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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 and quickly shifted to product evolution by 1915.  The company then ventured into the [&hellip...

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Rebecca Enonchong elected new board chair of AfriLabs.

Top Female Tech Entreprenuer to Chair AfriLabs Board

April 12, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Pan-African network of tech and innovation hubs, AfriLabs has elected a new board. The new board will be tasked with bringing “fresh ideas” to the network and fuelling the continent’s tech ecosystem. In what was only the second board election in...

Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay vows to fight fake news.

eBay Founder Pledges $100 Million In Fight Against Fake News

April 6, 2017 • General, Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments Off on eBay Founder Pledges $100 Million In Fight Against Fake News

The founder of eBay, Pierre Omidyar on Wednesday announced that he will be donating $100 million over three years in support of  “independent media and investigative journalism” worldwide, while tackling “misinformation and hate...

Left: Ross Hickey CEO Trinity Telecoms. Right: Andrew Groves Director of Sales and Operations.

Interview: Ross Hickey Of Trinity Telecom Discusses IoT

April 4, 2017 • Internet of Things, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Ross Hickey Of Trinity Telecom Discusses IoT

Ross Hickey  the CEO of Trinity Telecom, a South African national IoT platform provider with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, sat down with IT News Africa at the inaugural Internet of Things Forum Africa last week. Since its early beginnings in the...

Dr. Adriana Marais, Head of Innovation, SAP Africa. (image: Kat Grudko)

SAP Africa appoints new Head of Innovation

April 4, 2017 • PeopleComments Off on SAP Africa appoints new Head of Innovation

Software company, SAP Africa, has appointed Dr. Adriana Marais to take on the role as Head of Innovation. Based at head office in Johannesburg, Dr. Marais will lead the IoT Lab, the Co-Innovation Lab initiatives, as well as other innovation streams for SAP...

Ahmed Kathrada passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Twitter Mourns The Passing Of Ahmed Kathrada

March 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter Mourns The Passing Of Ahmed Kathrada

Africa has woken up to the sad news that former ANC stalwart and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has passed away. “Uncle Kathy” as he was affectionately know by, passed on Tuesday morning due to postoperative complications after going in...

Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder and CEO of Kirusa Inc.

Interview: Dr Mumick of Kirusa discusses telecoms in emerging markets

March 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Dr Mumick of Kirusa discusses telecoms in emerging markets

A telecom visionary with over two decades of working in the telecom environment, and a serial entrepreneur, meet Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick is the Founder and CEO of Kirusa, a provider of telecom and social media solutions in the emerging markets of Africa and...

Steven Jackets, Transaction Security Group Leader of Underwriter Laboratories.

Interview: Underwriter Laboratories’s Steven Jackets discusses The Future of Authetication

March 16, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Underwriter Laboratories’s Steven Jackets discusses The Future of Authetication

Underwriters Laboratories, a consulting and certification organisation from the US and which spans over 40 countries including South Africa, were among the exhibitors at Seamless Africa 2017, which took place 14-15 March at the Cape Town International...

Samer Abu Ltaif has been appointed president of Microsoft Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Microsoft announces new head for Middle East Africa

March 2, 2017 • General, PeopleComments Off on Microsoft announces new head for Middle East Africa

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Samer Abu Ltaif as the president of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Abu Ltaif, who joined Microsoft in 2004, has held many senior roles within the organisation including regional director for enterprise and...

Desan Naidoo appointed Vice President of SAS in the Africa region.

SAS MD Desan Naidoo appointed VP for Africa

February 23, 2017 • General, People, Top StoriesComments Off on SAS MD Desan Naidoo appointed VP for Africa

SAS, an analytics software and services company, has appointed Desan Naidoo as vice president of the Africa region, effective January 2017. Naidoo has been managing director of Southern Africa since April 2013 and was most recently regional director for...

Brian Andrew, the General Manager of RS Components South Africa

Interview: Producer of best-selling British computer talks to IT News Africa

February 17, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Producer of best-selling British computer talks to IT News Africa

IT News Africa sat down with Brian Andrew, the General Manager of RS Components South Africa, to discuss the launch of the all new Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module. RS Components is the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for...

Olatorera Oniru, Founder and CEO of dressmeoutlet.com.

What inspires one of Nigeria’s leading eCommerce CEOs?

February 13, 2017 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on What inspires one of Nigeria’s leading eCommerce CEOs?

Olatorera is a 29 year-old Nigerian entrepreneur who has managed to build one of Africa’s fastest growing fashion e-commerce startups- Dressmeoutlet.com. The Nigerian who is also a sought after keynote speaker on topics related to leadership,...

Brian Richardson, CEO and founder of WIZZIT International.

Changing the face of banking, Brian Richardson of Wizzit

February 9, 2017 • Finance, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Changing the face of banking, Brian Richardson of Wizzit

Brian Richardson, CEO and Founder of Wizzit International, sat down with IT News Africa for an exclusive interview on the future of banking on the African continent as well as the biggest digital disruptions that could affect banking in 2017. Wizzit...

MTN Group has appointed Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation.

MTN appoints Saim Yaksan Exec for Transformation

February 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN appoints Saim Yaksan Exec for Transformation

MTN Group has announced the appointment of Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation, effective immediately. The appointment of Yaksan’s follows the launch of MTN’s holistic transformation programme, IGNITE, in the third quarter of 2016. IGNITE is...

Wayne Hull, newly appointed MD and Accenture head of digital.

Accenture appoints new MD

January 19, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Accenture appoints new MD

Accenture announced the appointment of Wayne Hull as managing director and head of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Accenture, Hull was the Digital Advisor for Sportradar Global. He has held a number of senior positions...

Tomisin  Ogunnubi, a 12-year-old from Lagos created a location app to help kids find their way home(Source: Answers Africa)

Nigerian 12-year-old creates Location App to help lost children

January 18, 2017 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian 12-year-old creates Location App to help lost children

It has not been the most positive of times in Nigeria considering the current economic climate but every now and then a story will pop up and lift the spirits of the country. Tomisin Ogunnubi from Lagos has provided such a story for her nation in Answers...