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GOING SOLAR: Understanding The Equipment – The Inverter

In this week’s installment of GOING SOLAR we shall take a look at the POWER INVERTER. The Power inverter, could simply be described as a box of electronics that converts the power from your battery to the power used by your TV and fridge. In reality though these boxes vary greatly in how they achieve […]
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Mobile Money & eCommerce

Press Release: NMB launches interactive online support centre (WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Twitter, FB)

NMB Bank has launched an interactive support centre, while also launching itself onto social media, providing customers with several means of interacting with the bank and obtaining information and assistance online. The bank now has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WhatsApp for feedback purposes. Existing and potential customers can now contact the bank […]
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Broadband

These bluetooth item finders will save you time and energy

When your day is hectic, small but important things often love playing hide and seek with you; and I’m pretty sure most of us find this quite annoying and as a serious waste of time. It’s bad enough to misplace things on a fairly relaxed day, what more when you already have a workload that […]
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Telecommunications

Press Release: Telecel announces MegaBonus return at ZITF

Telecel Zimbabwe which is exhibiting at this year’s ZITF in Bulawayo has announced the re-introduction of their popular Mega Bonus promotion which allows the company’s pre-paid subscribers to make local calls across all networks for double the value of the airtime they purchase. The re-introduced Mega Bonus Promotion gives Telecel customers 100% bonus for all […]
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Broadband

Want to become a web developer in 2017, here’s a roadmap

Choosing to become a web developer is one of the most rewarding career choices you will make in this age. If creating things using words and some maths is something you’d enjoy, that is. Starting out however can be confusing and intimidating. Where do you start? What skills are most important? What’s the path to follow? Clear answers […]
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Broadband

Hypercube trustees respond to abuse of funds allegations

Several trustees of the now defunct Hypercube Hub, including Rinesh Desai and Munyaradzi Chiura, have responded to the story of the Hypercube Recovery audit report that we published back in March. The audit report, prepared by what’s called the Hypercube Community, accused some of the funders (and trustees) of irregularities and abuse. Here’s the response of the […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Samsung Galaxy S8 preorders go live in Zimbabwe

Samsung Zimbabwe has just announced that the Samsung 2017 flagships, the S8 and S8+ are now available for preorder. Globally, Samsung has been able to go live with preorders of the phone within a month. The phone went live for preorders in the US and other key markets on 30 March. In Africa, preorders went […]
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Broadband

Let us know how you use the internet

Hey guys, We often receive a lot of questions on a variety of topics (some of them may surprise you) from both individuals and businesses. We love it when we get asked questions. If there is one word to describe what Techzim is, that word is ‘resource.’ One of things people always wonder about (including ourselves) […]
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Events

Computer Society of Zimbabwe to host a Bulawayo Business Conference

The other time, I flagged on how tech events have lower attendance compared to other “unproductive” events, which is a cause for concern considering how tech is pivotal at both the individual and country level economically. Anyway, I won’t dwell much on that since the issue was already articulated in that article. So instead, I […]
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Media

Get Techzim news & videos directly via WhatsApp

One thing that has become clear to us in recent months is that our updates and videos are consumed on WhatsApp much more than they are on other platforms. This should not surprise anyone. WhatsApp is big in Zimbabwe, as it is in the rest of Africa. Based on the data we have seen, an […]
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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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