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SimbaPay to allow money transfers of up to $45000 USD to Africa

May 3, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

SimbaPay has revealed that it has “Revolutionised the remittance space” by allowing its customers to transfer up to $45,000 USD to countries in Africa. This is substantially higher than the previous transaction limit of $3,000. According to Victor Karanja, Head of Operations at SimbaPay: “Sending money home and buying property across...

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A woman stands in front of a Safaricom stall with her phone in Kibera, Nairobi, after having used the shop to withdraw money from her account. GSMA Photo / Tobin Jones

Why connecting women globally is vital

May 3, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Without question, mobile has transformed our lives, altering the world’s social and economic landscape, boosting the global economy and supporting millions of jobs. Mobile is becoming increasingly entrenched in our everyday lives, fundamentally changing the...

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ICT Investment can help fuel South Africa’s GDP growth

May 3, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Large-scale Information Communication Technology (ICT) investment can play a crucial role in fuelling the growth of South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through increased economic activity, innovation and productivity. This contribution is especially...

Alienware South Africa

Pinnacle Africa gains sole distribution rights for Alienware in SA

May 3, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Pinnacle Africa has been appointed by Dell as the sole distributor of the Alienware range of products in the Southern African region. According to Pinnacle Africa Dell Brand Executive, Rory Green: “Dell Alienware is considered to be the premier gaming brand...

African profession

10 LinkedIn tips for the African professional

May 3, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Most recruiters these days will take a look at your LinkedIn profile to learn more about you. If your CV captures their eye and they’re interested in interviewing you, you may be on the fast-track to a new career. They also often scan relevant profiles on...

Top African Tech News

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

April 29, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At the next Selling to the CIO Masterclass, set to take place on 29 – 30 June 2016 at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, attendees will learn key strategies to successfully win over the CIO. In addition, leading CIOs will offer essential tips on how to...

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Windows 10 to receive Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps

April 29, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will be offering consumers the opportunity to download, via the Windows Store, the latest Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows 10 PCs and Tablets. To add to the news, the official Instagram app for Windows 10 mobile...

Panasonic

Panasonic investing heavily in South Africa

April 29, 2016 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Panasonic the company has strengthened its foothold in the South African market in the past year, Panasonic South Africa began trading as an independent PTY Ltd company on 1st of April 2016. Backed by the support of Panasonic global management,...

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Connected Lighting is sustainable lighting of the future

April 28, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Over the course of the last few years, an avalanche of transformational change has swept through all industries and society, globally and within Africa, at large, forever changing the manner in which we communicate, collaborate, learn, play as well as engage...

Girls Power Tech initiative

Cisco encourages gender inclusion through Girls Power Tech initiative

April 28, 2016 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a global effort to raise awareness around the necessity for girls to consider a career in ICT, today Cisco are once again supporting Girls in ICT Day through their Girls Power Tech initiative. Cisco will be contributing to this all important initiative by...

Mall of Africa

South Africa: Mall of Africa goes wireless

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

VAST Networks and Ruckus Wireless have, according to both parties, successfully deployed the continent’s largest mall Wi-Fi installation in order to provide consumers and retailers with Wi-Fi throughout the Mall of Africa. According to Vast Networks,...

Veeam Nimble

Veeam gets enterprises Nimble with Availability Suite Version 9.5

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At the 2016 VeeamON Forum, which was held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, Veeam Software – the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise – revealed that the company will expand existing...

MTC Data Centre

The Hard Problem of Data Analytics in Africa

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

One of the attributes of really good technology is that it hides the complexity of what goes on in the background, while still being useful. Depending on how old you are, you may remember having to set up a TV by selecting UHF or VHF with a little switch and...

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Coventry University unveils £1 million scholarship offer to African students

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Coventry University has unveiled a £500,000 scholarship offer for international students and announced the establishment of the Africa Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE), which aims to boost socio-economic development across the African...

Cell C

Cell C launches LTE-Advanced in South Africa

April 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cell C has revealed the commercial availability of its next generation broadband technology, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. According to the company, LTE Advanced is the next major step in the evolution of our LTE network that...

Bitcoin

Could Cryptocurrencies be the next big thing in Africa?

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile money is booming in Africa, and digital currencies are at a close second, due to the same reason: 30% of Africans lack access to traditional financial services such as bank accounts and credit cards. Consequently, they are mostly limited to cash...

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