Guest Blog – 263Chat http://263chat.com Zimbabwean media organisation focused on encouraging & participating in progressive national dialogue Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 86748600 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall http://263chat.com/99-bottles-beer-wall/ http://263chat.com/99-bottles-beer-wall/#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:41:10 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=20041 Marley did not become a devoted debauchee all of a sudden: he savoured each ill-fated sip of froth-filled beer and hallucinogenic fix of cannabis he consumed on his cold and lifeless voyage to sensual and cerebral enslavement. See he was shadowed by an obscure fondness for self-satisfaction and psychedelic bliss right after he had graduated from […]

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Overcoming the limitations of membership based organizations http://263chat.com/overcoming-limitations-membership-based-organizations/ http://263chat.com/overcoming-limitations-membership-based-organizations/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:54:42 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=19965 Like other arrangements that make sense on the surface, African agriculture and rural development efforts are characterized by membership-based organizations. These range from farmer unions and diverse sizes of cooperatives to chambers of commerce. While coming together for collective bargaining purposes makes a lot of sense, members should be aware of several blind spots. After […]

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How can young people secure a better future for Africa? http://263chat.com/can-young-people-secure-better-future-africa/ http://263chat.com/can-young-people-secure-better-future-africa/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:09:00 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=19961 With 70% of Africa’s population under the age of 30, we as a continent are presented with a great opportunity and, possibly, a great challenge. Young Africans today are taking actions that not only have an immediate impact, but will also determine the future of the continent for decades to come. By Gerald Chirinda Never […]

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Cheap House For Sale! What You Need to Know http://263chat.com/cheap-house-sale-need-know/ http://263chat.com/cheap-house-sale-need-know/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:40:44 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=19953 Everybody want a cheap stand or house that they can pay for and still remain with change which they can then use to meet more needs of life like a new car or the latest smart phone. Cheap and legitimate properties can be found from some sellers who sell under desperate circumstances. However, these desperate […]

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What’s Zimbabwe’s Game Plan? http://263chat.com/like-ferocious-warriors-dying-minutes-whats-zimbabwes-game-plan/ http://263chat.com/like-ferocious-warriors-dying-minutes-whats-zimbabwes-game-plan/#respond Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:29:07 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=19912 It is the 117th minute of an African Cup of Nations final at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The match is tied 3-3. The Warriors are battling hard and creating chance after chance – wave after wave à la Barcelona FC – and bombarding the Cameroonian goal with amazing aerial attacks. While nearly […]

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I Was Born in Rhodesia…and Very Proud Of It! http://263chat.com/born-rhodesia-proud/ http://263chat.com/born-rhodesia-proud/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:20:20 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=19806   I was reading an interview held with Rhodesia Prime Minister Ian Smith in Holland in 1994 – which a friend of mine sent – and my mind could not help wandering back to those Rhodesia days. Though I was born in 1973, and was only seven years old at Zimbabwe’s birth in 1980, the […]

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At What Point Can We Say We Are Making a Difference Through Agriculture? http://263chat.com/point-can-say-making-difference-agriculture/ http://263chat.com/point-can-say-making-difference-agriculture/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:45:06 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=19802 While a lot of resources continue to go into African agriculture, those supporting the sector are still to figure out at what point they will be sure to have made a difference through agriculture. To what extent can increasing yield per hectare or kilogrammes of meat per feed or litres of milk per feed or […]

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Monsters Do Exist: Welcome To The Ugly Dollhouse http://263chat.com/monsters-exist-welcome-ugly-dollhouse/ http://263chat.com/monsters-exist-welcome-ugly-dollhouse/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:17:42 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=19753 Losing Tracy scared the life out of me. Although I had lost countless close relatives to accidents and illness and natural causes by the time I was 20 years old – whenever I mused over why death had struck the core of my self-assured existence so mercilessly and uncaringly once again – I would conclude […]

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Self-Development, a Critical Part to Fulfilled Life http://263chat.com/self-development-critical-part-fulfilled-life/ http://263chat.com/self-development-critical-part-fulfilled-life/#respond Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:23:37 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=19746 Some years ago, my mother told me one funny story of a wealthy minister who died. His attorney asked all the relatives near and far to gather around so they would hear if they were included in the bequests. The hour finally arrived and the house was packed with people and their silence was deafening […]

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Stands for Sale in Zimbabwe – A Scrutiny of Legitimacy http://263chat.com/stands-sale-zimbabwe-scrutiny-legitimacy/ http://263chat.com/stands-sale-zimbabwe-scrutiny-legitimacy/#respond Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:49:49 +0000 http://263chat.com/?p=19743 Its not easy to save money that one can use to purchase any of the various stands for sale in such developments like Glaudina,  Crowhill, Charlotte Brooke, Madokero etc or any form of immovable property because of a mountain of economic problems that the country is going through at the moment. Indeed its painful to […]

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