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Isaac Mophatlane

MyWorld of Tomorrow SA Innovation Awards Winners Revealed

October 22, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MyWorld of Tomorrow SA Innovation Awards Winners Revealed

The winners of the second annual SA Innovation Awards, in partnership with Business Connexion and Business Day, have been announced at the MyWorld of Tomorrow CEO Gala Dinner held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg last night. The awards programme is aimed at recognising and celebrating innovative African companies and individuals. Matthew...

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Wits Protest

Wits protest rocks social media with #FeesMustFall

October 20, 2015 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Wits protest rocks social media with #FeesMustFall

According to a report via ENCA, protests have intensified across South Africa as students continue their demand for no fee increases at various tertiary institutions across the country. The report reveals that, following Wits University students’...

EFT Africa

Credit card fraud statistics for SA remain a concern

October 20, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Credit card fraud statistics for SA remain a concern

Card fraud statistics show a significant reduction in fraud likely due to the introduction of richer technology and payment solutions. Credit card fraud statistics for South Africa in the banking sector remain a cause for concern according to figures released...

Azumi Mobile announces support for PayJoy’s Lock

Social apps take over South African smartphones

October 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Social apps take over South African smartphones

For the second consecutive year, social media apps have dominated free downloads on all three major app stores in South Africa, namely Google Play for Android, the Apple App Store for iOS, and the Windows Store. This is one of the key findings of the South...

Data Center

Big Data isn’t the problem – Data Copies are

October 14, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Big Data isn’t the problem – Data Copies are

In an age where Big Data is the mantra and terabytes quickly become petabytes, the surge in data quantities is causing the complexity and cost of data management to skyrocket. But it doesn’t have to be like that, says Harold van Graan, sales director,...

GSMA Mobile 360

IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

October 9, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

This week in technology has been another exceptionally busy one. Not only did we attend the GSMA: Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference in Cape Town, but we will also be attending the 2015 rAge expo in Johannesburg, South Africa. The rAge expo kicks off...

iphone 6s

MTN to offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus from 16 October 2015

October 5, 2015 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus from 16 October 2015

MTN has revealed that it will offer the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, from the beginning on 16 October 2015. MTN revealed that customers can pre-register interest for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus by clicking here. According to...

Data Management

DAMA SA Conference sheds light on data governance challenges

October 5, 2015 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on DAMA SA Conference sheds light on data governance challenges

Earlier this year the DAMA SA Conference unpacked a number of data governance related issues including real experiences of South African corporates. What was starkly apparent is that business input is critical to achieving data governance, data quality and...

Video Banking

Nedbank chooses Bytes to accelerate ISO 20022 adoption

October 5, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Nedbank chooses Bytes to accelerate ISO 20022 adoption

Partnering with Volante and Bytes as part of the bank’s payment infrastructure modernisation program to support new services and newly mandated instruments including Authenticated Collections in South Africa. Bytes Universal Systems together with its global...

Showmax now free for DSTV Premium subscribers

John Kotsaftis discusses South African VOD service “ShowMax”

September 21, 2015 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on John Kotsaftis discusses South African VOD service “ShowMax”

Video on Demand (VOD) services have boomed in South Africa. In mid August 2015, the country saw the launch of a new, exclusive VOD service dubbed “ShowMax.” At launch ShowMax revealed that it had a content catalogue that totaled more than 11,000...

Top tech news

IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

September 18, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

Hosted by IT News Africa, and sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit was held at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, Johannesburg on the 19th of August 2015. During the course of the past Healthcare Innovation Summit, IT News Africa recorded each...

How assistive technology is changing special education

Digital fuels growth in Africa’s entertainment and media industry

September 18, 2015 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Digital fuels growth in Africa’s entertainment and media industry

After more than a decade of digital disruption, the African entertainment and media industry has entered a new landscape – one where the media is no longer divided into distinct traditional and digital spheres, according to a report from PwC titled...

Mobile malware

South Africa’s Android device users beware

September 17, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s Android device users beware

Mobile malware is on the rise and attackers have made the Android Operating System (OS) their number one target. With South Africa ranking amongst the top most affected countries in the world when it comes to incidents of mobile malware attacks, it’s time...

Cell C will offer students from universities across the country free access to university websites in a bid to assist them to access course material necessary to complete the year.

Cell C invests R427 million into Western Cape network

September 10, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C invests R427 million into Western Cape network

As part of Cell C’s ongoing network projects across the country, the company will have invested R427 million into its Western Cape infrastructure between June and December this year. “Cell C has had ongoing capacity upgrades and new infrastructure...

MINING

Mining CIOs prepare to gather for the CIO Mining Africa Summit

September 10, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mining CIOs prepare to gather for the CIO Mining Africa Summit

The countdown has commenced towards the CIO Mining Africa summit hosted by EnerGlobe Ltd. and supported by IT News Africa as the official Media Partner. This exciting event, the second of this year, will reconvene on the 11th to 12th November 2015 at the...

Hubs.ng launches online tech hub in Nigeria

FreeConferenceCall.com Launches in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa

September 10, 2015 • East Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on FreeConferenceCall.com Launches in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa

FreeConferenceCall.com, an independent provider of collaborative communications solutions, has launched free conference calling in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Users in these markets can access free Audio Conferencing as well as features such as Audio...