The tiny independent press, partly symbolised by a few monthly magazines, was struggling for survival, hanging onto the market by its fingers nails as the political economy of the media and the operating environment changed just before the turn of the millennium.
SO, its 20 years since the Zimbabwe Independent was founded. Who would believe it. Seems like yesterday.
Alpha Media Holdings' business weekly, Zimbabwe Independent celebrated 20 years of journalistic excellency and award-winning journalism. Here is a special edition to take you through the challenges, triumphs and successes of the newspaper.
WHEN the Zimbabwe Independent first hit the streets in 1996, it attracted a number of high-profile advertisers.
THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has been in the news after Commissioner-General Gershem Pasi and five senior executive managers were sent on paid leave...
OUTSPOKEN Zanu PF activist and provincial youth leader Acie Lumumba, who recently accused President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao of abuse of office, has resigned from the party citing its failure to deliver on its 2013 election promises, fight corruption and fix the economy.
An outstanding editor in the person of Trevor Ncube had become available and this was an opportunity not to be missed.
THE Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) has been implicated in the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) vehicle importation scandal, amid indications that it used a dodgy...