RBZ attempts to break informal diaspora remittances, offers money to everyone receiving money through registered channels
Starting from the first of October 2016 this same export scheme will be extended to diaspora remittances. It has been set at 5% - with 2% being reserved for the money trasnfer agent and 3% reserved for the recipient.
Plans are already in place for the next showcase which is set to be held on the 28th of September 2016 at Rainbow Towers in Harare.
According to the RBZ, an estimated $1 billion in diaspora remittances entered Zimbabwe through informal channels in 2015.
EcoCash partners Mukuru in new cross border remittance tie-up, consolidates its place in formal diaspora inflows
In the latest of its remittances partnerships Zimbabwean mobile network operator, Econet Wireless has just unveiled a cross-border money transfer deal between its mobile money service EcoCash and remittances services outfit Mukuru (Mukuru.com).
We recently wrote an article on Zimbabwe having the third most expensive mobile data in Africa with the cheapest monthly 1 GB data package in the country set at $30. As fellow subscribers, we were always aware of Zimbabwe’s expensive mobile data, but the report by Research ICT Africa put our situation into greater perspective. The realisation of Zimbabwe […]
Yesterday, TechZim was able to spend the day with a member of NetOne‘s Network Optimization team and an Engineer from Huawei Zimbabwe (NetOne’s network infrastructure vendors) to test mobile internet speeds around Harare. Apart from the speed test, we were able to ask a few questions on NetOnes elusive LTE connection shedding light on a […]
Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, Econet, has invited TechZim to a mobile data speed test exercise around Harare tomorrow, Wednesday 21st of September. This follows our report on the state of mobile data speeds in Zimbabwe in which all three MNOs (Econet, NetOne, Telecel) performed well below our expectations. We suspect Econet’s invitation is in reaction to […]
One card to rule them all – SanDisk unveils 1 terabyte SD card that ought to help you store all your 4K videos
SanDisk, the company that has made a name through storage products like memory sticks and SD cards has unveiled an SD card with an insane 1 terabyte (1TB) of memory.
So what's the latest feature on WhatsApp? Well, there are actually are a number of new additions for users who have signed up for Beta testing and are on the latest version the app.
According to Chipo Mutasa the MD of TelOne the company has handled $4 million in transactions through its online payment platform, Telpay
Government to create Computer & Cybercrime Management Centre to deal with crimes like social media abuse & cyberterrorism
Judging from how State officials have spoken out against cybercrimes sin the past few months, plus the offences highlighted in the draft bill, this Cybercrime centre will play a lead role in dealing with cases as grave as cyberterrorism to other common offences like pornography and social media abuse.
Earlier today The Herald reported plans by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development to engage a Nigerian firm, Courtville Investments, and link them to the ZINARA database to handle the computerisation of third party insurance cover notes. According to its website, Courtville is: A foremost Nigerian e-business solutions and advisory company and the first in […]
Zimbabwe has the third most expensive mobile data prices in Africa with the cheapest monthly 1 GB data package in the country set at $30.
Zimbabwean fixed telecoms operator TelOne is aiming to improve customer service with the launch of a mobile app and new website.
NetOne’s network optimisation team has invited TechZim on an LTE data speed test tomorrow, Tuesday 20th September from 9am. This follows our report on the state of mobile data speeds in Zimbabwe concerning the three Mobile Network Operators (NetOne, Telecel and Econet). The results of the initial tests were shocking with all three operators failing […]
Next deliberations on Zimbabwe’s draft ICT legislation to be held Bulawayo, citizens urged to participate
All three draft pieces of ICT legislation are still under review with the next consultative workshop set to be held in the City of Bulawayo on the 21st and 22nd of September 2016 at the Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel starting at 9am.
Zimbabwean individuals and business entities are now banned by the Certification Authority Browser Forum from receiving Extended Validation SSL, Organization Validation (OV), and Domain Validation (DV) certificates . SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and […]
It has been reported that NetOne has dismissed its CEO Reward Kangai after a presented forensic report uncovered gross corporate misconduct on the part of the CEO. Mr. Kangai, who was serving a paid suspension on allegations of corruption, was dismissed from his position as CEO of NetOne in board resolution passed on Friday 16th […]
That being said, we have listed 13 potential offences from the draft bill. Assuming that the bill isn't altered to remove or adjust the clauses that relate to these potential offences, violating them could land you in some legal trouble.
Zimbabwe’s draft Computer Crime & Cybercrime Bill is updated as contributions are factored in – here’s the latest version
At the recent Computer Crime and Cybercrime Bill Workshop held in Harare by the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers (ZIE)'s ZICT division, an updated version of the draft bill was used for deliberations. Here's a copy of that version
Zimbabwean engineers contribute to draft cyber security bill, highlight privacy & criminilisation concerns
This process has included consultative meetings that the Ministry of ICT has been engaged in with various stakeholders. The Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE) was the latest grouping to contribute to the drafting of this law.
image credit: BBC Yesterday, 5 Tanzanian’s were charged with insulting their President John Magufuli on social media in some interesting cases of the application of their newly enacted Cyber Crime law. According to Tanzanian news outlet The Citizen, the five denied the charges against them and were released on bail with their hearings adjourned until the […]
image credit: news24.ng The Government of Gabon has imposed a curfew on internet access following widespread conflicts over it’s disputed presidential election results. The curfew runs from 6pm to 6am, blocking the public’s access to the internet during the night, although the public is still able to access the internet during the day, access to social […]
Recently NetOne released a mobile data bundle product called “The One“. The removal of the product raised a lot of suspicion as to why the MNO would remove a product that was arguably the best mobile data product available on the market at that time. We sought clarification from NetOne to no avail. So, we […]
Apple released its Operating System update the iOS 10 today and with it many improvements and shortcomings. The update was only made available for iPhone 5 users and above, Apple has essentially stopped supporting the iPhone 4 range and anything below, signalling time for an overdue upgrade. The update is about 1,1GB and requires your […]