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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 unequal society in the world. The argument is that [&hellip...

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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...

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South Africa: Vodacom CFO quits

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

South African mobile network, Vodacom, has revealed that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ivan Dittrich has resigned from the company. According to Vodacom, Dittrich, who was also an executive director at Vodacom, is set to “pursue his own interests.”...

CIO Mining Summit coming to Johannesburg

EnerGlobe to host the 2nd CIO Mining Africa Summit this year, on 11th and 12th November 2015, Johannesburg

July 26, 2015 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Due to the success of the first CIO Mining Africa Summit held in Johannesburg in May 2015, increasing popular demand has called for a second Summit which will be held at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice !, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on the 11th & 12th...

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Sentech announces opening for DTT expert

July 24, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

SENTECH is a Schedule 3B State Owned Company (SOC) operating in the broadcasting signal distribution and telecommunications sector in terms of the SENTECH Act No 63 of 1996 (“SENTECH Act”) and the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005. The company’s...

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South Africa: Study reveals best telco for prepaid consumers

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

A new analysis of South Africa’s prepaid mobile market found that Telkom offers more high value plans for consumers than any other operator in the country. The study was conducted by Tarifica, a leading using the Tarifica Score. The Tarifica Score is a...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

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

This week in technology we take a look at the top mobile apps made in Africa. Also gracing the headlines this week was Bharti Airtel. Bharti Airtel has unveiled a new application challenge for startup developers. This week we also saw some great opinion...

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Are South Africans ready to give up their wallets?

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

After years of hype the mobile commerce bandwagon may have just rolled into town. And if projections are anything to go by, the days of the traditional wallet might be numbered. The global mobile wallet market is projected to grow at an annual compounded...

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Top mobile apps made in Africa

July 16, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Africa, the mobile phone plays a crucial role. Not only do Africans use their device’s to call, send text messages, or connect to the internet… but they also use their device’s to access mobile money services as well as locate healthcare...

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GIL 2015: Africa – Global congress set for Cape Town

July 16, 2015 • Events, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Frost & Sullivan’s fifth Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2015: Africa global congress reconvenes on 20 August, 2015 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Visionary C level executives from all over Africa will gather to share ideas...

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Mediatech 2015: Jasco unveils broadcast solution for Africa

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jasco Broadcast Solutions showcased a variety of solutions for African broadcasters of all sizes at Mediatech 2015, which is being held at the Ticket Pro Dome (known previously as the Coca-Cola Dome), in Johannesburg from 15-17 July 2015. At the event, one...

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Airtel unveils App challenge for startup developers

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed a new application challenge for startup developers. According to the company, the drive behind the challenge is to attract the ‘next big app developers’ into the Airtel group of companies. The challenge – a partnership...

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Paytoo offers remittance solution for 29 African countries

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Paytoo has entered into an agreement with Infenix in order to offer a remittance solution to more than 79 million subscribers in 29 African countries. The partnership which combines Paytoo’s mobile wallet services solution with Infenix’s...

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MEA smartphone shipments to total 155 mln units in 2015

July 14, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% year on year during the first quarter to reach more than 36 million units, according to the latest figures announced today by global technology...