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Vodacom Siyakha now has 7.5 million users

Vodacom Siyakha now has 7.5 million users

February 5, 2018 • Features, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Siyakha now has 7.5 million users

Vodacom Siyakha, which was launched by Vodacom in 2017, has reached 7.5 million users in just a year – the company revealed on Wednesday, 31 January 2017. Siyakha which means “to build” in IsiZulu was introduced to offer zero-rated and lower priced products and services to the emerging prepaid segment of its customer base. Vodacom,...

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Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

February 2, 2018 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

As Regional Manager of Southern and East Africa for TCL, Ernst Wittmann is leading the brand’s growth strategy for the Southern and East Africa region. Working closely with global network operators and distributors, he is helping to make TCL a formidable...

Open Innovation Challenge supports novel applications for earth observation data

South African National Space Agency and Airbus launch Open Innovation Challenge

January 30, 2018 • Features, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African National Space Agency and Airbus launch Open Innovation Challenge

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) together with the Airbus Defence and Space have launched the Open Innovation Challenge project which is aimed at developing and supporting home-grown applications for earth observation data obtained by...

Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

January 23, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

On Sunday 21 January 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Nigeria released its Labour Force Statistics Vol. 2: Employment by sector report in Abuja. The report revealed that 7.5 million Nigerians were left doing nothing between January 2016 and...

Google honours late Nigerian football Icon Stephen Keshi

Google honours late Nigerian football Icon Stephen Keshi

January 23, 2018 • Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google honours late Nigerian football Icon Stephen Keshi

On Tuesday 23 January 2018, Google honoured former Nigerian Super Eagles captain and coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi by placing a doodle of the footballing icon on the Nigerian home page of the web browser. Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to...

The ultimate promise of 5G technologies lies in its ability to deliver new essential services which go well beyond “instant gratification” for the Netflix and Hulu aficionados, says Sagi Subocki, Vice-President Products and Marketing at Softil

5 things to expect from 5G in South Africa

January 23, 2018 • Features, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 things to expect from 5G in South Africa

At the beginning of 2018 MTN and Ericsson announced that they have begun the first 5G technology and applications trial in Africa. Mobile Internet usage has grown exponentially the world over, South Africa has in turn looked to leverage faster network...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

January 12, 2018 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

2018 began the same way as 2017 ended off, with a number of tech stories making headlines across the globe. This past week the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES 2018) took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference is one of the world’s biggest...

CES 2018- Top 5 gadgets unveiled

CES 2018: Top gadgets unveiled

January 9, 2018 • East Africa, Features, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on CES 2018: Top gadgets unveiled

On Tuesday 9 January 2018 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, which is held in Las Vegas, USA,, a number of awe-inspiring gadgets were revealed for the first time. CES is one of the largest conferences of it’s kind, and is taking place from 9...

BLV provides venture capital to early growth stage start-ups that create next generation disruptive solutions

Top 10 African Internet of Things startups to watch

December 7, 2017 • Features, Internet of Things, ListsComments Off on Top 10 African Internet of Things startups to watch

IoT is growing and will continue to grow beyond 2017. IHS Technology predicts that there will be 75 billion connected devices by 2020. IoT is about connecting exponentially more devices to the internet. This trend promises to make our global society more...

CEO priorities shifting to embrace digital business says Gartner

Barclays Digital Academy up-skills Africa’s young talent

November 30, 2017 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Barclays Digital Academy up-skills Africa’s young talent

Barclays and the Digital Academy, an initiative that aims to equip young students with software development skills showcased the Barclays Digital Academy’s eighth intake of students on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. The collaboration between Barclays and...

HP Sprocket printer.(image source: HP Support)

HP Sprocket photo printer review

November 27, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on HP Sprocket photo printer review

The HP Sprocket wireless printer is a portable instant device that prints photos from your smartphone. These kinds of printers have existed for a while, and although HP’s printer doesn’t create the highest quality images, the images are beautiful and...

Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

IT News Africa recently spoke to Leishen Pillay, partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, in an interview which unpacks just why Africa needs blockchain technology. Leishen Pillay is a partner at Hogan Lovells and focuses on technology, media, telecommunications...

"Africa cannot operate in isolation" says NetApp's Patrick Maphopha

“Africa cannot operate in isolation” says NetApp’s Patrick Maphopha

November 23, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on “Africa cannot operate in isolation” says NetApp’s Patrick Maphopha

Data management and storage company, NetApp will host a Partner Academy event on the 23rd of November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. At the event, NetApp will discuss some of the latest solutions and services they offer in Africa. Speaking of the Partner Academy...

How to adapt to the future of work

How to adapt to the future of work

November 21, 2017 • Events, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on How to adapt to the future of work

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Deloitte hosted an event at its offices in Johannesburg, South Africa which looked to tackle how businesses and governments can approach the future of work. Now this is an extremely loaded term, “future of work,” it...

The Smart City Expo World Congress 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

In Pictures: Smart City Expo World Congress 2017

November 15, 2017 • Events, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Smart City Expo World Congress 2017

The Smart City Expo World Congress 2017, which is being held in Barcelona, Spain, from 14-16 November 2017, drew in the masses as over 17 thousand people converged on the Spanish city to gain thoughtful insight from speakers and exhibitors of the leading...

South Africa gets gold in Huawei Southern Africa ICT Skill Competition

Huawei showcases smart city nervous system at SCEWC 2017

November 14, 2017 • Events, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei showcases smart city nervous system at SCEWC 2017

The Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in Barcelona, Spain got underway on 14 November 2017 and looked to showcase the latest developments the progression towards smart cities. Under the theme of “Leading New ICT, Creating a Smart City Nervous...