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...

Huawei summit explores Cloud potential in Africa’s 4IR

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping

by SAVIOUS KWINIKAJOHANNESBURG – BUSINESS leaders and information and communications technology (ICT) experts will convene on Monday for a major summit to explore the capabilities of cloud computing in transforming industries in Africa during the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). They will convene virtually for the Huawei Cloud Summit Africa 2020 to assess how the Cloud would...

Diarrhoea, typhoid deaths add to Zimbabwe crises


from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare HARARE - AT least 23 people have died from outbreaks of water-borne diseases in Zimbabwe’s main cities in recent months. The capital city, Harare, and Bulawayo, the second capital, are the epicentres of the outbreaks of diarrhoea and typhoid. In Harare, ten people have died from...

Dung beetle attitude starves humans of divine food


True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKADUNG beetle, does that name ring a bell? If not, worry not. This week’s True Gospel will take you through my personal observation of this creature that has many names. Some call it dung roller, dung tunneler or feaces eater. Let me recall my...

COVID-19 financial impact on Zimbabwe alarming

Zebras enjoying themselves at a wildlife Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Photo, file picture.

from WELLINGTON TONI in HarareHARARE - ZIMBABWE had anticipated the year 2020 to be a watershed year for the tourism and hospitality sector, with projections of revenues totaling US$1,5 billion. However, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the country forecasts losses of between $500 million and $1,1 billion. The...