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Paul Mavima and ZIMSEC taken to court over English Exam rewrite

Justified or not we really think the timing of the ZIMSEC English Paper 2 rewrite is a stupid idea that was not well thought out at all. A cursory look at the logistics involved and the hardship candidates will have to endure merely confirms this. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights cleary agrees with this assessment. They have partnered with with Justice [...]

By |2018-02-11T08:05:21+00:00February 11th, 2018|Categories: Education, News, Opinion|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Paul Mavima and ZIMSEC taken to court over English Exam rewrite

Government clamps down of VID corruption

According to the Minister of Transport about 54 corrupt Vehicle Inspection Department officers were fired for issuing licences to undeserving candidates. This follows a promise by the government to clamp down on corruption which had become rife in the department. Brazen corruption VID inspectors had become known for the brazen corruption and impunity. There are a lot of allegations of [...]

By |2018-02-10T08:02:42+00:00February 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Government clamps down of VID corruption

ZIMSEC explains the rewrite process and arrangements

After the current Minister of Primary and Secondary Education shocked the country by explaining that all last year ZIMSEC candidates were going to rewrite the English paper, the examination board has explained how the process will work. The paper will be printed on Monday One of the reasons why the paper leaked was because a lot of people had access [...]

By |2018-02-10T07:40:23+00:00February 10th, 2018|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on ZIMSEC explains the rewrite process and arrangements

Yes it’s true ZIMSEC has ordered a rewrite of November 2017 English Paper 2

By now you have no doubt heard the news. All November 2017 candidates who wrote English Paper 2 have to rewrite it again. No it's not a hoax, false news or a trick; it is the unfortunate truth. An unfortunate turn of events The purported reason for the rewrite is that the paper leaked and a lot of the students [...]

By |2018-02-09T07:51:46+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Yes it’s true ZIMSEC has ordered a rewrite of November 2017 English Paper 2

Econet disables the *151*# shortcut following hoax

During this week worrying news spread like wildfire through WhatsApp groups and Facebook. You could hack someone's Ecocash account simply by dialing *151*#. Doing this would allow you to access someone's Ecocash top menu without a pin. Ecocash top level menu This what you used to get when you dialed *151*#. It is the same menu you get [...]

By |2018-02-02T12:20:44+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Econet disables the *151*# shortcut following hoax

NRZ is asking government for special treatment

According the the Herald the NRZ is seeking a special Statutory Instrument that will see trucks ( gonyetis) banned from carrying heavy metals. This will allow the NRZ to exclusively carry these. Such a measure would be unfortunate cuddling that will allow the NRZ to continue to live on handouts instead of being competitive and fend for themselves. When I [...]

By |2018-01-29T08:10:55+00:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Business, News, Opinion|Comments Off on NRZ is asking government for special treatment

Zimbabwean Government scraps 5cents tax for transactions below $10

Those of us who make it a habit to study their bank statements carefully every week know that the government levies 5 cents on each and every electronic transaction that you make. We mean every transaction. For relatively high value transaction like a $10 purchase at a supermarket that seems like nothing. Paying 5 cents to the government every time [...]

By |2018-01-26T09:37:39+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Business, Finance, News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Zimbabwean Government scraps 5cents tax for transactions below $10

Steward Bank unveils Kwenga an affordable POS swipe machine

Yesterday Steward Bank unveiled its latest innovation. A new swipe machine that is aimed at SMEs (small and medium businesses). Branded Kwenga the little portable machines can be paired with a phone and come in two versions a smaller one that costs $35 and a larger one that costs $200. This swipe machine is a lot like the Swedish iZettle [...]

By |2018-01-26T08:39:53+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Business, Entrepreneur, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Steward Bank unveils Kwenga an affordable POS swipe machine

The Zimbabwean government abandons its STEM initiative

We have written on STEM before. Specifically on how you can take advantage of it to have a free Advanced Level ride. Well it seems the free ride is over as the "new" government has decided it will no longer be paying for STEM scholarships. STEM, the story In case you somehow missed the craze STEM stands for Science Technology, [...]

By |2018-01-22T07:16:45+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Editorial, News, Opinion|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Zimbabwean government abandons its STEM initiative

Ecocash partners with Untu-Capital to bring Money Markets to the masses

EcoCash has partnered a Untu-Capital a local micro finance company. The partnership will allow members of the public to purchase bonds from the Financial Securities Exchange using Ecocash. What is a bond? Is a legal document (could also be in electronic format) that is issued by a company in exchange for money say $100 i.e. a debt instrument. The person [...]

By |2018-01-19T08:52:29+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Business, Finance, News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ecocash partners with Untu-Capital to bring Money Markets to the masses