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Finance

3 Things Banks Can Do Better For Their Customers…

I’m not too sure whether I’m the only one, but at one stage I had an account with almost every bank. Yes, every bank. This was a follow through from the rough years of 2007-2009, where one had to be able to be “connected” in order to receive their  payments instantly. Recently, the need for […]
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Media

We’re not licensed for Satellite TV in Zimbabwe, says StarTimes

Last week, a local company called StarSat told us that they were representing StarTimes in Zimbabwe and that they had secured a license to broadcast via satellite in Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, we made the wrong assumption that their claims were genuine as we didn’t believe they’d have any reason to lie. And sadly, we ran with […]
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Finance

Total Fuel Station and the separate fuel pump pricing…

Over the weekend, Zimbabwean social media was abuzz with photos of Total Fuel Station charging its customers in US dollars. Many feared that 2008 had come back and that this would be the onset of fuel ques. Here’s my take on it and why I think people should not fear, as well as why they […]
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GOING SOLAR: Solar Power Design Basics – Solar Panels

We have looked at the basics of power consumption and energy management. Once you have achieved near perfect energy management through either physical means or by changing to energy efficient equipment, you are ready to GO SOLAR A lot of articles have been written about the components that form the solar powered electric system, view […]
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Finance

NBS committed to finance home ownership for Zimbabweans

National Building Society (NBS) is not just the cute new bank (building society) with a fresh and modern banking hall at Karigamombe Centre. Truth is, National Building Society is indeed the cute new bank with a fresh and modern banking hall at Karigamombe Centre but it is way more than that! If you do not […]
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Media

DStv not going anywhere says Multichoice Zimbabwe

Multichoice Zimbabwe CEO, Lovemore Mangwende has sent a statement to say that DStv is not going anywhere and will continue to be active in Zimbabwe. The CEO says this follows reports that the company is shutting down its Zimbabwean services. Over the past months, at least 3 DStv payments platforms – EcoCash, Telecash and OK Zimbabwe – suspended […]
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Referrals

Udemy Courses reduced to $10 each again! Ends in 4 days

If you missed the promotion that took place early January to get people started on online courses, then here is an opportunity to get in on the fun. Starting immediately if you visit Udemy, you’ll see that all you can enjoy any course for just $15. However, if you join through our referral link here, […]
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Media

Multichoice Zimbabwe Announces That Prices Will Not Increase This Year…

After much speculation, Multichoice Africa has announced that DSTV Zimbabwe will not be increasing their prices this April as has been the custom. Our counterparts who are located down South were subjected to a 4-8% price increase, while Zimbabwe actually had a price reduction in October 2016. Interestingly DSTV states: “The company made this decision to keep annual […]
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Startups

Moto Republik releases statement on hub demolition attempt. Appeals for support #SaveMotoRepublik

As you may know, Harare City council attempted to take down the Moto Republik hub creative container structure earlier today. Moto Republik has released a statement to inform the public about what happened. Here’s the full statement: It is true that today, @cohsunshinecity had intention of demolishing Moto Republik, Zimbabwe’s first creative hub. The demolition was halted […]
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Startups

Breaking: City of Harare attempts to demolish Moto Republik, a tech & arts hub in Harare, because it’s an ‘illegal structure’

Harare municipal police at Moto Republik this morning just before they started taking the hub’s structure down. Credit Privilege Musvanhiri‏. Update: Moto Republik has released a statement on the demolition attempt. You can read it here.     Harare City Council attempted this morning to demolish one of Zimbabwe’s most prominent tech hubs in Zimbabwe, Moto […]
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Mobile Money & eCommerce

The 4, maybe 5, types of money in Zimbabwe…

Over the last couple of months a lot has been happening on the money side. Techzim has covered it extensively here but still we’re yet to see someone take time out and spell it all out for us – this is me doing it for myself and hopefully one, maybe two people will benefit. The Reserve Bank […]
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Telecommunications

Download the latest Zimbabwe telecoms reports by POTRAZ

So every time we do articles about the POTRAZ reports, readers ask us for the download of the actual report. To peruse it themselves and deduct whatever is relevant for their businesses. So we include it in a latest report download article. But after a couple of weeks the article is buried and when others come […]
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Media

Zimpapers prepares to launch TV network, ZTN

The government owned Zimpapers, the largest print media house in Zimbabwe, is preparing to launch a new TV network, Zimpapers Television Network. A promo posted on YouTube last week introduced what the network will be about – giving people what they want in TV content. Talk of the launch of the station by the company has […]
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Mobile Money & eCommerce

Local Bitcoin exchange says it processed US $100,000 in 2016. Targets $1M by 2018

Local Bitcoin exchange BitCoinFundi says it processed about US $100,000 worth of transactions in 2016. The exchange founder and CEO, Tawanda Kembo, says they have been growing their total transaction value by about 16% month on month and are looking to reach $1 million annual transactions by 2018. Kembo was speaking at an event hosted by the Computer Society of […]
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