Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

Want To Learn About Data Science, But You’re Not Sure Where To Start? This Course Could Be Of Use

The importance of data science in today’s workplace is becoming more apparent to workers by the day. The biggest problem has been where do people who want to learn about this field start? I’ve referrenced a number of free courses in the past but another course I feel might make a difference for beginners looking […]

Liquid Telecom Hosting Live Demo Of Microsoft’s eLearning Platform

With COVID-19 completely disrupting our schedules – even school goers have been negatively impacted and it’s not clear when they will be able to get back into class. The government has been urging education institutions to adopt eLearning platforms so that kids continue learning online but that poses problems of its own. Some schools are […]

Reuters Introduces Free Course To Help Journalists Identify & Tackle “Fake News”

Reuters has launched a free shot course to help journalists in their efforts to decipher between misinformation and accurate factual info. The course titled, Identifying and Tackling Manipulated Media covers 3 of the following chapters; How Can Media Be Manipulated? The New Threat of Deepfake/Synthetic Media What Can Newsrooms Do To Tackle Manipulated Media? Reuters […]

Google’s Developer Scholarship Program Opens Registration

Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) program is back for its second edition. The initiative aimed at helping developers become certified on Google’s Android, Web, and Cloud technologies continuously engage with aspiring and existing developers to help them become professional developers with skills that can get them opportunities after the program. Developers registering for this course […]

44 Free Online Courses From Havard You Can Enroll For During Lockdown

With a number of countries in a state of lock down due to the Novel Coronavirus – many people have a lot of free time on their hands right now. If you are one of those people who are not using this time to rest (nothing wrong with resting by the way!) but would instead […]

SA University Gives 30GB Free Data For Students To Continue Learning

South African tertiary education institutions, Wits University and University of Jo’Burg have informed their students that they will be able to access free data to continue learning online. Wits and University of Jo’Burg students will get 30GB of free data Dear Students Wits University is pleased to announce that you can now access 30GB of […]

UNICEF & Microsoft Launch Global Learning Platform To Help Address COVID-19 Education Gap

UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. today announced the expansion of a global learning platform to help children and youth affected by COVID-19 continue their education at home. The Learning Passport started off as a partnership between UNICEF, Microsoft and the University of Cambridge and its departments Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment, designed to provide education for displaced […]

Applications For Victorious Companies Entrepreneurship Programme Opened

The Victorious Companies Initiative under SIVIO Institute aims to empower business leaders to leverage opportunities presented to them by creating strong mentoring and support structures through training in business skills, opportunity identification and problem-solving. Applicants should have already begun operations, but their business entities should be a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 3 years old. The entities should be applying […]

[Watch] HIT Unveils Their Ventilator

When Nick Mangwana tweeted that HIT had made a ventilator and they could produce up to 40 of those on a daily basis, there was a lot of scepticism – reasonably so. HIT has now shared a video of their in-house ventilator with Engineer Edward Makute and Sister Mashoko providing a walkthrough of how the […]

Zim Students Union Issues Out “Total Rejection” Of Govt’s eLearning Proposals

At the beginning of the month, Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education urged students to make use of eLearning platforms and the time I raised questions regarding how prepared our education institutions were for that kind of learning. I mean, for the longest of times schools have looked at cellphones as if they were a […]

Impact Hub’s Kids Coding Bootcamp Will Now Be Hosted Online

Impact Hub’s Kids Coding Bootcamp was supposed to kick-off on the 19th of April but the COVID-19 outbreak had all but left Impact Hub’s hands tied when it comes to hosting the event. When we spoke to Impact Hub’s founder Tadzoka Paswarayi when local companies started taking safety measures against COVID-19, they weren’t exactly sure […]

The MultiChoice Talent Factory Launches FREE Online Masterclasses

The MultiChoice Talent Factory has launched a series of online masterclasses on its portal, offering exclusive access to practical skills workshops led by experts in the world of film and television. Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said the online masterclasses were started on March 30 and would continue indefinitely, providing […]

Education Ministry Tells Students To Embrace e-Learning Platforms – What Happens To Those Without The Means?

The current COVID-19 crisis presents a huge opportunity for the adoption of e-learning platforms. Students are stuck in their homes indefinitely and teachers don’t have a great way of delivering learning content to students. The Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education reportedly urged learners to embrace e-learning platforms like Ruzivo; As the Ministry comes up […]

ZIMSEC Says June Exams To Go On Despite Coronavirus Fears

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema has said ZIMSEC will hold the June and November examinations as planned despite fears that the Coronavirus may have led to the cancellation of national exams. The minister said ZIMSEC has provided Headmasters with an electronic platform for the submission of candidate entry data along with their proof […]

10 000 School Heads Have To Go With Laptops To ZIMSEC Risking COVID 19

The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC), the country’s primary and secondary education examinations board is putting the whole country at added COVID 19 risk through a ridiculous registration system. From the Progressive Teachers Association President, Takavafira Zhou: Zimsec examination registration process that requires that 9159 school heads travel to Zimsec centres by 30 March 2020 […]

Cambridge June 2020 Exams Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Cambridge released a statement announcing that they will no longer be conducting international exams in May and June because of the Coronavirus. Following the UK Government’s cancellation of GCSE & A’Level examinations due to the virus, there were still questions regarding whether or not Cambridge would proceed with their international examinations. Given how COVID-19 has […]

Zim Now Has $25m For Space Satellite Centre

When the National Budget was announced last November, the proposed setting aside of resources for the launch of a satellite raised a lot of eyebrows. Whilst there wasn’t much in the way of updates, the Minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Innovation Science and Technology Prof. Amon Murwira recently confirmed that TelOne’s Satellite Centre is […]

Local Startup Hosting Cellphone Repair Lessons

At a time when jobs are extremely hard to come by, Zimbos are doing whatever they can to upskill themselves and become a part of the economy regardless of whether or not that participation is formal or informal. We recently, went to Batanai gardens to attend a mobile phone repair class hosted by Ixar Cellphone […]

Impact Hub Announces Robotics Program For Teens

Impact Hub has announced an educational robotics program which draws “inspiration from Impact Hub Harare’s experience with international robotics competitions namely FIRST Global Challenge from 2016-2018 and the FIRST Robotics Competition in 2019”. The program made for 13-18-year-old’s aims to help them become innovative, well-rounded individuals equipped with soft and technical skills and at the […]

Zim Stock Exchange Announces Free Online Courses For First Time Investors

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) today launched the ZSE Training Institute with the goal to deliver specialised training on various capital market subjects such as the ZSE listing requirements, ZSE products and services and the general process of investing on the stock exchange. The Training Institute will deliver this information using a number of different […]

[Update] Impact Hub’s 2nd Coding BootCamp For Kids Will Start In April

Impact Hub Harare recently took to Twitter to announce that the second edition of the Coding Bootcamp for kids will be taking place this coming April. The 2nd edition of Coding Bootcamp is here! An adventure, a hands-on experience crafting a brighter future for your little ones with Impact Hub’s Coding BootCamp. Outside of that […]

UNICAF, The “eLearning University” Receives Licence To Operate In Zim

I wouldn’t be surprised if you know a thing or two about UNICAF University by now. For the uninitiated UNICAF is a “PAN-African university offering high-quality qualifications”, and if you don’t know anyone actually doing their distance learning with the university then you’ll most probably have bumped into their adverts whilst browsing through the web. That […]

African AI Platform To Host Hackathon For Regional Universities In March

On 21 March 2020, Zindi will host UmojaHack Africa, the first-ever pan-African inter-university machine learning hackathon. Student teams at universities across Africa will compete while honing their skills and developing machine learning solutions to complex real-world challenges. The winning teams in each of three different machine learning challenges will win cash and other prizes, as […]

International Diploma In Digital Marketing – NKDigital

NKDigital – a local digital marketing school offering their courses in partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute and Sabre World – is offering a 6-week Digital Marketing diploma. The 6-week US$1260 course will see students go through the following aspects of Digital Marketing: Introduction to Digital Marketing – This module introduces the core principles and […]

Podcast On Drones: Education And The Future Of Careers

On this episode of the Techzim podcast, we discuss drone education and careers in Zimbabwe with Tawanda Chihambakwe. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime because this page will not work. {{error_message}} […]

Best Free Courses For Those Interested In Career Development

One of the biggest opportunities offered by the internet nowadays is the ability to attain skills you would otherwise have to pay for at no cost at all. Google Digital Skills for Africa is one such platform with a number of free online courses for people looking to upskill without investing money into that development. […]

Zim Entrepreneur Invests In Tech That Will Convert Trees Into WiFi Hubs

If you’re an avid reader of Techzim, you’ll know about William Sachiti – who we’ve written about a couple of times. William is the founder of UK-based Academy of Robotics. That’s the startup working on self-driving delivery cars. Interestingly, William has today published an open-source technology known as ‘Trees of Knowledge’ to improve access to […]

Interested In Digital Marketing? Here’s List Of Free Courses To Get Started

One of the biggest opportunities offered by the internet nowadays is the ability to attain skills you would otherwise have to pay for at no cost at all. Google Digital Skills for Africa is one such platform that has a number of free online courses for people looking to upskill and without investing money into […]

List Of Free Google Digital Skills Courses For People Interested In Coding/Programming

One of the biggest opportunities offered by the internet nowadays is the ability to attain skills you would otherwise have to pay for at no cost at all. Google Digital Skills for Africa is one such platform that has a number of free online courses for people looking to upskill and without investing money into […]

SDG500 Will Invest $500 Million In Businesses Addressing Sustainable Development Goals

A new investment fund; SDG500 will begin investing $500m in businesses working to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals. The fund was launched earlier this week in Davos. SDG500 will be backed by “a coalition of public and private organisations, NGOs and a private equity firm.” Capital from the funds will be used to make debt […]