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KPMG South Africa

Data cannot work in isolation of analytics

August 27, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The proliferation of connected devices has resulted in the exponential increase of real-time data. But data on its own means very little if proper analytics does not take place. Frank Rizzo, data and analytics leader for KPMG South Africa, discusses the importance of data and analytics. “The four big technology trends (cloud computing, Big Data, ...

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Langa residents take on digital age with WDC & Microsoft

August 27, 2014 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

World Design Capital (WDC) project iKhaya le Langa is opening a space where the local community can use a library of devices – supported by Microsoft – which will empower and uplift the community of Langa, leaving a lasting legacy. Using a range...

MTN Africa

Ghana: MTN preparing to launch online device sales

August 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Ghana is planning to enter the e-commerce space in order to supply consumers with mobile phones, tablets and electronic devices among others to subscribers at, according to the company, affordable prices. MTN Ghana’s Brand and Advertising Manager,...

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Ghana: GCB Bank adopting goSwiff mPOS

August 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghana’s GCB Bank is the latest bank to adopt goSwiff’s mPOS to serve merchant clients. With clients in 25 countries, goSwiff provides the mobile point-of-sale platform for financial institutions, mobile network operators and merchants. Erik...

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Cloud is setting the scene for a new digital era

August 27, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Electronic commerce, initially a consumer market phenomenon, is becoming firmly entrenched in the corporate space. The emergence of cloud-based treasury solutions and the digitisation of trade flows represent step changes in treasury and trade finance....

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Frost & Sullivan reveals 2014 entrepreneurial company of the year

August 26, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mi-Fone has come out on top and has been awarded the 2014’s ‘Entrepreneurial Company of the Year’ in the Mobile Phone Industry sector for Sub-Sahara Africa by the market research organization. Following the worldwide hunt to monitor, screen and analyse...

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MultiChoice launches single view DStv HD Decoder

August 26, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MultiChoice has revealed its first HD single view decoder, the DStv HD Decoder. The decoder is set to replace the existing standard definition single view decoder. According to MultiChoice, the DStv HD Decoder’s user interface is very similar to the DStv...

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Jumia expands to Cameroon

August 26, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jumia is rapidly becoming a household name across the continent of Africa. Following its recent launches in Uganda and Ghana, the online retailer has now gone live in Cameroon. With the launch of the Jumia in Cameroon, the company is now active in 9 countries...

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Africa’s telecoms market to be worth $65bn by 2018

August 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The African telecoms market is set to be one of the main growth success stories for the telecoms sector in the next 5 years. This is according to a new report entitled Sub-Saharan Africa telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2013–2018 from telecoms...

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Zimbabwe: Telecash cuts Mobile Money fees

August 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecash Zimbabwe has revealed that its customers can now send money for free to other registered telecash subscribers, following the recent revision of telecash charges. According to telecash, the new tariffs show that it costs nothing to send cash through...