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Allen Semboze, Regional Head Africa of Unimoni, and Promoth Manghat, Executive Director of Finablr.

UAE Exchange rebrands its Africa operations as Unimoni

July 14, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”. The announcement was made by Promoth Manghat, Executive Director of Finablr and Group CEO, at an event held in Nairobi, Kenya, in the presence of dignitaries, partners and other guests. Short for...

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Concerns on the rise about mobile apps watching and tracking South African users, finds Kaspersky Lab

Concerns on the rise about mobile apps watching and tracking South African users, finds Kaspersky Lab

July 13, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The monitoring capabilities of mobile apps are becoming a concern for South African users, many of whom are worried that the apps on their connected devices might be able to track them down, watch what they’re doing, or share their data. But these dangers...

An Eskom default on its debt would be catastrophic for the South African economy as it would trigger cross defaults of all government debt.

Eskom poses systemic risk to the South African economy

July 13, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Eskom brought out a JSE stock exchange announcement earlier this week warning its bondholders that there may be more bad news relating to irregularities when Eskom releases its financial results for the year ended March 31, likely to be released later this...

National Geographic partners Aryzon to launch world’s first open-air Augmented Reality planetarium

National Geographic partners Aryzon to launch world’s first open-air Augmented Reality planetarium

July 13, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Au Diable Vert Station Montagne is excited to announce the creation of the world’s first open-air augmented reality planetarium “ObservEtoiles”, which launched in June. Combining the technology of several cutting-edge companies from around the...

The blockchain to redefine insurance

The blockchain to redefine insurance

July 13, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have become all the rage with people viewing them either as an investment opportunity or a bubble waiting to burst. However, the technology on which these are built, the blockchain, holds significant promise for insurance....

BitCo unveils revised Fibre Broadband rates for startups

BitCo unveils revised Fibre Broadband rates for startups

July 13, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

BitCo, a National Telecommunications Service Provider has released revised Fibre Broadband rates in a bid to future-proof small business in South Africa. It’s no secret that fast, reliable Internet connectivity is a must for businesses big and small....

Study: Hidden costs of data breaches increase expenses for businesses

Study: Hidden costs of data breaches increase expenses for businesses

July 12, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

IBM Security has announced the results of a global study examining the full financial impact of a data breach on a company’s bottom line. Overall, the study found that hidden costs in data breaches – such as lost business, negative impact on...

Sangari, Veative partner to bring virtual reality solutions to South African schools

Sangari, Veative to bring virtual reality solutions to South African schools

July 12, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Continuing its promise to place innovative teaching and learning technologies into schools, Sangari Education has been appointed a distributor for Veative’s educational virtual reality (VR) solutions. “Veative is a VR-focused education company that...

Over 70% of people in Ethiopia have no access to electricity although the grid covers about 60% of the towns in the country

GE partners Ethiopian Electric Power authority to improve access to power

July 12, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (0)

Currently, Ethiopia is among the fastest growing countries in the world. Aligning with Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, GE’s Grid Solutions business today announced it has completed a $40M Electricity Transmission System Improvement turnkey...

Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars launches July 17th

Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars launches July 17th

July 12, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ubisoft announced Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars, the second post-launch adventure, will release July 17th 2018 on available platforms. Lost on Mars continues the uncanny adventures in the Far Cry 5 Season Pass as players travel to Mars to eradicate an alien threat....

IIoT set to drive African manufacturing to the next level of competitiveness

IIoT set to drive African manufacturing to the next level of competitiveness

July 12, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye, SADC regional head, says IIoT will significantly...

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Barclays Africa Group relaunches as Absa Group with a new look

July 11, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Barclays Africa Group Limited has officially been renamed Absa Group Limited and started trading under its new name and new share code (ABG) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Wednesday, 11 July 2018. The name change marks the start of a new era for the...

Kenya will use Alphabet Internet Balloons to provide internet to rural areas

Kenya to use Alphabet’s balloon project for rural internet

July 11, 2018 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya is set to use Alphabet Inc’s system of balloons to help bring the Internet to some of the East Africa nation’s rural communities, according to a report by Reuters. Known as Project Loon, the technology was developed by Alphabet’s X, the...

Facebook and Afrinolly rollout 'Facebook for Creators' Training in Nigeria

Facebook and Afrinolly rollout ‘Facebook for Creators’ Training in Nigeria

July 11, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Aimed at empowering creative communities across Nigeria, Facebook + Afrinolly announced the start of its new ‘Facebook for Creators’ training programme – designed to equip the next generation of content creators with the skills to thrive in...

Nigerian Startup helps fight electricity theft

Nigerian Startup helps fight electricity theft

July 11, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The main consequence of electricity theft are widespread power outages. Also, electric utility companies across Nigeria struggle with illegal connections to the power grid that generate huge losses and are a hazard for locals. GIS Cloud a startup from Europe...

Aaron Fu, MD Of MEST

‘There is more funding available now for African startups’ – Aaron Fu, MD Of MEST

July 10, 2018 • Events, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Now in its 10th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School Technology (MEST) held their third MEST Africa Summit, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa, June 18-20. Formerly the Africa Tech Summit, this year’s...