Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

Union Hardware revamps online store, Zimbos abroad can pay and have locals collect

We are spending more of our lives online than ever before. Working, socializing, gaming, entertainment all happens online now. The pandemic accelerated this switch and we find ourselves uncomfortable being in the same physical space as other humans. This has necessitated a change in strategy for all businesses. They now have to contend with a […]

Tecno Camon 19 Pro 5G review

Tecno has tried something new with the Camon 19 series which seems a bit unorthodox. There are 4 variants. The regular Camon 19, the Neo, the Pro, and the Pro 5G. The main difference between the Pro and the Pro 5G is this. The Camon Pro has a Mediatek Helio G96 processor, a 50MP 2x […]

The RBZ invites dialogue on coming digital currency (CBDC), you have to be a part of this

The Zimbabwean government is considering adopting a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has been researching this for a while now. If you thought they were joking you might want to think again. In the Mid-Term Monetary Policy Statement released on the 11th of August, the RBZ updated us on […]

Google’s subsea cable meant to improve internet speeds and lower costs reaches South Africa

Earlier this year we talked about Google’s Equiano cable landing in Africa. The first country to be connected was Togo back in March. This subsea cable of theirs should lead to lower internet costs and faster speeds in some African countries in Africa. You can read about the cable here: Google subsea cable lands in […]

[Updated] Senditoo partners Access Forex, resumes operations after shutting down services for weeks

You are probably familiar with Senditoo by now. What started with airtime transfer morphed into a fully fledged remittance service. Over the years we watched the service gain partners and increase its reach in Zimbabwe and across Africa. In Zimbabwe, Senditoo partnered with a number of banks, allowing their customers to collect funds at those […]

Liquid Home (Zol) prices to rise again in September to this

We will get no respite in this country of ours. Just when you think you might get used to the current prices, they will be raised to just out of reach. Today, we are talking about Liquid Home adjusting their prices. We knew this was coming. We were told when the last price adjustment was […]

How do Zim mobile data prices compare to other countries in the region? Not too bad

The question came up a few times these past months, is internet access now cheap in Zimbabwe, relative to other countries in the region. The main point was that we are paying less for data than we were in the past because of inflation coupled with infrequent price hikes. It does not feel like it […]

First local drone academy licenced to train on Beyond Visual Line of Sight and Aeroplane type drones

The drone industry is growing as we saw from the 2022 Zimbabwe International Drone Conference. However, up until now, there were certain skills that drone pilots could not learn within Zimbabwe’s borders. The first is B-VLOS, beyond visual line of sight training. See, drone pilots have to keep their aircraft in sight and that is […]

Drones that can capture faces 4km away, map out 1000 hectares in hours and more showcased at Drone Conference demo day

The 2022 Zimbabwe International Drone Conference concluded with a live demo day. We got to see a number of drones in action, each just as impressive as the next.  Many still view drones as toys for the rich but when you see the DJI Agras in action, carrying 30 litres of pesticide and fumigating a […]

Zimbabwe Drone and UAV conference 2022. Drone log books and Airships!

Day 1 of the 2nd edition of the Zimbabwe Drone Conference kicked off yesterday. It’s an event that had the regulator for Zimbabwe, CAAZ speaking on laws around operation of drones and UAVs in Zimbabwe. There is also a startup developing a product called a Drone Logbook which does logging of a wealth of statistical […]