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Local logistics startup Thumeza sets its sights on SADC expansion

Thumeza is a local logistics startup that provides financing to small-scale operators so they can meet their obligations while they (the operators) wait for their clients to pay for their services. And business has been going very well for them according to a report by Disrupt Africa. Thumeza CEO and founder Gugulethu Siso said they […]


Thumeza, the local logistics startup that is a finalist in a US$750K accelerator

Thumeza, is a local startup that offers financing to small scale logistics operators. It was recently named as one of the 10 finalists for the Telecel Group under its Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) and Startupbootcamp Afritech US$750K accelerator along with another Zimbabwean startup called Dawa Health. I got the opportunity to “virtually” sit down […]


Two Zim startups are in the finals of a US$750K accelerator program

Back in March this year, the Telecel Group under its Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) and Startupbootcamp Afritech announced that they were looking for startups in Africa for an accelerator program. The initiative is a way for the organisations to look for the very best on the continent in the fields of FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, […]


Bulawayo Startup Publishes Zim Logistics Ecosystem Report

Access to information in Zimbabwe is generally a tall order. Businesses such as Techzim were born out of wanting to fill that gap and when startups contribute to solving this problem, we are delighted. Thumeza – a logistics startup we’ve talked about at length– has done just that. They’ve published their 1st “Snapshot of the […]


One Word To Describe Startups I Met In Bulawayo: MATURE

I have to issue a disclaimer right from the onset: Bulawayo has for some time now been my favourite city to LIVE in Zimbabwe. That means I am biased but like all biased people I believe my bias has nothing to do with my current assessment. Like all biased people you probably can’t convince me […]


Hi, I’m Gugu, Here’s How My Startup Is Changing Logistics In Bulawayo And Soon All Across The Country

My name is Gugulethu Siso and I am the Founder and CEO of Thumeza which is registered as a Private Business Corporation. Thumeza is a delivery solutions provider focused on on-demand and last mile deliveries in the Bulawayo area. We have used the peer-to-peer delivery model to successfully complete over 200 deliveries to almost all […]