The recently opened Chicken Slice franchise has gained a huge following in Harare. You need to check out their Samora Machel Avenue branch (corner 7th Street), which is always busy when we visit it, to understand why.
The Harare City Council has turned the section of Park Street between Nelson Mandela and Jason Moyo avenues into a weekend flea market for second hand clothes. Different vendors sell anything from skirts and shirts to used underwear.
Harare has many shoe repair men who sit at street corners and ply their trade. All over the city, both in the high and low density areas you will see them, sitting there needle, thread and glue in hand, giving new leases of life to footwear that has seen better days.
Robot-controlled traffic intersections have become such hives of commerce in Harare. Everyone is hustling you; from large companies with their billboards to the small guy selling airtime cards, newspapers, keyrings with flashing lights, toys for your children or Zimbabwe flags.