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MTN Group marks 200 million subscribers

August 14, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN Group marks 200 million subscribers

MTN Group today marked its 200 million subscriber milestone by announcing a bold R200 million initiative to improve the quality of education across its markets in Africa and the Middle East over the next two years. News of MTN reaching the 200 million subscriber mark comes a year before it celebrates 20 years of connecting [&hellip...

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Cell C Chief Strategy Officer Robert Pasley (image: Cell C)

Cell C appoints new Chief Financial Officer

August 12, 2013 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C appoints new Chief Financial Officer

South African mobile operator Cell C announced today that the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, Robert Pasley has agreed to take up a combined position of Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of Cell C with immediate effect. A qualified Chartered Accountant...

Gert Schoonbee, Managing Director of T-Systems in South Africa. (Image source: T-Systems)

Data centre, cloud service create competitive edge

August 7, 2013 • Enterprise, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data centre, cloud service create competitive edge

  Data centres are the hub of today’s organisations, housing mission-critical servers, data, applications and services that keep businesses running. However, with the growth of cloud platforms, organisations are increasingly looking to move not only...

Vodacom has launched One Net Business, a cloud-based unified communications solution that seamlessly converges fixed and mobile telephony services across any device.(image: Vodafone)

Vodacom launches Vodafone Smart Mini smartphone

August 7, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vodacom launches Vodafone Smart Mini smartphone

South Africa’s Vodacom today launched the new Vodafone Smart Mini, a value-for-money android phone now available at Vodacom World in Midrand and from other participating outlets. The Android Jelly Bean 4.1, handset offers a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 2...

Former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig (image: Daily Maverick)

Please don’t call me: Vodacom battle gets messy

August 7, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Please don’t call me: Vodacom battle gets messy

The battle as to who exactly created the much-used ‘Please Call Me’ function heated up in South Africa’s South Gauteng High Court this week. Former employee Nkosana Makete has claimed ownership of the service, while former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig...

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Fibre connectivity for UN Tourism Organisation

August 6, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Fibre connectivity for UN Tourism Organisation

The Liquid Telecom Group today announced that it has been appointed the official connectivity provider for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly.  The Assembly – which promotes responsible and sustainable tourism – is...

Data from the FNB eWallet Solution has shown that  4.2 million new eWallets were created over the last 12 months

South Africa: FNB offers free ADSL

August 6, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: FNB offers free ADSL

South African bank FNB yesterday announced their Uncapped ADSL product, with discounts of up to 100% on monthly subscription fees, applicable for qualifying customers who sign up from 8 August 2013. Qualifying Personal Cheque Account holders and FNB Private...

Telkom SA Group CEO Sipho Maseko. (Image source: File)

Telkom SA makes headway in union negotiations

August 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom SA makes headway in union negotiations

Telkom South Africa yesterday announced the conclusion of its substantive negotiations with trade unions the Communications Workers Union (CWU), the South African Communications Union (SACU) and Solidarity. The Company met with SACU to sign the three year...

Jacob Makgwesha Mothupi, Managing Director,ContinuitySA Botswana. (Image source: ContinuitySA Botswana)

ContinuitySA Botswana offers IT Service Continuity training

August 5, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on ContinuitySA Botswana offers IT Service Continuity training

ContinuitySA Botswana is hosting the IT Service Continuity Course in August 2013. The two-day course is targeted at IT and Business Continuity Management (BCM) professionals responsible for the continued uptime of IT services within their organisations....

Connect Africa Director Dion Jerling (image: Connect Africa)

Zambia: Connect Africa, Likusasa want rural linkup

August 5, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zambia: Connect Africa, Likusasa want rural linkup

Zambia’s rural telecommunications and service solutions company Connect Africa has unveiled a partnership with Zambian engineering and construction firm Likusasa Zambia, which is part of the Likusasa Africa Group. The alliance underpins the companies’ bid...

Robert Ventor, CEO, Altron. (Image source: File)

South Africa: Altron’s new tech services division

August 5, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Altron’s new tech services division

Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) on Friday 02 August announced that a new division namely the Altron TMT (Telecommunications, Multi-media and Information Technology) division will be created following the operative date of the acquisition of...

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

South Africa’s online traffic expected to soar

August 2, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa’s online traffic expected to soar

The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2012-2017) projects that South Africa’s Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will quadruple during the period under review at a compound annual growth rate of 31%. South Africa’s IP traffic (fixed and mobile)...

Altron and Tango to revolutionise the African subscriber’s digital experience

Microsoft SA unveils tech ‘think-tank’

August 1, 2013 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft SA unveils tech ‘think-tank’

Microsoft South Africa has unveiled the first Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) in Africa – a high-tech multi-million rand facility that it says will help local companies of all sizes become more globally competitive by helping develop “next-generation...

Sérigne Dioum, has been appointed Head of Mobile Financial Services (image: Youtube)

MTN appoints Head of Mobile Financial Services

August 1, 2013 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN appoints Head of Mobile Financial Services

MTN Group announced today that MTN Cote d’Ivoire Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Sérigne Dioum, has been appointed Head of Mobile Financial Services, effective 1 September 2013. Dioum’s appointment comes as MTN renews its focus on value added services in...

President Robert Mugabe (image: Free & Fair Zimbabwe Elections)

Baba Jukwa, social media and Zimbabwe

August 1, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Baba Jukwa, social media and Zimbabwe

If there is one thing that is different to the 2008 Zimbabwean elections, it is that the 2013 election has a new ‘candidate’. His name is Baba Jukwa. The anonymous social media icon and commentator, portrayed as a cartoon of an old man and coined ‘the...

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Zimbabwe: Track election results online

August 1, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Track election results online

As the Zimbabwean elections draw to a close and vote counting starts across the Southern African nation, voters and citizens will be waiting with baited breath for the results to be made known. But as citizens wait for the results, there are a number of...