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…

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….

Directory of Private Mental Health Practitioners

Directory of Private Mental Health Practitioners Harare 2015 Clinical Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, & Psychologists Provided by the Therapists Support Group This directory comes to you courtesy of the Therapists Support Group. The Therapists Support Group is a community of mental health care professionals who meet monthly. Our Vision: To build a community that enhances…

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…

TelOne Bill Payment via EcoCash Disappears

We have just received a complaint about TelOne’s TelPay. I paid my Telone bill via www.telpay.co.zw through Ecocash on the 5th of October but i am yet to be receipted. I have contacted both parties and they promised to engage and find closure on the issue. Up to this day i have not known the…

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,…

How to Browse the Internet More Securely

We live in an era of free-flowing data, where any person with an Internet connection has seemingly all the information in the world at their fingertips. Yet, while the Internet has greatly expanded the ability to share knowledge, it has also made issues of privacy more complicated, with many worrying their own personal information, including…

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…

How to handle an angry customer

I do not make a lot of money; no, that sounds wrong – let me rephrase it. I hardly make any money at all! As a staunch member of Zimbabwe’s Great Unemployed, the so-called entrepreneurs,  the “informal economy”, disposable income is so rare to come by that I get offended when it is wasted. I…