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Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mastercard and Africa’s payment service provider, DPO Group have announced a collaboration to enable over 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. The collaboration will enable DPO to act as a Pan-African switch by using the Mastercard Payments Gateway Services (MPGS). DPO will...

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Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecom Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth up to $400 million with the pan-African telecom group Liquid Telecom. The investment was made during a signing ceremony between the two companies on Saturday 8 December at the Africa 2018...

Santander UK CIO announced as Digital Retail Forum 2019 keynote speaker

Santander UK CIO to speak at Digital Retail Forum 2019

December 10, 2018 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

Felipe Penacoba Martinez, CIO for Retail and Business Banking at Santander UK has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Digital Retail Forum 2019, set to take place on 30 January, at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. Themed...

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Desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewables power-house

December 10, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments (0)

The details of the “Desert to Power Initiative” have been outlined as part of the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Energy poverty in Africa is estimated to cost the continent 2-4 % GDP annually, according to the African...

Don’t start the New Year in debt

Don’t start the New Year in debt

December 10, 2018 • FinanceComments (0)

December is a time for relaxing, spending time with family and friends and generally enjoying the festivities of the season. However, accidents happen all too frequently, and it’s not called the silly season for nothing. Even with Medical Aid in place,...

Sasol Energy invests in math labs for Manyano High School

Sasol Energy invests in math labs for Manyano High School

December 8, 2018 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Sasol Energy has partnered with the SA Medical & Education (SAME) Foundation to renovate and equip mathematics laboratories at the Manyano High School in Khayelitsha, Western Cape as part of South Africa’s 2030 education goals set out in the National...

66 percent of sub-Saharan Africans are listed as “unbanked” – World Bank

December 7, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Crypto currencies are disrupting the financial services sector but can also present opportunities for financial inclusion and economic stimulus for the poorest. According to research by the world bank, as many as 66% of sub-Saharan Africans are listed as...

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal

December 7, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital industrial company, GE launched an e-learning portal on Thursday, 06 December 2018 for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program with the objective of extending the training program’s reach to thousands of Nigerians across the...

Smollan announced as Gold sponsor of DRF2019

Smollan announced as Gold sponsor of DRF2019

December 7, 2018 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

  Smollan, a retail solutions company has been announced as Gold sponsor of Digital Retail Forum 2019, set to take place on 30 January at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg. The forum will gather over 200 retail industry leaders and experts, who will...

Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

December 7, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

Interest in cryptocurrencies has exploded over the past couple of years. What was once an obscure idea, confined to dark corners of the web, is now a feature of the daily news cycle and looks increasingly likely to disrupt the global financial space. Despite...

New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

December 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The newly designed Vodacom World officially launches today, Friday 07 December 2018. For six months, Vodacom worked on reinventing Vodacom World and now the facility offers new and exciting technologies. Inside the new facility, there is a Vodacom Shop as...

Load Shedding

Overcome load shedding this Festive Season with these top tips

December 6, 2018 • Lists, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (0)

The festive season has officially begun; however, it looks as though South Africans will be celebrating the holidays without electricity, at certain times of the day and night, as South African power utility Eskom has implemented load shedding. As load...

Rwanda signs nuclear deal with Russia

December 6, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments (0)

Russia and Rwanda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It was signed on Wednesday, 5 October 2018 in Moscow by Alexey Likhachov, director general of Russian state nuclear corporation...

Chief Director of Future Production Technologies at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Ilse Karg

Skills development is key to Industry 4.0

December 6, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Fourth industrial revolution has the potential to disrupt every industry in every country through large-scale automation, adoption of emergent technologies, big data and artificial intelligence. According to Chief Director of Future Production...

Don’t start the New Year in debt

South African smaller merchants are cashing in online

December 6, 2018 • RetailComments (0)

Despite the lackluster macro-economic indicators, South African tenacity showed itself once again as retailers – especially smaller stores – cashed in on the online space over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend says Payment Service Provider, DPO...

South Africa gets digital asset trading platform

South Africa gets digital asset trading platform

December 6, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

VALR, a digital asset platform has announced plans to launch a new digital asset trading platform in South Africa, leveraging Bittrex’s technology, to offer customers a trading option. Registrations to be part of a limited-access launch open on...