Global News

Strive Masiyiwa Becomes Zimbabwe’s First Billionaire According to Forbes

Finally, a Zimbabwean makes it onto the billionaire’s list, Strive Masiyiwa. Well, frankly speaking he is not the first Zimbabwean billionaire… most of us were at some point, just not according to Forbes 😉 Strive Masiyiwa, who is probably the most popular non politician personality in Zimbabwe has been ranked as 14th among Africa’s 23 billionaires. […]
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Miscellaneous

Kangai Nabbed by ZACC. The Accuser Has Been Arrested

The former CEO of NetOne, Reward Kangai has been arrested. Yes the man who was pointing the finger at Supa Mandiwanzira, the Minister of ICT and Cybersecurity for alleged corruption and abuse of office has himself been arrested. Kangai was fired from his job at the helm of NetOne for ignoring procurement standards. These allegations […]
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Broadband

Should Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Be Regulated?

Currently, there are no laws that directly govern Internet Service Providers (ISP) e.g. Frampol . You might have assumed that these are being regulated by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), but no. However, it is the Internet Access Providers (IAP) which are regulated by POTRAZ . IAPs are the companies that provide […]
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Business

Does Econet’s Solar Power Plant Plan Make Business Sense?

Econet wants to construct a solar power plant at their Data Centre in Willowvale. Let’s look at the notice concerning their application for an electricity generation licence first and then look at possible reasons why they are going that route. Does it even make sense for them to do that? NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AN […]
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Broadband

The First 5G Trial In Africa Hits 20Gbps, 1000x Faster Than Econet’s 4G

MTN South Africa conducted a 5G technology and applications trial at its head office in Johannesburg in partnership with Ericsson. 5G refers to fifth generation mobile networks or wireless networks.  The two companies are collaborating on the rollout of 5G technologies in South Africa. The trial, which was part of their 5G demonstration as well as […]
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Economy

Mnangagwa Warns Businesses On Continued Hiking Of Prices. Is He Justified?

President Emerson Mnangagwa recently warned industry players and outlet owners on their continued hiking of prices saying it was hindering the government’s efforts to improve the nation’s economy. While addressing delegates at the 6th annual Buy Zimbabwe awards held at Cresta Lodge in Harare recently, the president denounced the ongoing hiking of prices which he […]
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Miscellaneous

Development centred technopreneurship, the way to go?

The ‘new dispensation ‘ is upon us, and as usual Zimbabweans are caught in the loop of ‘great expectations’ of government working to redeem us from our economic woes by creating jobs. History has taught us however the painful but useful fact that as Zimbabweans we have to take it upon ourselves to change our […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Xioami starts selling the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus

It is a universal truth that whenever you purchase a low end budget phone you are giving up something in return for paying the ultra low price. How big a deal this sacrifice is depends on how important you consider the feature you are sacrificing to be. The well known dirty secrets about cheap phones […]
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Legislation

Minister of ICT and Cyber Security, Supa Mandiwanzira Cleared Of Kangai’s Corruption Allegations

Last week, it came to the public’s attention that the former NetOne CEO, Reward Kangai had reported the Minister of ICT and Cyber Security to ZACC (Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission) accusing him of abuse of office and corruption. The allegations stated that the minister, Supa Mandiwanzira had engaged a South African firm for consultational services for $4 […]
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