Zimbabwe & Ghana students shine at DStv Eutelsat Star Awards

Zimbabwean student Mallon Marume scooped the first prize for artistic creativity this year’s DStv Eutelsat Star Awards announced Nairobi, Kenya yesterday. The awards celebrated rising student interest in science and technology on the continent. The awards are organised by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat, a satellite company providing both TV and Internet connectivity. Marume will visit Eutelsat in Paris...

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STEM as a buzzword

I will start off with a disclaimer – I am an avid technologist who was fortunate to get a good STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education before it was called that. Heck, even the ‘Tech’ in TechZim in in the acronym. That said, “STEM education” has become surprisingly popular of late, it is at risk […]

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Zimbabwe’s 2015 O’Level STEM performance & how it informs the STEM strategy

The Zimbabwean Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education has made it clear that Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects have strategic economic importance and are a priority. It is so much a priority that students taking up STEM subjects at A Level have been offered free education by the government. With this mind we looked the just released November 2015 ZIMSEC O’Level […]

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Zimbabwe stock exchange finally drops 1 of only 2 listed tech companies, Celsys

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange has just announced today the dropping of Celsys from its official list of companies. One of only 2 tech related companies on the local exchange, Celsys was under voluntary suspension since 2012 and it eventually ceased operations in October last year. This is therefore more a formality than a significant event for the company. Here’s the announcement in full: […]

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Here’s how regulation of health services advertising is affecting tech startups in the sector

Judging from the list above, spam emailing or pop-up messages will not be allowed. Apart from these, there are also rules governing information put on websites, how entries in the Telephone Directory should appear and even how office signs should look! Violating these policies is a serious offense that may lead to a disciplinary hearing for the registered practitioner.

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