Transient Advantages

A few months ago, I wanted to buy a new laptop. I had saved up for months and had a healthy budget for a high-end, high spec’d laptop. I had saved 80% of the money needed to buy the laptop; when I came across a deal to buy an expensive laptop at a fraction of […]

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Online Education, The Best of Both Worlds!

I once had a friend, we shall name her Nomsa. We were discussing some of the challenges we were facing in the job market and how to overcome them. For Nomsa, it seemed like a while ago when she had to decide to choose which university she would attend. Nomsa was spoilt for choice as […]

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It Could Be Anywhere

I grew up in a cosmopolitan suburb in the southern parts of Johannesburg. In the early 2000s, the community was an eclectic mix of white Afrikaners, a few Indians who owned the local grocer, blacks and coloureds who had worked their way out of the townships, and a growing population of foreigners. The local church […]

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“We Keep Calling Out For Help But No One Hears Us” – The Untold Pandemic

2020 was a hard year in Zimbabwe. When the first lockdown hit, the economy was already worn for wear and many people felt their livelihoods being clinched by the austere measures in the country and the rising difficulty in earning a decent livelihood. Covid-19 caught the world unprepared, but for a little teapot-shaped country bedeviled […]

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My 2021 Wishlist for Africa

As 2020 drew to an end, a cautious hope lingered in the air.  Unlike previous years, social media statuses were not awash with new year’s resolutions. Instead, the dreaded #RIP was awash social media statuses as Covid-19 statistics became names of acquaintances and in some cases close friends and family. Creating new year’s resolutions seemed […]

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Disruptive Development, a Tool For Change!

I remember when I first started my postgraduate studies in nanomaterials, many people asked me how that would be applicable in Africa let alone Zimbabwe. My academic interests were too niche and futuristic that they seemed to be not applicable anywhere on the African continent. I tried to sell them on the benefits that nanomaterials […]

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Our Environment, Our Heritage

The African people have always shared a deep respect for their environment. Our culture embodied our love affair with our environment and for centuries we co-existed in chaotic harmony with the great gorillas of the Virunga and majestic elephants of the Okavango Delta. Our totems are representative of our reverence of our wild companions. In […]

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