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Zimbabwean drone expert publishes book on drone technology

Tawanda Chihambakwe is no stranger to avid readers here, he is probably Zimbabwe’s foremost Drone Technology expert and he has done it again, this time in the form of a book called DRONE PROFESSIONAL 1. Tawanda co-authored the book which was written by leading drone professionals from around the world, including his own chapter that […]


Zim government to deploy drones at border posts

The Minister of Defence and War Veteran affairs Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri recently announced that funding has been availed to her ministry for the acquisition of drones which will patrol border posts. The issue came up in Cabinet as Ministers were discussing the effect that our porous borders are having in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and […]


Podcast On Drones: Education And The Future Of Careers

On this episode of the Techzim podcast, we discuss drone education and careers in Zimbabwe with Tawanda Chihambakwe. 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 chat feature at the bottom right of this screen


New Drone Regulations Have Some Weird Requirements You Should Meet To Fly Your Drone

Just like any other type of regulations, the new Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) drone regulations provides drone fans with guidelines of flying drones within the confines of the law. However, there are some requirements that seem weird but they have to be met regardless of their ‘weirdness’. Let’s take a look at these […]


No More Carelessness: New Regulations Now Require You To Have Third-Party Insurance To Fly Your Drone

If good fences make good neighbours, insurance does too for drone operators.  Every drone operator knows that flights don’t always go as planned, and when your drone breaks a window or lands on Chiyangwa’s new Mercedes, you may need to make amends. That’s why the new Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) drone regulations now require […]


Here Is The Cost Of A Drone License, Minimum Age To Operate One And Other Rules For Drones In Zim

Drone fanatics now have a rulebook that means they can’t just fly their drones willy-nilly. The use of drones has lately been on the rise in Zimbabwe, with photographers, politicians (campaigning) and drone racers being at the forefront of this trend. The regulations which were crafted late last year make it clear as to what […]


ZOL CONNECT Episode 9- Drones

Update: Some ZOL Connect episodes are deleted from ZOL’s pages after they have been streamed, so it’s advisable to watch the video live or shortly after it has been uploaded or you risk missing out. Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount: EcoCash number: {{error_message}} {{error_message}} If anything goes […]


Drone Carrying Explosives Almost Assassinates Venezuela’s President

Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt that took place while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television. This is the first instance (to my knowledge) were a drone purposely built to deliver goods has been weaponized to […]


4 Technologies That Are Making Their Mark This Election

No one can doubt the impact of technology on practically every aspect of our everyday lives. In this case, the use of various technologies on politics is worth noting particularly in Zimbabwe (and obviously in Africa). The ongoing elections saw the use of many kinds of technologies to inform, instruct, reach a wider audience or just […]


There’s A Drone Racing Community In Zim!

Drone Racing is emerging as a world-wide sport and I’m not sure exactly when drone racing started but around 2014 it began to gain steam in Australia. You’ll be surprised to learn that there’s a drone racing community in Zimbabwe (at least, I was) and they’ve been operating for several months now. Let’s talk about […]