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[Livestream]Celebrating World Telecommunication Day In Murewa Live

Today is the World Telecommunications Day and POTRAZ with the Ministry Of ICT And Cyber Security have us in Murehwa. Watch it Live Here Celebrating World Telecommunication Day In Murewa Live — Techzim (@Techzim) May 17, 2018 Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: […]

Cabinet announced, introducing the Ministry of ICT and Cyber Security

Just a few days back Techzim wrote about how we were anticipating for the new cabinet to be an effective one, same anticipation that the rest of Zimbabwe had to be fair. Well, the cabinet has been announced but for this particular article I will focus on just one of the ministries, the Ministry of Information […]

Cabinet dissolved: Out with the Old, In with the New (we hope)…

I’m sure we’ve all been following the events that have been happening in Zimbabwe, how we now have a new president and all. With that, constitutionally it then means that the previous cabinet becomes nullified. The constitution states that the occupation of the presidential office by a new candidate renders all ministers’ offices vacant, meaning […]

Former ICT Minister says Ministry of Cyber Security uncalled for

Everyone knows by now that a new ministry was commissioned last month, the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. The new ministry was established to deal with the significant threats posed by cyber criminals striving to effect regime change in the country. The government confirmed that the ministry’s focus will be on social […]

News Flash: ‘First Cyber Security Victim’ arrested…

Just when we thought the ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation was a big joke; the cops fire a warning shot! We are reliably informed that at 5 am this morning, Martha O’Donovan of Magamba TV was picked up by the police and taken into their custody for ‘tweeting against the president’. In […]

Here is what social media regulation will probably look like in Zimbabwe

We recently looked at whether there is a fake news problem on social media, on WhatsApp especially and the evidence suggests the affirmative. That fake news problem was also noticed by the Zimbabwean government which responded by working on a Computer Crimes and Cyber Crimes Bill as well as creating a Ministry of Cyber Security, […]

Is there a fake news problem on social media, WhatsApp especially?

Zimbabweans have taken to social media like moths to flame. Whether it is the enhanced communication social media provides (video, audio, emoji, text) or the lower cost compared to other forms of communication, or both, people like what these platforms offer. As with all platforms where millions congregate, there is opportunity to scam some, cause […]

The Cyber Security minister Chinamasa has five Facebook accounts, all not his

Hon Patrick Antony Chinamasa, the outgoing Finance Minister was just reappointed as the new Minister of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. As he takes on this role in this newly created ministry the nation looks on, clueless as to what his role will be but hoping he will do that job well. As the […]

What is the role of Cyber Security Minister Chinamasa?

As you may know now there was a cabinet reshuffle yesterday and a new ministry popped up. The Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. The minister being outgoing Finance minister Patrick Antony Chinamasa. As this news broke, jokes were made that Chinamasa is now the WhatsApp group admin for Zimbabwe. Memes popped up […]