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Digital Classroom In a Box unveiled

February 11, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Gilat Satcom has announced that its Digital Classroom In A Box is now available for shipping to Africa, as a part of the Smart Village turnkey solution. This new concept for rural schools was unveiled at The Aid & International Development Forum summit which took place in Ethiopia last week. The summit looked at how technological [&hellip...

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App opens the boom when users arrive at and leave a parking lot.

South Africa: Cashless, ticketless parking app launched

February 10, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new cashless, ticketless, user-friendly parking app is set to take the hassle out of parking using license plate recognition (LPR) technology. KaChing, which officially launches today, uses LPR technology to open the boom when users arrive at and leave a...

Artists have enjoyed huge success from the sales of ringtones.

Mobile operators accused of ripping off musicians

February 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Artists in South Africa have accused local mobile operators Vodacom and MTN of violating copyright laws. According to a report in The City Press, popular musicians DJ Cleo and Flavour N’abania have requested for sales data from MTN, Content Connect...

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AG Mobile launches in Nigeria

February 3, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African mobile technology brand AG Mobile has launched in Nigeria. Recognised as one of the continent’s first ODM (original design manufacturer), it was the first South African brand to release its own mobile device in 2007. This is the ninth African...

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South Africa: Online travel agency lands $40m investment

February 3, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Amadeus, the global technology investor, today announced a $40m investment in Travelstart in partnership with MTN, Africa’s leading mobile and digital life services operator. Travelstart is the leading online travel agency in Africa, and has built a market...

Africans see potential in Bitcoin to facilitate money tranfers (image: Shutterstock)

What are the barriers to Bitcoin adoption in South Africa?

February 3, 2016 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Amid the current global economic turmoil the largely misunderstood and somewhat maligned cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has come into the spotlight as a realistic foil for existing payment methods. While the Bitcoin debate rages, fuelled by the emergence of the...

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South Africa: Telkom offers free fibre trial

February 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom today launched an offer to more than 11 000 DSL customers across the country, who can now experience Telkom’s fibre technology, at no additional cost. In this trial, DSL customers within Telkom’s fibre footprint will be given the opportunity to...

Barclays Africa has commenced work with eight teams to advance concepts generated during the Barclays Africa Global Data Hackathon. (Image credit:www.moneybright.co.uk)

Barclays Africa begins work with hackathon winners

February 1, 2016 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Barclays Africa has commenced work with eight teams to advance concepts generated during the Barclays Africa Global Data Hackathon held at Johannesburg’s Turbine Hall in late 2015. The 24-hour Global Data Hackathon was created to leverage the power of the...

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South Africa: Twitter reacts to Vodacom outage

January 27, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Twitter reacts to Vodacom outage

Vodacom subscribers in Gauteng have reported problems on the network, via social media platform Twitter, on 27 June 2016 saying that they have been unable to access data services as well as had difficulty making voice calls. According to downdetector.co.za...

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Teachers need sufficient training to deploy tech in African schools

January 26, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Teachers need sufficient training to deploy tech in African schools

I’ve spoken a lot about the importance of technology in education, and how it can help to facilitate sufficient learning and bring effective teaching to learners in the more remote areas. How it can be harnessed in a variety of ways to improve the quality...

Top Tech News 2016.

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

January 22, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

The internet has been a rather unstable place this week. Not only was internet connectivity disrupted across the African continent, but social media platform Twitter also suffered an outage – on mobile and web – which prevented users from...

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Telkom sponsors 2016 Education Innovation Summit

January 21, 2016 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom sponsors 2016 Education Innovation Summit

Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa, has named Telkom as the Gold sponsor of the upcoming Education Innovation Summit. On the 17th of March 2016, leaders within the IT and education sectors will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain...

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Top 10 recruitment websites in Africa

January 18, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Before the internet had evolved into what it is today many job seekers, throughout Africa, would resort to physically handing their CV in at a potentially employer. To add to this, job seekers would also visit job centers as well as look to the local paper in...

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Top 5 Big Data trends for 2016

January 18, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

With the New Year upon us, financial institutions and businesses will be looking to leverage Big Data analytics as one of the means to overcome the current tough economic conditions. Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at FNB Business, says the use of Big...

Top Tech News 2016

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

January 15, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

The technology sector has been buzzing this week. While many consumers are enjoying Netflix across Africa, the company has revealed that it will be taking steps in order to prevent its customers from streaming content that’s only available outside their...

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African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

January 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

According to the Disrupt Africa’s African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2015, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500. South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured...