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Local insurance firm now has policies & coverage for drones

Last week’s drone conference was an eye-opener in many respects. The one thing I was not expecting to hear at the conference was that you need to have third party insurance for drones just like for your car. At first, I thought this is something that the drone sellers came up with to squeeze some […]


4 takeaways from Zim’s first-ever drone conference

Last week Precision Aerial, Zimbabwe Flying Labs and the Drones for Good Network held Zim’s first-ever drone conference. The event was well attended and represented by a number of local, regional and international startups and organisations. For someone like me who had only dipped his toes into unmanned aerial systems, Drone Con Zimbabwe was overwhelming. […]


Day 1 of Zimbabwe’s first-ever drone conference

Today was Day 1 of Zimbabwe’s first-ever drone conference which was hosted by Precision Aerial, Zimbabwe Flying Labs and the Drones for Good Network. Speakers from across the African drone space were in attendance as well as government departments, officials and enthusiasts. It was a jam-packed program that featured, drone licencing, regulation in Zimbabwe as […]


Here are the speakers for Zim’s first drone conference

Zimbabwe Drone Conference announces a power-packed list of local and international speakers who will be presenting at the in-person conference this November. Speakers include Dr Patrick Meier – Co-Founder of WEROBOTICS, global experts in Drone Technology for Social and Humanitarian Action; Kim James – Director of Drone Guards, Africa’s leading Drones in Security Service provider and our own local […]


Drones for Good network to host 1st ever drone conference in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s first-ever conference on drone technology is scheduled for the 10-11th of November 2021 at the Celebration Centre in Harare. Organised by the Drones For Good Network in conjunction with leading local drone industry players, the Drone & UAV Conference is set to bring together experts from the local & international drone community to discuss […]


Drone Professional 1 book giveaway (Zimbabwe only)

The Story Untold ZW has partnered with Tawanda Chihambakwe (The African Drone Professional) to giveaway 3 copies of the best-selling book Drone Professional 1. Read on to get an understanding of: What the book is about; Tawanda’s Contribution in the book &; How to win one of the copies. About the book? Drone Professional 1 […]


What I learned from the African Drone Professional, Tawanda Chihambakwe

I recently had a fantastic conversation with Tawanda Chihambakwe. Tawanda is the cofounder of Precision Aerial (a local drone services and consultancy startup) and Director of Zimbabwe Flying Labs. We talked about how Tawanda discovered the opportunities of drones, the challenges of entrepreneurship and which career options are available for people interested in entering the […]


Zim Flying Labs is bringing drones into the classroom to enhance STEM education

Zim Flying Labs is a name that will be familiar to Techzim regulars. The organisation came to Zimbabwe through a franchise of sorts held by Precision Aerial, a drone and robotics startup that is headed by Tawanda Chihambakwe who is a licenced drone pilot, instructor and the best selling co-author of Drone Pilot 1 and […]


NASA flies helicopter on Mars, a first for mankind

One giant leap for mankind.


3281 drones in the sky at once? What?!

Just when you think you’ve seen it all.