Author(s): Research Council of Zimbabwe Abstract A total number of 97 papers were presented during the Symposium. Five were in Plenary Session and 92 papers during the Parallel Sessions. The Plenary Speaker from India proposed technologies for adoption by SMEs in Zimbabwe. These included but were not limited to millet, tomato and peanut and cassava processing. The Plenary Speaker from ...Read More »
Author(s): Mutemararo Ashley Abstract There is stiff competition in the telecommunication sector where companies are coming up with brilliant ideas in order to fight the competitive world. The purpose of the research was to investigate the effectiveness of online purchasing attributes on company performance. A case study on Telone Zimbabwe. The purpose of the research were to find out the ...Read More »
An investigation of the responsiveness by insurance companies to regulations affecting their financial performance: a case of Old Mutual Life Assurance Company Zimbabwe.
Author(s): Dube Thandeka S. Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the responsiveness by insurance companies to regulations affecting their financial performance. More specifically the study sought to investigate the effect of profitability, capital adequacy, return on assets, capital requirements and non- financial factors on the financial performance of insurance entities. Primary data was used in this study, ...Read More »
The impact of mobile banking adoption on financial performance: a case of Central Africa Building Society (CABS).
Author(s): Chiinze Hilda Tinotenda Abstract The purpose of the research was to investigate the impact of mobile banking on financial performance, using CABS a case. The research was mainly aimed at assessing the relationship between mobile banking and financial performance, identifying the risks associated with mobile banking, establishing the critical internal and external factors for successful mobile banking, identifying performance ...Read More »
The significance of extrinsic motivation as a strategy to improve employee productivity: a case of Athienitis Fife Avenue Supermarket
Author(s): Cheteni Nyaradzo Abstract The research sought to determine the importance of extrinsic motivation in the management of people at work in achieving organizational objectives. The research was carried out at the Athienitis Fife Avenue Supermarket (AFVS). Research objectives were to ascertain if extrinsic motivation influences employee productivity, determine effectiveness of rewards offered and to identify the barriers in keeping ...Read More »
The dialogic relationship between mass media and society: an assessment of triadic reciprocal determinism of Zimbabwean mass media websites
Author(s): Ntini Eric Donald Abstract Zimbabwean mass media has profoundly been polarised by two significant camps, pro-government and anti-government mass media establishments. Public opinion has primarily been centered on the binary ideological inclinations of these two camps. The heavily censored political environment in Zimbabwe since the imposition of the Public Order and Security Act 11 17(POSA) resulted in political interaction ...Read More »
Author(s): Shumba Nyasha G. Abstract The research focuses on Facebook usersâ perceptions and attitudes of social media activism in Zimbabwe. Following a rise in social media campaigns in Zimbabwe, particularly in 2016, political participation has shifted to social media with a number of people demonstrating awareness and interest in the national issues. Drawing insights from Critical Discourse Analysis, this research ...Read More »
Religion and child marriages in the Johane Marange Apostolic Sect: the case study of Chihota communal areas,1917-2015.
Author(s): Kasinamunda Sally G. Abstract The study focuses on religion and child marriages from 1917-2015. Case of Johane Marange Apostolic Sect of Chihota communal areas. The study reveals the background to the history of child marriages in Zimbabwe from the pre-colonial period which reveals that child marriages has got an African traditional-cultural origin. There are a lot of consequences of ...Read More »
Impacts of land use and land cover changes on the water quality of surface water bodies: Muzvezve Sub-Catchment, Zimbabwe.
Author(s): Mupedziswa Felistas Abstract Many catchments in Southern Africa, including the Muzvezve Subcatchment in the central part of Zimbabwe have been negatively affected by the deterioration of water quality. This study aimed at assessing the impacts of land use and land cover changes on the water quality of Muzvezve River and Claw dam in Zimbabwe. Five sampling campaigns across the ...Read More »
Assessment of the impact of landuse changes on the water quality of Incomati River, Southern Mozambique.
Author(s): Muchanga EsperanÃ§a Abstract The growth of socio-economic activities such as irrigated agriculture and urbanization in the Lower Incomati River Basin in Mozambique is putting pressure on water quality in the catchment. The area between Xinavane and Marracuene is covered with high density of aquatic weeds and signals of eutrophication in the river and related lagoons. This could be caused ...Read More »