Zim man brings Shona to Facebook

By Bongani Ndlovu A South African-based Zimbabwean has translated a humorous prediction Facebook app, Testony, into chiShona and has excited and united many who are enjoying using the character challenge. Lyton Mandemwa Using what is called artificial intelligence software on the website en.testyon.com, Lyton Mandemwa based in Cape Town realised that More...

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Zimbabwe's street vendors turn on the style to win customers Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press Updated 12:47 am, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 In this Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 photo, Gilbert Mundicha, a street vendor, performs while selling mobile phone airtime vouchers to motorists in a wealthy multi-racial suburbs in Harare, Zimbabwe. "My antics are meant to cultivate a personal relationship with customers," said Mundicha, who dances, makes military salutes and greets nearly every passing motorist while mimicking what he described as a "British accent." Massive joblessness in this once-prosperous southern African country has forced many to flood the streets, where they hawk anything from medicines to car parts. A good gimmick can help a vendor stand out from the crowd. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP / Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP
By Lex Vambe On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Airtime Tax Raises $6m For Health Sector But Ministry Has No Clue On What To With Windfall

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has received $6 million from airtime tax and it is working on how the money would be utilised, it has emerged. Zimbabwe’s street vendors turn on the style to win customersFarai More...

By reporter263 On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Facebook takes ‘Boost Your Business’ to Zimbabwe, launches Developer Circles Harare

Facebook Africa is hosting a series of training events and workshops designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses. Facebook and partner Digify Africa are More...

By reporter263 On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Newly appointed ZBC CEO Patrick Mavhura charged with corruption

Patrick Mavhura The State has rekindled corruption charges that had previously been withdrawn against two Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) bosses accused of violating procurement procedures by awarding a More...

biometric voter registration
By Lex Vambe On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Zimbabwe awaiting delivery of biometric voter registration kits for elections

BY NHLALO NDABA The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) intends to register seven million voters for the country’s first biometric-system-supported general elections due to be held next year. Chinese owned More...

Strive Masiyiwa, the founder and chairman of Econet Wireless with Bishop T.D. Jakes
By reporter263 On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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‘I fast and pray for Zimbabwe one full day every week’ , says Strive Masiyiwa

BUSINESS mogul and Econet Wireless founder Mr Strive Masiyiwa has revealed that he is planning an international investors conference to help revive Bulawayo. Mr Masiyiwa said he would be in the city soon for the More...

By reporter263 On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Jonah Moyo’s son top graduate in Turkey

LEGENDARY musician Jonah Moyo’s son — Jareth — was recently named the top Computer Science and Engineering graduate at Istanbul Sehir University in Turkey. Online Jareth Moyo (right) Jareth, whose father More...

EcoCash general manager Ms Natalie Jabangwe-Morris
By reporter263 On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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EcoCash slashes charges

ECONET WIRELESS has slashed EcoCash tariffs by 50 percent with immediate effect as it moves to promote cashless payments. EcoCash general manager Ms Natalie Jabangwe-Morris The reduction of EcoCash tariffs will More...

By reporter263 On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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Zim man accused of intercepting 7 000 Econet calls from China

A 26-YEAR-OLD Chitungwiza man, Talent Muguta, yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court facing allegations of unlawfully operating an Internet café and providing telecommunication services during which More...

By reporter263 On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Jonathan Moyo outed as Baba Jukwa

Zimbabwe Defence Forces chief Constantine Chiwenga may have outed Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo as Baba Jukwa, the Facebook character that went viral in the run-up to the 2013 elections as a ZANU-PF insider More...