Zim’s Parallel Market

Zim’s Parallel Market

Since my last rant regarding the RBZ and banks’ complacence and possible connivance regarding the failure of the interbank market, I have since got to learn that the elephant that is the parallel market is actually a far more structured and institutionalised setup that we always thought, and right now it is fighting for its […]

Disenchanted With The Zim Economy

Disenchanted With The Zim Economy

I’m increasingly becoming disenchanted with this Zim economy and particularly the genuineness of some of the key players to actually ensure things work. At the heart of our problems is the foreign currency management system, and the February MPS seemed like a giant step towards solving this problem permanently. Yet here we are two short […]

Strive Donates House To Heroine – The Untold Story

Strive Donates House To Heroine – The Untold Story

Strive Masiyiwa donates house and US$1000 monthly allowance to heroine gogo (grandmother) was the buzz on social media last week following Strive’s generous gesture to a gogo from Highfields that walked about 16km carrying a sack-full of pots to donate to Cyclone Idai victims. She delivered her donation to the Highlands Presbyterian Church that was […]

Tragedy Porn

Tragedy Porn

Tragedy Porn – It’s not news! …And no one needs to see it!!! These past few weeks have been traumatic. In Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, Cyclone Idai became the worst natural disaster to ever hit our region. The catastrophe left many homeless, missing or dead. As with many tragedies, images of the aftermath of #CycloneIdai […]

Whatsapp Banking in Zimbabwe

Whatsapp Banking in Zimbabwe

The idea of Whatsapp Banking would have been unthinkable a few years ago. In fact I remember some colleagues expressing displeasure at the idea of someone contacting them via whatsapp for business. Fast forward a few years and in 2019 if you are not using whatsapp to more easily connect with your clients then that […]

Cyclone Idai Kills 31, Displaces Many & Millions of Dollars in Damages

Cyclone Idai Kills 31, Displaces Many & Millions of Dollars in Damages

Cyclone Idai has reportedly killed at least 31 people in Chimanimani and Chipinge Districts as it left a trail of distruction in its path worth millions of dollars. There are fears that the death toll could rise as data from remote parts of the region begin to become available. In our previous article “Heavy Rains […]

Your Acne Solution – Body Focus

Your Acne Solution – Body Focus

Your acne solution is simpler than you think. You will find this short article useful and remember to share with someone that could use this information. Now grab a glass of water and read on… What is Acne? Acne is a condition where hair follicles connected to oil glands become blocked or clogged by excess […]

Kudyiswa (love potions) & the Economics of Misogyny

Kudyiswa (love potions) & the Economics of Misogyny

Kudyiswa (love potions) & the Economics of Misogyny

Opportunity

Opportunity

There is a tale about a neighbour who once knocked on a lazy man’s door. He told the lazy man of a job he could get but that required the lazy man to go after it; “Ummm…”, said the lazy man, “it appears that considerable effort will be involved.” “Oh yes!” said the neighbor, “You […]

Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi Dies at 66

Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi Dies at 66

Breaking News: Dr. Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, perhaps the greatest musician from Zimbabwe has died at the age of 66. The superstar succumbed to a long battle with diabetes at The Avenues Clinic in Harare on 23 January 2019. Many tributes and condolence messages from business leaders, politicians, celebrities, fans and others have already flooded the […]

Olivine Industries Shuts Down Operations

Olivine Industries Shuts Down Operations

OUR VALUED OLIVINE CUSTOMERS The Board of Directors and Management of Olivine Industries (Pvt) Ltd regrets to advise its customers that all manufacturing operations have stopped. The company has struggled to restart its manufacturing operations in January 2019 for lack of imported raw materials. As such it remains closed after the shutdown in December 2018 […]

Money, Privilege and the urge to rule: Twimbos versus Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Money, Privilege and the urge to rule: Twimbos versus Tsitsi Masiyiwa

The Tweet storm that lead to the Masiyiwas deleting their accounts left some questions, many questions. At this point we have heard enough of the she said then he said but after reading through a few posts, Tweets, open letters etc. my understanding of the situation is this: Mrs Masiyiwa posted a tone-deaf Tweet that […]

Wash or Wipe – New Year Resolution

Wash or Wipe – New Year Resolution

Wash or wipe after ‘number2’ might be something you have never thought of when coming up with ‘New Year’ resolutions… until today. kkkkkk Before we even get into which method (wash or wipe) is best for you let’s review some scenarios: If you spill yogurt on your dining table do you wash or wipe the […]

Tyre Blowout While Driving: What To Do

Tyre Blowout While Driving: What To Do

Tyre blowout is a driver’s worst nightmare. How you handle a tyre blowout, especially in December, could be the difference between living to tell the story in the New Year or taking your last breath on the road. With the holiday season fast approaching, our roads will be packed with fellow Zimbabweans and foreigners traveling […]

Insert Image in Email Body (updated)

Insert Image in Email Body (updated)

Inserting images in email body is one way to add color to your email because let’s face it,  plain text emails are boring. We found that the majority of surveyed email users in Zimbabwe are quite comfortable attaching files to their emails (over 95%) yet, surprisingly, most (over 70%) of them were not familiar with […]

How to Dispose of Diapers – The Right Way

How to Dispose of Diapers – The Right Way

Dispose diapers the right way so that you can play a positive part in saving our Zimbabwe and the planet. Most parents are concerned about the right way to dispose diapers yet there are few public campaigns on proper, healthy diaper disposal alternatives. With the recent Cholera outbreak in Harare we thought it was imperative […]

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