Taking child rights back to Stone Age

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Given increasing cases of child marriages, sexual abuse and rape, openly encouraging virginity testing will expose them to abuse from sexual perverts and men who are alw...

Passion for trade drives Pilime

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor When Ms Sithembile Priscilla Pilime joined the famous trek to the United Kingdom to study nursing in London during the Rhodesian era, she had no other ambition except ge...

Men emasculated as job market shrinks

Ruth Butaumocho The year 2013 is one that Maxwell Chikara would want to forget quickly. Barely a year after getting a job at a local supermarket as a stores controller, he was retrenched together wit...
Rudo Nyangulu-Mungofa

Rudo: Genius behind innovation centre

When Rudo Nyangulu-Mungofa returned to Zimbabwe from abroad where she had been domiciled for more than a decade, she was amazed by the level of entrepreneurship that was going on around in all sector...
Barbara Chenai Mutambanengwe

Mutambanengwe breaks new ground

AN old adage that says; “Diamonds are a woman’s best friend,” rings true for Barbara Chenai Mutambanengwe, who finds herself surrounded by the precious stones daily.
Cynthia Hakutangwi

Hard work, perseverance pay: Hakutangwi

Ruth Butaumocho Gender profile Even great writers like John Keats and George Orwell have endured that austere patch where publishers reject works, critics savage them and readers take years to read t...
Eunice Dlamini

I was born a business woman – Dlamini

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Profile At five, when girls of her age were fussing over dolls and playing with toys, Eunice Dlamini was already mapping her way into entrepreneurship by selling different merc...

Women’s fortunes to be revived soon

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor With all economic indicators pointing southwards – falling commodity prices and an impending drought Zimbabweans are set for yet another tough year ahead. Even dur...
The bashing of men that is happening behind closed doors

GBV: Little progress made

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor The traditional 16 Days of Activism is almost coming to an end, with many events having been lined up to hammer the message home on the need to eradicate society of gend...

They came, they saw and they cooked

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor “Necessity is the mother of all inventions,” goes the old adage. The crippling power woes, where a majority of Zimbabweans go for an average of 12 hours a day without el...
ZOL chief executive officer Denny Marandure

I became the change I wanted: Marandure

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Profile ZOL’s brand has grown in leaps and bounds, becoming one of the leading Internet service providers, including use of fibre-to-home technology, something that was not ava...
Maureen Nyemba

From desperate widow to high flyer

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor When Maureen Nyemba lost her husband she knew that the fortification that had long protected her from economic woes had broken down. With six children to feed, house and...