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Botswana Post unveils electricity payment app

August 28, 2015 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Botswana Post has officially released a new mobile app. The mobile app, which is currently available to Android users, gives consumers the ability to purchase prepaid electricity directly from the app. Speaking on the release of the app, Lebogang Bok, Head of Strategy and Communications at Botswana Post said: “It is yet another proud moment for [&hellip...

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Nokia Networks reaffirms commitment to South Africa

August 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In order to reaffirm its commitment to the South African market, Nokia Networks showcased its latest innovations in the areas of ultra-dense networks, big data and analytics, and telco cloud in Midrand Johannesburg this week. Deon Geyser, Head of Sub-region,...

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Interview: Andrea Lodolo – CTO CA Southern Africa

August 17, 2015 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Andrea Lodolo is Chief Technical Officer of CA Southern Africa. Lodolo is an IT veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the ICT arena in the southern African market. Lodolo commenced his career as a field engineer working on mechanical billing systems....

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Southern African countries to cut roaming charges

August 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via TelecomPaper… Namibia, Bostwana, Zambia and Zimbabwe have agreed to a pilot project to lower mobile phone roaming charges. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and the Ministry of Information and...

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South Africa: Cortex Hub to host women’s hackathon

August 13, 2015 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Cortex Hub, a technology incubator, research lab and entrepreneurial hub in East London’s Industrial Development Zone revealed that it will hold a 72-hour women’s hackathon from 25 to 27 August, 2015. The Hackathon is aimed at showcasing the talents...

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South Africa: Healthcare Innovation Summit Causes Industry Buzz

August 11, 2015 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Johannesburg, August 2015:  Healthcare and technology leaders will come together at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on the 19th of August 2015, for the African Innovator: Healthcare Innovation Summit, under the theme...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

August 7, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

National Women’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate it than by spoiling that special woman in your life with a gift. To celebrate, IT News Africa has listed the Top Tech Gifts for her this Women’s Day, which can be found here....

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Festo opens new application centre in South Africa

August 6, 2015 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Festo unveiled its brand new applications centre at its Johannesburg headquarters in July, 2015. According to the company, the applications centre is the first of its kind in South Africa and boasts a state-of-the-art Electric Drive Handling and Vision...

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Absa launches “Shop in Your Currency” platform in South Africa

August 5, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Absa has partnered with Planet Payment and CyberSource in order to implement the global payment gateway platform “Shop in Your Currency” in South Africa. According to Cowyk Fox, Managing Executive, Absa Card: “When we initially partnered with...

MTN Interim Results 2015

MTN Group subscribers up by 3.4 percent, revenue down 4.9 percent

August 5, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN has revealed its Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2015. According to the company it currently connects over 230 million people in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. At the Interim Results, MTN stated that it is committed to...

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South Africa: 70 000 JHB residents to be trained to use Wi-Fi

August 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor, Councillor Parks Tau and University of Johannesburg Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ihron Rensburg, will launch the Johannesburg Digital Ambassadors Programme on Friday 7 August 2015. As part of the roll out of 1 000 Wi-Fi hotspots...

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South Africa: Standard Bank downed by technical glitch

August 3, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Standard Bank, a bank based in South South Africa, has issued a statement which revealed that the financial institution is currently experiencing slow responses on some of its banking platforms. According to the statement issued by the bank, “customers...

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Why South Africa will rapidly adopt mobile money

July 29, 2015 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

There’s an understanding by some that mobile money has no place in the developed world and only those countries that are far less advanced can this be of use. South Africa is, evidently so, a developing country as we carry the title of being the most...

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Video Interview: Nicola D’Elia discusses Airbnb in Africa

July 28, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top Stories, VideoComments (0)

The hotel and accommodation sector in Africa is set to be disrupted by online hospitality company, Airbnb. According to Nicola D’Elia, Middle East and Africa regional GM for Airbnb, South Africa is currently its largest market on the continent....

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Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

July 28, 2015 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The concept of the ‘smart city’ is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions, however, at its most basic level, a smart city is one in which the municipal authority is able to properly measure and...

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Airbnb to focus on expanding in South Africa

July 28, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky visited Johannesburg, South Africa this week. According to Chesky, the reason behind the visit was to launch Airbnb’s platform in South Africa. Chesky added that the company also plans to accelerate its growth in the country as...