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Speakers from (L-R): Director of Link Africa, Will Govender,Sales Director: Corporate Sector, Software AG, Riaaz Jeena and Chief Technology Officer of Digitlab, Steve Gardner excited about presenting for the first time at ICT business breakfast AT Hilton Hotel in Durban. Photo by S’mangele Zuma.

Durban executives welcome ICT Business Breakfast

September 18, 2014 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA- INFORMATION and Communications Technology (ICT) executives in Durban welcomed the ICT Business Breakfast that leading industry publisher, IT News Africa organised in the city on Wednesday. The SoftwareAG sponsored event attracted business leaders from diverse industries, who thronged the Hilton Hotel in the coastal city to participate...

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PayPal partners with PayGate in South Africa

September 15, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayPal and PayGate have inked a partnership, which according to both parties, will make online payments easier for merchants to accept payments in South Africa. PayGate’s GM of business development, Brendon Williamson, stated that: “PayGate customers can...


Zamtel & NEC to boost mobile coverage in Zambia

September 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Zamtel and NEC Corporation have agreed to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network to boost mobile coverage and capacity for citizens, enterprises and tourists across Zambia. The deal, which includes the supply, delivery, installation, testing...


How effective is corporate online advertising in Africa?

September 10, 2014 • Events, Online, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Marketing and communications executives are under a tremendous amount of pressure to prove the effectiveness of corporate online initiatives. To ensure funding, marketing offices must measure the return on investment of their strategies and communicate their...

Dirk Oberholster new CTO of

Kalahari appoints new CTO

September 10, 2014 • People, Southern AfricaComments (0) has revealed that Dirk Oberholster will be joining the company as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Oberholster has 20 years of experience in technology management, and has held senior positions at various technology companies in South...

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MTN launches new internet bundles for SA

September 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has announced the availability of new bite sized internet bundles, designed to give consumers quick access to the internet for 3 months. “MTN is very excited about these new on the go bundles as we are continuously innovating and...

Microsoft TV White Space

Namibia: Microsoft trials largest TV white spaces project

August 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Back in June 2014, Microsoft successfully launched the implementation phase of the TV White Space (TVWS) pilot project in Limpopo. The pilot project was part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative and its end goal was to help ignite Africa’s economic...


Is Telkom’s fair usage policy really fair?

August 29, 2014 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom informed its customers that it will be enforcing its fair usage policy. According to the telecom giant, the reason behind the move was in the spirit of enhancing the Internet experience of all its users. To add to this, at the beginning of August 2014,...

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MTN launches Rush Hour bundles in SA

August 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has introduced Rush Hour Voice and Internet bundles. According to MTN, the bundles provide customers with the ability to make MTN to MTN calls for 60 minutes or receive 50MB of data to be used within an hour of activating them. With the Rush...

This accolade follows hot on the heels of two accolades that MTN scooped last month.

South Africa: MTN & Huawei trial terabit-speed network

August 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN and Huawei have announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system. According to MTN, this trial is currently the fastest and most intelligent optical network to...