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Technikari Episode 1: Oppo’s rollable concept, Apple’s M1 chips & App Store commission cut

Welcome to the first Episode of Technikari a podcast where we talk about nothing but tech, on this episode we talk about Oppo, Apple chips and Apple’s app store tax.


TelOne’s scheduled network maintenance may affect internet services

TelOne has, in a tweet, notified customers that there is going to be scheduled network maintenance on Saturday the 21st of November 2020.


ZESA fault reporting numbers for Harare are down

The ZETDC has in a tweet notified customers in the Harare region that fault reporting numbers are down.


ZESA gives reason for recent power cuts

Technical faults at Kariba and Hwange power stations are the cause of the power cuts that have become an increasingly common feature – ZESA


Tisu Vanhu Vacho Episode 7 – relationships on social media, prank channels & Superheroes

Tisu Vanhu Vacho Ep 7 – we talk about how we feel about social media relationships, why people like watching prank channels and superheroes. (Valentine makes the bold assertion that Batman is a domestic terrorist)


EcoCash rewards extended to remittances

Judging by social media posts as well as responses to the few articles Techzim has written about the EcoCash Rewards campaign, the promotion seems to be quite popular. The mobile money operator is now extending the loyalty programme to remittances into Zimbabwe. EcoCash is giving ‘a point’ for every USD2.00 that is received into the […]


POTRAZ calls for input from stakeholders & public on traffic monitoring regulations

POTRAZ has called for input from stakeholders and the public on the Telecommunications Traffic Monitoring and Revenue Assurance Regulations


POSB is facing challenges with digital and Point of Sale platforms

POSB is facing service disrupting challenges with its POS and digital platforms.


Tisu Vanhu Vacho Episode 6 – U.S elections, private vs public school & competing on Big Brother

We give our thoughts on the US Elections, our experiences of private and public & would we ever want to compete on Big Brother, Survivor or any other reality show.


EcoCash system maintenance to disrupt bank to wallet services

EcoCash has announced a planned system maintenance that will disrupt wallet to bank services.


Tisu Vanhu Vacho Episode 5 – Workplace dating, definition of success & favourite social media

We went on some very wild detours concerning the issues of dating someone you work with, the pretentiousness of Instagram and what success is.


New ZESA tariffs – November 2020

The 1st of November is here and as we reported last month ZESA tariffs will be going up by another 50%. This price increase follows a 50% increase that was announced on the 1st of October. The new tariffs are as follows: Tarrifs take effect from the 1st of November 2020 New ZESA tariffs Consumption […]


This Zim company is using blockchain tech to prevent use of fake vaccination certificates

At the main bus terminus in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, travellers heading to neighbouring Zambia can be tempted by offers of counterfeit travel vaccination certificates. A thriving black market sells a fake proof of immunization for between US$ 15–20, says Dr Integrity Mchechesi, who works with a technology firm to combat such forgery. Counterfeit travel vaccination […]


Tisu vanhu vacho episode 4 – real vs fake hair, opposite-sex best friends & Zim is expensive!

Tisu vanhu vacho, vanhu vacho vapi? The people behind Techzim’s articles, videos and social media. Introducing the crew, we have our video wizard and Swiss Army knife – Edwin. Our social media manager who has been keeping things ticking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – Shamie. Last but not least, the two guys behind the […]


Tisu vanhu vacho episode 3 – Jah Prayzah, the trials of dating in Harare & “life”

Tisu vanhu vacho, vanhu vacho vapi? The people behind Techzim’s articles, videos and social media. Introducing the crew, we have our video wizard and Swiss Army knife – Edwin. Our social media manager who has been keeping things ticking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – Shamie. Last but not least, the two guys behind the […]


TelOne has scheduled another network upgrade

TelOne has released a statement notifying customer of another Network Upgrade. The statement reads as follows: Client Notice Network Upgrade Update We wish to advise our valued clients that we shall once again be carrying out a critical network upgrade from midnight on the 16th of October 2020. We expect to have completed this delicate […]


Tisu vanhu vacho episode 2 – swimming the Zambezi, Astrology, music and Zim Youtube

Tisu vanhu vacho, vanhu vacho vapi? The people behind Techzim’s articles, videos and social media. Introducing the crew, we have our video wizard and Swiss Army knife – Edwin. Our social media manager who has been keeping things ticking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – Shamie. Last but not least, the two guys behind the […]


TelOne announces second stage to network upgrade

TelOne, this past weekend, announced that there would be a network upgrade in order for the ISP to meet the demand for internet services. The initial announcement from TelOne slated the network upgrade from midnight on the 3rd of October to 03:00 October 4th. The network upgrade, unfortunately, didn’t end at the time that the […]


Tisu vanhu vacho – a Techzim podcast

Tisu vanhu vacho, vanhu vacho vapi? the people behind Techzim’s articles, videos and social media. Introducing the crew, we have our video wizard and Swiss Army knife Edwin. Our social media manager who has been keeping things ticking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Shamie. Last but not least, the two guys behind the articles Farai […]


TelOne system upgrade still ongoing

Yesterday TelOne released a statement that informed customers that the poor internet quality that they have been experiencing was due to the ISP being overwhelmed by the demand for internet brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the same statement, TelOne also notified customers of a system upgrade that was scheduled for the midnight 3/10/2020 […]


TelOne gives reason for inconsistent internet services

TelOne customers have been experiencing poor internet quality for some time now. There have been fluctuations in internet speed and customers have been vocal about this on social media. In light of this TelOne has given, in a statement, the reason why customers have been experiencing poor internet quality. The state-owned ISP has also said […]


ZimSwitch confirms completion of mobile money operator integration

The deadline for EcoCash and Mobile Money Operators (MMOs) to join ZimSwitch as the national switch was the 30th of September 2020. That deadline has passed and yesterday we learned that EcoCash had completed the integration. Transfers could now be done from EcoCash, for example, to other mobile wallets and bank accounts. ZimSwitch has, in […]


ZESA increased by 50% last week then by another 50% today and it will increase by 50% on 1 November

So we are getting dizzy with the electricity tariff increases. On 23rd September (just over a week ago) we reported a 50% increase on ZESA tariffs. Today (1 October 2020), those tariffs increased by another 50%. Effectively it means ZESA tariffs are now 125% (more than 2 times) what they were 8 days ago. The […]


Download: Veritas legal comment on Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill

The Government of Zimbabwe proposed Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill is being fast tracked into law by the Parliament. Below is an easy to read commentary by Veritas on the proposed law: Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount: EcoCash number: {{error_message}} {{error_message}} If anything goes wrong, chat with […]


How to register and buy shares on ZSE Direct

So Zimbabwe Stock Exchange recently launched ZSE and the goal of the platform is to increase the number and activity of retail investors (ordinary guys like you and I) participating in the local capital markets. As part of their rollout of the platform ZSE also shared detailed YouTube videos for those interested in getting to […]


Forex Auction results, Zim dollar nudges up slightly. Rate at 81.4965

Forex auction results for 22 of September 2020 are in and the Zim dollar has continued it’s “upward” trend. The weighted average this week has made a small improvement from ZWL$81.7076 last week to ZWL$81.4965 this week. Full Forex Auction Results 22 September 2020 are as follows: SME Auction #8 Main Auction #14 Amount Allotted […]


Impact Hub Virtual Bootcamp, teaching kids all about coding

Impact Hub is hosting another Virtual Bootcamp for children to learn to code. This edition will educate students on how to apply programming skills to real-life situations. It is important for children to understand how to use new and emerging technologies. The more familiar a child is with technology that exists today. The better they […]


Forex Auction, Zim dollar sees another week on the up. Rate at 81.7076

The Forex Auction results for 15/09/20 are in and the Zimbabwe dollar has yet again seen an upturn. This week the weighted median average is ZWL$81.7076 which is a ZWL$0.9917 gain from last week’s rate of ZWL$82.6993. The climb is much more substantial than last week’s ZWL$0.6216 from the rate the week before which sat […]


Telecel tariffs for voice, data and SMS have been reviewed

Telecel has reviewed its tariffs for voice, out of bundle data and SMS. Telecel completes the list of mobile network operators (MNO) in tariff adjustments. Econet and NetOne have already increased their tariffs after POTRAZ gave mobile network operators the green light. The increases were based on the increasing operational costs for MNOs. New Telecel […]


FBC Bank system maintenance to disrupt banking services

FBC Bank will be holding scheduled system maintenance on Sunday the 13th of September 2020. The scheduled maintenance will start from midnight (00:00hrs) to 06:00hrs. During this period all banking services will be unavailable. FBC Bank released the following statement: System Maintenance Dear valued client Due to a system maintenance exercise scheduled for Sunday, 13 […]