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The RBZ clarifies what the government means by illegal externalization

So on of the things Zimbabwe's new not so new government did when they came in or rather returned was to issue a warning to people who had externalized foreign currency and assets illegally. President Mnangagwa even went so far as to say he and his government knew the names of the major externalisers. He went further to issue a [...]

By |2018-01-03T07:00:38+02:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The RBZ clarifies what the government means by illegal externalization

The Inn on Rupurara is for sale

The Inn on Rupurara is now available for sale. With the positive mood sweeping across the country at the moment, now might just be the time for you to become a hotel owner. What makes Nyanga and the Inn special? Nyanga is my home, it is in my bones; in my very core. The misty chilly  below zero winters, the [...]

By |2017-11-27T08:14:08+02:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Inn on Rupurara is for sale

Waiting for the Cabinet

This morning I woke up to the news of Dr Timothy Stamps' death. Most people who grew up in the 90s, Zimbabwe's golden age when we were the pride of Southen Africa, ought to know who he is. For a a long time he was the Minister of Health and Child Welfare. In those days ministers were chosen on merit. [...]

By |2017-11-27T06:35:28+02:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Business, Opinion, Politics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Waiting for the Cabinet

The mystery of the forgotten Solar Power Plants

During the 2013 election campaign and the election itself Zimbabweans were subjected to intensive power cuts. The boisterous ruling party, ZANU PF, made a lot of vague promises under their infamous catch all acronym ZIMASSET. One of these promises was that if the party was elected into power they would build solar power plants that would make Zimbabwe's power woes [...]

By |2017-11-13T09:00:59+02:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Business, Editorial|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The mystery of the forgotten Solar Power Plants

Econet’s deformed Ecocash App

We all love mobile banking and Ecocash but I don't know about you but I am tired of USSD codes. It seems every time I have to make a transaction I have to contend with a bucket load of numbers just so I can buy a drink. Sometimes I miss the cash days. Ecocash USSD Surely there has [...]

By |2017-11-10T08:01:22+02:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Econet’s deformed Ecocash App

Bitcoin basics for Africans

Everyone including us has been raving about how great or bad Bitcoin is. We even used it to estimate the real value of bond notes which the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe continues to claim is at par with the USD. The question on your mind right now might be: Just what the heck is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a currency Rest [...]

By |2017-11-02T10:59:41+02:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , |Comments Off on Bitcoin basics for Africans

Say goodbye to disappearing airtime when using Econet

I like most Zimbabweans have been using Android phone for years. The problem with smartphones unlike the Nokia feature phones of yore is that almost every app uses data. You have the usual suspects like Whatsapp, Facebook and Messenger plus the most surprising of candidates such as the contacts app. Back when I had my first phone the problem was [...]

By |2017-11-02T09:31:40+02:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Say goodbye to disappearing airtime when using Econet

The best online shops in South Africa 2017

The days are long gone when online shopping was a novelty something cool people and geeks did. These days especially here in South Africa online shopping is very much mainstream. According to the E-commerce report for 2017 by Effective measure 46% of South Africans have shopped online at least once. The most popular online products are digital goods such as [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:08:53+02:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The best online shops in South Africa 2017

Netflix wants to add more African content

Recently Netflix has announced that they are thinking about acquiring South African TV shows and movies and disseminating these to its global streaming audience. It has been a while since Netflix expanded into Africa. The drive has been somewhat of a success with South Africans favoring the streaming platform to any other. Their originals shows such as House of Cards, [...]

By |2017-10-26T07:44:58+02:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Netflix wants to add more African content