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Galaxy Note7 banned from all flights in South Africa.
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South Africa: Galaxy Note7 not allowed on flights

October 21, 2016

Samsung South Africa, in support of the global recall and banning of Galaxy Note7 devices from flights, is implementing an exchange programme with exchange...


Eseye regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Jeremy Potgieter.

Why Africa needs IoT

October 21, 2016

Eseye, a global provider of intelligent connectivity for IoT says that the IoT has the ability to fundamentally change the landscape of data communications and...

Air Mauritius Selects IBM Cloud and Analytics to Fuel Growth Plans
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Air Mauritius partners IBM

October 20, 2016


Tigo telecoms

Tigo continues to evolve the five birth registration initiative

October 6, 2016

Tigo is supporting the government under-five birth registration initiative through innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of...

Financial Services


Mastercard, Ecobank ink deal to reach 100 Million customers by 2020

October 20, 2016

The Ecobank Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard to roll-out Masterpass QR, a mobile payment solution, across 33 African...



Wipro Launches AgileBase Platform on Microsoft Azure, Enhances DevOps Adoption

Wipro Launches AgileBase Platform on Microsoft Azure

October 18, 2016

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has announced that it has successfully launched its...

Gadgets and Gaming

The new Alienware notebooks are made for virtual reality enthusiasts and demanding gamers, adding even more VR-ready options to Dell’s industry-leading offerings for both Oculus and HTC Vive headsets.

Alienware introduces first ever VR-ready notebooks

October 10, 2016

Alienware introduces its first ever VR-ready notebooks. The new line of notebooks boasts the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series family of GPUs; desktop-class...

  • Mobile Data Usage

    5 ways to lower your cellular charges while travelling

    October 21, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

    Being in a completely strange place without having anything in common,exploring new cultures and destinations brings you the ultimate happiness. You can have the time of your life until something very ‘’little’’ just spoils your entire vacation. One such things is running out of airtime or battery getting in a way of your communication. Often [&hellip...

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    6 things you didn’t know you could do with your smartphone

    October 20, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

    A majority of us have and use smartphones on the daily, but how many of us actually maximize its functions? Aside from voice calls, social networking, telling the time, listening to music and maybe using the device as a flashlight, there are so many other creative ways the smartphone can be used beyond their standard features to [&hellip...

  • Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app (image: Google)

    10 key trends shaping digital entertainment on demand

    October 19, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories

    On-demand entertainment is relatively new to the South African market, but it is already taking the market by storm and evolving on the fly. Taryn Uhlmann, Executive Head of Operations at Discover Digital, a digital entertainment and video on demand services company, predicts 10 key trends to shape on-demand services in the short term: The [&hellip...

  • Jack Ma listed a the most influential technology leader in China

    China’s 10 Richest Tech Entrepreneurs

    October 4, 2016 • Lists, Top Stories

    China can easily be described as being in the forefront of technology and a leader in economic transformation. According to a report by the WEF, Chinese openness to technology has enabled their growth and success. What China has proved is that technology, although slow and costly is a great investment and instrumental to economic growth [&hellip...

  • Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg during a visit in Kenya.

    Top 10 African countries with the most Facebook users

    September 3, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Top Stories

    Africa is growing rapidly and so is internet penetration on the continent. The use of mobile phones and increasing availability of Wifi has enabled users across Africa to become more active on social media platforms such as Facebook. Recently, the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to Nigeria, the country with the second highest Facebook users [&hellip...

  • Mobile banking and finance concept

    Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

    August 23, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West Africa

    As mobile internet connectivity grows, African youth are fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse and transact on the web. According to the GSMA (Mobile Economy Report 2015), mobile internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa was expected to reach 38% by 2020. This has largely been driven by lower costs of smartphones, which the GSMA says [&hellip...


Video calling apps

From an Idea to an App – How not to fail

July 13, 2016

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonizing if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it’s even worse if you are...


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2-day bootcamp for mobile tech startups in Cape Town announced

October 21, 2016

Early-stage venture capital firm and innovation accelerator, Nest has announced a partnership with MTN Solution Space at the University of Cape Town Graduate...

Company News


Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA at Galix Networking

The case for Security as a Service

October 20, 2016

Companies have been hard-pressed for many years to look for ways to do more with less, but when it comes to IT, more focus and budget is given to...


L – R: Mrs Adebimpe Ihekuna, Head Banking Products FirstBank; Mr Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank; Ebi Atawodi, General Manager for Uber in Nigeria and Mr Babatunde Lasaki, Head Media and External Relations FirstBank

Uber Nigeria partners FirstBank in used vehicle finance deal

October 20, 2016

Uber Nigeria ( today announced that it is now making low-interest, used-vehicle loans available to its top-rated driver-partners. The pioneering move...

Retail Industry


MTN zero rates access to online curriculum for university students.
Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive Officer: MTN South Africa.

South Africa: Students to enjoy free internet access on university campuses

October 21, 2016

South Africa’s university students will now be able to access their online curriculum without incurring data costs, thanks to a decision by MTN to zero rate...

Mining and Energy

Nic Rudnick, CEO and founder Liquid Telecom Group.

Botswana Power Corporation and Liquid Telecom ink JV

October 21, 2016

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and Liquid Telecom have agreed to enter into a joint venture. The agreement will see BPC lease excess optical fibres from its...