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Broadband

Press Release: Telecel launches new voice and data bundle: MegaBoost

Telecel has announced a new data, voice and text package for its Telecel Go pre-paid subscribers. The offering which is known as MegaBoost is a combo bundle with various benefits. Telecel Zimbabwe Head of Marketing, Mr. Christopher Rubatika, said the introduction of the MegaBoost package is Telecel’s response to the demand for more affordable mobile […]
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Mobile Money & eCommerce

Steward Bank apologises for “unstable” banking system. Carries out another system upgrade

The past several months have been quite bad for some Steward Bank customers. Some of the bank’s technology platforms have been going offline without explanation. Some customers have complained that their account balances in the system are often wrong. Some have complained that failed transfers somehow still reduce account balances, and that such errors go unreversed for […]
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Broadband

Are we indeed being robbed?

Just the other day, I was talking to a local developer and he brought to my attention a recurring topic which I had otherwise chosen to ignore in the past. However, this developer caught my attention by giving a personal testimony, which frankly speaking was quite sad. It got worse when he provided me with […]
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Broadband

Econet Re-enables 100% Wifi Data Promotion

News coming up online show that Econet Wireless are reactivating their ‘100% wifi promotion’ that was initially suspended last year in August. The promotion affords subscribers 100% value of their data purchase, a lot similar to Telecel’s Mega Juice promotion that ran for a number of years, albeit this targets wifi data and not voice calls, with […]
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Enterprise

Is there need for Red Hat Certification training in Zimbabwe?

A local institution is investigating the need to train Systems Administrators/Engineers who use Linux towards Red Hat certifications. The course is targeted at individuals with at least 2 years experience using Linux. Training is for the Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) qualifications. After the training however, the […]
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Enterprise

9 Facts Gained From The New TelOne Data Centre Launch

Yesterday TelOne launched their new data centre, amidst much pomp and funfair. Techzim covered the event and besides witnessing Plaxedes Wenyika serenading the crowd, a clearer insight to what POTRAZ are implementing in regards to the National Internet eXchange Point (IXP) was established. Techzim are yet to establish new data surrounding the establishment of the IXP, however TelOne have been […]
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Sponsored

GOING SOLAR: Solar Power Design Basics – Solar Charge Controllers

The Article below is a sponsored article with content supplied by Clamore Power. Please see our policy on sponsored stories. In our mission to understand GOING SOLAR, last week we started looking at solar power systems major components. The four major components we are looking at before we design a basic system are the following: Inverter Battery Charge Controller […]
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Enterprise

TelOne Launch New Data Centre

Techzim attended the TelOne Data Center and Cloud Solutions launch this morning, held in Harare, where the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira officially opened the centre. This was touted as the “first phase of the National Data Centre” and current capabilities of the centre not only include the ability to host huge amounts of data, but […]
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Media

DStv Payment Methods As Of March 2017

A lot has been happening in the ‘payments of DStv subscriptions’ arena over the last couple of months. First, Ecocash reduced the amounts that subscribers could pay for their subscriptions, then they outright stopped taking payments (well, they moved to accepting from their Rand accounts). Then Telecash followed suit by cancelling, and more recently CABS revised their terms of […]
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Mobile Money & eCommerce

FBC in $21.9 million profit

Local financial institution, FBC Holdings, made $21.9 million after tax profit in 2016, according to the company’s financial results announced yesterday. The bank joins other banks in presenting very positive financials for last year, despite harsh economic conditions for companies and consumers especially around the lack of cash at banks. FBC’s after tax profit is up 21% from the previous year. The […]
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Finance

8 take home points from NBS media briefing

I promised to keep unfolding details about National Building Society within a series. The organization itself is eager to engage the public and tell their own story and so they organized a media brief this morning. I attended the event and I just want to share the headlines that spoke to me. Consider this Episode […]
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Startups

Moto Republik Saved The Noose…

In the latest update in regards to the #SaveMotoRepublik campaign, the City of Harare and the creative hub have managed to reach a compromise that will allow the structure in question to remain standing, while Moto Republik works on adding “modifications to its structures in order for them to resonate with Council bylaws. The hub […]
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Miscellaneous

Announcing Techzim Events 2017…

In a not so distant past Techzim hosted a number of events. From the Broadband Forum to the Digital Future. Not forgetting the well received Startup Challenge, that was hosted for 4 consecutive years. We believe that the efforts we put into it are still lingering as a number of startups who won in the competition are […]
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Finance

Ecocash launches ‘Ecocash Home Wallet’ in UK

Techzim was recently alerted to the launch of Ecocash’s Home Wallet, a service that essentially allows those in the diaspora to access and enjoy local Ecocash services, acting as if they are here in Zimbabwe. Their announcement states that those in the UK would be able to register for the service on the Cassava Remit website, the remittances […]
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Legislation

Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) in Zimbabwe: Dispelling the myths

There have been a number of publications in the local media, quoting comments from various ‘experts’, and citing developments elsewhere, using these to cast aspersions on the use of biometrics in the upcoming Zimbabwe elections.  Examples of these publications are “Red Flag over Biometric Registration” (The Herald, 11 March 20017), “France’s Cancellation of e-voting: Eye-opener […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Introducing Deals Friday

Fridays were not meant to be ordinary yet here on Techzim they have been almost just that. Not anymore. Starting this Friday, we now feature a unique deal every Friday. How does that work? We will feature one gadget (well does not need to be a gadget every time). We will look around for as […]
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