Data Management

DAMA SA Conference sheds light on data governance challenges

October 5, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year the DAMA SA Conference unpacked a number of data governance related issues including real experiences of South African corporates. What was starkly apparent is that business input is critical to achieving data governance, data quality and moving from passive to active data governance. There are many local organisations whose journeys...

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What are the biggest obstacles facing the emerging markets?

October 5, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

The emerging markets are challenging developed countries by producing innovative business services and products, for less cost than western nations. Countries including: Kenya, Indonesia, Jordan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, have emerged as up-and-coming investment...

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Online job portal begins operations in Ethiopia

September 23, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Everjobs has revealed that it has recently started its operations in Ethiopia. The company’s mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting professionals with employers in a matter of clicks, acting as a key driving force in...

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Digital fuels growth in Africa’s entertainment and media industry

September 18, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

After more than a decade of digital disruption, the African entertainment and media industry has entered a new landscape – one where the media is no longer divided into distinct traditional and digital spheres, according to a report from PwC titled...

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10th Annual eCommerce award winners revealed

September 17, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

What was once a predominately online event has manifested into a night of glitz and glamour at RoomFive in Rivonia, where the who’s who and the up and coming entrepreneurs of the eCommerce industry celebrate the 10th year of the prestigious South African...


Online job portal begins operations in Tanzania

September 16, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Everjobs, Tanzania’s newest online career portal, recently started its operations in Tanzania. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public. “Everjobs is here to help...

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Top 10 things cybersecurity professionals need to know about IoE

September 4, 2015 • Lists, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is accelerating, creating significant opportunities for organizations, individuals, communities, and countries as more things come online – along with the people, processes, and data that interact with them. Building on the...


Nigeria: Yudala launches e-commerce store

September 2, 2015 • OnlineComments (0)

With e-commerce growing within Africa, Yudala has now launched its very own online shopping platform in Nigeria. According to the online retailer, the launch of its e-commerce platform follows the opening of four additional physical stores in Lagos. Yudala...


South Africa: Mobile online shopping on the rise?

August 31, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to online classifieds website OLX, it has seen a surge of internet users visit its website via mobile devices. OLX revealed that currently more than 65% of its internet traffic is from mobile devices, and growing fast. “We have seen a surge in...

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Zimbabwe debates Internet Governance

August 31, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Stakeholders in the local ICT industry who converged at Jameson Hotel in Harare on August 21, 2015, to debate and deliberate on the national importance of the internet and its governance in Zimbabwe, have come up with resolutions and a way forward. MISA...


PayPal to provide Kenya with safer online payment options

August 25, 2015 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayPal is teaming up with MallforAfrica (MFA) to make online shopping from key markets outside of Kenya possible. According to research conducted by Ipsos shows that out of the approximately 26 million internet users in Kenya, 60% shop online or expect to...

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SA cabinet approves internet censorship bill

August 24, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s Cabinet has approved the submission of the films and publications amendment bill despite public outcry that it is guided by policy seeking to curb internet freedom. The cabinet said the bill seeks to amend the films and publications act...


One million domains registered in SA

August 19, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

At 09h57, on 19 August 2015, South Africa registered its one millionth domain name. The registration of with the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) comes 20 years after there were just 450 registered domains by the end of 1995....

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Moroccan court orders news website to shut down

August 17, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the Moroccan criminal court has ordered the independent news website Badil to suspend operations for three months and handed a harsh fine to its editor-in-chief, according to news reports and the journalist who spoke to CPJ. Hamid...

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Uganda: Jovago opens doors in Kampala

August 14, 2015 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jovago has revealed that it has expanded its business operations with the opening of a new office in Kampala. The company revealed that the expansion across Africa shows consistency in covering the African continent with a localised Jovago presence in order...


Nigeria: Second-hand e-commerce site revealed

August 11, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria has seen a new player in the e-commerce space enter the market, According to the website, it allows those living in Nigeria to sell items ranging from personal, office or household good. Additionally, the website allows individuals to...