Zimbabwe is Rising!

I started this blog last year as a means to encourage young Zimbabweans to keep their dreams alive despite the dire situation in our country, as they are the future leaders of our nation hence the name – ZimbabweRise. Unfortunately the situation only deteriorated with the RBZ attempting to introduce bond notes and an import ban. I lost…

Independence Day for Born-Frees in Zimbabwe

  This week Zimbabwe celebrated 36 years of independence. Zimbabweans had different reactions to this day. Some viewed this as an achievement and celebrated. Then others were indifferent, as long as they got their sadza that day, they were good. It was like any other day. On the other extreme some took this day as…

Is religion hampering Zimbabwe’s prosperity?

Many Zimbabweans may be completely caught off-guard by the title of this article. I absolutely understand that. As a predominantly Christian-based society, it is unimaginable to entertain a topic such as this, but I ask that you humour me for a short while. Writing this article is just as uncomfortable for me, as reading it…

New Year, new you?

I am sure we have all bumped into memes such as this one: Or this one: And of course this one:   Generally the start of a new year instills a sense of hope for a fresh start in one’s life. We set resolutions so that we can achieve what we failed to achieve in the…

Toast to 2016

May 2016 be all and more you have set it out to be May you rise in all you do May it be a year to remember HAPPY NEW YEAR!      

Keep moving…

Less than a million people are formally employed in Zimbabwe. Of the population that is employed majority complain about the ridiculously low salaries and in some cases they are not getting paid at all. This is the reality that a young Zimbabwean graduate faces when they return home from studying abroad or in the country. Getting…

Apparently Zimbabwe was the bread-basket of Africa…

No, Zimbabwe was never the bread-basket of Africa. Zimbabwe was the REGIONAL bread-basket, i.e. the bread-basket of Southern Africa. However, you will always find journalists referring to Zimbabwe as ‘the country that was once the bread-basket of Africa is now a basket-case’. They have to make a profit from telling stories so the exaggeration makes…

Is there hope for Zimbabwe?

This is the first question to address. Is there hope for a bright future in our country?  With an economic crisis that has been going on for years and unemployment rate of over 90%, it is almost impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel. What is the point of even having such…