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ATU Africa Innovation Challenge 2020 has begun

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has begun the ATU Africa Innovation Challenge 2020. The challenge this year has been heavily influenced by the coronavirus pandemic. The contest is looking for solutions that can address problems that have arisen because of COVID-19. The launch of the competition was set around the theme: How Africa Can Stay […]

C-Trade Is The Only AppsAfrica Awards Finalist From Zim, Here’s Full List

The final shortlist for the 5th Innovation Awards have been announced. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa with winners announced in Cape Town on November 12th, 2018. The annual Awards attracted over 400 submissions from 52 countries, with solutions launched in African markets by start-ups, established ventures, and corporates. The […]

Zimbabwe Robotics Team Raising Funds To Attend Competition In Dubai

The Zimbabwe Robotics Team, First Global has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise money to attend competition in Dubai this year. They want to raise GBP8000 according to their Go Fund Me campaign. Here is a preview video of the team that is working on a robot that can get rid of algae in […]

Press Release: Last Call For AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Leading tech ventures across Africa have until Wednesday, September 11th to submit entries for the fifth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa in Cape Town on November 11th, 2019. Entries from over 30 countries have already been submitted from start-ups and corporates across 14 categories. The […]

Press Release: Four Days Left To Enter The Innovating Justice Challenge 2019

Dear justice innovators, Your justice innovation deserves global attention, right? Then don’t hide, don’t delay, get into gear and make your case. You have just four days left to submit your application for the Innovating Justice Challenge 2019. When the clock strikes midnight on Thursday 15 August, we’ll start selecting which of the hundreds of innovations […]

Press Release: Launch Of The HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge In Zimbabwe

Are you a working on an innovative solution that will improve access to justice for millions of people in Southern Africa? The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is looking for entrepreneurs and innovators to enter the Innovating Justice Challenge 2019. Qualifying innovators stand a unique opportunity to receive specialised business development training, exposure […]

Elevate Hosting Youth Content Creators Competition

Elevate’s intiative’s have always been targeted at the youths. From gaming competitions to products like Yo Mix, there’s always been a youthful element. Thus it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise when Elevate announces a competition and it’s aimed at the same demographic. Elevate Vidz Content Creators Club is looking for 10 content creators […]

CBZ Youth Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP) Finals In Pictures

CBZ held their third annual YEP finals last night and a total of 10 participants from all over Zimbabwe won various prizes. 5 of the awards went to established entrepreneurs while the other 5 went to upcoming entrepreneurs. These are a couple of shots of the event. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number […]

#Press Release: Use Your FBC MasterCard And Stand A Chance To Win A Trip To Paris

FBC Bank has launched a new promotion called “Transact without borders” where card holders who use their Prepaid MasterCards from now until 31 January, when the competition ends, can win an all expenses trip to Paris among other prices. FBC Mastercard prepaid cardholders in Zimbabwe stand a chance of winning a grand prize of a […]

The Econet Group Were The Biggest Winners At The AfricaCom Awards

Below is the press release from AfricaCom: Announcing the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners London, 15 November 2018 –The AfricaCom Awards show, supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, was a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event last night.  Held in Cape Town during AfricaCom, guests celebrated and acknowledged those trailblazers who are leading digital […]

PRESS RELEASE : 9th Edition Of Aegis Graham Bell Award Nominations Open

India is always envisioned to be portrayed as a conspicuous innovative hub for rising brilliance and virtuosity. However, we often questioned about the panache and endowment of our countrymen for being at power to the innovations. Aegis School of Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecom, key innovators and veterans of the industries realized that it […]

Stand A Chance To Win $2 500 By Coming Up With An Insurance Innovation

The Nicoz Diamond think tank competition was launched on Friday the 27th of July. Think tank represents a pool of ideas, thoughts etc. We got a lot more details but those mentioned in the previous article were the essentials. The competition is one to come up with innovative insurance solutions for Nicoz Diamond, a short […]

Nicoz Diamond Think Tank Competition To Be Launched Tomorrow, This One For Student Innovators

Nicoz diamond in partnership with BOOST Fellowship is hosting an innovators competition launch tomorrow the  27th of July 2018 at Nicoz Diamond HQ  from 1 p.m- 3p.m. They will have a workshop and give more information about the competition. So far we know that it is a competition targeted at but not limited to attached […]

[Press Release] Entries Open For The AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2018

Entries are now open for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continent’s most innovative ventures. The awards provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 12th on the eve of AfricaCom. Winners are […]

Chakachaya ‘Here’ Ne Ecocash?

By now we are all aware of the messages from EcoCash about points balances especially after sending money through EcoCash. At first everyone was wondering what Chakachaya/Ziyawa KuEcoCash was all about. Now that most of us know that the messages that come after certain EcoCash transactions are detailing our points for the Chakachaya/Ziyawa kuEcoCash promotion, […]

54 000 People Have Won $300 000 Worth Of Prizes In The Ziyawa ku Ecocash So Far, Some Techzim Readers Have Won Too

Remember we promised that Techzim was participating in the Chakachaya ne Ecocash Promotion? Of course this is a sponsored campaign so the prizes we will be giving away here are coming from Ecocash themselves. Now have there been any winners so far in the doubled up Ziyawa promotion? A few weeks back Ecocash held the […]

“Chakachaya ne Ecocash.” Question: Why Cows And Goats?

Obvious you heard it already because these guys make noise whenever they are up to something. Anyway, we will say it again: Chakachaya ne Ecocash is back, it has been running since the 8th of this month actually. Bear with me, I know you didn’t need me to say because you have already seen notifications […]

Kwesé Inc’s #GoGettaz Winners Announced. Two Zimbabweans Made It

The #GoGettaz entrepreneurship competition finals finally took place last week on Friday in Nairobi, Kenya. The competition began on the 18th of August last year (2017) and has been running since. #GoGettaz is an initiative by Strive Masiyiwa (founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Global) aired on Kwesé Inc which is an exclusive channel on Kwesé TV (Kwese is […]

Facebook Community Challenge: A Chance For You To Win Part Of US$165000

Around the middle of July 2017, a new tech community was created and launched by Facebook in Harare. The community is called Developer Circles though its doors are open to both developers and non-developers. The main purpose of the community is to create a place for people to learn new or old Facebook technologies and […]

How much money is Econet making from its SMS AND WIN promotion?

Econet is running a promotion where you answer up to 7 (or more) general knowledge questions for 30c per day for the chance to win various prizes. The promotion has been running since July and will end on the 2nd of October if it is not extended. The grand prize is $20000 but there are […]

HIT student presenting a jacket that helps blind people navigate in the real world

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Another HIT student presenting a test rig for an automated driving test rig meant for the VID

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