Bird Flu At Irvine’s Chickens: Botswana Cancels Imports

Updated below with Irvine’s statement The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported that an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian flu has occurred at Irvine’s commercial breeders east of the capital Harare. On a farm with eight separately managed sites that are contained, one breeding site housing 83,000 birds was affected. Over three…

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…

Creating a Better Shopping Experience

The year 2016 is finally here, and we know many businesses are back on the grind trying to attract and retain new customers. With an operating environment like Zimbabwe’s, the thin line between keeping and losing a customer can be a deadly one for any business. With the way our finances are set up, Zimbabweans…

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…

World Consumer Rights Day – March 15th

Apparently tomorrow is World Consumer Rights Day. According to the release by Consumers International, a “world” consumer-rights advocacy group (and group of groups) based in London, these guys do this every year, across the world.

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…