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Your Zesa Charge Will Not Be Cheaper If You Pay At The Beginning Of The Month

Zesa’s systems were overloaded yesterday because there was some confusion surrounding the Lifeline Charge. What is the Lifeline Charge? “ZETDC further advises customers that the lifeline tariff is enjoyed once a month when they make the first token purchase of units ANY DAY during any calendar month, therefore it is not true that electricity is […]

ZESA Says We’re Not Stealing Electricity Units During Loadshedding

ZESA has come out and dispelled rumours that customers are being charged for electricity usage during load shedding periods when they have no access to electricity to begin with. ZETDC took to their official Twitter account to announce that they aren’t stealing consumers power: The Zimbabwbe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company has noted with concern […]

EcoCash BUY ZESA feature now avalaible, buy your prepaid electricity in 7 easy steps

You can now purchase ZESA electricity tokens via EcoCash Directly. To purchase your ZESA token follow these 7 easy steps: dial *151# Select option 2 “Make Payment“ Select option 5 “Pay ZESA“ Select option 1 “Buy Token“ Enter “Amount” Enter Your “Meter Number” Confirm Payment & Details “Enter 1“ You should then receive a confirmation […]

TelOne handles $4 million in transactions through its online payment platform, Telpay

According to Chipo Mutasa the MD of TelOne the company has handled $4 million in transactions through its online payment platform, Telpay

M-vendr monthly transactions now over 3 million. Launches cross border token remittance services

M-vendr, the Zimbabwean founded fintech startup that was accepted into 500 Startups recently just revealed to us their monthly transactions on their Point of Sale token retailing platform has risen to 3 million from about 30,000 around this time last year. Michael Charangwa, the founder, says they are looking to grow even faster with the launch of a new cross […]

This startup makes buying ZESA prepaid electricity tokens online reliable

Buying ZESA prepaid electricity tokens on the internet is nothing new. For about a year now it’s been possible, with the noteworthy solution being TelOne’s Telpay website which we wrote about last year. There’s a new interesting addition though and this new service solves a key problem with zesa token vending, which the other platforms have seemingly ignored – reliability. The service is called Power.Plus and it […]

Looking for a ZESA & LP Gas alternative? Try this solar stove

On the solar energy tip, other users are looking beyond lights and geysers. An example of that is the solar stove we came across in Harare. It’s being sold by a local trader, Solomon Marimo, who says he identified this type of solar stove in South Africa and has been trying to create a local distribution line.

Kenya introduces bond trading via M-PESA, offers lesson to Zim govt

Earlier this week it was reported that Kenyans will now be able to open Central Bank depository accounts from their phones using their mobile money accounts without visiting a bank or broker, and proceed to buy government paper. Can this be adopted in Zimbabwe as well?

ZESA adds TelOne, Agribank to electricity coupon agents. Excludes Econet, Telecel

The mobile payments revolution of the past three years has brought unparalleled convenience to Zimbabwe. Just as it has in many African countries. It has meant significantly less hassle in moving money (and therefore value) between people and between people and business. Everything from paying your water bill, pay TV subscription, insurance and even school fees. ZESA, however, chooses […]