A Correct Mistake

A Correct Mistake

A Correct Mistake In my early to mid 20’s I spent a few years in the warehouse, sales and distribution department of the family business. It was a great place to learn what hard work is and to connect directly with people on the shop floor, both internally and our...
Can Social Media Replace Bad Media?

Can Social Media Replace Bad Media?

Can Social Media Replace Bad Media? As a Zimbabwean, and a former publisher, the state of the ‘free press’ in Zimbabwe is disheartening. It is not surprising, just saddening. The complete control and monopoly Zanu-PF still exert over the media ensures their rhetoric...
How Social Media has Shaped News – The Mugabe Fiasco

How Social Media has Shaped News – The Mugabe Fiasco

How Social Media has Shaped News – The Mugabe Fiasco When studying journalism some 25 years ago we used to talk about ‘News induced crime waves.’ As a publisher, to create the illusion that the crime of, say, snatching handbags from grannies is on the increase,...
Africa Gathering – Thoughts

Africa Gathering – Thoughts

Africa Gathering - Thoughts As with the previous two Africa Gathering’s I have attended, there was a common theme running through. Don’t spoon feed Africa, don’t patronize Africa, leave your ego behind so you can partner with communities to find ways to co-create...
Innovation: Why Africa Is The Place To Be – Opinion

Innovation: Why Africa Is The Place To Be – Opinion

Innovation: Why Africa Is The Place To Be – Opinion If an American or European organisation were to invent the automobile today, they would not get it approved by the army of regulators, health and safety officers, industry regulators, environmental targets and all...