Barnabas Thondhlana
Zimbabwe: One vast informal business

Zimbabwe: One vast informal business

The collapse of the economy has seen thousands of traders flooding into Harare Zimbabwe’s economy has seen a drastic collapse since 2000. Once a fairly highly industrialised country, Zimbabwe is now a vast informal...

A downward spiral of public services

A downward spiral of public services

Vested political interests have made it impossible for Harare’s mayor to implement a business strategy he believed would turn around service delivery in the city Zimbabwe’s local government system was once considered...

EDITORIAL: The lifeboat of informality

EDITORIAL: The lifeboat of informality

African governments and their formal business sectors often hold up the informal sector as the nemesis of formalised growth  and  organised  development  –  yet for many citizens on the continent (and elsewhere),...