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Vaya Africa launches electric vehicle

Vaya Africa launches electric vehicle

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    Business Reporter Vaya Africa has launched an electric vehicle service in Zimbabwe as part of the company’s roll-out strategy across Africa. “We are excited to launch the ‘VAYA Electric’ vehicle today  (yesterday) as we start our journey of deploying innovative ways of harnessing clean, renewable energy to provide safe and convenient transportation services to the public on the African continent,” said Mrs Dorothy Zimuto, the CEO of Vaya Mobility in Harare yesterday. She said VAYA Africa plans to roll out the VAYA Electric vehicle in West and East Africa soon, saying the vehicles would include a range of multi-purpose cars. “Our e-vehicle fleet will include passenger vehicles, motorbikes, vans, buses and dump trucks, all utilising our VAYA hail ridi

Econet Appoints Kezito Makuni Chief Operating Officer

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has announced the appointment of Mr Kezito Makuni as the new Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1 April 2020. He joined Econet in 1998 and briefly left the Group in 2007 to further his career internationally. He re-joined Econet Wireless Zimbabwe in 2009 as the Projects Director, successfully driving the huge network expansion project then under way. He was promoted to the role of Technical Director and then Chief Technology Officer, a role he has held with diligence and dedication. Some of his notable achievements include driving our network cost optimization and network modernisation projects. He has 29 years’ experience in the telecoms industry and has worked in several African countries including Kenya, Nigeria and Lesotho. Kezito is

Mashavave replaces Mambondiyani As Steward Bank CEO

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Courage Mashavave husband to popular gospel musician Fungisayi Zvakavapano Mashavave is now the new substantive Chief executive officer for the Econet Wireless run bank, Steward Bank. Mashavave, the former CEO of TN Asset management replaced Dr Lance Mambondiyani who left the bank some time ago under unclear circumstances. His appointment was effected on 10 February 2020. Since the departure of Mambondiyani who is now the Managing director with BancABC, Mr Krison Chirairo has been acting on interim basis. The board of directors said they have confidence in Mashavave who prides in vast financial knowledge and qualifications. “We have confidence in Courage and his ability to lead the bank, to even greater succsses . He has our full support,” said the chairman of the boar

Is Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Preparing a Successor

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has recently createda nonexistent vacant post of deputy CEO, the highest post ever, except that it deputizes the CEO to safely find a new role for Mr. Roy Chimanikare. The company in its 2 decades of existence had never had this post and of course, for whatever reason, they found it in their wisdom to introduce this new post, but as always #MondayBlues would like to think otherwise. Econet Wireless has had Mr Mboweni as their one and only successful chief Executive since formation, and the company has not known any other chief executive while it has greatly grown in leaps and bounds, creating Cassava Fintech, a separate entity that is now listed and doing very well in the market. Maybe for Mr Mboweni, he has seen it all, done it all and now needs to
Econet Dismisses False Claims That They’ve Declared A National Shutdown

Econet Dismisses False Claims That They’ve Declared A National Shutdown

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Recently, there was a voice note circulating on social media and WhatsApp and the person behind it claimed to be an Econet employee who had been informed that at some point this week the telecoms company will close down its shops. An Econet spokesperson refuted the message and said their shops will remain operational as they take measures to safeguard against the virus; While we are taking all the necessary steps and precautions to protect our staff and customers at this time, there is no truth whatsoever in claims that we have ‘declared a national shutdown. It is not our place or responsibility to make any such public healthcare pronouncements which we believe are the prerogative of the government and public healthcare experts. Our shops will be ope
Former employee claims Apple suffocates the creation of new technologies

Former employee claims Apple suffocates the creation of new technologies

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Gerard Williams III was a lead chip architect at Apple. Last year, Gerard left Apple and founded his own startup Nuvia. According to Nuvia’s website, it is trying to reimagine silicon design to create a new class of processor that delivers the performance and energy efficiency needed to power the next era of computing. Apple sued Gerard last year that he created Nuvia using Apple resources. Apple also accused him of poaching its employees and tried to stop Nuvia from hiring Apple employees. Gerard Williams III has now filed a response in court about Apple’s claims. Gerard now claims that Apple is now trying to poach his startup’s employees. He mentioned in court filing that Apple wants to “suffocate the creation of new technologies and solutions by a new business, and to diminish the fr

3 NetOne Board Members Including The Chairman Resign

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The NetOne board Chairman and 2 other board members tended in their resignations yesterday, Technomag exclusively reported The development was reportedly confirmed by the ICT postal and courier services minister Jenfan Muswere who reportedly said it was the government’s initiative to bring sanity to the sector. Technomag reports that an audit conducted at the MNO had strong implications against the board and another annual report pointed out their weaknesses hence their decision to quit. More: Technomag

TSL gets new CEO

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TSL Limited Zimbabwe, has appointed Derek Odoteye as its group chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from February 1, 2020. TSL is a leading holding company that is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) and is focused on providing solutions in logistics, real estate, commodity production and trades in Zimbabwe and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Mr Odoteye replaces Patrick Davenish who held the position since May 2018. As a Chartered Accountant by profession and an Alumnus of Harvard Business school, Mr Odoteye’s experience spans over 18 years having worked in New York, New Jersey and the United Arab Emirates including spending a 10-year spell with Deloitte, an international Professional Services firm. He was a senior manager in Assurance Services. His
Zimplats minerals output down

Zimplats minerals output down

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Resources group, Zimplats Holdings Limited’s six elements (6E) production for the quarter to December 31, 2019 totalled 115 908 ounces, which was 18 percent below same period in the prior year. The 6E comprise of platinum, palladium, gold, rhodium, ruthenium and iridium. Quarter on quarter, 6E production fell 23 percent. “6E metal production in final product decreased by 23 percent from the previous quarter mainly due to an increase in concentrate stocks and the build-up of inventory in the furnace on start-up after the 122-day major rebuild shutdown. “The furnace inventory build-up is expected to reverse during the financial year and it is anticipated that all the concentrates stock-piled will be smelted before the end of the year,” said Zimplats in a report for the quarter under
Vaya Adds Intercity & Cross Border Bookings To List Of Services

Vaya Adds Intercity & Cross Border Bookings To List Of Services

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Vaya will be adding Cross Border and Intercity options to its Vaya application in time for the festive season. We are excited to add these services to our existing suite of ‘On Demand Services’ and look forward to bringing safety, convenience and peace of mind to travellers in the region and beyond Dorothy Zimuto – Vaya CEO If you open the Vaya application at the time of publishing the Cross border option is available but I couldn’t find the intercity service. Some of the advantages of Vaya Cross Border include the fact that the service will come with travel insurance for all passengers and all those coming into Zimbabwe using Vaya Crossborder will get 30km free travel on Vaya upon arrival into the country. At the present moment I’m not sure if the service is wo