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By Tafadzwa HR
Women are fundamental in the way an organization and the economy work and grow. They have some skills and talent that lack in men hence we acknowledge the role they have, are and shall always play. In this article, we will talk about how I as a man appreciate women bosses, the challenges they face, the respect they have earned and most of all the great work they do.


In my years in the working field since 2014, I have been in 5 institutions and in 3 of them I had female superiors and co-workers who dominated the institutions. These ladies were always hardworking and showed me how teamwork is done. It was during my time in these institutions I learned a lot besides teamwork, I understood the value of time, an organisation in my work stuff and a level of professionalism in the workplace. All this I learned from ladies and it’s a great thing that I appreciate attaining from ladies. The one thing that I liked was that they were accommodating and supportive of the path I was taking. This is why I say that this women’s month I appreciate and acknowledge women in the working space as they make great contributions towards our economy and workspace.

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Women to get to the top is not an easy task, to be honest. Something which I observed with time is that if you work with a female as a co-worker few men respect that and they find ways of sabotaging the female’s progress. They are few men who actually do work well with women and do not have any conflict as they are doing organizational business. Some are being bullied, made to feel insecure and being a disregard of any personal achievements is a common aspect that women face daily. As fellow employees or employers, we should sit down and support each other as we move forward. The challenges women face are not only from that but it also elevates to how they appear and dress in the workspace which is a long-standing debate. I have seen and noticed the high levels of misinterpretations when it comes to that area and it has led to several sexual harassment in the workspace and a level of uncomfortableness to women.


The above situations occur from both the male and female side but they differ, to be honest. In most economic sectors in Zimbabwe, 75% are male-dominated at top management posts and women occupy the 25% left. Please note these are old statistics which could have changed by now so we will work with what is on record. None the less, at times, women do the whole Ph.D. upon each other and it creates conflicts. The definition of a Ph.D. in this case is Pull her DOWN syndrome which is crazy. It can be said and insinuated that women themselves are the biggest obstacle to their own progressive structure. I have seen it in the workspace and noticed how women bad mouth each other and gossip, this is not in all cases but it does happen. They are some women who rise to the top through conflicts and this is a common feature, to be honest. In my view, they are women who are good in conflict situations and this makes them rise above others through that as they intimidate others.


In my view women have earned the status they have in the workspace, especially those who have risen to high posts. Many people think women have to be backbones of families and they are not meant at the top. I have heard many statements, “Why she not married?” “Do you not know she sleeps with the boss” “Ahhh she is the girlfriend of that businessman” These women do not deserve such ill-treatment because they would have worked hard to attain those posts and positions they have. In society we are living in many people are intimidated if they see a successful woman rising. It’s crazy that men, in particular, feel threatened by women who have risen in the workspace but most of all have earned what they have done. It is unfair in my view to troll such women, yes they may have flaws, we all do aren’t we human though. This doesn’t give anyone the right to say a woman who would not have earned her place, she would have done the sweat blood and tears as the way a man does.
The last issue that I would like to share is that all working ladies are doing a good job. To get where you currently are is not through nepotism but by your hard work and persistence paid off. They are challenges that you faced and obstacles that blocked you, however, you went through them and overcame them is something I personally respect. In conclusion, the women we see in our workspace must be respected, acknowledged and supported because getting to that level has not been easy for them.
Happy Women’s month ladies, we thank you for all that you do and have done for the business sector.

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UZ Student Wins the Lighter Competition.

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A university student by the name of Aluwaine Manyonga was graced at Lux Award as the winner of the Society of Light and Lighting Young Lighter of the Year for 2020.  Aluwaine Manyonga is a fourth-year electrical engineering undergraduate at the University of Zimbabwe who works with Emmanuel Consulting Engineers in Harare, Zimbabwe.

For the first time, the SLL Young Lighter final was held online with all four finalists delivering their presentations virtually to an international audience. Manyonga delivered his presentation, Offgrid Solar Lighting, and Chigubhu Lantern, Africa’s Education System Game Changer, during the 2020 LuxLive Digital Festival.

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The factors that led to his win are that his proposal not only supports the introduction of solar-powered lighting systems but seeks to tackle plastic and electronic waste through the re-use with the ingenious Chigubhu (Chigubhu is a Shona word for plastic container or water bottle) Lantern. His presentation outlines the resources required, set up, and ongoing maintenance with a methodical and informed approach.

Manyonga’s projects seek to utilize competitive pricing of solar-powered solutions, developing a clean and reliable light source to positively impact the education system. The advantage of the project is that the ingenious Chigubhu Lantern uses plastic waste to create low-cost housing for solar-power LED luminaires.

Looking at the concepts stated above and more he presented, the judges were all very impressed by the social value of Aluwaine’s project. “We thought he showed immense initiatives, as well as technical know-how, using limited resources to create something that will improve the lives of a huge number of people in areas with insecure electricity networks. Aluwaine’s work reminds us of how lighting can make the world a better place.” This was a window of Aluwaine’s success and winning the competition as it revealed young talent.

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This year’s finalist included Aleix Llenas with his project, Spectrally Tunable Lighting for the Real World: A UK Case-study in Tracking Human Behavior and Implications for Future Technology; Giorgia Rossi with her project, Open Beams: A laser Lighting System for Future; and Dipali Shirsat with her project, Redefining the Image of a city: Lighting for Disabled Spaces. You can watch the presentations on the Lux Review website.

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How To Succeed Without Being A Genius

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You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop, and use them. THE SEVEN PRINCIPALS ANYONE CAN USE TO SUCCEED.

HAVE A CLEAR PURPOSE.

Before anyone starts anything in life, a clear distinct purpose has to be present. That purpose or goal will guide your life. In other words, the clear purpose will guide your health, physical habits and your overall behaviour. WHY?, Because your behaviour will certainly interfere with your aspirations. Your behaviour will be guided by that purpose

A GOAL A DAY

Plan a specific thing to do every day. Remember failing to plan is planning to fail. Never wake up early in the morning and ask yourself, “What will l do today”? This means that your friends will certainly try to drive you into their world and they will take you as a person who doesn’t plan. Each night before you sleep, you should know all the activities that you are going to do the following day. If you don’t organise your life someone else will do it for you.

DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WHEN IT SHOULD BE DONE.

Look at all the geniuses in the world, do they have more hours a day than the rest of us? No, everyone under the earth at the same hours a day. The question then becomes, ARE YOU USING YOUR TIME WISELY? Nothing from the day before should split into the following day. Make sure that what needs to be done on Friday is done on Friday and no other day. If we follow this practise we will never be poisoned by procrastination.Know why you are at a certain place and your purpose there. There are many people who will try to make their business your business and their problems your problems. There should come a time where you step back and tell those friends, NO!!! Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them\!

PERIODICALLY EVALUATE YOUR WORK.

Periodic evaluation makes you see if the results match what you had planned in your mind. Most people waste valuable time as they continue doing unnecessary activities without evaluating their progress. Evaluation makes you identify the problems and find the necessary solutions.

BE A GOOD TIME MANAGER

Successful people are always punctual for every event. Keeping time is not as important as the event. It is better to be very early for an event that is late and has people wondering where you are. Being on time is a decision and once you make a decision of keeping time, then you start thinking of the possible eventualities which keep you from being on time as being on time creates RELIABILITY in people’s minds.

WRING OR SQUEEZE YOUR BRAIN.

The reason why most people fail in life is because of the absence of principal 6. One might ask what wringing your brain means. Take for instance a washer and a drier. When clothes are taken out of the washer, water is not dripping from them but the clothes are damp and if a very strong man takes the damp clothes and squeezes them, water drips out. Now, what does this mean to a person? Our brain is like the clothes out of the washer. They are damp with greatness but we have to wring or squeeze out that greatness, with hard work and commitment. Most people never take their brains and squeeze out some more greatness, wring your brain. People don’t see the results of their work and live their lives without realizing the heights of excellence to which they can reach, THEREFORE WRING YOUR BRAIN, WRING IT!!

WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH THY MIGHT

If you take a look at a student’s transcript with a bad grade and ask him why they got a bad grade, the answer is usually, l didn’t like the subject. I tell you, never say that you didn’t like it because the transcript is a direct reflection of your character. Start liking it and do it to the best of your ability .Give it 100% because when you do it with all your might, it becomes less painful and brings jo.

Always remember that character gets you out of bed; commitment moves you to action. Faith, hope, and discipline enable you to follow through to completion .Zig Ziglar

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TEAMWORK: A NEW DAWN ON US?

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When it is dusk, there is no hope for light.  The time for illumination is longer and thus there are just reveries and the darkness.  Darkness, diabolic thoughts, slumber, henchmen and guzzling little Judases of course; betrayal and giving u. 

But when l talk about new dawn upon us, a future, a beehive of activity, dodging within the webs and lanes of focus and a bright future.  Most people have dreams in their youth that get shattered or worn down with age. They find themselves disappointed by people, events, reality, which cannot match their youthful ideals. And we are the youth and we have our own dreams; the time is now.  We still have hope, faith and it is most probable for us to propel on the issue of probability which is deliberately one. 

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Focus and hard work are the props of every successful person and education is the bulwark of all that.  Our dreams are not parked in a metallic, luxurious car, for example, a Rolls Royce Phantom, in front of a dilapidated mud hut. (laugh)For all the toil, we can’t do something sub-standard. Great giants are better left off to their slumber. (laugh)  But not for us, we are giants but not for slumber.  We will fight the problems in our dreams and hindrances with a sling is the problems come like birds.

Daily life is harsh, and most of us constantly seek escape from it in fantasies and dreams. Stars feed on this weakness; standing out from others through a distinctive and appealing style, they make us want to watch them. At the same time, they are vague and ethereal, keeping their distance, and letting us imagine more than is there. Their dreamlike quality works on our unconscious. Learn to become an object of fascination by projecting the glittering but elusive presence of the Star.

An isolated person is weak.  Let’s work together as a team. A team has one goal to achieve; that is a success.  We are a team; hence one.  A team does not go about destroying property and doing all sorts of felonious chores.  We are not a team of bandits; we are a team of success.  Vandalism is not a success, it is a drawback, a delay, and irresponsibility.  Successful people are responsible and are focused citizens towards one goal.  Which is?  Success.

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Let us storm off like a soldier who heard that the war is over and the battlefield had become history, a deserted place. Let’s leave our past life; the dusk.  A new dawn on us.

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