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Ritesh Anand Column: Zim must now focus on restoring production, investor confidence

While there are increasing signs of stability in the financial sector, risks remain amid growing signs of weakness in the economy. Challenges such as depressed commodity prices, drought conditions and the collapse of the manufacturing sector, are likely to put pressure on the banking sector in 2016. Ritesh Anand Non-performing …

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What’s employment relations?

Readers of this column have recently raised questions relating to employment relations. Below are some responses to some of the questions which are just illustrative and not exhaustive. Question: Is one compelled to pay retrenchment package if an employee is dismissed for misconduct in terms of the registered Code of …

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Ritesh Anand Column: Listed firms must have more women on boards

The recently concluded 26th African Union Summit held in Addis Ababa under the theme “African Year of Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women” focused on the need for respect for human rights especially the rights of women. Despite efforts to increase the participation of women in …

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Respect can only be earned, Mr Zuma

I AM a 27-year-old white South African man who loves this beautiful land with all of my heart and every fibre of my being. Having been blessed with the experience of living abroad for parts of my childhood, first in the USA, the UK and then Egypt, I am grateful …

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9 Ways Money Does Buy Happiness

“A person’s ability to savor experiences predicts their degree of happiness.” Research abounds on the “Can money buy happiness?” question, and there is evidence on both sides. It seems that true happiness can come from deep personal connections and life experiences rather than material goods. But there’s also information showing …

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Zimbabwe: Africa’s best-kept secret?

Anna Rosenberg, Head of Frontier Strategy Group’s Sub-Saharan Africa Research practice, recently on a research trip in Harare, finds that Zimbabwe holds large opportunities for business, despite the country’s dire economic and political crisis. Follow Anna on twitter @anna_rosenberg Zimbabwe’s capital Harare First impressions I don’t know what I was expecting …

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#Zimbabwe,now with Budget less than that of Pick’n’Pay Supermarkets, paying the price of Mugabe’s rule

ANALYSISBy Dumisani Muleya FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday unveiled a flat US$4 billion budget for 2016, with revenues expected at US$3,9 billion. The minister said the projected US$150 million deficit, about 1,1% of GDP, would be funded from local borrowings, risking crowding out the private sector although he denied it. …

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