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South Africa: FNB solves crippling connectivity issues

July 25, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

First National Bank (FNB) has confirmed that it has resolved the connectivity issue that has plagued its customers since 24 July, 2016. On 25 July 2016 FNB confirmed, via a media statement, that it was aware of intermittent connectivity issues. According to Mo Hassem, FNB Chief Information Officer, the network outage was caused by an [&hellip...

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Downgrading your IT security is false budgeting warns Intel’s Coetzee

July 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

It is often instinctive for business managers to look for means of cost-cutting in times of economic downturn or uncertainty, but downgrading your security solutions is a false economy that may cost business much more in the long run, warns Trevor Coetzee,...

Michael Meng (Vice President of Huawei); Heinrich van der Merwe (Operations Manager VUT Science Park);Dr Joe Molete (Executive Director VUT Science Park); Tshepo Mahanuke (Reverse Engineering Specialist VUT Science Park); Wanting Sheree Lan (Huawei Training Manager)

Huawei launches its first innovation and experience centre in Africa

July 23, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Science and Technology Park, in Sandton, South Africa on 19 July at the unveiling of Huawei’s first Innovation and Experience...


Improving Healthcare Delivery in Africa

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

Healthcare delivery in Africa has long been one of the biggest challenges the continent faces. While funding, inadequate resource allocation, customs gridlock and counterfeit pharmaceuticals are major contributors to the problem, a significant portion of the...

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Science and technology can enhance local service delivery in SA

July 22, 2016 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has appealed to South African women leaders to harness the benefits of science and technology to advance their communities. Speaking at the 8th Annual Leadership Development for Women Conference in...


Biometric & mobile tech innovation is driving the evolution of digital identity

July 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

According to the latest market analysis from Acuity Market Intelligence, the combination of tumultuous world events and the proliferation of innovative, disruptive biometric and mobile technology has created a perfect storm that is driving the evolution of...

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Regulations could be an innovation enabler for banks

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

Banks are faced with a real conundrum. They are expected to deliver relevant and innovative new services to a discerning customer base and, at the same time, are facing an ever-tightening regulatory regime. However, the astute institution could view these...


UX is everything – Measure it completely and correctly

July 22, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Forrester Research calls it the “mobile moment”—that brief instant when users first try your mobile app and decide whether they love it or hate it. Multiple studies confirm that the success of your mobile app—and potentially your business—depends on...

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Checkpoint Named Silver Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 21, 2016 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Check Point Software Technologies has been announced as Silver sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton,...

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Huawei joins Smart Africa to drive Africa’s digital transformation

July 21, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Huawei has joined the Smart Africa Alliance as Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) advisor and Platinum member at the Smart Africa Board Meeting. The partnership with the Smart Africa Alliance is one of Huawei’s efforts to drive digital...

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Taking a closer look at Supply Chain infrastructure solutions for Africa

July 21, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Along with economic growth in Africa comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand, particularly in the healthcare arena. Many African countries have experienced...


South African student wins big at Google Science Fair

July 20, 2016 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A 16-year-old South African has won the coveted Google Science Fair Community Impact Award, in the hotly-contested Africa and Middle East region. Kiara Nirghin, from Johannesburg, is now in the running to become one of 16 Global Finalists, who will get to...


United Bank Africa and Mastercard reveal Pan African partnership

July 19, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

United Bank Africa (UBA) and Mastercard have announced a partnership which will see UBA act as the issuer for MasterCard in 18 new markets in Africa. The partnership, which came into effect in 2016, will see UBA issue Mastercard credit, debit and prepaid...

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Top 5 Tips on how to play Pokemon Go safely

July 19, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Pokemon Go is a worldwide phenomenon, and although it is yet to be released in South Africa, this has not stopped people from using a variety of workarounds to download this location-based augmented reality game, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET...

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ICT skills survey highlights ongoing reality of South Africa’s skills gap

July 19, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) has launched its seventh consecutive skills trends survey in the South African information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The survey is part of the JCSE’s continuous effort to...

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South Africa: Absa launches Masterpass App

July 19, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Absa has revealed that it has launched the Absa Masterpass App. According to the company, the App is a digital wallet powered by Mastercard. The app is set to enable South African consumers to make safe and easy payments wherever Masterpass is accepted....