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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When A Nation Cries

The story of Zimbabwe is very hard to write because there are so many stories. There is my story, there is my neighbours’ story, the vendor on the street has a story, those in power all have stories and how you the reader perceives all of this, you will form your own version of the […]

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Lessons Failure Taught Me

As the first week of quarantine set, I felt a deep sense of despair set in as my plans for the year began to fall like a house of cards. As weeks turned into months, I felt like a million butchers’ knives had sliced through every inch of my heart and served it up for […]

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