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Zimexapp Is The Newest Pretender To Throne

There have been many classifieds websites that have tried to come and steal Classifieds’ thunder but none of these have made a big impact. The classifieds website that has come closest to is Ownai but I was pretty confident that even they have not surpassed Classifieds. Once I checked on Similar Web my assumptions […]

“Local” Facebook Group Harare Bidding Wars, gains popularity as a leading online auction site for secondhand stuff

That’s what Harare Bidding Wars, a Facebook Group targeted at people in the capital city is doing, albeit with a different approach. It works as an online auctioning platform for people who want to get rid of unwanted “preloved” stuff.

Facebook launches Marketplace, a classifieds service that will change how we sell items online

However, it’s hard to not consider a singular Facebook service that’s kitted out with features like location specific searches and results that bring buyers and sellers closer as a huge threat if not the biggest for online classifieds.

Zimbabwe’s largest classifieds platform introduces shopping cart, shows focus on online shopping

Zimbabwe’s largest classifieds platform has introduced a shopping cart as it increases its focus on online shopping.

Zimbabweans embrace Facebook Groups as classifieds platforms

More than 5 years and a standalone mobile application later, Groups are now registering 1 billion users a month and have been tapped as tools for political discussion, organisational efficiency and massive user feedback on brands, products and even insight on competing services.

Ownai, Econet’s startup offically launched with an objective to “help small businesses”

Econet is looking past all of that, though. According to Douglas Mboweni, Econet’s CEO, the telecoms operator wants its customers who are running small businesses to see the operator as a partner that will help them make money. Tools like Ownai are supposed to enable this by offering free marketing of goods to Econet’s broadband customers.

Econet’s startup, Tengai returns online as Ownai

Tengai, the online classifieds platform from Econet is back online. The startup has however resurfaced with a different name, Ownai.

Tengai 2.0 on the cards as startup makes plans to re-enter the market

According to some sources from Econet, the Tengai team is working on a comeback for the hacked e-classifieds site. Efforts are being put into creating a secure platform, though the sources couldn’t specify what sort of changes would be made to make the e-commerce platform more robust.

Strive Masiyiwa backed e-commerce platform which was hacked 4 days ago is still down

Tengai, a new classifieds platform that is partly owned by Strive Masiyiwa, was hacked four days ago by net neutrality proponents. While the technical circumstances of the attack haven’t been made clear, the extended downtime isn’t what most would expect from the e-commerce platform.

Classifieds platform is down, website going through some updates

Local online classifieds platform is down. People who’ve been trying to access it have been met with a banner that says it’s being updated. goes live, offers free signups & free browsing for Econet subscribers

Zimbabwe’s new online classifieds platform, has finally gone live. It offers the standard functionality of online classified platforms and users can post listings, for free, in any of the 12 different categories that include mobile and electronics, vehicles, property, jobs and services.

Another Zimbabwean platform, Save Mari, enters the online classifieds market

There is a new e-commerce player in town; Save Mari. It is an online platform were Zimbabweans can market and advertise goods. This is another attempt at penetrating the online classifieds market. While this is admirable, Save Mari has things that it needs to figure out before it makes an impression in this field.

Zimpapers embraces digital with new online platforms

Today the country’s largest news and print media house, Zimpapers, launched an online media platform for all its titles. Under the name Zimpapers News Hub, it offers access to complete copies of the Zimpapers publications and it will be available for a $10 monthly subscription. Accompanying the news hub was the launch of an online sports […]

Dipleague founder finally speaks out about impostor “leagues”

A while ago we published an article on how local mailing classifieds list Dipleague was being imitated by other “Dipleagues.” These other versions, available on different platforms though mostly social media, have similar names while offering the same service as the first Dipleague. After a lot of varied opinions on the subject were raised in the […]

Alpha Media hosts digital media workshop, to launch new daily newspaper

Today, Alpha Media Holdings hosted a digital media workshop where they invited marketing professionals, advertising agency and fellow publishers to learn and discuss issues around publishing and advertising online.