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ALCATEL’s first 2-in-1 device powered by Windows 10 is one of the few connected 10-inch 2-in-1s on the market

Alcatel unveils Windows powered 2-in-1 device

September 29, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Increasing its offering of Windows devices, ALCATEL announced the launch of its PLUS 10 2-in-1 device, running on the latest Windows 10 operating system. “The 2-in-1 ALCATEL PLUS 10 provides the optimal balance between productivity and entrainment.” says Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager for Southern Africa at Alcatel. “It’s a fun conversation...

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Uber Strike South Africa

UberEats launches in Joburg, a first for Africa

September 28, 2016 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Uber has introduced UberEats in Johannesburg, a first of its kind in Africa. Now South African foodies can get their food delivered on their doorsteps within a 35 minutes tie frame. According to TimesLive the app was launched following the success of Uber...

The N3TC designs, will  be accurately managing and capturing incident information on the N3 Toll Route

IBS implements new web-based fleet tracking method

September 28, 2016 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Infotech Business Solutions (IBS) has implemented its Intelligen tracking, fleet management, and dispatching platform as well as mobile applications at the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) to assist in accurately managing and capturing incident information on the N3...

MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge

MTN to showcase Aspiring Innovators at Gartner ITxpo

September 28, 2016 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Business will give leading ICT entrepreneurs a boost this month, by sponsoring the Gartner ITxpo Aspiring Innovators programme for the second year running. The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2016, to be staged in Cape Town from 26 – 28 October...

Pargo online shoppers to collect and return their purchases in Clicks stores throughout the country

Clicks stores offers return, collect services for Pargo

September 28, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Pargo and Clicks Retailers, announced a partnership that enables online shoppers to collect and return their purchases in Clicks stores throughout the country. Shoppers will be able to buy from online retailers such as Spree, bidorbuy and OneDayOnly and...

The banking app aims on teaching children fundamental skill of budgeting and spending money wisely

Standard Bank launches SA’s first banking App for kids

September 28, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Standard Bank launched a first-of-its kind smartphone and tablet game-like animated banking app for children. The Standard Bank Kidz Banking App is available initially only to Android users, it is designed primarily for kids between the ages of 6 and 11, and...

Data from the FNB eWallet Solution has shown that  4.2 million new eWallets were created over the last 12 months

Mobile Money a big hit for South Africans

September 27, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africans are showing significant appetite for mobile money solutions, this is according to the latest data from FNB eWallet Solutions, which shows that 4.2 million new eWallets were created over the last 12 months, a rate of about 350 000 new eWallets...

Dell EMC expands OEM Solutions offering in Africa to help local customers bring products to market faster

Dell EMC Solutions increases presence in Africa

September 27, 2016 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dell EMC has announced the expansion of Dell EMC OEM Solutions in Africa, with dedicated local original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions specialists available to help OEM and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) customers take...

Makuru and EcoCash has invented a easy and quick way of sending money to Zimbabwe (image source: Shutterstock.com)

Mukuru, EcoCash simplifiy money transfers to Zimbabwe

September 22, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mukuru has partnered with EcoCash, a Zimbabwean mobile money provider, to offer a quick and easy way of sending money to Zimbabwe. The partnership was facilitated and structured by Cassava, a wholly-owned financial technology (FinTech) subsidiary of the...

Dell EMC expands OEM Solutions offering in Africa to help local customers bring products to market faster

Study provides insight into workplace trends

September 21, 2016 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dell and Intel’s Future Workforce Study, has shown results that almost half of employees in Europe and South African regions believe their current employer is not effectively making use of the latest technology advances. Dell unveiled the European and...

Google Assistant can also help with news, weather or incoming flight status information

Google Allo takes chat to the next level

September 21, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google South Africa has announced the launch of Google Allo to the South African market. Allo is a messaging app that works off your phone number and is available for Android and iOS mobile devices. Initially announced at the Google I/O Developer conference...

Samsung Galaxy Note7

South Africa: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to launch in November

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

Despite the number of reported incidents around the world related to battery cell issues in the new Galaxy Note7, Samsung SA has reported that South African customers will receive a Galaxy Note7 that offers full battery usage. Globally, in markets which the...

Telkom and ShowMax partner to provide zero-rated data for streaming content

ShowMax subscribers get streaming boost

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

Telkom and ShowMax have jointly announced a partnership to allow Showax users to purchase bolt-on packages from Telkom which would effectively zero-rate the data consumed by the streaming service. Customers also have the option to add the R99 monthly ShowMax...

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

Visa Checkout hits South Africa

September 21, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Shoppers can now enjoy a digital checkout service that allows them to pay with their cards online and on any device that is connected to the Internet. Visa announced that over 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers that have...

UCT introduces course in the wake of sweeping growth in the IT sector

UCT introduces Information Systems course for Humanities

September 20, 2016 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The University of Cape Town is taking another step in bridging the traditional divide between arts and commerce by introducing Information Systems (IS) as a major subject in the Humanities faculty. Information Systems is offered as a major in UCT’s Commerce...

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South Africa: Social Media reacts to #FeesMustFall as students protest

September 20, 2016 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The fees must fall campaign took motion in 2015 when students from universities across South Africa protested for free and quality education. This year students have resumed with their protest in a bid to combat fee increments for the 2017 academic year....