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VAYA Launches Relief Support Arm Offering Logistics Support To COVID-19 Donors

VAYA has started offering relief support to organizations involved in distributing material aid to vulnerable groups and communities affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. The global pandemic has seen governments in nearly all countries of the world, including Zimbabwe,  enforce ‘lockdowns’ intended to arrest the spread of the highly infectious disease. The lockdowns have resulted […]


UNESCO Says Fake News Could Be Fatal During Coronavirus Crisis

The director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Guy Berger, has condemned the spread of misinformation relating to the novel Coronavirus. Berger explained that the misinformation regarding the disease has spread to all aspects of the disease and the impact of these falsehoods has real impact; There seems to be barely an […]


[Video] Kufema Zim Shares Early Demo Of Prototype Ventilator & Other Updates

We wrote about Kufema Zimbabwe in the early days of the lockdown. The initiative which set out with a mandate to build and distribute ventilators and “associated components” to help Zimbos during the COVID-19 crisis. The latest update on the Kufema Zim blog came on the 31st of March (Yuhp I know that’s a while […]


Econet Opens Up Coronavirus Donations Line

We’ve covered a number of positive steps and efforts being taken by Zimbabweans and the international community to help our country prepare for COVID-19. Zim’s largest mobile network operator, Econet has opened an EcoCash line for people who want to donate to help during the crisis. To donate to this cause; Dial *151# Select Option […]


[Update] Here’s A List Of Efforts By Local Devs & Companies Helping Make Life Easier During The COVID-19 Outbreak

There are many efforts being made locally and globally to help people deal with the novel Coronavirus pandemic and we felt it necessary to share some of the locally available tools that could come in handy during these trying times. PS: If your company has made a tool or offers a service that might be […]


President ED Declares 21 Day Lockdown From Monday 30 March

President Mnangagwa has declared that from Monday 30 March, the country will go into total lockdown for the next 21 days. Some of the measures announced as part of the declaration are as follows; Army to be deployed to enforce lockdown. All movements of people is prohibited with the exception of Ministers, Heads of Ministries […]


FBC Temporarily Closes 4 Branches In Response To COVID-19

FBC Holdings has announced they, like many other organisations, will be closing branches in order to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus.A portion of their workforce will also be working from home. As a result of these actions, there may be some disruption to our normal service delivery. Please bear with us as we […]


What Impact Has Coronavirus Had On Local Tech Companies & Startups?

Corona Correction… An intriguing term that has been used by some financial analysts to denote how the pandemic has “corrected” and continues to “correct” market valuations for business all over the world. After reading a number of these theories, I was left wondering what kind of impact has the virus dealt to local startups and […]


Cambridge June 2020 Exams Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Cambridge released a statement announcing that they will no longer be conducting international exams in May and June because of the Coronavirus. Following the UK Government’s cancellation of GCSE & A’Level examinations due to the virus, there were still questions regarding whether or not Cambridge would proceed with their international examinations. Given how COVID-19 has […]