Tawanda Karombo

Tawanda Karombo

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Tech and fintech journalist based in Harare and covering the Southern Africa region.

Zimbabwe Watch - FinTech innovation takes root as mobile money interoperability goes live

Amid wider moves in the FinTech innovation space and with mobile money interoperability finally going live, most Zimbabwean banks are going paperless. This is with regards to their payments services although others have been curtailing online payments for pay television service, Multichoice whose Zimbabwean competitor has now received government licensing.

Zimbabwe Watch - Technology innovators cash in but not all are happy

Innovation is the buzzword in Zimbabwe at the moment, with innovators, technology startups, and technology solutions developers increasingly being allocated resources, funding opportunities, and up-scaling prospects. However, some techprenuers are bitter with the large telecom companies for swooping on their ventures. Zimbabwe has joined other regional hubs that are fast

Zimbabwe Watch - Zimbabwe is starting to open up its ICT sector for investment

Zimbabwe has started to open up its ICT (Informatiin and Communications Technology) sector for potential investment through effecting much awaited tech sector parastatals reforms, infrastructure development and rolling out of new platforms such as telemedicine at a time when Zimbabwean technology startups have started to attract funding, interest, and support.

Bulawayo to host hackathon for finding innovative solutions to some of the municipality's problems

A hackathon scheduled for Zimbabwe’s second city, Bulawayo, April 2018 will seek to incubate and provide resources for three technology startups that will provide solutions to the city’s problems as funding for Zimbabwe’s technology scene starts to emerge. Three teams of tech startups will be selected for

Mobile data usage in Zimbabwe increased by 89% in 2017

Mobile data usage in Zimbabwe nearly doubled to 15,3 Terabytes in 2017 and it is now expected that this trend of stronger Internet usage will continue, underpinned by new business models riding on internet of things (IoT) platforms as well as booming e-commerce facilities. Zimbabwe now has an internet

Zimbabwe's mobile service providers to fund tech startups

Zimbabwe's three mobile service providers - NetOne, Telecel and Econet Wireless - have agreed to fund technology startups in the country under an ICT Innovation Drive fund into which they will contribute 1% of their revenues. This comes at a time when, generally speaking, tech startups in Zimbabwe face funding