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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 Healthcare and Life Sciences industry leader for Deloitte in Africa and has held senior leadership...

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Lesego Digital Village to address healthcare challenges in North West

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...

South Africa rank third most exposed country to cyber risks

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...

Beware of commercial identity theft

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...

Rwandan startups to return after two weeks e-commerce training

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 innovators reveal four core challenges

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...

stage 4 load shedding

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...