WhatsApp

WhatsApp Business Finally Launches

I know we’ve been making a lot of noise about WhatsApp for Business since last year; well, it’s here! Not here-here since it’s not yet available in Zimbabwe but here as in it’s no longer only available for the Beta testers, but for *everyone Let me quickly define *everyone right there, the everyone being referred to […]
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Broadband

Tender Invitation From The Ministry of Education To ICT Equipment Suppliers

Well, we thought you’d be interested in this tender invitation that appeared in the newspaper… INFORMAL TENDER INVITATION MINISTRY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION EDU/IT/01/2018 Supply and Delivery of e-learning Equipment (Smart Classrooms: Specifications are in the Tender Document) 31 January 2018 Tenders are being invited from reputable suppliers to supply and Deliver ICT Equipment […]
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Education

Mavima warns colleges operating illegally

Now that schools have opened, the government is monitoring how schools are operating, with a special interest in phasing out illegal colleges. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima recently warned all colleges operating illegally saying that the government was against their operations and if they continue these operations, the government would be forced to take the legal route […]
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Broadband

President Mnangagwa Live On Facebook… Now!

Watch President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Facebook live in the first ever Town Hall meeting with the president in Zimbabwe. The forum, organised  by Global Shapers Harare comprises of a group of young people representing various youth groups across Zimbabwe. The meeting dubbed “A dialogue for youths in shaping Zimbabwe’s economic future” is in preparation for the World […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Apple To Soon Roll Out An iOS Update That Allows Users To Either Opt In Or Out Of The ‘Throttling Feature’

Last month, Apple was nabbed for deliberately slowing down iPhones with older batteries in a bid to make the batteries last longer. This attracted a lot of lawsuits against them, a total of 45 as of yesterday. However, Apple in response to the outcry, has decided to roll out a new software to rectify that. Tim Cook (Apple […]
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Fintech

Govt Says There Are No Plans To Phase Out Bond Notes Or To Scrap Multi-Currency System

You might have heard the reports (Sunday Mail) that the government was mulling phasing out our beloved bond notes. It was also reported that the multi-currency system will be scrapped soon. The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Patrick Chinamasa has released a statement addressing those matters. PRESS STATEMENT ON DE – DOLLARISATION We refer to […]
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Education

The “New” Curriculum Isn’t Going Anywhere

Remember a little over a week ago, we wrote on how the new minister of Primary and Secondary Education of Zimbabwe, Prof Paul Mavima had announced that the ‘new’ curriculum (aka the Dokora) was under review? Looks as though the review phase is over, a decision has been made. The Herald today reported that Prof Paul Mavima on Monday had […]
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Broadband

Unhappy With Quality Of Service From Your Telecoms Service Provider? Here’s The Complaints Procedure

Sometimes you do not get an acceptable quality of service from your telecommunications service provider. I recently got sub-par service which I shared with you all. After sharing my own experience out of Harare over the holidays, several people commented sharing their own experiences. A good number are not getting acceptable quality of service apparently. […]
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Startups

Development Centred Technopreneurship; The Way To Go? Part 2

This article is a continuation of my previous one, in which I outlined how in a global village that we are in, limited funding (at least in the Zimbabwean context with the liquidity crisis) can and should never completely kill off business ideas. Ever wondered why in the newspapers these days, more than half of the […]
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Gadgets & Apps

My Gearbest Shopping Experience

This article contains referral links from which we may receive some financial benefit. As a principle, we only refer and recommend products and services that we would ourselves be happy to buy. Policy Most people tend to think of online shoppers as fools who rush where Angels fear to tread. Nothing can be further from the truth. When […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Is The SanDisk 1TB Flash Drive A Necessary Innovation?

Competition in tech (or anywhere really) brings about some really cool innovations. Though sometimes we just have to agree that some of these inventions or innovations aren’t really half as useful to us as we’d like them to be. Still wondering whether to say the same about massive storage flash drives or not, considering how we are […]
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Fintech

Golix To Be First Zim Company To Raise Money Through An ICO

If you have been following bitcoin news then you have no doubt heard about Golix. When news spread that bitcoin was trading at a premium in Zimbabwe reference was made to Golix, the platform where the bitcoin trade was and is happening. Golix however is more than just a bitcoin exchange, it is a cryptocurrency exchange […]
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Special Report

Techzim Is Back Up! We Apologise For The Silence…

This morning we woke up to no Techzim! The site was down and could not be reached, not just Techzim but our other sites too like Pindula and Pindula News. That all the sites were down told us immediately that this was a server issue. Our hosting service providers confirmed to us that they were […]
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Events

Counting Down To Zimbabwe Hosting Data Centre Africa 2018 For The First Time

Zimbabwe will for the first time host the Data Centre Africa Expo Conference (DCA). Data Centre Conferences occur worldwide, all in a bid to discover, discuss, learn and take advantage of opportunities that data centres present, particularly in this digital age. A data centre is a facility that centralises an organization’s IT operations and equipment, as well as […]
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Legislation

Kangai (Mandiwanzira’s Accuser) Out On Bail, Faces 20 Counts Of Criminal Abuse Of Office

Reward Kangai, the former NetOne CEO was released on $800 bail yesterday, the 11th of January. This came after he was arrested late in the day on the 10th of January for abuse of office during his tenure as boss at NetOne. Kangai was in the news after his letter to President Mnangagwa and to […]
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Broadband

Experiencing Slow Speeds? It’s Not Just You, ZOL Is Aware And On It

If you are a ZOL user and have been experiencing slower than normal internet speeds stop poking your router. It has nothing to do with the equipment in your home or office. ZOL issued a statement regarding the sub-par internet speeds: Degraded Internet Speeds Please note that we are currently experiencing degraded internet speeds on […]
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