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NetOne launches Khuluma 24/7

State-owned mobile network operator NetOne has introduced a voice call bundle Khuluma 24 /7, which allows subscribers to make calls across networks at lower rates.As the name aptly captures the purpose, Khuluma 24 /7 is a pure voice call bundle that allows subscribers to call within and across networks with …

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Rand hovering around R13/$ in early trade

The rand was hovering around 13 to the dollar at 7am this morning as the market waited to see how the drama between President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would play out. While much coverage has been given to the rand’s swing from 12,32 to the dollar before …

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Cost benefit analysis of social media to universities

I had the pleasure of speaking to the students and lecturers in the marketing department at Bindura University of Science Education last week as we explored the possibilities that marketers should explore and make use of in the 21st century. The experience was uplifting and indeed humbling. The department lecturers …

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Uber to suspend self-driving program after crash

Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises. In a photo posted on Twitter, one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving SUVs is pictured on its …

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Net1 shareholder asked It to assess lending practices

The International Finance Corp., the biggest shareholder in Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc.[JSE:NT1], said it asked the company last year to hire consultants to assess its practices as a responsible lender after it became embroiled in court cases over deductions from the South African welfare payments its distributes. Net1 last year …

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Use vehicles with low fuel consumption: ZERA

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) says Zimbabwe must adopt policies that promote the use of vehicles with low fuel consumption. This is part of the Global Fuel Initiative to have attained 50 percent use of fuel efficient vehicles by 2050. Zimbabwe is set to follow the Global Fuel Initiative …

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Strive Masiyiwa is 33 on Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” list

Strive Masiyiwa, the founder of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe and its related companies in Africa (together forming one of the biggest telecoms group on the continent) has been named the 33rd greatest leader in the world in 2017 by Fortune Magazine. Fortune, a US based wealth magazine, that competes with Forbes and …

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It’s called MegaBoost and it offers unlimited WhatsApp. Finally something new from Telecel

Telecel hasn’t launched anything in a while. In a very long while. They have been quiet in their corner while other companies released new stuff (in the case of NetOne) or complained about not being allowed to release new stuff (in Econet’s case). So you can imagine our surprise and pleasure today …

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Press Release: Telecel launches new voice and data bundle: MegaBoost

Telecel has announced a new data, voice and text package for its Telecel Go pre-paid subscribers. The offering which is known as MegaBoost is a combo bundle with various benefits. Telecel Zimbabwe Head of Marketing, Mr. Christopher Rubatika, said the introduction of the MegaBoost package is Telecel’s response to the …

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Steward Bank apologises for “unstable” banking system. Carries out another system upgrade

The past several months have been quite bad for some Steward Bank customers. Some of the bank’s technology platforms have been going offline without explanation. Some customers have complained that their account balances in the system are often wrong. Some have complained that failed transfers somehow still reduce account balances, and that …

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