The future is tech, Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa yesterday challenged the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) and other local universities to become centres of economic revival leveraging on technology. He said it was important ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 October 2019


Stacking the odds against Cassava Smartech's Sasai

Cassava Smartech, an Econet spinoff, recently launched Sasai, a mobile application which mirrors China's WeChat. Of course, it is a first by Africa, but odds are highly-staked against its success.Ther...

By Respect Gwenzi | Published: 18 October 2019


RBZ works on Fintech strategy

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe in partnership with other stakeholders is working on a National Fintech Strategy and has already put in place an Interagency Fintech Working Group that is expected to play...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2019


Zimbabwe mining industry lags behind in technolo

YOUNG Miners Foundation (YMF) chief executive Payne Kupfukwa has lamented that the local mining industry was lagging behind in terms of technology, with firms using archaic and inefficient equipment.K...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2019


Met Dept calls for use of nuclear technology

Zimbabwe's Meteorological Service Department (MSD) acting director Rebecca Manzou has urged nations to use technologies meant to detect nuclear activities for alternative purposes, particularly season...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 June 2019


High-tech security for Kariba Dam

THE Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) is set to introduce high-tech equipment, including closed circuit television (CCTV) and drones, to improve security at Kariba Dam. This follows incidence of vandalism...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019


Cassava Smartech listing on tomorrow

Econet Zimbabwe's fintech business Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL) will list on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) tomorrow.This comes after regulatory approvals to spin off the telecoms giant...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 December 2018


Disruptive technologies: Of driverless cars in Zimbabwe

The disruptive technology hype is abuzz with innovations such as the driverless or autonomous cars, drones, artificial intelligence etc.All these innovations are exciting and I believe it is a questio...

By Tororiro Isaac Chaza | Published: 21 November 2018


Time to give technocratic management of economy a chance

THE experiences of the hyperinflation still linger in the minds of many citizens. Since the end of the GNU tenure, the management of the economy of the country has been struggling to regain full confi...

By Dr Bongani Ngwenya | Published: 30 September 2018


Mnangagwa launches hightech ferrochrome plant

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday launched one of the country's most advanced technological chrome processing plants as the new administration continues to launch multi-million dollar projects to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 July 2018


Air Zimbabwe to secure technical partner

Cabinet is expected to make a major pronouncement on Air Zimbabwe, amid indications that an inter-ministerial task-force put together to find a lasting solution to the problems dogging the national fl...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018


'HIT best to understand blockchain tech'

THE Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technology Division (ZICT) says Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) has some of the best brains in understanding blockchain technology used to develop crypt...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2018


TelOne hosts fintech solutions hackathon

TELONE Centre for Learning (TCFL), a subdivision of rising fixed telecommunications firm, TelOne, will this week host a OneMoney mobile financial services hackathon, with the aim of promoting product ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2018


Mnangagwa to launch satellite technology agency

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is today set to launch the Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency (Zingsa) and tomorrow officiate at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Beitbridge modernisation pro...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2018


RBZ embraces blockchain tech

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has put into motion studies to investigate blockchain technology as it is a new developing global innovation.RBZ governor John Mangudya told guests attending Alpha M...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018


'Adapt technology to solve African problems'

"It is important for us as Africans to understand the challenges we face and find ways of using technology to solve them," NMB Bank chief operating officer Gerald Gore told participants in the Enactus...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 June 2018


Smart technologies will drive Africa's electrical expansion

The use of advanced metering technologies is steadily on the rise in Africa, but, to evolve the business models of the electrical utilities operating on the continent, utilities still need to harness ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018


FinTechs are filling the gaps in SA's banking industry

The South African government has committed to an aggressive program of economic reform to reignite its stalled economy. President Cyril Ramaphosa's new deal for banks and corporates offers renewed dyn...

By Agencies | Published: 04 June 2018


'Mnangagwa has a highly technical rigging plan'

OPPOSITION reaction to Wednesday's announcement of the election date was mixed with some parties saying they were ready to send President Emmerson Mnangagwa packing while others demanded progress on e...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 May 2018


Zimbabwe lags in innovation, technology

Zimbabwe is lagging in terms of technology after the country only made a paltry 28 patent applications, latest data from the United Nations has shown.The patent applications made by people living in ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 May 2018


Zanu-PF gets tech-savvy to win polls

THE ruling Zanu-PF party has embraced bulk messaging as part of its cocktail of campaign platforms to reach out to the electorate ahead of this year's general elections.After recently launching the #E...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 May 2018


Zim tech development lagging behind, Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe will leapfrog and catch up in technological development despite the fact that it is presently lagging way behind other economies.Speaking after touring Dahua Technology, the world's second-la...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 April 2018


MedTech warns of medicines shortage

PHARMACEUTICALS manufacturing firm, MedTech Holdings, has warned of a looming drugs shortage after it failed to access foreign currency from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to import critical medic...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 March 2018


UK CEO named Zimbabwe tech envoy

THE founder and CEO of a Manchester-based consumer technology and security company, VST Enterprises, has been named as the new Science and Technology Ambassador to the Zimbabwean Government.The ambas...

By Agencies | Published: 15 March 2018


Econet goes hi-tech in customer experience

Listed telecoms and tech giant, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ), has taken the lead in the use of artificial intelligence to manage its customer services support in a move set to significantly improve ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 March 2018

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