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Opposition?… What Is That??? An Observation

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Opposition?… What Is That??? An Observation

Christmas is gone and 2017 is here. To us Zimbabweans it is a reminder that, in just over one (1) year we will go to the polls. This is probably the most anticipated election since… dead people started voting and MDC had the election stolen from them. In the red corner we have ZANU (PF) –…

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Zimbabwe A Brief History Royal Charter to 1980

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Zimbabwe A Brief History Royal Charter to 1980

There are many out there who do not fully appreciate the bloody journey Zimbabwe has travelled to get to where it is. In this post I briefly cover the period from the granting of the Royal Charter to the lowering of the Union Jack in 1980. For a  more detailed timeline of events follow the link….

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 3 – Sustainability

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 3 – Sustainability

In the first part of this discourse we talked about the structure of the Zimbabwean economy and the 3 main pillars on which it rests. In the second part we put forward a plan to allow the Zim-dollar to be revived as a new currency using commodity pricing to guarantee its value. In this, the…

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 2 – The Idea

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 2 – The Idea

In the previous article, we talked about how Zimbabwe found itself in the economic and financial dire straits that persist to this day.  We also looked the structure of the Zimbabwean economy and how a seemingly robust economic framework failed so badly in the face of challenging economic and political decision-making. The ThinkZim proposition is apolitical…

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 1 – History

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 1 – History

The Zimbabwe dollar is currently in a state of suspended animation created by the then Finance Minister, Tendai Biti  in an effort to reign-in inflation that was running at over 79,600,000,000.00% in its final months (14/11/2008). Like an abused and vicious dog that has been chained up, the prospect of letting the Zim-dollar loose on the financial…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 3

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 3

THE NEW STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT .. . Final Installment The final step in our idea of building the new politically efficient governmental structure for Zimbabwe is the complete rethinking of the roles of cabinet and ministries in central government. We appreciate that this would probably require some amendments to be made to the constitution but this…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 2.1

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Interviewer: ThinkZim federating Zimbabwe won’t work. Too much tribalism even in the most educated. Further our inability to manage resources will mean that some regions will literally die. TZ: People can be a as tribal as they want but ultimately must vote into the governorship an administration that will progress their state. So the choice…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 2

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 2

THE NEW STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT – Continued Currently Zimbabwe has a total of 10 provinces, with 10 governors all of whom are chosen by the President. Some of the current crop of governors have been in-situ for almost 10 years or more and have overseen the decline of output and retreat of development in their provinces…

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The Removal of The Training Wheels

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The Removal of The Training Wheels

The departure of Mawarire from South Africa to the United States and not back to Zimbabwe has left some citizens feeling betrayed and used. However I fail to understand why these citizens are so surprised, when Evan himself had repeatedly said (and it is repeated in the video below) that each person must decide for themselves…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 1

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 1

THE NEW STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT Whilst our erstwhile opposition and social media leaders exhort the populous to vent their dissatisfaction with the status quo, the discussion in Zimbabwe should also be about identifying solutions that will lead to the kind of Zimbabwe we want in the future. In this series of papers we present an option,…

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