Southern Africa

22 February 2017 Innovation Dinner.

Industry leaders discuss digital transformation at latest Innovation Dinner

February 25, 2017 • Company News, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT leaders converged on the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the latest Innovation Dinner, which was held on the 22nd of February 2017- and addressed the theme Developing a digital eco-system to drive efficiency and effectiveness. The Innovation Dinner, which was sponsored by Oracle, addressed the hard realities of digital disruption that are...

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Boehringer Ingelheim moves to combat South Africa’s stroke emergency with “stroke treatment-ready” Angels Initiative.

Boehringer Ingelheim to combat SA’s stroke pandemic

February 25, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In 2014, over 23 000 South Africans lost their lives due to a stroke, with one person diagnosed every six minutes. Despite the estimated 132 000 strokes a year occurring in South Africa, stroke care is inadequate for current patient needs, says Dr Feroza...

Colin Thornton, CEO, Dial a Nerd.

Does Gordhan’s New Budget Equal More Tech for Young Learners?

February 25, 2017 • Education, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Education technology can boost learner performance but there’s plenty of debate about how soon it should be used and then… how much. In his recent budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving...

Xenophobic violence sees contrasting online reactions from across the continent .

Africa reacts to SA xenophobic violence

February 24, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Xenophobic violence has once again reared its ugly head in South Africa. In recent weeks, scores of Nigerians shops and homes have been looted and destroyed across parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria, in an act of mob justice as they were allegedly drug dens...

BCX takes over from Telkom as the primary sponsor of South Africa’s most competitive professional cycling team.

Team BCX takes aim at cycling success in three racing disciplines

February 24, 2017 • Company News, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

It’s not as much a new team, but a new look as BCX takes over from Telkom as the primary sponsor of South Africa’s most competitive professional cycling team. BCX, is a newly launched brand, is Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider and...

South Africa's first alternative exchange, ZAR X.

South Africa’s first alternative exchange- ZAR X

February 23, 2017 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

On Monday the 50-year long monopoly enjoyed by the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) ended as South Africa’s first alternative exchange- ZAR X made its debut with the listing of agri-business Senwes and its holding company Senwes Beleggings (Senwesbel)...

Viesturs Zalaiskalns, HansaWorld South Channel Manager.

The rise of the remote workforce

February 23, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With the rise of broadband technology and a global move towards the pursuit of a healthy work/life balance, the number of employees working remotely has increased exponentially over the past couple of decades. Studies have conclusively shown that this more...


Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s end-to-end ICT solutions provider

February 23, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider. This new brand, built from a strategic partnership between Telkom Business and Business Connexion, is...

South Africa’s Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan (image: World Economic Forum)

SA Budget- R1.9bn allocated for widespread internet access

February 23, 2017 • Finance, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a bid to increase internet penetration in South Africa,  Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced in the 2017 Budget Speech, that the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services is set to receive R1.9bn over the medium term to invest in...

MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge

South Africa: MTN customer wins R100 000

February 23, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

MTN has made one of its customers R100 000 ($7700) richer through its music sponsorship prize. Misiwe Maki of Beacon Bay, East London won the life-changing prize money  after downloading ‘Blou’ by Laurika Rauch which was one of the caller tunez in the...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

SA healthcare braces to take on risk

February 23, 2017 • Healthcare, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The security risks facing the healthcare sector have never before been so broad or so complex, reports Fortinet. “Thanks to digitisation across the sector, the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, and the increasing sophistication of cyber...

Rob Cooper, Tax expert and Director of Legislation at Sage. (Image Source: Money Marketing)

Pravin Gordhan’s Budget pulls off a balancing act

February 23, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Budget Speech 2017/18 cushions the blows of a weak economy for the poor and asks the wealthy to pay more. With the South African government facing a R28 billion shortfall in tax revenue collection, Budget Speech 2017/18 was never going to have much good news...

How intelligent water meters can could aid in water crisis.

How intelligent metering platforms could alleviate SA’s water crisis

February 22, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa is the world’s 30th driest country. Let that sink in for a moment. As climate change continues to wreak havoc on natural ecosystems around the globe, we’re in a precarious position. Our average annual rainfalls of 450mm are almost half that...

Telkom are said to be considering a $1billion bid for Cell C. (Image Source: Events Burg)

Telkom pondering $1bn bid for Cell C

February 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

According to Bloomberg reports, South African telecom giant Telkom is considering a $1 billion bid for mobile operator Cell C, this is according to three people “familiar to the matter.” Cell C is trying to complete a recapitalisation drive...

Richard Beddow, CEO of ForexPeople

Forex intermediaries – an alternative for forex dealings

February 21, 2017 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Unfortunately, if you thought 2016 was a wild ride, it is likely to just have been the opening salvo before more upheaval. The foreign exchange market is set to be even more volatile in 2017 than before. Thanks to the Trump election, Brexit, possible populist...

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Samsung Africa Forum 2017

February 21, 2017 • Events, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Samsung will be hosting its 8th Annual Samsung Africa Forum between 23 and 25 February 2017 at the International Conference Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will showcase its commitment to the continent by introducing its latest range of...