Sun spiders and land invaders  – Cathy Buckle

Sun spiders and land invaders  – Cathy Buckle

Cathy Buckle puts pen to paper on the grave truths of political instability in Zimbabwe, with knock-on effects such as land invasion.By Cathy Buckle*Cathy BuckleWhen the eight legged creature started running across the kitchen floor straight towards me one evening this week there was no time to grab

  Justin Rowe-Roberts
SA’s exorbitant tax burden is grossly out of line with the rest of Africa

SA’s exorbitant tax burden is grossly out of line with the rest of Africa

The issue of brain drain in South Africa has rapidly accelerated over the last few years. The resultant erosion of our country’s skill base poses a serious threat to the economic recovery of South Africa. What makes this reality even more sobering is the fact that skilled South Africans are departin

  Nadya Swart
Zimbabwe: A country of contrasts and enduring beauty – Cathy Buckle

Zimbabwe: A country of contrasts and enduring beauty – Cathy Buckle

Zimbabwean author Cathy Buckle sheds light on some of the extreme contrasts she experiences on a daily basis while living in Zimbabwe.Zimbabwean author Cathy Buckle regularly sends BizNews the latest reports from our neighbouring country, Zimbabwe. In her latest letter, she sheds light on some of th

  Claire Badenhorst
ANC fails SA again; gives top parliament seat to tainted ex-defence minister

ANC fails SA again; gives top parliament seat to tainted ex-defence minister

Mapisa-Nqakula has been elected as Speaker of parliament by the ANC despite being dropped from cabinet and her alleged unethical conduct.Former South African Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was elected to parliament’s top leadership position less than a month after President Cyril Ramaphosa

  Claire Badenhorst
Angry SAs speak: Obsession with Cape independence must end if we are to fix SA

Angry SAs speak: Obsession with Cape independence must end if we are to fix SA

While the Cape independence movement continues to gain momentum, we took to social media to find out how BizNews community members feel.Utter the words “Cape independence” these days and you’ll divide a room quicker than you can say “anti-vaccine” or “5G”. South Africans seem to fall either violentl

  Claire Badenhorst
Herman Mashaba, ActionSA founder – People are gatvol of ANC abuse!

Herman Mashaba, ActionSA founder – People are gatvol of ANC abuse!

Against all odds, Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema won the national election in Zambia in a landslide victory against incumbent President Edgar Lungu. Hichilema, known as HH, failed to win the presidency on five previous attempts. Zambia became Africa’s first pandemic-era sovereign defau

  Nadya Swart
Cathy Buckle: Zimbabwe crippled by dual pandemics of covid and corruption

Cathy Buckle: Zimbabwe crippled by dual pandemics of covid and corruption

Cathy Buckle explains how Covid-19 is taking its toll on an already crippled Zimbabwe - a country hit by a 'Pandemic of Corruption'.While violent protests and widespread looting ripped through parts of South Africa, Zimbabwean author Cathy Buckle dealt with the continuing devastation in her own coun

  Nadya Swart
Food security, riots – Why SA needs to restore stability urgently

Food security, riots – Why SA needs to restore stability urgently

In the midst of the looting and violence that gripped parts of South Africa over the past week, concerns around food security were front of mind for many – particularly those in KZN and Gauteng. Below Wandile Sihlobo discusses the issues around food security, which has more to it than just sufficien

  Jarryd Neves
Unstable Zimbabwe dollar woes continue – Cathy Buckle

Unstable Zimbabwe dollar woes continue – Cathy Buckle

The instability of the Zimbabwe dollar has introduced new opportunities for criminal activity to flourish - in the form of money changers.In 2018, Zimbabwe imposed a 2% mandatory government tax on mobile money and electronic transactions, further increasing the burden carried by the country’s citize

  Nadya Swart
Zuma going to prison isn’t a done deal – Paul Hoffman

Zuma going to prison isn’t a done deal – Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman dissects the ins and outs of Jacob Zuma's fifteen month prison sentence handed down by the Constitutional Court.Director of Accountability Now Paul Hoffman joins BizNews founder Alec Hogg on the Power Hour, dissecting the ins and outs of Jacob Zuma’s fifteen month prison sentence handed

  Justin Rowe-Roberts
Weakness of Zimbabwe dollar not enough to kill the Zimbabwean spirit

Weakness of Zimbabwe dollar not enough to kill the Zimbabwean spirit

Zimbabwe's shift back to its own currency - the Zimbabwe dollar - has not been easy, as Cathy Buckle indicates in this story.Cathy Buckle and her well known blog, Letters from Zimbabwe, featuring eye witness accounts of daily life in Zimbabwe, has been running since February 2000. In 2009, skyrocket

  Nadya Swart
SA GDP contracts the most in a century

SA GDP contracts the most in a century

Economic experts explain what lead to the country's worst Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contraction in a century, last year.Last year, dominated by global lockdowns and a Covid-19 pandemic, will enter the history books for many reasons. One of the most sobering for South Africans is the severe contra

  Melani Nathan