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Gartner Symposium 2017: Jeffrey Mann discusses Gartner’s aspiring innovator programme

Gartner Symposium 2017: Jeffrey Mann discusses Gartner’s Aspiring Innovator Programme

September 20, 2017 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

As revealed by Gartner, the goal of the Aspiring Innovator Programme is to both support the African startup technology community, as well as provide delegates access to exciting new local technology providers. Selected by a team of Gartner research analysts, the startup companies have the opportunity to profile their solutions in front of an audience...

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Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

September 18, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Many influential people have a strong social media presence. Gone are the days when you had to wait for a conference to get your dose of motivation or the latest update on what a business leader is up to. Social media, specifically Twitter, has gained...

Interview: No better time to join the African digital race

Interview: No better time to join the African digital race

September 14, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Hendri Lategan, CEO of Swipe Interactive, in an interview which looks to unpack how mobile apps are changing the face of business on the African continent. Swipe Interactive is a specialist digital solutions agency that...

Discussing how the museums of Kenya 3D printed artifacts to preserve heritage

Discussing how museums of Kenya 3D printed artifacts to preserve heritage

September 12, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Top Stories, VideoComments (0)

Tatjana Dzambazova is an inspiring force in AutoDesk’s quest for service excellence and customer satisfaction. Born, raised and educated in Macedonia, Tatjana participated as a student representative in several international architectural and design...

Interview: Demystifying Bitcoin with ProsperiProp

Interview: Demystifying Bitcoin with ProsperiProp

September 12, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa recently sat down with the CEO and Founder of ProperiProp, Llew Morkel, who looked to demystify the world of Bitcoin by breaking down the facets that contribute to this disruptive technology. ProsperiProp is a fintech startup that makes it...

Kenya

Top 10 African countries with the fastest download speeds listed

September 7, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Internet penetration is growing in Africa and more people use the internet for various reasons such as work, school, accessing information as well as, more recently, streaming video content such as YouTube, Netflix, Showmax, and more. New streaming video...

What Is The Most Popular Smartphone Brand In SA?

Interview: “Diminishing the monthly expenses of mobile phone consumers”

September 7, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to the Chief Marketing Officer at Billaway, Tom Haley, in an interview which looked to unpack how the startup is looking to change the marketing industry. Billaway is a growing global start-up which uses a cloud-based marketing...

HISA 2017 in pictures

In Pictures: Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

September 5, 2017 • Events, Features, Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

The 3rd edition of the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017) took place on 29 and 30 August 2017 at VodaWorld in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event, which featured provocative panel discussions, interactive roundtables and a roster of...

Valter Adao "Innovation will lead to cheaper and more accessible healthcare"

Valter Adao: “Innovation will lead to cheaper and accessible healthcare”

August 31, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Valter Adao: “Innovation will lead to cheaper and accessible healthcare”

IT News Africa recently sat down with Valter Adao, the lead Director/Partner at Deloitte Digital Africa and Innovation leader for Deloitte, to speak about the latest trends in Healthcare innovation on the African continent. Valter is also the firm wide...

How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

Top technology trends advancing healthcare in Africa

August 28, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top technology trends advancing healthcare in Africa

The healthcare industry is witnessing unprecedented transformation, it is estimated that by 2020 healthcare in Africa will be needing more than $25 billion in physical assets. Technology is flipping the script when it comes to delivering healthcare solutions....

Benji Coetzee, Founder and CEO of EmptyTrips.

Interview: Benji Coetzee “I earned my seat at the table”

August 28, 2017 • Features, People, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Benji Coetzee “I earned my seat at the table”

This women’s month IT News Africa spoke to Benji Coetzee, the founder of startup EmptyTrips, in an interview which looked to highlight the role in which women play in the ever growing tech landscape. EmptyTrips is an online marketplace that uses smart...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

August 24, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which according to the firm is the next level Note for people who want to do bigger things. As revealed by Samsung, with the Galaxy Note 8, consumers get a bigger Infinity Display that fits...

Lenovo sets sights on becoming a power player in Africa

Lenovo sets sights on becoming a power player in Africa

August 22, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments Off on Lenovo sets sights on becoming a power player in Africa

At the Lenovo Innovation Summit, which was held in Cape Town at CTICC, Marc Godin – Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo, Middle East and Africa – met with IT News Africa’s Online Editor, Darryl Linington, in order to discuss how...

Cyber Crime tips, Security, Risks, Cyber, Threats,Cyber Crime Bill, South Africa, Warning, Privacy, Freedom

Warning: SA Cybercrime Bill Will Endanger your Freedom!

August 2, 2017 • Features, General, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Warning: SA Cybercrime Bill Will Endanger your Freedom!

South Africans have just a few more days to air their views on the 2017 version of the Cybercrimes Bill. The Bill was designed to eradicate various cyber offences such as cyberbullying and hacking. The problem however, is that if this Bill is passed, we could...

Africa's highest paid president listed.

Top 10 Highest Paid African Presidents Listed

July 22, 2017 • East Africa, Features, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 Highest Paid African Presidents Listed

African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent’s many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world....

Mwabu launched a new CAPS-aligned product for primary schools in South Africa.

Mwabu tackles education crisis in South Africa

July 18, 2017 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mwabu tackles education crisis in South Africa

Teachers need to be trained to use technology effectively in the classroom environment. It is for this reason that education technology provider Mwabu has launched a new CAPS-aligned product for primary schools and teachers in South Africa. “The truth...