South Africa we are disappointed!

And im thinking what was Rhodes Plan? Divide and conqour! Just a few days ago they brought down his statue whilst they are putting in motion his main plan. Lets lock the borders and throw away the keys and see how long you last! I hope after you kill us all you are going to run those shops you are looting, i hope the government will give you jobs, i hope drug usage will reduce, i hope crime will decrease in your country, i hope you will also start your own companies and make the the country move forward like what we foreigners do.

Dear South Africa this is not xenophobia, this is Afrophobia. You kill the very people who helped liberate you. You have made this soil a momument of hatred for your brother. We trained Mandela, we funded and armed uMkhonto we Sizwe etc. The Greek, asian, american, indians lives  safely in your country, yet the brother who shares your story, the very brothers and sisters who share your bloodline, this is who you burn on the streets, axe and slaughter. South Africa we are disappointed!!!

A WORD OR TWO FROM THE BEST OF THEM.

I AM ZIMBO

TODAY I HAVE THE PLEASURE TO PUBLISH MCDONALD CHIDAVAENZI‘S BIRTHDAY MESSAGE. ITS AN HONOUR TO BE GRANTED THE PERMISSION TO PUBLISH SUCH AN INSPIRING PIECE BY THIS HUMBLE GOAL-GETTER.

MCD

AND IT GOES A LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

“Once again God has given me not just another year but as I celebrate my birthday I’m also celebrating 11 years as a music producer for Zimbabwe. Help me reflect and thank God for where we have come from because where we are going is even greater.

TITLE
MUSIC PRODUCER, COMPOSER, VOCALIST, BAND
DIRECTOR AND CEO OF ETERNITY PRODUCTIONS
ACCOLADES:
ZIMA 2006 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AWARD WINNING ALBUMS
MULTI AWARD NOMINEE ALBUMS AND ARTISTS

BRIEF BACKGROUND

a young macd                                                     A younger MacDee.

Macdee grew up in Waterfalls and…

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Unleash the comics!

tinomakoni

B7uiHNjCUAAawKv2015 has started with such a bang.  This year I have dedicated myself to pursuing my core passions – comics and animation.  This is not without risk, it means I leave my bread and butter being my graphic design work.  It’s hard to turn your back on the tried and trusted world of design when you’re in a country like Zimbabwe where every dime, cent, rand and bond coin counts but it is more terrifying to imagine living a day longer off path.  So I venture ahead, not just for my self but for all those I owe it to who have believed in me and those to whom I have a responsibility to give what is within me.

Comic books have changed the world.  They have been a source of inspiration and an expression of it.  Entire generations have ideals and principles embedded within them by the fanciful panels…

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Visa-free holidays for South Africans

LadyJ's Travel Journal

I read such a great article in the Escape insert of the Cape Times newspaper today. It gave some visa-free options for South African travelers.

Now this may not be a huge deal if you live in other parts of the world and are generally free to travel wherever, but South Africans are in the unfortunate position that visas are required for most destinations.

My most recent trip to Namiba was easy, I could just board the plane and go, no visa needed. But my trip to the US and UK in 2013, required applications, fees and interviews three months beforehand.

So… Visa-free is best! Here are some of the destinations (and the reasons you should visit them), mentioned in the article:

Zimbabwe | Visa-free for 3 months
Zimbabwe was ranked 14th in a recent list of the 52 must-see destinations this year in The New York Times International

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Inside Windows 10

Tech GERD

I can’t explain it.

I mean I just can’t explain it.

How is it that the folks at Microsoft can’t release two good Operating System versions in a row??

If you look at their track record over the past 20 years or so of new Windows releases, you can discern a pattern.

1995 – Windows 95 – Good
1998 – Windows 98 – So, so
2000 – Windows 2000 – Good
2000 – Windows ME – Disaster
2001 – Windows XP – Outstanding
2007 – Windows Vista – Disaster
2009 – Windows XP – Terrific
2012 – Windows 8 – (Another) Disaster

So, the law of averages would tell us that the release of Windows 9 would be a success, right? Hmmm! How much do we want to tempt fate?

Two things!

(1) The next release of Windows will not be called Windows 9. It will be called Windows 10. Why?…

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Zimbabwean Banks need better product portfolios, don’t you think?

Marketing in Zimbabwe

allied bankWe haven’t gone past a month and the RBZ has closed another bank. Allied Bank handed in its banking licence to the RBZ. Hard times? Not really. The retail banking market is saturated. Why? It comes from a lack of imagination really. It seems that the people with money all seem to have the same idea when they want to enter the Zimbabwean financial industry:

  1. Take deposits and salaries
  2. Lend out what little you have at terms that would make the mafia balk
  3. Have uneconomical charges (If you deposit $60 in most bank accounts and don’t touch it, you’ll end up with nothing in your account by year end, because of charges)

It’s strange how that strategy never changes. The Zimbabwean banking market is notorious for being lethargic and uninspiring. On the rare occasion that they do come up with an idea, they don’t put enough effort into it…

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