Private Equity World Africa, 19-21 March, One Whitehall Place, London, UK

February 8, 2012 Comments Off on Private Equity World Africa, 19-21 March, One Whitehall Place, London, UK

Matamba Anonaka Technology Holdings is proud to be speaking at Private Equity World Africa. Private Equity World Africa is a two day conference dedicated to identifying the most exciting private equity opportunities on the continent. It brings together leading LPs and GPs to discuss opportunities presented by Africa’s emerging middle class, real estate, financial services, […]

2012 With a Bang

January 24, 2012 Comments Off on 2012 With a Bang

Well the telecoms industry seems to have got off to a roaring start this year.  Econet, via Liquid Telecom acquires ZOL in a move that promises to make all ISP’s and IAP’s sit up and take notice, Telecel are all over the news with the departure of an entire management team, a new (temporary) boss […]

Taking a Flyer

October 13, 2011 Comments Off on Taking a Flyer

Team Gikko have been making their way to the Victoria Falls today to participate in the third Marketers Convention being held by the Marketing Association of Zimbabwe.  At this point I had intended to add a weblink but it appears that the Marketers Association does not have a website!!!!..no comment) This annual event is where […]

Getting The Message Across!!

September 12, 2011 2 comments

I received some interesting research data today about the current status of, and the future of mobile messaging. According to Portia Research, 6.9 Trillion messages were sent in 2010, generating revenues of US$114.6 Billion.  Numbers like this of course don’t scare Zimbabweans, but I thought you would be interested to know that the above figures […]

One swallow doth not a summer make!

August 17, 2011 3 comments

Long time no hear I know, but we’ve been busy!! However, I thought it important to share with you my recent experiences as a judge at the inaugural Zimbabwe Tech Start-Up Challenge. First of all go take a look at http://www.techzim.co.zw/2011/08/3-more-finalists-are-selected-for-the-startup-challenge/ which will give you a good idea of what happened. Search the site for […]

New Business Model to Save African CyberCafes – Higher Bandwidth, Higher Margins, Higher Transactions

June 13, 2011 Comments Off on New Business Model to Save African CyberCafes – Higher Bandwidth, Higher Margins, Higher Transactions

This heading is the title of an article published this week by Balancing Act which makes for interesting reading. The basic observation in the article is that research in Tanzania has shown that more and more people are using mobile phones to access the internet than are going to cybercafes for these services. However with […]

Zimbabwe telecoms ‘highest growth potential’

April 29, 2011 Comments Off on Zimbabwe telecoms ‘highest growth potential’

According to a recent article on CommunicationsAfrica.com, Zimbabwe has the highest telecoms growth potential in sub-Saharan Africa. Zimbabwe telecommunications giant Econet Wireless has been rated as the telecommunications company with the highest growth potential in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), according to the latest Renaissance Capital report.The fact that the penetration rate in Zimbabwe still falls far […]

Ok so maybe there are a few opportunities to invest in Zim…but are there enough?

March 2, 2011 Comments Off on Ok so maybe there are a few opportunities to invest in Zim…but are there enough?

At the outset let me say “of course there are…otherwise we wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing”. However, you’re not likely to simply take my word for it, so I’ll try to explain why I say that. First of all, there are the more obvious reasons, such as the second largest platinum deposits in the […]

EuroMoney Zimbabwe Investment Conference – Will the real Frontier Investors please step forward…

March 2, 2011 1 comment

EuroMoney have recently announced that they are hosting an investment conference focussed exclusively on Zimbabwe.  Interestingly, this appears to be the first international institutional investment conference on Zim, to actually be held in –country, and surely they are to be commended for this effort. The line-up of speakers and panellists boasts of the very highest […]