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Eezyfile, Eezy Development

Eezyfile: South Africa’s first visual storage app

August 18, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Eezy Developments has, according to the firm, revealed the launch of South Africa’s first visual storage app. Eezyfile is the first interface in South Africa that will enable users to store personal information like birth certificates, passport copies, warranties and more. The app is a combination of organisation and image recognition. Users can share...

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Airbus bizlab, startups

Airbus BizLab targets aerospace startups in East Africa

August 18, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airbus BizLab, a global aerospace accelerator has launched the #Africa4Future initiative targeting start-ups that are transforming the aerospace business in East Africa. The Airbus BizLab offers early-stage projects support, in the form of a six-month...

Anton Jacobsz, Security, Software

Discussing DDoS and the Ostrich Syndrome

August 18, 2017 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

The so-called Ostrich Syndrome is a term used to describe people who prefer to “stick their heads in the sand”, much as an ostrich does, rather than accept some uncomfortable facts. Sadly, when it comes to indisputable threats like Distributed Denial of...


DELL EMC and BT team up to research SDN of the future

August 18, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

The agile, programmable telecoms networks of the future has moved a step closer as BT and Dell EMC announced a research collaboration dedicated to exploring a new way of managing network traffic. The proof-of-concept trial, which is taking place at the BT...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review – An Elegant Powerhouse

August 18, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has officially launched its latest elegant powerhouse, the Samsung Galaxy S8. The latest device from the mobile phone manufacturer sports an elegant design and some serious power under the hood. When taking a closer look at the specs, we found that...

mobile money, online payment, ecomerce

Tola Mobile to help merchants reconcile transactions in Africa

August 18, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tola Mobile has announced advances in its Tola Wallet offering. Tola Wallet connects businesses to previously unbanked customers. The mobile service provider can now reconcile transactions that would previously have been delayed or even potentially lost...

African First: UCT Offers Fintech Degree

African First: UCT Offers Fintech Degree

August 18, 2017 • Education, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

­­­­­­­­ The University of Cape Town (UCT) is now the first University on the African continent to offer a degree in fintech. The degree is specifically designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to embrace the technological...

DDoS Protection, Arbor,

Arbor Networks in first place when it comes to DDoS protection

August 17, 2017 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

The growing size, frequency and complexity of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks presents a serious challenge for any business. A recent study by industry analysts Quadrant Knowledge Solutions has identified Arbor Networks as the global market and...

SAP Africa Code Week

SAP Africa Code Week to invest in Nigeria’s teachers

August 17, 2017 • Education, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Founded in 2015, ACW seeks to empower African youth with coding skills through hands-on and playful learning. Spearheaded by SAP, world leaders in enterprise software, and with the support of UNESCO, YouthMobile, the Cape Town Science Centre, the Galway...

Powa app

POWA App Wants To Tackle Women Abuse But Will It Work?

August 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), a South African women’s right organisation, has released an app that is intended to help victims of abuse speak up and find help. The App is now available for free on all Android and Apple smartphones and was launched...

Caspar Lee

South African YouTube Star Caspar Lee joins UK Agency as CIO

August 17, 2017 • Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

Airtel Nigeria Launches Unlimited Data Plans

Airtel Nigeria Launches Unlimited Data Plans

August 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has introduced Unlimited Data plans which, according to the company, will empower and create more opportunities for telecom consumers as well as boost mobile broadband connectivity. Airtel officially began the roll out of the Home Broadband...

Sierra Leone Mudslide

Twitter Reacts: 300 Dead, 600 Missing After Sierra Leone Mudslide

August 16, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In the early hours of Monday morning, heavy rain struck Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown. Although the country is prone to flooding, no one could have predicted the devastation that these particular floods would bring. As heavy flooding...


Nigeria: 9Mobile to escape full repayment of $1.2 billion debt

August 16, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In the latest development of the ever changing story of 9Mobile, formerly Etisalat Nigeria, the consortium of 12 banks involved in the $1.2 billion 9Mobile loan – a loan the firm took out four years ago; however, failed to repay due to a currency...

fnb app

Women catching up to men on eWallet usage via FNB App

August 16, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The latest data published by FNB eWallet Solutions has revealed that women are catching up to men when it comes to cashing in on the convenience of sending and receiving money via eWallet on the FNB App. The data shows that in the six months to June 2017 the...

BlackBerry KEYone

Taking a closer look at the BlackBerry KEYone

August 16, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

BlackBerry, part of TCL Communication, in partnership with Vodacom has revealed the latest BlackBerry device to hit retail stores across South Africa, the BlackBerry KEYone. The BlackBerry KEYone is focused on strength, speed and security and is expected to...