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Bundling of channels by DStv and Kwese is actually good for us

We have lobbied to no avail to get DStv to unbundle channels. By this I mean to let us choose which channels we want to watch and only pay for those. Sport lovers could pay for just the SuperSport channels whilst entertainment buffs could subscribe to just the M-Net channels. Turns out it might not […]
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Events

People get an intro to Messenger Bots at Facebook Developer Circle meetup #1

On 14 July, Facebook launched a developer community called developer circles in Harare. The community aims to bring people who are interested or experienced in coding to one place and learn together different technologies. On Saturday, the first Facebook Developer Circle meetup was held at Impact Hub Harare with a focus on Messenger Bots. The Harare […]
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Media

Kwese OFFICIALLY here and did not need a licence after all

It’s official. Kwese is now in Zimbabwe. The wait is over. Econet Media, the company behind Kwese partnered with a company which already had a licence. That company is Dr Dish. The talks have been ongoing for a while according to the executive chairman of Dr Dish, Mr Nyasha Muzavazi. Kwese and Dr Dish finalised […]
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Media

ZBC starts broadcasting news bulletins on Facebook Live

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is trialing the broadcasting of its content on Facebook Live. The government owned broadcaster started going live on Facebook with regular TV broadcast two days ago on 16 August. Yesterday, the 8PM news bulletin as well as some regular tv shows were broadcast live on Facebook for about 2 hours. The […]
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Programming

Here’s a Microsoft game development challenge you might be interested in

We came across a Microsoft Dream.Build.Play challenge we thought you’d need a heads-up on, particularly y’all game devs. The Dream.Build.Play challenge is looking for people who are 18 years old and above, legally staying in the eligible regions (of course Zimbabwe is one of them otherwise this wouldn’t be here) and have technical programming education, […]
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eCommerce

E-commerce: What would it take for you to shop more online?

E-commerce is not as huge as it should be in Zimbabwe. Just last month Choppies announced a deal with Kamelee, a ‘click and collect’ platform. This allows the purchase of groceries online and collection ‘offline,’ that is in person. Choppies is mainly targeting those in the Diaspora, allowing them to buy groceries for family here […]
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Mobile Money

NetOne launches OneCover, a funeral support service

The new service was announced at an event held today at Meikles Hotel. OneCover is a micro mobile insurance that offers funeral insurance to subscribers. The service is in collaboration with First Mutual Life Assurance, who are the underwriters. This means there is no medical underwriting required for registration. OneCover will be voluntary and users […]
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Media

Kwesé TV launch said to be in a few weeks

According to the screenshot below, the official page for Kwesé TV Ghana is seen to be responding to someone and stating that the Kwesé TV launch in Zimbabwe will be in a few weeks. We couldn’t locate the original post with the reply which means it was probably taken down in an effort to keep things […]
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