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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 (0)

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. Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame is ranked tenth, earning only $85 000 per year. According...

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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 (0)

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...

Connectivity has made South Africa vulnerable to the threat of online fraud and identity theft.
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Cisco tackles ICT skills shortage in SA

July 6, 2017 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco tackles ICT skills shortage in SA

Cisco South Africa has launched a Cybersecurity Experience Centre at their Johannesburg office. The Centre also incorporates an Academy which will offer a MICT-SETA funded certified Cybersecurity training programme for unemployed youth. Cisco partnered with...

9 e-commerce platforms making strides in Africa.
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9 e-commerce platforms taking Africa by Storm

July 1, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 9 e-commerce platforms taking Africa by Storm

The online retail sector in Africa presents an exciting opportunity for retailers to grow their businesses by connecting with new customers. e-commerce is expected to grow significantly and as the use of technology also grows, the market becomes more...

Fintech

Fintech players to capture Africa’s unbanked market

June 26, 2017 • Events, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Fintech players to capture Africa’s unbanked market

The advent of Fintech has blown Africa’s unbanked market wide open but no one knows yet who the big winners will be in capturing this massive emerging opportunity. Will it be the banks? The telcos? Fintech companies themselves? Will maverick players like...

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Industroyer- The Malware That Could Leave You In Darkness

June 22, 2017 • Features, Mining & Energy, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Industroyer- The Malware That Could Leave You In Darkness

Cyber-security firms ESET and Dragos have unearthed a new malware that can disrupt power grids leading to blackouts for days. The malware has been named Industroyer by ESET, while Dragos has termed it as CrashOverride in their respective analyses. Whatever be...

The Gathere

The Evolving Landscape of Digital Advertising

June 15, 2017 • Events, Features, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The Evolving Landscape of Digital Advertising

On the 14th of June, digital influencers and experts from across the world converged at the State of Influence event hosted by MediaCom and indaHash in Sandton, Johannesburg. The event saw these experts in their field share, share their insights and...

Apps to help you get across SA.

Discover South Africa with these great Travel apps

June 14, 2017 • Features, Lists, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Discover South Africa with these great Travel apps

South Africa is world renowned for have a diversity and beauty in landscapes that can not be matched by any other country in the world, from the famous natural landscapes, to the “dorps” and cities that are full of interesting discoveries. For many South...

Ayotunde Coker, Rack Centre Managing Director.

Interview: Rack Centre MD believes in Nigeria’s growth potential

May 31, 2017 • Features, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: Rack Centre MD believes in Nigeria’s growth potential

In another interview which showcases the innovation and development taking place on the African continent, IT News Africa spoke to Ayotunde Coker, the managing director of Nigerian data center company, Rack Center. Coker is a business executive with over 25...

IT companies will have to reveal foreign trade

South African IT firms asked to disclose foreign trade

May 30, 2017 • Enterprise, Features, Finance, SponsoredComments Off on South African IT firms asked to disclose foreign trade

In what is seen as a major development, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has tightened up its criteria for what multinational businesses are allowed to submit to the tax man. The new laws state that medium and large businesses in South Africa that...

BYOD increase the security risks of businesses.

BYOD: The good, the bad and the just plain unsafe

May 29, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, General, SecurityComments Off on BYOD: The good, the bad and the just plain unsafe

Remember the good ol’ days? The days when you were judged on your work performance by the level of darkness outside when you stumbled in – and out – of work. Where your dedication to the job was assessed on one simple factor: your line manager could...

We need to drive a youth-centred information society, says Nokia.

Nokia strives to empower African youth

May 23, 2017 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia strives to empower African youth

  While technology is the foundation of innovation, technology alone is not enough. For technology to fulfill its true potential, citizens, and more importantly the youth, need to be empowered and engaged through technology. According to Brahim Ghribi,...

Nigeria is not a dumping ground of fake products- Transparency Advocacy

9 ways to spot fake devices

May 8, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

The rise in counterfeit devices across Africa is becoming a major problem for thousands of consumers who are getting duped into spending their hard earned money on fake, sub-standard devices which do not operate at the same level as their original...

Fintech

Who’s who in African Fintech

May 2, 2017 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (2)

Financial technology (FinTech) is a growing market worldwide. However, the emergence and development of the FinTech industry in Africa is proving incredibly valuable. In October of last year, the first African Fintech Awards took place in Johannesburg –...

Yolanda Smit, Strategic Business Intelligence Manager at PBT Group.

Business Intelligence landscape perception and reality

April 26, 2017 • Features, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Business Intelligence landscape perception and reality

Organisations need to embrace the digital revolution in order to remain relevant and get the opportunities that come with digital transformation. An effective Business Intelligence systems help place the organisation’s processes in perspective while...

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GM Philips HealthTech Southern Africa (Left) and Jasper Westerink
CEO Philips Africa (Right).

Interview: Jasper Westerink CEO of Phillips Africa

April 19, 2017 • Features, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Phillips, a company which has been in operation for over 100 years, has built itself on innovation and entrepreneurship. This focus has seen Phillips evolve and change in tandem with a number of revolutions. It started with the lighting revolution in 1891...