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ZIMBABWE: Informal Sector Lures University Graduates

Posted on 02 March 2010 by admin

Women informal cross border traders negotiate a minefield ranging from bus drivers, customs officials and dangerous and unfamiliar environments. Credit:Trevor Davies/IPS

By Ignatius Banda

BULAWAYO, Mar 1, 2010 (IPS) – From the rickety old buses that miraculously make long cross-border journeys to the frustrating red tape at the border post, from fending off sexual advances from bus crews and customs officials to losing goods worth thousands of dollars, 28-year-old Irene Moyo has seen it all.
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