How to Help Someone With an Alcohol Addiction

Zimbabwe’s current socio-economic situation has seen many people, both men and women, turn to alcohol and drug use just to cope. Watching a family member, friend, or colleague with an alcohol use disorder can be difficult – you might wonder what you can do to change the situation, and whether or not he or she…

This Is Not My New Year’s Resolution

I do not resolve to get more sleep. I do not resolve to use floss instead of toothpicks. I do not resolve to plan my meals around an exercise regime. And I don’t resolve to get up earlier, call my parents more, read more, write more or spend more time outdoors. I just do not…

How to Browse the Internet More Securely

We live in an era of free-flowing data, where any person with an Internet connection has seemingly all the information in the world at their fingertips. Yet, while the Internet has greatly expanded the ability to share knowledge, it has also made issues of privacy more complicated, with many worrying their own personal information, including…

We are all in this together

For any social initiative or enterprise to be successful, it requires the investment and participation of members of that society. Without ordinary consumers sending in their complaints and problems and praise, we would just be whistling in the whirlwind, and we appreciate it when people take time out of their day to participate in this…

CABS Internet Banking Goes Mad

Change is hard. For someone set in their ways (like me) any little change in the way I do things makes me go nuts. That is why the new banking system that CABS has introduced is annoying in the extreme. Firstly, they’ve changed my account number. My account number which I knew by head, have…

Dial-A-Delivery Stole My Change

When you call Dial-A-Delivery, they usually ask you if you require any change. I have been such a regular customer over the years that I don’t even wait for the question – when they tell me how much it costs (including that ridiculously high $5 delivery charge) I tell them how much change I’ll need….

Retailers refuse to give us change

Thanks to the ever-vigilant Limbikani, we have been alerted to a story in yesterday’s The Herald, a paper we rarely read, let alone buy. According to the reporter, banks have been holding Rand coins because retailers, for obvious reasons, have been refusing to take them. LOCAL banks are set to return R8 million worth of…

US agrees to supply coins to Zimbabwe

According to the Zimbabwe Independent, the Federal Reserve will now supply coins and replace soiled notes held by Zimbabwean banks.

For those of us who have been crying about the issue of change for months now, this will come as a welcome relief. As a caveat, the story contains no quotes or official statement from the Americans themselves, just Finance Minister Tendai Biti talking up the agreement, as if he needed to.

Where’s the change?

I have been whining about small change in supermarkets for months now, even going so far as creating a page on Facebook about it.

A close friend who is a retailer took great offence, and claimed he did all he could to help his customers out, including spending an inordinate amount of time in the banks chasing small change.