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When Technology Takes Over Jobs The old photographer, with an incredible little mop of fringe, grey-white hair around his balding, mottled scalp sits solo on a bench in the vast Harare Gardens Park. He has the resigned look of one who knows that at his age life has stopped giving and only takes away. But the rate at which life has been taking away even his profession of over four decades has been merciless and brutal. Photography does not pay any more these days. “These new tech  Read More…

Cyber Security Conference

Would you like o contribue to developing strategies that will assist management of cybersecurity, threats and mitigation to protect Zimbabwe’s citizens? Would you like to participate in a vibrant discussion to examine the Cyber Security domain  in Zimbabwe & Africa? JOIN US, in this phenomenal, consultative conference to provide inputs and comments to the Cyber Security agenda for Zimbabwe! 10-11 April 2018, 0800hrs-1630hrs; Contact 0772671488 Read More…

Zim requires strategy to increase online presence

According to the World Bank’s ease of doing business 2018 ranking, Zimbabwe gained two places to 159 out of 190. While government has been embarking on e-governance, Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT), a division of Zimbabwe Institution of Engineering (ZIE), decided to analyse the government websites.ZICT judges reviewed the government websites using the following criteria design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity Read More…

Zimbabwe: Engineers Set Up Center to Expose Fake Degrees

The Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT) is setting up a database of bonafide degree holders in the country as a way of protecting locals from falling for fake qualifications. The portal will also expose  bogus degree holders and online portals that offer fake academic qualifications. Zimbabwe’s highly esteemed university education standards suffered a massive blow in 2014 when the then first lady Grace Mugabe was awarded Read More…

ICTs and the new dispensation

The biggest impediment to progress as highlighted by the President (Mnangagwa) is corruption, and ICT can be a very effective tool in fighting this vice. The implementation of e-government as advocated for by Mnangagwa will go a long way in fighting corruption,” he said.“With e-government comes transparency and accountability. This includes an internet or an ICT based tax revenue collection system for example. This eliminates human-interaction Read More…

12 years to implement Computer Crime & Cyber Security Bil

From the computer on your desks, the cars that we drive, and the phones that we carry, the planes we fly, the banks that hold your money, the hospitals that keep us alive and the very infrastructure that makes our Zimbabwe cities running. The basis of our modern lives should be the reason why our Zimbabwean Government should immediately implement Computer Crime and Cyber Security Bill.  It’s been 12 years since the the Government of Zimbabwe  Read More…

ICT set to drive economic recovery

Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT) says the information and communications technology (ICT) sector has potential to create 40 000 jobs as it is one of the fastest growing sectors.“While all other sectors of Zimbabwe’s economy experience a period of extreme difficulties, the ICT sector presents tremendous opportunity for economic growth. Without a doubt, ICT is a critical foundation upon which Zimbabwean  economic  recovery Read More…

Liquid Telecoms rapped for lack of back-up systems

 Government is investigating Liquid Telecom for not having adequate back-up systems, resulting in an Internet glitch last week, which led to the disruption of social media applications. Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Minister Supa Mandiwanzira said TelOne was adequately prepared for the glitch, but Liquid Telecom wasfound wanting in terms of back-up and its disaster recovery mechanism . He said this in the National Assembly last Read More…

Internet Blackout

The Internet Catastrophe that hit Zimbabwe yesterday was caused by a tractor which ploughed into one of Liquid Telecoms’ cable entrenched in South Africa, it has emerged. Contrary to reports that the cables were located in Zimbabwe, the cables were in South Africa. This was said by the Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies’ chair Engineer Jacob Mutisi.“’The cause of the shutdown according to the reliable sources was caused by the cutting Read More…

Zimbabwe’s mobile money services ‘bigger than M-PESA’

CAPE TOWN. — ZIMBABWE’S mobile money platforms are forecasted to surpass the impact of the globally-renowned M-PESA launched in East Africa a decade ago. The lofty projections by Supa Mandiwanzira, the Southern African country’s Minister for Information, Communication and Technology and Courier Services, follow the significant growth of EcoCash by Econet Wireless since 2011 and the recent launch of the OneMoney service by NetOne. Speaking in cape Read More…

Have a tracker on your phone

Got a call from a friend advising that her brand new Samsung smartphone had been stolen and she wanted to recover it. I simply asked her if she had register it with Samsung and had if she installed a tracker or activated ‘find my phone’ on the Samsung. She had not done both. My advice to her was to report the case to the police in the area where the phone was stolen and go through the due process of providing IMEM number (International Mobile Equipment  Read more…


Computer crime, cyber bill on the cards

The recent global cyber-attack has prompted the Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies to hold a workshop in Harare to strategically plan on the state of the country’s cyber security. Following the recent worldwide cyber-attacks that hit South Africa among over 150 other countries damaging 230 000 computers worldwide, ICT experts and the government came together to strategically plan on the state of the country’s cyber security.Minister of  Read More…

VIVA Mobile inks deal with local operator

VIVA Mobile says it has inked a deal with a mobile operator, but will only publicise it at a later date, pending the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) coming up with a virtual networking operators (VNOs) licensing policy. VIVA Mobile is a VNO and would become Zimbabwe’s first registered one should the Potraz VNO Licensing Framework Document become policy. A VNO is a wireless communications services provider that       Read More…

Use ICT TO Empower girls

Girls should discard the notion that Information Communication and Technology (ICT) is a man reserve and reserve and endeavour to enter into that field so they could multiply their opportunities and achieve equal-partner status in the ICT driven economy. It is also high time pro girls empowerment groups incorporate ICT as a critical empowerment for the girl child and look beyond donating clothes and pads. Since 2011, International Girls in ICT Day has been celebra.. Read More…

ZICT plans Zim’s Silicon Valley

The Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT) has requested for 200 hectares of land from the government to construct a local version of Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is an innovation techno hub based in the state of California in the United States. The word “silicon” originally referred to the large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers in the region, and is now home to many of the world’s largest high-tech corporations   and  Read More…

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