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Connectivity

Mnangagwa ordered POTRAZ to ‘loan’ Zifa $1m early this year

It is reported that early this year Vice President Mnangagwa was approached by the Sports minister Hlongwane seeking funds to support the senior soccer team’s trip to Gabon for the Afcon tournament. This was after Hlongwane was approached by Zifa president, Philip Chiyangwa for those funds. Mnangagwa, being the problem solver that he is then […]
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Entreprenuership

Can you help me, where is the fuel in Zimbabwe?

Those of us who live in Zimbabwe have recently been exposed to a cash crisis that has hit our economy and along with it, an all too familiar era of fuel shortages has started to occur as a result. According to an assessment done by the Financial Gazette, a local business weekly, most fuel stations […]
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Broadband

ZHT and ZIMURA try to influence Zimdancehall lyrical content

The Zimbabwe Heritage Trust (ZHT) held a workshop along with the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA) to discuss the role music plays in building the nation and also to address issues musicians are facing. The event, held at the College of Music, did not however go to script. The various speakers all spoke from the […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Face filters coming to Instagram Live videos

Instagram recently announced that they will be rolling out face filter to the live video section of their mobile apps. You will be able to add different face filters like rainbow light or glasses during a live video for your friends and followers to see. The feature will be rolling out globally over the next […]
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eCommerce

How to buy Telecel or NetOne airtime using EcoCash

They say necessity is the mama of all inventions, so when the going gets tough instead of just whining some people find solutions. Cash is a problem, no doubt. We’ve tried to go with plastic money but things like airtime are still not so easy to swipe for particularly if you don’t intend on buying […]
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Fintech

WorldRemit shuts down airtime transfers from South Africa

WorldRemit, the remittance company with the online service which allows people to send money all over the world has announced that it is no longer possible for users in South Africa to top up airtime for friends abroad. The company did not give any explanation as to why the service was shut down. So if […]
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Gadgets & Apps

WhatsApp for Nokia, is my phone still supported in 2017-2018?

WhatsApp for Nokia has extended support for some devices running older operating systems while other devices were no longer supported by the chat application. Nokia devices running the Nokia Symbian S40 devices will be able to run WhatsApp until 31 December 2018. Now, devices running Nokia Symbian S60 do not support WhatsApp for Nokia anymore […]
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Business

Zimbabwean exports to Iran fall from $4.8m to $1000 in a year

Speaking to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, visiting Parliamentary delegation from Iran, Mr Mostafa Kavakebian lamented the low volume of trade between the two countries. In the meeting, where members of parliament from both countries were present it came to light that volume of trade had fallen to a measly $1000. This is […]
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eCommerce

You can now pay for Ethiopian Airlines tickets using EcoCash or Telecash

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline group, recently partnered with Flocash, a provider of electronic payment services, to enable online mobile payments on Ethiopian Airlines website. You will now be able to pay for airplane tickets from the airline using EcoCash or Telecash. To pay using this payment method, got to their website and start the […]
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Miscellaneous

A Woman’s Worth – DigitalAgeConversations

This post was written by a Guest Author. The views expressed in this article do not reflect those of Techzim but of the Guest Author.   “Please also pay special attention to women. Women care for the other people much more than men. Men care for themselves. Women are going to be very powerful in […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Help your child pass Grade 7 with Pass Grade 7 app

As more and more of Zimbabweans gain internet access, the power of the internet as an educational tool needs to be harnessed. This is happening in this country as evidenced by the number of e-learning solutions being developed.  Case in point – Pass Grade 7 app. With Zimsec grade 7 examinations just around the corner, […]
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Events

Internet Society (ISOC) celebrates its 25th anniversary, along with the Zimbabwean Chapter.

Yesterday, the Internet Society (ISOC) was celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Internet Society is a non-profit organisation aimed at providing leadership in internet-related standards, education, access, and policy. It is an American initiative which over the years has established various Chapters throughout the world, Zimbabwe included. So yesterday, all Chapters worldwide celebrated the anniversary by […]
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Business

How do I protect my idea in Zimbabwe???

Of late, there’s been a lot of talk on ‘corporates stealing ideas’ mainly being sparked by the latest story on how Econet is being sued for more than $870k for allegedly stealing a local business man’s idea. Truth is, the talk has always been there, but it’s been quite difficult to sift claims from facts. […]
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Business

Buyer beware: the basic risks when investing

Caveat Emptor is the cute Latin term that is translated “Buyer beware.” This is legal mambo jambo to let you know that whatever you are about to buy, you are buying at your own risk. It is important to move our discussion of investing on capital markets to the uncomfortable subject of risk. Risk is […]
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Fintech

How do I register for ZB Bank Internet banking?

ZB Bank recently announced that they will be discontuning the processing of manual RTGS and Internal Transfer application forms. As the changes will take effect from 1 October, you might be wondering how do I register for ZB Bank Internet banking since the transfers will now be processed through the ZB Bank Internet banking platform. […]
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