Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has over taken Warren Buffet to become the third richest person on earth (now worth $81.6 billion) according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index. This also marks the first time that the top three is solely occupied by tech titans as first and second place belongs to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ($142 billion) and former CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates ($94.2 billion). It’s been a weird year at FB… Considering the year that Facebook has had thus far, one wouldn’t expect Zuckerberg to be rising up the rich list. The Cambridge Analytica scandal managed to wipe $37 billion in share value back in March. Elevate Zimbabwe Gamer Whilst still trying to manage the blow back of Cambridge Analytica, Facebook managed to bungle up user privacy once again when
You have probably never heard of the African Entrepreneurship Award, but soon you will know about them and what their award is about. If you are an African entrepreneur with an impactful idea (or business), here is a great opportunity to get some funding. The award is hosted by BMCE Bank of Africa. BMCE is the second largest private bank in Morocco with a staggering 690+ banks in Morocco alone whilst they have over 500 banks throughout the rest of Africa. Anyway, the goal of the Africa Entrepreneurship Award (we’ll call it AEA going forward) is to inspire Africans – both in Africa and abroad- to come up with businesses within the African continent, creating jobs that improve lives. For 2018, the AEA will be offering $1 million for these innovative entrepreneurs. There is a jury that
The #GoGettaz entrepreneurship competition finals finally took place last week on Friday in Nairobi, Kenya. The competition began on the 18th of August last year (2017) and has been running since. #GoGettaz is an initiative by Strive Masiyiwa (founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Global) aired on Kwesé Inc which is an exclusive channel on Kwesé TV (Kwese is the media arm of Econet Media Limited). It is aimed at empowering entrepreneurs with not only the wits and the how-tos of entrepreneurship, but with the bucks as well. The competition was the first of its kind and had 12 winners all in all, two received the grand prize (male and female), while the other 10 received runner up prizes. Each of the two grand prize winners got a $100 000 (USD and not bond) investment, another $1
Kwesé TV, an African entertainment company which is also a brand of Econet Media Limited (aka the media arm of Econet) is looking for graduates in the entertainment industry for an internship programme. The eligible candidates for this programme should be between the ages of 18 and 25 and should have studied in any of the following fields: digital media, graphic design, copywriter, media engineer and video production, or should be a digital guru. This is quite a fulfillment of the numerous expectations that people had when Kwesé TV was first launched in Zimbabwe. Apart from providing good and affordable entertainment, most Zimbabweans also expected (still do) Kwesé TV to have pan-African programmes. However, the biggest of all these expectations I must say was/i
So the first time we wrote about collaborating with Steward Bank we described a bit about the bank. Needed to just give you a better feel of what they are about so you can better decide if that’s what you’re interested in. Last time we discussed who exactly they are looking for. Today, I will try to explain more what this collaboration is all about. For starters, let’s get this out of the way: Steward Bank is NOT looking for employees! What the bank is looking for are freelancers to partner or collaborate with on the multiple Fintech projects that they have in store. The idea right now is to get interested parties to sign up and create a database. It is through this database that individuals or teams with the skills suitable for a particular project will be picked out. These individ
JOHANNESBURG - Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. Developers, in teams of up to three people, were invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good. The 60 finalist teams (10 per category in Middle East/North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa) each won a Gear VR and mobile phone, one hour of Facebook mentorship, and tools and services from FbStart (https://Developers.Facebook.com/fbstart), a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile start-ups build and grow...
So maybe you are chilling at home looking for the next hustle. The Internet has married you with a couple of neat skills maybe as an app developer, coder, software engineer. Well here is Steward Bank with a freelance gig for you. Interested? Sign up here!
It seems NetOne is really determined to grow OneMoney this time. Maybe the ‘scolding’ from the former Minister of ICT, Hon Supa Mandiwanzira served as some good inspiration. I realised that they are putting ads in the newspaper that are calling out for people who are interested in becoming OneMoney agents. The latest POTRAZ telecom report (Q2, 2017) revealed that OneMoney agent numbers had declined from 245 in the first Quarter to 187 in Q2, guess that ‘trend’ is about to change. In the ad, NetOne is promising these benefits to those who will successfully be licensed to become agents: 1.5% commission on all ZESA Sales $0.50 per each customer registeration $0.30 on every debit card sale $0.10 for each new line registration It is quite interes
Facebook Inc is looking to hire people who have national security clearances, a move the company thinks is necessary to prevent foreign powers from manipulating future elections through its social network, according to a person familiar with the matter. Workers with such clearances can access information classified by the US government. Facebook plans to use these people – and their ability to receive government information about potential threats – in the company’s attempt to search more proactively for questionable social media campaigns ahead of elections, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is sensitive. A Facebook spokesman declined to comment. Job candidates with such clearances are often former government and intelligence officials o