Pandemic spike concerns Zimbabwe tourism sector

Great Zimbabwe Monuments

from WELLINGTON TONI in HarareHARARE - ZIMBABWE’S hospitality industry is worried over the escalation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases coinciding with the partial re-opening of the sector by the government. Three weeks after restrictions around the sector were eased, cases of the pandemic have topped 2 700 and 36 deaths at the time of publication.

Country on knife-edge ahead of protests

Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) personnel

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in HarareHARARE - ZIMBABWE’S state security forces and anti-government protesters appear headed for another deadly showdown during nationwide protests planned for Friday. The government has constantly unleashed law enforcement agents and the military during such demonstrations and a warning by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to arrest of individuals masterminding the protest action.

COVID-19 claims top Zimbabwe soccer administrator

Former Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (PSL) CEO, Chris Sambo

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in HarareHARARE - THE football fraternity in Zimbabwe has been plunged into mourning following the death of prominent administrator reportedly because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Chris Sambo, the former chief executive officer of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) died at a hospital in the capital, Harare, in the early hours of Thursday...

Expert projects SMEs to beat COVID-19

Small and Medium Enterprises

from WELLINGTON TONI in HarareHARARE - THERE are still huge prospects for growth for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) plague. This is according to a prominent SMEs development expert and Southern Africa consultant, Joseline Sithole, as the pandemic shows no sign of abating.

Optimising the Cloud journey

George Thabit Ayad Thomas speaking at the Huawei Cloud Summit Africa 2020

Cloud services are critical for SMEs in the current environment, but they require experienced advisory and a comprehensive offering, writes George Thabit Ayad Thomas, Senior Solutions Manager of HUAWEI CLOUD Africa Region. The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown has effectively demobilised the global economy – and it’s no different here in South Africa. Production has...

CBZ shuts over COVID-19

Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe

from WELLINGTON TONI in HarareHARARE - ZIMBABWE'S largest commercial bank has shut down seven branches and five offices after 35 employees tested positive of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) Holdings also has lost an employee, who died from the pandemic over the past weekend. Dr Blessing Mudavanhu, the CBZ Group Chief...

Zimbabwe military general succumbs to COVID-19

Zimbabwe's Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Perence Shiri, dies of COVID-19

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in HarareHARARE - A retired military general among the masterminds of the coup that ousted Robert Mugabe in 2017 is the most prominent figure to succumb to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Zimbabwe. Perence Shiri, the former commander of the Air Force, died on Wednesday (today) at the age of 65.

OPINION: Why AI is the next best thing for customer experience management?

Andrea Tucker is Head of Research and Development Head at e4

by ANDREA TUCKERJOHANNESBURG - WHILE an omnichannel approach has become the norm across most industries, forward-looking businesses are considering the next level to gain competitive advantage. According to Andrea Tucker, Research and Development Head at e4, to disrupt a market using omnichannel strategy businesses will need to turn to Artificial Intelligence (AI). “AI has become a...

5G earmarked to rebuild COVID-ravaged economies

GSMA Chief Technology Officer, Alex Sinclair

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Johannesburg, South AfricaJOHANNESBURG – THE fifth-generation technology standard for cellular networks (5G) is projected to play a pivotal role in aiding the recovery of economies ravaged by the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). GSM Association (GSMA or Global System for Mobile Communications) believes the deployment of 5G must remain at...

Experts endorse ICTs to eradicate COVID-19

Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chair

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Johannesburg, South AfricaJOHANNESBURG – GLOBAL firm, Huawei, believes information and communications technology (ICT) offers hope in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Company executives disclosed the Chinese-headquartered firm had developed solutions to curb the spread of the pandemic that is wreaking havoc across the world through thousands of deaths and devastation...