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Google Impact Challenge launches in South Africa

Google Impact Challenge launches in South Africa

May 24, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments (0)

Google has announced the launch of the Google Impact Challenge | South Africa. The technology company is committing $2m worth of grant funding to non-profits in South Africa through the challenge, which will see funding awarded to non-profits which are innovating using technology to reach their goals. Google is issuing an open call for non-profits [&hellip...

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In Partnership with CcHub Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its First Hub Space in Africa

Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos

May 24, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria – its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers,...

Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo

Drones to monitor progress of Gauteng service delivery projects

May 23, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Gauteng department of infrastructure development has launched a programme using drones to monitor the progress of projects across the province. The initiative launched on Monday in Etwatwa‚ Ekurhuleni‚ demonstrated the uses of drones with the nerve...

Comsol collaborates with Verizon and Samsung to roll out 5G trials in South Africa

Comsol collaborates with Verizon and Samsung to roll out 5G trials in South Africa

May 23, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Comsol Networks, a local telecommunications company, is collaborating with Verizon and Samsung to launch 5G wireless trials in South Africa. 5G is widely considered to be the next step in the evolution of wireless networking and has the potential to connect...

President of the African Development Bank, Ayodeji Adesina

Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialisation, says President Adesina

May 23, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday with a call on African Governments to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent’s industrial revolution. Participants...

Digital transformation to boost local jobs and IT sector performance

Digital transformation to boost local jobs and IT sector performance

May 22, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new study by data analytics firm IDC is finding that digital transformation in the era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge will enable organisations to create new jobs, with the IT sector in South Africa expected to create as much as 119,000 net new...

97 percent of Kenyans use online video service

97 percent of Kenyans use online video service

May 22, 2018 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The latest study from GfK shows that 97% of Kenyan adults with Internet access are using some form of online video service, with nearly two-thirds paying to view digital online content. The international ViewScape survey covers Africa (South Africa, Kenya and...

GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

May 22, 2018 • Features, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

GirlCode, a non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to empower girls through technology recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch a nationwide competition which will award 30 Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs)...

SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

SatADSL and Camtel team up to connect Cameroon

May 22, 2018 • Satellite Communications, West AfricaComments (0)

SatADSL, a provider of professional VSAT services via satellite, and Camtel – Cameroon’s national telecommunications provider – today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon. The formal agreement follows a pilot...

ICASA has taken the first step in addressing the high cost of data in South Africa.

ICASA To Protect Customers Against Data Bill Shock

May 21, 2018 • Big Data, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ICASA has taken the first step in addressing the high cost of data in South Africa. A number of new regulations are making networks unhappy. ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) recently published its End-User and Subscriber Service...

Cryptocurrency-ATM launches in South Africa

Cryptocurrency-ATM launches in South Africa

May 21, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vendibit, a South African blockchain company, has announced the re-opening and rebranding of Africas very first “VTM”, a “cryptocurrency-ATM”, also called a BTM, upgraded with Vendibit blockchain technology. The machine originally...

Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

May 21, 2018 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

If there was ever a time to watch progress in Africa, it would be now. As we have seen so many times before, the continent has the ability to leapfrog technological trends and with the rapid scaling of digital technologies we believe there are huge...

BBD and Vodacom partner to win Best Mobile App award

Vodacom will offer Microsoft Azure services in June

May 21, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft, has announced that it will be launching Microsoft Azure solutions – available to customers in June. According to Fatima Hassim, managing executive for Products and Services at Vodacom Business, Microsoft Azure enables...

Paratus Botswana now offers Quality Molex Cabling solutions

Paratus Botswana now offers Quality Molex Cabling solutions

May 21, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Paratus Botswana has launched a new initiative that is aimed at equipping employees with the skills needed to meet the challenges of the fast-evolving technological world. It has launched an intensive training course for staff to futureproof customers’...

TelOne granted Video On Demand broadcasting license in Zimbabwe

TelOne granted Video On Demand broadcasting license in Zimbabwe

May 21, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

TelOne, Zimbabwe’s state-owned fixed phone and internet operator, has secured a broadcasting licence for Video-on-Demand (VoD) services. The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) granted an operating license to TelOne to create a VoD. The agreement...

Creating a reliable climate model for South Africa

Creating a reliable climate model for South Africa

May 20, 2018 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa’s Center for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) hosts the largest and fastest computer in Africa, called Lengau. (“Lengau” means “Cheetah” in Setswana). And over the past year CHPC has increased Lengau’s core count by more than 33% —...