“Old Mutual has and will always continue to comply with all regulations and legislation within the countries where it operates”
“Belarus tractors have never been known for their quality or power. They were never bought by Zimbabwe farmers in the past. Training up 1000 Zimbabwe farmers isn’t the answer.
For some the answer to who are the commercial farmers in Zimbabwe is obvious. The image of the rugged, (male) white farmer in shorts, surveying his family’s land carved out through hard labour and skill from the African bush is etched on the popular imagination.
Conventional economics does not often apply to the Zimbabwean economy. If we take as an example the period during the GNU from 2009 to 2013, the hard currency revenues to the State (without changing the rates applied) grew by an average of over 70 per cent per annum. In 2009 it was a mere US$280 million and by 2013 the budget was based on revenues of US$4,3 billion. To date, no one has attempted to explain how that happened.