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Special edition Techzim podcast: Mobile World Congress 2014 updates

This is a special Techzim podcast covering the Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona Spain. Techzim writer Tendai Mupaso made a Skype call to William Chui who is currently in Barcelona Spain attending the Congress and they spoke indepth about what’s taking place at the congress. Key areas covered in this Techzim podcast are […]


Latest Techzim Podcast: Whatsapp bundles, Telecash-EcoCash reader comments, Bitcoin

We had another interesting podcast were we discussed the recently introduced Whatsapp bundle from Econet, Baba Jukwa’s announcement to shut down his page and we had the opportunity to explorer what our reader had to say about the Telecash-EcoCash “war for agents”. We would really appreciate your feedback and general comments on the podcast and […]


Techzim Podcast: Telecash, EcoCash war, Parcelgogo, Tech hubs and other stuff

Here’s the latest Techzim podcast. In the episode we discussed the ongoing war between Telecel and Econet Wireless for mobile money agents – the underhanded stuff operators would (or would not) do to protect an investment – the newly formed association of mobile money agents, the tech hubs and a bit about Flappy Bird (yes, we […]


Latest techzim podcast: EcoSchool, Muzinda hackathon, Paper, Microsoft 4Afrika

Here’s our latest Techzim podcast episode! Guest on the show was Tinashe Nyaruwanga, blogger, social media & eCommerce enthusiast, Clinton Mutambo, our events coordinator here and the founder of Esaja.com, myself, and William Chui hosting. We chatted about Econet Services’s latest initiative, EcoSchool, Facebook’s new Paper app, the Muzinda Health apps Hackathon, and, briefly, Microsoft’s […]


Techzim Podcast: Telecash Launch and the EcoCash Droid app

So, we usually have discussions here at the office about new tech products, startups, the players and everything in between! And sometimes, aside from our weekly podcast, we’re eager to share it with you and we honestly wish we could have more people over here at techzim so we discuss as an even bigger group… […]


Latest Techzim Podcast: WhatsApp, OK tech store and FB algo change (promo)

Here’s our latest podcast – recorded this week! In there we share our thoughts on the new OK tech store, Facebook’s change to the feed algorithm and what this means for page managers, WhatsApp’s declaration that they will not do ad & game gimmicks that their competition employ, Astro’s new Square-like payments dongle and app and […]


Latest Techzim Podcast: Econet bank integration, Net Neutrality, Easyparts…

Here’s the latest Techzim Podcast. Recorded yesterday 19 January 2013, it’s our first podcast of the year. In there we discuss the issue of Econet finally opening up its network to the local banks for money transfer services, The Easyparts.co.zw eCommerce play, the issue of net neutrality as it applies to Zimbabwe and other issues. […]


Latest Techzim podcast: EcoCashSave downtime, ICT Achievers, Mukela failure, DSTV Explora & more

Here’s our latest Techzim podcast episode. In there we cover the new DStv Explora (price, competition – or lack of – locally), the EcoCashSave system problem, The ICT Achievers awards issues, the Mukela startup failure review, a review of Astro’s Funbook tablet, Nokia’s Normandy project, and Facebook’s new audience reach issues that page managers have […]


Techzim Weekly Podcast: Econet bulk SMS blocking, Karbonn review, Mandela

In this episode of the Techzim Podcast, we had a guest, Tinashe Nyaruwanga, who is a digital media enthusiast whose social media articles we’ve featured here before. The other regulars on the show were techzim writer, Tendai Mupaso, William Chui (founder of SocialMe who played host), and myself. So this week we discussed the Econet […]


Techzim Weekly Podcast: Robotics tournament, EcoLife, e-FML, Karbonn

This is our second weekly podcast and as the first, we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we do hosting the show. Here’s the list of issues covered: The Schools Robotics tournament that was held in Harare last week The new e-FML mobile based insurance service EcoLife and why people are still […]


Introducing the Techzim weekly podcast!

Those of you that know how Techzim started will tell you it started as an email list of friends in tech. We would mail each other back and forth, discuss for days about local tech, startups, about internet deals, devices, tech personalities… the Facebooks too! So anyway, those became the blog. But here’s the thing: […]


ZimSwitch on eCommerce opportunities in Zimbabwe for startups

When we posted the report of the BarCamp Zimbabwe 2012, we promised to follow up with an audio of  one of the presentations. This one titled “Opportunities for m-commerce and e-commerce in Zimbabwe for technology entrepreneurs” that was delivered by ZimSwitch Business Development Manager Adam Roscoe. Here it is. If you’re interested in the mobile […]


Green Fuel interview podcast

This post is part of the report back for Techzim’s tour to Chisumbanje and Middle Sabi, where Green Fuel is setting up a large scale Ethanol production . We managed to sit down for an interview (over lunch) with Graeme Smith who is the company’s GM. Finding another time would have been disastrous due to his busy schedule and the needle eye timeframe of our tour.