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Martin Zhuwakinyu

Martin Zhuwakinyu

Martin Zhuwakinyu is Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

He studied at Harare Polytechnic, the University of South Africa and Tshwane University of Technology.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Bones tell slavery story

29th May 2020 How enslaved Africans were shipped across the Atlantic over centuries is a story that has been told ad nauseum, generating a wealth of knowledge about this massive blot on the history of mankind. Surprisingly, in Latin American countries like Mexico, African roots are well-nigh invisible in... 

Celebration-less Africa Day

22nd May 2020 In a few days, Africans at home and in the diaspora will be celebrating the fifty-seventh anniversary of Africa Day, which marks the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the antecedent body of the African Union (AU), back in 1963. Were it not for the physical distancing and bans... 

Juliano Vargas

15th May 2020 This week we profile Juliano Vargas, CEO of Zest WEG Group Africa, an electrical equipment manufacturer and distributor in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Fatal inaction

15th May 2020 With Covid-19 having shaped up into a health crisis of unprecedented proportions – with equally unprecedented economic implications – it is not inconceivable that governments and other stakeholders may be tempted to drastically scale down efforts to tackle existing health threats, preferring to... 

Nature’s fury

8th May 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has hogged news headlines during the past couple of months, and understandably so. The upshot has been that other crises have received comparatively little attention from the media. A case in point is the scourge of climate change, which some say will cause a ‘climate... 

No laughing matter – really?

1st May 2020 The coronavirus disease – or Covid-19 – is dead serious business. According to the United Nations, the pandemic will likely consign 300 000 sons and daughters of the African soil to the grave, while slowing economic growth on the continent this year from a previous forecast of 3.2% to a paltry... 

Diminished productivity

24th April 2020 It has been about a month since President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered a national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 – a decision that earned him plaudits far and wide, even from his political opponents. Only the Democratic Alliance (DA) attempted to rubbish the national response to the pandemic,... 

Trapped by Covid-19

17th April 2020 African elites are notorious for seeking medical care abroad, eschewing medical facilities in their own countries, many of which are in a sorry state, having been starved of cash for maintenance and the acquisition of modern equipment. That the continent’s healthcare professionals are poorly... 

Ubuntu lacking in our leaders

10th April 2020 I am a great admirer of Kenya’s PLO Lumumba, who is often on the speaking circuit in African capitals, preaching the gospel of African unity and good governance. The gist of what he says is that, divided, Africa will remain an economic backwater. To illustrate this point, the former law professor... 

Natalie Jantjies

3rd April 2020 This week we profile Natalie Jantjies, digital transformation director at Heineken South Africa, which sells, markets and distributes beers and ciders in the South African market 

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