UPDATED: Zimbabwe Government Inflates Mobile Data Prices

The Government of Zimbabwe, through its regulatory body the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), has struck a blow against a mortal enemy. 2016 saw the rise of protest movements organised through social media, led by vocal Twitter and Facebook uses who were branded “social media terrorists” in the state media. After a…

OpenParly Are Doing Good Work

We received this from Tich, who is pretty chuffed with OpenParly; This is an appreciation post. I rarely send these. So, a week ago, I was following the @OpenParlyZW Twitter feed and they were sharing a few details on NRZ. I’ve been following the NRZ story with interest of late. Really trying to find out…

Toilet Facilities at the RG’s Office

We received a troubling report about the treatment of clients at the Registrar General’s Offices in Harare. Apparently, besides charging $0.50 to use the facilities, the guards are also rude in the process. It is a well known fact that whenever one goes to the registrars’ office they are likely to spend quite a bit of time…

Harare, Chitungwiza Water Works Being Rehabilitated

From the Harare Residents’ Trust: There is evidence on the ground to support the work being done at the water works and sewerage treatment works in Chitungwiza and Harare. During a familiarisation tour of the water and sewerage projects, the resources that have been poured in Harare and Chitungwiza were evidently changing the water and…

30 More Tollgates Coming – Mpofu

The government of Zimbabwe is planning to construct at least thirty new toll gates before the end of the year. Quoted in the Herald, Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Obert Mpofu, said at least ten of the new toll gates should be operational before the end of the first quarter. There are currently twenty-four operational toll…

ZIMRA causing chaos at Beitbridge

There is chaos currently brewing at Beitbridge border post. According to our source, ZIMRA have a new directive where only one bus is searched at one time, and that has created long queues on the Zimbabwean side. People are upset with the way Zimra officials are going about their duties, buses hav bn here 4…

ZINARA’s Enterprise Road tollgate

Dear Consumerism, I am writing to complain bitterly about the ZINARA run Enterprise Road Toll Gate situated just after the Shamva turn off coming from Murehwa. I was returning to Harare from a friends farm near Blue Ridge on Sunday evening when we were confronted by a long queue of vehicles spanning atleast 3,5km (almost…

Zimbabwe Road Traffic Fines

VEHICLE REGISTRATION & LICENCING ACT (CHAP.12:14) FINES: Printed 10 April 2013 Fine (US$)   Fail to… Display current vehicle licence 5 Produce documents within 7 days           to Police 5 Produce documents within 7 days           to VID 10 Licence vehicle registered vehicle-all classes 10 Display registration mark and Number OR its illegible 10 Notify change of…

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…

Ministry of Environment & Tourism website hacked

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has had a severely ugly website. That website has been hacked. I can’t tell if this happened recently, but the contact email address the hacker left suggests this may have happened sometime last year. MusLim HaCkeRs Virtual Soldier returns/ The Game Started Close the holes. 🙂 mailto : hacker.2011@w.cn…