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Rapelang Rabana to join BCX as Chief Digital Officer

Rapelang Rabana to join BCX as Chief Digital Officer

November 17, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

BCX has revealed that it has appointed Rapelang Rabana as the Chief Digital Officer. Rapelang will fill, what the company calls, a pivotal role for the South African technology company as it seeks to further enable disruptive, innovative technology. Rapelang will officially join BCX on 1 December 2017. “We are excited that Rapelang is joining [&hellip...

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Samsung Electronics announces new leadership

Samsung Electronics announces new leadership successors

November 16, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung Electronics announced its new leadership for the next phase of its growth. Presidents Kinam Kim, Hyunsuk (HS) Kim and Dongjin (DJ) Koh will succeed Vice Chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon, Presidents Boo-Keun Yoon and Jong-Kyun Shin, respectively, as heads of the...

In2IT Technologies appoints Andrew Hoseck as COO for South Africa.

In2IT Technologies appoints Andrew Hoseck as COO for South Africa

November 10, 2017 • General, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 10 November 2017 In2IT Technologies, a global technology services firm, recently announced the appointment of Andrew Hoseck as their Chief Operations Officer (COO) for South Africa. Hoseck joins the ICT provider with over 27 years’ technical and...

Why Africa needs blockchain

Why Africa needs blockchain

November 8, 2017 • General, People, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Bitcoin may make headlines when its value crashes or climbs, but the blockchain technology behind the controversial cryptocurrency could help Africa overcome some of its biggest developmental challenges. Leishen Pillay, partner and Head of Technology, Media...

John Sanei becomes first South African to join Singularity University's faculty

John Sanei becomes first South African to join Singularity University’s faculty

October 31, 2017 • General, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on John Sanei becomes first South African to join Singularity University’s faculty

The Singularity University, a collection of some of the most innovative minds in the world, announced on Tuesday 31 October 2017 that South African, John Sanei has been invited to join Singularity University’s (SU’s) panel of global speakers. John, a...

Lars Björk, CEO, has transitioned his responsibilities to David Murphy.

Qlik appoints David Murphy as Interim CEO

October 18, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Qlik appoints David Murphy as Interim CEO

Qlik has announced that Lars Björk, CEO, has transitioned his responsibilities to David Murphy as interim CEO. David Murphy is the former President and COO of Blue Coat Systems and a current Qlik Board Member and Thoma Bravo Operating Partner. Qlik is...

Nigerian-Canadian appointed new Uber GM for West Africa

Lola Kassim appointed new Uber GM for West Africa

October 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lola Kassim appointed new Uber GM for West Africa

Ride-hailing mobile app Uber has appointed Lola Kassim, a Nigerian-Canadian, as its new general manager for West Africa. Lola, who most recently worked as a Management Consultant with McKinsey and Company, is a professional with over 10 years of global...

Neo Modisakeng as the new Company Secretary and Legal Advisor

Jasco appoints Neo Modisakeng as new group secretary

October 16, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Jasco appoints Neo Modisakeng as new group secretary

Jasco Group, a smart technology, security, power and ICT solutions partner, announced on Monday 16 October 2017 that the company has appointed Neo Modisakeng as the new Company Secretary and Legal Advisor. According to the company, the appointment...

IoT.nxt CEO nominated for IT Personality of the Year

IoT.nxt CEO nominated for IT Personality of the Year

October 13, 2017 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on IoT.nxt CEO nominated for IT Personality of the Year

Nico Steyn, CEO of Internet of Things innovator IoT.nxt, was named as one of the nominees for the IT Personality of the Year award, managed and presented by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals of SA (IITPSA), on Wednesday 11 October 2017....

Cell C names Douglas Craigie Stevenson new Chief Operations Officer

Cell C names Douglas Craigie Stevenson as new COO

September 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C names Douglas Craigie Stevenson as new COO

South African telecommunications company, Cell C, announced on Tuesday 26 September 2017 that the company has appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Stevenson joins Cell C from Telekom Networks Malawi, where he served...

Interview: Showmax-DSTV merger "to contain costs and seek efficiencies"

Interview: DEOD MD discusses industry rocking DSTV/Showmax merger

September 21, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: DEOD MD discusses industry rocking DSTV/Showmax merger

IT News Africa recently spoke to Stephen Watson, MD of Discover Digital, in an interview which looked to reveal his perspective, as a small role player in the video on demand scene, on the recent announcement from Multichoice that Showmax will be available...

Sage appoint new executive vice-president for African region

Sage appoints new executive vice-president for African region

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sage appoints new executive vice-president for African region

Sage announced on Monday 18 September 2017 that Pieter Bensch has been appointed as the company’s new executive vice-president for Africa and Middle East. Bensch, an ICT veteran, will be responsible for leading the growth of Sage’s business across the...

Interview: No better time to join the African digital race

Interview: No better time to join the African digital race

September 14, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: No better time to join the African digital race

IT News Africa recently spoke to Hendri Lategan, CEO of Swipe Interactive, in an interview which looks to unpack how mobile apps are changing the face of business on the African continent. Swipe Interactive is a specialist digital solutions agency that...

South Africa: Liquid Telecom and Huawei to deliver 100G links

Liquid Telecom appoints new chief business development officer

September 8, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom appoints new chief business development officer

Telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, announced on Thursday 7 September 2017, that the company has appointed Willem Marais as Chief Business Development Officer. Marais in his new role will help oversee the group’s business...

Joe Falter appointed as the new CEO of Jumia Travel

Joe Falter appointed as the new CEO of Jumia Travel

September 6, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Joe Falter appointed as the new CEO of Jumia Travel

Jumia Travel has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Joe Falter, succeeding Paul Midy who has exited the top post to take a different position in the larger Jumia Group. Falter, who is also the Founder and CEO of Travel’s sister...

Microsoft

Microsoft appoints new Country Manager for WCA

August 31, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft appoints new Country Manager for WCA

Microsoft has appointed Yacine Barro as Country Manager for West and Central Africa (WCA). Barro, who returns to Microsoft after serving as Business Development Manager for Microsoft WCA between 2004 and 2006, will be based in Dakar, Senegal. “We have the...