The timing of President Zuma’s visit to Zimbabwe could be useful for South Africa to support a constructive and inclusive way forward.
In a move analysts have called "unconstitutional", President Robert Mugabe has effectively declared the unpopular bond notes legal tender.
Though smaller than South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya's, the Zimbabwean bourse is larger than those in Ghana and Zambia
'It won’t make any difference. People will still wake up on Friday hungry and jobless'.
“As the cash shortages spark panic, there are new signs that ailing president Mugabe may not see out his current term”
“If it is printed in Harare, it is a piece of paper, ghost money, worthless unless Obama tells me it is a proper dollar”
Presidents promising overnight riches are elected, lofty pledges are made, grand visions proclaimed. So what then goes wrong?
By the end of 2002 it was estimated that 200,000 jobs had been lost since 2000 in Zimbabwe, and manufacturing, investment had shrunk by 80%
Corn-fed crocodiles make better handbags; so says world’s top supplier of reptile's skins in Zimbabwe
The Zim breeder competes with crocodile farms in Zambia and South Africa, where reared crocodiles are often fed chickens
Forget the Mugabe succession battle, and opposition's half-hearted attempts. Only a third way can save Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe needs a rejection of both Zanu-PF’s politics of corruption and murder, and a rejection of pedestrian opposition politics - nothing less.
Zimbabwe has suffered years of economic collapse and mass emigration
World's biggest man-made lake has fallen to 12% of its capacity. How bad is that? This time last year, it was 51% full
Zimbabwe may ask black owners to help repay ousted white farmers; economy now 50% smaller than 15 years ago
Since the southern African nation fell into default to the IMF in 1999, it has struggled to obtain finance to support an economy
Asian country will hold its flagship conference with the continent on African soil for the first time this August.
Officials will visit the US, UK, Canada, Australia and South Africa seeking funds in addition to the $500 million Zimbabweans send as remittances.
Zimbabwe says will shut all foreign-owned companies that have not sold majority shares to blacks on April 1
'Comply by that date or close shop, comply by that date or face the full wrath of the law', Cabinet minister says.
It’s been 100 years since S. African fields were this dry, 50 for Ethiopia— maize becomes a luxury, and a window into Africa's economy
The paradox is that the rest of the world is enjoying a glut, and some of the lowest food and transport prices yet.
Decision is a further step back by President Robert Mugabe’s government from a programme that’s been the cornerstone of its political policies.
Zimbabwe president's whereabouts the subject of speculation as he cans attendance to mega cultural event, after he had left for it.