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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Zim launches own social media network
Zim launches own social media network

Zimbabwe now has its own social media network, Wangu, that operates along the same lines as popular social networks like Twitter, Myspace and Facebook...

16 Apr 2015 14:39

ICT publication launched in Zimbabwe
ICT publication launched in Zimbabwe

HARARE: A new online technology publication, ItNews Zimbabwe, has been launched to provide coverage of the rapidly growing sector in the country...

By Marcus Mushonga 15 Apr 2015 11:42

Zimbabwe: Supa's new Masvingo radio station on air in August
Zimbabwe: Supa's new Masvingo radio station on air in August

Hevoi FM which was given a broadcasting license last month will hit the Masvingo airwaves at the beginning of August this year, a company official has revealed...

8 Apr 2015 09:34

Zimbabwe: Sports weekly shuts down
Zimbabwe: Sports weekly shuts down

Gemazo Blitz, a weekly sports and lifestyle newspaper, has shut down after failing to survive in the competitive media industry...

By Nyemudzai Kakore 1 Apr 2015 10:23

Zimbabwe: Reuters affiliated news agency raided
Zimbabwe: Reuters affiliated news agency raided

The Deputy Sheriff early Thursday swooped on a news agency The Source over a story that involves telecommunications giant, Econet Wireless...

27 Mar 2015 09:26

Zimbabwe: NewsDay editor steps down
Zimbabwe: NewsDay editor steps down

NewsDay editor Nevanji Madanhire has stepped down after serving the Alpha Media Holdings publication for five years...

By Tendai Rupapa 25 Mar 2015 12:25

Minister blames journalists for Zim's problems
Minister blames journalists for Zim's problems

Industry and Commerce deputy minister Chiratidzo Mabuwa on Thursday accused journalists of selling out by writing negative stories on the country's indigenisation and economic empowerment laws...

23 Mar 2015 10:01

Telecel Zim faces closure
Telecel Zim faces closure

Cabinet has set up a committee to begin the process to get Telecel Zimbabwe cease operations in line with a directive by the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services...

12 Mar 2015 10:03

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Mugabe falling for Nando's? It's a fake, says fast-food chain
Mugabe falling for Nando's? It's a fake, says fast-food chain

NEWSWATCH: Nando's in Zimbabwe has quickly distanced itself from a cheeky ad based on Mugabe's recent much-publicised 'carpet malfunction', reports BD Live...

20 Feb 2015 06:49

Moyo defends picture ban, threatens media
Moyo defends picture ban, threatens media

Information Minister Jonathan Moyo Friday appeared to defend the heavy handedness of the state security services who forced journalists to delete photographs of President Robert Mugabe's fall...

16 Feb 2015 12:04

A step-by-step guide to creating your own #MugabeFalls meme
A step-by-step guide to creating your own #MugabeFalls meme

By now you've probably seen the meme of the week, #MugabeFalls. If you haven't: where have you been? Read on to catch up...

By André-Pierre du Plessis 6 Feb 2015 13:13

SADC Media Awards entries now open
SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015 09:13

Why South African township marketing agency sees opportunity in Zimbabwe
Why South African township marketing agency sees opportunity in Zimbabwe

A few years ago, Anisa Kale and her husband decided to start their own business. Having both had careers in advertising, they opted to venture into the field they knew...

By Kate Douglas 20 Jan 2015 11:48

Econet Wireless partners with Ericsson in Zimbabwe
Econet Wireless partners with Ericsson in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator Econet Wireless has partnered with Ericsson to simplify and upgrade the existing 2G/3G/4G/LTE networks, future proofing it for the rapid mobile expansion in the country...

25 Nov 2014 08:19

Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] The future of work

Do you remember work before the internet? When did we become so wired and connected to everything that work no longer has set working hours?

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2014 12:38

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries
Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries

A newspaper owned by a cabinet minister, Obert Mpofu, is on the verge of collapse amid reports it has been failing to pay workers on time for months...

23 Oct 2014 12:11

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Webtickets branches out to Zimbabwe
Webtickets branches out to Zimbabwe

Webtickets, South African integrated online ticketing solution, has expanded its business into Southern Africa due to a demand from clients...

25 Sep 2014 11:24

Redefinition launches Happenings
Redefinition launches Happenings

Bulawayo-based marketing company, Redefinition, in partnership with Instant Solutions & Consultancy, has launched an events and hospitality magazine titled Happenings...

23 Sep 2014 09:36

Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe
Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe

Poultry group Country Bird Holdings (CBH) has finally got its first KFC outlet up and running in Zimbabwe...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2014 14:29

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to tax mobile phones
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to tax mobile phones

Zimbabwe's finance minister on Thursday announced a raft of tax hikes, including on mobile phones, in a bid to boost dwindling government revenue as economic growth stalls...

12 Sep 2014 12:26

New laws to control social media on the cards
New laws to control social media on the cards

The Zimbabwean government is reportedly in the process of drafting new cyber laws to regulate the activities of social media, NewZimbabwe.com heard this week...

28 Aug 2014 14:05

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

TM Supermarkets to open more stores
TM Supermarkets to open more stores

Pick n Pay's 41%-owned Zimbabwean retailer, TM Supermarkets, will open more stores in the next financial year (2015), Meikles Limited group chairman John Moxon...

7 Jul 2014 11:11

Mobile transactions in Zimbabwe up by 5%
Mobile transactions in Zimbabwe up by 5%

Mobile Money Africa reports that, according to the latest figures released by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), the country's mobile transactions rose by 5.07% from $343,26m in March to...

1 Jul 2014 14:40

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