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Vice President, Chiwenga Says Social Media Is Making The Situation Worse

Vice President, Chiwenga Says Social Media Is Making The Situation Worse

Breaking News
Fuel shortages, the general increase in prices, black markets: all these problems are what Zimbabweans are facing right now. And Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has just said that some people on social media are making these problems worse. With these remarks, The Vice president echoed the same sentiments President Mnangagwa said three months ago when things started to get ugly. The Vice President said: We are currently facing problems with fuel and some are now hoarding the commodity. There are some who are now abusing social media to exacerbate the situation, resulting in people rushing to stock the commodity. We should avoid that because there is no journey that does not have obstacles. It is not right to cause unnecessary panic and we urge Zimbabweans not to panic. We expect that ...
Kazembe Appoints New NetOne Board

Kazembe Appoints New NetOne Board

Telecomms
Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Honourable Kazembe Kazembe has appointed the new NetOne board members replacing the recently dismissed one. Addressing the press at the ministry offices, in the capital today, Hon Kazembe said the ministry’s primary focus on appointing the board was on corporate governance to turn around the entity. Watch the Announcement below “The new board is expected to set values for the organisation, ensure wider impacts even to the non-listed sector and to act in the best interest of the organization and all its stakeholders including the government by facilitating effective and prudent management that can deliver the term success of NetOne,” he said. The new board chairman is James Prince Mutizwa and his deputis
Econet’s Cassava Now Third Most Valuable Company In Zim at US$3.8 billion

Econet’s Cassava Now Third Most Valuable Company In Zim at US$3.8 billion

News
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has beaten its own record registering its new arm into the top three most valuable companies in ZImbabwe. Cassava SmarTechZimbabwe after disbanding from Econet Wireless has made history on 18 December 2018 when it debuted in the market at a price of $1,50 per share, valuing the company at $3,8bn. It immediately became Zimbabwe’s third most valuable company after Delta and Econet Wireless (its now telecoms only, sister company). CassavaSmartech is essentially a technology platforms business, that uses the mobile network to deliver services in almost every sector of the economy including financial services, health, agriculture, media, transport and logistics, and education. By any measure this is easily the largest public listing in Zimbabwe’s history, and
Tech Firm Rolls Out Fuel Management System

Tech Firm Rolls Out Fuel Management System

Applications, News, Start Ups
A FUEL solutions technology company, Garage and Forecourt (Pvt) Ltd, is rolling out an ICT based fuel management system that it argues might be panacea to manual and less accurate fuel gauging and management currently dogging service stations. According to managing director Omalli Jani, the new system replaces convectional dipsticks used to measure product levels at service stations and indications are fuel attendants will be unable to falsify fuel levels in tanks. The system, Mr Jani said, has fuel attendant tagging that monitors sales done regardless of the pump used and has automatic tank gauging that monitors product level in the tank in the same fashion a fuel tank gauge works. It also gives alarm signal if the product is contaminated with water to prevent customers from using i...
Zipcash Struggles To Break Even

Zipcash Struggles To Break Even

FinTech
ZIMPOST’S money transfer service, Zipcash, is struggling to break even due to cash shortages and failure by the South African corridor to perform up to standard, acting managing director Sifundo Moyo has said. “Zimpost’s money transfer service, Zipcash, has not experienced growth to the levels that had been anticipated, mainly because the South African corridor has not been performing well,” Moyo said in emailed responses to NewsDay. “We are currently engaged in discussions with our South African counterparts so that we can come up with measures that will increase the visibility of this service,” he said. Moyo, however, said they recently concluded an agreement with Swazi post for the exchange of international financial system transfers. “The service is adversely affected by ca
Econet Group Takes over Iflix Africa

Econet Group Takes over Iflix Africa

Entertainment
The Malaysian-based Iflix is looking to concentrate its business operations in Asia where it has the upper hand against industry bigwig, Netflix. Interestingly, prior to the sale, Econet Group was already heavily invested in Iflix Africa. Iflix, in partnership with Econet’s Kwese pay tv service, launched its Iflix Africa operations way back in June 2017. But in February, Kwese acquired a significant stake in Iflix Africa. The deal led to a name change: Iflix Africa became Kwese Iflix. Ever since the deal in February however, Iflix has gradually limited its role in the Sub-Saharan division. Although the partnership with Kwese gave it an edge in Africa over rivals like IrokoTV and even Netflix, its uptake was quite poor. The service reportedly had significantly lower patronage compared
When social media turns to your favor, the testimony of a Zimbabwean couple

When social media turns to your favor, the testimony of a Zimbabwean couple

Social Media
When social media turns to your favor, the testimony of a Zimbabwean couple WHEN Makhosana Mguni (27) proposed to his girlfriend Belinda Nyoni (24) at Chicken Inn Drive in Bulawayo, he never thought this would ignite a spirit of giving from all corners of the country.The couple lives in Bulawayo’s Nketa 6 and the proposal happened on December 26.Their photo went viral as many people admired the gesture made by Mguni in taking the bold step of asking the love of his life for her hand in marriage. Some ridiculed Mguni for choosing Chicken Inn however, what they did not know, said Mguni, is that Chicken Inn has some sentimental value as this was the place he first met Nyoni six years ago. This is a real story of a young couple whose accidental appearance on social media through a propos
Hackers Gain Access To Peter Ndlovu’s Phone

Hackers Gain Access To Peter Ndlovu’s Phone

Security
Peter Ndlovu’s has become the latest celebrity victim of cellphone hackers. Mamelodi Sundowns have issued yet another warning regarding their phones being hacked. The Brazilians have since confirmed that Peter Ndlovu’s is the latest victim of the scammers. “ALERT: Coach Pitso Mosimane, Peter Ndlovu & Kennedy Mweene’s phones have all been hacked. Don’t send any money to the scammers,” Sundowns said on their official Twitter account. Sundowns players have been targeted by criminals over the past year. The likes of Themba Zwane, Andile Jali and Mosa Lebusa have fallen victims to the scammers who target players and coaches.--techunzipped
Goverment Mulls Public Consultation On Cyber Crime Bill

Goverment Mulls Public Consultation On Cyber Crime Bill

Security
The Zimbabwean government said it will consult the public over the Cyber Crime and Cyber Security Bill shortly, Chronicle reported. The Information and Communication Technology Parliamentary Portfolio Committee said the bill seeks to provide for and to consolidate cyber-related offences with due regard to the Declaration of Rights under the Constitution and the public and national interests. The bill will enable investigation and collection of evidence of cyber-crime, the admissibility of electronic evidence for such offences, create a technology-driven business environment and encourage technological development and the lawful use of technology. Committee chairman Chalton Hwende said it is waiting for the bill to be submitted before Parliament by the drafters. Submissions are expect...
Liquid Telecom to Establish Multi-Billion Rand 4G Network in South Africa

Liquid Telecom to Establish Multi-Billion Rand 4G Network in South Africa

Telecomms
Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, today announced that it will establish a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa. From early 2019, wholesale roaming services will be made available across Liquid Telecom’s network nationwide. According to Liquid Telecom South Africa CEO, Reshaad Sha: “This is an exciting development which will enable us to provide Mobile Network Operators and ISPs with open access to our mobile 4G network. Using our 1800MHz spectrum, the network will handle 4G mobile data traffic to meet the needs of the most demanding users across the country.” Liquid Telecom, which acquired Neotel from Tata Communications in February 2017, has been investing heavily across the continent where it operates Africa’s larg
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