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Absa launches “Shop in Your Currency” platform in South Africa

August 5, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Absa has partnered with Planet Payment and CyberSource in order to implement the global payment gateway platform “Shop in Your Currency” in South Africa. According to Cowyk Fox, Managing Executive, Absa Card: “When we initially partnered with Planet Payment in 2010, Absa became the first local bank to implement Pay in Your Currency, also known...

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MTN Interim Results 2015

MTN Group subscribers up by 3.4 percent, revenue down 4.9 percent

August 5, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN has revealed its Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2015. According to the company it currently connects over 230 million people in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. At the Interim Results, MTN stated that it is committed to...

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Top 8 Apps to help navigate traffic in Lagos Nigeria

August 4, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

While sitting in traffic in Lagos, the most populous city in Nigeria, may seem like a necessary evil… several app developers have found ways to make navigating the city’s roads less agonising. Making your way through the streets of Lagos has never...

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Court rejects MTN Nigeria’s application for long adjournment

August 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report via, the Federal High Court in Lagos has rejected an application by MTN Nigeria for a long adjournment in the suit filed against it by its competitor – Etisalat. The battle commenced after Etisalat claimed that the...

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South Africa: 70 000 JHB residents to be trained to use Wi-Fi

August 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor, Councillor Parks Tau and University of Johannesburg Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ihron Rensburg, will launch the Johannesburg Digital Ambassadors Programme on Friday 7 August 2015. As part of the roll out of 1 000 Wi-Fi hotspots...


Britehouse CEO discusses key observations affecting businesses globally

August 4, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

As the Digital economy begins to dominate, it is imperative that businesses exemplify agility, coherence, and market edge in order to establish themselves as relevant and competitive. This is now, more than ever, important given that the marketplace is still...


Youth skills development takes centre stage at opening of SAP Auditorium

August 4, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

“Africa’s large youth population and positive economic growth potential primes the continent to play a leading role in the Digital Economy. However, successfully navigating the complexities presented by vast amounts of data in today’s hyper-connected...

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East African online trading portal connects farmers & grain buyers

August 4, 2015 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

An online platform that is intended to connect farmers to grain buyers was launched in Nairobi, Kenya. The platform, which has been dubbed G-Soko, was developed by a Kenyan-based IT firm Virtual City in partnership with the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)...


Frost & Sullivan partners Healthcare Innovation Summit

August 3, 2015 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Frost & Sullivan – the Growth Partnership Company which enables its clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership – has been named as a strategic partner for the upcoming African...

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Nigeria: Mobile phone subscribers on the rise

August 3, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Nigeria’s mobile operators added 2.1 million new subscribers in June 2015. This is according to a report via Telecompaper. According to the report, the total number of mobile subscribers had...

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South Africa: Standard Bank downed by technical glitch

August 3, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Standard Bank, a bank based in South South Africa, has issued a statement which revealed that the financial institution is currently experiencing slow responses on some of its banking platforms. According to the statement issued by the bank, “customers...

PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup August 2015

PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup August 2015

August 3, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

The PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup for August 2015 has been announced. This month, PlayStation has offered quite a hot lineup. The lineup includes the likes of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, God of War Ascension, and Limbo. Looking back at the...

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South Africa: Gauteng Broadband Network roll-out reaches milestone

August 3, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The R1,2 billion Gauteng Broadband Network roll-out, by Altech Alcom Matomo, has reached a key milestone with fibre broadband connectivity to all eight vital core nodes. These nodes include: 75 Fox Street, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, 82 Grayston...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

July 31, 2015 • Top StoriesComments (0)

This week in technology we take a look at the Top 3 translator apps to use when travelling in Africa. Also gracing the headlines this week was Microsoft. The software giant has officially launched its highly anticipated operating system, Windows 10. This...

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TransUnion appoints new CEO

July 31, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

TransUnion, a provider of global information solutions for assessing and managing risk, has revealed the appointment of Derick De Vries as CEO of TransUnion Auto Information Solutions. According to the company, De Vries has also been appointed Senior Vice...

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Cloud backups: The difference between life and death of data

July 31, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Over the past two years the uptake of pure cloud backup by smaller businesses has burgeoned as the idea of saving company data to the cloud has become easier for companies to digest, and bandwidth has become faster and cheaper. Securicom’s Richard Broeke...