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15 Best Countries For Business in Africa

January 20, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The African continent is buzzing with potential. Rich in natural resources, a hardworking population, and huge gaps and opportunities for anyone who wants to succeed in business. Yes there are challenges, but there is also huge potential for growth in almost any sector. Based no Forbes‘ list, we have compiled Africa’s top countries for...

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Standard Bank

Standard bank introduces Shyft, a foreign exchange app

January 20, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Standard Bank has introduced Shyft, a platform that enables customers personal foreign exchange transactions from their mobile devices. The global wallet is now available on Android and Apple stores. Customers are able to buy and store 4 currencies at a time...

Telkom|Business Connexion has been recognised for leadership in customer service, business growth, and security expertise.

Telkom | Business Connexion wins 2016 Fortinet Growth Partner of the Year Award

January 20, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom | Business Connexion announced that it was named Fortinet’s 2016 EMEA Growth Partner of the Year. Telkom | Business Connexion was honoured during Fortinet’s Accelerate 2017 global partner conference, an annual gathering of more than 1,300 top...

Wayne Hull, newly appointed MD and Accenture head of digital.

Accenture appoints new MD

January 19, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Accenture announced the appointment of Wayne Hull as managing director and head of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Accenture, Hull was the Digital Advisor for Sportradar Global. He has held a number of senior positions...

Rick Parry, Chairman & CEO, AIGS.

Just how seriously should you take digitisation?

January 19, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today’s business environment is constantly being disrupted by new market entrants using innovative technology. There are the usual headline examples: The Uber app coordinates citizen drivers in a fleet-less taxi model that poses an enormous threat to...

Takwana Tyaranini, one of the founders of Senditoo.

Senditoo looking to conquer Africa in 2017

January 19, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Senditoo, a new mobile airtime startup, has started 2017 with ambitious plans to become of one Africa’s fastest growing airtime transfer services. The company buoyed by funding secured in December, has started an aggressive marketing campaign to expand...

Office 2016

Applications open for Microsoft fund

January 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Applications are now open for the Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative Fund that assists companies in bringing new technologies, services and models to emerging markets. “The social enterprises we support have inspired us with practical, high-impact and...

Warren Squires, JUMO's new Director of MTN Channel.

ex-Barclays Africa exec joins JUMO

January 19, 2017 • Company News, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

JUMO, a digital financial services company, has announced the appointment of ex-Barclays Africa Managing Principle, Warren Squires as the new Director of the MTN channel. This is a part of JUMO’s drastic expansion. Squires will lead JUMO’s...

Beauty on TApp is South Africa's first ever beauty app that allows users to locates beauticians in their area. (image: Beauty on TApp)

Beauty on TApp, an app that aims to promote local small businesses

January 19, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The debate on hair is one that has been going on for a very long time. Whether you decide to keep your hair natural or add on extensions, locating the perfect place to “fix your crown” is an issue that most ladies always deal with. Mathebe Molise a...

Tomisin  Ogunnubi, a 12-year-old from Lagos created a location app to help kids find their way home(Source: Answers Africa)

Nigerian 12-year-old creates Location App to help lost children

January 18, 2017 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

It has not been the most positive of times in Nigeria considering the current economic climate but every now and then a story will pop up and lift the spirits of the country. Tomisin Ogunnubi from Lagos has provided such a story for her nation in Answers...

MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge

MTN wants you to manage your data better

January 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

With recent reports of data price increases and the #Datamustfall campaign, MTN has embarked on a campaign to educate its customers on cost effective ways of using data in order to minimise bill shock. Social network platforms MTN states that access to...

IOT Forum Africa 2017 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

IoT Forum Africa 2017 announces SqwidNet as Diamond sponsor

January 18, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Sigfox operator SqwidNet (a wholly owned subsidiary of Dark Fibre Africa) has been confirmed as Diamond sponsor of this year’s Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA). Taking place between 29 and 30 March, IOTFA 2017 will gather thought leaders,...

Thw Garmin vivo.jr is swim friendly and encourages kids to stay on the move.

Garmin introduces vivo.jr, an activity tracker for kids

January 18, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Garmin has introduced vivo.jr a motivator and activity tracker for kids that encourages them to be more active. The app also enables parents to track and monitor their children’s activities with the mobile app for parents, this app allows parents to...

Econet has reportedly reimbursed customers following a reversal of their tariff increase. (Image source: Google/bulawayo24.com)

Econet Wireless to reimburse customers

January 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s leading telecommunications company has decided to reimburse customers who were affected by recent tariff hikes, which was subsequently reversed according to a report from News Day. Econet raised its prices on data and voice...

Max Makgoale, CEO of Vula Telematix

IoT changing the face of buisness

January 18, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Great agility, more productivity and an engaged workforce. These are just some of the many benefits brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT), says Agnat Max Makgoale, CEO of Vula Telematix – and it is just the beginning. As a part of the roll-out of...

Deputy Minister Mkhize announced as a speaker at #IOTFA

SA Deputy Minister joins IoT Forum Africa 2017 lineup

January 17, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The office of the Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services of the Republic of South Africa, Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize has confirmed her participation at Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA), to be held on 29 & 30 March 2017 in...