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Telkom plagued by persistent recruitment scam

May 21, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A recruitment scam offering paid “Telkom internships” at the company upon payment of a “booking fee” of R90 is currently still in operation. The scam first came to light in February 2015, according to a statement issued by Telkom. According to Telkom, the scammers assure job seekers that they have been awarded a two-month internship [&hellip...

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MTN South Africa struck down by strike action

May 20, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via EWN, Mobile service provider MTN revealed that its call and service centres as well as its distribution offices are currently being affected by a strike. According to the report, the strike is being led by the Communication Workers...

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South Africa: Cell C shakes up telecom market with risky promo

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

Cell C, a South African-based mobile operator, has shaken up the telecom market within the country with its latest risky promotion. According to the company, it is now offering to give potential customers up to R10000 (USD 850, dependent on the current...

Telkom future makers

South Africa: Telkom set to drive ICT innovation and growth

May 7, 2015 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom has announced an investment of over R100 million in enterprise and supplier development with the launch of its FutureMakers programme. According to Telkom, FutureMakers focuses on driving innovation in the ICT sector by growing access to technology and...

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CIO Roadmap draws leading tech companies

May 6, 2015 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Leading technology players including Performanta, Websense, Btitehouse, Cosign, K2, Complexus, Business Connexion and Trivector will be presenting their solutions at CIO Roadmap on 24 June 2015 in Sandton, Johannesburg. CIO Roadmap 2015 brings you a day...

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What if African nations operated as one big innovation ecosystem?

May 6, 2015 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) around the corner, I am eagerly waiting to meet the creators of the latest innovations that were shortlisted for the Award. I find myself preoccupied with a subject that both excites me and...

Gijima CEO, Eileen Wilton facilitating an IT News Africa workshop at GIBS Johannesburg.

What keeps CIOs up at night?

April 30, 2015 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

“The repeated issue every year—what keeps CIOs up at night—is the sales and marketing practices of technology vendors. It’s a cat and mouse game. It’s not efficient for buyers; it’s not efficient for sellers. The whole relationship is...

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Nigeria: Mobile users unimpressed with customer service

April 29, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nearly half of mobile subscribers are unimpressed with the level of customer service they receive from their chosen mobile operators. This is according to research from MobileSquared on behalf of French mobile network and subscriber intelligence provider...

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Mozambique set to miss digital switch deadline

April 22, 2015 • Southern AfricaComments (0)

Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications, Manuela Rebelo, has revealed that analogue television signals will not be switched off in June 2015 as completing the transition to digital will be impossible by then. “The government accepts that it will...

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USAid & Solarcentury set to reduce reliance on SA power grid

April 22, 2015 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In July 2014, Solarcentury in East Africa secured a contract through Solar4Africa to build Africa’s largest solar carport at Garden City Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The system was connected to the grid in February 2015. Since then, Solarcentury in South Africa...


Liquid Telecom expands FTTH in Zimbabwe

April 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has revealed the latest expansion of its FTTH network in Zimbabwe. Liquid Telecom has already laid fibre rings around Victoria Falls, which provide multiple routes of redundancy. It is now starting to lay fibre to homes and businesses in the...

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South Africa: HTC One M9 set for June 2015 launch

April 9, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Smartphone manufacturer HTC has revealed the release date of the HTC One M9 in South Africa. According to HTC, its latest smartphone will be available in June 2015. Neeraj Seth, Head of Marketing, HTC MEA stated that: “The HTC One M9 is an extension of...

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Study reveals African mobile phone usage stats

April 7, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile...

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SA’s power crisis: How analytics can change the game

April 6, 2015 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Now is the ideal time for Eskom to use advanced analytics to improve decision-making and better handle South Africa’s power crisis. Eskom has always used a degree of analytics to manage power supply. However, the big data it gathers from power plants,...

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ZTE selects Mitsumi as distribution partner for Africa

April 2, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

ZTE Corporation has selected Mitsumi Distribution as its strategic distribution partner for the continent. The agreement is expected to cover Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Ivory Coast,...

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Why Mobile Money should matter to Government

April 2, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Speaking at The Economist Conference in Johannesburg in late 2014, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said, “There is a perception that financial inclusion efforts will necessarily lead to increased financial risk and hence have a negative effect on financial...