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South African Uber drivers angry over rate cut

April 6, 2016 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Uber drivers angry over rate cut

Uber recently revealed that, as of Thursday 07 April 2016, the company will be reducing rates on UberX in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban by up to 20%. While this does make the service more attractive to consumers, more than 200 Uber drivers have called for strike action in Cape Town, South Africa over the company’s proposed [&hellip...

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African leaders urge economic transformation

April 5, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African leaders urge economic transformation

“Our future rests in our hands,” declared Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Mr. Haile Mariam Desalegn on Monday in his keynote speech at the opening of the Conference of Ministers at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis...

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Ethiopia to transform education through technology

March 29, 2016 • Education, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia to transform education through technology

Students, teachers and learning institutions in Ethiopia will according to Microsoft, soon be transforming the way they learn and teach through ICT. This is due to Microsoft and the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia having signed an Education Transformation...

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Limpopo: Vodacom powers digital classrooms

March 23, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Limpopo: Vodacom powers digital classrooms

Vodacom has revealed that teachers and learners in Limpopo can look forward to digital classrooms. This, according to Vodacom, is thanks to the roll-out of a countrywide e-learning programme undertaken by Vodacom in partnership with Samsung. The latest...

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PwC to support entrepreneurship across the African continent

March 22, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on PwC to support entrepreneurship across the African continent

Entrepreneurship must be promoted and supported across the African continent to promote economic growth, boost job creation, and alleviate poverty on the continent. Innovative emerging companies are disruptive and are highly scalable businesses. They require...

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Microsoft unveils Office Excel Champs SA competition

March 22, 2016 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Microsoft unveils Office Excel Champs SA competition

Microsoft South Africa has launched the Office Excel Champs competition, which aims to find the country’s greatest Excel practitioner, whether he or she is a student, teacher, business professional or simply loves crunching numbers for fun. “There have...

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Education Innovation Summit draws in high-calibre speakers and guests

March 18, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Events, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Education Innovation Summit draws in high-calibre speakers and guests

The 2016 Education Innovation Summit, which had been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom and Mwabu, saw education and technology executives convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 17th of March 2016. “Great...

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Samsung expands onboard entertainment for SAA

March 18, 2016 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Samsung expands onboard entertainment for SAA

South African Airways (SAA) will be expanding the offer of Samsung tablets on board as a way of improving in-flight entertainment to business class customers travelling on regional flights. “Following the launch of this offering in September last year on...

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Science education, effective syllabus key to Nigeria’s development – Ogunsanya

March 17, 2016 • Education, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Science education, effective syllabus key to Nigeria’s development – Ogunsanya

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, has called on government, policymakers and other stakeholders in the Education sector to deepen science education in schools and develop a curriculum that prepares students...

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South Africa: Western Cape’s first drone pilots graduate

March 17, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Western Cape’s first drone pilots graduate

UAV Industries (UAVI), the Western Cape’s only drone pilot training centre, has released its first batch of 14 graduates. These are the first certified trained pilots who are authorised to fly drones in the region. This spells the commencement of new jobs...

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MasterCard launches the Africa Women Leadership Network

March 9, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on MasterCard launches the Africa Women Leadership Network

In honour of International Women’s Day, MasterCard teamed up with African Women and Beyond (AWAB) in Kenya to launch the Africa Women Leadership Network (AWLN), drawing attention to the importance of financial empowerment of women on the continent. Driven...

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Samsung to tackle unemployment in SA

March 8, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung to tackle unemployment in SA

Technology has the power to push people forward and spark innovation. More than that, technology has the power to unite people, fostering an environment to create solutions that are not only innovative in functionality, but also serve important social...

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ITC Global inks $6.5 million USD contract in West Africa

March 8, 2016 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ITC Global inks $6.5 million USD contract in West Africa

ITC Global has revealed that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide remote offshore communications to two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels in Western Africa. The seven-year, $6.5 million contract, awarded by...

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Nominees for New African Woman Awards 2016 Revealed

March 3, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Nominees for New African Woman Awards 2016 Revealed

The first edition of the New African Woman Forum Awards sets out to honour extraordinary women who have made significant achievements in their countries and communities. The awards are given across 11 categories: Business; Politics and Public Office;...

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Cote d’Ivoire revealed as top prospect for investors in Africa

March 2, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Cote d’Ivoire revealed as top prospect for investors in Africa

The launch of Nielsen’s second Africa Prospects Indicators (APi) report has given existing and potential investors an unprecedented and even deeper comparative view of the country opportunities across the continent, with Cote d’Ivoire moving ahead of...

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Canon SA helps put children’s facial screening project in the picture

March 1, 2016 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Canon SA helps put children’s facial screening project in the picture

Canon South Africa has revealed that it will be assisting the University of Pretoria’s Department of Genetics to help bring to fruition a facial screening project that will assist with the early diagnosis of disorders in South African children, specifically...