When the dead, the liv­ing com­pete for space

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one is buried un­der­ground. Prob­a­bly buri­als have to be in­no­va­tive like cre­ma­tion and multi buri­als in one place. For now this looks like push­ing the moral and so­cial bound­aries too far.

Can you imag­ine uKhu­malo be­ing “buried” un­der his sons or in a colour­ful vase that stays in the lounge for every­one to see? We had land­lines now we use cel­lu­lar tech­nol­ogy, there is a need to em­brace new ways of do­ing busi­ness for the liv­ing and the dead.

The liv­ing should start max­i­mum util­i­sa­tion of space, that is, be as pro­duc­tive as pos­si­ble on the small­est of land avail­able. So do the dead. Hav­ing vast pieces of un­pro­duc­tive land is ‘sin­ful’ and only makes Eng­land and the Queen Mother envious but not nec­es­sary at all.

Land is a re­source and if it’s not gen­er­at­ing as much there­fore it has hold­ing costs thus com­pro­mis­ing ef­fi­ciency. Let’s be strate­gic in our think­ing and utilise land pro­duc­tively now be­fore it runs out as al­ready ur­ban ar­eas have no more space for the liv­ing or the dead. In the long run the cost of burial space will be very pro­hib­i­tive.

Just when you thought the dead didn’t have a hold­ing cost to their “ex­is­tence”. This is a se­ri­ous busi­ness case that needs to be ad­dressed now be­fore it be­comes a peren­nial headache es­pe­cially when our cen­sus points to a rel­a­tively age­ing pop­u­la­tion.

The price for dy­ing has in­creased, we might start look­ing at ways of pro­long­ing the liv­ing to de­lay de­mand for burial space while we try to re­solve the sit­u­a­tion. If we were to look at our waste (hu­man, mines re­dun­dancy, ICT, cars) dis­posal strat­egy you will un­der­stand land is run­ning out fast. We fore­see de­vel­op­ment and burial space hoard­ing in the near future as a mat­ter of spec­u­la­tion.

It’s a new era we need new ways of do­ing busi­ness for the liv­ing and the dearly de­parted. The game is on for the Zim­babwe hu­man race and the most beau­ti­ful tal­ented mind will persevere on this bal­anc­ing act. Happy liv­ing and dy­ing. MoB Cap­i­tal Pvt Lim­ited Awards for 2016 Me­gafest South­ern Re­gion 2016 Busi­ness Awards re­cently voted MoB Cap­i­tal (Team Money) in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories

1. Most In­no­va­tive Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Year 2016 : 1st Run­ner Up: MoB Cap­i­tal:

2. En­tre­pre­neur of the Year 2016, 2nd Run­ner Up: Mor­ris Mpala(Mr Brown), MD MoB Cap­i­tal

Team Money (Board and Staff) is in­debted to the Bu­l­awayo com­mu­nity for the sym­bi­otic re­la­tion­ship as the brand grows its in­flu­ence into the coun­try.

At MoB Cap­i­tal we are a non con­ven­tional one stop shop for fi­nan­cial so­lu­tions.

Our vi­sion: To be the fi­nancier and busi­ness ad­vi­sor of pref­er­ence in Zim­babwe and beyond.

Our Mis­sion: De­vel­op­ing com­mu­ni­ties through tai­lor made fi­nan­cial so­lu­tions.

Our Val­ues: Smart In­no­va­tion, Re­search, Loy­alty

Our Phi­los­o­phy: Free­dom In­tegrity, Learn­ing, Ex­plore. Dream. Dis­cover. Fi­nan­cial

The ser­vices on of­fer are loans (busi­ness/in­di­vid­u­als), full ad­vi­sory ser­vices, money trans­fers, short/long term in­sur­ance(un­der­writ­ten by Old Mu­tual), gro­cery fa­cil­ity within se­lected Chop­pies Stores, In­ter­cape/Pathfinder book­ings, SMEs train­ing/in­cu­ba­tion, in­tern­ship and men­tor­ing.

As an en­ter­pris­ing and very in­no­va­tive or­gan­i­sa­tion please be on the look­out for the launch of the fol­low­ing prod­ucts 1.YE$! Pro­gram 2. MoB007 Loy­alty Black Card which dou­bles up as a debit card 3. Sec­ond Chance loans 4. Sexy lit­tle loans 5. Ven­dor pro­grammes It’s chal­leng­ing times but with in­no­va­tion and en­trepreneur­ship we will over­come and we pray the awards are in line with our quest for a bet­ter fi­nan­cial well­be­ing to our com­mu­ni­ties.

Like we have said be­fore we will not dwell on poverty as it will lead us to poverty but pro­vid­ing so­lu­tions that in­crease fi­nan­cial free­dom.

Ex­plore Dream Dis­cover Fi­nan­cial Free­dom with MoB Cap­i­tal Pvt Lim­ited.


Mor­ris Mpala is the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of MoB Cap­i­tal Lim­ited, a Bu­l­awayo head­quar­tered mi­cro-fi­nance in­sti­tu­tion with foot­print across the coun­try.

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