Competitions

Kwesé Inc’s #GoGettaz Winners Announced. Two Zimbabweans Made It

The #GoGettaz entrepreneurship competition finals finally took place last week on Friday in Nairobi, Kenya. The competition began on the 18th of August last year (2017) and has been running since. #GoGettaz is an initiative by Strive Masiyiwa (founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Global) aired on Kwesé Inc which is an exclusive channel on Kwesé TV (Kwese is […]
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Business

It Looks Like OneFusion Has Been A Failure For NetOne

NetOne, the second largest mobile telecommunications company in Zimbabwe, launched OneFusion, an integrated prepaid package, in June 2016. OneFusion bundles offer some of the best value for money on the market. The comprehensive plans offer users on-net and local and international off-net voice minutes as well as SMSs. Users also get data, some of which […]
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Legislation

Econet Wrongly Bills Its Client $128k, Court Orders It To Pay Back

The tables turned in a case between Econet Wireless Zimbabwe and Antolice Enterprises. High Court judge Justice Davison Moses Foroma ruled that Econet Wireless reimburses Antolice Enterprises $128 200 which it (Econet) had wrongly billed the company. Interestingly it is not Antolice Enterprise that had filed the case against Econet, but rather the other way round… Well, […]
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Economy

Zimbabwe’s Informal Sector Largest In Africa, Second In The World

A recent study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has shown that Zimbabwe has the second largest informal sector in the world. Only the south American Bolivia has a larger black market. The working paper titled, ‘Shadow Economies Around the World: What Did We Learn Over the Last 20 Years?’ says more than 60% of […]
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Business

ATT: ZB Bank Customers, You Need To Update Your Information ASAP

Came across this notice in the newspaper and thought it would be helpful to someone. However, considering that ZB Bank went paperless last year in October (2017), one would have expected that they would by now have an online system that caters for such needs. Nonetheless, here’s the announcement: To all ZB Bank customers, please […]
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Finance

7 Tips to Trade the Markets like a Pro

FX, commodities, stocks, and bonds are all traded on the global financial markets every day. The advent of technology has now enabled anyone with a passion for trading the markets the ability to do so, right from the comfort of their home. If the thought of trading the markets excites you, then here are seven […]
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Fintech

Ripple Joins Forces with Major Banks to Provide Cross-Border Payments

Cryptocurrency powerhouse Ripple, is joining forces with major banks to provide cross-border payments. The tech company has had a pretty rocky start to the year after seeing its prices drop, similar to Bitcoin. However, its cross-border payments plans could be just what the company needs to turn things around. Current international payments system classed as […]
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Events

[Press Release] From AI To Drones African Tech Steps Up A Gear

KIGALI, Rwanda, January 24th 2018 The African tech ecosystem continues to grow with investment in African start-ups increasing by 51% in 2017, according to the latest Disrupt Africa report. Momentum is set to continue in 2018 with tech leaders, entrepreneurs and investors connecting at Africa Tech Summit Kigali, February 14th and 15th to drive business […]
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Economy

Govt Removes Tax For Swipe Transactions Below $10

Today we were in attendance as Steward Bank launched Kwenga, an affordable and portable Point Of Sale (POS) machine for the masses. Also in attendance was the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Terrence Mukupe. Steward Bank CEO, Lance Mambondiani was understandably all smiles as he unveiled the Kwenga, or Kwengas to be […]
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Artificial Intelligence

Using Emotional Intelligent Robots to detect lies.

According to Dr Paul Ekman, clinical psychologist who is an expert lie detector, our facial expressions for emotion are innate, universal and nearly impossible to conceal. When we’re lying about emotion, pretending to be happy when we’re sad, for example-microexpressions can flash across our faces before we can get a hold of them. These involuntary […]
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Fintech

Steward Bank Launches Kwenga, A Portable POS Machine For The Masses

Steward Bank seems to be getting it. Banking is not banking if it excludes the majority. The battle cry in Zimbabwe has been ‘financial inclusion for everyone.’ If you are to include everyone you have to first understand what everyone is doing and develop products specifically for them. That’s what Kwenga does. Zimbabwe is going […]
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