Category Issue 3

SMEs Financing Constraints in Zimbabwe: The Case of Midlands Province

Abstract – SMEs are dominant in Zimbabwe’s business community. Acknowledging SMEs’ role in the economy, it is indispensable for policy makers to make sure that all relevant support is given to SMEs. One major area of concern is lack of funding for SMEs business ventures. This study sought to unearth supply side, demand side as well as regulatory financing constrains that are negatively impacting on SMEs growth in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province. The study employed a qualitative research methodology in which questionnaires and interviews were the major data gathering tools. SMEs, SMEs associations, the Ministry of Small and Medium enterprises as…

An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Border Control Methods in Safeguarding Revenue: The case of Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

Abstract – The study investigated the effectiveness of border control methods in safeguarding revenue in ZIMRA. Ten border control mechanisms were considered throughout the study and all conclusions were based on them. A qualitative research methodology was employed where questionnaires and face to face interviews formed the major sources of research data. Of the ten border control methods evaluated in the study, survey results indicated that seven of them are fairly effective; two were evaluated as effective and only cargo monitoring was evaluated as being ineffective in safeguarding the state revenue. Overall evaluation of all methods however revealed that ZIMRA’s…