Tag: City of Harare


City of Harare rethinks the 1 USD an hour parking charge

The City of Harare has shelved the tariff announced by City Parking on Tuesday. Motorists were being asked to pay US$1.00 for a single hour to park in town. As expected, the fee was widely criticized and has now led the City of Harare to go back to the drawing board. Dear Motorists Council as […]


In Pictures: Econet, Cassava Conduct Disinfection Excercise In CBD As Coronavirus Prevention Intensifies

Econet’s CleanCity subsidiary is today leading a ” public disinfection” exercise in the CBD. CleanCity is fumigating Copacabana, Market Square, Town House and other locations alongside City of Harare. Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount: EcoCash number: {{error_message}} {{error_message}} If anything goes wrong, chat with us using the […]


Harare City Council To Spend $23 000 On iPads

It’s totally absurd for an institution that’s borrowing money to meet its salaries obligations to splash money on iPads. Better yet, its even struggling to buy water treatment chemicals. This is Harare City Council (HCC) that I’m talking about. According to The Herald report, HCC will spend around ZWL $23000 to buy each councilor an […]


Customer Publicly Told Account Balance On Social Media, City Of Harare Officials Need Training

Service providers have never been as accessible as they are now with the help of social media. They are not always prepared for continuous and real time engagement with customers though. Some ignore you for days whilst others immediately respond telling you such gibberish it would just be the same if they had ignored. City […]


Harare City Council To Deploy Drones

When it comes to embracing tech, the Harare City Council has been saying all the right things. Last year they announced a few interesting tech-based initiatives; Traffic cameras coming to the CBD by 2019 An app for citizens to pay bills and lodge complaints The Council decided to go paperless Councilors demanding iPads! Ok maybe […]


Harare City Council Says They Will Complete Installation Of Traffic Cameras In The CBD By 2019

If you’ve been following us for a couple of years now, you will realise that this isn’t the first time we’ve heard that cameras are getting installed in the CBD soon. As far back as 2014, there have been murmurs about the installation of cameras in Harare. If City Council is to be believed then […]


Podcast With Deputy Minister Fortune Chasi On Drone Regulation In Zim And Congestion In Harare

This week we are joined by The Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development. Gathering from his interest in drones on Twitter it was an opportunity to get to hear what the plan is for drones in Zimbabwe especially regarding the regulations around them. We also take a dive in the future of transport in […]


Moto Republik Saved The Noose…

In the latest update in regards to the #SaveMotoRepublik campaign, the City of Harare and the creative hub have managed to reach a compromise that will allow the structure in question to remain standing, while Moto Republik works on adding “modifications to its structures in order for them to resonate with Council bylaws. The hub […]


City of Harare investigating Moto Republik’s “pseudo-approval,” claims containers are illegal

While Moto Republik hosted their open day on Thursday, and filed their court application, the City of Harare have come out issuing a statement in regards to the building plans that were approved and used to build the structure at the creative hub in Harare. Their statement seems to insinuate that Moto Republik used clandestine […]


It’s An Open Day At Moto Republik #SaveMotoRepublik

Today is exactly a week since the City of Harare visited Moto Republik. Much has gone on since then, with a petition being signed and handed to the Minister as well as. The guys at Moto Republik have made today an ‘open day’, opening their space to anyone and everyone (well except, City of Harare I […]


City of Harare rolls out smart water meters, creates opportunity for water management solutions

However, one other enormous benefit will be the management of water consumption and the city’s water resources. Harare has struggled with this for decades, and while prepaid services compel residents to manage water, they also play the important role of helping the city keep track of faults in water delivery.


City of Harare embraces digital payments options as cash shortages worsen

The latest to do so has been the City of Harare. After announcing plans to introduce swiping facilities the municipality has now introduced the bank card facilities in its banking halls.


Here’s how the internet is being used to help fix Harare’s burst pipes & potholes

He is one of the drivers behind an initiative called SMART Harare (SMART stands for Service Monitoring and Report Tracking) which has, through a platform called Harare Municipality Services, dedicated itself to raising awareness on issues to do with city service delivery.


MTN’s $5,2 billion problem, City of Harare Online, iROKO Global, Liquid in VOD

We discuss the MTN $5,2 billion penalty in this episode of the podcast, while also touching on other highlights in tech this week like iROKO Global’s launch, the City of Harare doing business online and Liquid Telecom buying a stake in a VOD company.


City of Harare introduces online bill enquiry

In a an announcement made through a newspaper advert, the City of Harare has introduced an online bill enquiry function on its website. Residents can log on to www.hararecity.co.zw click on the Bill enquiry tab and proceed to register their accounts to be able to access the basic service.


Prepaid Water, Muzinda’s free websites, Viva Mobile & the Apple Event: Podcast

[powerpress] The highlight for most techies this week will be the Apple Event that is happening today in the USA. In this podcast, we briefly touched on some of the speculation around new Apple product launches. We also took time to discuss the prepaid water meters in Harare, the free websites from Muzinda Hub and […]


And now, prepaid water? Council needs to avoid these 3 ZESA mistakes

With the coming in of prepaid water, Councils should avoid the same mistakes that ZESA made with the prepaid electricity meters and coordinate on infrastructure rollout to reduce costs.


Bitcoin for Zimbabwe, Digital parking, infrastructure sharing & Google – Podcast

This is the latest episode of the podcast which explored topics like the Bitcoin remittance service Bitmari, The Google Logo, digital parking in Harare and telecoms Infrastructure.


City of Harare to introduce Smart park prepaid parking

The City of Harare will soon introduce Smart Park, an electronic prepaid personal parking meter system that will reduce cash transactions in parking.


What can we expect at Zimbabwe’s 1st Mobile Money & Digital Payments Awards?

The Mobile Money and Digital Payments Conference, an awards ceremony that seeks to recognise and honour outstanding performance and innovation in mobile money and digital payments will be held on the 27th of July in Harare


As Jo’burg plans to offer free wifi, why isn’t the City of Harare doing the same?

Joburg is looking to introduce 1,000 free wifi hotspots in the next year. That’s just one example of investment in tech from national authorities in other African countries. Why can’t the City fo Harare and other local authorities view tech as an investment centre as well?


City of Harare upgrading to smart city status?

Here’s something intriguing spotted yesterday in Harare – Some construction work on some traffic lights in the CBD. It looks like there’s the installation of surveillance cameras opposite Town House. Is this phase one of transforming Harare into a smart city? While we haven’t been able to get any information from the City of Harare on […]