How to Remove Your Google Search History Before It Spreads

On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Until now, your Google Web History (your Google searches and sites visited) was cordoned off from Google’s other products. This protection…

Ministry of Finance website hacked

The Abs0lution group has hacked the Ministry of Finance’s website. One of the top stories reads as follows: Robert Mugabe & Morgan Tsvangirai reportedly dead after being attacked by mole people, At approximately 3pm the two presidential candidates were set upon by a gang of vicious mole people. It is unknown from where these mole…

Call for Contributors

Candid Consumerism, a blog that seeks to give voice to consumer issues and promote dialogue between consumers and service providers, seeks contributors from people based in Zimbabwe. Following the blog’s mission, we will be a platform for the exchange of ideas, projects, news and information between ordinary people, business operators and audiences across Zimbabwe, its…

Facebook Timeline: Make Old Posts More Private

So. Facebook finally rolled out its much-anticipated Timeline feature, which brings a snazzy new interface to your profile, not to mention the ability to see every post anyone’s ever made back to their first day on Facebook. Every. Single. One. You can get the Timeline feature right now, but Facebook gives you seven days to adjust the look of your timeline before it goes public. Chances are, you’ll want to tweak a few things before you publish it.

Innscor are bringing sexy back

I had a little flap with Innscor last year. This was concerning their rebuilding of the Pomona food court, and the (apparent) lack of a Nando’s outlet there.

I was quickly reassured that there would indeed be a Nando’s at Pomona, and have visited it a few times.

We’re One Year Old Today!

It has been one year to the day since I launched this blog.

It’s been fun, and there’s no better than feeling than when you’ve made a difference, either in someone’s life or in the way things are done.

Here’s to us, the consumers who prove every day the we are not sheep.


“Buy Zimbabwe”; Do As We Say, Not As We Do

Whilst going through my favourite publication this morning, I came across what seemed an interesting article.
With businesses closing down in Zimbabwe, unemployment is increasing and as a result, there is less consumer spending.
During tough economic times, it might have been hard to come up with anything more visceral than the appeal to “Buy Zimbabwe. Save a job.”
All well and good, and this seems like a noble effort. Except … itself is not even hosted in Zimbabwe.

All Hail the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe!

For those of us old enough to remember, there were some annoying shows after the main news on ZTV. As a kid growing up, I couldn’t wait for the late shows to come on, but they always seemed to squeeze in some current affairs rubbish before the good stuff came on. One such show was…

How to Cool Down a Scorching Hot Car

It’s summer in Zimbabwe and it’s hot. For the past week Harare has been experiencing record temperatures – maybe Zimbabwe really is the hell the foreign press make it out to be. *wink*

TN May Charge You for a Bed & Deliver a Hot-Air Mattress

Updated below So Tawanda went down to TN to buy a bed, which I didn’t know you could do, but bear with me. He got there, paid for the bed, didn’t get a bed, was told his bed hadn’t actually been made yet, made a bit of noise and eventually was promised his money back,…