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Masiyiwa 'former' lawyer's multi-currency regime challenge ruled not urgent

High Court judge Justice Joseph Musakwa has ruled as not urgent an application by businessman and lawyer, Tawanda Nyambirai who was seeking an order to interdict Finance minister Mthuli Ncube and Rese...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2019

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Strive Masiyiwa pockets $100m in dividends

STRIVE Masiyiwa has pocketed close to US$100 million as dividend payouts from his investment in Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ) since 2009, businessdigest has established.According to Econet Wireless Z...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe shoots down Masiyiwa's rand proposal

Industry and Commerce minister, Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu has shot down the suggestion by billionaire telecoms tycoon Strive Masiyiwa for Zimbabwe to price all goods in South African rand to achieve...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 April 2019

POLITICS

Strive Masiyiwa blasts Jonathan Moyo

BILLIONAIRE tycoon and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa has hit back at exiled former information minister Jonathan Moyo as the social media row over the cyber-bullying Econet founder's wife continues.T...

By newzimbabwe | Published: 02 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Strive Masiyiwa upbeat about Econet offshoot

Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa says spinning off Cassava Smartech from the telecoms business will attract a different type of investor to the ones who have traditionally invested in the telec...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 November 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Masiyiwa inks Cape to Cairo fibre network deal

Telecom Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding with Liquid Telecom to enable the pan-African group to complete Africa's terrestrial fibre network stretching across the African continent, the c...

By Reuters | Published: 16 July 2018

POLITICS

Strive Masiyiwa bailed Mugabe's govt out

Telecommunications mogul Strive Masiyiwa says he assisted the government to buy grain at a time when the country was facing food shortagesIn conversation with CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa as a client o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Masiyiwas honoured by British PM Theresa May

Econet Wireless founder, Strive Masiyiwa and his wife Tsitsi, were yesterday honoured by British Prime Minister Theresa May for their outstanding philanthropist work which has seen the couple providin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 June 2018

OPINION

Masiyiwa reflects on traumatic Zim moment

ZIMBABWE'S night is over, and we must work together now to bring in the dawn. We must work hard to turn away from (and learn from) the pages of our pained past. This includes talking about it, because...

By Strive Masiyiwa | Published: 06 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Masiyiwa gets 3 broadcasting licences

TELECOMMUNICATIONS mogul and Econet Wireless founder, Strive Masiyiwa's relationship with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration seems to have hit new heights after he announced he had been awa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa's govt reaches out to Masiyiwa

THE times they are a changing. The Zimbabwe government has finally reached out to its richest and most generous citizen, Strive Masiyiwa, who lives in London, in exile, and is named as a billionaire ...

By IOL | Published: 03 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Masiyiwa hails Chiwenga

Econet founder Mr Strive Masiyiwa has hailed Vice President Constantino Chiwenga for visiting the company's stand at the just-ended Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), saying for the first time ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Strive Masiyiwa to return home?

Government has invited one of the country's richest but self-exiled businessman Strive Masiyiwa to come back home.He is expected home next month for the first time 18 years, in what could be the bigge...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe's first $ billionaire

Telecom tycoon Strive Masiyiwa has become Zimbabwe's first billionaire.According to a report by Forbes, Masiyiwa, 57 is now worth $1.7 billion. Masiyiwa controls Econet Group, a Zimbabwe-listed mobile...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 January 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Masiyiwa's Kwese TV launches in Botswana

Pan-African pay-television network Kwese TV has launched its satellite broadcasting service in Gaborone, reports Mmegi. Kwese Free Sport was first introduced to viewers in Botswana in March but now th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 September 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

ZCTU condemns Masiyiwa for ill-treating workers

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) on Tuesday accused business mogul Strive Masiyiwa for ill-treating workers at his companies, Econet Wireless and Steward Bank.In a statement, ZCTU secretary...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 August 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Experts question exclusion of Masiyiwa from SEZs

The Government should allocate specific funding in the national budget and establish a secretariat to facilitate speedy implementation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), economic experts say.Zimbabwe h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 August 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Masiyiwa named under world's 50 greatest leaders

Econet Wireless founder and chairman Strive Masiyiwa has been ranked among the top 50 greatest world leaders by CNN's Fortune magazine.In a list released last week, Masiyiwa is on number 35 out of 50'...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 March 2014

BUSINESS NEWS

Strive Masiyiwa is one of Africa's 55 billionaires

Strive Masiyiwa, Zimbabwe's richest man and foremost telecommunications tycoon is one of Africa's 55 billionaires with a combined fortune of $143.88 billion. The average net worth of the members of th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 October 2013

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Masiyiwa mulls listing on the LSE

Econet Wireless Global chairperson and controlling shareholder Strive Masiyiwa is mulling a London Stock Exchange listing.Sources said Masiyiwa is mulling a listing on the LSE and wants to position Ec...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 October 2013
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