Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates



MTN Launches Mobile Money In South Africa Again

In 2012, MTN launched a mobile money service in South Africa but closed it down 4 years later due to prohibitive operating costs. That would’ve been a sad way for the story to end so fast-forward another 4 years and MTN is launching mobile money services in South Africa once again. This time they are […]

African fintech startup Zoona secures $15 million investment, focuses on major growth over the next 4 years

One of Africa’s regional fintech startups, Zoona, announced that it has raised US$15 million in a new round of funding.

EcoCash to launch remittances partnership with MTN Zambia

According to an invitation that we’ve just received from the local mobile operator Econet Wireless, it will be launching a new remittance partnership between its mobile money service EcoCash and MTN Zambia’s MTN Mobile Money.

WorldRemit partners MTN Mobile Money for transfers to Rwanda, Uganda & Zambia

WorldRemit, the global money transfer and remittances services company, together with MTN, the Pan-African telecoms concern, have announced that WorldRemit customers can now send money instantly to MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.

Vimpelcom out and MTN in? Another multinational operator eyes Zim market

Oh boy, here we go again. Here’s how the story is being told. MTN wants a slice Zimbabwean telecoms and it’s been sniffing around for potential investment opportunities that could lead to it acquiring an interest within our borders. Sound familiar? That’s because we’ve heard it before. A new report in the Financial Gazette has […]

Steward Bank opens flagship branch, unveils Smart ATMs integrated with EcoCash

Last night, Steward Bank, the financial services subsidiary of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, officially opened its flagship branch at Eastgate Mall in Harare. Speakers at the event included the new Steward Bank CEO Lance Mabondiani and Japhet Aritho, the head of EcoCash. They both highlighted the focus of tapping into Econet’s tech and financial services strengths […]