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Net Neutrality unboxed: What proponents in Zimbabwe fail to appreciate

Lately there has been increased interest, interference, regulation and policy pronouncements in the Zimbabwean telecommunications arena; while some of these initiatives at face value seem beneficial to the consumer, there is need to unpack them to understand their...

Number of unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpasses half a billion

More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study. ‘The Mobile Economy: Africa 2016 study was published at the GSMA Mobile 360 Africa...

Achieving the right cybersecurity balance

A worldwide explosion of apps and e-commerce sites has created a disjointed control over data that is shared between organisations, leading to security breaches. Furthermore, personal information disclosed on social platforms and via unsecured channels has created a...

Statement on government threats to regulate abuse of social media

MISA-Zimbabwe notes with great concern escalating threats by government to “regulate” social media in a statement issued by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) and echoed by senior government officials. The vagueness of the...

MISA Zimbabwe decries cutting off WhatsApp in Zimbabwe

As MISA-Zimbabwe monitors the enjoyment of media freedom and freedom of expression during the ongoing protest dubbed ShutDown Zimbabwe, it is gravely concerned with the apparent disabling of the WhatsApp platform since the morning of 6 July 2016. The platform had...

Zimbabwe: Indigenising digital revolution

By Stanely Mushava The universal penetration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is one of the defining phenomena of the 21st century. However, like any revolution, it is characterised by its own power relations: creators and receivers, metropolises...

IT governance integral part of corporate governance

IN the world today, Information Technology (IT) has become so indispensable to our daily lives to an extent that no organisation, be it for profit or non-profit, can operate efficiently and competitively without some form of automation or a robust IT system. For any...

MISA Zimbabwe & POTRAZ open dialogue on net neutrality

Earlier today the Media Insititute of Southern Africa of Zimbabwe (MISA -Zimbabwe) and the local telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, brought together the country’s internet service providers and mobile networks operators for a discussion on net neutrality. The discussion,...