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34% of people in Zimbabwe are not interested in e-commerce

It looks like a good number of people in Zimbabwe don’t care for e-commerce and online services according to Zimstat. In the recently released findings from the 2020 ICT Access by Households and Use by Individuals Survey, 34% of Zimbabweans answered “not interested” to the question about barriers to purchasing goods and services online. Although, […]

Over 90% of internet usage in Zimbabwe is via mobile data

The Zimstat and POTRAZ 2020 ICT Access by households and individuals report revealed mobile data is the most widely accessible form of connectivity at 95.7% for narrowband with broadband at 93.1%. These figures aren’t too surprising seeing as the other ways to access the internet need considerable capital investment. Getting a fibre or ADSL connection […]

58.8% of Zim households have a smartphone – ZimStat

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) in conjunction with the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), today presented the 2020 ICT Access by households and individuals. The findings were gathered through a survey of 10,325 households both rural and urban. From that sample, ZimStat was able to get a 90% response rate, so […]

ZimStat to test out paperless census in preparation for April 2022

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) is preparing for the 2022 national population and housing census by running a trial between November 18th and the 27th. News of this pilot run was announced by ZimStat Director-General, Taguma Mahonde at an event held in Kwekwe yesterday. Pilot census is meant to position us for the 2022 […]

Mobile Phones Will Feature Prominently In 2022 Census – Zimstat

Zimbabwe National Statistics Director-General Mr Taguma Mahonde has said that our mobile phones will play a significant part in the mapping and collection of data during 2022’s census which is expected to cost $1.4 billion. Given this background, Zimbabwe is focusing on following the global trend of the use of mobile devices for mapping and […]