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Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates


You’re not too small to be a victim, protect your business from DDoS attacks

Picture this: It’s Black Friday and it’s time to take advantage of the massive sale on your favourite online shop. You’ve been receiving emails all month in the run-up to the day and you’ve bookmarked several items that you just have to have – and their prices for one day only are ridiculously low. You […]


How leading companies save money (and our planet) with these sustainable IT practices

New technologies and IT have never been more crucial for successful business operations, but there is a downside. This essential equipment generates substantial carbon emissions and waste, contributing significantly to the climate change crisis. The upside to this, however, is that IT and technology assets can be a good place to start for organisations looking […]


Digital rights and inclusion forum calls for more digital transparency & protection across Africa

While many governments in Africa have made welcome progress toward digital transformation in the last year, more work needs to be done towards offering transparency, digital inclusion, and the protection of digital rights to citizens across the continent. This was the main finding of the Londa report, launched recently at the Digital Rights and Inclusion […]


African women your time to rise in technology is now

Our lives have gone digital. From the products we use daily to the content we consume online, tech companies are increasingly influencing the direction of humanity and creating the solutions of the future. But for far too long we have lacked female voices in tech and the time has come to remedy that. Advances in […]


“95% of cybersecurity breaches are traced to human error” – World Economic Forum

A security system is as strong as its weakest link: and in Information Security, that link is the human factor. Employees present an elevated risk for corporations’ information resources. According to the 2022 World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, about 95% of cyber-attacks can be traced back to human negligence or human-based attacks such as […]


How to avoid scammers when buying vehicles abroad

The internet has made it simple and seamless to visit an online retail store, browse through its goods, add one or two products of your choice to a shopping cart, and click to buy. But with simplicity comes bigger challenges, topping the list is security concerns. Zimbabwe is no longer a car assembling country and […]


53 metric tonnes of electronic waste worldwide, Zim needs to do its part

Science, technology and innovation have become fundamentals in solving problems that shape our planet, our people, prosperity and peace. The past decades have witnessed the prominence of technology in the social, economic and political as well as many other spheres. Technology companies have invested substantial resources in research and development as they adapt to market […]


Liquid is providing free internet for Mbare Arts Centre

Wellington Makamure, Liquid Intelligent Technologies’ Regional CEO of Southern Africa, speaks about technology as an enabler for solving social problems and how the organisation is leveraging it to bring real-world impact Zimbabwe, like many African countries, faces significant issues such as lack of access to connectivity, healthcare, energy, education, etc. On the other hand, nearly […]


Title deed fraudsters on the prowl, check if you still own your house/stand

If you own a vacant or an unoccupied property in Zimbabwe my suggestion is verify if you still own that property. With the Zimbabwean property market being dominated by absent buyers, due to over four million Zimbabweans who are now scattered all over the world. Zimbabwe’s fraudsters have found a niche in the market and […]


ZASH: Much ado about nothing

One Thursday morning in sunny October Zimbabweans woke up to find that the cryptocurrency that they had been stacking up by spamming links in WhatsApp groups had finally taken off and was now in orbit. In crypto-land we call it ‘to the moon’ and ZASH (the cryptocurrency for the ‘decentralised currency for Zimbabwe’) had made […]


ISOC Zimbabwe Calls for Inclusion of Persons with Disability in the Digital Economy

Gadgets that are made specifically for persons with disabilities are not readily available and have additional costs associated with them, hence this has made many companies and organizations just provide what other general people use.


Special guest in this week’s Eight2Five Hub StartUp and Entrepreneur Meet-Up

Old Mutual’s Eight2Five Innovation Hub will be joined this week by the Old Mutual Group CEO and Head Of Old Mutual Rest of Africa Banking Portfolio, Sam Matsekete.


FIFA 22 is almost here, hopefully, EA fixes the problem haunting Pro Clubs

Pro Clubs is an entertaining game mode but unlike FUT – it isn’t the FIFA development team’s favourite child. This means that over the last few years not much has changed in the game mode. For FIFA 22, EA has announced some macro changes which include:


PES 2022 is going FREE-TO-PLAY. Let’s hope Konami doesn’t f##k it up!

Most gaming enthusiasts probably know that PES 2022 (or rather eFootball as it will be known going forward) is going to be free-to-play this year.


Zimbabwe needs a Startup Law (or Act): Here’s why

Unconventional Capital (UNCAP) notes that, 6/12 of the fastest growing economies in the world are African 22% of Africa’s working age population are starting new businesses 98% of early-stage enterprises are financially underserved and 90% of Venture Capital funding in East Africa still goes to expats.  This statistical evidence highlights the need for African countries to […]


Tech and Covid 19: The nexus of digital mental health

Just a few days after widespread festivities, celebrating the new year in 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and soon after the virus quickly brought the world to its knees.  In the beginning, most of us felt we would […]


Why YouTubers are always nagging you to subscribe to their channel

If you know someone who creates content, chances are they are always trying to hawk their content on you. “Listen to my new song”, “watch my video” or “subscribe to my YouTube channel”, one of many phrases you’ve probably heard before. It’s pretty easy to understand, how listening to a new song or watching a […]


Van Choga understands the internet better than your favourite artists

Valentine Choga (more commonly known as Van Choga) has been described as many things. Mad man. Eccentric. Clown. What I haven’t seen is many people describe him as smart or brave — which I genuinely believe he is. In fact, I believe Van Choga understands the internet better than most artists in the music business […]


Drone Professional 1 book giveaway (Zimbabwe only)

The Story Untold ZW has partnered with Tawanda Chihambakwe (The African Drone Professional) to giveaway 3 copies of the best-selling book Drone Professional 1. Read on to get an understanding of: What the book is about; Tawanda’s Contribution in the book &; How to win one of the copies. About the book? Drone Professional 1 […]


Adopting a holistic approach to customer experience through CcaaS – Insights into the Tanzanian market landscape’s evolution

Despite the relatively low smartphone penetration rate in Tanzania, consumers are increasingly moving towards purchasing products and services using digital platforms that meet their needs. As a result, businesses need to rethink their customer journeys and become more customer-centric in order to deliver against the modern customer’s expectations. To put this into perspective, the country’s internet penetration […]


What I learned from the African Drone Professional, Tawanda Chihambakwe

I recently had a fantastic conversation with Tawanda Chihambakwe. Tawanda is the cofounder of Precision Aerial (a local drone services and consultancy startup) and Director of Zimbabwe Flying Labs. We talked about how Tawanda discovered the opportunities of drones, the challenges of entrepreneurship and which career options are available for people interested in entering the […]


How payment solutions are revolutionising WhatsApp and enhancing customer experience

The modern customer expects the process of engaging with a brand to be simple and easy. It is a long-accepted norm that the only way to achieve the level of service that delivers this convenience today is through digital channels. For this reason, organisations understand that they need to move with innovation in order to […]


The pain of trying to distribute content through Sasai

It’s been a while since I last wrote on this blog. One of the reasons for that is because I just haven’t been journaling as much as I want to but another is because I’ve been incredibly busy… One of the things that has kept me incredibly busy is The Story Untold ZW — a channel I […]


Full Text: How I first met Sir Richard Branson – by Strive Masiyiwa

On the eve of Sir Richard Branson flight to space aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft at the weekend, Strive Masiyiwa recounts how he first met Sir Richard and gives a glowing tribute to the mentor, the philanthropist and the legendary entrepreneur that he is Masiyiwa writes: “I was still living in South Africa, nearly 20 […]


What I learnt from this African Animator’s journey…

I recently had a great conversation with Pious Nyenyewa. Yes, the Zimbabwean animator who was recently announced as one of the directors of Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire (a Disney Plus Original anthology of animated films). The fact that Pious has gotten this far means he has probably done something right. From our conversation I took […]


Digital Korokoza: The dark side of crypto mining

It’s diamonds that are forever, not your computer hardware. A few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised when I received a 5-minute voice note from an enterprising young man that I know from my local church. The Chemical Engineering graduate innocently elaborated his plan of crypto mining on any high-powered computer I may own. Essentially, […]


Witcher 3 & Metal Gear Solid V Games Giveaway

Babyboy Gaming is hosting a YouTube Giveaway where the winner will walk away with digital editions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt & Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience for the PS4 (compatible with PS5).  Because games can’t be directly gifted on the PS Store, winners will get PS Store Gift Cards equal to […]


5 Lessons from the Yunus East and Southern Africa business Forum for Youth Entrepreneurs

5 lessons for Zim’s social entrepreneurs from the recently held Yunus East and Southern Africa business Forum for Youth Entrepreneurs