Dr Gift Machengete – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com Zimbabwean media organisation focused on encouraging & participating in progressive national dialogue Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:26:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.263chat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/263-Chat-Website-Logo-01-3-01-100x100.png Dr Gift Machengete – 263Chat https://www.263chat.com 32 32 I Will Not Be Intimidated By Mafia Gangs: POTRAZ Boss https://www.263chat.com/i-will-not-be-intimidated-by-mafia-gangs-potraz-boss/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:52:42 +0000 https://www.263chat.com/?p=45778

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) Director General, Dr Gift Machengete says he will not be intimidated by mafia gangs after the state prosecutors failed to turn up for his trial at the Harare Magistrate Courts yesterday. The POTRAZ’s boss is being accused of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly approved […]

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Postal Services Still Reliable: POTRAZ https://www.263chat.com/postal-services-still-reliable-potraz/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:02:47 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=41035

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), Director General, Dr. Gift Machengete has reassured postal and courier service users that the conventional method of communication is still valid but rather going through a transitional process due to technological advancement. The number of postal and courier volumes have declined in previous years due to […]

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#Downloads: POTRAZ 2017 Annual Report PDF https://www.263chat.com/downloads-potraz-2017-annual-report-pdf/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:52:12 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=36311

You can download POTRAZ’s full Annual Performance Report which shows operational status for the regulator in 2017. Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has posted positive performance results for its operations during the year ending 31 December 2017. The results were availed yesterday at the regulator’s Annual General Meeting. This is the second […]

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POTRAZ Posts Impressive 2017 Results https://www.263chat.com/potraz-posts-impressive-2017-results/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:49:05 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=36296

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has posted positive performance results for full year ending 31 December 2017 operations after recording a total revenue of $31.9 million on the back of enhanced cost containment initiatives. This is the second time in a row in which Potraz has produced a clean sheet and […]

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Prioritize Communication Sector on Forex Allocation: POTRAZ https://www.263chat.com/prioritize-communication-sector-on-forex-allocation-potraz/ Fri, 27 Jul 2018 16:07:12 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=35373

Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has called on the government to reposition the communication sector in the pecking order for the allocation of foreign currency saying it’s not enough. Addressing stakeholders at the commissioning of the Muswewenhede Universal Services Fund (USF) MORAN site, POTRAZ Director General Dr Gift Machengete said the foreign […]

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ED Commissions POTRAZ’s New Headquarters https://www.263chat.com/ed-commissions-potrazs-new-headquarters/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:13:58 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=34707

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday commissioned new headquarters for the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) where he stated the importance of infrastructure in the operation and functioning of an economy. In his official opening speech, President Mnangagwa said ” I am delighted to join you to today to witness the official opening of […]

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Zim’s Active Internet Penetration Rate Up https://www.263chat.com/zims-active-internet-penetration-rate-up/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:15:53 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=34361

Despite slow progress in various economic sectors, Zimbabwe’s information communication technology industry has recorded a 1.3% increase in active Internet penetration rate to reach 52.1% in the first quarter of 2018 from 50.8% recorded in the last quarter of 2017. Active Internet Penetration Rate refers to a defined percentage of a country’s population which has access […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mobile Internet Data Usage Falls https://www.263chat.com/zimbabwes-mobile-internet-data-usage-falls/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:30:16 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=34411

Zimbabwe’s Mobile Internet Data usage has decreased by 0.18% to record 5.22 million Gigabytes in the first quarter of 2018 from 5.23 million consumed in the last quarter of 2017. The statistics are part of the 2018 first quota performance report released by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) on Monday. According to the report, […]

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Zim’s Mobile Penetration Rate 18 Percent Down https://www.263chat.com/zims-mobile-penetration-rate-18-percent-down/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:32:12 +0000 http://www.263chat.com/?p=34306

Zimbabwe’s mobile penetration rate has decreased by 18.1% to reach 84.6% in the first quarter of 2018 according to the latest Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) statistics released yesterday. The fall in mobile penetration rate has been directly influenced by a 16.8% decrease in active mobile subscriptions causing the penetration rate to fall […]

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