Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates



Strive Masiyiwa vs Zim Government Part 2: Strive has already won, license or not

Deja vu. It’s decades later and the Zimbabwean government is again trying to block Strive Masiyiwa from achieving a dream. Again, the issue is the freedom to disseminate information and yet again there is the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars in profit at stake. This time the government of Zimbabwe is refusing to […]

#BreakingNews: Econet suspends Kwese TV in response to licence cancellation announcement

Just a day after launch, Techzim can confirm that Econet has suspended selling Kwese TV in Zimbabwe. The suspension follows a statement issued by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe last night which said Kwese does not have a valid satellite TV broadcasting licence. Techzim went to 3 Econet shop branches in Harare this morning – […]

Zim Government’s ownership of Multichoice Zimbabwe and why it’s reluctant to license Kwese TV

The statement by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe yesterday announcing that Kwese TV is not legally licensed to provide satellite TV services came as a huge disappointment to a lot of Zimbabweans. The interest in an alternative to DStv, which has so far enjoyed a monopoly on TV entertainment is quite huge in Zimbabwe. The […]

Kwese TV not licensed, says Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe

Barely a day after Econet Wireless Zimbabwe announced that customers can now subscribe to the new Kwese TV┬áservice, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has released a statement saying that Kwese TV is not yet licensed to operate in the country. BAZ has also said that the licence Kwese TV has used to launch its […]