Mobile money, is it not time for interoperability?

A few weeks ago, a mobile money service provider sought to do an upgrade. Ordinarily, upgrades result in more efficiency, but the one in question brou

Cashless society: EcoCash blip a wake-up call

Zimbabwe, like most nations, is moving more and more towards a cashless society where financial transactions are executed electronically than in physi

E-Learning key to effective learning

Government's move to establish smart classrooms in primary schools as a way of promoting a sustainable computer education programme will ensure effect

EcoCash platform upgrade long overdue

When mobile money platform provider EcoCash this week announced it will be conducting an upgrade of its platform between Saturday evening and Sunday e

A guide to buying electricity in Zimbabwe

You are probably wondering why money that used to buy you electricity enough for a month can barely scratch the surface now. It is a long story, but i

Blockchain can be the future of Zimbabwe insurance

Blockchain technology - typically associated with the controversial cryptocurrencies - is arguably one of the biggest innovations since the onset of t

What's next for Telecel

Telecel Zimbabwe has seen some re-alignment with board appointments happening in the past few weeks, which saw the replacement of Francis Mawindi and

The future of telecoms in Zimbabwe

With the current economic down turn, one can never be certain as to what the future holds for most businesses.The telecommunication sector has

Will ZESA tariff hike translate to more power?

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) on Wednesday approved an electricity tariff increase of $162,16c per kilowatt hour, following a recent

Sell the laggards, buy disruptors

As Jorge Paulo Lemann, co-founder of 3G Capital would put it, "I've been living in this cozy world of old brands, big volumes, nothing changing very m

Cyber Bill welcome, must not be abused

CABINET on Tuesday approved the Cyber Security Bill, marking the first step towards its promulgation. Such a law is not unique to Zimbabwe, and has be

Telco revenue growth conceals steep rise in operational, capital costs

Mobile network operators (MNOs) might have recorded plausible growth in revenues for the second quarter of 2019, but that resilience might not last fo

Zimbabwe now a truly cashless society

THE monetary system the world over, including in Zimbabwe, over has undergone a sea of change in the past century. From barter trade, a world without

It's the currency crisis, not Ecocash!

Zimbabwe's largest mobile money transfer service operator, EcoCash is being accused of perpetuating rent-seeking and economic sabotage by exploiting c

'Super platforms' cripple African digital businesses

Digital enterprises in Africa are often heralded as the future of the continent's development, particularly when it comes to "leapfrogging" the numero

Village containerised information centres, bridging digital gap

Devolution is one of President Mnangagwa's flagship policy. This policy is centred on bringing services and development as close as to the point of ne

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