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A team of young Zimbabwean application developers have created an application meant to monitor one’s Ecocash wallet. First Intelligent Systems (FIS) developed this application called ZiWallet to assist young businesses to track their wallets. “We are on a financial intelligence drive and we have a couple of solutions in that area. We noticed a lot of small businesses were having a hard time reconciling their transaction on mobile money platforms and anytime they needed something as small as a statement, they had to queue up at ecocash and pay for their statements,” said FIS Lead Solutions Architect Roy Mupfudza. “We…

MEDIA watchdog organisation the Media Institute of Southern Africa  (MISA Zimbabwe) has released its digital rights report. The report tackles the various grey areas ignored by the Zimbabwean government. In the report, MISA urges Government to expedite the making of the Cyber Crime bill. “A safe, accessible Internet is the cornerstone of free expression, association of similarly minded individuals, and access to information. “This safety and accessibility should be protected at all costs and the violation of human rights online should be documented. “This edition of MISA Zimbabwe’s 2017 Digital Rights Report takes a look at the events which had an impact on digital rights within Zimbabwean…

ZOL Zimbabwe last night introduced Wibroniks, a game changer which has seen access to the internet moving from becoming a luxury need into an accessible basic human need. Named after their famed Fibroniks package, Wibroniksa according to ZOL  which is a fibre backed wireless technology for most cities and towns innZimbabwe  The Wibroniks service will have a gadget for indoor or outdoor. It is more or less of their already existing wimax units, but this time it’s backed by at fibre back. “We used to have fibre to the home now we have wifi in the home and its called Wibroniks,”…

Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security, Supa Mandiwanzira, has said government is undertaking research to ascertain the real cost of data in the country following an outcry from users that operators were fleecing their clients through exorbitant charges. The move to undertake the research follows a recent report by South Africa’s Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) which ranked Zimbabwe as having the second most expensive data tariffs in the region, after Botswana. In an interview, Mandiwanzira said the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) was in the process of undertaking a comprehensive survey with a view to…

The Zimbabwe Information Communication Technologies has blasted the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for banning cryptocurrencies trading in the country. RBZ has been taking a lackadaisical approach in dealing with cryptocurrencies with their wait and see approach. They were unsure whether to regulate it or not. But last week, the apex bank called to order those trading in these virtual currencies. In an email sent to TechnoMag, ZICT Chairman Engineer Jacob Mutisi said it was a wrong move to ban cryptocurrency transactions. “Only a few days ago the Minister of Finance Hon Patrick Chinamasa announced Zimbabwe’s economy is now 96% Cashless…

The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) said its Norton Plaza tollgate has since Wednesday not been accepting their prepaid card and Ecocash. The downtime is expected to be resolved by Saturday. “The Zimbabwe National Road Administration Zinara would like to advise its valued customers passing through Norton Plaza that Zinara prepaid card systems and Ecocash will not be available for service and Ecocash will not be available from Wednesday the 9th of May 2018 to Sunday the 13th May 2018,” Zinara said. Zinara said this downtime of these payment options comes at a time when they are doing server…

The Zimbabwe Information Communication Technologies feels the Commercial Court set to be operational before year-end should also consider cybercrime issues. According to reports, the Commercial court will deal with externalisation and illegal money trading. But ZICT chair Engineer Jacob Mutisi feels the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor might have been mum on cyber fraud and card cloning.  “What the central bank and the Judicial Services Commission have to do is also consider issues to do with cybersecurity to protect the nation from hackers who are after Zimbabwean money,” he told TechnoMag. He added that as Zimbabweans have embraced electronic transactions,…

A Zimbabwe Revenue Authority employee allegedly syphoned $2 million from them after he hacked the institution’s PayNet server while on sick leave. According to Daily News, Stephen Moreka, 38, appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashambe charged with contravening section 163 of the Criminal Law Act or alternatively unauthorised access to a computer or a network. It is revealed that Moreka, who is employed by Zimra as an infrastructure administrator, secretly accessed the Zimra paynet server on May 4, 2018 when he was away from work on sick leave. After that, he uploaded three files into the paynet system with a…

ZESA Holdings is alleged to have run out of prepaid meters at a time when demand for the product is surging owing to increased housing development projects around the country. Following a circular doing rounds on social media that the company is subcontracting these companies some customers are complaining that it is unfair. “There was a circular which came to our phones saying Zesa has run out of prepaid meters but they are sold at some seven companies,” revealed a source who spoke to TechnoMag on condition of anonymity. “It is very unfair because these prepaid meters should be made…

The Department of Immigration has introduced an online visa payment system that is aimed at reducing queues at the country’s ports of entry and enhancing efficiency within the department. This will naturally complement the visa application and processing system that was introduced four years ago. Formerly, payments were usually made at Zimbabwean embassies in the visitor’s countries of origin. In an interview yesterday, Department of Immigration principal director Mr Clemence Masango said the previous arrangement was inconvenient for travellers. “In 2014, the department introduced the online visa application and processing system, which enables those nationalities who require visas prior to…

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