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Ruvheneko Appointed To Senior Position At Zimpapers

Government-owned, Zimpapers Group has restructured its senior management team by appointing Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa as the company’s radio Projects Manager. The radio personality is known and remembered for hosting engaging and passionate interviews with some well known public figures that include Evan Mawarire and Tawanda Mutyebere. The new post is another step of her ascendancy in […]

‘I’m not aware of ghost workers,’ says Finance minister Chinamasa

In an interview on Capitalk FM, in which the Finance and Economic Development minister, Patrick Chinamasa was grilled by Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa and several tidbits came out. We have covered some of what was said here on Techzim, where the minister called for trust and confidence for the economy to work. After discussing some carefully prepared […]

“The economy is all about trust and confidence.” Is that not too much to ask Hon Chinamasa?

Caution: Layman writing. Last week, Ruvheneko had an interview with the Hon Patrick Chinanamasa who is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on Capitalk FM. I listened or rather watched it (because it was live streamed on Facebook – interesting, I know!) and picked out a few things but for this article, I will […]

Prophet Walter Magaya’s PHD Ministries adopts Facebook Live as its latest broadcast channel

PHD Ministries, one of Zimbabwe’s most prominent churches most popularly know through the works of its founder Prophet Walter Magaya recently announced that it would be live streaming its services on Facebook Live. Facebook Live is the mobile broadcast video feature from the popular social media platform which allows users to livestream themselves to their friends and followers. […]

Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa launches online TV show, adopts internet as broadcasting platform

Zimbabwean media personality Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa is set to launch her own TV show called Ruvheneko which will be broadcast exclusively via online platforms. The show which is expected to go live on the 2nd of February 2017 will focus on current affairs and will zero in on trending issues with interviews or chats with specific […]

Ruvheneko interviews Stunner on Facebook Live, highlights traditional media disruption

The Stunner and Olinda drama that grabbed the attention of every Zimbabwean on social media recently isn’t over yet and while it has just shone some light on the opportunity for content creation it’s also exposed another avenue for media. Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa, the journalist and radio/TV personality will interview Stunner live on social media. Her platform […]

The government needs Econet to play ball, here’s why

The government needs Econet to join in sharing infrastrucure to prevent itself from becoming the very same monopoly that Econet/ Liquid is.

Liquid’s expensive bandwidth, rogue economics in Zim telecoms & Infrastructure Sharing: Podcast

In this podcast, we discuss the comments shared by the Minister of ICT in a recent interview on ZiFM Stereo that touched on Infrastructure sharing.

Audio: Supa Mandiwanzira takes swipe at Econet for pulling out of Infrastructure Sharing debate

In a recent radio interview, the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, chided Econet and Liquid for pulling out of Infrastructure sharing deliberations.

The “New TelOne” Fibre and WiFi Hotspot launch in pictures

TelOne is now offering Fibre to the Home and WiFi Hotspots. That’s been a big part of the news from TelOne from yesterday, but it’s also worth noting that the telecoms operator also changed its logo and has introduced a new look. All this was delivered at a colourful event held in Harare last night. […]

ZimboLove Foundation and its social media strategy for a red cause

Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa You still might not know Lou Gehrig’s Disease, but you’ll definitely remember the Ice Bucket Challenge from last year. It was probably the largest internet-driven campaign from 2014 that helped raise funds and a lot of awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease. For a while, the #IceBucketChallenge became a leading […]

The 5 gaffes in the 2014 Zimbabwe technology space

Before we do the countdown to the new year and start living through those New Year’s resolutions, we’ve decided to take a look at not only the winners and losers, but also the embarrassing moments from the Zimbabwe technology space that we’ll gladly leave behind this year. Here are just five faux pas from 2014. […]