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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 […]


Maud Chifamba: UZ’s youngest ever student at 14, now a Chartered Account

In 2012 and at the very young age of 14, Maud Chifamba became the youngest ever University of Zimbabwe Student and tertiary education student in Southern Africa. I recently got the opportunity to have a chat with her to talk about her journey and experiences. You can download or play the podcast with the link […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Opportunities for Zim startups in Germany

Hubs and funding opportunities in Germany


Tisu Vanhu Vacho Ep 18: thoughts on Weed, addiction & trust

Down the rabbit hole we go again…


Kuda Musasiwa is bullish about Fresh Ideas’ e-commerce platform

@begottensun gave us more information about the e-commerce business builder Fresh Ideas recently launched.


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


Tisu Vanhu Vacho Ep 17: remote work vs working in an office

Tisu Vanhu Vacho Episode 17, On this episode we talk about a report that said 40% of South Africans prefer to work from home.


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 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 Ep 11: TelOne vs ZOL, which one is better?

[Podcast] Technikari Episode 11: TelOne vs ZOL, which one is best and for which application from fixes to mobile, uncapped to pay-as-you-go


Technikari Ep 10: Econet, NetOne & Telecel bundles, Which one has the best offer?

[Podcasts] Technikari Episode 10: How do Zim’s mobile network operator social media and data bundles prices stack up against one another?


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?


Tisu Vanhu Vacho Ep 10: Christmas Special!!!

Tisu vanhu vacho (Episode 10), vanhu vacho vapi? The people behind Techzim’s articles, videos and social media. Introducing the crew, we have our video wizard and Swiss Army knife – Edwin. Our social media manager who has been keeping things ticking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – Shamie. Last but not least, Valentine writer and aspiring […]


Technikari Ep 5: Sasai Watch is set to take on YouTube in Africa. Will it work?

[PODCAST] Cassava Fintech International will be taking on YouTube in Africa with the addition of Sasai Watch on its super app. Will it work?


[Podcast] Zim Un-Startup – The journey begins

Zim Un-Startup, how Zimbabwe (and Africa) can build its own tech and entrepreneurial ecosystms


Technikari Ep4: Why doesn’t Zim have it’s own WhatsApp?, the best USD prepaid card & best local online store

Technikari Episode 4, why doesn’t Zim have its own version of an app like WhatsApp? The best Prepaid USD card & best local online stores


Tisu Vanhu Vacho Episode 5 – Workplace dating, definition of success & favourite social media

We went on some very wild detours concerning the issues of dating someone you work with, the pretentiousness of Instagram and what success is.


Tisu vanhu vacho episode 2 – swimming the Zambezi, Astrology, music and Zim Youtube

Tisu vanhu vacho, vanhu vacho vapi? The people behind Techzim’s articles, videos and social media. Introducing the crew, we have our video wizard and Swiss Army knife – Edwin. Our social media manager who has been keeping things ticking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – Shamie. Last but not least, the two guys behind the […]