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Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mastercard and Africa’s payment service provider, DPO Group have announced a collaboration to enable over 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. The collaboration will enable DPO to act as a Pan-African switch by using the Mastercard Payments Gateway Services (MPGS). DPO will...

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Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

December 10, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Liquid Telecom SA, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with The Western Cape Government (WCG) to increase the number of free public Wi-Fi hotspots across the region from 178 to 1,600. This will mean that 6.6 million residents...

Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and driver

Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and drivers

December 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Uber has launched a 24/7 phone support for users across South Africa. Passengers and drivers will have a dedicated phone support line, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To call, Uber users need to simply tap ‘Help’ in the main menu of the...

The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

December 9, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

When it comes to mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, security professionals have long been concerned about the growing volume and frequency of such incidents. NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, says...

Sasol Energy invests in math labs for Manyano High School

Sasol Energy invests in math labs for Manyano High School

December 8, 2018 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Sasol Energy has partnered with the SA Medical & Education (SAME) Foundation to renovate and equip mathematics laboratories at the Manyano High School in Khayelitsha, Western Cape as part of South Africa’s 2030 education goals set out in the National...

New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

December 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The newly designed Vodacom World officially launches today, Friday 07 December 2018. For six months, Vodacom worked on reinventing Vodacom World and now the facility offers new and exciting technologies. Inside the new facility, there is a Vodacom Shop as...

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Angola Implements IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

December 7, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Angola has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through a “data hub” — National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop-shop for essential...

Load-shedding expected for large parts of South Africa

Load-shedding expected for large parts of South Africa

December 6, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments (0)

#PowerAlert : #Eskom will implement stage 2 #loadshedding today from 09:00 to 22:00 due to a shortage of capacity. We apologise for the inconvenience. @CityPowerJhb @City_Ekurhuleni @CityofCT @CityofJoburgZA @eThekwiniM @CityTshwane @TrafficSA — Eskom Hld...

Chief Director of Future Production Technologies at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Ilse Karg

Skills development is key to Industry 4.0

December 6, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Fourth industrial revolution has the potential to disrupt every industry in every country through large-scale automation, adoption of emergent technologies, big data and artificial intelligence. According to Chief Director of Future Production...

South Africa gets digital asset trading platform

South Africa gets digital asset trading platform

December 6, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

VALR, a digital asset platform has announced plans to launch a new digital asset trading platform in South Africa, leveraging Bittrex’s technology, to offer customers a trading option. Registrations to be part of a limited-access launch open on...

Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

December 6, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

What if paint could clean the air; withstand extreme heat; reduce drag and fuel consumption; cope with conditions on Mars. AkzoNobel products already do this – now the plan is to go even further. That’s why the company is ready to stir things up...

Data – the key piece in the Digital Transformation puzzle

Data – the key piece in the Digital Transformation puzzle

December 6, 2018 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The world is in the grips of digital transformation, as organisations of all shapes and sizes adopt or explore digital technologies and strategies in an effort to remain relevant and competitive in increasingly crowded market places. According to IDG’s 2018...

black launches One-Time-Pin verification for Android

Consumers can now sign up for black using their mobile number

December 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

No email, no problem. Consumers can now sign up for SA’s premium TV entertainment service black, using their mobile numbers. Consumers simply need to enter their mobile number and a one-time-pin (OTP) will be sent to customers to complete the registration...

Could blockchain be the next big thing in gaming?

Could blockchain be the next big thing in gaming?

December 4, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Virtually every sector is exploring an array of possible applications for blockchain technology. Since its inception ten years ago as the platform on which cryptocurrency was built, the blockchain has made waves in the financial, insurance, legal and...

A single, integrated EAM and ERP solution can power an asset-intensive business into the future

A single, integrated EAM and ERP solution can power an asset-intensive business into the future

December 4, 2018 • Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Most Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software originated in the manufacturing sector as materials resource planning (MRP) solutions for organisations that needed to manage a lot of inventory. From there, they were rapidly developed into solutions for every...

HP commits to educate 100,000 learners across Africa

December 3, 2018 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

HP announced a new commitment at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE...