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How Will YouTube’s New Verification Rules Impact Local Content Creators

YouTube recently changed the way verification on their platform works and it’s not clear whether these new rules will favour or affect local YouTubers. Previously YouTube verified creators with more than 100 000k subscribers but all this is coming to an end. At some point in October, creators will only be verified if they have […]

Having A Bad Day? Econet Users Can Now Subscribe To Receive Daily Jokes With Its New Comedy Box Service

Econet users can now receive jokes or comedy instantly by dialing *909#. You can subscribe for as little as 30cents per day to receive the jokes. Econet reached out to us with this message: Another First from Econet! Introducing comedy box, dial *909# to receive comedy or jokes from your favourite local comedian from as […]

Press Release: Zimbabwe Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube Selected as a TED Fellow

Stand Up Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 21 changemakers from around the world who will each deliver a talk from the TEDGlobal stage this August in Arusha, Tanzania. Members of the class include a Ugandan journalist working undercover in the Middle East to uncover the […]

Top local Facebook comedy show Bustop TV launches independent site

The creators of the Zimbabwe’s popular social media comedy show, Bustop TV, have launched an independent site, Essentially instead of going to Facebook to watch their shows, fans can go to the site directly. The site is also a way to show more information about the show and to attract possible sponsors for their videos and booking for […]

The Great Zimbabwean internet durawall, cyber terrorists & disappearing likes

With all the stuff happening around us lately; WhatsApp ‘mysteriously’ blacking out in Zimbabwe for several hours a few weeks ago, then an increase of the price of social media, and then more recently a hunt for a new type of terrorist, it’s good comedians can help us take a break and laugh. Here’s something for the laughs from the Bustop TV crew;   Quick […]