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MDC Leader, Nelson Chamisa Responds To Rwanda’s President ‘Tweet’, Says The President Has Forgotten The Meeting

Just some minutes ago we talked about the ongoing story of Nelson Chamisa claiming that he helped Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame with the country’s ICT policy. Rwanda’s President took to Twitter to set the record straight by dismissing Chamisa’s claim saying that he ( Paul Kagame) doesn’t know Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa. Well, […]

The ICT Policy And Innovation Drive Launch Live At The HICC

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Here’s a copy of Zimbabwe’s draft Data Protection Bill, the law meant to protect you from data theft

One other piece of ICT legislation that’s also on the cards s the draft Data Protect Bill. It’s meant to be the piece of legislation that governs how personal information is processed by public and private entities while guarding against the illegal collection and use of personal data.

Zimbabwe’s ICT policy gets cabinet approval as the country prepares for new tech legislation

According to the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, the draft ICT policy was recently approved by the cabinet. This marks a go-ahead from the government and paves way for the policy to become the official framework for the government’s plans relating to Information Technology.

Let’s not kid ourselves, government & policy are necessary pieces of the tech puzzle

While I agree that governments often tend to do things that count for imprudence, the reality of the matter is that while we may not want anything to do with policy makers, the policy makers have everything to do with us and our tech goals.

Here are some takeaways from Zimbabwe’s Cyber Indaba

Some of the issues touched on included the cyber crimes statutory matrix in Zimbabwe, the best practices for ICT legislation, a brief review of MISA and DSZ’s position on cybersecurity and cybersecurity resolutions from the Internet Governance Forum.

Child porn, spam & everything illegal under Zimbabwe’s draft Cybercrime Bill

Here’s a look at some of the aspects being examined in Zimbabwe’s proposed Cybercrime Bill and how it will change the scope of IT in the upholding of the law.

What sort of drone regulations should we expect for Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe is set to introduce its own set of drone regulation before the end of the year. This follows the increased use of this form of technology. We have seen some drone legislation being introduced in South Africa, the question though is whether most or all of it will be adapted to the Zimbabwean environment by our own regulator and lawmakers.

Isn’t it time Zimbabwe took a tougher stance on porn?

It would seem that the dark side of tech in the form of things like porn has had a clear effect on children. Isn’t it time for national law to be drafted to ban pornography or to at least start regulating it in a clearer way? It’s already illegal, but there is no legislation against accessing it. So perhaps, banning access to certain sites would work.

The Adventures of An Imaginary Superhero Minister of ICT – (Part 2)

This is part two of a three part series. You can find part 1 here. Note: It was brought to my attention that in the first installment of this series the imaginary minister of ICT is a man, apparently. In the interest of gender equality, henceforth our imaginary minister becomes a woman. The Minister Goes […]

The Adventures of An Imaginary Superhero Minister of ICT – (Part 1)

Some time back The Herald reported that the Minister of Transport, Obert Mpofu, had authorized CMED (Pvt) Ltd to identify “suitable equipment and relevant technology to achieve efficiency.” Amongst the requirements of the technology the minister mentioned was a system that could easily detect authenticity of licenses and to check for road traffic-related offenses.  The […]

6 suggestions for Zim’s ICT policy

It is noble that the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) is drafting a national ICT policy document. But what will this policy achieve? Government policy documents run the same risk as corporate strategy documents. Management invests a lot of time and money into the process of consultation, drafting and formulation including creative offsite […]

ICT Policy Review, the Roadmap

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has embarked on a 2 month long process to craft a new ICT Policy. The current ICT Policy was produced in 2005. At a press conference prior to the review process, ICT Minister Nelson Chamisa explained the rationale for the review saying “it has been six years […]