Gadgets & Apps

Oppo Find X From The Other Side Of The Fence

So yesterday my arch nemesis (and workmate) Farai Mudzingwa went full throttle on how The Oppo Find X was a clear miss with the pop up camera design and axed features. A lot of valid arguments were outlined by this lad but I feel every story has 2 sides. Here is mine. Notch Be Gone […]
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Social Media

Would Mazoe Have Hit A U-Turn If Social Media Didn’t Exist?

The Coca-Cola company recently caused a stir as they switched the ingredients that make up the famous Mazoe (Orange crush). Contrary to popular belief that they made the switch nicodemously, Schweppes did acknowledge the switch on their blog on the 1st of this month and they say they made this change in order to reduce […]
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Hardware & Software

Chartered Accountants May Be Interested In ICAZ’s New App

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe recently introduced an app specifically for it’s members. The application is meant to act as a hub for members to get easy access to events, fellow members and information related to exams. Let’s take a quick look at what you can expect when you install the application… Alerts […]
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Hardware & Software

A Zim Health Organisation Is Looking For Developers For An App That Supports People Living With HIV

A local organization, Organization for Public Health Interventions & Development (OPHID) is looking for developers who can develop an Application (App). OPHID is a “Zimbabwean organization that develops and implements innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen the provision of quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services”. OPHID, through the FACE Consortium, works with the Ministry of Health […]
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Social Media

Instagram Launches IGTV: Hour-Long Videos Coming To Instagram

Last week, we talked about Instagram introducing a new format of videos that would have a maximum length of one-hour. We also had questions in relation to how exactly Instagram would advertise on this platform and some of the questions are now answered. Unexpected twist The reports concerning this new video format were along the […]
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Social Media

Facebook Admins Could Start To Earn With Subscription Groups, Group Members Would Pay $4.99 Per Month

Yesterday, Facebook announced the testing of paid subscription groups to help group admins monetize their efforts by charging $4.99 to $29.99 per month for exclusive content. The groups that have been chosen with this initial phase of the chargeable subscription are parenting, home cleaning and cooking. Currently, there is no option of earning money from […]
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Finance

Mobile & USSD-Based Transaction Charges Getting Significant Slash

Today, POTRAZ made some announcements at their Long-Term Average Incremental Cost (LRIC) and one of the most interesting was the 60% slash on out-of-bundle tariffs. Another major change to look forward to is the slashing of costs per USSD session for banking cost. The USSD Charges threshold shall be reduced from the current 12.5c a […]
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Fintech

EcoCash Unveils A Business Wallet Dedicated For Business Payments

So this morning EcoCash stepped up its game by introducing its latest innovation called  EcoCash Business Wallet. This is a wallet dedicated to business and is meant to give them more control of their funds. Businesses will now be able to make and receive payments directly into their Business Wallets. EcoCash’s Business Wallet is an […]
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Special Coverage

Over A Year Later, A Few Weeks Before The Elections And BVR Myths Are Still Prevalent

This article was sponsored by Go Zim, a civic education campaign aimed at encouraging citizens to get out and vote on elections day. See more at GoZim.co.zw. In March of last year, Techzim published an article attempting to dispel the myths surrounding the introduction of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) in Zimbabwe. The technology, which captures voter’s fingerprints […]
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Press Release

[Press Release] Telecel Announces New On-Net Voice Bundles

Telecel has introduced their new on-net voice bundles and for those making Telecel to Telecel calls there’s a lot to smile about with 50c getting you an hour of talk-time. You can read Telecel’s Press Release below: Mobile Operator Telecel Zimbabwe has announced the launch of its much awaited on-net voice bundles that will see […]
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Telecommunications

Out-Of-Bundle Mobile Data Charges Fall By 60%

POTRAZ announced their Long-Run Average Increment Cost (LRIC) where they made some cool announcement. Out of bundle data browsing is dropping massively: The Out of bundle mobile data charges threshold shall be reduced from the current 12.5 cents per Megabyte to 5 cents per Megabyte exclusive to of all taxes. This applies to internet/data that […]
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Finance

Steward Bank’s Liquidity Ratio Declines To 70%

By now you are likely aware that Steward bank reported outstanding results for the year ending 28 February 2018. On various metrics, Zimbabwe’s youngest bank registered enviable figures. For instance, the bank witnessed a 133% increase in net operating income, a 289% increase in profit before tax, an 87% increase in net interest income etc. […]
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Finance

National Payment System Transactions Decline, POS Transactions Decline The Most

The volume, as well as the value of transactions processed through the POS terminals, declined significantly during the first quarter ending 31 March 2018 (Q1 2018). An acute shortage of physical cash has triggered a cash crisis forcing Zimbabweans to resort to electronic transactions. Despite, the widespread and increased adoption of cashless transactions in Zimbabwe, […]
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Fintech

Netone Celebrated Fathers Day By Giving Free Onemoney Debit Cards With $5

Netone yesterday took time to honor fathers by giving its customers (who happened to be fathers) free OneMoney debit cards as part of their celebration of Fathers day. The OneMoney debit card was launched last year in October to offer convenience to OneMoney users by allowing users to ‘Zip’ from bank accounts into the mobile account (mobile number). Netone’s […]
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Media

The Most Popular Online News Platforms In Zimbabwe (May 2018)

Every month we publish statistics showing how different news publications are doing in terms of viewership and their social media following. We are back with the numbers from the month of May. We are a bit late with this one but that’s primarily the fault of Similarweb (yes, I’m playing the blame game) -who produced […]
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