Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

Looking back at e-learning in Zimbabwe in 2020 & what lies ahead in 2021

E-learning in Zimbabwe was a rollercoaster in 2020, nothing changed for some and a lot changed for others. Here’s a look at what happened this year.

Thoughts on Strive Masiyiwa’s new Netflix gig

Strive Masiyiwa has been appointed to the board of directors at Netflix and this move could be what the streaming service needs to crack the African market.

Facebook launches Collab music app to the public.

Facebook has launched to the public a new app called Collab. The app was first launched as an invite-only beta on iOS earlier this year. The app is an experimental music-making app from Facebook’s New Product Experimentation division (NPE). The app allows users to make 15-second short music videos by combining up to three independent […]

Cyber legislation to allow a regulator to block apps in the UK

Online legislation is on everyone’s mind just 2 weeks after South Africa’s bill was proposed, UK’s Ofcom is set to gain the authority to block access to online services that are deemed to not be doing enough to protect children and other users. Cyber legislation trend The measure is to be added to the UK […]

ZESA introduces Net Metering which allows customers to sell excess solar power

ZESA has launched a net metering program that will see customers who generate thier own power being able to sell it back to the national grid

ZIMSEC speaks out on examination paper thief.

ZIMSEC speaks out on temp worker who leaked examination.

Withdraw USD locally in Zimbabwe

Zimpricecheck has curated a list of options for folks travelling into Zimbabwe to access hard currency during this coming festive season. Access the list here. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime […]

Growth in Africa and Middle East personal computing market in Q3 2020

Africa and the Middle East(AME) saw an increase in the personal computing devices (PCD) market which consists of desktops, workstations, tablets and notebooks. According to an industry analysis conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC), shipments of PCD increased by an impressive 23,5% year on year during Q3 2020. The global technology research and consulting firm’s […]

ZIMSEC leaked O-level Maths paper: the plot thickens

An update on the ZIMSEC allegedly leaked paper and the ZIMSEC emplyee who has been charged with stealing exam papers.

Technology and the internet making sex work safer.

A look at the influence of the internet on sex work industry.

Whatsapp has added a shopping carts feature

Whatsapp has introduced a new shopping carts feature, making shopping a breeze.

Zim doing it big on YouTube in 2020

A look at Zimbabwean Youtube’s 2020 releases worth your attention.

SA Cybercrime Bill in conflict with Whatsapp Privacy Policy.

A look at the new South African cyber crime bill aimed criminalizing revenge porn and cybercrimes associated with Whatsapp.

ZIMSEC O level Maths Paper 2 Supposedly Leaked

ZIMSEC O level maths paper 2 allegedly leaked

A review of Smooth Lectures, a science exclusive educational website

Smooth Lectures is an ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level science online learning platform that is chock-full of information, easy to use and easy on the eyes too.

The Woes of E-Learning and how the new Dzidzo Paden|Imfundwe’ndlini App is levelling the playing field

A look at the issues surrounding e-learning in Zimbabwe, their social implications and the new educational app that could just help fix things.

Masiyiwa makes Bloomberg’s top 50 prominent figures list

Founder of Econet, Mr Strive Masiyiwa, has made it onto The Bloomberg 50 prominent figures that have made a global impact in 2020. Bloomberg’s annual top 50 list recognises individuals doing notable things within their respective fields.

Why Zimbabwe should be wary of Huawei Technology

Imagine our entire telecommunications at the mercy of a communist nation that demands nothing short of compliancy.