Articles tagged 'ict'

ICT innovation drive a game changer 26 March 2018 HARARE - Government's decision to set up a multi-million dollar fund to promote technological innovation will result in Zimbabwe becoming a southern Africa information and communication technology (ICT) hub, experts say. This was after President Emmerson Mnangagwa this month officially launche...
'Ministries created to embarrass appointees' 23 October 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's creation of obscure ministries is a political scandal meant to manage power dynamics within his ruling Zanu PF party, analysts contend. This month, the president created among others the ministry of Cyber Security and Threat Detection which has been a talking...
Media groups fret over Cyber ministry 15 October 2017 HARARE - Media groups and opposition parties are worried by the creation of the Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation ministry — which has  raised fears that the government will clamp down on freedom of expression and social media, as Zimbabwe hurtles towards next year's watershed elect...
Cyber Bill to be enacted before elections 19 April 2017 HARARE - Government will enact the Computers and Cyber Crime Bill, which will empower it to snoop into people's phones, before the country holds the eagerly anticipated 2018 elections. Information Communication Technology minister (ICT) Supa Mandiwanzira said enactment of the Bill into law sho...
Computer and Cyber Crime Bill dangerous 16 August 2016 HARARE - Media and political commentators have reacted angrily to government's plans to enact a new law that will empower police to intercept private communications and to search and seize electronic gadgets. Already Information and Communication Technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira is report...
'Telecel takeover next month' 27 July 2016 HARARE - Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister Supa Mandiwanzira on Monday said government expects to finalise the acquisition of Telecel Zimbabwe (Telecel) next month. This comes amid indications that Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government had breached its contractual obligations t...
'Zimbabweans shun landline use' 2 June 2016 HARARE- Only three percent of Zimbabweans are still using fixed telephones in homes, as more people adopt the use of cellular phones, a Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe(Potraz) survey has revealed. Out of a total of 3 243 770 households surveyed in both rural and ...
Zarnet unveils new board 12 May 2016 HARARE - Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister Supa Mandiwanzira has appointed a new Zarnet board mandated to turn around fortunes of the cash-strapped parastatal. This comes as the little-known government Internet service provider last year acquired 60 percent shareholding in Te...
Potraz defends mobile data tariffs 30 April 2015 HARARE - Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) says mobile network operators are not inflating mobile data and Internet services tariffs. Baxton Sirewu, Potraz acting director general, said mobile network operators had no room to inflate the charges as the wat...
Zim's ICT access, use improves 18 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe has improved in information communication technology (ICT) access and use, moving up four places to rank 115th out of 157 in the ICT Development Index (IDI) 2012. New data from the 2013 edition of Measuring the Information Society (MIS) — by the International Telecommunicatio...
Zim ranked poorly in global ICT index 15 April 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe has been ranked 116 out of 144 economies in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) which measures the capacity of economies to leverage Information Communication Technology (ICT) for growth and wellbeing. The report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) last week placed Finlan...
ICT achievers awards on tonight 7 December 2012 HARARE - The Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) will today host its annual ICT Achievers Awards in what promises to be a star-studded event. A total of 17 winners are sure to walk away with various prizes at the presentation set for Cresta Lodge in Msasa, starting at 1800 ...
Govt can license more mobile network operators 3 October 2012 HARARE - Zimbabwe still has the capacity to licence new players in the mobile telephone service industry, a Cabinet minister has said. Speaking at the sidelines of the e-Tech Exhibition 2012 in the capital yesterday, Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister, Nelson Chamisa said what de...
'ICT threatens role of lecturer' 2 September 2012 HARARE - Although Information and Communication Development (ICT) is a positive development in the African learning curriculum, it is going to lead to the extinction of the role played by the lecturer. Speaking at the Zimbabwe Open University (Zou) International Research Conference yesterday, Tol...