Southern Africa

Vodacom, through its Siyakha Platform, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby. (image credit:

Vodacom launches mobile solutions for expecting mums

March 29, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom through one of their platforms, Siyakha which means ‘we are building’ in isiZulu, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers maternal support to expectant mothers. Mum and Baby will provide FREE health information and videos based on various stages of pregnancy and will also assist with early childhood development –...

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Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT

M2M communication and IoT – adding to the complexity of data management

March 28, 2017 • Big Data, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

When it comes to big data, South Africa is keeping up with the rest of the world, however. One of the largest concerns for many South African CIOs is the management of this data. Rising technologies, such as Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the...


The Robots are Here! Robotic Process Automation Explained

March 28, 2017 • Events, Features, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday the 22nd March, at a Robotics Event hosted by Deloitte at their offices in Johannesburg, Morne Fischer, an Associate Director of Deloitte who leads the robotics and automation practice for the company, eloquently illustrated exactly what Robotic...

By: Chris Burnet, Cloud Services and Software Solutions Manager at NetApp

The ‘fake news’ fad: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics hold key solutions

March 28, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The ‘fake news’ fad has recently hit the South African shores and echoes across the media precinct. Fake news websites deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation to drive web traffic inflamed by social media. These fake news articles are...

57% of online shoppers would go for the online retailer with the lowest price.

A new survey details online shoppers’ movements

March 28, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Growing internet access and improvements in online security have allowed South African consumers to feel more comfortable with online shopping. Today, around 23% of local shoppers make a purchase at an eCommerce store at least once a month. With a wealth of...

Ahmed Kathrada passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Twitter Mourns The Passing Of Ahmed Kathrada

March 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa has woken up to the sad news that former ANC stalwart and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has passed away. “Uncle Kathy” as he was affectionately know by, passed on Tuesday morning due to postoperative complications after going in...

Sean Laval, Technical Head of IoT at Comsol.

Welcome to the age of ubiquitous IoT

March 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

People have been talking about it for years – the brave new world of the Internet of Things (IoT), which adds sensors and Internet capability to everyday physical objects. Predicted to be as transformational as the spread of the mobile Internet, IoT is...

ShowMax and Vodacom to offer subscribers extra data at no cost.

Showmax subscribers to get free Vodacom data

March 27, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Showmax, in conjunction with Vodacom, announces a major addition to the Showmax service. As of today, 27 March, Showmax will supply three months of data, adding up to 3GB in total, at no extra charge to new customers who sign up for Showmax through Vodacom...

The Microsoft Classroom of the Future.

Microsoft Classroom of the Future Opens at the Cape Town Science Centre

March 27, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Together in partnership, Microsoft South Africa and the Cape Town Science Centre on Friday 24th March unveiled the Microsoft Classroom of the Future, in Cape Town. The opening included an exhibition that showcased the latest and greatest educational tools...

Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at New Telco SA.

Securing smart cities

March 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

By 2050, almost 70% of the world’s people will live in cities. With a growing population and shrinking resources, there is tremendous pressure on governments to make cities sustainable, efficient and safe. Smart cities intelligently integrate key elements,...

Life Healthcare announces a third high-tech radiation cancer treatment 
centre in South Africa.

Painless cancer treatment available in South Africa

March 24, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Life Healthcare Group, one of South Africa’s leading hospital groups, brings sophisticated radiation cancer technology to cancer patients in the Gauteng region, with the opening of the Oncology Centre at Life Eugene Marais Hospital, extending Life...

FanHero and Ab de Villiers to develop new fan engagement app. (Image Source: Topyaps)

The AB de Villiers Fan Engagment App

March 24, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

AB de Villiers, the current South African ODI captain, has spent the last decade dominating for the Proteas on the field, with a style and flair which has earned him the title as the world number one ODI batsman. AB’s on the field success has catapulted...

Toshiba aims to grow its presence in South Africa using Mustek as B2B distribution partner.

Toshiba announces renewed focus for the South African business PC market

March 24, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Toshiba announced its renewed strategy for South Africa, cementing its focus for the business computing market through the development of business to business PC devices and solutions in the country. Toshiba will concentrate its efforts on the government,...

A new feature due for release this week, will allow users to rate and comment on events, providing valuable community feedback on each listing.

South African events listing platform moves onto a global URL

March 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Localised family ‘what’s on’ sharing app, I’m Bored, has undergone a refresh, and has re-branded as Fun Nearby. Created by KRS Mobile’s Simplifier-in-Chief Lorraine Steyn, and her then 10-year-old son, in 2014, the free events listing platform and...

The New Huawei Retail Experience Store, Mall of Africa.

Huawei Opens First Retail Experience Store in South Africa

March 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei opened their first retail experience store in South Africa today during the unveiling of the store located in the Mall of Africa, Midrand. The opening of the store adds to the two service stores which Huawei has in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg and Canal...

Paul Williams, Country Manager SADC at Fortinet.

Securing your growing home network

March 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The number of connected devices in South African homes are expected to increase exponentially. Smart TVs, connected appliances, online fitness devices, entertainment and gaming systems, smart cars, connected water and power meters, climate control systems and...