Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates



Entrepreneurs! You have to check out this social business camp

Since 2017, the Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC) has supported 200 entrepreneurs with an impact in Africa as their scaled up their enterprises and the organisation has opened applications for its fifth edition. This year’s program will have a hybrid setup comprising of: 3 months of remote coaching on a dedicated online platform, alternating interactive […]

World Bank gives Africa over US$3 billion for COVID-19 vaccines

World Bank President David Malpass this week met with a delegation of the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), led by African Union (AU) Special Envoy Strive Masiyiwa, to discuss the multibillion-dollar financing of vaccines for African countries. David Malpass later tweeted a screenshot of the meeting showing him and the bank’s top leadership, discussing […]

VP Chiwenga announces new COVID-19 measures

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who is also the Minister for Health this evening announced new COVID-19 measures: MEASURES TO CURB THE SURGE OF COVID-19 1. Fellow Zimbabweans, the country has done very well in terms of curbing the spread of Covid 19. In addition, our vaccination against Covid 19 is going on very well. The […]

ZIMRA: PAYE, 2% Tax & Withholding Taxes due 10 June 2021

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has in a statement notified all that PAYE (Pay As You Earn), IMTT (2% Tax) and Withholding Taxes for May 2021 are due on the 10th of June 2021. ZIMRA’s Statement reads as follows: The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) hereby reminds all its valued clients that the following returns and […]

Steward Bank warns public of housing project fraudsters

Steward Bank has released a statement regarding scammers who are saying they are representatives of the bank in its Ruwa Fairview Housing project. The statement from Steward Bank reads as follows: Dear Valued Customers, Steward Bank has noted with concern that there are some individuals purporting to represent the Bank in the sale of Ruwa […]

Brace yourselves for load shedding says ZESA

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has, in a circular to customers, announced that the nation should brace itself for load shedding due to technical faults at Hwange as well as depressed supply from South Africa. ZESA’s statement on load shedding reads as follows: ZESA HOLDINGS (PVT) LTD POWER SUPPLY UPDATE – DEPRESSED POWER SUPPLY […]

ZIMRA extends grace period for the ban on second-hand cars

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce and ZIMRA have released a joint statement extending the transitional period for the importation of second-hand cars that are over 10 years old. PRESS STATEMENT BY MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE ON EXTENSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENT ON MOTOR VEHICLE IMPORTATION UNDER SI 89 OF 2021 1. Following the […]

ZIMRA requirements for freshly-built & imported vehicle number plates

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has published the requirements for the registration (and number plates) of newly built and imported vehicles. If you have recently imported a car or have bought one assembled locally, you’ll need to bring two copies of the following: ZIMRA vehicle registration/number plate requirements Customs Clearance Certificate (CCC) Form 49 payment […]

NMB Bank is having problems with POS, EcoCash & mobile banking transactions

NMB Bank has said in an announcement that it is facing challenges with transactions via mobile banking, EcoCash and Point-of-Sale (POS) platforms: The full statement from NMB Bank reads as follows: Dear Client. We advise that we are experiencing a challenge on our system that has affected service delivery on Mobile Banking, Ecocash and Point […]

Huawei Seeds for the Future Zimbabwe 2021

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei this week launched the Seeds for the Future program. The week-long event is geared at developing local ICT talent with participation from Zimbabwe’s top universities. “We believe it is crucial that global leading companies like ourselves partner with universities in skills transfer. In this way, we hope that we will enable […]

Zim startups! A German non-profit wants to invest up to US$150K in African businesses

Impacc is a German-based non-profit that helps startups build and scale their business. The non-profit’s main focus are startups that are in unstructured markets and do most of their work with impoverished communities. This is because Impacc’s goal is to make sure that those who are often overlooked can have the solutions they sorely need. […]

Pay As You Earn (PAYE) USD tax rates and tables 2021

It’s 2021 and dollarisation 2.0 is in full swing so if you are earning or paying employees in foreign currency (USD) here are the PAYE or Pay as you Earn tax rates according to ZIMRA. PAYE (Pay As You Earn) is a way of paying income tax on salaries. The employer is charged with deducting […]

ZERO DATA: Techzim is now free, no data needed!!

Now you can access Techzim even when you don’t have data. For now, this is only possible on the Econet network but we hope to extend this to NetOne and Telecel in the near future. Important to note If you have a general mobile data bundle, accessing Techzim will use that bundle first. This is […]

EcoCash reaffirms its position as a licenced Bureau de Change

Straight from the horse’s mouth…

First Capital is having some issues with its card & mobile banking platforms

A system maintenance is on the cards.

*405# Easy way to buy NetOne, Telecel, Econet airtime and ZESA

Dial *405# Techzim Market is now accessible via USSD. This new channel is useful for folks who need to recharge their airtime or prepaid electricity even when they don’t have an internet connection. Even though customers loved the fact that they could top up using WhatsApp, some of them would complain that if they forget […]

Zim Startups, GSMA has opened applications for another innovation fund

Between US$140 000 and US$350 000 up for grabs!

ZESA token purchases will not be working Thursday evening

Buy early if you need to.

Watch: Eight2five Hub Value Creation Challenge launch event

Entrepreneurs gather round

Wanna build a house? This startup could be a good starting point

One of the first things towards home ownership if you are like the majority of Zimbabweans who prefer to build rather than buy is a lovely plan. Of course this is important when you have decided to modernise your dwellings too. The thing that sucks though is that most architects you find will only show […]

BancABC scheduled maintenance to disrupt banking services

Pay your Netflix and do other online shopping early

How to get ZIMSEC A-Level results online

Be ready for Friday