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Vodacom accelerates digital transformation with the introduction Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers

Vodacom introduces Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers

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

Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers. Through Vodacom Business, Vodacom is one of the first Telco companies to go to market with a full suite of Azure products that offer local customers end-to-end digital solutions. Speaking in Cape Town, Executive Head for Vodacom Products and Services,...

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Special needs schools get a digital helping hand

Special needs schools get a digital helping hand

June 21, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchool Africa, have donated 50 Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for learners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties. “At MiX...

Smart transportation—an African game changer

Smart transportation—an African game changer

June 21, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Smart cities may seem like a futuristic concept, but their benefits are rapidly becoming evident around the world. Africa is no exception, with many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city being applied from Cape Town through to...

Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

June 21, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Afrika Tikkun is a global not-for-profit organisation working to develop, empower and support the youth of South Africa in disadvantaged communities in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Their intention is to shape the youth of today to become the next...

Unlocking the power of personalisation through in-store Wi-Fi

Unlocking the power of personalisation through in-store Wi-Fi

June 20, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The exponential rise of disruptive technology trends has added a new dimension to consumer expectations. Connectivity is now one of the most critical differentiators and businesses have no choice but to provide customers with internet connectivity while they...

ENGIE to continue expanding decentralised energy offering following year of successes

ENGIE to continue expanding decentralised energy offering

June 20, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Global utility, ENGIE, is confirming its focus on off-grid energy provision in Africa, with plans to continue expanding their solar home system (SHS) and mini-grid activities. ENGIE is launching new mini-grid projects in Zambia with ENGIE PowerCorner and...

SADC finance professionals adopting automation to promote financial transparency and effectiveness

SADC finance professionals adopting automation to promote transparency

June 20, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

As the compliance agenda gains traction across Africa, the finance professionals of Central-Southern Africa are displaying a hunger to adopt automation as a way to deliver the kind of efficient and transparent services their clients increasingly demand....

Building a Case for Predictive Maintenance for Mining

Building a case for predictive maintenance for mining

June 19, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The South African mining industry performed poorly over the past ten years, shrinking to become even smaller today than it was in 1994. However, if major constraints impeding accelerated growth and development are lifted, estimates show that the mining sector...

Bitdefender commits to the Southern African ICT channel (Image from www.cultofmac.com)

Bitdefender commits to the Southern African ICT channel

June 19, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Global cybersecurity technology company, Bitdefender has emphasised its commitment towards the Southern African channel and the subsequent growth of this all-important segment of the ICT marketplace. “Bitdefender is a 100% channel orientated company and we...

Amazon CloudFront Expands into Africa with new Edge Location in Johannesburg and first Edge Location in Bangalore

Amazon CloudFront expands into Africa

June 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Since launching Amazon CloudFront in November 2008, they’ve been continuously expanding their infrastructure footprint around the world to improve availability and performance for content delivery. Today, they are excited to announce the launch of two new...

What investors are looking for in Africa's fintech sector

What investors are looking for in Africa’s fintech sector

June 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa has long been considered a global leader in fintech innovation and adoption. The continent’s low penetration rates for traditional banking services coupled with high penetration of mobile phones makes it a rich breeding ground for fintech...

South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

June 18, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African insurer, Liberty, announced that they were a victim of a cyber attack. The insurer revealed that the attackers infiltrated their information technology systems, extracted data from the firm and demanded payment. The insurer said that none of...

Untapped opportunity in Africa’s emerging startup hubs

Untapped opportunity in Africa’s emerging startup hubs

June 18, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

African startups are in a unique position to leverage innovation to answer some of the continent’s most pressing challenges. To achieve this, an enabling environment is mission critical, according to Abu Cassim, founder and director of Jozi Angels, an angel...

According to De Vasconcelos, the strong presence of post offices in remote and rural areas is extremely valuable.

African post offices at the forefront of financial solutions in rural areas

June 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Postal services can play a pivotal role in delivering remittances, lowering the transfer costs and providing access to basic financial services in Africa, according to a report released today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and...

the next wave of incubators are arriving from new ecosystem cities in North Africa.

How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

June 17, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double....

Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

June 16, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Learning to code is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it, as the world ushers in the fourth industrial revolution. Learners equipped with these skills will be in high...