“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 … buyzimbabwe.org.zw itself is not even hosted in Zimbabwe.

Zimazon.co.zw – from online order to doorstep delivery (updated)

Update  – I can no longer recommend Zimazon. Management has changed over time, and I have had recent issues with products being available on the site but no longer on Amazon.com where they seem to get their products. I’ve also just had major issues securing a refund, and was basically told that, as a customer,…

Retailers refuse to give us change

Thanks to the ever-vigilant Limbikani, we have been alerted to a story in yesterday’s The Herald, a paper we rarely read, let alone buy. According to the reporter, banks have been holding Rand coins because retailers, for obvious reasons, have been refusing to take them. LOCAL banks are set to return R8 million worth of…