Opinion – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com Zimbabwean media organisation focused on encouraging & participating in progressive national dialogue Tue, 21 May 2019 11:23:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.263chat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/263-Chat-Website-Logo-01-3-01-100x100.png Opinion – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com 32 32 Social Media In Africa: The New Diversion Tool For Authoritarian Regimes https://www.263chat.com/48801-2/ https://www.263chat.com/48801-2/#respond Tue, 21 May 2019 06:16:59 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48801

28 March 2019 marked a year since Chad banned the use of social media. The internet blackout in the North- West African country came after a series of protests broke out restricting access to the internet in the face of mass popular and political movements. By Rawlings Magede This is a new trend synonymous with […]

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Victim Of Army Brutality Reaches Out To Mnangagwa https://www.263chat.com/victim-of-army-brutality-reaches-out-to-mnangagwa/ https://www.263chat.com/victim-of-army-brutality-reaches-out-to-mnangagwa/#respond Wed, 08 May 2019 14:18:36 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48219 www.263chat.com

Good Morning Mr President. Last night my brother’s car broke down a few metres after the state house. Realizing that it was a restricted area, he disembarked from the vehicle and proceeded to push his car towards Botanical Gardens. Please note the car broke down in the area between Royal Harare Golf club and the […]

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The Nexus Between Confidence And Economic Growth https://www.263chat.com/the-nexus-between-confidence-and-economic-growth/ https://www.263chat.com/the-nexus-between-confidence-and-economic-growth/#respond Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:58:07 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=47760

A change in the Zimbabwean government in November 2017 was somewhat a confidence booster in the economy as the new administration announced business oriented policies and went on an overdrive to re-engage the international community in a move aimed at opening new lines of credit, improve investor confidence and attract FDI Inflows. Local investors and […]

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Massive Retrenchments Loom As Zim Economy Slows Down https://www.263chat.com/massive-retrenchments-loom-as-zim-economy-slows-down/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:37:34 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=47182

Hundreds of formal jobs are on the line in the economy as various businesses grapple with the realities of hyperinflation and exchange rate induced losses. The market has witnessed massive price hikes since the announcement of the October 2018 and February 2019 monitory policy statements by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). By Victor Bhoroma […]

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Special Economic Zones: An Ignored Economic Solution. https://www.263chat.com/special-economic-zones-an-ignored-economic-solution/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:38:41 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=44568

Developing nations wish to be the USA or the China of tomorrow but it needs planning and strategy. Economic development and growth are the targets and funding is needed. Public-Private sector combined growth drive is needed to achieve such targets, and one of the strategy is the use of Special Economic Zones (SEZ). These are […]

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OPINION: Power To Empower: How Energy Projects Are Brightening Zimbabwe Economic Prospects https://www.263chat.com/opinion-power-to-empower-how-energy-projects-are-brightening-zimbabwe-economic-prospects/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:38:13 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=44442

In today’s world, energy has revolutionized all of our lifestyles.  From the palm of our hands we have instruments more powerful than the largest and most sophisticated computers from just a few years ago. By Professor Mthuli Ncube Entrepreneurs and innovators have the ability to move from rags to riches today like never before.  And […]

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Supply Side Intervention Key For Zimbabwean Industries https://www.263chat.com/supply-side-intervention-key-for-zimbabwean-industries/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:08:21 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=41339 www.263chat.com

The local industry has been operating below par in the last 20 years. Various policies by the government have failed to reindustrialize the economy with the sector’s contribution to GDP falling below 13% in 2017 ($3.4 billion after data rebasing by Treasury). At its peak, the manufacturing sector used to contribute 42% to the country’s […]

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OPINION: Zimbabwe As a New Gateway into Africa https://www.263chat.com/opinion-zimbabwe-as-a-new-gateway-into-africa/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:39:13 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=40009

ON Friday afternoon of 2 November 2018, I visited Surface Wilmar based in Chitungwiza, Harare. The company is owned by one of the largest companies in the world in the production of edible oils, based in Singapore. The factory floors are most impressive and world class, and it was not lost to me that this was […]

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Police Brutality That Left Me With A Broken Arm https://www.263chat.com/police-brutality-that-left-me-with-a-broken-arm/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:02:16 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=37924 www.263chat.com

I had never experienced such inhumane police brutality till on the 20th of September 2018 and i seek your help. By Tendekai Mucheche  On Thursday 20 September 2018 at 1800hrs I was brutally beaten by the riot police for no reason. I am a Great Zimbabwe University student currently on attachment. I got into town […]

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Taking Stock Of The African FinTech Goldrush https://www.263chat.com/taking-stock-of-the-african-fintech-goldrush/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:42:53 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=37758

According to a recent World Bank report, it’s more costly to send money to Africa than to anywhere else in the world. On average, a 12% remittance fee is charged for every USD200 sent to the continent. Just last year (2017), African Diasporans reportedly sent home USD38 billion, and doubtless, a solid chunk of that […]

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