UNCERTAINTY hangs over the future of bond notes and real time gross settlement (RTGS) transfers, as more businesses are rejecting the two payment methods and the economy is effectively re-dollarising. This comes against the background of conflicting signals by senior government officials, particularly Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, that have fuelled Zimbabwe’s sky-high parallel market rates, price increases, commodity shortages and temporary company closures. As such, industry remains convinced that South Africa’s rand can be a short-term measure to arrest the situation. Alex Magaisa, a British-based academic and lawyer, is among those convinced that bond notes and the RTGS system were headed for a similar fate as the decommissioned local dollar. “The country is on the road to dollarisation although the…