Reflecting on 2020, taking lessons into 2021

Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave 2020, a mixed bag of loss, hope, pain and a new normal. One where 1.7 million lives were lost to the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide as of 27th of December 2020. Losing a single life, is a great loss on its own. One where technology and biotech were the dominating sectors thanks to Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdown showed us, nothing is permanent. We had the British Airways, BP and Hilton Hotels announcing the laying off over 21,000 jobs collectively and more giants doing the same. We saw Lamborghini and Range Rovers lining up for food banks in the US. Equity … Continue reading Reflecting on 2020, taking lessons into 2021

Lessons from my mentor: 3

by Rumbidzai Mashavave An example of habits to adopt are Savings and Investment: Open an Old Mutual Unit Trust in Zimbabwe: @ 3% interest per annum and a minimum deposit of $100 and non compulsory monthly installments. Open a non Resident Account with First National Bank (FNB) in South Africa. A minimum deposit of ZAR50 equivalent in Forex and an initial ZAR110 for each Forex.  It has a savings account with an interest rate of 5% interest per annum.  Bank charges are ZAR54 per month charged to the chequing account. Research on the stock market and  invest in companies that … Continue reading Lessons from my mentor: 3

Enough said- Think!

by Rumbidzai Mashavave As I was reading Think by Tudor Bismark, at the end of Chapter 1 he asks 2 questions:  What would it take to have positive thinking in Africa?  This question is timely with regards to the regression rather than progress Africa has been experiencing. Just in Zimbabwe, once the bread basket of Africa, desecrated by both man made and natural turn of events,  it is not surprising that there is little hope of Zimbabwe reclaiming that status. This begs the question: Who are Africa’s Societal Re constructors? A social construct is an idea that has been created … Continue reading Enough said- Think!

Lessons from my mentor 2: #2018preps

by Rumbidzai Mashavave A quality management system (QMS) is the way your organisation directs and controls those activities that are related to achieving its intended results.  An ISO 9001 quality management system is one which is established, implemented maintained and continually improved. Why have a QMS? – It is a strategic decision- that helps an organisation to improve its overall performance and to provide a sound basis for its sustainable development initiatives. One key feature of the ISO 9001 is continual improvement which emphasizes on checking or performance evaluation. The same principle applies to life. Periodically  one needs to reflect on … Continue reading Lessons from my mentor 2: #2018preps

The New Zimbabwe: Do Something!

by Rumbidzai Mashavave New President in 37 years, it is a historic time for Zimbabwe and a time where hope for a better Zimbabwe has been renewed. While we may agree or disagree with His Excellency President ED Mnangagwa choices in leadership, policy changes and action plan. It remains inevitable that things are looking up for Zimbabwe. However, this is at national level. What are you doing at an individual level? A song by Zimbabwean artist, Blesssing bled Chimanga -“DO SOMETHING” has a clear message that every good thing in life comes when you work hard and you have to do … Continue reading The New Zimbabwe: Do Something!