Security

Mnangagwa’s Govt Getting Facial Recognition Tech From China

The Zimbabwean Government is believed to be importing a mass facial recognition system, Cloudwalk Technology, as they look to ramp up security efforts. The system is being imported as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Belt and Road Initiative is a is a development strategy proposed by the Chinese government that focuses on […]
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Business

Govt Reforms Parastatals: Full Statement By The Finance Minister

1. Government has been consistent in emphasizing the critical contribution expected from the State Enterprises and Parastatal (SEP) sector towards the revival of Zimbabwe’s economic fortunes and in this regard has for some time been pursuing a programme of SEPs reform designed to enhance performance, improve service-delivery and to bring more order, discipline and rationality […]
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Education

5 Lies About Technology In Higher Education Most Lecturers Believe

Higher education in the 21st Century shouldn’t be boring. Gone are the days where students endured a two-hour mental assault from a disinterested professor. At least they should be gone, by now. After all, education is not a consultation but a collaboration. Therefore, the role of a university professor is not to prove how much […]
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Cryptocurrencies

What Makes Bitcoin Have Value?: This Is The Answer

From its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has enjoyed a meteoric rise in price from being valued for nothing in March 2009 to being valued for $1 in February 2011 to being valued $6,813.97 as of the time of writing this article. Bitcoins trajectory in prices has coincided with debates regarding the source of its value. […]
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Fintech

PayPal Partners M-Pesa To Enhance E-Commerce, Will Ecocash Follow?

Mobile money service platform, M-Pesa users will soon be able to participate in global e-commerce after it announced a collaboration with worldwide online payments system, PayPal. The service will facilitate M-Pesa users to shop with PayPal merchants and smoothly transfer funds between M-Pesa and PayPal accounts consequently increasing commerce nationally and internationally. Qualifying M-Pesa users […]
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Miscellaneous

ZRP Brag About Social Media Presence, As They Plan To Go Digital

At a recent election reporting workshop in Gweru, police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has embarked on a digitisation drive that will see the computerisation of all its police stations. Nyathi also pointed out the fact that the process begun a while ago but has been hindered by a […]
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Startups

POTRAZ’s ICT Innovation Drive Gets Into Second Phase, But There Are Still Some Unanswered Questions

POTRAZ has begun calling for startups and ‘ICT innovators’ to apply for the second phase of their funding program; The Zimbabwe ICT Innovation Drive. What’s the Innovation Drive about? According to POTRAZ, the drive is meant to empower innovators that are making technological advancements in various sectors, whilst creating employment and boosting economic growth. We […]
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Mobile Money

Supa Mandiwanzira’s Deadline Expired: Where Is Mobile Money Interoperability? It’s Already Happening In Kenya

What’s happening in Kenya? Safaricom and Airtel recently made their mobile money services interoperable. M-PESA and Airtel Money will work together seamlessly removing some of the logistical hassles that were involved in making payments from one mobile money service to the next. A 3rd player, Telkom – through its recently launched T-kash- is also said […]
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e-learning

HIT Students Demonstrate For Wi-Fi

Yesterday, Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) students held a protest to its administration for lack of wi-fi amongst other many things. Students reported that there they lack wi-fi access in their hostels and when they go to lecture rooms it will be limited. The backlash was in the background that students are having to pay […]
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Finance

CBZ To Invest $12 million In A Mall For SME’s

CBZ Holdings is in advanced talks with the Harare City Council to construct a mall in Graniteside.  After completion, CBZ’s mall is said to house retailers, manufacturers and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). “We have budgeted $8 million and $12 million for the center, which will include a supermarket and factories and offices for SMEs” […]
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Mobile Money

What’s going on with EcoCash Transactions?

It seems users are facing challenges with EcoCash platform quite frequently. Transactions have been failing at an alarming rate and back in March Econet blamed some of these errors on their servers. The fact that the errors are still occurring have prompted us to take a closer look at what’s actually happening. Swipe into EcoCash: […]
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Broadband

Nedbank To Stop Manual RTGS Payments, Joins Other Banks

Nedbank has just announced that as from the 11th of May they will no longer process manual RTGS payments. Nedbank’s drive to do paperless banking coincides with a number of banks that went paperless. Formerly named MBCA, Nedbank is urging its customers to shift manual RTGS processing to online banking through its Nedbank Access platform. […]
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Finance

Local Developers Petitioning For Telcos To Give Them Easier Integration With Payment Platforms In Order To Grow The Economy.

Local developers have created a petition on change.org asking Telcos to create a tool that helps them better integrate their apps with local payment services in order to create better applications that are more tailored to Zimbabweans. The petition by developers is directed to; Econet Wireless through the EcoCash platform Zimswitch NetOne through the OneMoney platform […]
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Finance

Banks Are Loving The Cash Crisis: Here Is Why

Indicated by substantial profits, last year was a prosperous year for all banks in Zimbabwe. Cautious but shrewd lending among other factors has contributed for banks to post these profits. However, the overall banking sector is decreasing its lending to households. From 2016 up to now Zimbabwe is grappling with cash shortages and the cash shortages […]
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