The Deposit Protection Corporation (DPC) ha a mandate to ensure deposits held by the banks and its role is tested in the mobile money trust fund insurance. As it turns out there is lack of clarity or clear cut answer in terms of how this fund is dissolved in case of the operator or bank failure and how exposed subscribers are.
School Sports Network (SSN) launched a crowdfunding campaign meant to mobilise resources that will be used to set up a live stream service for Zimbabwean school sports. The target is $1,700 and SSN is offering unlimited access to live streamed sports for everyone who contributes.
According to the latest information released on Digital Migration, George Charamba from the Ministry of Information and Media told people that Zimbabwe has ordered 400,000 set top boxes from Huawei in China. According to Charamba, this is four times the penetration rate of TV sets in this country.
Tengai, the new classifieds platform that partnered with Econet Wireless to offer zero-rated access to Econet subscribers, has been hacked by Net Neutrality proponents.
The sentiments from the recent Mobile Payments conference are that there is no awareness or adequate legislation in mobile money on the part of all the authorities involved. Even though most of them indicated that there are discussions, the delay will result in the exploitation of and burdening of users at the bottom of the “food chain” due to ignorance.
Local online classifieds platform tengai.co.zw is down. People who’ve been trying to access it have been met with a banner that says it’s being updated.
TelOne has its own payment platform called telpay.co.zw. It offers a payment facility for TelOne bills and sells TelOne ADSL and WiFi vouchers. Another nifty add-on is the sale of ZESA prepaid electricity that you can pay for with Telecash and EcoCash.
Powertel is saying that it’s not insolvent. In a press release, it is highlighting its significant growth over a period of more than 15 years, referencing investments in telecoms infrastructure, voice services, internet and prepaid electricity aggregation where most of its cashflow seems to be coming from.
A lot of people seem to all of a sudden know who Walter Palmer is thanks to the internet. People the world over from Zimbabwe to Hollywood celebrities and now even real life knights have been hurling the choicest abuse that people can muster at Palmer for the past day and a half ever since the Telegraph outed him as the man who killed Cecil the Lion.
Afrosoft Holdings, a local tech solutions company with a strong footprint in enterprise is opening up its technology stack to local startups. This means that tech startups that are developing solutions which need to plug into enterprise-related services like mobile money payment platforms, financial services or third-party VAS solutions can use the infrastructure that Afrosoft has set up already.
Windows 10 has been made officially available to the whole world. If you are on the Windows Insider program Windows 10 should be fairly simple to upgrade to the official release if it has not done so already, otherwise a few simple steps will get you the free upgrade available for the next one year.
In a bid to catch up with competition and lock steady revenue streams, Nettcash has unveiled the DStv payments facility through its mobile app which was recently launched and made available for download on Google Play.
Nettcash has complained that other mobile money operators are muscling Nettcash out of the agency network and going to the extent of taking over some agents and stripping their signage from the kiosks and premises.
Econet has generously adjusted the Dream Data Bundles that were introduced last month. 1 GB of data is now going for $1 and 3GB for $2. The validity period has also been changed to a 10 pm to 8 am window.
The inaugural edition of the Mobile Money and Digital Payments Conference and Awards drew the who-is-who of banking and telecoms. See the event in pictures below
We have just attended an event organized by Nettcash where they launched their Android mobile application and announced the enhanced ZESA Utility options developed for their platform. We will be reviewing their application shortly but meanwhile, here is the launch in pictures.
According to a report from the Auditor General, Powertel, a state-owned Internet Access Provider(IAP), is technically solvent. It is one of 23 parastatals that experienced losses between 2012 and 2014.
Some readers argued that Tengai, the new online classifieds startup, though registered and fully operational as an entity that is not a subsidiary of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe or the Econet Group, has ties to the mobile operator and is leaning on this association in a way that violates net neutrality.
As a people we don’t seem to see far enough to realise what is hurting the competition now (or just someone we don’t care about) will surely hurt us too eventually. We laugh that classifieds.co.zw is getting hit Econet and Stive while forgetting the same net-neutrality unfairness on us when they smell the blood.
A whole day of discussions around digital and mobile payments that brought together banks and mobile network operators, was concluded with the Awards Ceremony that recognised the best performing companies and products.
It seems Econet, banking on its market share and business interests, is still unwilling to enable interoperability in some aspects of their services, particularly hand to hand wallet to wallet interfacing. This is unlike the competitors OneWallet, Telecash and Nettcash.
Econet has launched the EcoSure Burial Society. It’s a funeral package that facilitates group contributions for funeral policies.
EcoSure is riding on the old concept of burial societies where groups of friends, relatives, church members or workmates contribute towards a fund that will assist each member in the event of a funeral.
The news that Wabona, an African content Video On Demand service shut down was a low moment for African tech and media startups. a number of aspects related to their model have stood out as weaknesses for a while now. Theirs represent most of the challenges in setting up a Pan-African VOD service. However, in the lessons, there are some opportunities that could also emerge for Wabona or other VOD services.
Zimbabwe’s new online classifieds platform, tengai.co.zw has finally gone live. It offers the standard functionality of online classified platforms and users can post listings, for free, in any of the 12 different categories that include mobile and electronics, vehicles, property, jobs and services.
In a few days, mobile operator Econet Wireless is going live with the online classifieds platform tengai.co.zw. We were invited to the press launch which is slated for Monday 27 July. tengai.co.zw will operate with free advertising for anything posted on the platform, along with free browsing for Econet broadband subscribers.
In a recent discussion of Saith Technologies’ “innovations” a raging debate ensured about whether true innovations were indeed exhibited. In the interest of objectivity we go through some of Saith Technologies claims and try to clear some misconceptions.
We need to stop this attitude of not wanting proof in the science preferring instead to leave it at just “God did it for us”. God gave us amazing brains so that we can think up new stuff to improve our lives. Science builds on science, it doesn’t defy it inexplicably
Zambezi Magic, the MNet Channel launched recently to act as the go-to spot for Southern African content, is looking for Zimbabwean music videos. This is the latest invitation for Zimbabwean content that started some months ago with calls for Zimbabwean shows and movies. MultiChoice, through channels like Zambezi Magic, wants to tap into the talent pools of countries like Zimbabwe that haven’t had a huge representation on DStv
You probably noticed that, since last week, on the left sidebar of this website is a new section called Sponsored Articles. This articles are clearly labelled “Sponsored” so that you’re very clear that this is not regular Techzim content. To ensure there’s no confusion, such stories will not appear in our regular news feed which is reserved for our traditional content.
DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail), makes use of a pair of private and public keys to electronically sign mail. Any server implementing DKIM can, therefore, verify that the email came from the origin that it purports to come from.In this article, we look at how you can configure your email server to sign your outgoing emails using DKIM.