How to Help Someone With an Alcohol Addiction

Zimbabwe’s current socio-economic situation has seen many people, both men and women, turn to alcohol and drug use just to cope. Watching a family member, friend, or colleague with an alcohol use disorder can be difficult – you might wonder what you can do to change the situation, and whether or not he or she…

Improving Zimbabwe’s Mental Health

Zimbabwe is going through a rough patch, if we can call 27 years of gradual decline a patch. No matter how resilient we are, the people of Zimbabwe are struggling. The unrelenting fight to survive, especially for adults with children of school-going age, has taken a toll on the collective mental health of our nation….

HOW-TO: Make a DIY Phone Stand

Sometimes, you just need a quick hack – something that works, immediately. There are a lot of instructions and DIY projects on how to make a smartphone stand. Most of these will involve a bit of work, be it bending a large paper clip with a pair of pincers, or tying a bunch of pencils…

We are all in this together

For any social initiative or enterprise to be successful, it requires the investment and participation of members of that society. Without ordinary consumers sending in their complaints and problems and praise, we would just be whistling in the whirlwind, and we appreciate it when people take time out of their day to participate in this…

OpenParly Are Doing Good Work

We received this from Tich, who is pretty chuffed with OpenParly; This is an appreciation post. I rarely send these. So, a week ago, I was following the @OpenParlyZW Twitter feed and they were sharing a few details on NRZ. I’ve been following the NRZ story with interest of late. Really trying to find out…

Dear Econet Wireless

Updated below The weekend before last there was a data outage. I have seen no explanation whatsoever, whether online or via SMS. And we all know how you love to send SMS. This past weekend was the same. In fact, Sunday was the day I really needed a reliable data service, and there was none….

Steers advertising versus reality

People everywhere know fast food as one of the most reliable distributors of disappointment ever produced by the business world. Food advertising is infamous for the techniques it uses to make items look bigger and better. The places themselves usually plaster their walls with pictures of juicy burgers – often hanging right over the tills…

How to Write a Better Complaint Letter

So you’ve been wronged, and now you’re mad. I get it. You want someone to know, and you want something done about it. Before you fire off that angry email or courier that letter, take a second to breathe. Here are a few tips to help you achieve the desired results.

Inspired to Spell Things Wrong

Updated below I ranted at Econet about their mobile broadband offering on my personal blog earlier this month, and posted a screenshot of a MASSIVE typo on the (new) homepage. It’s still there today. Judge for yourself. Also, the share price hasn’t changed either. Is anybody out there? Update 1 At 1156hrs today, I mailed…