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MTN extends Black Friday deals

MTN extends Black Friday deals

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

On Thursday 23 November 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN announced a new array of Black Friday deals which will be running from this Friday 24 November 2017 through to Cyber Monday 27 November 2017. MTN revealed that customers can walk away with free devices, televisions and data deals of up to 100Gigs. “This day [&hellip...

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Shopping online is a big deal

Shopping online is a big deal

November 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Security, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Increasingly, South Africans are enjoying the convenience of shopping online. And at this time of year, when the jingly tunes and bright baubles joyfully adorn the tangible aisles of brick-and-mortar shops, e-commerce retailers are on high alert to strengthen...

How startups can cash-in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

How startups can cash-in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 22, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Provided that SMEs prepare ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is an opportunity to leverage off the global hype, where some simple alignment to the theme can result in big benefit without much investment into promotion. In the midst of low consumer...

MEST Launches Incubator Spaces in Lagos and Cape Town

MEST launches incubator spaces in Lagos and Cape Town

November 22, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST announced the launch of two new Incubator spaces in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cape Town, South Africa, as the program continues to expand its presence across the...

Ransomware is here to stay - can your data say the same?

Ransomware is here to stay – can your data say the same?

November 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ransomware looks set to stay, and more variants are emerging every week to wreak havoc on enterprises and individuals alike. As the vicious malware grows increasingly sophisticated and prevalent – even being offered as a service on the dark web –...

South Africa: Makro buys last mile delivery startup WumDrop

South Africa: Makro buys WumDrop

November 22, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November, Makro, a cash and carry chain store in South Africa, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in South African last mile delivery startup WumDrop. The company believes that the move will allow it to speed up delivery of orders...

What South Africans can expect this Black Friday?

What can South Africans expect this Black Friday?

November 22, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

We’ve all heard the stories about Black Friday in the US – all the latest goods at crazy low prices – but are South Africans experiencing the biggest day on the shopping calendar in the same way? Kevin Tucker, Founder and CEO of PriceCheck, an...

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Samsung Electronics, a producer of semiconductor technology, announced the launch of its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and...

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics...

Africa reacts to Mugabe's resignation

Africa reacts to Mugabe’s resignation

November 22, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017, Robert Mugabe, the longtime president of Zimbabwe, resigned. His resignation came after a week-long struggle for power after the military in Zimbabwe implemented a coup. Mugabe’s 37-year reign came to an end as he handed in...

Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

November 22, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hacking, data breaches: what’s the point in owning a luxury yacht if it leaks? That’s what many businesses are like, seeking state-of-the-art upgrades and slick interfaces but neglecting to secure business and customer data. 2017 has highlighted that many...

TT100 Awards

In Pictures: Da Vinci TT100 Awards

November 21, 2017 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Da Vinci TT100 Business Innovation Awards 2017 took place at the Country Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards have become the country’s foremost business awards programme. Da Vinci’s TT100 Awards programme recognises South Africa’s finest...

How to adapt to the future of work

How to adapt to the future of work

November 21, 2017 • Events, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Deloitte hosted an event at its offices in Johannesburg, South Africa which looked to tackle how businesses and governments can approach the future of work. Now this is an extremely loaded term, “future of work,” it...

Rocket League and Warner Bros. Partner Up for Updated Retail Release

Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Rocket League has been on the sidelines of the esports world as of late, often overshadowed by other more prominent games like Dota, LoL, and Overwatch. However, it’s still one of the most successful online games to date by selling over a million retail...

Better banking through technology

Better banking through technology

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

South Africa has been acknowledged for years for our sound, advanced banking system. However, at the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, with humans and technology interacting like never before, we face an interesting balancing act. Disruptive...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday to boost South Africa’s e-Commerce

Black Friday and Cyber Monday could boost South Africa’s e-Commerce

November 21, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

As South African consumers and retailers prepare for the shopping spree associated with the international trend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the real achievement for the country will be the expected improvement in the adoption of e-Commerce. Dr Christoph...