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Simon Nyamuda: Managing Director at 22, now Young Executive of the Year

Today I was joined by Simon Nyamuda, Managing Director of Compulink Systems. His, is an interesting journey of taking the reigns of a business at the tender age of 22 and leading the company forward. His remarkable work has not gone unnoticed as he was named IODz Young Director of the Year for 2019 and […]

Gadgets & devices we have bought thus far in 2021

This is a little belated because we are well past the halfway point of the year but the Technikari crew (Edwin, Rufaro and Valentine) went over their device and gadget acquisitions for 2021 thus far. You will also get a preview of the devices that Edwin will be reviewing soon and what he has made […]

Chad Chawanda: from panel beating to pan-African digital marketing

Chad Chawanda is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur who has a vested interest in a number of fields. He started out his business journey as a dropout, went into a panel beating business, then quickly pivoted to trade (local and regional) and digital marketing. Chad has a number of companies he is affiliated with namely ADvocado a […]

Africa’s 1st karate world champion now has a docuseries & here’s more about it from the man himself

Last week we reported on a docuseries that would detail the journey of Africa’s first Karate World Champion Shihan Samson Muripo. The production was done by a local content platform called Yakontent with the backing of First Mutual Holdings Limited. To get more on about the production I spoke to Tafadzwa Munyaradzi from Yakontent, Farayi […]

Eddie Cross: I’m excited about the Zim economy

Today I was joined by the former member of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s Monetary Policy Committee, Eddie Cross. We explored the recently launched ZWL $50 note, the contrast in policy and environment from Rhodesia to present-day Zimbabwe. The forex auction system and if it has been a success, his current capacity in financial policymaking […]

Windows 11: The good, the bad and the meh…

Microsoft is launching the next generation of the Windows (11) operating system, tomorrow the 24th of June 2021. We browsed the internet to see what was being said about it and here are our thoughts. You can play or download the podcast with the link below: NB: Techzim is now zero-rated for text-based content. However, for embedded […]

The cannabis growers licence fee is keeping Zim from a billion-dollar industry

So earlier this week a German company called Amaetheon Agri was given a licence to grow Marijuana/Cannabis for scientific and medical use. This sparked an internal debate about the whole cannabis licence system in Zimbabwe. The fee is exclusionary by design and this is a bad thing because the govt and economy could be making […]

Does Huawei’s Harmony OS stand a chance against iOS & Android?

Huawei’s Harmony OS has been in the works for some time. Murmurs of the iOS and Android competitor date back to the mid-2010s and its imminent arrival will be a welcome addition to the smartphone and appliance market. However with Huawei’s app gallery light on apps and it being outside the well known Android and […]

SI 127 is going to increase ZWL$ prices & encourage black market conversions

Yesterday the government announced SI 127 of 2021 which put new rules and penalties of forex use. The Statutory Instrument looks like it was designed to stop businesses from pricing goods and services above the auction-rate more than anything else… The response by businesses as we saw in a tweet by journalist Hopewell Chin’ono is […]

Why are you still using EcoCash?

OneMoney and Telecash are cheaper when it comes to charges.

What does it take to make a locally produced film or series?

The trials of the people looking to make it in on the small and silver screen.

Yaita a delivery startup now looking to be the complete e-commerce business partner

Yaita is a local logistics startup that is about to launch a product called the Fulfilment Centre which it hopes will make the complete e-commerce partner

ZimboFit: the story of Zim’s newest fitness app

ZimboFit is the newest fitness app on the scene and to learn more about it we are joined by the man behind it all, Takunda Mujuru

Technikari with Takwana Tyaranini, co-founder of Senditoo

On this episode of Technikari, we are joined by Takwana Tyaranini the co-founder of the popular remittance service Senditoo.

Technikari with Eugene Mapondera, co-founder of Comexposed

On this episode of Technikari we are joined by Eugene Ramirez Mapondera comic book artist, animator and co-founder of Comexposed

Technikari with Norman Moyo, CEO of Distributed Power Africa (DPA)

Technikari Distributed Power Africa (DPA) special episode with, Norman Moyo the company’s Chief Executive Officer

Technikari Drone Special with Zim’s drone expert Tawanda Chihambakwe

On this drone special of Technikari we are joined by Tawanda Chihambakwe, Zim’s Drone expert and man all about unmanned aerial systems.

Technikari Digital Marketing Special with Trust Nhokovedzo

Technikari Digital Marketing Special: we are joined by Trust Nhokovedzo who gives us insight on how to grow and improve a business online.

Technikari Ep 13: The great food delivery app debate

After months of dropping hints and subliminals we finally talk about the food delivery apps in Zimbabwe:

Munch vs Tazine vs Dial’a’Delivery

(and Joey’s because our resident fanatic couldn’t resist)

Technikari Ep 12: Arguing about EVs with Zimtorque founder Tanaka Kutama

Technikari Episode 12: We are joined by Zimtorque founder Tanaka Kutama and we go back and forth about the viability of electric vehicles in Zimbabwe.

Technikari Ep 9: DPA is installing EV charging stations, will this help EV adoption in Zim?

[PODCAST] Technikari Ep 9: DPA is installing EV charging stations, will this help EV adoption in Zim?

Technikari Ep 8: second-hand device experiences and what to look out for when buying

[PODCASTS] Technikari Episode 8, The weird world of buying second-hand devices, our own experiences and what to look out for if you are in the market for a device.

Technikari Ep 7: If ZIPIT Smart takes off, how could EcoCash innovate to remain relevant?

[Podcast] Technikari Episode 7: If ZIPIT Smart takes off in a big way in 2021, how can EcoCash innovate or change to remain relevant?