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Vaya Announces Addition Of Electric Cars To Ride-Hailing Fleet, Again…

Back in November, Vaya announced the launch of their electric car ride-hailing network with their first fleet of electric Nissan EVs. At the time the company shared that their target was to have 100 vehicles on the road at some point. It seems more of those electric-vehicles have finally arrived, with Vaya press material announcing […]


Vaya Launches Air Charter Service

Cassava On Demand has launched VAYA Air Charter, a service that will allow businesses and tourists to hire private planes to any destination. The service will be the first of its kind in Zimbabwe (according to Cassava) and will see VAYA take to the skies. It comes a week after VAYA unveiled two new services […]


CityParking Postpones Launch Of “Much Awaited” App To January

CityParking has announced that its app that was in development will no longer be released this year due to some challenges with in-app payments. The self-service app will now be released in January instead: Seasons greetings! The launch of the much awaited mobile app has delayed owing to challenges faced by one of the key […]


flightBase Allows You To Book For Air Tickets Online & In Pick N Pay Shops Countrywide

flightBase is the newest way for locals to book airline tickets and the company is hoping that its widespread local distribution will help them get an upper hand over countless competitors doing the same thing. flightBase has partnered with MyCash which means you’ll be able to book your flight at a MyCash Kiosk at any […]


VID Finally Launches Computerised Provisional Licence Test

Much has been said about the provisional test being taken digitally. As far back as 2016, there was an announcement informing the public that the provisional test would be taken using computers. Three years later and many delays later that vision is finally being realised. Yesterday the Vehicle Inspectorate Department launched the Electronic Learner’s Licence […]


Harare City Council “To Get Solar Buses” From Mysterious Chinese Company

According to the Herald, Harare’s City Council has partnered with a Chinese company to secure 600 solar-powered buses that will service routes in the capital. Apparently this project will also include a CBD shuttle service and the buses will serve all the suburban routes which include the following: Norton Southern suburbs Eastern suburbs Western suburbs […]


How To Access Hwindi’s Designated Driver Service In The Hwindi App

So Hwindi has announced that they are launching a new chauffeur-like service. Designated Driver as they have coined it allows user to order a driver to take them to/from a destination and it sounds like a pretty great way to avoid drunk driving or make a stylish appearance with your own ‘driver’. The driver will […]


Hwindi Introduces New Designated Driver Service

It has been a relatively quiet year for Hwindi thus far but that’s not to say the heads behind the service haven’t been working on some exciting new services. They’ve now come up with a Designated Driver service which will allow you to hail a driver to take you to or from a destination. The […]


Don’t Keep Vaya Drivers Waiting Once They’ve Arrived Or Else You’ll Pay For It

Earlier this morning I ordered a Vaya on my way to the launch of Ecosure’s Enda Education Cover and on my way there I had a quite informative chat with the driver who had come to rescue me from the jaws of combi’s and town traffic. Time is money The most insightful tip he gave […]


How graphic design & technology can end taxi chaos in Zimbabwe

Boarding a Taxi or a public bus – while it might seem like a simple enough task elsewhere; In Zimbabwe It has lately become a very dangerous affair. There have been very recent reports of deaths, robberies and police kidnappings involving taxis. But before this article grabs the attention of the UN and the global sanctions machinery, these reports are very few and far between but by no means non-existent.