the potential investors that the indigenisation law is not so bad after all.
THE Zimbabwean government has agreed to a somewhat soft stance on indeginisation of banks amid indications it has abandoned its one-size-fits all approach compelling players in the financial services to sell controlling stakes to locals.
INDIGENISATION minister Francis Nhema says there will be no indigenisation levy contrary to reports that his ministry was mulling its introduction.
PUBLICLY, the first assertions that this country required to effect meaningful economic indigenisation were made in about 1958.
GOVERNMENT’s controversial indigenisation programme has now degenerated from being unworkable to the depths of confusion bordering on a circus as authorities, from President Robert Mugabe to the lowest officials, contradict and even clash with each other publicly.