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Business

Will Telecel’s Ownership Issues Ever End?

It seems the Telecel shareholding issues will not go away. After the acquisition of Telecel by the government back in 2015 the shareholding issue had quietened down but it seems that was just the calm before the storm. Back then, the government acquired a 60% stake and it seems the remaining 40% will now be […]
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Finance

Banks Post Profits Despite Cash Shortages Faced By Customers: Here Is A List Of Banks That Made Profits

March is that time when most banks in Zimbabwe publish their financial results. Last year’s banking environment was affected by many negative factors including chronic cash shortages, illegal multi-tier pricing, foreign currency shortages, termination of some services that required foreign currency etc. In that light, it is understandable that one can expect bad performance for the […]
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Business

Zimra System In Beitbridge Goes Down Again

Asycuda Plus, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority’s (ZIMRA) system designed to help it to automate customs processes on the importation and exportation of goods has gone down in Beitbridge in face of the coming Easter holiday. The system went down 4 days ago after Zimra alerted users that they were upgrading the system but Zimra is yet […]
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Education

Econet’s Online Education Program Will Cost Just $12 A Month

With Econet opening up their online learning platform, a lot of questions were left unanswered as people did not understand how they would be paying for the courses and what the price would actually be. The Chief Strategist at Shaw Academy, Mr John White reached out and clarified some details concerning the online partnership. We […]
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Social Media

Google Maps Adds 39 New Languages, Shona And Ndebele Miss Out

Google Maps, the web mapping service run by Google has expanded its language offerings to users with the addition of 39 languages. The service used by more than 1 billion people has added languages which Google claim that they are spoken by approximately 1.25 billion people worldwide. The new languages included African languages, Swahili, Afrikaans, […]
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Media

Zimpapers Applies For Broadcast Licence: Will They Be Going To War With DStv And Kwese Soon?

In January the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) called for interested parties to submit licence applications  for; Video On Demand Services (VoD), Webcasting Services and Content Distribution Services. It seems Zimpapers (yes you read that right) are very much interested in entering this field as they have applied for the Content Distribution Services licence. According […]
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Connectivity

Powertel Expands To Kariba

Powertel, the state-owned internet access provider has introduced its services to Kariba. Apart from household services, Powertel is introducing corporate services that include virtual private network, business internet services, and carrier services. The Zesa Holdings subsidiary is known for leveraging on backward CDMA technology to provide internet access. Because of this, the company has been […]
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Social Media

Apple To Introduce New Emojis That Represent People With Disabilities

Apple users could soon have emojis that represent disabled people. The tech giant submitted a proposal to the Unicode Consortium which assesses requests for new emoji characters. The proposal includes a total of 13 categorized emojis which range from a prosthetic leg to a guide dog to a wheelchair. Apple mentioned that its motive is to […]
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Social Media

How To Download All The Information Facebook Has Of You

The ongoing scandal that Facebook is currently involved in has got many people concerned about their Facebook data. Facebook has since apologized for its negligence but however, some people want to know the information Facebook has about them so that perhaps they know they know how to use the platform better. What Facebook Knows First […]
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Broadband

Multichoice Introduces New Channels

Multichoice in collaboration with ROK Studios are launching 2 new channels ROK 2 and ROK 3 on DSTV and Gotv to widen their product range. The channels will be launched on the 5th of April and they will target fans of Nollywood, African music and Ghanaian movies and TV series.The collaboration between the two stretches […]
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Finance

‘Swipe’ Crimes On The Rise: Here’s How To Stay Safe

The use of debit cards in Zimbabwe has been gradually increasing over the years, spurred on by our cash crisis. One of the advantaged of migrating to a cashless society is that we are less vulnerable to having our hard cash stolen from us. Unfortunately, new technologies come with new risks. I think it may […]
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Fintech

[Updated]: New Scams Involving Ecocash: Beware

Mobile money transfer is now the preferred medium to conduct transactions amid cash shortages. The benefits that are afforded by using mobile money transfers platforms are now being weighed against frauds and scams arising as a result of using these platforms. But the increase of fraud and scams in fintech is not limited to mobile […]
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Legislation

Stanbic Bank Accused Of Women’s Rights Violations

Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe seems to be in hot soup as women came out with their claws and are protesting against discrimination at the banks Borrowdale Branch. There were multiple banners protesting against the abuse of women’s rights at the bank. When we came across this on social media we assumed that this was a new […]
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Education

Was Jonathan Moyo’s STEM Program Really A Failure?

In 2016, the Ministy of Higher and Tertiary Education (under Jonathan Moyo at the time) introduced a national initiative that would (at least according to them) drive economic growth. This initiative was meant to boost the study of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) at A Level and would see the government sponsor children who […]
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