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ZOL Partners UAE Firm To Introduce Recycling Service For Electronic Devices

ZOL Partners UAE Firm To Introduce Recycling Service For Electronic Devices

News
ZOL has partnered with EnviroServe – A UAE based recycling firm- which focuses on e-scrap, Household Recycling and Special Waste. This partnership will be used to provide recycling services for electronic devices. The service will be available in Harare to begin with before rolling out to other cities. Where will the bins be located? The bins will be placed at ZOL, Liquid Telecom, and Econet shops across the city and the point of this new initiative is to create a better environment whilst also allowing people to dispose of their devices in a more responsible way. The whole point of this exercise is to ensure that citizens can dispose of items like old phones, laptops, keyboards, monitors and many other electronic devices. This will be a hard sell in Zim, but a v
WiBroniks Vs The Competition: Is This Better Than One-Fi And TelOne ADSL?

WiBroniks Vs The Competition: Is This Better Than One-Fi And TelOne ADSL?

Gizmos
ZOL recently announced a new wireless service that they have termed WiBroniks. The finer details of the service will be provided by ZOL at a later date but thus far they have provided details such as the data caps for these packages, the speeds and also the cost. From these details, we can begin to make comparisons with other products that are on the market and even though we can’t definitively recommend one internet package over the other -since we don’t know how much the WiBroniks router/modem will actually cost-, you will be able to have an idea of what package is best for you in terms of data. WiBroniks VS One-Fi The most comparable internet offering to what WiBroniks is offering is NetOne’s One-Fi. The price bands are similar and the data allocations are
CBZ’s Smartchash Now Charges A Monthly Service Fee

CBZ’s Smartchash Now Charges A Monthly Service Fee

FinTech
CBZ low-cost account Smartcash is now charging monthly service fees. Previously, Smartcash had no monthly fee charges thus offering low-cost accounts to consumers. But, customers are now having to pay $3 per month to service their accounts. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced the National Financial Inclusion Strategywith the sole aim of improving financial inclusion. Low-cost accounts are one of some measures of achieving their goal. Smartcash is also one of many low-cost accounts banks in Zimbabwe are opening for customers so as to increase their participation in the financial sector and ensuring that every person has affordable banking. Those who already have access to the banking sector open these low-cost accounts with a savings goal in mind, that is, to jus

How To Check Your Vote Registration On Voters Roll Online

Applications, News, Security, What's Hot
You can now check online if you are registered to vote in the upcoming general elections.  Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has recruited the services of technology so that prospective voters can save time by going to designated locations to check if they are registered. How do I check If I’m registered? You simply need to follow this link or just type the address: http://bvrinspection.zec.org.zw:4328/zecvr2/ When the page opens, you put your surname first  And then you put your National ID or the serial number you were given when you registered for the BVR (Biometric Voter Registration) Then hit enter, and you see for yourself if you are registered The following info should display If any of the information displayed is incorrect
Zimpost Now Has An Online Store And A Virtual Post Office As They Up Digital Efforts

Zimpost Now Has An Online Store And A Virtual Post Office As They Up Digital Efforts

Applications, Media, News, Start Ups, What's Hot
Zimpost has decided to dip its toes in the eCommerce market as they have launched Zimpost Mall which they hope will become an online provider of all you need as it will be filled with different goods at some point. The postal and couriers service company now has a new online platform that provides courier services and they are calling this the Virtual Post Office. This offers a number of services you would normally have to visit the post office for. Zimpost Mall The online store is quite interesting and though it is still a work in progress it seems there will be loads of stuff to get there. Right now there are only a few sections that are stocked. There is a stationery section and this contains –you guessed it- stationery, textbooks -for Primary, Second
Facebook Shuts Down 583 Million Accounts

Facebook Shuts Down 583 Million Accounts

Social Media
Facebook just released crucial information that showcased how the social media company is acting against people producing inappropriate content or fake accounts. The social media giant has decided to eliminate all the glitches of the site by axing 583 million fake accounts (that’s almost a quarter of the total accounts) in the first three months of 2018 as a way to enforce community standards. Facebook’s new report, which it plans to update twice a year, comes a month after the company published its internal rules for how reviewers decide what content should be removed. This was as a result of the  intense scrutiny the company came under earlier this year over the use of private data and the impact of harmful content on its 2.2 billion monthly users, with government
Kwese Failing To Pay For World Cup, Euro And NBA Rights

Kwese Failing To Pay For World Cup, Euro And NBA Rights

Media, News, What's Hot
Kwese is reportedly failing to honor its financial obligations to its partners for the media rights of the upcoming 2018 World Cup, UEFA Euro 2020, European qualifiers and the Nations League. This is according to a report by media rights lister, TV Sports Markets. The pay-television company has been on a drive to dethrone DSTV as Africa’s leading media content provider. Last year it even competed with Multichoice, DSTV’s parent company for the 2018 World broadcasting rights but ultimately they both won the rights. The TV Sports Markets’ report went on to list National Basketball Association (NBA) and ESPN as other rights holders to whom Kwese TV owes financial obligations. This setback in can be attributed to Kwese’ massive expansion in many areas ranging from sports content to mo
Zim’s ICT Policy Was ‘Launched’ 42 Days Ago, But It’s Nowhere To Be Found

Zim’s ICT Policy Was ‘Launched’ 42 Days Ago, But It’s Nowhere To Be Found

News
On the 14th of March 2018, we attended the launch of Zimbabwe’s ICT Policy at HICC. The ICT Policy was largely overshadowed by another initiative that was being launched by POTRAZ: The Innovation Drive. Since the event, the ICT Policy has proven to be a rare commodity and we are yet to see it or actually have a clue on how to get it. The downloads section -where documents such as ICT Policy documents from years past are found- looks like a ghost town and the last update on the page is the 2017 Cybercrime and Cybersecurity bill. What was the purpose of the launch event? I never understand why we (Zimbabweans) love having launch events for anything and everything. Granted, the ICT Policy launch event was coupled with the launch of the ICT Innovation Drive so depending on how you look
Ecobank Invites African Fintech Startups To Apply For Their Funding Competition

Ecobank Invites African Fintech Startups To Apply For Their Funding Competition

FinTech, Mobile Money, Start Ups
Pan African bank, Ecobank has just called startups with Fintech solutions to apply for the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018. The competition is in its second year and last year over 850 contestants applied so competition will definitely be stiff. Ecobank Fintech Challenge gives African startups a chance to promote their fintech solutions partner or an opportunity to partner Ecobank. If given a chance to partner with Ecobank, startups can help with solutions to be implemented in one of Ecobank’s 32 markets (Zim included). The CEO of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated stated that the company is dedicated to supporting innovations in banking and finance across the internet: We, at Ecobank, believe that the current winds of change led by technology and innovation will redefine how banks
Entrepreneur Writes To Strive Masiyiwa And POTRAZ, Says Econet Stole His Idea

Entrepreneur Writes To Strive Masiyiwa And POTRAZ, Says Econet Stole His Idea

News, Security, Start Ups, Telecomms
When startups pitch to big companies there is usually some fear on their end as they are afraid of getting their ideas stolen and them being left in the dust. One such person who claims they were affected by this is Ignatius Munengwa. He claims Econet stole an idea he pitched to them back in 2011. Last year, he took the telecommunications giant to court over the issue (the issue is not yet resolved in court) and it seems now he is back! He has sent a letter of complaint to POTRAZ (the regulator for all telecommunication companies in the country) over the same issue and seems to be fighting his battle on two fronts now. A quick recap… In 2011 M Comm pitched a security response product called ‘Panic Button.’ This product was supposed to be linked to security companies’ rapid response
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