Bundle of joy . . . Lilian at the quadruplets residence in Waterfalls recently

When philanthropy becomes a passion

Ruth  Butaumocho : Gender Editor Spotting a trendy weave, long suede boots and a black biker to complete her modest attire, Lilian Choruwa- Chambuka is pimped up as if she is set for the ramp. With h...
Grant Mhuriengwe (right) with part of the ZimFamily Reunion Trust

Tugging on the ties that bind . . .

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Grant Mhuriyengwe was young when his father abandoned the family, leaving him in the care of his mother. Yearning to establish how his father had been faring after aband...

Women offering new political dispensation

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor On July 20, 1960 Sirimavo Bandaranaike gained global fame for Sri Lanka when she became the world’s first woman prime minister. It is said that the British press had to ...

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...