A tendency among South African businesses to "wait and see" could mean they miss out on opportunities in Zimbabwe while investors from elsewhere in the world flock in. This is the view of Duncan Bonnett, director for strategy and business development at Africa House, a research and consulting specialist firm, who said the spirit in Zimbabwe had changed dramatically since Robert Mugabe was ousted as president in November. "Zimbabwe's public and private sectors are more positive than they have been in possibly 15 years, but with a sense of realism," he said.Challenges in the way "Significant infrastructure and industrial revitalisation projects are planned, but there are still certain challenges in the way of realising them." Bonnett said delegations had been flying into Zimbabwe from across the world to investigate opportunities. "There are reports that delegations have visited from the US, Canada, Brazil, Turkey, Japan, Korea, China and India, with a view to either making their firs...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.