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Zim e-health startups! Check out this Africa-wide accelerator

The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), has announced that applications are open for the AUDA-NEPAD Home Grown Solutions (HGS) Accelerator for e-health or health-focused startups. The accelerator programme focusing on growth and mature stage African healthcare companies, conceptualized in response to […]

Local remittance service Tumai has a 5% extra airtime, ZESA and data promotion

The remittance game, be it for money, goods and or services has blossomed over the pandemic era even when early projections forecasted a decline because of restricted incomes for the African diaspora. Locally we have been inundated with new services coming to the fore and older ones offering discounts and transaction free periods to entice […]

Zimbos! Here’s your chance to give Wikipedia that local flavour

On the 2nd and 3rd February 2022, the AfroCuration event in Zimbabwe, in partnership with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe will bring together young participants from colleges and universities in Zimbabwe to train them on how to tell their stories through Wikipedia. The event will be both virtual and physical with influential speakers in the […]

Court hearings via video call in Zim? Yes. That and more tech coming to judicial system in 2022

You know the saying, ‘justice delayed is justice denied.’ The Zimbabwe judicial system will be taking that slogan to heart this year. The theme for 2022, as announced by the Chief Justice is: Use of Technology to Enhance Efficiency and the Rule of Law in the Judiciary. Of course, this push to adopt technology is […]

Google appoints Zimbabwean as Senior Vice President

Google has appointed James Manyika as the company’s first Senior Vice President of Technology and Society. Manyika will report directly to Alphabet’s (Google’s parent company) CEO Sundar Pichai and will be working on the impact of technology on society and the environment. “I’m thrilled that James Manyika will be joining Google’s leadership team. He’s spent […]

Deadline for 2021 Return For Tax On Employment Income is 30/01/2022

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has in a statement notified the public that the deadline for 2021 Return For Tax On Employment Income (ITF16) is on the 30th of January 2022. The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) hereby reminds all taxpayers who are employers toextract from their payrolls, prepare and submit ITF 16 return (Return for […]

Right now it is easy to track you through WhatsApp, that is being rectified

Love or hate it, if you’re reading this, you probably use WhatsApp as your main chat app. The masses decided and there will be no convincing the over 2 billion users to switch allegiances. So, since we’re stuck with Zuckerberg’s app, it’s refreshing to see the improvements being made. By now we all know that […]

BancABC is going to be down for an entire weekend

BancABC announced on Twitter that it is going to be doing some work on its system from the 4th to the 6th of February 2022. The outage is going to see all banking services down during the duration of the maintenance exercise. IMPORTANT NOTICE: SCHEDULED SYSTEM MAINTENANCE To our Valued Customers, Kindly note that we […]

Applications open for Open Parly’s US$1,000 Murewa Hackathon

Magamba Network (Open Parly ZW) is looking for young people, community activists, citizen journalists and developers to promote progressive new civic tech within Zimbabwe’s civic space through finding offline solutions to provide access to information to rural communities using innovative tools for the Rural Kiosk. The Civic Hackathon is a day-long event that brings together […]

It only took Econet 24 days into 2022 to raise bundle prices

I think this one might be on me. A few articles ago I said that it was surprising that none of Zimbabwe’s mobile network operators (MNOs) had raised data bundle prices in 2022 and that must have sent some bad vibes into the universe because Econet has announced that it will be reviewing data bundle […]