ECONOMISTS, industrialists and labour experts warned of trouble for the country at the beginning of 2014, and true to their projections, many companies slipped into liquidation or judicial management, throwing thousands of people out of work and invariably pushing the unemployment rate close to 90%.
COLLECTIVELY celebrating the advent of a new year is risky business in Zimbabwe. Each new year has signified more an event than the beginning of any particularly optimistic time-based process.
SOME parents in Bulawayo have expressed concern at the sudden increase in the price of uniforms and stationery a few days before schools open for the first term of 2014 next Tuesday.
THIRTY-five-year-old Rose Manyenda had as one of her 2013 annual resolutions clearly written down in a diary at the beginning of the year: “To get out of debt by end of year”.
WE ushered in 2014 with relatives and a spectacular fireworks display in Harare.
ALTHOUGH it’s still early days we can safely say we are into 2014. For most of us, our entry was done with aplomb accompanied by explosive fireworks which sent some of our canine friends rushing for cover.
AT THIS time of the year more than any other, it is very tempting to make all kinds of crazy resolutions and commit to goals which, even with the greatest will in the world, might yet prove unattainable.
ZIMBABWEAN sport is set for a busy schedule this year with local athletes expected to feature in a number of regional and international tournaments. NewsDay Sport takes a closer look at the major sporting events to look out for in the New Year.
From Cape Town’s Grand Parade party to fireworks in Sydney and a long line-up of kwaito acts in Jo’burg, here’s how major cities plan to welcome 2014.
PENSIONERS in Zimbabwe are likely to face another tough year in 2014 as it emerges the new administration has failed to address the crisis besetting them, particularly the paltry monthly allowances they are paid by insurance companies.