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Zim To Join A Select Group Of African Nations With Space Agencies

The government has revealed that they are working to launch their own space agency. The National Geo-Spatial and Space Agency (NGSSA-quite the mouthful). The space agency will be headed by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education as part of their 100-day plan and the plan will make use of airspace a priority. The minister […]
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Broadband

Government Fears Congestion Of Spectrum, Considers Increasing It

The increase of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), radio stations, tv stations etc. is giving goosebumps to the government fearing that the congestion of the available radio spectrum (spectrum) will have systematic problems in ICT. Spectrum relates to the radio frequencies allocated to the mobile industry and other sectors for communication over the airwaves. Speaking to […]
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Referrals

Protect Your Websites And Apps Using Sucuri Firewall

The internet is a very hostile place with people out to get you sometimes just for the fun of it. As more and more entities and individuals from Zimbabwe join the app and website building business they are learning about this fact the hard way. For just $9.99 Sucuri can help cover your behind using […]
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Media

Kwese TV Launches In Liberia Just In Time To Capitalise On The World Cup

Kwese vs DStv will continue to square up as Kwese TV is being introduced to the Liberian Pay-TV market. Before this development, Kwese’s Free-to-air channel Kwese Free Sports was already available in Liberia but now Liberians will be able to access the ‘full bar and catering’ as a popular local musician would say. The move […]
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Press Release

[Press Release] Telecel Gives Away $60 000 Worth Of Prizes In Bundle Mania & Cash Boosta Promotions

Telecel’s recently gave subscribers over $60 000 worth of prizes for participating in the Bundle Mania and Cash Boosta promotions. Telecel subscribers won prizes ranging from cash, laptops, tablets and cows (livestock is the in-thing these days). You can read Telecel’s press release concerning these promotions below: Telecel Gives Away Over $60 000 Worth of […]
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Telecommunications

Voters Roll Inspection Ends, 38% (900K) Use Mobile Phones To Check Their Details

Provisional voters roll inspection ended yesterday and as much as 2.4 million voters verified their details in the process. The primary reason we are interested in these figures is that Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) used a couple of technologies, ranging from mobile phone technology (USSD) to the internet so as to make this process easier for many people.  Not […]
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Finance

No More Manual/Paper RTGS For CBZ Customers As The Bank Goes Paperless

CBZ has joined the bandwagon in stopping the processing of manual or paper RTGS transactions and Internal Transfer Fund requests. Zimbabwean banks are following each other in adopting paperless banking with CBZ, NMB, ZB and Steward Bank stopping manual RTGS transactions. However, CBZ customers will still be able to do RTGS transactions on CBZ’s mobile […]
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Telecommunications

Uganda Finally Introduces Social Media Tax, 5 cents Per Day

Uganda has finally done it. Two months ago, we reported that Uganda was pondering on whether to introduce a social media tax for its citizens. Well now, the East African country has imposed a 200 shilling ($0.0531) per day levy on people using social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, and Twitter. The new law […]
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Health

Econet Introducing A New Health Solution In The Next Few Weeks

It seems Econet will not be resting on their laurels in 2018. After a low-key announcement (in their financial results) indicated that Econet will be getting into Auto and Education insurance in the next 12 months it is also evident that there will be an expansion of their health-related services: As we continue to enhance […]
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e-learning

You Can Still Get Udemy Courses For $11 Or Using Ecocash

A lot of people apparently took advantage of the $9.99 Udemy offer from last week but if you were for some reason unable there is no need to despair: You can still enrol into a Udemy course of your choosing for $10.99 or Ecocash $15 (see below for details). What the heck is Udemy? A […]
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Telecommunications

Telone’s National Broadband Backbone To Be Completed In June, 24 Months Ahead Of Schedule

Telone’s National Broadband Backbone (NBB) is set to be completed by this June, 24 months ahead of expected schedule. NBB is a countrywide project of upgrading and modernizing Telone’s ICT infrastructure.  The upgrade which started in late 2016 is being implemented in phases. TelOne’s Infrastructure director Engineer Lawrence Nkala; We have managed to connect all main points across […]
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Digital Marketing

Hey Business Professionals, Not Everything Digital Is For The IT Department. You Have To Step Up Too

Welcome to the 21st Century where everyone is using  or should be using data to make informed decisions. So there are organisations that still fully rely on  the Information Technology Department for everything computer related. All other departments still have an ‘its got nothing to do with us’ type attitude. Digital transformation requires that you bury […]
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