Announcing Young Women Business Network Co-operative Financial Institution

Announcing Young Women Business Network Co-operative Financial Institution

BDM speaks to Dr Maureen Tong, a shareholder and Chair of the Board at the newly established YWBN Co-operative Financial Institution (CFI) which is the first step towards forming YWBN Co-operative Bank BDM: Great to talk to you again, Dr Maureen Tong. DMT: Thanks indeed for the opportunity that BDM continues to provide me to more…

Beyond hope to action

Beyond hope to action

The Zimbabwean opposition MDC party, in its original form, once attempted a “savanna spring” way before the much more popular and effective Arab spring.  I showed up at Africa Unity Square with a human rights lawyer who was involved with transparency international, his wife a human rights activist in her own right and a friend more…

There Is Beauty In Serving

When the nationalists embarked on protests, talks, frustration, armed struggle and then finally negotiations for ceasefire across the continent, it was not driven by selfish ambition. Many of them were corrupted later by the trappings of power. This is why we look, with a certain nostalgia, at the black and white pictures of the nationalists more…

A Violent Peace

A Violent Peace

Brain Pickings Weekly (BPW), an online publication, timeously reminded me about Albert Camus’s thoughts about life and the human condition. As a former teacher of French who taught Camus and Sartre to eager A-level students in Zimbabwe, I want to use the reminders from BPW to comment on the South African condition.  BPW began by more…

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