Industry and Commerce Minister Kumbirai Kangai’s rallying call to consumers to show their mettle and force prices down, has recently shown that it can work provided his ministry creates the right atmosphere.
Civil servants, some of whom will be facing the chop, are in for a big surprise as their various associations have revealed that there is a financial scandal involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in their umbrella organisation, the Public Service Association.
With more and more people living on the edge, not sure about whether they will be able to have their next meal, people are not just changing their eating habits, but their drinking habits as well.
The larger the urban area in South Africa the greater seems to be the desire among whites for negotiated reforms.
In a typical example of how the government could be losing thousands of dollars through tax evasion, the High Court in Bulawayo, recently heard the case of a company that intended to purchase a property in Binga for $450 000 but would reflect a purchase price of $300 000 while the remainder was to be paid in cash “under the table.” The deal backfired when the seller was offered $500 00 cash by another buyer, but he was still taken to court to show cause why he should not sell to the company which engineered the deal and had entered into an agreement of sale first.