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…

UPDATED: Zimbabwe Government Inflates Mobile Data Prices

The Government of Zimbabwe, through its regulatory body the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), has struck a blow against a mortal enemy. 2016 saw the rise of protest movements organised through social media, led by vocal Twitter and Facebook uses who were branded “social media terrorists” in the state media. After a…

Don’t Get Too Attached To Your Cellphone

My cellphone is the first thing I touch when I wake up and the last thing I touch before I fall asleep at night. My missus is exactly the same, and I would like to think the majority of people I know are similarly afflicted, and that strikes me as incredibly sad. Before mobile phones,…

Bad Service at Bon Marche Avondale

We received a complaint about bad customer service at Bon Marche Avondale; Just wanted to point something out that most Zimbabweans are probably so used to that they are oblivious to the problem. Today (9/5/16) I went to buy my groceries at Bon Marche Avondale at around 10am in the morning. Managed to pick out…

Banff Lodge Customer Ignored, Sent to Chicken Inn

Updated below Here is a disturbing story from a Bulawayo resident, who had a nasty experience at a local restaurant. [On the 22nd January 2016] I went to dine at The Deck at Banff Lodge. I arrived just after 8pm and sat at the bar. Some of my friends were already there and were having drinks. On arrival…

High bank charges exposed

According to NewsDay, “Following public outcry over high service charges, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) and banking institutions signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which provides guidelines for the determination of interest rate margins and bank charges.” From the article: Banks are now required to pay an interest of 4% for time deposits of…

Inspired to change your ads

Deck Magazine posted this photo on their Facebook page earlier today. I, literally, have no words for the amount of … creative inspiration … Econet took here. Imitation – the sincerest form of flattery. * Click the image for the full glory Update – TechZim did a story on this in 2011. I even commented…

Powertel don’t mind sleeping (on the job)

I got a copy of The Herald from my workmate today, and this full-page is on Page 3. Who approved the copy for this PowerTel ad? Get yours today or reactivate from the following areas & enjoy whole night surfing if you don’t mind sleeping? What does that mean? Click the image above to see…