Southern Africa

Linebooker, transport management, trucking companies

Online transport management startup disrupts SA freight industry

July 25, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Linebooker, an online transport management company that matches trucks with loads in Cape Town, is disrupting South Africa’s freight transport industry. According to the company, Linebooker has enjoyed an excellent five months since its official launch in February 2017. It recently expanded its offering to manage all disciplines of primary transport,...

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Software AG, Gupta, Scandal, Kickbacks, South Africa, Corruption, Report, GuptaLeaks

Software AG Awaits German Head-Office Response Amidst Gupta Kickback Furore

July 25, 2017 • General, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Another week, another Gupta kickback allegation. This time it is German software giant- Software AG – being linked to the infamous Gupta family in leaked emails. According to amaBhungane and Scorpio, an investigative journalism site, leaked Gupta...

Africa Code Week, SAP, MIT Media Lab

Africa Code Week to Scale Coding Literacy

July 25, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Ministry of Basic Education in Botswana has partnered with SAP and trained over 400 local teachers to code, in a series of Train-the-Trainer sessions in preparation for SAP Africa Code Week 2017. The training sessions took place at Gaborone Senior...

702, #MTN702WALK

South Africa: Radio 702 anchor takes on station over controversial tweet

July 24, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

On Sunday, Talk radio station 702 in partnership with MTN held Walk the Talk, a walkathon organised by the station to bring attention to violence against women and children in South Africa. During the walk, 702 posted a tweet comparing two black kids to...

multi-cloud, applications service, F5 Networks,

New Multi-Cloud- ready application services launched in SA

July 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The cloud and security solutions provider, F5 Networks last week announced the availability of new, multi-cloud-ready application services for the South African market. The applications are designed to provide consistency in multi-cloud environments, and aim...

Mobile, Banking, Africa, Opinion, M-Banking, Unbanked, Financial Inclusion

The role of mobile financial services in achieving financial inclusion in Africa

July 24, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Africa is at the forefront of mobile banking (M-banking). It is also one of the continents with the lowest levels of financial inclusion. Because of the penetration of the mobile phone in the telecommunications sector, mobile banking has taken off...

Africa's highest paid president listed.

Top 10 Highest Paid African Presidents Listed

July 22, 2017 • East Africa, Features, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent’s many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world....

Oracle, Appointment, MD, South Africa

Niral Patel Appointed New Oracle South Africa MD

July 22, 2017 • Company News, People, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Oracle South Africa today announced the appointment of Niral Patel as Managing Director and Technology Leader. Niral will be based in Johannesburg and will be responsible for accelerating the adoption of Oracle Cloud solutions, identifying new growth...

Software AG, Gupta, Scandal, Kickbacks, South Africa, Corruption, Report, GuptaLeaks

SAP-Gupta kickback investigation: Interim management team appointed

July 22, 2017 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

International software giants, SAP, today announced an interim management team for Africa after four management team members were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a forensic investigation into allegations related to one of the...

MiWay, Racist, Email, Fake, Twitter, Reaction

South Africa: Fake or Real? Twitter Reacts To “Racist” MiWay Email

July 21, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday afternoon social media across South Africa was kicked into overdrive as an email  riddled with racist language which appeared to implicate insurance company, MiWay, surfaced on Twitter. The email which was apparently written by a MiWay claims...

Connectivity has made South Africa vulnerable to the threat of online fraud and identity theft.

Keeping your ID safe in the cybersphere: 4 tips you need to know

July 21, 2017 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Over the course of the past decade, the brick-and-mortar institutions of yesteryear have rapidly been replaced by online counterparts, with South Africans now turning to the Internet to perform banking transactions, book flights and even shop for groceries....

Network Unlimited, Mandela day, Community, Project,

Mandela Day 2017: Networks Unlimited lends practical support to church’s goal of creating sustainable vegetable garden

July 21, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

Networks Unlimited, a value-added distributor within the converged technology, data centre, networking and security landscapes, has supported the fund-raising efforts of one of its partners, EOH, at the Randpark Ridge United Church in Johannesburg, by helping...

Chat Find,

Create a free mobile shopfront with Chat Find

July 20, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Chat Find, a new app which offers businesses, large and small, a commercially viable mobile commerce platform, has been made available to South African business owners. Mobile is becoming an increasingly important space for businesses, with statistics...

The establishment of Leadhome was inspired by the need for transformation in the real estate industry.

Interview: LeadHome, CTO John Murray speaks about tech disruption in real estate

July 20, 2017 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African human/tech hybrid estate agency, Leadhome, was launched two years ago and helps homeowners with buying and selling property. The modern estate agency provides solutions using technology in a bid to simplify estate agency processes. Earlier this...

Cyber Crime tips, Security, Risks, Cyber, Threats

Increased Focus On Managing Cyber Risks In SA

July 20, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African business owners need to understand that cybersecurity is not just a technical consideration, but an enterprise-wide risk that needs to be addressed at board level. This according to Brian Browne, Principal in Mazars’ Cybersecurity Practice in...

Westcon-Comstor's head office in Johannesburg.

Common business platform to benefit Westcon-Comstor Zambian customers

July 19, 2017 • Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Westcon-Comstor, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, is pleased to announce that customers in Zambia will now benefit from the global roll-out of SAP, which is today...