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African skills initiative receives USD 60 mln investment

July 29, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IBM has invested a sum of USD 60 million over three years to develop the next generation of technical talent in Africa. As part of the initiative, IBM is expanding the Africa Technical Academy and the company’s Africa University Programme to over 20 African countries. IBM said IT professionals across the continent are set to benefit [&hellip...

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MTN Business App of the Year submissions closed

July 28, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Entries for the annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards taking place on 13 August in Johannesburg have closed, and an expert panel of judges that is adjudicating the process is evaluating the submissions. Now in its fourth year, the awards have become the...

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Performanta expands global footprint in South Africa & Netherlands

July 24, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Performanta announced its expansion to The Netherlands, with one of its certified Websense Gladiators being deployed there specifically to provide Websense technology to its client base in the region. This is one of several strategic expansions planned to...


SAP Africa bolsters Leadership Team

July 24, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP Africa has announced that after seven years of successfully leading and growing the Africa business, current CEO, Pfungwa Serima, has been promoted to the role Chairman of SAP Africa. As a result of this development, current SAP Southern Africa Managing...

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Huawei revenues up 30% to USD 28 bln in H1 results

July 22, 2015 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei has revealed its business results for the first half of 2015 on 20 July 2015. In the first six months of this year, Huawei generated sales revenue of CNY175.9 billion (USD 28 billion), an increase of 30% year-on-year. Meanwhile, the company’s...

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MTN Group appoints new CEO for South African operation

July 13, 2015 • Company News, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

The MTN Group has announced the appointment of Mteto Nyati as MTN SA CEO, effective 13 July 2015. He succeeds Ahmad Farroukh, who resigned earlier this month. A seasoned ICT executive and business leader, Nyati joined MTN as Group Chief Enterprise Officer...

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Telkom announces next steps in turnaround strategy

July 13, 2015 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom has revealed the next steps in its strategy to position the company for a more competitive environment and to ensure its sustainability over the long term. According to Telkom, it respects the decision of the Labour Court handed down last week (8 July...


SAP and CFG take “The Beautiful Game” into the Cloud

July 8, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP SE and City Football Group (CFG) today announced a global, multiyear marketing and technology partnership that will transform the way the ownership group and its football teams operate and perform, from the boardroom to the pitch. SAP will become the...

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MTN SA confirms Farroukh’s resignation

July 6, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Group has announced the resignation of Ahmad Farroukh, CEO of MTN South Africa, which is effective 31 July 2015. “This was a difficult decision to take for Ahmad, but unavoidable due to personal and family reasons,” says MTN Group President and CEO,...

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Last chance to enter 2015 MTN Business App of the Year Awards

June 30, 2015 • Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s best and brightest app developers have less than a week to submit their apps to the MTN Business App of the Year Awards. Entries close on 3 July 2015. The MTN Business App of the Year Awards is the premiere app awards event in South Africa...

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Hitachi Data Systems named 2015 Best Workplace for Millennials

June 26, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. has revealed that it was selected by Fortune and work culture experts Great Place to Work as one of 2015’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the United States. Fortune...

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South Africa: Johannesburg Smart City gets boost from Microsoft

June 24, 2015 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The City of Johannesburg’s transformation drive into a Smart City received a boost on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, when the metropolitan signed a collaboration deal with Microsoft South Africa. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement between the two...

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MTN staff round off community projects in Africa

June 23, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has rounded off its annual 21 Days of Y’ello Care employee volunteer programme, which saw employees from Afghanistan to South Africa, give back to their communities, under the theme of “Investing in Education for All”. “We are hopeful that the...


Kenya: Google to back USD 700 mln wind farm?

June 12, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (1)

According to a report by CNBC, Google is allegedly in talks to become an investor in a USD 700 million, 40,000 acre Lake Turkana Wind Power Project – which is located in Kenya. The project’s 310 megawatt capacity is expected to boost Kenya’s...

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Entries open for 2015 MTN App of the Year Awards

June 10, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

The MTN Business ‘App of the Year’ Awards is back with a revamped format and new genre-related categories. The industry is moving towards a focus on content categories rather than OS or platform, and so are we. Forget comparing, ahem, apples with apples,...


SAP streamlining transition to new regulations for local municipalities

June 8, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP South Africa has announced its intent to engage with its ecosystem and local government with a view to assisting local government municipalities to simplify its functions and new regulatory processes, following the recently published Municipal Regulation...