Technology

Zimbabwe: Telecoms Revenue Jumps Eightfold

By Enacy Mapakame Business Reporter Total mobile network revenue for 2020 ballooned 748 percent to $26,3 billion, from $3,1 billion recorded in 2019 amidst rising operating costs. According to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) annual sector performance report for 2020, mobile network operating costs amounted to …

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Zimbabwe: Microsoft Certifies TelOne As Original Equipment Manufacturer

By Lemuel Chekai State-owned telecommunications company, TelOne has partnered with United States of America’s technology giant Microsoft in a deal that will see the parastatal being the original equipment manufacturer of computers and other related gadgets. The arrangement will be operationalized through the Zimbabwe Information Technology Company (ZITCO) Assembly Plant, …

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Zimbabwe: Mine Workers Accept Increment

Mine workers on Friday accepted a wage deal with mining firms, putting to rest what some industry players had feared negotiations could reach a deadlock. Union leaders told The Herald Finance & Business they accepted a 22,2 percent pay increase to be backdated to January this year. This will see …

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TelOne Boss Under Fire for Donating While Workers Starve

TelOne Managing Director Chipo Mutasa has come under fire from employees for making massive donations to the underprivileged in the country while company workers were starving. Employees with the country’s telecommunications giant said Mutasa, who is secretary to First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa’s philanthropic Angel of Hope Foundation, was neglecting workers’ …

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ICTs Strategic Tool to Improve Governance Accountability

By Farai Danny Mhlanga The lockdown and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the participation of young people in civic and governance processes. Therefore, young people should leverage on information and communications technologies (ICTs) to improve accountability within governance processes for better disaster management and response. Not …

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Zimbabwe’s Award-Winning Film ‘Cook Off’ On Netflix Screens

Zimbabwe’s award-winning film, Cook-Off, a 2017 comedy film will soon be shown on Netflix. The channel is the world’s leading internet entertainment service attracting over 160 million subscribers. The comedy was produced by Joe Njagu, written and directed by Tomas Brickhill. It features Tendaiishe Chitima, Jessesi Mungoshi, Eddie Sandifolo, Chirikure …

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