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BTEX is an online barter network that takes the ancient tradition of trading goods and services for other goods and services and makes it efficient, equitable and modern. The software was developed in the United States, and a Zimbabwean iteration was launched in Harare in April this year by founder Brian Boyd. “There are an […]
The motto of Mustard Seed Africa is, “Invest in a woman, Invest in a community.”Armed with these inspiring words, this organisation programmes social and economic empowerment initiatives for women at grassroots level. Mustard Seed was founded by Gail Mawocha in Swaziland in 2010 and was subsequently set up as a retail outlet in Mount Pleasant […]
I have spent the past few weeks in the chilly climes of northern England. Despite being assured that this was, in fact, ‘summer’, we found ourselves needing to stock up on carbs in order to prevent extremities going numb. So having survived largely on a diet of pork pies (if you’re passing, M&S Melton Mowbray […]
Social media is a powerful tool for people to air their views. Since Monday, a hashtag has emerged on Twitter that makes for painful reading – #HowTheyRobbedUs. It has unearthed hundreds of individual stories of suffering and humiliation from ordinary Zimbabweans who have suffered as a result of the political and economic decay in Zimbabwe. A Twitter analytics […]
A new trend has hit Harare that has seen black women forgoing chemically straightened hair and weaves and embracing their natural hair. ‘Natural hair’ as it is called, is the way hair grows out of the scalp without alteration, and generally used to describe unprocessed hair worn by people of African descent. The movement was […]
For the patriotic Zimbabwean and lover of landscapes, Juliasdale will trump Nyanga every time. Forget the rows of exotic spy pines and misty streams filled with foreign-sponsored, regime-change agent trout. Juliasdale is what much of Nyanga used to look like, before it became lumber forests and golf courses. The bush is indigenous, and unlike amidst […]