[Dumisani Ndlela] 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] Zimbabwe's growing media group Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) has joined hands with Meet the Challenge Conference to create a new advertising awards brand, AMH Ngoma Awards, an announcement from the organisers said.
[Dumisani Ndlela] 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] 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 January 2011.
[Dumisani Ndlela] 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] Former Naspers digital media executive Johan Nel says his group Umuntu Media is to launch 19 internet portals across Africa between 2011 and 2012, with the Zambian portal having gone live on 1 January.
[Dumisani Ndlela] 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] 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] NetOne Cellular, the country's smallest cellular network operator by subscribers, has threatened to name and shame its post-paid customers with outstanding bills as it battles to free itself from a financial quagmire.
[Dumisani Ndlela] 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 Zimbabwe and the identity of the buyer.