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Evaluate My Life (EMF) will release their mobile application designed to help unemployed fight for their dreams by evaluate their goals, projects and personal life to see where they fit perfectly in life by the end of May.  In an interview with TechnoMag, EMF CEO, Rose Rufaro Makoni said that they have a working prototype already but are still improving on the functionality of the mobile App. By Pearson Mbendera “We plan to have it on play store by end of May. We have a prototype already and we are still working on improving its functionality. The App received positive feedback…

Zimbabwe celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day in Murehwa yesterday under the theme, ‘Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All.’ In 1969, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which was formed on the 17th of May in 1865, set aside and the 17th of May as the day ITU member states celebrate the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. By Pearson Mbendera The Guest of Honour, ICT and Cyber Security Minister, Hon Supa Mandiwanzira said that the day marked a lot of history of the ITU and telecommunications in the world. “On this day, we mark the celebration…

Monte Casino Girls High School played host to the Girls in ICT Day Celebrations, attracting not less than a thousand girls interested in pursuing careers in ICT. The day was celebrated under the theme, “Expanding horizons and changing attitudes.” Speaking at the event, the Guest of Honour, Mrs Nyaradzo Viki-Mavindidze, co-author of a book called Breaking the the Glass Ceiling – Career Strategies for Women said that women have to be outstanding in ICT and choose the best ICT area to work in. By Pearson Mbendera “If we are going to succeed and harness ICT careers, we have to stand…

Multinational ICT firm Huawei has confirmed the introduction of a US$1.5 billion global financing program, with capital from IOT/ smart solutions focused funding company Smart City Solutions, to fuel the development of smart city infrastructure – with specific attention to increasing activity in Africa. Lauren Fan, president of the public sector at Huawei, announced the safe city funding programme in Shenzhen, China and said it was established to help governments and smart city builders construct IOT, Command & Control for critical communications and Intelligent Video Surveillance. Huawei executives believe safe city programmes are now a top priority for city authorities,…

Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd has been granted a television broadcasting licence by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). This makes the media house the first and only fully-integrated media house in the country with a footprint in publishing and digital, radio broadcasting, printing and packaging and now television broadcasting. The content distribution licence comes at a time when the Zimpapers Group had already set up Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN) as a production house. By Herald Reporter Headed by journalist Nomsa Nkala, ZTN is already making a name on the market where it has been producing documentaries and corporate videos. The…

ZIMBABWE’S cryptocurrency exchange, Golix, says it has traded more than $20 million to date and is looking forward to opening exchanges in more African countries as well as expanding the portfolio of services they offered. In a statement yesterday, Golix said it has been operational in Zimbabwe as an exchange for “three years already and boasts of over 50 000 customers having transacted over $20m to date”. By NewsDay Reporter “The funds raised will see them opening exchanges in more African countries as well as expanding their portfolio of services offered,” it said. Golix is an African fintech start-up that…

THE Postal and Telecommunication and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz)’s rights awareness campaign rolled into Manicaland yesterday with various activities, including roadshows, being lined up to educate consumers on their telecommunications rights The campaign involves roadshows in Nyanyadzi, Nedziwa, Marange, Odzi, Penhalonga, Watsomba, London Store, Tombo 1, Tombo 2 and Nyanga. By NewsDay Reporter Potraz official Phibian Chaibva told NewsDay that he was happy with the turnout at their first outreach programme at Birchenough Bridge, yesterday. “I am satisfied with the attendance, already people are coming in their numbers. People are ready to be educated on their rights, we are…

Data Centre Africa is calling on owners, suppliers or vendors of both single- or multi tenant data centres to join the Africa Data Centre Association (ADA). In an email, Data Centre Africa Chairman, Dr Dunny Derera urged people to join the association so as to increase awareness for data centres and their importance in the African economy. By Pearson Mbendera “In spite of their importance to the African economy, data centres are still underexposed in the media, politics, governments and society. We believe the data centre industry deserves a proper representation in these fields,” said Dr Derera. Membership is open…

Zimbabwean Banks have been urged to share their infrastructure and platforms in order to better serve the population considering  Zimbabwe is too small a country to have multiple switch services all targeting the small population of 14 million people. During a discussion at the Zimswitch Payment Conference that hovered around concerns about financial players’ unwillingness to share equipment resulting in duplication of Point of Sale (POS) machines, several members of the banking sector noted the need for the Zimbabwean banks to share their platforms. By Pearson Mbendera The Electronic Payments Association of Zimbabwe (EPAZ) Chairman, Mr Saul Chin’anga stressed that…

A group of young Zimbabwean scientists are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA where they are representing the country and continent at the 2018 edition of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).  The Intel ISEF is a program of the Society for Science & the Public the world’s largest international pre-college science competition in the world. By Pearson Mbendera The Zimbabwean delegation is part of the Zimbabwe Science Fair. The Zimbabwe Science Fair Expressed gratitude over the opportunity to take part in the competition, having received a lot of exposure and empowerment from taking part. “Thank you Hack Pittsburgh…

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