High bank charges exposed

According to NewsDay, “Following public outcry over high service charges, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) and banking institutions signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which provides guidelines for the determination of interest rate margins and bank charges.” From the article: Banks are now required to pay an interest of 4% for time deposits of…

Inspired to change your ads

Deck Magazine posted this photo on their Facebook page earlier today. I, literally, have no words for the amount of … creative inspiration … Econet took here. Imitation – the sincerest form of flattery. * Click the image for the full glory Update – TechZim did a story on this in 2011. I even commented…

Powertel don’t mind sleeping (on the job)

I got a copy of The Herald from my workmate today, and this full-page is on Page 3. Who approved the copy for this PowerTel ad? Get yours today or reactivate from the following areas & enjoy whole night surfing if you don’t mind sleeping? What does that mean? Click the image above to see…

The price of luxury

Häagen-Dazs is an American ice-cream brand. As far as I know, it’s not easy to get in Zimbabwe. Spar Athienitis has it, though. At pretty high prices, compared to our own local brands. Personally, if Kefalos Vanilla Bean costs $4, why buy something else for $18? But that’s just me.

CABS bank charges are mysterious

I understand that CABS had their new website hacked, so maybe they do have an excuse for having outdated bank charges on their current site. What I don’t understand is the new ATM withdrawal charges. Are they making us pay for their fancy, new-fangled talking ATMs? Anyway, an ATM withdrawal used to be $1.00 and…

Well done, Utande

Wadzanayi has nothing but praise for Utande; I just want to applaud Dandemutande’s Support Centre for a splendid job they are doing. I believe these people are one of the most responsive service providers in Zimbabwe, yes. Having have dealt with soo many internet service providers, these guys have shown a great deal of responsiveness,…

Consumer Inflation Slows – NewsDay

From today’s NewsDay: Figures released by the Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency on Monday indicated that the year-on-year food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation stood at 3,85%, while non-food inflation stood at 2,61%. Month-on-month inflation in November was 0, 13% dropping 0,13 percentage points on the prior month rate of 0,26%. The month-on-month food and non-alcoholic beverages…

I&J Meal Box costs more than actual meal

I was at Athienitis Spar the other day, and as soon as I saw a display of I&J Meal Boxes, I went for it.

Their curry range is amazing, and I especially love the tikka masala. You would think it’s fresh from an Indian restaurant, not out of the box.

Dear Econet Wireless

Updated below The weekend before last there was a data outage. I have seen no explanation whatsoever, whether online or via SMS. And we all know how you love to send SMS. This past weekend was the same. In fact, Sunday was the day I really needed a reliable data service, and there was none….