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[Download] MISA Report on Cybersecurity in SADC & its implications on human rights

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has released a report on Cybersecurity in SADC and the implications it has on human rights. The report focuses on established and proposed cybersecurity legislation in the SADC community and how they have impacted human rights. MISA also compares the regional cyber laws with what exists in other […]

Facebook is changing its name as Zuckerberg builds his “metaverse”

Facebook is, according to a report by The Verge, going to be changing its name and the rebranding exercise could happen as early as next week at the company’s Connect Conference scheduled for the 28th of October. The shift by Facebook is meant to signal that the company is more than just a social media […]

142 million households watched Netflix’s Squid Game

In a report by Bloomberg, Netflix’s Korean series Squid Game was watched by around 142 million households. That number made Squid Game the most-watched new show on Netflix of all time. This information was revealed in a pre-recorded call to shareholders that gleaned over the streaming service’s Q3 2021 results. What is doubly impressive is […]

The rainy season is upon us: here are the precautions ZESA wants you to take

It’s the time of year again when the skies open up and I am sure we are all thankful because the heat was getting unbearable. However, as we all know the prevailing weather doesn’t mix well with electricity, so ZESA has put out a circular on the precautions you need to take. The statement is […]

Here’s how much Gateway Stream pays local content creators

So… a little while ago, Gateway Stream announced that it was hosting Wadiwa Wepa Moyo on its platform before episodes go live on YouTube. When we jumped on to see the “exclusive” launch we were a little underwhelmed by the onboarding process and the experience in general. The issues were much the same as the […]

Applications for the US$1,000 Mutare Hackathon are now open

Are you aged between 18-35 years, residing in Manicaland (Mutare, Mutasa, Watsomba, Rusape etc) and interested in participating in our upcoming hackathon? Call out To Participate In Our Mutare Hackathon Are you aged between 18-35 years, residing in Manicaland (Mutare, Mutasa, Watsomba, Rusape etc) and interested in participating in our upcoming hackathon?#Hackathon Click the link […]

NetOne subscribers, here are the new data bundle prices [October 2021]

One month after NetOne announced a data bundle price hike (6 September 2021), the country’s second-largest mobile network operator has announced yet another price hike. At this point complaining about it would be just futile. This is definitely something we are going to have to get used to. And in that vein, here is what […]

Apple retakes second spot from Xiaomi but overall device shipments fell by 6%

Xiaomi pulled quite the upset in Q2 2021, the Chinese smartphone maker was able to leapfrog American powerhouse Apple in terms of device shipments. Well, according to a new report by Canalys the roles have been reversed because Apple has reclaimed its second spot behind Samsung in Q3, 2021. Q3 2021 Q2 2021 Samsung 23% […]

Get 5GB for only ZWL$500 from NetOne

Netone is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is offering this generous bundle to all its customers – 5GB for ZWL$500. Celebrate NetOne’s 25th Anniversary with 5GB Anniversary Bundle. Purchase the 5GB data bundle (valid for 25hrs) for $ZWL 500 & earn entry into the weekly draw. Entry into all weekly draws earns entry into the […]

Brace yourselves, NetOne is hiking data bundle tariffs

State-owned mobile network operator (MNO) NetOne announced on social media that it will be increasing bundle tariffs tomorrow the 19th of October 2021. Here is NetOne’s post on the bundle tariff review: Public Notice! — NetOne Cellular (@NetOneCellular) October 17, 2021 Public Notice Review of Bundle Tariffs Please be advised that we are reviewing […]