Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates



Opportunities presented by Zimbabwe’s rollout of a National Electronic Health Record system

Since February 2015, the Ministry of Health and Child Care with help of funding partners has been designing, developing, and testing an electronic health record (EHR) system, named “Impilo”. This is meant to reduce the current burden of paper data collection for health workers and ultimately improve the quality of care in public health facilities.  […]

Businesses to close by 15:30hrs as Zim lockdown goes to level 4

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has this evening announced that the country is going back to Level 4 lockdown amid the increase in new COVID-19 cases. His address at State House is as follows: Fellow Zimbabweans, Following a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, and subsequent to the localised lockdown measures introduced in places such as Kwekwe, Karoi, […]

ICT Minister opens Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) 2021 conference

Minister for ICT, Postal and Courier Services Dr Jenfan Muswere yesterday opened the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) Plenipotentiary Conference which Zimbabwe is hosting at the Kingdom Hotel in Victoria Falls. Here is the Minister’s opening address: It is my singular honour and pleasure to officiate at this momentous occasion, the meeting of the 2021 […]

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 […]

ZIMRA names fraudster extorting money while posing as an official

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has warned the public of a fraudster who is extorting money from people while purporting to be a ZIMRA official. ZIMRA’s statement reads as follows: PUBLIC NOTICE: FRAUDUSTER POSING AS A ZIMRA OFFICIAL ON THE LOOSE The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) wishes to advise its valued clients, members of staff […]

City of Harare’s hilarious and clueless Twitter storm

The City of Harare earlier this week went on a bit of a rant on Twitter where it issued a number of orders like dog licences, civilians not being allowed to control traffic at intersections with dead signal lights and many more. We couldn’t resist adding our own commentary on it after seeing some of […]

Two Zimbabweans feature on Forbes’ 30 under 30 for 2021

Forbes Africa released its list for its 30 under 30. This is the seventh running of the list and it is there to recognise entrepreneurs, athletes, artists and influential people on the continent. And as you may have already guessed this year’s listing was heavily influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and how it disrupted a […]

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 […]

POTRAZ to give malaichas/runners courier licences

The hustle will become mainstream

Here’s how you can help digital inclusion for people with disabilities in Zimbabwe

Inclusive Access Zimbabwe is calling for donations of any devices to help digital inclusion for people with disabilities in Zimbabwe

Runner/Malaicha arrested for operating without a licence

Police closing in on runners?

Google shares 5 ways you can spot fake news

stay above the noise…

Govt to spend an additional US$2 mil on drones for border patrol

Unamanned Aerial Systems vs Smugglers

MisRed features in Facebook’s LeadHERs book


Govt to roll out ID-linked COVID-19 passports to curb fake certificates

It’s coming with some sturdy security measures.

Full Text: Ministry for ICT e-learning strategy

E-learning’s strategy going forward from an ICT perspective.

TM Pick n Pay loses ZWL$22 million to scammers

Scam or negligence?

Govt seeking developers for biometric authentication API tender

APIs are good and all but…

VP Mohadi leaks: the tech behind call hacking, recording & voice cloning

We were curious about the tech that may have been behind now-former vice president Kembo Mohadi’s scandal and leaks

ZIMRA now sending tax clearance certificates via email

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has announced that it has automated the process of tax clearance certificate issuance

US firm wins US$3 mil tender to deliver case management system to JSC

US-based firm Synergy International has won a US$3 million tender to deliver a case management system to the Judicial Service Commision (JSC)

[Full Text] Minister for ICT’s remarks at 4IR Summit

The following are the remarks made by Minister for ICT Postal and Courier Services Jenfan Muswere at the 4th Industrial Revolution Summit held yesterday.

ZIMRA: old tax clearance certificates now valid till the end of the month

The ZIMRA debacle rolls on as the tax regulator has said that those who couldn’t get tax clearance certificates are deemed to in the clear till 28/02/21.

ZIMRA blames tax clearance delays on application congestion

ZIMRA has said that the tax clearance certificate delays are due to the it’s systems being overwhelmed by the torrent of applications

Tollgate fees are now payable in USD

Tollgate fees are now payable in USD and local currency according Statutory Instrument 32 of of 2021

ZERA introduces e-licenses for the petroleum sector

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has said in a statement that players in the petroleum sector will now receive e-licenses.

Govt departments & agencies to work with only 10% staff

Information Secretary Nick Mangwana tweeted out last night that govt departments will be working with only 10% of their staff starting 21/01/21.