Articles tagged 'strive masiyiwa'

HCC to apologise to Econet 20 September 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has said it will apologise to Zimbabwe's largest mobile telephone company Econet Wireless after municipal officials attempted to steal humanitarian aid meant to stem Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade. Econet founder and executive chairpers...
Extortionist pricing regrettable 20 September 2018 HARARE - At a time when the nation is battling to contain the cholera outbreak, it is disheartening to note that some people are trying to take advantage of this tragedy to fatten their pockets. This follows reports that some suppliers of hygiene products such as gloves had hatched a plan to i...
Masiyiwa outrage: Officials attempt to exploit Econet cholera fund 17 September 2018 HARARE - Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa has expressed his outrage at some municipal officials who attempted to defraud cholera response funds donated by Econet valued at $10 million. In a post on his Facebook page, Masiyiwa alleges that suppliers and some officials from affected municipalities...
Govt reaches out to Strive Masiyiwa 3 May 2018 HARARE - The times they are a changing. The Zimbabwe government has finally reached out to its richest and most generous citizen, Strive Masiyiwa, who lives in London, in exile, and is named as a billionaire by Forbes magazine but was seen by former president Robert Mugabe as an enemy. Ma...
ZCTU slams govt over Kwese TV 30 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest trade union federation, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), has slammed government for denying Kwese TV — owned by Strive Masiyiwa — a broadcasting licence. This comes after the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) has declared the Econet Group's pay telev...
'Stop pulling down local businessmen' 17 October 2016 HARARE - Flamboyant businessman, Philip Chiyangwa, has accused the government of mismanaging the country's economy after it hounded out of Zimbabwe some of the nation's most high-profile businesspeople. Chiyangwa, who addressed students at an entrepreneurial programme in Harare at the weekend,...
Terrorising Masiyiwa, embracing Dangote 8 September 2015 LONDON - It has dawned on Zanu PF that its so-called resource nationalism has failed to produce expected results. Zanu PF had anticipated that over time its agrarian revolution would vivify Zimbabwe's moribund economy. However, this has not happened or at least at the scale that it had anticip...
Masiyiwa, Buyanga flying Zim flag high 7 February 2015 HARARE - Although Zimbabwe is in the economic doldrums, a few distinguished and enterprising citizens continue to make waves on the continent in the world of business, and management. These feted Zimbabweans include Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa and controversial businessman Frank Bu...
Econet mulls health test kit for rural folk 1 November 2013 HARARE - Econet Wireless, a diversified telecommunications group, is mulling introducing a health test kit for rural folk that will use cellphones.  Dubbed the Econet Disease Surveillance Network (EDSN), it is designed to help villagers achieve a stable health condition at no cost. Strive M...
Innovation spurs Econet 31 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest mobile network operator, Econet Wireless (Econet), recorded an 11 percent increase in revenue to $377 million in the half year to August 2013, spurred by non-traditional innovative products. The group said traditional voice revenues were maturing and the introductio...
Using social media to shape lives 21 October 2013 HARARE - James Makamba, founder and chairperson of Telecel Zimbabwe is an adorable figure with more than 90 000 pan African people following his life on Facebook. This is a sudden turn of events for a man, who, at one time was considered a security risk in his  country native Zimbabwe. And ...
Thumbs up to Masiyiwa 10 October 2013 EDITOR — Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) the leading anti corruption organisation pressure group in Zimbabwe commends the founder of Econet Wireless Strive Masiyiwa for speaking out on the scourge of  corruption in Africa. In a statement appearing on his official  Facebook page entitled “Ho...
Masiyiwa's wife supports 40 000 children 4 October 2013 JOHANNESBURG - It's 3pm on a crisp August afternoon in Johannesburg. Tsitsi Masiyiwa is seated on a comfy couch in a makeshift living room at her elegant office in the leafy suburbs of Dainfern, north of the city. I meet her when she is in a deep conversation with a South African journalist...
The parable of Strive Masiyiwa 16 June 2013 HARARE - Strive Masiyiwa s journey has been draining at times, involving battles with pride and faith, but a humble and grateful Econet boss has emerged from the trials, giving all the credit to God. His is an amazing tale of prosperity linked to the faith in God, Christian values and fantastic w...
Lessons from Zim's richest man 3 March 2013 HARARE - Over two decades ago, Strive Masiyiwa took the Zimbabwean government to court in a gruelling five-year legal battle. Masiyiwa had been planning to launch his own mobile telecoms company, but the government, which claimed it held an exclusive monopoly to manage and operate telecommunicati...
Strive Masiyiwa joins Africa Progress Panel 28 February 2013 HARARE - Econet Wireless founder, Strive Masiyiwa, has joined the Africa Progress Panel which is chaired by former United Nations secretary-general, Kofi Annan. The South Africa-based telecoms tycoon joins a panel which also includes, among others former International Monetary Fund managing direc...
Masiyiwa sends eight Zim students to US college 11 September 2012 HARARE - For 17-year-old Abel Gumbo, things couldn t be better. Only a few months ago he was among more than a thousand students at a high school in Harare. Today he is rubbing shoulders with future leaders at Atlanta s Morehouse College in the United States. Gumbo is one of 10 African students w...