Young Zimbabwean Scientist Wins Science Competition Award

Macdonald Chirara, a young Zimbabwean scientist won big at the 2018 edition of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Zimbabwe had sent five students to the competition, but it was Macdonald Chirara, a student from ZRP (Borrowdale) High School who won fourth place in Physical Sciences with his projected titled, Electricity from Living Water Hyacinth Plants Enhanced Biogas Production. By Pearson Mbendera “The purpose of the project was to enhance the efficiency of anaerobic digestion using water hyacinth and electricity generation by heating…

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#ZimStartUps: EMF Mobile App To Be Released By The End of May

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…

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Monte Casino Hosts Girls In ICT Day Celebrations

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…

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DCA Extends Invitation To Africa Data Centre Association

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…

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Young Zimbabwean Scientists in USA For Science Competition

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…

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ZICT Hosts 2018 Girls in ICT Celebration Event

The Zimbabwe Information Communication Technologies (ZICT) through Girls in ICT Zimbabwe hosted a 2018 Girls in ICT Celebration Event on Saturday, 5 May 2018, under the theme, ‘Empower A girl, Empower The World.’ The event consisted of a panel discussion, a computerthon quiz and an awards ceremony for the Girls in ICT competition winners. By Pearson Mbendera The panel discussion consisted of accomplished women sharing their success stories, challenges and opportunities in the area of Technology. Speaking on ways to break through at the event in Harare on Saturday, Entreprenuer…

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POTRAZ Donates 20 Computers in Rusape

TWO schools in Rusape got a timely boost when they each received 10 state-of-the-art laptops from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). Tsanzaguru and St Theresa Primary schools received the computers after the Proportional Representative for Makoni Lucia Chitura approached the authority after noticing the technological inadequacies at the schools. By Herald Reporter Chitura also handed over 40 bags of cement to Tsanzaguru Primary under the Makoni West Constituency Development Fund. Chitura has been overseeing the affairs of the constituency following the recall from Parliament of the…

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#ZimstartUps: Boost Fellowship Hosts First Road to Silicon Valley Event

Boost Fellowship hosted the first ‘Road to Silicon Valley Event’ at the celebration Centre in Harare, an event that was designed to invest in people and build opportunities on student talent. Road to Silicon Valley is a series of talks that are held monthly as a lead up to the global competition where a selected team from a Zimbabwean University will represent Zimbabwe at the Enactus World Cup. Speaking at the event, FBC Bank Executive Director, Retail Banking and E-commerce, Mr Agrippa Mugwagwa said there is an abundance of talent…

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Maranatha Christian University to Launch Solar Academy

 Maranatha Christian University (MCU) in collaboration with a Germany University is set to set up a Solar Academy at Maranatha University campus. Maranatha University is expected to open its doors to the learning public in August this year and the Solar Academy is set be a major spectacle for the school since it is the first of its kind in the country.  By Takunda Mandura Speaking at the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between Maranatha Christian University (Zimbabwe) and Rose –Centre Open GUG Germany & SRH Hochschule Berlin,…

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HIT Vice Chancellor Wins African Leadership Engineering Excellence Award

The Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) Vice Chancellor, Eng. Quinton Kanhukamwe was conferred with the African Leadership Engineering Excellence Award at the Third African Educational Institutions of Excellence Showcase (AEIS) held in Washington DC, USA on 20 April, 2018. The Third African Educational Institutions of Excellence Showcase (AEIS) was held under the theme “The Role of Education in Fostering Social and Economic Development.” In his acceptance speech, Eng Kanhukamwe said he was humbled and grateful for the honour and dedicated the award to the entire institution. “This award is dedicated…

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