3D Printing and Zimbabwe

After realizing this opportunity I went out searching and believe it or not, 3D printers are already present in Zimbabwe, albeit on a small scale. As I write, there are some hobbyists who are doing 3D printing using PLA and ABS plastics. The printers are being used for prototyping and can be used to make once off customised products. One example shown to me was a case for a Raspberry Pi computing device

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The Internet of everything: Is Zimbabwe Ready?

Currently Zimbabwe's average Internet speed sits at 3.05Mbps which is way below the global average of 17.9Mbps. Zimbabwe is ranked 106 in the world in-terms of Internet speed. At such speeds not much can be done in the connected world thus a lot of investment needs to be done to improve the bandwidth capacity to make sure that everyone benefits from the Internet of Everything.

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Mobile money accelerates financial inclusion in Zimbabwe

Considering the country’s liquidity crunch, mobile money has ushered in a new convenient way of doing business. With current mobile money services you can now send and receive money, pay for groceries in retail outlets, pay for public transport, make newspaper subscriptions, buy airtime, pay utility bills like water bills, rent, satellite TV in the absence of  hard cash. Most recently EcoCash introduced EcoCash Save which allows you to save any amount of money and get zero percent interest loans after 3 months. EcoCash has also gone the extra mile by allowing companies to pay salaries through mobiles.

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