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Esaja is the first African startup in Swastika's portfolio. The Asian investor has so far focused on tech investments in India where a number of local startups have emerged as leading examples of a new charge in the country's growth story.
However, one other enormous benefit will be the management of water consumption and the city's water resources. Harare has struggled with this for decades, and while prepaid services compel residents to manage water, they also play the important role of helping the city keep track of faults in water delivery.
This article is a sponsored post, contributed by EcoCash. Unbeknownst to a lot of people, buying things online from Zimbabwe is actually a very simple process. Since 2014, through EcoCash Debit card, if you’re on EcoCash you can buy stuff online from a range of sites that include Amazon.com (America’s biggest online shop), AliExpress (cheap gadgets […]
Uber won't have the market to itself. Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile telecoms operator has unveiled its own Uber-like cab service called Little Cab which is meant to provide a metropolitan transport solution at a lower cost.
To be fair, though, it doesn't look like ZB Bank is looking for a "never-been-seen-before" effect. The financial services group instead, seems to be focused on one major goal - offering a financial inclusion tool that can help it expand its use case and its presence among people who aren't willing to open a bank account but are interested in some formal banking services.
The market might be dominated by MultiChoice but that doesn't mean it's the only option. In fact, as the market leader has lost some subscribers in the past year, that change also suggests that subscribers have alternatives.
ZB Bank started its own agent network in 2015 and has so far grown this to a total of 6,000 agents with plans to grow this to 10,000 agents by the end of 2016. A bank card that is distributed and supported through all these agents would further improve access to deposits.
African telecoms carrier and Econet Wireless Group subsidiary Liquid Telecom has acquired a controlling stake in Neotel, the South African fixed telecoms operator. This comes after Tata Communications, the majority shareholder of Neotel (it holds 68,5%) entered into an agreement to dispose of its stake for 6.55 billion Rand (US $431,549 million). According to reports, […]
Under its video entertainment segment which covers services like DStv and GOtv Naspers registered a loss of 228,000 subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
According to Nadir Khamissa the Hello Group CEO, in the past 6 months, Hello Paisa has grown by 500% and so far it has registered over 70,000 sign ups who use the service to send money from South Africa to Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
TelOne, the Zimbabwean fixed telecoms operator recently shared information on its WiFi hotspots. According to Chipo Mtasa, TelOne's Managing Director, the operator currently has 103 hotspots nationwide.
Even after the recent downward review of the bank charges, the truth is that RTGSs (and people looking to access their cash have to make a lot of them) at $3 a transaction, are still quite expensive to do. And ofcourse EcoCash still charges the sender up to $7 for a $100 transfer to an unregistered number […]
Zimbabwe's telecoms regulator POTRAZ has denied knowledge of a $10 million Telecel acquisition loan agreement which was mentioned in a recent report from the Auditor General.
Exclusive: Techzim Interviews TelOne Chairman, Charles Shamu. TelOne plans, LTE, Infrastructure sharing
Recently we had the opportunity to interview the TelOne chairman, Charles Shamu. We spoke about TelOne’s ADSL business, the fibre, it’s subscribers, the issue of infrastructure sharing and TelOne’s plans to enter the mobile data market this year. Below is the interview: Soul Kabweza: We notice the emphasis now on Fibre at the expense of […]
An email late Friday, but dated 23 June, sent out to customers from Managing Director Simon Hammond, CABS has announced termination of processing of telegraphic transfers (TT), both incoming and outgoing, for individuals in USD, GBP and EUR effective 01 July 2016. This follows a similar move by NMB Bank Limited nearly two months ago when the […]
When NetOne launched its OneFusion package earlier this month it received a lot of feedback, both good and bad. However, the biggest weakness that was identified was the feeble data allocation for each bundle. It turns out NetOne was listening. It has unveiled an updated version of OneFusion which is way more generous in terms of […]
Here's a look at why you should consider using Prey, the theft protection application that is primarily designed to help recover stolen or missing devices such as desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones.
Despite this decline in revenue TelOne registered an increase in operating profit from $7 million to $8,2 million while its net profit decreased to $5,8 million as a result of the impact of exchange rate fluctuations on its legacy loans which are held in Yen and Euro currencies.
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With fresh allegations of corruption already being levelled against the ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira, it doesn’t do him any good that the Auditor General is now revealing the minister went against governance rules to fund the purchase of vehicles and his Telecel acquisition project. A report by the Auditor General released this week revealed that without Treasury approval, Supa […]
In his statement the CEO mentioned management techniques that include the reduction of costs associated with energy consumption at the network infrastructure level, and value addition for subscribers through new products that will be launched in the second half of 2016 along with a series of product campaigns.
The latest is a partnership with VICE Media, the North American digital media and broadcasting company. Econet Media's Kwesé TV will open Viceland, VICE Media's TV channel, to 17 African countries by the end of 2017.
Econet's mobile financial service EcoCash and fuel distributor Total Zimbabwe announced a partnership which gives all EcoCash subscribers the option to pay for fuel using mobile money.
The digitisation project is now expected to be completed by mid-2017 and progress is anticipated if an injection of $27.2 million is made urgently.
Recently the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe hosted a discussion on the introduction of bond notes in which the Governor had to field a barrage of candid questions and comments from citizens of diverse backgrounds who were unequivocally against the bond notes. In one of his various attempts at rebuttal, Dr. Mangudya said Zimbabweans are not […]