Business – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com Zimbabwean media organisation focused on encouraging & participating in progressive national dialogue Thu, 23 May 2019 14:59:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.263chat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/263-Chat-Website-Logo-01-3-01-100x100.png Business – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com 32 32 Cassava Smartech Launches Ecocash Self Service Platform https://www.263chat.com/cassava-smartech-launches-ecocash-self-service-platform/ https://www.263chat.com/cassava-smartech-launches-ecocash-self-service-platform/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 09:35:55 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=49012

Econet Holdings’ digital technology subsidiary, Cassava Smartech has launched the Ecocash-Micro-Services platform, a first of its kind in the country, that will empower its Ecocash customers with self service solutions as the financial tech giant seeks to boost efficiency for its growing customer base. The development will ensure customers access personal Ecocash transaction statements, reverse […]

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Mining Industry Falters During First Quarter, As Foreign Currency Delays Bite https://www.263chat.com/mining-industry-falters-during-first-quarter-as-foreign-currency-delays-bite/ https://www.263chat.com/mining-industry-falters-during-first-quarter-as-foreign-currency-delays-bite/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 13:01:47 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48960 www.263chat.com

The country’s mining sector first quarter (1Q) performance points to a negative trajectory on account of weakened gold output since beginning of the year due to foreign currency delays to producers, preliminary data from the industry watchdog, Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CMOZ) suggest. Earlier this year,  the Central Bank reported that gold deliveries went […]

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More ZUPCO Buses Expected Today, As Kombi Fares Remain Exorbitant https://www.263chat.com/more-zupco-buses-expected-today-as-kombi-fares-remain-exorbitant/ https://www.263chat.com/more-zupco-buses-expected-today-as-kombi-fares-remain-exorbitant/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 11:52:19 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48951

Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) says it will be increasing its fleet of buses in Harare starting this evening following an overwhelming debut demand of its buses yesterday that left many people stranded in the Central Business District as kombi operators stick to new exorbitant fares. Kombi operators immediately reacted to the fuel price increases […]

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Community Information Center Helps Rushinga Go Digital https://www.263chat.com/community-information-center-helps-rushinga-go-digital/ https://www.263chat.com/community-information-center-helps-rushinga-go-digital/#respond Tue, 21 May 2019 10:39:10 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48891

Just a few years ago, in this dusty expanse of Rushinga internet experience was merely a dream for most villagers. Located 59 km east of Mt Darwin town in Mashonaland Central, Rushinga district is relatively under-developed, and communities here have traditionally been seized with communal farming and cattle rearing activities. Despite inroads taken by the […]

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Distributed Power Africa in partnership with EDF to deploy hybrid energy in Africa https://www.263chat.com/distributed-power-africa-in-partnership-with-edf-to-deploy-hybrid-energy-in-africa/ https://www.263chat.com/distributed-power-africa-in-partnership-with-edf-to-deploy-hybrid-energy-in-africa/#respond Tue, 21 May 2019 03:55:47 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48860

JOHANNESBURG – May 20, 2019: Distributed Power Africa (DPA), a subsidiary of Econet Wireless Global, and EDF (Électicité De France) a world leading electricity company, have signed partnership cooperation agreement to jointly develop Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and hybrid energy solutions to the African market. The collaboration is expected to focus on the development of […]

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Chitando Appeals For Out-Of-Court ZMF Leadership Settlement https://www.263chat.com/chitando-appeals-for-out-of-court-zmf-leadership-settlement/ https://www.263chat.com/chitando-appeals-for-out-of-court-zmf-leadership-settlement/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 12:41:40 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48838

Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Winston Chitando has appealed to parties in the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) leadership wrangle to go for an out-of-court settlement in order to save the beleaguered small scale miners representative body from further dissensions. Speaking at a press conference in Harare this morning, Chitando said the ongoing litigation processes […]

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500 Million Facility Tames Run-Away Exchange Rate, Prices Remain Distorted https://www.263chat.com/500-million-facility-tames-run-away-exchange-rate-prices-remain-distorted/ https://www.263chat.com/500-million-facility-tames-run-away-exchange-rate-prices-remain-distorted/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 11:41:23 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48817 www.263chat.com

The parallel market exchange rates plummeted Monday morning following Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) announcement on Saturday evening that it will be drawing a US$ 500 million facility today to liquefy the inter-bank foreign exchange market, with high expectations that the move would ease foreign currency demand on the market, 263Chat Business has established. However, […]

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Econet Buddie Beatz Music App Excites Market https://www.263chat.com/econet-buddie-beatz-music-app-excites-market/ https://www.263chat.com/econet-buddie-beatz-music-app-excites-market/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 06:38:40 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48783

Buddie Beatz, the music app from Econet Wireless, continues to excite the market following its recent launch and its award-winning experiential exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). “The interest has been phenomenal since, thanks to our customers that have taken this product to heart, and to the music artists who have been amazing,” […]

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Villagers Hail Potraz Consumer Education https://www.263chat.com/villagers-hail-potraz-consumer-education/ https://www.263chat.com/villagers-hail-potraz-consumer-education/#respond Fri, 17 May 2019 08:44:07 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48722

Villagers across the vast of Mashonaland Central have commended Postal and Telecommunications Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ)’s Consumer Education and Awareness Campaign, citing that the exercise has given them a platform to air their concerns and understanding latest developments in the telecoms sector. The telecoms regulator is currently conducting a series of consumer awareness campaigns in […]

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ZimTrade-PUM Host the Zimbabwe Tanneries Workshop https://www.263chat.com/zimtrade-pum-host-the-zimbabwe-tanneries-workshop/ https://www.263chat.com/zimtrade-pum-host-the-zimbabwe-tanneries-workshop/#respond Fri, 17 May 2019 07:45:06 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=48718

ZimTrade and PUM will hold the Zimbabwe tanneries workshop in Bulawayo from 20-21 May 2019. The workshop is aimed at bringing together local tanners and relevant stakeholders to discuss issues affecting this important node in the leather value chain. PUM is a Dutch organization comprising of senior experts that voluntarily offer their knowledge to SMEs […]

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