Mobile and Telecoms

Brett Loubser, Managing Director of WeChat Africa, and Dennis Hau, Head of Product for International Business Group and WeChat parent company Tencent (image: Charlie Fripp)

WeChat introduces digital wallet service in South Africa

November 27, 2015

At an exclusive event, which was held in Johannesburg South Africa, WeChat revealed that it has extended its features with the introduction of a digital wallet...


Merck Innovation

Merck to launch HIV monitoring system for Africa

November 24, 2015

Merck, during the course of November 2015, hosted a discussion with researchers to discuss the intention to launch its Muse Auto CD4/CD4% System, a portable...

IT News Africa TV


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    Top 7 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime

    November 26, 2015 • Lists, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories

    Security software, processes and systems are not enough to beat cybercriminals. They’re clever, they’re focused and they have time. South Africa is one of only 28 countries to have a cyber-security policy in place, but it is widely criticised. We have been victim to the most cyber-attacks on the continent this year, and we lose [&hellip...

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    Top 4 Mobile App development companies in Nigeria

    November 12, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories, West Africa

    According to, the persistent rise in the use of smartphones and tablets within the country has led to a mobile revolution in Nigeria. Essentially, people now tend to seek mobile solutions more often and thus, enhance the growth of the mobile app development industry. While there is already a long list of both old [&hellip...


    Top 7 ways to protect yourself from the surge in cybercrime

    November 3, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories

    Online fraud is on the increase in South Africa, with criminals seeing individuals’ online banking accounts as particularly rich pickings. Cybercrime, of which online banking scams account for significant portion, is costing South Africa about R5.8 billion a year, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Phishing and SIM swap fraud in [&hellip...

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    Top 10 MyWorld of Tomorrow speakers revealed

    October 19, 2015 • BCX in Africa, Lists, Top Stories

    With a variety of top notch speakers lined up for the MyWorld of Tomorrow conference, visitors to the event can expect to hear from a blend of local and international thought leaders in the fields of innovation, technology, cybersecurity, renewable energy and much more. IT News Africa has selected some of the best speakers attending [&hellip...

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    Africa’s Top 10 Richest in Tech

    October 13, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories

    Africa is home to some of the richest individuals in the world. One of the richest, according to Forbes, in Africa is currently Aliko Dangote who hails from Nigeria. Dangote initially made his money in cement, sugar, and flour; however, Africa’s richest man is now looking to the oil industry to grow his fortune. While Dangote may [&hellip...

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    Top 8 ways to protect mobile apps in Africa

    October 8, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories

    According to a report released by Scallon Communications in October 2014, more than half of all South African organizations experienced mobile security breaches over the preceding year. This isn’t surprising given the vast numbers of people who now use mobile devices at work. A study from Cisco last year revealed that half of all South [&hellip...


Star Wars Battlefront Review

Star Wars Battlefront Review

November 25, 2015 •

Star Wars Battlefront has finally arrived on the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The title has been developed by EA Dice and published by Electronic Arts. The...

Gadgets and Gaming

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PlayStation reveals PS4 Summer Sale in SA

November 27, 2015

Ster Kinekor Entertainment has revealed a summer sale. According to the company the sale will begin on the 27th of November 2015 and end 10th January 2016....


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The trends that will shape Angola’s technology landscape

November 23, 2015

Like the rest of the global economy, technological innovation needs to be at the heart of Angola’s, or any other African nations’, future economic success....



Female tech entrepreneur develops on-demand network for financial advice

November 25, 2015

Riovic, which is a virtual financial advice service in South Africa, will – according to the startup – change financial services forever in South...

Company News


mobile security

Top 7 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime

November 26, 2015

Security software, processes and systems are not enough to beat cybercriminals. They’re clever, they’re focused and they have time. South Africa is...


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Nigeria: Yudala makes first drone delivery

November 29, 2015

According to a report via The Herald, online and offline shopping platform “Yudala” has revealed that it has made its first delivery via the use...