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Huawei, Vodacom launch e-Libraries programme in SA

July 7, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In order to help advance literacy development, one of the most critical elements in the country’s education value chain, Vodacom, Huawei together with the Department of Basic Education and the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched their e-Libraries programme in South Africa. The e-Libraries programme is an educational content application, which is freely...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

July 3, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Making waves in the headlines this week was MTN South Africa. The mobile operator has allegedly filed criminal charges against a group of striking Communication Workers Union (CWU) members, who on 27 June 2015 allegedly attacked an MTN retail outlet. Also...

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Buses in South Africa get free Wi-Fi

July 1, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Radwin, a provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, has revealed that the City of Tshwane in South Africa is using its  FiberinMotion wireless mobility solution to provide free Wi-Fi onboard city buses – up to 100 Mbps throughput per bus....

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Microsoft, Paycorp enter mPOS partnership

June 29, 2015 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ZipZap, the mobile POS (mPOS) solution from Paycorp, has partnered with Microsoft Mobile to offer businesses and retailers a mobile solution that enables them to accept payments from customers wherever they are, transacting anywhere, anytime. “Microsoft is...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

June 26, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Making the headlines this week was Nigerian-born scientist, Samuel Achilefu. Achilefu has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Louis Award for creating cancer-seeing glasses. Also making the headlines this week was telco providers Safaricom and...

Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.

Foreign direct investments in Africa soar to new heights

June 26, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Although the number of foreign direct investments (FDI) fell by 8.4% in 2014, capital investment into Africa surged to US$128b, a year-on-year increase of 136%, according to the recently released EY 2015 Africa Attractiveness Survey and the average investment...

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Angola to receive improved internet experience

June 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Angola is improving the experience for all internet users by launching Angonix, which is a neutral Internet traffic exchange platform situated in Luanda, the capital of the country, in West Africa. Angonix interconnects global networks, content providers and...

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South Africa: Johannesburg Smart City gets boost from Microsoft

June 24, 2015 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The City of Johannesburg’s transformation drive into a Smart City received a boost on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, when the metropolitan signed a collaboration deal with Microsoft South Africa. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement between the two...

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Internet users in SA still think branches are safer than online banking

June 24, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Almost half (43%) of Internet users  in South Africa believe traditional over-the-counter banking is safer than banking online, according to a survey carried out by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Despite these fears most people still make some payments...

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Win an iPhone 6 with Complexus at CIO Roadmap 2015

June 23, 2015 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Learn how to prevent program failure before it happens & win an iPhone 6 with Complexus. Africa’s foremost ICT publication ITNewsAfrica.com, is delighted to announce that Silver Sponsor, Complexus, is giving away an iPhone 6 at the CIO...

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Digital Switch in Kenya leaves 1.3 mln citizens without TV

June 22, 2015 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than 1.3 million Kenyan citizens are unable to watch television due to the country switching from analogue to digital broadcasting. According to the The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) only 2.2 million Kenyan citizens have acquired set-top boxes...

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South Africa: Cell C raises concern over Vodacom-Neotel merger

June 19, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cell C has issued a statement to IT News Africa raising concerns, according to Cell C, over the apparent approval of the Vodacom-Neotel transaction. In the statement, Cell C revealed that ICASA has not yet published its decision nor explained the reasons for...

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South Africa: Online portal boosts business in townships

June 18, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

South African township based business owners have jumped at the opportunity to join a new interactive website, designed to help them connect with their customers and grow their business. The new website, cando.sa.com, launched by Nampak Bevcan’s...

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Evolution of Wi-Fi drives business opportunities and growth in Africa

June 17, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The introduction of affordable smartphones designed specifically for emerging markets has been a game changer for Africa and has made an impact on Wi-Fi demand, says Ruckus Wireless. In fact, according to published reports, mobile penetration in sub-Saharan...

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Case Study: Using satellite connectivity to support sustainable farming

June 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Although not yet listed as an endangered species, Roan antelope numbers have drastically reduced across Africa in recent years. Just 60% of these animals are estimated to live in protected areas, and without urgent action the species may face extinction. In a...

Top 5 2015 Cyber Security Threat Predictions

South African companies plagued by cyber-attacks

June 8, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The speed of technological change is leaving gaping holes in highly sensitive company IT infrastructure. These vulnerabilities are being targeted by cybercriminals at an increasing rate as South Africa is starting to feel the heat from attackers across the...