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ZESA promises to cut the middle man

ZESA promises to cut the middle man

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According to the Herald, ZESA amended the project last year so as to exclude local players. Most of the equipment would be imported anyway which would mean local players would simply add to the cost (zino). This is after Intratrek, despite failing miserably to deliver the solar power plant, had jointly won the Gairezi bid with two other Indian firms back in 2015 when the tender was floated. According to Zesa spokesman Fullard Gwasira: The contract with the local partner was terminated last year and we are dealing with the supplier directly in line with interest of delivering a least cost project to the people of Zimbabwe. Lessons were also learnt from previous experience (on) the benefits of dealing directly with actual supplier. The project progress so far…Don’t hold your brea
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

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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...
Zimbabwean man spent $5,000 own money putting Zimbabwe on Google Street View

Zimbabwean man spent $5,000 own money putting Zimbabwe on Google Street View

Applications, Gizmos, Media, News
Zimbabwe is too far for many people to visit, but 37-year-old Tawanda Kanhema grew up there before moving to the United States. Thanks to Kanhema, though, you’ll soon be able to play virtual tourist, thanks to his work and the magic of Google Street View, Kanhema, who left the country to study journalism and documentary film-making at the University of California, Berkeley, spent two weeks back in Zimbabwe shooting the sights and sounds of the coolest places. Areas he covered include the capital’s Harare’s central business districts, malls, a virtual tour of Victoria Falls, Christmas Pass, the city of Mutare’s main business strip as well as the Great Zimbabwe monument and the Eastern Highlands. He’s uploaded over 500 miles of coverage, including Street View images uploaded during Octobe
ZRP Says They Are Far From Ready To Fight Cyber-Crime

ZRP Says They Are Far From Ready To Fight Cyber-Crime

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2018 has been the year of card cloning. With Zimbabwe’s rapid acceleration to ‘cash-less economy’ status the amount of cyber-crime that has come with this cashless-ness has been a clear indicator of the fact that the government did not deliberately plan for a digital economy but instead stumbled upon one. “Our hands are tied” ZRP seems to be echoing these sentiments as the Superintendent of the ZRPs General Crime Division (Cyber Crime) –Amos Tavaziva- admitted that the police force’s hands are tied when it comes to cyber-crime: Use of plastic money to ease liquidity challenges has also come with its fair share of challenges as cyber-crimes have also increased in the country. advertisement We need modern equipment and expertise to help us in gathering evidence. We have to rely
India Leads The World In The Number Of Internet Shutdowns: Report

India Leads The World In The Number Of Internet Shutdowns: Report

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India leads the world in the number of internet shutdowns, with over 100 reported incidents in 2018 alone, according to a report by Freedom House, a U.S.-based non-profit that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Freedom on the Net, an annual study by Freedom House on internet and digital media freedom in 65 countries around the globe, which covers 87% of the world’s internet users, scores countries from zero (most free) to 100 (least free). This serves as the basis for an internet freedom status designation of "free" for countries that score between 0 and 30, "partly free" for countries between 31 and 60, or "not free" for those with scores of 61 or higher. The newly released report is the eighth in this series and covers developments that occ
Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?

Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?

News, Social Media
For a growing number of users and mental health experts, the positivity of Instagram is precisely the problem, with its relentless emphasis on promoting ‘perfect’ lifestyles. Should everyone just stop scrolling?  ‘You don’t really have control over what you’re seeing …’ Illustration: Joe Magee When 24-year-old fashion blogger Scarlett Dixon posted a picture of herself having breakfast, the internet turned nasty. “The best of days start with a smile and positive thoughts. And pancakes. And strawberries. And bottomless tea,” Dixon wrote on her scarlettlondon Instagram feed, under an image of her looking flawless on a freshly made bed flanked by heart-shaped helium balloons. The sponsored post – for Listerine mouthwash, a bottle of which is visible
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Urges The Public Not To Announce Election Results On Social Media

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Urges The Public Not To Announce Election Results On Social Media

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ZEC has urged the public not to abuse social media and announce election results as we await the official word from them. According to the Herald, as early as 8:30am yesterday some people were already circulating Whatsapp messages on candidates purported to be leading in the elections. I’m pretty sure they meant to say 8.30pm but that’s besides the point. If you are following the elections you have probably encountered some information regarding who is winning and by what margins. Though this information may be accurate in certain instances, this may also be the effect of what is called a filter bubble. If you have never heard of the filter bubble before, Wikipedia describes it as follows: A filter bubble is a state of intellectual isolation[1] that can result from personal
Stand A Chance To Win $2 500 By Coming Up With An Insurance Innovation

Stand A Chance To Win $2 500 By Coming Up With An Insurance Innovation

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The Nicoz Diamond think tank competition was launched on Friday the 27th of July. Think tank represents a pool of ideas, thoughts etc. We got a lot more details but those mentioned in the previous article were the essentials. The competition is one to come up with innovative insurance solutions for Nicoz Diamond, a short term insurance company and the insurance industry as a whole.  Below I’ll do my best to tackle some of the questions you may have. Who can participate? Any student from any tertiary institution and also those who have recently graduated. You can also be studying any program, they just want ideas they can use. You can enter as a group or just an individual. What kind if innovations are they looking for? Anything Nicoz Diamond can use in their business to g
Whatsapp Admin In India Spends 5 Months Behind Bars For A Message Forwarded By Someone Else

Whatsapp Admin In India Spends 5 Months Behind Bars For A Message Forwarded By Someone Else

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A 21-year-old student in India has been in prison for the last 5 months because he was the admin in a group that an offensive message had been forwarded. The message was then reported to the authorities. The person who sent the message and the admin were arrested. His family has tried to argue that he was not admin at the time the message was sent and the other admins left the group but the police said nobody mentioned this when he was arrested and any evidence is welcome. advertisement On what basis do they even do such things? Under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and IT Act, admins of groups on social media can face jail time for sharing messages that are seen to be religiously or politically offensive. So yes in India when you see the message ‘you are now admin’ you shou
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