Saturday, September 11, 2021

Articles

BSR: Beware the hazards of social conditioning in politics

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Innocent at birth The day an individual is born, they are totally oblivious of the ways of the world. From that moment, however, their journey...

BSR: Opportunities and Risks of the HH/Zambia Moment

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This BSR is based on a lecture I delivered this week entitled “Seven Opportunities and Risks of the HH/Zambia Moment”. Although this is not...

BSR: Reflections on the Zambian Elections

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In the end, it was a landslide victory for the new Zambian leader, President Hakainde Hichilema. He won by over one million votes, beating...

BSR: Logical Fallacies in Life and Politics

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A few weeks ago, the BSR discussed issues that I thought would have been beneficial to me if I had learned them earlier. In...

BSR: How Mnangagwa has consolidated his grip

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Grab Power by Any Means For a man who waited 37 years as an understudy, the past three and half years have been an anti-climax...

Pandemic Funerals: Why do they still attend?

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To attend or not to attend? Few things have caused more anxiety and worry among younger Zimbabweans than the issue of their parents and...

BSR: Judicial Review of the Auditor General’s Reports

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Introduction When the Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri appeared before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), she was asked why names of companies and individuals had been omitted...

BSR: Things they never taught us at school

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The idea of this article was put into the ground at the end of last year. I wanted it to be the first article...

Sound Policies Needed for the Telecoms Sector

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Livelihoods and economies across the world have been fundamentally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hard to imagine, however, how worse things might...

BSR: South Africa – Balance the Rule of Law and Social Justice

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Sweet and sour A mother jumps onto the lower deck of a tall building and catches her baby dropped from a floor above. She frantically...

BSR: The Quiet Godfather of Sakunda

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"Collapsing the tent" “I’m in ‘collapsing the tent’ frame of mind. I don’t care what happens, but Jozef, Ronell, and John Finlayson are going down,” wrote...

BSR: A Critical Review of the Afrobarometer Report on Zimbabwe

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Last month, Afrobarometer, a major research network, presented findings of the 8th round of surveys on public attitudes regarding democracy and governance conducted in...

Big Brother: Scandal over Telecoms Monitoring in Zimbabwe

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On 25 June 2021, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported that President Mnangagwa’s office had been “rocked” by a major tender scandal involving the regulation...

BSR: Looting the “Honesty Shop” – Dissecting the Auditor General’s Report

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The idea of the "Honesty Shop" Last week, I posted a picture of an “Honesty Shop” on my social media accounts. The Honesty Shop is...

Colour of the Setting Sun

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Somewhere in this world,Lies a Beautiful CountryThat has suffered greatlyBut has been resilientThough the sun might everyday setFor this it might never set A casual...