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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

November 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

This week is technology has been a rather busy, yet controversial one at that. Not only has Neotel’s CFO resigned, but both Vodacom as well as Neotel have placed their upcoming merger on hold. This week, IT News Africa additionally published some rather intriguing opinion pieces, which cover: E-agriculture: How ICT is taking farming into [&hellip...

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Twenty SMMEs graduate from MTN SA ABDP

November 27, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

This year twenty students are graduating from the MTN SA Foundation sponsored Accelerated Development Programme (ABDP). After an intense year of a curriculum packed with both theory and practical business knowledge at the Dream Development Centre the...

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South Africa: Neotel CFO Resigns

November 27, 2015 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a statement issued by Neotel, its Chief Financial Officer – Steven Whiley – has resigned from his position. According to the company, the resignation will be effective from 30 November 2015. Whiley as well as CEO Sunil Joshi had been...

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WeChat introduces digital wallet service in South Africa

November 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At an exclusive event, which was held in Johannesburg South Africa, WeChat revealed that it has extended its features with the introduction of a digital wallet service. According to the company, like a physical wallet, you can securely store your bank cards...


Visa and MyGate ink partnership to expand Visa Checkout

November 27, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Visa has partnered with online payments platform MyGate to process Visa Checkout in South Africa. Managing Director of MyGate, Dan Edmiston said: “We’re very pleased to be partnering with Visa as we aim to create enjoyable online payment experiences that...

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Video Interview: Matthew Blewett, Business Connexion, discusses IoT in Africa

November 27, 2015 • Top Stories, VideoComments (0)

Matthew Blewett started by consulting to Business Connexion on the formulation and initiation of the revitalisation programme, as a member of the Programme-1 team for a year prior to re-joining the group in September 2008. He re-joined the company in an...

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E-agriculture: How ICT is taking farming into the future

November 26, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ahmed Ibrahim Wakea Allah is a farmer in Sudan. By taking part in an e-agriculture project, he quadrupled his wheat yield in just one year and went from making a loss of 8000 Sudanese pounds in the 2013/14 season to a profit of 80 000 Sudanese pounds in...

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Caterpillar unveils free e-learning website for technicians in Africa

November 26, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Caterpillar has launched the pilot-phase of the Technicians for Africa Project, an e-learning website for people who aspire to become a technician in Nigeria, Mozambique and DR Congo. The website, which is available in French, Portuguese and English, is...

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Senior technology execs discuss IoT at latest Innovation Dinner

November 26, 2015 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT leaders convened at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the latest Innovation Dinner, which was held on the 25th of November 2015 – and addressed the theme “Internet of Things: Real World Applications.” This Innovation...


Financial inclusion is still met with a number of challenges in Africa

November 26, 2015 • East Africa, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

One of the most life-altering and important drives in the developed world is the drive towards financial inclusion. While this drive may be derived from the incentive for banks to increase their customer base, it is to the advantage of the newly banked...

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Top 7 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime

November 26, 2015 • Lists, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Security software, processes and systems are not enough to beat cybercriminals. They’re clever, they’re focused and they have time. South Africa is one of only 28 countries to have a cyber-security policy in place, but it is widely criticised. We...

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Business Connexion Group acquires ANCO-IT

November 25, 2015 • BCX in Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Business Connexion Group has announced the acquisition of ANCO-IT (Pty) Ltd, a leading provider of business application solutions exclusively using Oracle Applications. Founded in 2006, ANCO are specialists in Oracle ERP business enterprise solutions. “This...


7 African nations among 20 countries most targeted by cybercriminals

November 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Check Point Software Technologies has released the October 2015 statistics for its Threat Cloud World Cyber Threat Map, which found that Tanzania was the most attacked country in the world that month, when it comes to cybercrime. Six other African countries...


Female tech entrepreneur develops on-demand network for financial advice

November 25, 2015 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Riovic, which is a virtual financial advice service in South Africa, will – according to the startup – change financial services forever in South Africa. According to founder Naledi Mokoena: “The startup can be referred to as the Uber of...

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Investment in Africa has never been higher

November 25, 2015 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Investment in Africa has never been higher. According to the World Bank, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the region hit a record $60 billion by the middle of this year. And yet, many multinational companies looking to expand across the continent are still...

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Huawei launches Green Energy Solution

November 24, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

AfricaCom 2015 saw Huawei Technologies introduce two new major solutions and partnerships: The Lampsite Partnership with mobile operator, Cell C was announced and the Telecom Green Energy Solution was introduced to exhibition delegates and media. The Migrate...