ICT

  • Counselling via WhatsApp

    The world celebrated mental health day on the 10th of this month. Social media was awash with hashtags to do with acknowledging the importance of a healthy mind. A Zimbabwean registered NGO called Friendship Bench has been helping numerous Zimbabweans address mental health issues in a sustainable way. The Friendship Bench provides community based psychological interventions in a way that…

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  • Ministry of ICT, the inefficient powerhouse.

    The sheer irony that is at play when it comes to Zimbabwe’s Ministry of ICT’s online presence is inconceivable and there is urgent need for improval. A couple of weeks ago, we visited the Ministry’s website, facebook page and twitter to find out what the Ministry was up to. Its online activity is close to non-existant. The website is now…

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  • MUREZA: ZIMBABWE’S FIRST LOCALLY MANUFACTURED CAR

    By Staff Reporter As Zimbabweans across the country continue to use their knowledge, skills and expertise in innovative ways, a young Zimbabwean car manufacturer has released the country’s first locally manufactured vehicle. Tatenda Mungofa, the CEO of Mureza Auto Co, says his vision is to become the leading car manufacturer in Africa. Mungofa released the first batch of 100 units…

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  • ZIMBABWE LAUNCHES FIRST VIRTUAL COURT 

    By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe has broken new ground by launching the first ever virtual court in the country. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi, who presided over the official opening ceremony said the Government will continue implementing measures to improve the justice delivery system. Minister Ziyambi said the launch of the court tallies with the envisaged…

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  • CREATIVES URGED TO USE THEIR SKILLS FOR NATION BUILDING 

    By Staff Reporter The Government says players in the  creative sector should create content  which promotes  nation building. This was said by Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa as she held a meeting with content producers in Harare. Senator Mutsvangwa said content detailing the priorities of vision 2030 is necessary and would be an opportunity for the whole nation to…

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  • Zimbabwe to begin taxing content creators and cryptocurrency transactions  

    By Tadiwa Jery The partnership agreement between Zimbabwe and Daedalus World Limited of Tortola, sees the organisation assisting the nation by providing a revenue collection service through taxing. This tax is aimed at qualifying companies that provide digital advertising, content, cloud computing, e-commerce and gambling. According to Fin24, e-commerce, cryptocurrency transactions and content creators are among new businesses included in the…

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  • Zim set to launch e-passport: What are the benefits of it?

    H.E Mnangagwa is set to launch Zimbabwe’s e-passport today with the current type of passport issued before the date of operation of e-passport regulations becoming obsolete by 31st December 2023 with need of replacement by e-passports. The e-passport comes when obtaining a passport in Zimbabwe came with corruption, with a majority of citizens having to pay middlemen to ensure expedient…

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  • 17 year old student creates a virtual application for schools and businesses

    By Tadiwa Jery Munashe Machiwenyika a 17 year old student from Maranatha High School developed a virtualassistant application aimed at improving communication efficiency at professional level. This application allows the recipient to get an instant notification distinct from any other applicationon their smartphones. As most schools and organisations have adopted the use of smartphones for communication,identifying a way of minimising…

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  • ICT youth empowerment towards accelerating nation-building.

    With the internet, young people have acquired a powerful tool to communicate, innovate and create self-sustaining businesses for themselves. ICT youth empowerment has become an important pillar towards facilitating nation-building. The Ministry of Information Communication and Technology with its mission of promoting use of ICT’s believes that “…the 21st century economies are based on how countries are able to exploit…

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  • University of Zimbabwe holds a successful Virtual Research Week for 2021 

     The UZ research week 2021 which is the University’s key strategic event towards promoting demand-driven research and advancement of innovation was held from the 24th to 27th of August this year. It was anchored on the National Vision 2030 and the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education 5.0 thrust which is to promote teaching, research, community service, innovation and industrialisation for…

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