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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

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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

How To Check Your Vote Registration On Voters Roll Online

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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

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

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

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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

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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
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
Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Collects Data on Non-Users

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Collects Data on Non-Users

News, Security, Social Media
We've already learned quite a bit from Mark Zuckerberg's grilling on Capitol Hill. But Zuckerberg also revealed another fact that is sure to worry anyone who doesn't use Facebook. As many already suspected, Facebook collects data about non-users, too. During Zuckerberg's Wednesday appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Ben Lujan asked him whether or not Facebook collected data on users who did not have an account. "In general we collect data on people who are not signed up for Facebook for security purposes," Zuckerberg said. Lujan asked if these are what is known as "shadow profiles," but Zuckerberg said he is "not familiar" with that term. Lujan pointed out that, "You've said everyone controls their data, but you're collecting data on people that are
Kwese, Where Are The 23 Channels You Promised Us By March?

Kwese, Where Are The 23 Channels You Promised Us By March?

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Do you remember an article we wrote about Kwese promising you 23 more channels by March this year? Since then customers waited with bated breath. Kwese said that its bouquet would, as a result, start to offer 100 channels in totality adding on its current 77 channels. We have an amazing line up of new channels on their way. Some of the channels are our own innovations and they take time to complete, but we are almost there now. Well, we are disappointed to let you know that Kwese has not lived up to its word as they haven’t introduced the 23 channels. March has passed and April is approaching its end but still nothing has come. Kwese’s announcement was accompanied by so much enthusiasm such that soccer fanatics had speculated that the new batch of channels would include soccer ch
Banks Partly To Blame For Externalization Of Funds, Bankers Association Of Zimbabwe Confirms

Banks Partly To Blame For Externalization Of Funds, Bankers Association Of Zimbabwe Confirms

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Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has acknowledged that banks had a significant role to play in making the externalization of funds possible. Some weeks ago, President Mnangagwa released an infamous list that implicated many organizations and individuals in externalizing $827 million worth of funds. Charity Jinya, BAZ president admitted that some financial institutions had not practiced due diligence in making sure that CD1 forms are submitted for customers and this, in turn, left many international trade transactions unreconciled. CD1 forms are documents used by companies that engage in international trade and submitted to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) for settlement. BAZ said that banks were not doing enough in assisting customers to submit the CD
PRESS RELEASE: Africa Data Centres, Part Of Liquid Group Launches Carrier-Grade Facilities In SA

PRESS RELEASE: Africa Data Centres, Part Of Liquid Group Launches Carrier-Grade Facilities In SA

News, Telecomms
Africa Data Centres opens newly expanded carrier-grade facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa Data Centre (SADC) Johannesburg and SADC Cape Town will support rising demand for cloud-based services in Southern Africa Johannesburg, January 30, 2018 Africa Data Centres, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has today launched newly-expanded data centres facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. The state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral SADC Johannesburg and SADC Cape Town will provide leading cloud service providers, carriers and enterprises with additional rack space and colocation services to meet the rising demand for cloud-based services in Southern Africa. Africa Data Centres has more than doubled the size of its existing S...
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