Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

EcoCash announces regional & international remittance partnerships

EcoCash has increased its presence in the remittance space through partnerships with regional mobile operators and international money transfer companies.

City Council debts to be collected through ZESA token purchases

There are reportedly plans in place to collect City Council debt through ZESA Token purchases

Strive Masiyiwa accused of stealing the idea for Sasai’s Health Status Report

Strive Masiyiwa and Cassava have been accused of stealing the idea for what is now Sasai’s Health Status Report from David Rice co-founder of PocketPatientMD.

Top 200 most influential African women on Twitter features 2 Zimbabweans

Jessie Majome and Linda Masarira are on Women in Africa & Smart Data Power’s Top 200 Most Influential African Women on Twitter rankings

A list of PlayStation 5 issues reported by users (so far)

The PlayStation 5 is out and there has been a slew of users who have been reporting issues with data transfer, rest mode, & controller pairing.

67% of Android malware comes through the Play Store

Google’s Play Store has been found to be the largest distributor of malware in a study conducted by NortonLifeLock & IMDEA Software institute

Skyworth 55″ 4K TV review: a bargain for the specs and features it offers

If you are in the market for a 55-inch TV, then the Skyworth 55UB7500 is worth considering.

Sun Exchange allows anyone to buy a share in big solar projects

Sun Exchange is taking a different approach to financing solar projects. The company is selling off small portions of large solar projects which you can buy and make money off the power generated.

BancABC is now offering Western Union remittance

BancABC has added on to its local remittance service by announcing that customers can now receive money via Western Union at BancABC branches nationwide

NetOne is giving away data & airtime in the Giga Thanks Promotion

NetOne is giving away data and airtime to longstanding customers, new customers and those who reactivate thier NetOne sim in the Giga Thanks Promotion.

Have the banks taken full advantage of the restrictions put on EcoCash?

From the national switch directive to transaction limits, have banks taken full advantage of the restrictions that have been imposed on EcoCash.

SA solar startup Sun Exchange begins African expansion in Zimbabwe

South African solar startup Sun Exchange has begun its expansion into Africa in Zimbabwe with a proposed 1.9MW solar installation for Marondera based Nhimbe Fresh.

Virtual263, a Zim startup creating immersive recreations of physical locations

Virtual263 is a Zimbabwean startup that is mapping out and creating virtual tours of a variety of locations.

Econet Group partners with Alphabet Inc subsidiary to expand internet services across Sub Saharan Africa

Econet Group has partnered with X, an Alphabet Inc subsidiary, to bring Project Taara’s wireless light-beam broadband technology to Sub Saharan Africa.

Cassava records ZWL$4.6 billion in revenue for year ending February 2020

Mobile Money and Banking were the key drivers to Cassava raking in ZWL$4.6 billion in revenue

Sasai’s African & Talented promotion extended due to public demand

Cassava has extended Sasai’s African & Talented promotion to the 29th of November 2020 due to demand.

Applications now open for POTRAZ #HackingForSDGs Post COVID19 & Beyond Hackathon

POTRAZ is looking for individuals and collectives who are passionate about ICTs and want solve problems that the country is likely to face post COVID-19.

Tazine Eats: the new fast food delivery service on the block

Tazine Eats, a new entry in Zimbabwe’s food delivery industry.

Brace yourselves, there are more ZESA tariff increases on the way

The is no rest for Zimbabweans, the ZESA tariff increase that we haven’t yet adjusted to is going to be followed by more according to the Minister for Energy

OneMoney to do service disrupting upgrade at the same time as EcoCash – ZimSwitch issues?

OneMoney will be carrying out a system upgrade this Saturday. The upgrade coincides with EcoCash’s scheduled maintenance.

EcoCash Rewards payouts finally underway…

EcoCash has starting auto-redeeming reward points as well as crediting customer accounts.

Applications for the Ministry of Health General Nurse Training program are now open

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has announced that online applications for the General Nurse Training Program are now open.

ZIPIT Smart launches promotion, was this inspired by EcoCash Rewards?

ZIPIT Smart has launched a transact and win style promotion. Could this have been inspired by EcoCash Rewards?

Network challenges the cause of ZOL’s internet outage

ZOL has released a statement regarding the internet outage.

ZOL internet is down!

ZOL internet is down as customers are reporting little to no internet access

OneMoney & Telecash would do well to learn from EcoCash Rewards

OneMoney and Telecash haven’t yet shown that they are making moves to attract new customers since ZimSwitch became the national switch.

Horror movies to kick back to during this Halloween weekend

Image credit: Halloween is here, although we don’t see any trick or treaters in these parts, Halloween is for me an occasion to go through the horror movie archives and pick one or two enjoy on the day. I’ll admit that the horror genre isn’t for everyone, some would call it an acquired taste. […]

Why you should consider starting your own podcast & what you’ll need to get the ball rolling

Podcasts are among my favourite forms of entertainment. They often fill in the gaps when I am doing something like cleaning, on a drive to someplace or just kicking back and listening to a good interview or story. One of my favourites is Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast. It’s endlessly funny and is sometimes filled […]

Poor service delivery highlighted by SIVIO Institute local governance tracker

A couple of years ago SIVIO Institute launched ZimCitizensWatch which is a tool that tracks the how well the government is doing in relation to the election promises they made. SIVIO Institute has today added to that tool with the launch of the Local Governance Tracker. The Local Governance Tracker is inline with SIVIO Institute’s […]

Apple reportedly working on its own search engine

Apple has reportedly stepped up efforts on its own search engine. In a report by the Financial Times, Apple has started to show search results and link directly to websites when users type queries from its home screen. This was revealed in the latest version of iOS 14. “In a little-noticed change to the latest […]