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Media

For the second time, Kwese TV operations suspended

Kwese TV has been suspended again. As you may already be aware, the Broadcasting Authority appealed to the Supreme Court to challenge Kwese TV’s high court ‘win’. Legally, that meant Dr. Dish, the company that distributes the Kwese TV service, had to stop operations. Techzim noticed however that a day after the BAZ appeal was filed, […]
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Media

Kwese launches partnership with Netflix (Press Release)

Kwese TV has launched an exclusive Pan-African partnership with Netflix which will see the new broadcasting sensation offer Netflix as part of a fibre optic enabled service called Kwese Play. South Africa will be the first country to offer the service which will eventually be available in every other African country. The service was launched at a […]
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Finance

Zimbabwe Hyperinflation 2.0: The US Dollar Version

This story was originally posted on Rolling Alpha: Finance and Economics blog (reshared with permission) Here are words that I didn’t think I’d be writing: the Zimbabwe hyperinflation is re-emerging. We haven’t had any official inflation figures to back that up. But you don’t really need those to see what’s happening. To be clear: Zimbabwe is […]
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Miscellaneous

What you don’t know actually might kill you!

These days everyone is obsessed with disruptive innovation, maybe not everyone really but it sure is a significant number. Just in case you’re not part of the obsessed ones, it’s probably because you haven’t heard what this disruption is all about; well, I’ll describe it with a quote by Clayton Christensen that goes “when mainstream […]
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Media

Kwesé TV continues selling inspite of BAZ appeal

Kwesé TV recently became available to Zimbabweans after many hurdles. First, the licence they were using was owned by Dr Dish as the two had partnered to bring the service, however, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) suspended the licence within 1 day of Kwesé TV initially launching. Once the licence was suspended, the matter […]
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Business

Cost of living in Zimbabwe goes up by 0.52%

The figures came to light in the latest report by the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) which consistently publishes reports on the cost of living in the country. CCZ in measuring the cost of living looks at an average family of six. They look at the low income urban earner. The cost of a monthly […]
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Media

TelOne applies for broadcasting licence

In April, we wrote about TelOne’s plans to launch a video streaming broadband package for its ADSL and fibre customers. Today, a notice was published in one of the national newspapers showing the details of an application made by TelOne for a broadcasting licence. The licence being applied for it specifically for a Video on Demand […]
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Business

Econet Wireless declares a cash dividend of $10m

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe declared a dividend of 0.386c per share, which amounts to US$10 million, for the first quarter ended 31 May 2017. The dividend payment date is the 4th of October and withholding tax of 10% will be deducted where applicable. The record date is the 29th September which means to receive the dividend […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Would you get insurance for your smartphone?

To understand why you might need insurance for your smartphone, let’s take a look at a scenario. So picture this, you’re lying on the sofa, holding your phone up and chatting with some friends on WhatsApp. Then all of a sudden your phone hits your face, you know how much that sucks right. Well, this […]
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e-learning

Want to study IT online at a cheap price? Check out Habenerd

How about having online IT courses that fit the Zimbabwean context? This is particularly important when the courses go on to teach you on how to make money through the attained skills since this part is highly dependent on context. HabeNerd school is an initiative by Abel Moyo, who is the CEO of HabeLite, an IT […]
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Media

DStv Now comes with free Showmax subscription on premium package

DStv recently announced that you will now get a Showmax subscription at no additional cost if you are subscribing to their premium package. Earlier this year, Naspers, the media giant which owns Multichoice and Showmax started to look for partnerships with African mobile networks. This was in order to bring its video on demand service, […]
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Social Media

67% of Americans get their news from social media, how about you?

In June, the Digital News Report by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism outlined how a study conducted in over 30 countries showed that WhatsApp has become a source of news for many people. Recently, the Pew Research Center conducted a survey in America and 4971 adult people responded. From the survey, they published a […]
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Media

Kwese TV to go back on air latest TOMORROW…

After the recent court ruling that Dr. Dish’s licence was not cancelled, Techzim has been informed that Kwese TV will be back on air any time now, with the latest being tomorrow, Saturday 9 September 2017. The much-awaited satellite tv service will also re-start selling their decoders and satellite dishes, which they’d halted after BAZ […]
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Broadband

Here is the ruling for Kwese TV

Kwese just won its court ruling against BAZ and here is their full court ruling. 1 HH 598-17 HC 7999/17  DR DISH (PVT) LTD versus BROADCASTING AUTHORITY OF ZIMBABWE and OBERT MUGANYURA  HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE HUNGWE J HARARE, 1 & 8 September 2017  URGENT CHAMBER APPLICATION  T Nyambirai, for the applicant T Magwaliba, for […]
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Media

[BREAKING NEWS] “Kwese” wins court case!

Information that Techzim has received is that Dr Dish, the licence holders of the broadcasting licence for the Strive Masiyiwa owned initiative Kwese TV, have won their urgent court application against the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe. This effectively means that Kwese Tv will be going back live on air any time now, as the cancellation […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Google Drive desktop app is getting shut down soon

Google recently announced that the Google Drive desktop app for Windows PC and Mac laptops will no longer be supported by the companies developer from 11 December 2017. A few months after that date, on 12 March 2018, the Google Drive desktop app will be completely shut down. Throughout October, if you were using Google […]
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