The Financial Literacy Bank

Sharing ideas on the idea of financial literacy and its promise. Dr C. Sanangura live at the www.the1873fm.com studio this afternoon unpacking his knowledge and insights. Knowledge holds a better promise. We don’t need to look further for it exists everywhere and the role of money and related instruments cannot be understated in the affairs of mankind. Absent money as a unit of exchange, we still need an alternative and that alternative has to fit into a model that respects the power of the human spirit and the aspirational attributes…

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THE LEADERSHIP CONUNDRUM

Yesterday, Mr Mutumwa Mawere attended a dinner hosted by the African Leadership Magazine and the keynote speaker was former President Mahama of Ghana. He was privileged to explore his hypothesis that leadership is a tired concept that needs critical interrogating when Mr Mawere asked the question of whether one can elect competence and capacity. Mr Mawere made the point that a fool before elections will remain a fool after elections. An elections occurs outside the power of the individual whose authority arises after the counting of votes. Mr Mawere also…

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THE ENFORCEABILITY OF RESTRAINT OF TRADE AGREEMENTS

In many instances an employer requires its employees to sign a certain restraint of trade agreement which in essence bind the employee from not being employed by the employers competitors. What to take note of here would be the fact that an employer would invest its time and money in training the employee to best fit the particular market and just as the employee has sufficient training and insight into the field the employee would resign and go and work for a competitor. What many employers have now decided to…

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Africa’s ICC concerns are ignored at everyone’s peril

17 November 2016 Pretoria, South Africa – African states’ concerns with the International Criminal Court (ICC) are well publicised, but often badly understood and all too easily brushed aside. That must change; and the responsibility for changing it rests with African states themselves, the ICC and the international community at large. The most effective way to resolve Africa’s concerns is not by withdrawing from the court, but through the mechanisms available to ICC members: the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) and the Rome Statute. The 15th Session of the ASP…

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The Master Class sheds light on business success amid tough economic times.

Creativity and leadership are vital for businesses to remain above the water amid the challenging economic times in South Africa. 702’s Phemelo Ngcobo spoke to CEO of Aurik Business Incubator, Pavlo Phitidis, about his insights on the issue. See the comments below: You always find a great business in a great entrepreneur, it’s never the other way around. — Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Incubator CEO The individual who can lead from the front is a crucial element of entrepreneurial activity, you don’t lead from the back. — Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik…

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Mujuru challenges Presidential powers

Zimbabwe People First leader Dr Joice Mujuru has gone to the Constitutional Court to challenge the legality of a Presidential decree providing a legal framework for the introduction of bond notes as legal tender. President Mugabe issued a decree this week authorising the introduction of bond notes, which are expected to ease the liquidity crunch gripping the country. Dr Mujuru filed her application in the Constitutional Court yesterday and listed President Mugabe, Parliament, Finance and Economic Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya and Attorney-General Advocate…

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Think-tank challenges Presidential Powers

LEGAL think-tank, Veritas, says the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is unconstitutional and needs to be repealed. In its recent post on alignment of 126 laws with the Constitution and the General Laws Amendment Bill which is currently before Parliament, Veritas expressed disappointment that critical unconstitutional laws such as the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act and the Official Secrets Act were not being amended. “Statutes such as the Official Secrets Act and the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act are so unconstitutional that those statutes will have to be completely re-thought…

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