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Zimbabwe has contracted British Virgin Islands company Daedalus World Limited to collect taxes from e-commerce operators, digital advertisers, content platforms and sports betting outlets. The Southern African country wants to increase state revenue and after its initial focus on telecommunications and mobile money, it has now turned its attention to e-commerce. In a public notice...

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Zimbabwe telecommunication services companies have appealed to authorities to reduce or cut taxes and levies enforced on the industry amid continued economic pressure. The country continues to battle with liquidity crunch, rising inflation, power outages, and low aggregate demand. Specifically, the telecommunications industry has been hard hit by high operational costs emanating from the unpredictable...

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Privately held African telecommunications group, Econet, has launched Cassava Technologies, which brings together Econet’s digital services and digital infrastructure product segments, encompassing fibre broadband networks, datacentres, and renewable energy; as well as cloud & cybersecurity, Fintech, and digital platforms. Headquartered in London, Cassava Technologies’ product segments provide digital solutions to over one million enterprises and...

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For a long time, Zimbabwe’s public and private telecom investments were concentrated in urban areas. With the Covid-19 which has developed the demand for connectivity across the country, a strong interest has been brought to rural areas. Various special initiatives are also underway to this end. The Zimbabwe Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) has launched the...

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The Zimbabwe government has appointed a task team to monitor posts on social media as it intensifies its crackdown on what officials describe as dissention. The country’s Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa said her government has established a cyber team that is constantly on social media to monitor what people send...

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Global payments platform MasterCard has been integrated with Zimbabwe’s electronic payments platform, Zimswitch, which means that locals can now make seamless domestic and international e-commerce transactions using one bank card. BancABC, the local unit of Atlas Mara, is the first Zimbabwean bank to issue a debit and credit card that will enable Zimswitch and MasterCard...

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THE government is developing a smart Zimbabwe master plan anchored on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the digital economy, ICT Minister Jenfan Muswere has said. The minister says there is a need in Zimbabwe to have a favourable balance of trade, which will see the country, eliminating importing ICT ancillaries such as chargers and batteries....

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The Zimbabwe government has directed banks in the country to “implement a robust automated transaction monitoring mechanism to identify debit cards being used” in a bid to combat illegal foreign currency dealings as the Zimdollar plummets. The Zimdollar has been in freefall and authorities are blaming electronic banking, plastic money and mobile money platforms for...