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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 (0)

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 region and will focus on expanding its presence in the market for cloud-based accounting, people &...

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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 (0)

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...

Liquid Telecom appoints new chief business development officer.

Liquid Telecom appoints new chief business development officer

September 8, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

Increased remittances will have greater impact on development —Gilbert Houngbo

Increased remittances will have greater impact on development

August 30, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Increased remittances will have greater impact on development

Migrants sent around $450 billion in remittances to developing countries in 2015, 40% of which went to rural areas. On 16 June, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN agency tasked with eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas...

Altron MD

Altron appoints new business unit MDs

August 30, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Altron appoints new business unit MDs

JSE listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) has announced the appointment of Chad Baker as Managing Director of Bytes Managed Solutions, and Leslie Moodley as Managing Director of Bytes Systems Integration, a new business unit within Altron...

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...

South African Superstar Bonang Launches Cell C App

South Africa: Bonang to headline latest Cell C App

August 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Bonang to headline latest Cell C App

South African star and media personality, Bonang Matheba, in collaboration with South African mobile network, Cell C, officially launched the “Bonang by Cell C” app on the 22nd of August. The app is the first of its kind and will curate exclusive...

Kuben Pillay and Larry Nestadt appointed new chairman and deputy chairman of Cell C board.

Cell C Board appoints new Chairman and deputy Chairman

August 21, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C Board appoints new Chairman and deputy Chairman

Cell C, a South African telecommunications firm, has announced that Kuben Pillay and Larry Nestadt have been appointed as members of the companies board. The appointments of Pillay and Nestadt come after the company’s recent recapitalisation which...

Caspar Lee

South African YouTube Star Caspar Lee joins UK Agency as CIO

August 17, 2017 • Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African YouTube Star Caspar Lee joins UK Agency as CIO

Caspar Lee has been appointed as the Chief Innovation Officer of UK-based social media marketing agency Influencer. Casper, who is a London-native by birth and moved to South Africa as a child, has been living in London since 2013. The 23-year-old YouTube...

Reggie Nxumalo, Philips, Lighting, Interview, Connected Lighting, Digitisation,

Interview- The progressive race towards connected lighting

August 14, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview- The progressive race towards connected lighting

IT News Africa recently sat down with the managing director at Philips Lighting, Reggie Nxumalo, to unpack the latest developments in the digitsation of the lighting industry. Lighting? Really? How can a lightbulb be digitised? These are the views of many...

BT, New, Appointment, Cyber, Security, Vice-president, AMEA

Juni Yan named BT Vice-President for Security in AMEA

August 11, 2017 • General, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Juni Yan named BT Vice-President for Security in AMEA

BT, providers of communications services and solutions, today announced the appointment of Juni Yan as vice-president for security in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). Juni will be in charge of all aspects of BT’s cybersecurity business in the region and...

SAP Education, digital learning

SAP Africa appoints new Head of Education

August 10, 2017 • Education, PeopleComments Off on SAP Africa appoints new Head of Education

SAP Africa today announced the appointment of Goutam Dev as the new Head of Education for Africa. Dev, who has been with the company since 2005, has held various leadership roles in services, sales, strategy, and general management across a range of...

WestconGroup SA, CEO

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa Appoints CEO

August 7, 2017 • People, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa Appoints CEO

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking, Cloud and Data Centre, is pleased to announce that Rakesh Parbhoo has officially joined the company in the role of CEO...

Biometrics, Gemalto, Secure, Convenient, Payments, Interview, Xavier Larduinat,

Interview- “Biometrics to make payments secure and convenient”

August 2, 2017 • Finance, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview- “Biometrics to make payments secure and convenient”

Recently IT News Africa caught up with Xavier Larduinat, Head of Banking and Payment Innovation at digital security company Gemalto. Xavier is in charge of promoting Gemalto as a leading digital security company, with customers in over 180 countries. The...