Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

Phenomenon Technologies to represent Zimbabwe at Seedstars regionals

Phenomenon Technologies has won the local leg of Seedstars World Competition 2020. They will now proceed to the regionals stage of the event.

ZOL has finally launched a USSD platform

ZOL finally launched a USSD platform *656# where customers can now access account information and pay thier bill without needing data.

Zimbabwean businessman Adam Molai unveils US$1 million venture capital fund

Zimbabwean Businessman Adam Molai has launched a US$1 million venture capital fund called JUA Kickstarter aimed at supporting African entrepreneurs.

Liquid Telecom to take full control of Botswana subsidiary

Liquid Telecom has reportedly been given the green light to acquire the stake Botswana Power Corporation holds in Liquid Telecom Botswana.

Local startup Wellnescript has launched an employee wellness platform

Wellnescript has launched an online platform where companies can buy access for their staff to receive wellness courses on mental, physical health & more

MultiChoice Group selects Metrological to deliver premium OTT services to DStv

MultiChoice has selected Metrological to deliver OTT services, internet apps and localised content to it’s Explora Ultra and Streama decoders.

Harare City Council to blacklist rate defaulters

Harare City Council has said that it is considering blacklisting rate defaulters as it is owed more than ZWL$2 billion by businesses, residents & govt.

Phenomenon Technologies partners with UK firm to provide applied science kits

Phenomenon Technologies has announced a partnership with UK-based MEL Science to provide applied science learning kits in Zimbabwe and Africa

Zim drone expert to speak at the Drones & Unmanned Aviation Conference

Flying Labs’ Tawanda Chihambakwe is representing Zimbabwe as a speaker at the Drones and Unmanned Aviation Conference in South Africa.

Cimas has introduced 3 Nostro medical aid packages

Cimas has unveiled three new Nostro/foreign currency packages which the company says promise little to no healthcare services shortfall.

Cassava responds as to why Steward Bank customers can’t send money to EcoCash directly (& vice versa)

Cassava has responded to our inquiry concerning Steward Bank Customers being unable to send money directly to EcoCash and vice versa.

No EcoCash option in the Steward Bank ZIPIT menu, Strange…

You can send money from Steward Bank to OneMoney or Telecash but you can’t send to EcoCash?

Pachikuva, an online platform pushing for govt accountability

Pachikuva is an organisation that is looking to give Zimbabweans across the country a pulpit to voice their concerns on things happening in their communities.

FBC registers ZWL6.3 billion total income for Q3 2020

FBC Holdings has released a trading update for Q3 2020 and despite the economic situation in Zimbabwe the Group recorded ZWL$6.3 billion in total income

Comexposed Converge 2020 to preview Zim – UK collaborative VR film

On top of showcasing comic Art and other digital media, Comexposed Converge 2020 will also be previewing an immersive VR film that was done by Zimbabwean and UK digital artists.

CABS has partnered with World Remit

CABS has announced that it has partnered with global money transfer service World Remit. You can now collect your World Remit transfers at CABS branches nationwide.

USD withdrawals now available at select EcoBank ATMs

EcoBank has announced that customers and anyone else with a forex card can now withdraw USD from select EcoBank ATMs in Harare and Bulawayo.

FINSEC has approved Fronteras as a qualified investor on GEM Portal

Fronteras Novastra Investment Holdings has been accepted as a qualified investor on the Financial Securities Exchange’s (FINSEC) GEM PORTAL

ZTN among 6 applicants to be awarded TV licences

ZTN and Fairtalk TV are among six broadcasters who have been awareded TV licences by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe

Econet resolves issue with private Wi-Fi bundle purchases

Econet Wireless has said that they have resolved the issue that customers were facing when they bought a Private Wi-Fi bundle for someone else using EcoCash.

ABC Auctions has launched a mobile app

ABC Auctions has launched a mobile application that the company hopes will enhance, streamline and add security the bidding online experience.

Econet launches ZWL$10 million Christmas promotion

Econet has launched a Christmas promotion which will see subscribers stand a chance to win a share of ZWL$10 million in prizes.

New ZESA tariffs and powerbands November 2020

ZESA has quietly changed around the powerbands and tariffs for electricity which sees a cheaper upper and lower band but a more expensive middle band.

The deadline for all registered companies to re-register is fast approaching

The deadline for all registered companies to re-register (March 2021) is fast approaching.

Liquid Telecom partners with US firm Zayo to expand global network coverage

Liquid Telecom has announced a partnership with US communications infrastructure firm ZAYO which will see both companies leverage the others network capabilities

NetOne launches *519# airtime buying and selling platform – here’s what you need to know

NetOne has launched the *519# which is a platform that allows anyone interested to buy and sell NetOne airtime either as a dealer or vendor.

Is Oppo’s rollable concept poised to depose foldable smartphones?

Oppo’s rollable smartphone concept is really cool and has won me over. Whenever it makes it to the market it will give folding devices a run for their money.

HP dethrones Lenovo in Q3 2020 Notebook PC shipments

HP has leapfrogged Lenovo for Notebook PC devices shipped in Q3 2020 making this the first time in some years that HP has been in the top spot.

ZimPapers revenue goes up by 123% in Q3

ZimPapers has recorded a 123% jump in revenue in Q3 2020 which the group owed to the easing of COVID-19 public health restrictions

NetOne data services are down…

NetOne data services have been down since late afternoon, there has been official word yet from Netone as to the cause.