More call time for just a Dollar

More call time for just a Dollar

By News correspondent  ZIMBABWEANS can get more value for money using their local mobile network lines by simply manipulating the already available intra network promotions, which gives users about 10 minutes per every dollar if they are calling local However this option for a long time has been limited to intra calls while across network charges a maximum of 3minutes 30sec for a dollar, a figure out of reach for many. The best way, though most people are beating this costly mode is by simply jabbing mobile networks sim cards and convert…

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Zim among the highest in Africa on Mobile Penetration

Zim among the highest in Africa on Mobile Penetration

Zimbabwe was once recorded nation with World’s fastest mobile penetration, around 2008 it jumped from 8% to 37%, come 2013 we recorded the highest ever of 106%, We should have been doing something right, especially in terms of policy toward mobile access during those years Today we are amongst the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa. The growth can be attributed to a number of factors chief among them affordable mobile voice calls and sim cards purchase. Mobile penetration rate has since 2014 been on an upward trend hovering in the region…

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Youths to get priority in land allocation: ED

Youths to get priority in land allocation: ED

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says his administration will prioritize allocation of agricultural land to youths in the country as part of efforts to economically empower them. At a time when the country is battling to create employment opportunities for the thousands of youths churned out of the country’s tertiary and vocational institutions, agriculture and its value chains has been identified as one of the sectors that could create thousands of jobs for youths. Youths remain largely marginalized in terms of participation in agriculture production with the Ministry of…

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Zim eager to start agropoles

Zim eager to start agropoles

By Ndafadza Madanha THE government of Zimbabwe is eager to adopt agropoles in a bid to transform agriculture by attracting private investment and mainstream youths and women into the sector. Already government has overseen stakeholder engagement on agropoles and incubation hubs and four working groups have been formed namely; the production and processing; finance and investments; value chain alliances; and support services working group. The envisioned agropoles are mainly centered on horticulture and restoring the sector to its past status, when Zimbabwe was exporting fruits, flowers and vegetables across the…

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DELTA-BOOST Launch 2019 MAD campaign

DELTA-BOOST Launch 2019 MAD campaign

By Malcolm Meja Delta Corporation in partnership with the Boost fellowship yesterday launched the theme for their 3rd annual “Make A Difference”(MAD) Campaign program. The launch was held on at the Mandel training center in Harare. The MAD program has a special interest on empowering youths and women through addressing waste management problems from an entrepreneurial standpoint. Participants of the program are students from various universities in Zimbabwe, and they’re subsequently divided into groups to work on waste management projects throughout the year. Officially, launched three years ago in partnership with the BOOST…

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#MatterOfFact Zimbabweans Enjoying Best Data Prices in Africa

#MatterOfFact Zimbabweans Enjoying Best Data Prices in Africa

Unlike what most reports have been touting lately on Zimbabwe mobile data bundles being the most expensive in the world, TechnoMag can confirm in light of research conducted, that in actual fact Zimbabwe enjoys the best data prices in Africa. The data rates which were packed by Potraz last year when they engaged the German company, Detecon to account for the emerging market trends and changing of consumer behaviour moving from voice to data, reveal that Zimbabwe charges had been reduced to 5 cents per megabyte from 12,5 cents, while…

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Fidelity, PSL sign lucrative soccer deal

Fidelity, PSL sign lucrative soccer deal

By Daniel Chigundu FIDELITY Life Assurance of Zimbabwe has entered into a three-year deal with the Premier Soccer League that will see it providing teams with medical and life assurance cover. Although the deal is said to be pegged at close to $1 million covering such things as Life Assurance, Medical Aid, Funeral Benefit, income protection scheme on injury and disability cover for all registered players and technical staff but in real terms, it is worth more than that. For example, funeral cover for each player in the PSL the…

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Over 200 dead in Mozambique: President Nyusi

Over 200 dead in Mozambique: President Nyusi

Staff Reporter Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said in a televised statement after a cabinet meeting on the disaster on Tuesday, that the death toll after Cyclone Idai stood at more than 200, from the previous 84. The number of victims killed in the powerful cyclone in Mozambique has risen to more than double the previously recorded figure. Cyclone Idai could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere. Winds of up to 170 kph (105 mph) and flooding swept across southeastern Africa, including Zimbabwe and Mozambique,…

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Let’s promote domestic tourism

Let’s promote domestic tourism

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira has called for the establishment of animal sanctuaries across the country as a way of promoting domestic tourism. Although Zimbabwe is endowed with a lot of natural resources including pristine wildlife which has seen it receiving international awards, local people have not been able to enjoy them. The major bottleneck has largely been exorbitant user fees at a time when levels of disposable income have dwindled sharply thereby turning tourism to become a preserve of foreigners or the rich….

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Vaya Ambulance just a click away

Vaya Ambulance just a click away

By Daniel Chigundu DIVERSIFIED digital solutions group Cassava Smartech has launched Vaya Ambulance which seeks among other things to enable quick access to ambulances in emergency situations. Vaya Ambulance adds to the growing list of the group’s on-demand services portfolio where it is already offering such services as Kwese Media, Technites, Ride hailing services, Haulage services and Tasknites with a view to improving the overall quality of life for all Africans. Addressing delegates at the launch of the ambulance service, Cassava Smartech chief executive officer Dorothy Zimuto said about 50…

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