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Telkom Business Connexion & Cisco reveal SA’s First End-to-End HCS

June 24, 2016 • BCX in Africa, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Telkom Business Connexion and Cisco announce the official launch of one of South Africa’s first end-to-end Hosted Collaboration Solutions (HCS) offerings. This best-in-class solution harnesses powerful communication and collaboration tools to provide customers with bespoke, scalable and anywhere-access to the feature-rich solutions stored in the cloud and...

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Top tips to keep your financial data safe on the internet

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With the rise of e-commerce in Africa, it is almost unavoidable to buy products online or give your personal information to websites. While this development has made buying and selling so much easier, it has also increased the risk of identity theft and...

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Vodacom & Gauteng Department of Education to address education challenges

June 24, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom and the Gauteng Department of Education have renewed their commitment to a seven-year partnership which will see a revamped and feature rich mobile application (app) for Gauteng schools rolled out across the province this month to better assist school...

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South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wits University has announced that it has developed a suite of online course offerings that will be made available over the next three years to enhance access to higher education. These include massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform, short...

Selling to the CIO

Top 8 tips for Selling to the CIO

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Let’s face it, selling to the modern-day CIO is not an easy task. These industry executives essentially live busy lives. They are busy 24/7, and are bombarded with technical sales calls day in and day out; however, there are ways and means to...

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Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

June 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10...


Top 5 factors that differentiate fintech in Africa

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Fintech in Africa, as elsewhere in the world, is big business. Investment is flooding into startups providing innovative ways of offering financial services. Startups in the fintech space took on almost 30 per cent of the total funding raised by African...

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Isaac Mophatlane named CEO of Telkom Business Connexion

June 22, 2016 • BCX in Africa, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom and Business Connexion (BCX) have revealed the official appointment of Isaac Mophatlane as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly integrated Telkom Business Connexion. Mr. Mophatlane will be responsible for both Business Connexion and Telkom...

Mobile Healthcare

Improved healthcare delivery models across Africa transform industry

June 22, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology (IT), in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on the African healthcare industry. Increased...

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Global WiFi Trends: It will always cost more to connect at the tip of Africa

June 22, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The benefits of having access to the Internet has long been documented, particularly for those living in the developing world or in emerging markets. This endless source of information has the power to improve virtually every aspect of a person’s life....

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BDO launches Cyber and Forensics Lab in South Africa

June 22, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

As of June 2015, South Africa was one of only 28 countries in the world with a cybersecurity policy in place. Albeit a heavily criticised policy, it shows that Government recognises the dangers of cybercrime. “We are living in an age where information...

Tshwane Unrest

South Africa: Social Media reacts to violence in Tshwane

June 21, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via News 24, the South African army is currently believed to be on standby to tackle the civil unrest situation happening in, and around, Tshwane/Pretoria. According to the report, a source close to the situation with first-hand...

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Africa’s first interactive digital learning centre launches in South Africa

June 21, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

EON Reality, a Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, in partnership with the city of Tshwane announced the inauguration of EON Reality’s Tshwane Interactive Digital Centre (IDC). This IDC is a central part of...

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WAPA calls of South African Govt. to rethink Wi-Fi

June 21, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the wake of World Wi-Fi Day, WAPA, the Wireless Access Providers Association, is calling on government and industry in South Africa to rethink Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is a transformative technology that makes life convenient for some, but it is also the only...

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German expert warns SA industry not to rush into energy decisions lightly

June 21, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A visiting German expert in integrated energy concept development, Prof. Dr.–Ing. Lars Kühl, has cautioned that accurate scoping of requirements and demands is critical and should not be glossed over in the quest for greater energy efficiency. Citing the...

Cyber Crime

75 percent of organisations are at significant risk of cyber incidents

June 21, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has released data demonstrating that organisations that invest in detection and response technologies, rather than perimeter-based solutions, are better poised to defend against cyber incidents. The second annual RSA...

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