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Is Twitter The Best Crowdfunding Platform For Zimbabweans Right Now?

Is Twitter The Best Crowdfunding Platform For Zimbabweans Right Now?

Applications, News, Start Ups
I think it’s fair to say crowdfunding in Zimbabwe is pretty difficult if not actually dead. The first problem you encounter when trying to run a crowdfunding campaign be it for business or for donations is that most Zimbos don’t have access to the existing platforms for crowdfunding. Most don’t have foreign currency to donate to sites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and GoFundMe. Those who do have foreign currency many times don’t want the hassle associated with going to the bank, prefunding a debit card and then making the donation to these sites. So why hasn’t someone solved this problem locally? Well, in 2018 Steward Bank announced Kanzatu Nzatu a crowdfunding platform but they never really marketed it or devoted that many resources towards making it a thing people u
Vaya Africa launches electric vehicle

Vaya Africa launches electric vehicle

Applications, Breaking News, Jobs, News, Start Ups
    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
ZIMBOCASH Lists Cryptocurrency Token & Sets Sights On The Crumbling ZW$

ZIMBOCASH Lists Cryptocurrency Token & Sets Sights On The Crumbling ZW$

FinTech, Mobile Money, Start Ups
Earlier this week, ZIMBOCASH – a local decentralised cryptocurrency- listed their token ZASH on Bithumb Global (a cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in South Korea). In marketing material, ZIMBOCASH is marketing the ZASH token as a replacement to Zimbabwe’s flailing Zimbabwe Dollar. A total of 4.5 billion ZASH tokens have been created with 950 million currently in circulation. The Zimbabwe dollar was already collapsing with 500% inflation, before this crisis dealt a debilitating blow. We believe that ZIMBOCASH is perfectly positioned to solve this problem by fixing the amount of money in the country using blockchain technology. Our aim is to provide sound-money. Philip Haslam, Head of Communications at ZIMBOCASH I believe Philip’s comments about ZIMBOCASH b

Fresh In A Box Partners With Battle Of The Chefs’ Joseph Bunga To Deliver Pizza At Your Doorstep

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Posted Sat 25 Apr 2020 by Farai Mudzingwa (@FariM9) Fresh In A Box has set their sights on a new target – fast food. Yesterday, Fresh In A Box & Joseph Bunga know for his local hit reality TV show Battle of The Chefs – launched Joey’s Pizza and managed to deliver to 130 homes – no small feat! Today was a testament of Zimbabweans collaborating. We launched a new pizza franchise as @FreshInABox & @josephbunga (#BattleoftheChefs & #EatOutZw), delivered to all 130 homes using tech by #FreshIdeas, deliveries by @munchzimbabwe and #FreshLogistics led by @Itskarizma 335 11:02 PM - Apr 24, 2020 · Glen Forest Twitter Ads info and privacy 53 people are talking about this Joey’s Pizza websit
How To Buy From OK’s Online Store

How To Buy From OK’s Online Store

Applications, Start Ups
OK Zimbabwe launched their eCommerce store and whilst its not in a perfect state right now, they launched a guide on how to effectively make purchases on their online store: Sign up for an account or log into your account Search for the product you want When you find the product state the quantities that you want Once you are happy, add the product to your shopping cart by clicking on the add to cart button Do actions 1 to 3; for all the products you want For your convenience, at the top right corner, you can see the total value of your shopping basket Once you are done shopping, click on the shopping cart to the top right corner. You will see a summary of your shopping basket and the total cost. At this point, you can still make adjustments to your order, or even return to do mor...
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
Liquid Telecom Zim Provides Students With Free WiFi As Part Of Edu-Zones Initiative

Liquid Telecom Zim Provides Students With Free WiFi As Part Of Edu-Zones Initiative

Start Ups, Telecomms
Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, is today celebrating the success of Edu-Zones, a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative to help students bridge the digital divide with free Wi-Fi delivered across the company’s high-speed fibre network. Edu-Zones forms part of a long-term CSR initiative by Liquid Telecom launched in July 2018 by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Professor Dr. Amon Murwira, Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development. From polytechnics to universities, Liquid Telecom’s Edu-Zones empower and equip learning institutions with free internet in the form of Wi-Fi zones – typically in cafeterias, halls of residence and sports fields where students congregat
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
Cassava Smartech Refocuses On Education As They Launch 3 New Services

Cassava Smartech Refocuses On Education As They Launch 3 New Services

Breaking News, Start Ups
Econet spin-off Cassava Smartech announced a new digital learning platform which offers education and learning resources for learners of all age groups – from primary school to post-graduate students. Akello Edutech as they have named it will be comprised of some material from familiar faces including Ruzivo and Muzinda Hub. In addition to this there will be two platforms; Akello Books (coming soon) and Akello Courses which will give students access to Cassava’s educational library of content. Speaking at the launch event, Akello Edutech Chief Operating Officer Mr Tendai Mashingaidze described Akello Edutech as designed to offer targeted services to different education market segments. Akello Edutech aims to make its thrust through the following; Ruzivo Extramarks Ruzivo Extramarks
Paying For Kombis By Card Is A Bad Good Idea

Paying For Kombis By Card Is A Bad Good Idea

Mobile Money, Start Ups
So the new kid on the payments block is City Card, an NFC card that allows passengers to pay for their ride by taping the card against a tolling machine on board. Ecocash tried this some time ago but it didn’t take off. City Card will probably meet the same bumps in the road. Hwindi cartels The biggest challenge is that the public transportation system in our cities is run by broods of touts whose self-appointed ‘job’ is to tell people which omnibus (kombi) to board as if the passengers don’t know where they are going. For ‘this service,’ the touts are paid a fee equivalent to the fare of one or two passengers by the kombi drivers. This is not because the kombi drivers appreciate the ‘service’ rendered or see value. It’s because the touts said they want to do this and they literall