Bird Flu At Irvine’s Chickens: Botswana Cancels Imports

Updated below with Irvine’s statement The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported that an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian flu has occurred at Irvine’s commercial breeders east of the capital Harare. On a farm with eight separately managed sites that are contained, one breeding site housing 83,000 birds was affected. Over three…

Directory of Private Mental Health Practitioners

Directory of Private Mental Health Practitioners Harare 2015 Clinical Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, & Psychologists Provided by the Therapists Support Group This directory comes to you courtesy of the Therapists Support Group. The Therapists Support Group is a community of mental health care professionals who meet monthly. Our Vision: To build a community that enhances…

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…

UPDATED: Zimbabwe Government Inflates Mobile Data Prices

The Government of Zimbabwe, through its regulatory body the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), has struck a blow against a mortal enemy. 2016 saw the rise of protest movements organised through social media, led by vocal Twitter and Facebook uses who were branded “social media terrorists” in the state media. After a…

Don’t Get Too Attached To Your Cellphone

My cellphone is the first thing I touch when I wake up and the last thing I touch before I fall asleep at night. My missus is exactly the same, and I would like to think the majority of people I know are similarly afflicted, and that strikes me as incredibly sad. Before mobile phones,…

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…

How to handle an angry customer

I do not make a lot of money; no, that sounds wrong – let me rephrase it. I hardly make any money at all! As a staunch member of Zimbabwe’s Great Unemployed, the so-called entrepreneurs,  the “informal economy”, disposable income is so rare to come by that I get offended when it is wasted. I…

Bad Service at Bon Marche Avondale

We received a complaint about bad customer service at Bon Marche Avondale; Just wanted to point something out that most Zimbabweans are probably so used to that they are oblivious to the problem. Today (9/5/16) I went to buy my groceries at Bon Marche Avondale at around 10am in the morning. Managed to pick out…

Dry Weekend for Harare

This is an announcement from Harare City Council; COMPLETE SHUTDOWN OF MORTON JAFFRAY WATER WORKS The City of Harare wishes to advise residents of a scheduled complete shutdown of Morton Jaffray Water Works, from 5pm pm Friday 6th May, to 10pm on Sunday 8 May, 2016. This is to allow for the installation of valves…