Author kudakwashe pembere

ECONET WIRELESS founder and chairman Dr Strive Masiyiwa commands the largest fanbase on Facebook with over 3, 3 million fans on the social network, Social Bakers has said.   Dr Masiyiwa has 3 304 949 fans on Facebook tailed by renowned Islamic teacher Mufti Ismail Menk with 2 849 112 and NewsDay with 732 184. “The most ‘liked’ page is Strive Masiyiwa,” said Social bakers. After NewsDay is Strive’s company Econet Wireless Zimbabwe with 675 676 fans followed by United International Family Church leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa having 660 018. Telecel Zimbabwe chairperson Dr James Makamba has 482 371 fans.

The trial of an Econet boss and his wife who are being accused of allegedly duping an unsuspecting land seeker of $500 000 kicked off last Friday. Derick Zhanje and wife Faith appeared before Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande and they have also been implicated in a second scam involving $180 000. They both pleaded not guilty to the charge and will be back in court on May 23. The two are out on US$500 bail. The first and second complainants Sivern Family Trust and Nelia Chirombe are both being represented by Tendekai Hove of Hove Legal Practice. In their defence, the couple…

State-owned postal and courier services company, Zimpost, has introduced two new digitised services namely the Virtual Post Office and the Zimpost Mall. The organisation is seeking to transform its services provision from being entirely manual based and moving to the electronic platform and also to the mobile platform. Zimpost acting managing director, Mr Sifundo Moyo, told The Herald Business that the organisation wants to provide services that bring convenience to customers. The transformation is also aimed at bringing services that are in line with levels that are found anywhere in the world especially other leading postal organisations. The Virtual Post…

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), connected only 2 597 prepaid metres out of the targeted 30 000 by April 2018 under the 100 days Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) due to serious foreign currency shortages. Under the Zim-Asset blueprint, ZETDC is targeting to install 800 000 prepaid metres by 2018 and 610 000 have been connected to date. Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority spokesman Fullard Gwasira, told The Herald Business that the targets will be met as soon as the foreign currency is availed to licenced prepaid metres suppliers. “ZETDC) remains committed to the target of connecting 30 000…

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…

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