Did Mugabe set a precedent for ICT management in Zimbabwe?

Did Mugabe set
a precedent?

For ICT management
in Zimbabwe.

Sunday, Sep 15th

Zimbabwe's $300m telecom industry capex for 2016

Zimbabwe's 0m telecom industry capex for 2016.

The Zimbabwean government plans to fork out approximately $300 million in capital investment into the country's telecommunications sector, where it now has established a significant interest following its buy-out of VimpelCom's 60% stake in Telecel Zimbabwe.

The government's interests in the sector now encompass two mobile operators, Telecel and NetOne, as well as fixed phone operator, TelOne and internet services provider, Powertel, among others.

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Thursday that communications was among only a few sectors - including tourism and construction - that had registered growth in 2015.

The government is now seeking to invest further in the industry to enhance its growth. "An amount of US$299.2 million will be invested in the sector in 2016, drawing largely from loan financing and public entities' own resources, targeted at expansion and upgrading projects," said Chinamasa.

NetOne, which is carrying out an ambitious network expansion project has drawn down $118 million, with $52.4 million having been disbursed by end of September. Network equipment worth $98.3 million has been delivered and installed across the country, according to officials.

In 2016, Chinamasa said, it is expected that a further $75.5 million will be disbursed towards upgrade of the mobile network operator's network.

The government will also seek to set-up and commission more data centres, complete the "mile connectivity" and establish community information centres and extension roll out the of e-government platform.


Digitally transforming Africa's agriculture sector Published on 04 September 2019

As a market, digital services in Africa's agriculture sector remains untapped say experts and could be worth over US$2.26-billion.

ContinuitySA's Willem Olivier named African Industry Personality of the year Published on 13 September 2019

Willem Olivier, General Manager: ContinuityAfrica, has been named Continuity and Resilience Industry Personality of the Year for 2019.

MTN condemns xenophobia Published on 03 September 2019

Africa-focused mobile network operator MTN has expressed its condemnation of prejudice and xenophobia amid continued media reports of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.