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Enterprise

How is Video Email Marketing Changing the Game for Businesses?

Image Credit: Álvaro Serrano (Unsplash) Email marketing is one of the most useful methods of online marketing available today, with an exceptionally high Return On Investment (ROI) regardless of the business that you are in. Studies have shown that email marketing can bring in as much as $38 for every $1 that you spend on it, […]
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Finance

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Press Statement On Cash-back Limits

PRESS STATEMENT ON COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE RESERVE BANK OF ZIMBABWE AND RETAILERS AND WHOLESALERS ON MEASURES TO ENHANCE REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND USE OF PLASTIC MONEY IN BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS The Reserve bank of Zimbabwe (the “Reserve Bank”) wishes to advise that following engagement with retailers and wholesalers, individually and collectively through their respective associations, it has […]
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Mobile Money & eCommerce

NSSA finally uses Telecash to disburse pensions

When NSSA’s funds were used to acquire Telecel by the government in 2015 year, the assumption was that the social security organisation was interested in not just the investment in a lucrative industry, but that mobile financial services in the form of Telecash had attracted it too. Indeed, NSSA itself confirmed this last year saying it was already looking to use mobile […]
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Telecommunications

News Roundup: Zimbabwe’s DNS Success Ranking, New POTRAZ guidelines

  #Zimbabwe ranked #5 in Africa for the healthiest internet, #Potraz to introduce a bit of competition amongst mobile operators Ep23 Posted by Techzim on Thursday, April 13, 2017 About POTRAZ The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is the regulatory authority of Zimbabwe's telecommunications sector and was established in terms of the […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Just how many WhatsApp users are there in Zimbabwe? #DigitalFutureZim

Zimbabwe, the WhatsApp country? #Zimbabwe, the #WhatsApp country? Posted by Techzim on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 In the Video: Just how big is WhatsApp in Zimbabwe? We looked for the data and created this video for startups, digital marketers and anyone out there concerned with reaching a Zimbabwean audience. Ofcourse the biggest challenge with WhatsApp […]
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Broadband

More ISPs increase prices in response to new Internet tax

Last week we wrote that Liquid Telecom had increased its internet prices following a new 5% tax on the internet by the government. Other providers have started to announce price increases. One of the 3 largest internet providers in the country, Dandemutande, advised its customers in a letter this week. Here: Dear Valued Customers RE: S1 SPECIAL […]
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Broadband

Kwese TV signs its biggest mobile network deal in Africa yet

Econet Media, the company behind the relatively new kid on the block in African TV called Kwese, has reportedly signed a deal with Kenya’s largest mobile operator Safaricom. Safaricom mobile subscribers will have Kwese TV as one of the services offered by the network. To the best of our knowledge, this is Kwese’s largest network access deal […]
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Telecommunications

POTRAZ moves to limit price wars & “attack type” advertising in new promo guidelines

POTRAZ, Zimbabwe’s telecoms regulator, has released a new set of guidelines for promotions by mobile network operators and internet providers in Zimbabwe. The new guidelines are apparently meant to limit the damaging effects of price wars. POTRAZ has also set some guidelines on advertising to prevent mobile operators and internet providers from attacking each other […]
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Broadband

Zimbabwe in top 5 on Africa’s DNS success list

Zimbabwe is in the top 5 of the “Country DNS Success Index” list released by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).   The list is in a draft report released by the global organisation in March. ICANN is the organisation in charge of coordinating the operations of the Internet’s underlying address book, called the […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Video: Use this app to stop data bundles from disappearing

No one want’s their data bundles to disappear mysteriously from their phone. It’s not a hopeless situation. This app will help you be strict about which apps access the internet: In the Video: Android apps Data savings apps NoRootFirewall Download the video here for sharing on WhatsApp. About WhatsApp WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app […]
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Broadband

POTRAZ finally moves on licensing of ISPs and Mobile Virtual Network Operators in Zimbabwe (MVNOs)

The telecoms regulatory authority in Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has commenced consultations on the licensing of ISPs and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Zimbabwe. The regulator made the announcement this month that they have began accepting submissions from the industry on what should be considered in the creation of this new type of license category. So far, Zimbabwe’s […]
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Events

“As Long As We Are Not Evolving Our Businesses… we are businesses of the past” – #DigitalFutureZim CEO’s Breakfast

CEOs and senior management from organisations in various sectors gathered on 5th April 2017 for the Digital Future Megabyting Session– a fireside breakfast meeting with an opening from Agrippa Mugwagwa, Executive Director of Retail and eCommerce at FBC Bank, and insights from AMH Group Managing Director Vincent Kahiya. Steward Bank CEO Dr. Lance Mambondiani delivered […]
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Telecommunications

U-Report Zimbabwe: Leveraging SMS for research

When we talk about technology these days, we are quick to think of internet related stuff; which is not a bad thing, except only that it somehow limits our imagination. Some of us (which often feels like all of us), have moved away from the SMSs, but you will be shocked to know that it’s […]
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Finance

Ecocash Zero Rates Merchant Payments On Thursdays…

Ecocash, arguably the biggest ‘bank’ in Zimbabwe, with probably well over 4m subscribers, has zero rated merchant payments every Thursday up until the end of June 2017. I’m not too sure whether this incentive needed to be thrown, as due to the cash crisis that has been prevailing in Zimbabwe, a number of us have been […]
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