Tesla batteries are keeping Zimbabwe’s economy running

2019-09-02 05:00

The southern African country faces chronic shortages of physical cash, so almost all transactions are done digitally, and many via mobile phones

Zimbabwean banks plan to fight $100m Paynet lawsuit

2019-08-08 09:43

Zimbabwean banks intend to fight a $100m lawsuit brought by Cambria Africa's units in the country following a dispute over payments, court filings show.

Zim's Econet said to be in talks about restructuring

2018-09-17 11:24

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, which has a market value of $3.1bn, has announced it’s in talks that may affect its share price, urging stockholder caution when trading its securities.

MultiChoice Zim rival Econet offers free Facebook access

2018-03-15 16:12

Econet Wireless's Kwese pay-TV platform is taking competition directly to MultiChoice Zimbabwe's doorstep by offering free Facebook access and a subscription package for civil servants.

Econet pays premature dividend to beat Zim bank balance blues

2017-09-13 10:46

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has paid a first-quarter dividend for the first time since dollarisation, as Zimbabwean companies and individuals battle to preserve their bank balance values.

Zim's EcoCash announces new transaction limit

2017-08-03 13:00

EcoCash, a mobile payment solution owned by Econet Zimbabwe, has announced another reduction of its monthly transaction limit for its EcoCash debit card.

Rand wallet launched in cash-strapped Zimbabwe

2016-12-08 11:28

South Africa’s currency could effectively start circulating in Zimbabwe as mobile network Econet Wireless introduces rand wallet on its mobile money platform in the country.

Econet Zim to get $300m from China

2015-12-04 15:44

Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile operator Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is set to get at least $300m from China Development Bank and ZTE.

Tough times ahead for Zim telcos

2015-06-01 12:20

Analysts have forecast a tough year ahead for Econet Wireless and other smaller mobile operators in Zimbabwe, as the government readies for a further cut in voice tariffs.

Pay for WhatsApp calls, says Econet Zimbabwe

2015-04-01 16:19

Zimbabweans don't have access to WhatsApp’s voice calling feature on Econet's social network bundles as the mobile operator says users must pay for this service separately.


Zim's Econet puts media unit up for sale after closure announced

2019-08-23 21:09

Econet Wireless of Zimbabwe has put its media unit up for sale after saying earlier this month it would be closed because of a shortage of foreign currency in the country.

Relief for Multichoice as Econet abandons pay-TV service

2018-11-02 20:30

Multichoice's rival, Econet Media says its current subscription services and channel offering, Kwese TV, would cease operations at the beginning of November.

Here is what $1.3bn can buy you in Zim’s telco industry

2018-07-11 21:30

Zimbabwe’s telecoms giant Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says it has spent more than $1.3bn since 1998 to build its telecoms empire, which has racked up billions in revenue.

Zim's Econet Wireless running smoothly

2017-11-15 19:15

It's business as usual for telecom tycoon Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Wireless in Zimbabwe despite the takeover of power by the military.

2 million Zimbabweans have no access to telecoms

2017-08-10 11:23

The Zimbabwean government is haggling with Econet Wireless over infrastructure sharing which Econet argues should be implemented on a one on one basis.

Zim reverses data tariff hikes following public outcry

2017-01-13 12:22

Zimbabwe has reversed new data tariffs which have caused a furore among consumers, who saw them not only as steep but also an attempt to clamp down on social media.

Econet snaps up Neotel for R6.5bn

2016-06-28 08:07

The buyer is partnering with Royal Bafokeng Holdings, which has committed to taking a 30% stake in Neotel.

Sarb allows Econet mobile money remittances to Zim

2015-06-12 11:21

Zimbabwean expats in South Africa now have another means to send money back home as the EcoCash mobile money platform switches on cross-border payments.

Zimbabwe's Econet reports 41% drop in profits

2015-05-21 15:16

The country's biggest mobile company has been dragged down by significant tariff cuts, punitive regulatory measures and a deflationary economic environment.

Zim govt, Econet clash over infrastructure

2015-03-30 16:29

The company says a government requirement to have mobile networks share infrastructure could be a move by authorities to seize its assets.

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