Southern Africa

The SARCS app was created with Connectik, after their resounding success with the Kenya Red Cross Society App. (image: Jan Persiel)

Red Cross expands services and reach with launch of new App

December 8, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS), whose mission is to render services to prevent and alleviate human suffering, while fostering human dignity in all communities, is proud to announce the official launch of its new South African Red Cross Society Mobile Application. This new humanitarian aid app was developed in partnership with Connectik, a...

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Microsoft held an Hour of Code session with the Blairgowrie Primary School pupils.

Empowering the youth to help bolster South Africa’s software economy

December 8, 2016 • Education, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of race and female developers. is an NGO on a mission to change this through their annual...

Hyperli enables  local businesses to connect with consumers and grow their sales through daily deals.

South African Hyperli launches new online deal marketplace

December 7, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Fast on the heels of Groupon’s exit from the South African market, newly formed Hyperli is set to take the online daily deal marketplace by storm. Hyperli has honed its offering and has launched a newly curated online marketplace focused on delivering...

Founders of My Treasury in their office.

Better to own a car or to simply Uber?

December 6, 2016 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

If you are looking for ways to save in 2017, you might want to consider tossing your car and Ubering instead. My, which helps South Africans find the savings account with highest interest rates, crunched the numbers to see when it makes...

FNB app

FNB launches Smart Device festive season deals

December 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

FNB has unveiled five exciting promotional deals aimed at keeping customers and their loved ones connected at all times, no matter where they find themselves in South Africa during the busy festive season. New and existing FNB customers will now be able to...

ZAOU acting Vice-Chancellor,  Professor Yerokun Olusegun Adedayo.

ZAOU partners eLearnAfrica to extend learning throughout Africa

December 6, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Zambian Open University (ZAOU) announced its courses and degree programs will be available on eLearnAfrica, further extending the university’s reach into the country and across the continent. is a newly launched mobile application and...

ShowMax is now available on an even wider range of smart TVs as well as smartphones, tablets, web browsers, Apple TV.

ShowMax is now available on Android TV

December 6, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

With the release of a new version of its Android app, ShowMax has increased the base of supported devices to include media players and smart TVs running Android TV. ShowMax is now available on an even wider range of smart TVs as well as smartphones, tablets,...

South African shoppers can enjoy an easy and more secure online shopping

Retailers, be vigilant! Card- and cybercrime threat trends for the holiday season

December 5, 2016 • Opinion, Retail, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

‘Tis the season to be joyful, for family and gifts, fun and relaxation. Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays. This annual event does sometimes produce spectacles worthy of parody, such as the insane crowds...


CashBag desktop app promises a rewarding shopping experience

December 2, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

With more than 56% of web users having shopped online *The South African eCommerce market is poised for explosive growth as consumers’ flock to discover deals online. With this in mind the founders of, an eCommerce disruptor, has launched a...

Vodafone Foundation helps save mothers’ and children’s lives in Lesotho. (image: Vodafone group)

Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

November 30, 2016 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Vodafone Foundation announced a mobile-based HIV programme in Lesotho, where an estimated 23% of the population is HIV positive, many of whom live in extreme poverty in remote rural communities separated by mountainous terrain with minimal infrastructure....

Bruce Zhou, CEO, AXILSPOT.

AXILSPOT expands operations to the Middle East and Africa

November 29, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

AXILSPOT has launched its operation in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. As part of its regional expansion plans, the company will appoint reputed distributors and strengthen its channel network by onboarding partners across the region. AXILSPOT offers...

Mike Vincent, Africa Industrial Products and Services Sector Leader at Deloitte.

How IoT innovation can help SA manufacturers compete internationally

November 29, 2016 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The South African manufacturing industry has come under significant pressure in the last decade. According to Deloitte’s Global Manufacturing Competitiveness survey, South Africa is ranked 27th in the world, down three places from 2013 and we’re expected...

Apps for business

Zimbabwe: Steward Bank launches SMS banking solution

November 28, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a bid to make banking easier in Zimbabwe, according to ZimTech Steward bank has announced the launch of Square Banking, a banking facility that performs banking transactions on a mobile device. The solution enables customers and businesses to access...

The Nedbank interactive teller is the second of its kind in the world.

Nedbank launches Africa’s first interactive ATM

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

Nedbank officially launched the very first Interactive Teller and Banker ATM on the African continent, and in so doing, becoming the second bank to do so in the world. The device effectively transforms a conventional ATM into an interactive on-screen banking...

Black Friday began in the USA in 1932 and traditionally starts the day after Thanksgiving. It marks the beginning of the Christmas gift shopping season.

Social Media reacts to #BlackFriday

November 25, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

As many flock to the stores to get their hands on the latest gadgets some have been up from the early hours of the morning seeking great deals. Black Friday began in the USA and traditionally starts the day after Thanksgiving. It marks the beginning of the...

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South Africa: MTN offers airtime and data jackpot on Black Friday

November 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

New and existing MTN subscribers are in for an airtime and data bonanza when they either purchase a 3G, LTE device, or sign up or upgrade for a 24 months MTN contract on Black Friday, on 25 November. Customers who upgrade to specified MTN tariff plans or sign...