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July 12, 2018 5:02 PM ‘Hackers downloaded voters’ personal data’

The Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cyber Security ministry has said personalised, unsolicited campaign messages sent to potential voters’ mobile phones by the ruling party could have emanated from an unprotected voters’ roll published on the Internet. While the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has staunchly denied surreptitiously leaking 11

July 11, 2018 10:22 AM Infrastructure investment sets building blocks for Econet’s digital transformation

A postal and telecommunications sector performance report has shown Econet Wireless leading in the information, communication technology (ICT) industry infrastructure investment. The report, unveiled by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) on Monday reveals that as at the end of the March 2018, Econet had 52% market 18

July 11, 2018 3:40 AM Mobile penetration declines – Nehanda Radio

Zimbabwe’s mobile penetration rate declined by 18,1 percent to 84,6 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from 102,7 percent recorded in previous comparable period, latest data show. Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director general Gift Machengete attributed the slump to a 16,8 percent decrease in active mobile 28

July 2, 2018 10:04 AM Zanu PF’s 4,5 million jobs lie

CLAIM: “In the 2013 People’s Election Manifesto, Zanu PF promised to create 2,2 million jobs. Over the past five years, 4,5 million people have been gainfully employed in new jobs in both the informal and formal sectors, with agriculture, mining and manufacturing contributing over 80%.” — Zanu PF 2018 Election Manifesto, page 54. Zimbabwe’s jobs data has long been a subject 18

May 15, 2018 7:33 AM Muggers target Nust students

National University of Science and Technology (Nust) students are increasingly becoming targets for robbers who mug them and break into their homes stealing their laptops among other valuables. Nust Student Representative Council (SRC) president Mr Pablo Chimusoro said mugging and burglary cases increase as students prepare for examinations. “The muggings 44

April 14, 2018 9:22 AM Mukupe grilled over airtime health levy fund

Senators on Thursday grilled the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development Terrence Mukupe on why Treasury was only disbursing 50 percent of the health levy fund from airtime to the Ministry of Health and Child Care. Introduced in 2016, the health fund is a Government levy of five percent on every dollar purchase of airtime and mobile data. Although 40

April 1, 2018 2:17 AM Conversion of pensions to US$: commission cites conflict of interest

A commission of inquiry into the conversion of insurance and pension values to the United States dollar from the Zimbabwean dollar says there was regulatory capture through failure to have operational independence among government, insurance regulator and players. In its report released two weeks ago, the commission said the regulatory structure in Zimbabwe 15

March 25, 2018 10:50 AM The week Facebook’s value plunged $58bn

Facebook ended the week $58bn lower in value after its handling of a historic data breach. Its founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised for data breaches that affected 50 million users. The apology did not stop investors from selling shares in Facebook, with many wondering just how bad the damage would be for the social network. The breach was called a “light 20

March 20, 2018 3:11 PM Active mobile subscriptions increase to 14 million

The total number of active mobile subscription increased by 2,1 percent to 14 092 104 million for the year to December 31, 2017 from 13 799 648 million recorded during the previous quarter, according the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe’s (Potraz) fourth quarter report. The increase was attributed to a number of individuals 10

March 20, 2018 5:32 AM Zimbabweans scoff at ED’s looters list

ZIMBABWEANS have scoffed at the list of businesses and individuals who externalized funds released by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying the biggest looters were still off the hook. Mnangagwa released a list of 1 844, mostly dominated by diamond mining companies, other corporates and individuals of Chinese nationality who, together, externalized almost 23