Have you ever wanted to know how to develop mobile applications but don’t know where to start? Have you ever gotten frustrated by not being able to do anything about problems that are going on around us? Corruption for instance?
In October 2009, a few posts into the founding of this blog, we attended a function where media professionals and politicians were discussing “Free Expression and Freedom of the media” in Zimbabwe. We were quite surprised however that in discussing media and expression, no one mentioned the internet or mobile phones.
The 8th annual eLearning Africa conference will take place in Namibia this week. The event is organised by the ICWE GmbH and is this year hosted by the Namibian government.
The day is finally here. The Broadband Forum is taking place at Sango Conference Center, Cresta Lodge in Harare. We are live-tweeting the event using our regular @techzim handle and we have a live feed showing on the Broadband site here.
On Friday 10 May all things Broadband will blend into a giant cauldron of dialogue, knowledge sharing and networking. After a long wait and even longer days of preparation, we look forward to your active participation.
The Financial Gazette is the exclusive print media partner for the Broadband Forum we’ll be hosting on the 10th of May. In keeping with this partnership, tomorrow’s edition of the “pink paper” will have a dedicated feature on Broadband in Zimbabwe.
This is one event announcement we’ve been looking forward to making for some time this year. We’ve been working flat out these past few months to make it happen and to do it right: the Broadband Forum is finally here!
The Research Intellectual Expo (RIE) is a Zimbabwean initiative by the ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, set up to showcase research and intellectual work by Zimbabweans both in the diaspora and at home.
If you’re a #263chat regular you probably noticed yesterday was the first Tuesday since #263chat started that the virtual Twitter discussion was not held. The reason, according to the founder, Nigel Mugamu, is that #263chat is going live. Mugamu posted an update on his blog yesterday evening announcing the development.
On 30 November the Computer Society of Zimbabwe held a business conference in Bulawayo title “Innovation in Motion”. Amoung the presenters at the conference were, Eric Bloch, a renowned Zim economist, Roseline Ntuli, an executive from Zimra, Gerhard Hartman from Sage VIP Payroll in South Africa, Mcebisi Ndlovu from KPMG and Aidan Keates from Realtime Bytes.
As party of the ongoing discussion following the ePayments Forum that was held exactly two weeks ago, we’ve decided to post here the main issues that came out of the event. You can read more about the event itself on the sub site dedicated for the event here: epayments.techzim.co.zw
The winners of the ICT Ministry organized ICT Achievers awards were announced last week Friday at a function held at Cresta Lodge in Harare. Now in their 3rd year the awards were presented by ICT Minister, Nelson Chamisa, and Thokozani Khuphe, Zimbabwe’s deputy prime minister.
Yesterday, we held the ePayments Forum in Harare yesterday where we had representatives from Visa, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, Zimswitch, Touch Retail and Zimbabwe revenue authority presenting on some keys issues in the ePayments space in Zimbabwe.
The ePayments Forum is a platform of common interest that seeks to bring together stakeholders in the plastic money, mobile money, and internet banking sector (collectively known as ePayments). The inaugural event is organised by Techzim events through the valued support of sponsorship partners:
Today we attended the validation workshop of the National ICT Policy Framework conducted by the Ministry of ICT at a hotel in Harare. You will remember that Zimbabwe’s ICT policy is under review and in June & July review workshops were carried out around the country by the ministry.