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January 14, 2019 9:48 AM Masiyiwa’s fortune rises to US$2.3bn

Buffeted by plunging stock prices and weaker currencies, the number of African billionaires has shrunk to just 20, down from 23 a year ago. Four people fell off Forbes’ annual list of the continent’s richest since last year while one returned to the ranks after a four-year absence. All but four members of the list have smaller fortunes than a year ago. For the eighth 713

December 19, 2018 11:20 AM Cassava makes history. . . enters Zim market at US$3,8 billion

Cassava SmarTech Zimbabwe made history yesterday when it debuted in the market at a price of $1,50 per share, valuing the company at $3,8 billion. It immediately became Zimbabwe’s third most valuable company after Delta and Econet Wireless. By any measure this is easily the largest public listing in Zimbabwe’s history and the first listing in three years 78

December 12, 2018 9:46 AM Liquid Telecom gets $180m funding boost

Liquid Telecom received a $180 million cash injection from UK development finance institution CDC Group as Africa’s largest fibre-network operator expands broadband infrastructure across the continent. The investment will give London-based CDC a stake of almost 10 percent in Liquid, which is majority owned by Mauritius-based Econet Global. The funding 54

December 6, 2018 3:33 AM Econet unit launches instant loan platform

Cassava Smartech banking unit, Steward Bank and Ecocash yesterday launched a platform where Econet mobile network subscribers will be able to open bank accounts through cell phones in a minute. Codenamed *236#Bank the initiative aims to exploit mobile phone penetration which now stands at 11 million to grow financial inclusion using the mobile platform 60

November 7, 2018 3:17 PM Council workers to face the music

Four Harare City Council (HCC) employees who are on suspension for allegedly inflating prices of commodities that were meant to treat cholera will face a disciplinary hearing on a date still to be advised. “The four employees mentioned in the detailed report will be advised of when they will appear before a disciplinary hearing for allegedly duping Econet 57

August 30, 2018 9:06 AM Econet launches EcoFarmer club

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe yesterday launched the EcoFarmer Club, which offers farmers access to a bundle of services that include agricultural commodity prices, valuable farming tips, relevant local weather information and a mobile trading platform which links farmers to buyers. Speaking at the launch of the EcoFarmer Club in Harare yesterday, Econet 86

August 17, 2018 5:58 AM ‘Kwese Iflix now largest TV platform in Zim’

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe’s Kwese Iflix now ranks as one of the country’s largest television platform with more than 1,2 million active account holders. The figures were revealed by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe CEO Douglas Mboweni yesterday as he launched a new promotion aimed at pushing for even more customers. The platform took Zimbabwe by storm by broadcasting 68

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 66

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 76

April 16, 2018 6:56 PM Econet gets licence to generate own power

Econet Wireless has obtained a licence to generate power to meet the electricity and energy needs at its Willowvale premises in Harare, according to a notice carried in the media. The Willowvale complex is a major hub for Econet’s switching and network operations infrastructure. The licence notice, which was issued on March 27, 2018 by the Zimbabwe Energy 96