Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates



Paynow now allows you to accept more than $5,000 ZWL using EcoCash & Onemoney

When it comes to accepting local payments automatically in your app or your eCommerce store, Paynow has been the go-to for most developers for years. They were a godsend to most people given how hard it is to access the official OneMoney, Telecash and Ecocash APIs back then. Shockingly, it is still very hard to […]

Screenshots: Don’t fall for this Ecocash scam

One side effect of Statutory Instrument 127 of 2021 is that I have observed an uptick in the use of the RTGS dollar. This is driven in part by increased usage of mobile money, swipe and ZIPIT. Thanks to the new law people would rather buy using RTGS as most popular shops no longer offer […]

Powertel launches payment service known as Dial-a-Payment

Powertel wants you to call someone so they can do what you can already do yourself.

EcoCash warns customers of account hijacks (again)

EcoCash has released a statement warning customers to be vigilant especially where it concerns account hijacks or takeovers: Public Notice Warning: Guard Against Fraud EcoCash is aware of reports of fraud, where unsuspecting EcoCash customers have lost money to criminals using false identities after they harvest customers’ mobile phone numbers from social media platforms such […]

EcoCash reaffirms its position as a licenced Bureau de Change

Straight from the horse’s mouth…

Why are you still using EcoCash?

OneMoney and Telecash are cheaper when it comes to charges.

Nearing 1 million subs, OneMoney slashes airtime discount to 10%

10% is better than 0% but halving it as the MMO nears a major milestone is strange.

EcoCash & OneMoney grew in Q4 2020 while Telecash crashed

Telecash now commands only 0.1% of the mobile money market.

Cassava secretly shuts down EcoCashSave

Cloak and dagger…

EcoCash clocks ZWL$93 billion in lifetime transactions according to Cassava 2020 report

Cassava Smartech’s latest report shows that EcoCash has clocked ZWL$93 Billion in transactions since it’s inception back in 2011.

EcoCash bill payments & mobile app will be down due to system maintenance

EcoCash has, in a tweet, notified customers that bill payments and the EcoCash Mobile app will be down due to a planned system maintenance

EcoCash & Steward Bank offering customers ZWL$1000 loans in KaShagi part 2

EcoCash and Steward Bank have rebooted the KaShagi loans with subscribers and customers now getting ZWL$1000 to be paid back in 30 days.

Here’s how much your bank charges you to do a “bank to EcoCash wallet”

Here’s how much your bank charges you for a bank to a linked EcoCash wallet transaction.

EcoCash bank to wallet limits

EcoCash has, in a Facebook post, issued the spread of Bank to Wallet limits across all the commercial financial Institutions in ZImbabwe.

Uhuru WhatsApp Wallet offers remittance, cross-border payments & more

Uhuru Wallet is a WhatsApp-based remittance service that allows Zimbabweans living in SA to send money and pay for services for family back home.

Mobile Money in 2020: EcoCash vs RBZ, OneMoney on the rise? & Telecash

Mobile money in 2020 EcoCash’s never-ending battle with the RBZ, OneMoney nearing the million mark and the continuing decline of Telecash.

Technikari Ep 7: If ZIPIT Smart takes off, how could EcoCash innovate to remain relevant?

[Podcast] Technikari Episode 7: If ZIPIT Smart takes off in a big way in 2021, how can EcoCash innovate or change to remain relevant?

Techzim’s bank of the year – FBC Bank

There have been a number of innovative products and services from the banking sector in 2020 but FBC Bank delivered the most important ones.

Beware of investment scams operating via EcoCash

There has been a uptick in the number of investment scams that are operating via EcoCash.

Why can’t we convert airtime to money in an EcoCash wallet?

Airtime shouldn’t only be for calling and buying bundles. EcoCash and Econet Zimbabwe need to implement airtime conversion here as they did in Lesotho.

Cassava Smartech’s revenue fell by 34% for period ending 31/08/20

Cassava has released its financial statement for a six month period ending 31 August 2020 and the group’s revenue fell by 34% for the period under review.

You can now redeem your own EcoCash Rewards points

EcoCash has finally delivered because you can finally redeem your own EcoCash Rewards points.

Cassava responds as to why Steward Bank customers can’t send money to EcoCash directly (& vice versa)

Cassava has responded to our inquiry concerning Steward Bank Customers being unable to send money directly to EcoCash and vice versa.