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Galaxy Note7 banned from all flights in South Africa.
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South Africa: Galaxy Note7 not allowed on flights

October 21, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung South Africa, in support of the global recall and banning of Galaxy Note7 devices from flights, is implementing an exchange programme with exchange kiosks at major local airports. As a precautionary measure Samsung South Africa is setting up these exchange kiosks at the departure points at OR Tambo, Cape Town and Durban international airports,...

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Nic Rudnick, CEO and founder Liquid Telecom Group.

Botswana Power Corporation and Liquid Telecom ink JV

October 21, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and Liquid Telecom have agreed to enter into a joint venture. The agreement will see BPC lease excess optical fibres from its network to Liquid Telecom, creating a new telecoms network provider with extensive reach across...

MTN zero rates access to online curriculum for university students.
Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive Officer: MTN South Africa.

South Africa: Students to enjoy free internet access on university campuses

October 21, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s university students will now be able to access their online curriculum without incurring data costs, thanks to a decision by MTN to zero rate access to university online content. MTN announced that it will allow university students free...

Cell C will offer students from universities across the country free access to university websites in a bid to assist them to access course material necessary to complete the year.

South African mobile operator offers free access on campuses

October 20, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (2)

Cell C will offer students from universities across the country free access to university websites in a bid to assist them to access course material necessary to complete the year. “We know students are facing a tough time at the moment, and many need to...

T-Systems South Africa (TSSA) has undertaken to have its private cloud platform audited by Deloitte & Touche.

T-Systems cloud audited by Deloitte

October 20, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a bold move to provide documented assurance to customers, T-Systems South Africa (TSSA) has undertaken to have its private cloud platform ISAE 3402 audited by reputable audit firm, Deloitte & Touche. T-Systems South Africa understand the strict audit...

Data Centre

Internet Solutions Extends Randview Data Centre

October 19, 2016 • Enterprise Architecture, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Internet Solutions (IS), a leading pan-African Internet services provider, has increased investment in the company’s data centre network by extending Randview Data Centre. Situated in Johannesburg, the new section – IDC2 – increases Randview’s...

Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app (image: Google)

10 key trends shaping digital entertainment on demand

October 19, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On-demand entertainment is relatively new to the South African market, but it is already taking the market by storm and evolving on the fly. Taryn Uhlmann, Executive Head of Operations at Discover Digital, a digital entertainment and video on demand services...

Huawei's Director of Government and public Affairs, Jacky Zhang.

Huawei Partners AIGF 2016

October 18, 2016 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei Technologies, is taking part at the ongoing African Internet Governance Forum taking place from 16 – 18 October at the Durban International Convention Centre in South Africa. The annual event which started in 2012, is now on its 5th edition having...

Nadir Khamissa, founder and chairman of the Hello Group.

SA’s outdated banking regulations stifling innovation, preventing competition

October 17, 2016 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

While the stringent financial regulations in South Africa protect consumers and the financial services sector from systemic risk, they also create high entry barriers for innovative entrepreneurs looking to improve the industry’s customer value proposition....

SAP South Africa is one of the select organisations to achieve the Top Employers South Africa 2017 certification and delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer.

SAP South Africa achieves podium finish at Top Employers South Africa 2017

October 17, 2016 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP South Africa is proud to announce that it achieved a coveted third place ranking in the Top Employers Institute annual research programme in South Africa. Recognised for its exceptional employee offerings, SAP South Africa competed with more than 75...

Dr Mohapi SITA CEO addressing delegates at GovTech 2015.

GovTech 2016 lays foundations for Development, Access and Growth

October 14, 2016 • Events, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Information and communications technology (ICT) have hailed in the fourth industrial revolution setting a new benchmark for business. However, this era of the Internet of Things (IoT) is also challenging and “disrupting” conventional government service...

PayU has announced a partnership with Computop that will provide  South African retailers with payment solutions for high growth international markets.

Computop, PayU ink retail partnership

October 14, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayU and Computop have announced a partnership that will provide South African retailers with payment solutions for high growth international markets. Retailers are now able to effectively conduct online and mobile business throughout most of the world via...

Durbanites can now enjoy SweepSouth , the home cleaning app that promises to keep their homes clean.

South Africa: Cleaning startup expands footprint

October 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Home cleaning service SweepSouth has arrived on the East Coast. Having had successful results in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town – the service is ready to face the hustle, bustle and sun-kissed crowd of Durban. SweepSouth offers customers the...


South Africa: Euphoria introduces toll-free system for all cell numbers

October 12, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Whilst the fierce battle continues to brew between mobile operators and voice service providers over the cost of toll-free calls, Euphoria Telecom has introduced a toll-free system that enables free calls from all cellphone numbers. The service was initially...

Ubank has serviced neglected and underserviced mine workers in the gold and platinum sectors who previously had difficulty accessing financial services.

Ubank partners WIZZIT to launch digital payment platform

October 11, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ubank, has shaken up the financial services industry by launching their own mobile and digital payment platform in partnership with WIZZIT International. The implementation of the platform – nicknamed Vulindlela – aims to competitively position Ubank to...

Marketing Technology specialist, Kirsty Barkhuizen, to spearhead African operations.

Cognifide expands into Africa

October 11, 2016 • Company News, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Digital technology consultancy, Cognifide has launched in South Africa with the opening of a Johannesburg Office. The WPP company, headquartered in London, with offices in New York and Poznan, works with brands and marketing agencies to accelerate digital...