Dear Ster Kinekor

Firstly, welcome back to Zimbabwe! So, I am one of those people that loves going to the movies…great date night, night out with some buddies or a nice thing to do with the munchkins in the family (i.e. my nieces and nephew). When Ster Kinekor re-opened in Zimbabwe, I was stoked. Watching those epic movies…

CABS hike RTGS fees

I just tried to do an inter-bank transfer via RTGS, from my CABS online banking. Luckily, I always read the print, because they’re not charging $11.00 for one transfer. That’s right. Eleven united states dollars. In Zimbabwe. To put this in perspective, on the 24th of May it cost me $5.00. On the 27th of…

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….

Zimbabwe Road Traffic Fines

VEHICLE REGISTRATION & LICENCING ACT (CHAP.12:14) FINES: Printed 10 April 2013 Fine (US$)   Fail to… Display current vehicle licence 5 Produce documents within 7 days           to Police 5 Produce documents within 7 days           to VID 10 Licence vehicle registered vehicle-all classes 10 Display registration mark and Number OR its illegible 10 Notify change of…

ZESA need to fix this

There is a serious problem at Bond shops, in front of the ZimPost branch. Apparently, homeless people break down the door to this ZESA installation and sleep in there. According to Nigel Mugamu of Blackstone Books, they have previously called ZESA to come and sort out this problem,  and even provided supplies to fix the door. As…

Econet sold my number to advertisers

I’ve had numerous run-ins with Econet Wireless over their unsolicited SMSs. This culminated in various tweets, emails back and forth and phone calls (from them) assuring me I would stop receiving any promo texts. Ever. Today I received this, from someone named 30440 who ain’t no friend of mine. Your Tuesday will never be the…

BancABC: stale thinking, dull banking

Ed Masau had a terrible experience at the hands of BancABC. In his own words: I got the shock of my life on Sunday 24 March 2013 when l had ordered some grocery for breakfast just before going to church. I was in a supermarket and l intended to use my BancABC card to buy…

OK Greencroft smells like a sewer?

We just got a very disturbing letter about OK Greencroft. This is, of course, hot on the heels of the pie saga. According to The Daily News, a Harare woman is demanding over $10 000 from one of the country’s leading supermarket chains, claiming a $1 pie she bought in October 2011 from the shop was…

OK sued over contaminated pie

According to The Daily News, a Harare woman is demanding over $10 000 from one of the country’s leading supermarket chains, claiming a $1 pie she bought in October 2011 from the shop was contaminated. Silindeni Gangarabwe filed a High Court application against OK Zimbabwe Limited, seeking damages she suffered as a result of the firm’s…

Undersea cable fault cuts Utande off

Updated below People have been complaining about Utande this morning, apparently it’s been slower than a nineties dial-up. @joeblackzw so our ISP says some cable was damaged off the coast of Egypt. Surely they should have back up plan as a contigency measure? — Tinashe(@1ttakura) March 25, 2013 According to ITWeb, this problem might take…