On Sunday, we posted the winners of the inaugural Zimbabwe ICT Achievers Awards. We had just come from the event the previous night and didn’t have the full details of the achievements of the winners. I know it took a whole week to get these, and we’re sorry for that. But let’s focus on the positive: Courtesy of our friends at Just ICT, we now have the details.
Tshuma is a radio Journalist who has a keen interest in the field of Information, Communication Technology and has done stories along this sector in need of seeing the development of ICTs.
Rudo Mudavanhu went into ICT straight from school and started as a programmer. She has grown in the industry since MS Dos was the thing as an operating system.
Econet has been introducing innovative communication products and services since it commenced operations. During the current year Econet launched two ground breaking services – mobile broadband and EcoLife insurance
Mr Mboweni is an exemplary Zimbabwean businessman that has shown strong entrepreneurial orientation in finding creative solutions to the challenges of operating and developing a business that delivers convenience to the people of Zimbabwe during a time of considerable economic challenges.
Young Verengai Mabika is the Director of the ICT based NGO – Development Reality Institute (DRI) and his volunteering skills has earned the organisation a prestigious World Summit Youth Award Best Innovative and Creative e-Content Addressing the MDGs.
This project had a positive impact to society in that NetOne bridged the communication divide in all ten provinces of Zimbabwe were power outages are frequent. NetOne set up solar powered base stations in hard hit areas such that there is constant connectivity for the masses in the affected areas.
Childline Zimbabwe’s core function is to provide children with counselling services via the telephone. This ICT basis forms the foundation on which all awareness raising is conducted. Through promoting the toll-free 116 crisis line, Childline is promoting the use and access to ICT for all children across the country.
Today, Google posted this year’s Zeitgeist, an interactive visual tool showing what the world searched on Google in 2010. Google’s version of the world’s list of 2010’s most trending topics. We should be getting a Twitter one and possibly a Facebook one as well before the year closes.
Following Tuesday’s post about TelOne’s connection to the Mozambican fibre cable, there have been some questions about a statement in the story that Africom has already connected to the TDM fibre cable in Mozambique.