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Nigeria: Delta State tackles land ownership bane with SA tech

June 28, 2016 • Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Delta State tackles land ownership bane with SA tech

New, South African developed digital signature technology sits behind a major breakthrough for Nigeria’s Delta State government, which kicks off its “Fast Track 90” scheme – a new digital system for the acquisition of legal titles for landed property. Historically an onerous process fraught with bottlenecks, bureaucracy and prone to fraud, the...

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Seedstars set to find Angola’s best startup

June 28, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Seedstars set to find Angola’s best startup

Seedstars World is returning to Angola on July 27th. In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets, Seedstars World is travelling to more than 65 countries globally and 20+ in Africa this year to identify the best...

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GrowthHub to help African entrepreneurs help themselves

June 28, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on GrowthHub to help African entrepreneurs help themselves

GrowthHub, a new initiative to support entrepreneurs, is hosting its first event at the OneChadwick cowork space in Sandton, Johannesburg in July 2016 with Rich Mulholland serving up a talk on How to Pitch for Funding. “At GrowthHub, we are looking to...

Taking a closer look at the inner workings of FunDex

June 27, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Taking a closer look at the inner workings of FunDex

If you believe that the user experience is everything for mobile apps, HPE has a simple question for you: How are you measuring it? All too often, existing tools do not adequately measure the user experience. Some measure only a few variables or have...

Developing African mobile games that pack a global punch

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Developing African mobile games that pack a global punch

It’s a scenario many of us who live in or have visited Africa have experienced: being stopped by a traffic officer and asked for a bribe. Now, imagine playing a game on your mobile phone; instead of cruising through the streets of New York, you find...

South Africa: Seedstars finalists revealed

June 27, 2016 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Seedstars finalists revealed

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems has brought its pre-selection rounds to an end. In partnership with Standard Bank, Seedstars World hosted the pre-selections in Cape Town,...

Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

While performing a security assessment for one of its clients in the critical infrastructure sector, the Kaspersky Lab Security Services team discovered an important vulnerability. The CVE-2016-4785 vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely obtain a...

Top predictions for DevOps in 2016

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

To say that we’re living in a digital revolution has become a cliché at this point. But with every day that passes, it becomes more true. We can order taxi service, deposit checks, and lock our front door via apps on our phones. When driving, we may have...

Telkom Business Connexion & Cisco reveal SA’s First End-to-End HCS

June 24, 2016 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Telkom Business Connexion & Cisco reveal SA’s First End-to-End HCS

Telkom Business Connexion and Cisco announce the official launch of one of South Africa’s first end-to-end Hosted Collaboration Solutions (HCS) offerings. This best-in-class solution harnesses powerful communication and collaboration tools to provide...

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Top tips to keep your financial data safe on the internet

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top tips to keep your financial data safe on the internet

With the rise of e-commerce in Africa, it is almost unavoidable to buy products online or give your personal information to websites. While this development has made buying and selling so much easier, it has also increased the risk of identity theft and...

Vodacom & Gauteng Department of Education to address education challenges

June 24, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom & Gauteng Department of Education to address education challenges

Vodacom and the Gauteng Department of Education have renewed their commitment to a seven-year partnership which will see a revamped and feature rich mobile application (app) for Gauteng schools rolled out across the province this month to better assist school...

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South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

Wits University has announced that it has developed a suite of online course offerings that will be made available over the next three years to enhance access to higher education. These include massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform, short...

Top 8 tips for Selling to the CIO

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 8 tips for Selling to the CIO

Let’s face it, selling to the modern-day CIO is not an easy task. These industry executives essentially live busy lives. They are busy 24/7, and are bombarded with technical sales calls day in and day out; however, there are ways and means to...

Hackers gained access to some 14,000 credit card numbers in Chile and published them on social media, the government said late Wednesday.

Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

June 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10...

Top 5 factors that differentiate fintech in Africa

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 factors that differentiate fintech in Africa

Fintech in Africa, as elsewhere in the world, is big business. Investment is flooding into startups providing innovative ways of offering financial services. Startups in the fintech space took on almost 30 per cent of the total funding raised by African...

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Isaac Mophatlane named CEO of Telkom Business Connexion

June 22, 2016 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Isaac Mophatlane named CEO of Telkom Business Connexion

Telkom and Business Connexion (BCX) have revealed the official appointment of Isaac Mophatlane as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly integrated Telkom Business Connexion. Mr. Mophatlane will be responsible for both Business Connexion and Telkom...