The state of tech in Zimbabwe (February 2017)

So, we’re frequently asked about the state of the technology ecosystem in Zimbabwe, by people in Zimbabwe as well as people outside:

  • The diaspora trying to understand what’s going on at home better
  • People outside Zimbabwe trying to do things here: usually investment, but also NGO/Donor types
  • Embassies in Zimbabwe
  • Business analysts looking to report on (usually listed) companies in Zimbabwe

So we prepared this page here called:

If you’re someone looking into Zimbabwe, we would love to know what other data is useful that you don’t find on the page.


The page is by no measure complete. It’s a “state in progress” 😉 . We plan to update the page when there are major changes in Zimbabwe, but we also need to make corrections if there’s something we’ve missed. So if you see anything, do let us know in the comments below or via email: admin at techzim.

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7 thoughts on “The state of tech in Zimbabwe (February 2017)

  1. Would be happy if you can have a section of upcoming events e.g. #tedtaks,#computer society of Zimbabwe meetings(Not sure id these still happen).
    Would be also great if you could do interviews with companies such as ZIMRA/ZESA just to have an understanding of for instance the ERP systems that they are using and their future plans like moving to the cloud ,their plans to promote local developers etc.
    Also you could if possible have a section purely dedicated to company reviews were we can view company profiles ,projects they are currently working on.They are so many Zim IT companies doing big projects outside Zim but are unknown to most people.
    So many ideas not sure if i can put it all in one place.

  2. May I take this opportunity to say thanks a lot for the effort. You help us understand Zim more than those responsible to do so.
    I am based in S.A and its my hope that one day I will be able to do business in Zim with less fear of loosing every thing. The insight we get from this website is very valuable to most of us.

  3. Thanks for the worthwhile effort. But some of your figures are questionable, e.g. the monthly basic basket of grocery for $60.00.

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