Mar 1st, 2013
By: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin “If you need a job, get experience first. If you need experience, get a job first. Which way out?” It is not uncommon to find announcements of job openings requiring applicants to have a number of years of work experience. This is a towering stumbling block for most job...
Jan 26th, 2013
By Perry Munzwembiri, zimeye.org One key characteristic of developing nations is that a large proportion of the population is comprised of the youth. The African Development Bank notes that Africa has the fastest growing and most youthful population in the world. Over 40% are under the age of 15 and...
Jan 14th, 2013
BusinessDay Like the African Development Bank, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two economists known for their work with the poor, define the middle class as households whose daily per capita expenditures valued at purchasing power parity are between $2 and $4, and those between $6 and $10, located...
Dec 17th, 2012
An Ethiopian housemaid committed a suicide by hanging herself at her employer’s house in Saudi Arabia after claiming she had kept seeing ghosts. Her employing family found the maid hanged by a rope at her room adjoining their house in the central town of Shaqra just after sunset. “Police said they we...
Mar 16th, 2012
Cape Town – An HIV-positive 17-year-old domestic worker from Masvingo in Zimbabwe was caught lacing the porridge of her employer’s 4-year-old child with her own menstrual blood, cruelty that earned her a 10-year prison term, NewsDay reported. According to the report, Pelagia Mureya carrie...
In Press Releases
Jan 8th, 2012
From 6am tomorrow morning, Khayelitsha residents will be protesting outside the new Khayelitsha Hospital. Tonight, we will be mobilising to that effect. We have had enough! Kwanele! The Community of Mandela Park (Ward 94 & 97) gathered this afternoon to find out the truth behind the devastating r...
Mar 20th, 2011
Watson Chimbira mingles with mourners at the Chitungwiza cemetery outside Zimbabwe’s capital, where he digs graves and paints epitaphs on metal plates that serve as temporary tombstones. He’s skilled at both, but neither is his real job. “I work as a driver for a local company, but ...
Jan 25th, 2011
In a worrying development for equal opportunities across the globe, research from workspace solutions provider Regus has shown that the proportion of companies intending to hire more working mothers has slumped by one fifth since the same time last year. Compared with a year ago, when 44 percent of c...