ICT wave: why rural folks are lagging behind

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa While stakeholders in the internet sector have raised their stakes in line with the ever-changing technological sphere, internet usage has however remained low in rural areas, owing to a cocktail of reasons. This was revealed at Zimbabwe Internet Governance multi-stakeholders conference organised by Misa-Zimbabwe recently. Chido Musodza a programs officer with Radio Voice of the People and Digital Society Zimbabwe said there should be … Continue reading ICT wave: why rural folks are lagging behind

Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

 By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai has distanced himself from social media groups that are reportedly abusing and bullying out-spoken legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga. Mushonga who ravaged Tsvangirai a few weeks ago over his handling of Thokozani Khupe has been a victim of cyber abuse and has even engaged the police and embassies to deal with the matter. The outspoken legislator, who is sometimes accused … Continue reading Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

Cyber Bill now at AG’s office

By Daniel Chigundu The much awaited Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill which is meant among other things to regulate the use of internet and protect users is reportedly being finalised at the Attorney-General’s Office (AG) before being sent to Cabinet for approval. The proposed Bill, whose draft was circulated last year, is widely seen by many as government’s measure to close the country’s cyber … Continue reading Cyber Bill now at AG’s office

Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

By Daniel Chigundu THERE are fears that the Parliamentary Privileges Committee report on death threat messages to MDC-T Members of Parliament (MPs) might be abused to introduce the Cyber Crime Bill. After failing to locate the origin of the messages, The Privileges Committee recommended that there is need to expedite the process of bringing into the operation of the Cyber-crimes Bill, which should establish a Cyber … Continue reading Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

Mugabe opens Community Information Centre…donates computers to schools

By Nkanyiso Ncube PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has officially opened the Dangamvura-Chikanga Community Information Centre, bringing to 80 the number of community information centres completed so far. Address delegates at the official opening of the centre, President Mugabe said the new infrastructure should assist in championing development and unlock new modern learning trends for young people. “Firstly l want to congratulate the people of Manicaland that … Continue reading Mugabe opens Community Information Centre…donates computers to schools

Prospective Parliamentarians suggested on Social Media

By Tariro Senderayi The just ended independence celebrations have been met with mixed feelings. While 37 years of freedom is a genuine milestone to celebrate as a nation, some countrymen couldn’t help but feel the sacrifice leading to Zimbabwe’s independence from White minority rule in 1980 has gone in vain. Independence in 1980 meant education for all, equal opportunities, low cost of living, one man … Continue reading Prospective Parliamentarians suggested on Social Media

Parly installs biometric access system to generate MPs electronic attendance register

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says Parliament has installed biometric access system as part of its modernisation process and to also help generate electronic attendance register for Members of Parliament. The biometric registration system is in line with Parliament’s Goal 2 of the institutional strategic plan which aims to modernize the work of Parliament leveraging on ICT. Speaking in Parliament recently, Advocate … Continue reading Parly installs biometric access system to generate MPs electronic attendance register

Social media is our weapon for 2018 – Obert Gutu MDC-T | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Daniel Chigundu Opposition parties have been urged to hugely invest in social media as they will not get access on state owned newspapers, radio and television stations towards the 2018 general elections. State media which has a wider coverage nationally is generally a no go area for opposition parties during the election period, despite the constitution encouraging equal access to all parties. Currently all radio … Continue reading Social media is our weapon for 2018 – Obert Gutu MDC-T | #Ivote4PeaceZW

I have no beef with Econet – Min. Mandiwanzira

By Daniel Chigundu ICT Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira says he has no problems with the country’s biggest mobile network operator Econet Wireless Zimbabwe. A few weeks ago Econet published a statement in the media alleging that Minister Mandiwanzira was biased towards state owned NetOne and Telecel adding that he should be removed labeling him as “bad for the industry”. However appearing before … Continue reading I have no beef with Econet – Min. Mandiwanzira