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Date: 2 Jul 2015
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Telecel appoints new Chief Executive
Telecel appoints new Chief Executive

Telecel Zimbabwe has appointed Angeline Vere as its new chief executive, she becomes Telecel Zimbabwe's fourth CEO in five years...

By Tawanda Musarurwa 22 Jun 2015 07:37

Digitisation - ZTV blackout looms
Digitisation - ZTV blackout looms

Zimbabwe will likely miss the June 17 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline to migrate from analogue to digital television broadcasting, media analysts have warned...

25 May 2015 09:31

Zimbabwe's Econet reports 41% drop in profits
Zimbabwe's Econet reports 41% drop in profits

HARARE: Zimbabwe's biggest mobile company Econet Wiresless reported a 41% drop in profits, dragged down by significant tariff cuts, punitive regulatory measures and a deflationary economic environment in the country...

By Malcom Sharara 22 May 2015 08:35

Telecomms infrastructure sharing the in-thing
Telecomms infrastructure sharing the in-thing

The current debate around the sharing of infrastructure by mobile phone and internet companies is one that calls for sincere dialogue among key stakeholders, who include policymakers...

By Koliwe Nyoni- Majama and Christopher Musodza 20 May 2015 09:10

New bosses for Zimpapers
New bosses for Zimpapers

Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited has appointed Delma Lupepe and Pikirayi Deketeke as chairman and chief executive office of the media, printing and packaging group respectively...

19 May 2015 14:09

Zimbabwe: 'Social media a threat to newspapers'
Zimbabwe: 'Social media a threat to newspapers'

The social media has become a major threat to the viability of the newspaper industry and the existence of journalism as a profession, a Government official has said...

By Abigail Mawonde 18 May 2015 10:17

Call to share mobile phone infrastructure
Call to share mobile phone infrastructure

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Postal and Courier Services has called for a strong policy on infrastructure sharing by all mobile phone companies in the country...

By Diana Nherera 18 May 2015 09:20

Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation
Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation

Currently Zimbabwe is gearing itself up for two significant developments in the broadcasting industry - the announcement of the successful local commercial licence applicants and digital migration...

By Koliwe Nyoni Majama 18 May 2015 08:41

Zimbabwe: Govt to meet digitalisation deadline
Zimbabwe: Govt to meet digitalisation deadline

Government will meet the June 17 digitalisation deadline when the country is expected to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting, Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, told Parliament last Thursday...

By Diana Nherera 11 May 2015 10:40

Zimbabwe shuts down mobile phone firm over black empowerment
Zimbabwe shuts down mobile phone firm over black empowerment

HARARE - Zimbabwe on Wednesday shut down the country's second largest mobile phone service provider, Telecel Zimbabwe, partly for breaching black empowerment laws, officials said...

30 Apr 2015 11:00

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

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015 06:41

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

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