Business in Zimbabwe: Just waiting for investor

by Rumbidzai Mashavave A 34 paged document entitled Investment Guidelines and Opportunities in Zimbabwe  by the Government of Zimbabwe, signed by His Excellency E.D Mnangagwa, the President of Zimbabwe in January 2018 has been circulating in social media. In short,  … Continue reading Business in Zimbabwe: Just waiting for investor

Lessons from my mentor: 3

by Rumbidzai Mashavave An example of habits to adopt are Savings and Investment: Open an Old Mutual Unit Trust in Zimbabwe: @ 3% interest per annum and a minimum deposit of $100 and non compulsory monthly installments. Open a non Resident Account with First National Bank (FNB) in South Africa. A minimum deposit of ZAR50 equivalent in Forex and an initial ZAR110 for each Forex.  It has a savings account with an interest rate of 5% interest per annum.  Bank charges are ZAR54 per month charged to the chequing account. Research on the stock market and  invest in companies that … Continue reading Lessons from my mentor: 3

Enough said- Think!

by Rumbidzai Mashavave As I was reading Think by Tudor Bismark, at the end of Chapter 1 he asks 2 questions:  What would it take to have positive thinking in Africa?  This question is timely with regards to the regression rather than progress Africa has been experiencing. Just in Zimbabwe, once the bread basket of Africa, desecrated by both man made and natural turn of events,  it is not surprising that there is little hope of Zimbabwe reclaiming that status. This begs the question: Who are Africa’s Societal Re constructors? A social construct is an idea that has been created … Continue reading Enough said- Think!

New World Bank Report Predicts Significant Economic Growth in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

Originally posted on Financing for Development in Africa:
The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues. Growth in advanced economies is expected to moderate slightly to 2.2 percent in 2018, as central banks gradually remove their post-crisis accommodation and the upturn in investment growth stabilizes. Growth in emerging market and developing economies as a whole is projected to strengthen to 4.5 percent in 2018, as activity in commodity exporters continues to recover amid firming prices. Growth in the region… Continue reading New World Bank Report Predicts Significant Economic Growth in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

Lessons from my mentor 2: #2018preps

by Rumbidzai Mashavave A quality management system (QMS) is the way your organisation directs and controls those activities that are related to achieving its intended results.  An ISO 9001 quality management system is one which is established, implemented maintained and continually improved. Why have a QMS? – It is a strategic decision- that helps an organisation to improve its overall performance and to provide a sound basis for its sustainable development initiatives. One key feature of the ISO 9001 is continual improvement which emphasizes on checking or performance evaluation. The same principle applies to life. Periodically  one needs to reflect on … Continue reading Lessons from my mentor 2: #2018preps