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[Watch] HIT Unveils Their Ventilator

When Nick Mangwana tweeted that HIT had made a ventilator and they could produce up to 40 of those on a daily basis, there was a lot of scepticism – reasonably so. HIT has now shared a video of their in-house ventilator with Engineer Edward Makute and Sister Mashoko providing a walkthrough of how the […]


Govt Official Says HIT Has Capacity To Make 40 Ventilators A Day

[Image Source: Nick Mangwana via Twitter] Harare Institute of Technology has made a ventilator according to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Publicity Nick Mangwana. With a number of reports painting a dire picture regarding the number of ventilators nationwide, HITs efforts are commendable and will help alleviate pressure at local health […]


CUT Student’s Win $1 Million At POTRAZ’s Hack 4 Sustainable Smart Cities Hackathon

Students from Chinhoyi University of Technology walked away with $15 000 for themselves and $1M for their university’s innovation hub after winning POTRAZ’s inaugural Hack4SmartSustainableCities. The team consisting of Christopher Chinyamakobvu, Gordon Muneka, and Elvin Kakomo developed an emergency response application that allows users to call for medical services after a car crash. The application […]


NetOne Partners HIT To Launch Innovation Hub

NetOne has been heavily involved in the local tech scene over the last year. From hosting hackathons to having the CEO sit in on some pitching competitions and even sponsoring local developers training for a Google developer course, the company has had an eye out for nurturing young talent since the arrival of Lazarus Muchenje. […]


Applications For The Student StartUp Summit Now Open

Elevate Trust will be hosting the 2019 Student Startup Summit (SSuS) from the 12th-14th of December. SSuS is an annual get together for inventors and investors and this looks like it will be an exciting event. The summit is a platform for students from different educational institutions throughout Africa to showcase their world-class innovations, startups […]


Zim Students Win Most Creative Idea Award At WSIS19 Forum In Geneva

The International Telecommunications Union HQ (Geneva) played host to the WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) 2019 Forum. As part of the 4 day summit, there was a hackathon on Hacking Solutions for Lifelong Learning and Livelihoods. The aim of this competition was to come up with innovative ideas that could go a long […]


ZRP And HIT Strike Partnership To Lower Crime Rates

Zimbabwe’s police force (ZRP) has come to an agreement with the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) to develop staff and enable the police force to deal with crime more efficiently using technology. Apart from staff development, the agreement signed last week will also factor in some software. The Deputy Commissioner-General, Stephen Mutambi expressed worry over […]


HIT To Host First PyData Zim Meetup In Hopes Of Creating A Data Science Community

PyData Harare is partnering with Data Science Zimbabwe, Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) and Pycon Zim to hold their first meetup on the 8th of December. The PyData meetup is probably going to be quite interesting if you are interested in Python, data science or machine learning. Best of all it’s a free meetup so […]


Report Names Zimbabwean Web Hosting Providers Among The Most Ignorant In The World

Zimbabwean websites have suffered numerous attacks over the years and we have covered some of these here. Examples that come to mind include the time when the official Zanu PF website was used to host porn, ZEC website went down , HIT website which has actually been hacked and defaced several times among other choice […]


HIT To Host Hackathon On The 3rd and 4th Of November

The Harare Institute of Technology is partnering with Velocity Health to bring the Hackathon Of The Year (that’s the actual name of the hackathon). The hackathon will be held at the Harare Institute of Technology’s Computer lab this coming weekend. Challenge So what are you going to be working on if you’re interested in this […]


HIT To Host Cybercrime Management Conference in October

As technology evolves our cybersecurity needs are constantly shifting as well. When people hear terms such as cybercrime most of us look to think this is some futuristic tech that does not relate to us. That may have been true 5-10-15 years ago but we are now in that future where Cybercrime is an everyday […]


Zimnat And HIT Hosted A Hackathon. We Need More Of These!

Hackathons are not an entirely new thing but in 2018 that Hackathon’s are gaining ground in Zimbabwe. Zimnat came together with HIT to look for solutions that can be implemented in Zimnat‘s insurance business and even though we were not made aware of this hackathon we are still excited that these things are taking place. […]


Students Battle It Out At The HIT NESAC Engineering Competition: Best Projects And Their Proposed Solutions

Earlier on we noted that we were at the on-going preliminary National Engineering Students Awards Competition being hosted at Harare Institute of Technology and there were some interesting projects at the competition. 8 contestants competed in the oral section and we’ll take you through the solutions that were in the top 3. #1- Production of […]


HIT Hosts Engineering Competition To Showcase Students Projects

Today we are covering the National Engineering Students Awards Competition (NESAC) at Harare Institution of Technology. The competition showcases the most exciting engineering projects from students at the institution and the projects being exhibited include: Production of 15 TDP Cement from Water Treatment Sludge and Limestone Construction of Roads and Pavements Development of an automated […]


Protect Your Websites And Apps Using Sucuri Firewall

The internet is a very hostile place with people out to get you sometimes just for the fun of it. As more and more entities and individuals from Zimbabwe join the app and website building business they are learning about this fact the hard way. For just $9.99 Sucuri can help cover your behind using […]


HIT Hacked Again? More Than 3 500 Student Account Credentials Leaked

Last year in June, the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) was hacked and the individual behind the hack demanded US$999 (then later $6.4 billion) in order to return the files. This hacker also claimed to have secured some – in fact ALL- HIT databases and now there appears to be a new database that contains […]


HIT Engineering students showcase their projects to earn a place for Awards competition (NESAC)

Today we got to attend a preliminary competition of the National Engineering Students Awards Competition (NESAC) at Harare Institute of Technology (HIT). NESAC aims to promote practical engineering solutions that further national development from engineering students. Other universities like National University of Technology, Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) and University Zimbabwe (UZ) also partcipate in NESAC […]