Zimbabwe's telecommunications regulator has ordered mobile phone network operators to penalise subscribers who have not yet complied with a directive to register their personal details ahead of a 28 February 2011 deadline.
Dumisani Ndlela 31 Jan 2011
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has begun a process to roll out telecommunication services to rural areas through the Universal Service Fund (USF), which has been idle for years.
Dumisani Ndlela 27 Jan 2011
Research Bureau International has won the tender to conduct the All Media and Products Survey (ZAMPS) over a two-year period from 2011 to 2012 after a unanimous decision by the Zimbabwe Advertising Research Foundation (ZARF) board on Monday, 17...
Dumisani Ndlela 21 Jan 2011
The Zimbabwe government has blocked the purchase of a 24% stake in TM Supermarkets by South Africa's retail group Pick n Pay due to an indigenisation law requiring foreign and white-owned firms to relinquish control to black Zimbabweans.
Dumisani Ndlela 20 Jan 2011
The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has urged diffusion and webcasting service providers to register their operations this year, saying it had the backing of the law to demand fees and licence their operations.
Dumisani Ndlela 12 Jan 2011
Advertising and design practitioner Jarrod Pretorius has established an advertising agency with great promise to transform advertising in Zimbabwe which he said had "become lazy and obvious".
Dumisani Ndlela 6 Jan 2011
South Africa's Massmart, a sitting duck for a US$2 billion takeover bid by US retailer Wal-Mart Store Inc., has sold its Zimbabwe unit to retail group, OK Zimbabwe. The deal ends months of speculation over Massmart's planned disposal of Makro...
Dumisani Ndlela 10 Dec 2010
Newspaper executives have not yet seen the excitement that characterised yesteryear festive season bumper editions in which publications overflowed with advertisements, but their advertising industry counterparts agree that the market has turned the...
Dumisani Ndlela 8 Dec 2010
Telecommunications group Econet Wireless Zimbabwe eclipsed the Coca-Cola brand to clinch the Superbrand award at a ceremony held Thursday, 2 December 2010. Coca-Cola trailed to second position, with the Spar retail franchise coming third.
Dumisani Ndlela 6 Dec 2010
Zimbabwean marketing guru Michael Hogg, who sold his advertising agency in 2005, has staged a phenomenal come back after a surprise acquisition of CM&A Ogilvy from Barker McCormac Ogilvy & Mather. Bizcommunity has learnt that the transaction was...
Dumisani Ndlela 3 Dec 2010
Zimbabwe's Meikles group has agreed to allow Pick n Pay to rebrand TM Supermarkets after a deal in which the South African retailer will shore up its shareholding in the supermarket chain to 49%.
Dumisani Ndlela 2 Dec 2010
The Population Services International (PSI) Zimbabwe is to withdraw all advertisements discouraging promiscuous behaviour by men after women's rights activists condemned it as sexist. The PSI, which has been at the forefront of campaigns against the...
Dumisani Ndlela 29 Nov 2010
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) is pushing for drastic cuts in internet tariffs, which critics have said are "the most expensive in the world".
Dumisani Ndlela 26 Nov 2010
Zimbabwe's Competition and Tariff Commission (CTC) says it has opened investigations into alleged abuse of monopoly by the state-owned fixed-line telephone service operator, TelOne. In a public notice, CTC said it would embark on the investigation in...
Dumisani Ndlela 23 Nov 2010
The Zimbabwe Advertising Research Foundation (ZARF) is inviting bids for the Zimbabwe All Media and Products Survey (ZAMPS) over a two-year period from 2011 to 2012. The ZAMPS is a continuous survey commissioned by the Zimbabwe Advertising Research...
Dumisani Ndlela 23 Nov 2010
Zimbabwean retailers have begun their big push for the 13th cheque - bonus money that always comes ahead of the year-end festive season. The Christmas carols are already playing in decorated shops and complexes, and it is all looking beautiful.
Dumisani Ndlela 19 Nov 2010