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ZESA – Social Media Claims That Electricity Is Cheaper On The 1st Day Of The Month Are False

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It seems there’s a lot of confusion regarding ZESA’s new tariff system and with that confusion, people are failing to understand how the tariffs actually work. With electricity units being sold at tiered rates it seems some people misunderstood this to mean that if your purchase electricity on the first day of the month, you’ll get a promotional/cheaper rate and ZESA has taken to social media to dispell: ZETDC would also like to advise that there is no promotion or any cheaper electricity to be obtained by purchasing on the first day of the month, as is being reported in the social media. Please note that these messages are not true and should be ignored. The correct position is that customers can buy the 1st 50 units at 41c, the next 150 units (51-200) at 91c and any other purchases
Government Wants US$300 Million For NetOne & TelOne

Government Wants US$300 Million For NetOne & TelOne

News, Telecomms
The government has wanted to get TelOne and NetOne off its hands -partially- for a while now. New reports suggest that US$300 million will be enough to get the two telecommunications companieswhich recently posted much improved financial results. NetOne posted a $10 million profit and whilst TelOne is still in the red, they too have improved significantly. Whether these improvements alone are enough to encourage action from investors who would be getting the second-largest mobile network operator and the largest home internet provider if they pulled the trigger on a deal is yet to be seen. The government expects a deal to be done by the end of the year and a Telecom Analyst who spoke to ITWeb Africa feels that any such move would increase competitiveness in the telecom
Zimbabwean Teen Named One Of Top 50 Women In Engineering In UK

Zimbabwean Teen Named One Of Top 50 Women In Engineering In UK

Breaking News, Jobs, News, What's Hot
A young Zimbabwean teen, Melissa Chigubu has been named as one of the top 50 engineering students in the UK. Melissa who has has been living in the UK since 2012 is currently doing her apprenticeship at Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre’s(AMTC). Speaking about Melissa’s achievement,AMTC’s managing director, Paul Rowlett said: Melissa is a talented and dedicated learner who strives to excel, demonstrating exceptional skills for her early career stage. Our training staff regard her competency portfolio as the best they have ever seen, and this accolade recognises her outstanding performance, professional behaviour and support of other learners. … She is a strong advocate for women in engineering and in apprenticeships. She has been instrumental in activities that aim to encourage w
Zimbabwean, William Sachiti Launches Kar-go, Europe’s First Roadworthy Driverless Delivery Car

Zimbabwean, William Sachiti Launches Kar-go, Europe’s First Roadworthy Driverless Delivery Car

Gizmos, News, Start Ups, What's Hot
We have talked about Pasi William Sachiti a few time in the past. We have been impressed by his UK startup, Academy of Robotics which has been working on Kar-go, a driverless car to solve the last mile delivery problem. The last time we talked about Sachiti and Kar-go, he had just successfully raised funding for the innovation via a crowdfunding platform. The autonomous vehicle was launched last week and it was hosted at two glamorous events in the UK. Hosted by the Duke of Richmond Kar-go was part of the Duke of Richmond’s Festivals of Speed (FOS). This is when the Duke hosts motoring enthusiasts from around the world who flock to see the latest concept cars to classics. A new addition to the show is what is called, the FOS Future Lab which has become a centre piece o
It Might Soon Be Illegal For Political Parties To Access Personal Mobile Numbers

It Might Soon Be Illegal For Political Parties To Access Personal Mobile Numbers

Applications, News, Security, Telecomms
Data breaches and invasion of privacy are rarely discussions that captivate the majority of Zimbabwean audiences but last year there was one invasion that seemed to stir up the hornet’s nest. During the 2018 campaign season, ZANU-PF decided it would be a very good idea to send some mobile network subscribers very personal SMSs which seemed to indicate the party had knowledge of where these candidates in particular stayed. People were pissed off and ZANU-PFs excuse that the messages were sent to party members who had registered to receive them at party meetings didn’t really cut it as most of the people (myself included) had not been to any party meeting. With all this in mind, it will come as a relief to many that a bill has been passed making it illegal for poli
4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Your Laptop Whilst It Sits On Your Lap

4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Your Laptop Whilst It Sits On Your Lap

Gizmos, News
Laptops are one of the most common productivity tools today- they are portable and quite convenient. Contrary to its name, however, a laptop does not belong on your lap-unless you want to expose yourself to harmful electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation. Your vital organs get an unhealthy dose of electromagnetic radiation from your laptop computer, if you make a habit of actually putting it on your lap. So here are 6 reasons why you should never place your laptop on your lap: It can harm your reproductive organs. A laptop may seem perfectly harmless, but it receives wireless internet signals (microwaves) and radiates EMFs. Its proximity to the reproductive system can pose risks, both on a male user’s sperm count and a female’s egg release. It can lead to certain types
ZSE Redesigned And Made Their Website Great Again

ZSE Redesigned And Made Their Website Great Again

Applications, FinTech, News
The first time we wrote about the ZSE website back in 2013, we couldn’t help but admire how USEFUL the site was. Unfortunately, things took a turn for worse; the website was taken down and what came back in 2016 was a shell of its former self. It ceased to be useful and though it took the ZSE some time to realise this, they seem to have come to that realisation now. Finding what you need when you need… ZSE redesigned their website once again and they have gone back to basics this time around. Gone are the irrelevant tabs like “corporate announcements”, “My ZSE”, “FAQs” welcoming. Instead you have an accessible dashboard with the latest shifts on the markets front and centre. This means as soon as you land on the site you already have Top gainers, top losers and an index
Econet’s ‘Bundles Of Joy’ Have Vanished, You Can’t Buy Them

Econet’s ‘Bundles Of Joy’ Have Vanished, You Can’t Buy Them

Mobile Money, News, Telecomms
If you tried buying Bundles Of Joy packages on Econet this morning, you may have noticed that you can’t find the option to buy them. Econet hasn’t yet made a statement about whether this package is gone forever or not. Here’s a screenshot of how the Menu looks without the option to but Bundles of Joy: Buying Bundles of Joy has, however, been a hassle for the past weeks as reported by a number of people on Twitter complaining to Econet. Late last year, subscribers faced the same problem of failing to buy these Bundles owing to the Econet’s system downtime but they didn’t go as far as to entirely remove the option to buy the package on their Menu. Let’s hope they removed the ‘Bundle of Joy’ from the menu so that they can fix their system. We will give you an update soon.--techzim
Zim Government 25 Years Behind Private Sector When It Comes To Web Presence

Zim Government 25 Years Behind Private Sector When It Comes To Web Presence

Media, News, Security
This is a Guest Post and does not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of Techzim. We have a strong filtering process of what makes it to our blog and are confident that you’ll enjoy the article below. Zimbabwe has a mobile penetration rate of 102.7 percent (according to PORTAZ January 2018) meaning over 100 percent of the Zimbabwean population has access to the internet, which is the biggest source of information. There is now a need for every sector of our government to have a web presence. The flagship ministry of our government the Ministry of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services that does not have a basic website or an online presence, this is where the problem starts. So where is the source of this nations information if our information ministry does not have the
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