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Alpheus Mangale

MTN Business set to back emerging ICT entrepreneurs

April 21, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to MTN Business, it has embarked on a long-term supplier development programme that will empower young, black entrepreneurs to take their place at the forefront of South Africa’s evolution to a knowledge-based economy. “For MTN Business, local supplier development is more than a box-ticking exercise,” says Alpheus Mangale, Chief Enterprise...

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What are the biggest challenges facing start-ups in Africa?

April 21, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Starting a new business within the continent of Africa can be as terrifying as it is exciting. At any given time, a fledgling company can come up against a number of common challenges. From hiring the right people to defining your brand… start-ups must...

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MTN and Vodafone agree to interconnect Mobile Money Services

April 21, 2015 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Customers of MTN Mobile Money and M-Pesa in East Africa will be able to transfer money to each other following an agreement between MTN Group and Vodafone Group to interconnect their mobile money services. This interconnect collaboration between the...


SAP Africa’s FLL SA team qualifies for 2015 World Class Challenge

April 20, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP Africa, the major sponsor of the First Lego League (FLL) in Africa, has announced that one of its teams, named ‘SAP I’m POSSIBLE’, has qualified to compete in the 2014/2015 First Lego League World Class challenge taking place in St. Louis, Missouri,...

HTC One M9 Review

Review: HTC One M9

April 20, 2015 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments (0)

Back in July 2014, IT News Africa reviewed the HTC One M8. The device scored rather high during the review process. Fast forward to 2015, and we have now set our sights the latest smartphone offering from HTC – the HTC One M9. Much like the HTC One M8,...


Social media network Wangu launches in Zimbabwe

April 20, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by The Herald, Zimbabwe now has its own dedicated social media network. The report reveals that social media website “Wangu” functions similarly to popular social networks like Twitter, Myspace and Facebook. According to the...

Jos Floor

No more data loss coverups for SA businesses

April 20, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa has a historical culture of non-disclosure and cover-ups when it comes to data loss and data breaches – but, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will force much greater transparency. The Act establishes eight data protection...

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Kenya: Samsung launches Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

April 20, 2015 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung East Africa has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones are available on the Kenyan market. Robert Ngeru, Samsung East Africa COO stated that the firm recorded 500 pre-orders for both the Samsung S6 and S6 Edge before the...

Dr Omane-Boamah

Ghana: e-registrar portal now live

April 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to, Ghana has launched an e-registrar portal. The portal is aimed at streamlining business registrations in the country. According to the media release, the Portal will be integrated with the Ghana E-Payments Portal (GEPP) and the Ghana...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

April 17, 2015 • Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa has some fantastic events planned over the next few weeks. The next Innovation Dinner, which will be held at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on the 28th of May 2015 is set to address Security Convergence. Also, be sure not to miss the...

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South Africa: Eskom reveals Stage 4 load shedding

April 17, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (2)

According to a report by Fin24, Eskom has revealed stage 4 load shedding. The details were confirmed after Eskom revealed that the load shedding stage allocation was in the process of being altered. With Stage 4 load shedding on the cards, IT News Africa has...

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Namibia: MTN to sell 30 percent shareholding to break monopoly

April 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by, MTN Namibia plans to sell a 30 percent shareholding to local shareholders. According to MTN Nigeria: “Interested investors are invited to submit a letter of intent to purchase shares of MTN Business Namibia, which...

Executive Chairman of Gijima and IT businessman Robert Gumede (image: file)

Gijima to voluntarily delist from the JSE

April 17, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a press statement, JSE-listed South African information and communication technology (ICT) company Gijima announced on the 17th of February its intention to voluntarily delist from the JSE following the implementation of the buy-out of the...


Kenya: Safaricom suspends cross-network M-Pesa services

April 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan operator Safaricom has suspended the registration of new M-Pesa customers and the transfer of cash to rival mobile phone networks until the upgrade and transfer of its IT system from Germany to Kenya is completed on 19 April. According to...

Standard Bank

Standard Bank unveils multiple incubators for entrepreneurs

April 16, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Standard Bank launched two incubators on the 16 April 2015 with the aim to educate, create, empower and develop entrepreneurs. According to the company the new incubators are Standard Bank-owned brick-and-mortar facilities where entrepreneurs can test,...

Isaac Mophatlane - CEO Business Connexion. (Image Source: BCX)

Business Connexion delivers strong Interim Results

April 16, 2015 • BCX in Africa, Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Business Connexion, Africa’s largest black-owned Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services provider, has released its interim financial results for the six months ended 28 February 2015. ICT consolidation is accelerating both locally and...