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Huawei’s CFO granted bail in Canada

Huawei’s CFO granted bail in Canada

December 12, 2018 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

A Canadian court ruled on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, that Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO and daughter of the company’s CEO and founder, will be released on bail for $10-million but will continue to be monitored closely after bank fraud allegations. A court order mandates that Wanzhou must stay in the Vancouver area under around-the-clock surveillance....

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The Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub appoints new CEO in South Africa

December 12, 2018 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gauteng Growth and Development Agency and The Innovation Hub Board Members have announced the appointment of Advocate Pieter Holl as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Innovation Hub. Advocate Pieter Holl succeeds Dr McLean Sibanda and was the Acting...

Huawei MediaPad T5 review

Huawei MediaPad T5 review

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

Huawei’s MediaPad T5 tablet has arrived in South Africa at the perfect time, just before Christmas. Sporting a sleek and solid design, the MediaPad T5 is not only perfect for the boardroom, but it is also perfect for the kids as their first mobile...

Liquid Telecom receives $180m investment to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity

Liquid Telecom receives $180m investment to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity

December 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has reached an agreement with CDC Group Plc, the UK’s development finance institution, to invest $180m with the company. This investment will enable Liquid Telecom to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity...

Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

December 12, 2018 • Education, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The U.S. Embassy and Libya are now accepting applications for the 2019 U.S.-Libya Space Camp Scholarship Program that will give Libyan students and educators the opportunity to challenge themselves in an elite training centre designed for the top...

Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

December 11, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Accenture has partnered with the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), to provide both training and job opportunities to vulnerable youth for the future of work. This year’s activities culminated...

PlayStation Classic unboxing

Watch: PlayStation Classic unboxing

December 11, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, VideoComments (0)

The PlayStation Classic console has officially launched. Not only is it a fantastic and compact recreation of the original PlayStation console, but it also comes preloaded with 20 classic games. Now for those of you looking to add a little nostalgia to your...

Google CEO defends privacy laws

December 11, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google’s chief executive has defended the integrity of the company’s products a day ahead of a congressional hearing where he is expected to face tough questions from US lawmakers. In written testimony to the House Judiciary Committee made public on...

Global start-up launches innovation hub in Johannesburg

December 11, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Startup Guide, the global guide for startups in high-growth innovation hubs in Europe, the US and Middle East, is open to nominations in Johannesburg. Founded in 2014, Startup Guide is a creative content and publishing company that produces guidebooks and...

Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

December 11, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google has released Year in Search 2018, which gives an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football...

digital

Insight 2019: South Africa’s digital prospects start to shine

December 11, 2018 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa is awaiting the arrival of not one but three international data centres, each representing a major hyperscale provider. Suffice to say, SA and its neighbours will soon have access to the same digital power, flexibility and reduced costs that...

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mastercard and Africa’s payment service provider, DPO Group have announced a collaboration to enable over 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. The collaboration will enable DPO...

Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and driver

Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and drivers

December 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Uber has launched a 24/7 phone support for users across South Africa. Passengers and drivers will have a dedicated phone support line, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To call, Uber users need to simply tap ‘Help’ in the main menu of the...

Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecom Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth up to $400 million with the pan-African telecom group Liquid Telecom. The investment was made during a signing ceremony between the two companies on Saturday 8 December at the Africa 2018...

Collaboration is key to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats

December 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

National power grids are increasingly becoming a target of hackers and attacks. Several hacks have been reported across the globe in recent years, drawing the world’s attention to the vulnerability of national power supply systems, and bringing into...

SqwidNet announced as Diamond sponsor for IoT Forum 2019

December 10, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

SqwidNet has extended their partnership with IT News Africa by returning as a Diamond Sponsor for the 3rd straight year at the annual IoT Forum Africa 2019, which is set to take place between 26-27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand...