ZINARA Introduces Pre-paid Card For Use At Tollgates

The Zimbabwe National Road Administration(ZINARA) is introducing a new Pre-paid card that will enable users to transact at toll gates in a quicker and more efficient manner. How do you get to pay? Every time a new service is introduced users are always crossing their fingers hoping that their preferred payment platforms are supported. The […]

60 000 Econet Subscribers Affected By Disapearing Data

On Friday I received messages from Econet notifying me that I had used 55c of my main account airtime for data browsing. I rushed to turn off out-of-bundle browsing thinking I had left the option on after the last time I used it. It turns out the problem was actually not on my end but […]

ZBC Is Still A Huge Deal Outside Of Urban Centres

ZBC Is Still A Huge Deal Outside Of Urban Centres During my recent trip to Jerera, I got to notice a trend about the consumption of entertainment content and the difference between urban and rural communities in Zimbabwe. Whilst we usually shun all things ZTV is related to, it seems the rural communities have embraced […]

CBZ And CABS Avail Loans Targeted At SMEs

CBZ Holdings has announced that it is arranging to increase loans to Small to Medium Enterprises(SMEs) to the tune of $10million so that it can propel the growth of this sector. CBZ is reported to have increased their SME business by 28%. CBZ is showing its commitment to SME’s by hosting this year’s SMEs Indaba […]

A Look At The Parts Of Zimbabwe That Rarely Get Coverage: Jerera

Yesterday, I was part of the journalists that went to Jerera to cover Potraz’s roadshow. Local residents and those from nearby areas were being educated on their rights as consumers as people in the more rural parts are usually the last to report incidents. With a number of give-aways and entertainment by local celebrities a […]
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Standard Chartered Link With Ecocash Service Goes Live Today

Today marks the day that the linking of Ecocash accounts and Standard Chartered(StanChart) accounts is finally going live. Previously, it had been announced about such an arrangement but the platform wasn’t yet operational. Zimbabwe’s oldest financial institution and the largest mobile money transfer platform are teaming up to increase service provision to their respective customers. StanChart, […]

The New Problem For Banks In Online Banking: Transaction Laundering

The evolution of banking from brick and mortar to online banking has come with many benefits to the society characterized by increased financial inclusion, the easiness of sending and receiving money and reduction of transaction costs. But the problems that face online banking weighs heavily against its benefits. Banking problems likewise are evolving like banking […]

Econet’s Multi-million Dollar Investment In Solar Is Part Of Strive Masiyiwa’s Efforts To Make Zimbabwe Friendly For Investors

Distributed Power Africa (DPA), the solar power business of the Econet Group, has said its Zimbabwean venture will save the country millions of dollars in foreign exchange on electricity power imports and on the costs of the importation of diesel generators and diesel fuel. DPA project director Norman Moyo said DPA had worked with top global […]

ED Mnangagwa Increases Online Presence With A New Website

Every politician wants to be labelled as a people’s person. More so as a people’s president. From Donald Trump’s twitter rants and Yoweri Museveni’s famed videos and selfies, presidents are now using online media to catch the public’s attention and personally engage with their followers. Finally, the wave is now in Zimbabwe. President Mnangagwa started […]

Visa To Support Startups In Africa With $100 000

Visa is bringing the Everywhere Initiative,  to the region of Sub Saharan Africa. The program is meant to support innovative startups that can offer business solutions that fit into Visa’s ecosystem of products and services. The winners of the competition will walk away with $50 000 funding that they can use to grow their innovation. What is the […]
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OpenView HD Secures Rights To Broadcast Kwese Free Sports Channel

Popular satellite TV service OpenView HD has negotiated a deal to broadcast Kwese Free Sports in South Africa. Yes, I said South Africa but viewers in Zimbabwe have found a workaround to watch OVHD from here. At the time of writing, we hadn’t confirmed if the channels are actually working in Zimbabwe. The deal with  […]
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My Geekbuying Shopping Experience

So yesterday I got an sms from the Post Office telling me I could come and collect my parcel. It was that awesome 4K Xiaomi Mijia Camera I have been raving about. All in all it took a record breaking 15 days to come from China and being in my hand. That was a mere […]

Finally Standard Chartered Bank and EcoCash Are Linked

Users banking with StanChart are now able to link their bank account to their EcoCash account. Until recently the wallets which could link with StanChart was OneMoney and Telecash which is quite surprising considering the fact that EcoCash is used by way more people than OneMoney and Telecash respectively. Anyway, StanChart is now fixing that. […]

[Press Release] Chief Digital Officers – Business Transformers of the Digital Era

Rapid technological developments have essentially transformed businesses, creating opportunities and threats for both, new and mature firms. Organisations are increasingly looking to make sure that their business strategies are underpinned by the right technologies. It comes as no surprise then that senior industry executives have been calling for the creation of a new C-level role […]
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