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Telecommunications

Exclusive: Zimpost to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)

Zimpost, Zimbabwe’s government owned postal and courier company, will be launching a mobile virtual network soon. Techzim is reliably informed that the company is in the advanced stages of implementing the project and is awaiting only for the license from POTRAZ. If implementation and licensing goes according to plan, Zimpost will effectively become Zimbabwe’s first […]
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Connectivity

Telecel launches “unlimited” all night long bundles

Telecel has launched a new service called all night long bundles. The bundles will be accessible to all Telecel subscribers. You can access the service by dialing *470# and following the prompts. The different available are $1, $2 and $3 and they will be active between the time periods 11 pm to 5 am. The […]
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Finance

NMB launches range of life assurance products (Press Release)

NMB Bank has launched a range of life assurance products at the Harare Agricultural Show branded NMBLife. The new range of products embraces life assurance, a retirement plan and a funeral plan. Those who sign up for any of the three NMBLife products this week are being given an instant gift in addition to the […]
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Media

Bundling of channels by DStv and Kwese is actually good for us

We have lobbied to no avail to get DStv to unbundle channels. By this I mean to let us choose which channels we want to watch and only pay for those. Sport lovers could pay for just the SuperSport channels whilst entertainment buffs could subscribe to just the M-Net channels. Turns out it might not […]
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Events

People get an intro to Messenger Bots at Facebook Developer Circle meetup #1

On 14 July, Facebook launched aВ developer community called developer circles in Harare. The community aims to bring people who are interested or experienced in coding to one place and learn together different technologies. On Saturday, the first Facebook Developer Circle meetup was held at Impact Hub Harare with a focus on Messenger Bots. The Harare […]
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Media

Kwese OFFICIALLY here and did not need a licence after all

It’s official. Kwese is now in Zimbabwe. The wait is over. Econet Media, the company behind Kwese partnered with a company which already had a licence. That company is Dr Dish. The talks have been ongoing for a while according to the executive chairman of Dr Dish, Mr Nyasha Muzavazi. Kwese and Dr Dish finalised […]
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Media

ZBC starts broadcasting news bulletins on Facebook Live

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is trialing the broadcasting of its content on Facebook Live. The government owned broadcaster started going live on Facebook with regular TV broadcast two days ago on 16 August. Yesterday, the 8PM news bulletin as well as some regular tv shows were broadcast live on Facebook for about 2 hours. The […]
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Programming

Here’s a Microsoft game development challenge you might be interested in

We came across a Microsoft Dream.Build.Play challenge we thought you’d need a heads-up on, particularly y’all game devs. The Dream.Build.Play challenge is looking for people who are 18 years old and above, legally staying in the eligible regions (of course Zimbabwe is one of them otherwise this wouldn’t be here) and have technical programming education, […]
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eCommerce

E-commerce: What would it take for you to shop more online?

E-commerce is not as huge as it should be in Zimbabwe. Just last month Choppies announced a deal with Kamelee, a ‘click and collect’ platform. This allows the purchase of groceries online and collection ‘offline,’ that is in person. Choppies is mainly targeting those in the Diaspora, allowing them to buy groceries for family here […]
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