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Too many Chiefs, too few Indians: Not every Zimbabwean can be a business owner

Too many Chiefs, too few Indians: Not every Zimbabwean can be a business owner

There is no shortage of entrepreneurial spirit in Zimbabwe. Almost everyone, young and old, is forever dreaming up that one big idea which will make them a multi-millionaire instantly. British billionaire businessman and serial entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson once commented that Zimbabweans were natural entrepreneurs. This observation by arguably the…

EXCLUSIVE: An interview with Nigel Mugamu, Zimbabwe’s rising social media star

EXCLUSIVE: An interview with Nigel Mugamu, Zimbabwe’s rising social media star

EXCLUSIVE (Zimbabwe Investor) – In September 2012, a Zimbabwean social media enthusiast started a Twitter platform, @263Chat, for Zimbabweans from across the globe to converge and discuss burning topical issues in the country. From politics to education, marital issues to government policy, arts and culture to health, lobola to human…

Nelson Mandela: An African Icon, in African Time, On African Terms

Nelson Mandela: An African Icon, in African Time, On African Terms

In mourning former South African President Nelson Mandela, everyone will want to claim him for their own. And that is a good thing. Some will want to claim him as part confessionals about their own countries’ complicity in aiding apartheid. Others as participants in domestic, continental and global struggles that…

Zimbabwe’s Man in the Middle

Zimbabwe’s Man in the Middle

For the past five years, entrepreneur and media mogul Trevor Ncube has advocated for a “Third Way” in Zimbabwean politics. Disillusioned and disappointed with Zimbabwe’s two largest political parties, Ncube envisions a grand political party, made up of the best men and women across the political divide, business community, and…