Broadband

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Defends Ban On Cryptocurrencies In Court

Here is the latest chapter in the Golix vs RBZ (Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe) saga. The RBZ filed its opposing application with the courts. Summary of how we got here: the RBZ banned the trading of cryptocurrencies, ordered banks to freeze Golix’s accounts and then ordered Golix to cease operations. Golix sued and got an interim […]
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Telecommunications

Supa Mandiwanzira Says Mobile Tariffs For Data And Voice To Change, Won’t Say If They Are Going Up Or Down

The Minister of Information Communications Technology and Cyber Security, Supa Mandiwanzira, said that mobile tariffs are going to shift in the near future but he refused to comment on whether the tariffs would be getting increased or lowered. According to The Sunday Mail, at POTRAZ’s recent Consumer Awareness road show Mandiwanzira: There are consistent meetings […]
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WhatsApp

Whatsapp Now Labels Forwarded Messages In Attempt To Combat Spam

Whatsapp is constantly adding new features, some more important than others and they have introduced another feature and depending on how you see things it may be important or useless. If you have an upto date version of Whatsapp you will now be able to see if the message you’re receiving is being forwarded from […]
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eCommerce

Farmers Now Have An Online Marketplace To Sell Produce

eMbare is a recently launched market place for vendors and before I even used the app I was impressed that this thing exists. I was impressed because this is inclusive technology. Apps of this kind prove that the internet is indeed for everyone and it’s just a matter of creating solutions that cater for Zimbabweans. […]
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Broadband

WhatsApp To Introduce A New But ‘Confusing’ Feature

Sending files across WhatsApp is a pretty straightforward process. All you have to do is choose the person or group that you want to send the files to, select the file(s), hit send, and you’re good to go. However according to a report from WABetaInfo, it appears that the company is going to roll out a […]
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Business

Here Are The 4 Zimbabweans Who Made The 2018 Forbes Africa Under 30 List

Year after year, Forbes features some of the brightest young leaders, entrepreneurs and billionaires under the 30 Under 30 list across various continents. The Forbes Africa is a regional publication of the publication comprising a single list of 90 of Africas most promising entrepreneurs under the age of 30, split into three categories: Creative, Business and […]
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Business

How Many Women Lead Zimbabwe’s Leading Companies?

This thought leadership article has been sponsored by Big Law Management Consultants, a company that manages investor relations for listed companies especially in the digital sphere. 403 is the total number of directors who sit on the boards of Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed companies which shared the composition of their boards in their last annual […]
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Economy

Zimra Prepares To Collect More Revenue As It Finished Upgrading Asycuda

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has finally finished the upgrade of Asycuda way ahead of schedule.After acquiring three servers for the Asycuda upgrade last month, the country’s revenue collector, Zimra promised that it would be done with the exercise by June. And it has delivered. Recurrent losses as a result of Asycuda breakdowns compelled Zimra to upgrade […]
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Social Media

Social Media Etiquette Part 2: The Addictive Instagram

So yesterday I posted an article on Facebook that had a caption ‘’Do you think Instagram would dethrone YouTube” the first comment on that article was, ‘’what is Instagram’’ the second question also supported the first question with ‘’I’m also wondering’’. I remember when I joined Instagram in 2016, I was obsessed, the photos were […]
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Finance

Zimbabwe’s First Women’s Bank To Open This Month

At long last, Zimbabwe’s first women’s bank, Zimbabwe Women Micro-finance Bank (ZWMB) is going to open this month following a series of missed deadlines to open it. This comes after ZWMB was granted its license last week.  Women-only banks trace their genesis to Saudi Arabia in the 90s as a way of segregating man and woman. […]
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Broadband

OneMoney Clocks 1 Million Subscribers

The battle for dominance on mobile money platforms is increasingly getting exciting with Netone announcing that its mobile money platform, OneMoney clocked 1 million subscribers. this means that for every 4 subscribers of Netone 1 subscriber has a OneMoney account. Mobile money transactions are proving to be integral in Zimbabwe’s financial system, with these transactions making […]
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Social Media

Instagram To Bring Hour Long Videos: Can They Dethrone YouTube?

In a quite surprising move, Instagram is going to introduce hour-long videos. The videos will only be accessible in portrait mode (vertically) and thus this is not an outright copy of YouTube but it does seem Instagram is spreading its wings once again. The picture/video sharing social media platform has been consistently changing since it’s […]
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Artificial Intelligence

Zimbabwe Robotics Team To Compete In Mexico Later This Year

The Zimbabwe Robotics Team will be competing in the FIRST(For Inspiration Recognition Science and Technology) Global Challenge in Mexico later this year. Background… Last year a group of students competed in the FIRST Global Challenge hosted in Washington DC, USA. This was the first time Zimbabwe was represented in such a competition and the team […]
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