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Extending 10-year-old car imports after “the ban” is all about the money

So… yesterday the Ministry of Commerce and the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) released a joint statement that extended the grace period for the ban on imports of second-hand cars that are 10 years or older till June 30th 2021. Now, this isn’t too surprising because the reasons for the ban didn’t make a lick of […]


Huawei’s Harmony OS is not a fork of Android but it is also a fork of Android

No, that headline is not a mistake. Huawei says their much-touted operating system, Harmony OS is ready for the big unveil. The company has said that it will start updating over 200 devices with the new operating system. Harmony OS is Android but it is also not Android. This is because Harmony OS, from the […]


Econet launches ZWL$4K MiFi KaMbudzi which comes with 6GB of free data

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has announced the launch of a MiFi KaMbudzi feature phone which will come with 6GB of free data and costs ZWL$4,877.00 Introducing the new 4G MiFi KaMbudzi, with Hotspot connecting up to 4 devices, WhatsApp & Facebook. Visit your nearest Econet Shop to buy & get 6GB FREE Data.#OneFightAgainstCorona pic.twitter.com/VI5szx89ZW — Econet […]


Two Zimbabweans feature on Forbes’ 30 under 30 for 2021

Forbes Africa released its list for its 30 under 30. This is the seventh running of the list and it is there to recognise entrepreneurs, athletes, artists and influential people on the continent. And as you may have already guessed this year’s listing was heavily influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and how it disrupted a […]


Liquid’s fibre network hits 100 000 Kms, more than twice around the earth

Liquid Intelligent Technologies today held a press event where, on top of reaffirming the companies new image, it announced that its fibre network now spanned 100 000 Kms. This is massive for a company that has been in operation for just under a couple of decades. To put that number into perspective that’s more than […]


ZIMRA extends grace period for the ban on second-hand cars

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce and ZIMRA have released a joint statement extending the transitional period for the importation of second-hand cars that are over 10 years old. PRESS STATEMENT BY MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE ON EXTENSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENT ON MOTOR VEHICLE IMPORTATION UNDER SI 89 OF 2021 1. Following the […]


Africa’s newest consumer electronics expo is just around the corner

One of Kenya’s fastest-growing consumer electronics platforms Gadgets Africa has partnered up with East Africa’s media powerhouse, Nation Media Group, to launch the Vifaa Tech festival which is akin to the international consumer electronics expo CES or like the perennial AfricaCom. ‚ÄúConsumer technology and electronics brands are celebrated, criticised, and appreciated in the US, SE […]


Zim Multichoice Talent Factory graduate now has a film on Showmax

A couple of months ago Multichoice announced that its Talent Factory (MTF) Class of 2020 was finally going to graduate after the pandemic slowed down proceedings. The MTF Class of 2020 had 60 graduates and among them were two Zimbabweans, Nelson Madzima and Nkosilesisa Ncube. In what is a fantastic turn of events one of […]