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  • Zimbabwe: Telecash cuts Mobile Money fees

    August 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Telecash cuts Mobile Money fees

    Telecash Zimbabwe has revealed that its customers can now send money for free to other registered telecash subscribers, following the recent revision of telecash charges. According to telecash, the new tariffs show that it costs nothing to send cash through...

  • Nigeria: MoboFree user sale volume hits $526 million

    August 18, 2014 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: MoboFree user sale volume hits $526 million

    MoboFree.com has announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth USD 526 million and is expected to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015. According to the online shopping portal, it has 3.3 million registered users, including...

  • Demo Africa announces 40 best tech start-ups

    July 18, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on Demo Africa announces 40 best tech start-ups

    DEMO has released the names of the 40 start-ups that have qualified to launch their products on the DEMO Africa stage in September 2014. Topping the list is Nigeria with 14 start-ups qualifying, followed by Kenya, Ghana and Egypt. According to the Ministry of...

  • Telecel introduces telecash gold card

    July 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecel introduces telecash gold card

    Telecel Zimbabwe has launched telecash gold card. The card is essentially a debit card that can be used to pay for goods and services at any ZimSwitch POS (Point of Sale) points across the country. The reveal was announced at a press conference at the...

  • Could Zim become Africa’s first cashless economy?

    July 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Could Zim become Africa’s first cashless economy?

    Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless, wants to turn the company’s mobile wallet technology, known as EcoCash, into Zimbabwe’s primary method of payment. Masiyiwa claims that it will no small task; however, he essentially wants...

  • Facebook announces widespread changes to news feed

    Zimbabwe: Telecel subscribers to browse Facebook for free

    May 21, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Telecel subscribers to browse Facebook for free

    Telecel pre-paid subscribers with data-enabled handsets can now browse on Facebook for free, even when they have no airtime, utilising the Facebook Zero web-site. Facebook Zero is a mobile web-site that includes all the key features of Facebook but is...

  • Africa needs accessible high quality solutions

    April 23, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa needs accessible high quality solutions

    Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network products and solutions.  According to CEO, Mathew Welthagen, Africa...

  • Huawei, Zimbabwe discuss the future of ICT

    April 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei, Zimbabwe discuss the future of ICT

    Telecommunications provider Huawei on Friday hosted its inaugural ICT Forum in Zimbabwe, aimed at revolutionizing the way the country responds to technological advancements and uses information technology systems to enhance its growth and development. Dubbed...

  • Telecel offers mobile payments for Dstv

    March 6, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telecel offers mobile payments for Dstv

    Zimbabwean Telecash customers can pay their Dstv subscriptions from their mobile phones, following an agreement between Zimbabwean mobile operator Telecel and South African pay-satellite television provider MultiChoice. Telecash, which is Telecel’s mobile...

  • Zimbabwe’s Telecel launched electronic wallet

    January 29, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zimbabwe’s Telecel launched electronic wallet

    Zimbabwe’s Telecel today launched its electronic wallet service, telecash, which allows mobile phones to be used to send money to anyone with a mobile phone, regardless of network, and pay for groceries, bills, airtime and other goods and services. Telecel...

  • Decision Africa app to provide market data and analysis for upcoming Nigeria elections

    Will social media influence African elections?

    January 22, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Will social media influence African elections?

    In 2013 a number of election processes took place in key countries in Africa, including Kenya, Mali and Zimbabwe, and affirmed the role that technology – specifically social media and mobile infrastructure – plays in these political processes. Technology...

  • Zimbabwe’s TelOne plans $90 million data investment

    January 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe’s TelOne plans $90 million data investment

    From Zimbabwe, media reports claim fixed telecommunications operator TelOne plans to invest $90 million into new projects, especially data. The telecommunications company’s Managing Director Chipo Mtasa is quoted in The Herald as saying that the business is...

  • Zimbabwe: Mobile subscriptions hit 14 million mark

    January 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zimbabwe: Mobile subscriptions hit 14 million mark

    The number of mobile subscribers in Zimbabwe is reported to have hit the 14 million mark, representing penetration of 103,5%. The country’s Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has been put forward by local media as a source for the recent...

  • Will taxes kill mobile money in Africa?

    January 14, 2014 • East Africa, Features, West AfricaComments Off on Will taxes kill mobile money in Africa?

    One sector continues to show growth in Africa and demonstrate the genuine potential the continent has to leapfrog global counterparts: mobile money services. Stakeholders, including mobile operators, have echoed the sentiment that the market is gaining...

  • Zimbabwe: New pricing model for teleco’s on the cards

    January 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zimbabwe: New pricing model for teleco’s on the cards

    Potraz or the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe plans to introduce a new cost-based pricing model for operators within the telecommunications sector in January. Media reports quote Potraz Deputy Director-General Alfred Marisa as...

  • Most read stories of 2013

    December 19, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Most read stories of 2013

    IT News Africa’s editorial team proudly provides a list of the best read stories of 2013. Key events that helped to shape the year have clearly not gone unnoticed. In addition to the anticipated release of products and gadgets (particularly Samsung), major...