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TelOne commissions Makuti-Chirundu Fibre Link

Yesterday, TelOne commissioned the Makuti-Chirundu Fibre Link which connects Zimbabwe to Zambia (“and beyond”). To the uninitiated, a Fibre Optic link is simply part of fibre optic infrastructure providing a data connection between points. According to TelOne MD Chipo Mtasa the new fibre link was constructed at a cost of US$1.5 million and will give […]


4 Years On, What Has Become Of POTRAZ & ICT Ministry’s Community Information Centres?

[Image Source: Ministry of ICT] Back in 2016, POTRAZ started commissioning Community Information Centres (CICs). When POTRAZ & the ICT Ministry started out, 210 CICs were meant to be commissioned and these information centres were meant to serve the underserved and unserved rural communities. How would they do this? By building out centres where “people […]


Speech: ICT Minister Remarks On The World Information & Society Day

Fellow Zimbabweans, Ladies and Gentlemen; Today, we celebrate the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) whose theme is “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I salute you with a deep sense of honour and hope as this is happening at a time when the world is grappling with the COVID 19 […]


Embarrassment: Zim’s New ICT Minister Being Interviewed About AI

On Friday when I saw that the former Deputy Minister of ICT, Jenfan Muswere had been promoted to become ICT Minister my heart sank. I sat through two speeches by the guy when he was still deputy minister and I was left wondering why he had this position. One of those speeches was a vote […]