OPINION: Auto sector is uniquely placed to help Africa achieve industrialisation goals

Mike Whitfield is Chairman and Managing Director for Nissan Africa and Nissan Egypt

by MIKE WHITFIELDCAIRO, – 13th JULY 2021, –/ Centre for African Journalists (CAJ News) - THE economic and social disruption caused by Covid-19 in the last year has been nothing short of devastating, with many people likely to fall into extreme poverty. This makes it extremely urgent that we work swiftly to implement economic...

Victoria Falls stock exchange exceeds listing expectations

Victoria Falls Stock Exchange

from DANIEL JONES in Victoria FallsVICTORIA FALLS - THE listing of a second entity on the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange (VFEX), nine months after its establishment, is a milestone for the bourse. Padenga Holdings Limited, the leading crocodile skins and meat processor, listed on Friday. It is the latest market participant...

Airlines suspend flights to Zimbabwe over third wave

British Airways

from DANIEL JONES in Victoria FallsVICTORIA FALLS - SOME airlines have suspended flights or scaled down on operations to Zimbabwe as the country experiences a third wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19), fuelled by the Delta variant. British Airways (operated by Comair) has shelved flights into Victoria Falls, two months after resuming operations, having initially...

SA Anarchy: Economy sits on ticking time bomb

South African protests and looting

from TINTSWALO BALOYI in Johannesburg, South AfricaJOHANNESBURG – THE already-stressed economy is taking a dual hit from the extension of Level 4 restrictions and deadly protests as the political tensions in South Africa spill into the streets and are hijacked by criminal elements. Anxiety has gripped the country after emotions that preceded the arrest...

Continental summits blamed for fuelling Zimbabwe’s third wave

Victoria Falls to introduce first school of tourism

from DANIEL JONES in Victoria FallsVICTORIA FALLS - VICTORIA Falls, the country’s prime tourism destination, is apparently the epicentre of the third wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping through Zimbabwe. It is believed the two international conferences that were recently held in the western city are the source of the escalating cases.

Tech, renewables earmarked to end Africa’s power woes

Huawei solar panels

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Johannesburg, South AfricaJOHANNESBURG – A GLOBAL technology firm is backing renewable energy, coupled with technology-driven data and intelligence, to address the massive power challenges afflicting the African continent. Huawei, the Chinese-headquartered company, singled out South Africa, which currently faces disruptive load shedding and needs to drastically reduce its carbon emissions.

UK to expand sanctions on Zimbabwe rights violators

UK flag

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in HarareHARARE - THE United Kingdom (UK) will impose further sanctions against perpetrators of human rights violations in Zimbabwe as infringements persist in the Southern African country. The UK stated this was part of broader efforts in 2021 to hold the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to account for the abuses.

Political leaders react to Zuma’s first day behind bars

Former South African President Jacob Zuma

from TINTSWALO BALOYI in Johannesburg, South AfricaJOHANNESBURG – COLLEAGUES, comrades and critics expressed mixed feelings after former South Africa president, Jacob Zuma, began serving his 15-month jail sentence but were unanimous his incarceration was a victory for democracy and a momentous step in the fight against impunity. Zuma, the divisive country’s third democratically –elected...

Huawei unveils biggest automotive licensing deal

Huawei launch Ruralstar Pro

by SAVIOUS KWINIKAJOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI has announced its largest licensing deal in the automotive industry, following a license agreement with a supplier of the Volkswagen Group. Huawei expects more than 30 million vehicles to be licensed under its patents based on existing license agreements. The agreement announced on Wednesday includes a license under Huawei’s...

Fastjet plies new route between Bulawayo and Joburg


from DANIEL JONES in Victoria FallsVICTORIA FALLS - LOW-COST carrier, Fastjet Zimbabwe, has introduced double daily flights between Bulawayo, the second largest city and Johannesburg in neighbouring South Africa. The service comes on the back of demand from travellers mostly seeking single-day shopping and touring. The Bulawayo-Johannesburg route follows the resumption of flightsbetween Zimbabwe’s tourism capital, Victoria...