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Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

  • SAP launches data-driven sports technology in South Africa

    December 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments (0)

    South African and African sports teams gained access to the same technology used by the German football team in their successful bid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the launch of SAP Sports One in Johannesburg on Friday. The launch was attended by delegates...

  • Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

    Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

    December 6, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

    What if paint could clean the air; withstand extreme heat; reduce drag and fuel consumption; cope with conditions on Mars. AkzoNobel products already do this – now the plan is to go even further. That’s why the company is ready to stir things up...

  • FNB delivers another 1st in Africa with SnapChat

    FNB delivers another 1st in Africa with SnapChat

    October 25, 2018 • Finance, Online & SocialComments Off on FNB delivers another 1st in Africa with SnapChat

    FNB became the first brand in Africa to launch a branded SnapChat lens, and the first financial institution in South Africa to use Snapchat filters, as an interactive social media experience to drive brand engagement amongst millenials. Since the phased...

  • Winners of 2018 MTN Business App of the Year Awards announced

    Winners of 2018 MTN Business App of the Year Awards announced

    October 13, 2018 • Events, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Winners of 2018 MTN Business App of the Year Awards announced

    The 7th edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards took place on Thursday, 11 October 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg South Africa. The prestigious award was attended by dignitaries from the public and private sector, members of...

  • Principle Consultant at PBT Group, Julian Thomas

    Is business ‘overshadowed’ by technology

    October 8, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Is business ‘overshadowed’ by technology

    With so many technology buzzwords hitting businesses from what seems like all sides, coupled with increasing pressure to invest or risk becoming redundant, are businesses losing sight of what really matters? Principle Consultant at PBT Group, Julian Thomas,...

  • Knowledge is the key to Namibia’s prosperity

    Knowledge is the key to Namibia’s prosperity

    September 20, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Knowledge is the key to Namibia’s prosperity

    Namibia is focused on creating a knowledge-based society where technology, innovation, entrepreneurship at every socio-economic level becomes the norm. This is a bold and major challenge for us as a nation. Vision 2030 and the Harambee Prosperity Plan are...

  • The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is pleased to announce Baobab.law as the Southern Africa winner of its annual Innovating Justice Challenge.

    HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge: Southern Africa winners revealed

    September 11, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge: Southern Africa winners revealed

    The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced   Baobab.law as the Southern Africa winner of its annual Innovating Justice Challenge. The winner was decided at a special pitching event on Tuesday 4 September at Sandton Convention Centre, by...

  • Apple is widely expected to hold an event this month to introduce new 2018 iPad Pro models,

    Sneak Preview of the iPad Pro 12.9

    September 5, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Sneak Preview of the iPad Pro 12.9

    There is just a little over a week to go until Apple’s official event where the brand will reveal its newest devices, and there has already been leaked videos of how the new iPad will look like. It’s expected to unveil three new iPhones on that...

  • The premier ICT women’s event saw several accolades awarded to candidates at a gala event held in Johannesburg on 30 August 2018.

    Women Innovators honoured at the MTN Women in ICT

    August 31, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Women Innovators honoured at the MTN Women in ICT

    Telecommunications giant MTN on Thursday, August 30 officially launched the third edition of the Women in the information and communication technologies (ICT) Partnership for Change Awards. The premier ICT women’s event saw several accolades awarded to...

  • EcoCash launch Scan & Pay, powered by Masterpass QR

    New products set to drive adoption of smart, digital payments in Zimbabwe

    August 30, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on New products set to drive adoption of smart, digital payments in Zimbabwe

    EcoCash and Mastercard have announced the launch of EcoCash Scan & Pay, a simple, secure and instant mobile payments solution for consumers and merchants, as part of their efforts to reduce cash usage and increase digital financial inclusion in Zimbabwe....

  • Highlights from the 2018 World Robot Conference

    Highlights from the 2018 World Robot Conference

    August 26, 2018 • Events, Gadgets and Gaming, GeneralComments Off on Highlights from the 2018 World Robot Conference

    The 2018 World Robot Conference in Beijing ended it 5-day festivities on Sunday, 19 August. Revolving around the world’s major areas of robotic research, application, innovation and development in an intelligent society, the WRC 2018 offered a venue...

  • Vulnerabilities found in DJI Drone platform

    Use of drones in the shipping sector set to take-off

    August 22, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Use of drones in the shipping sector set to take-off

    This year saw the first successful ocean rescue of two swimmers in rough seas in Australia by drone. A number of companies are developing drones for sea-based search and rescue operations, as well as drones that can identify and warn swimmers of sharks. But...

  • The franchise plans to add kiosks to 1,000 stores every quarter for the next two years.

    McDonald’s introduces self-service ordering kiosks

    July 18, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on McDonald’s introduces self-service ordering kiosks

    As of 2020 US fast-food company McDonald is expected to roll out new digital ordering kiosks at all U.S. McDonald’s locations. McDonald’s started rolling out ordering kiosks at its US locations in 2015, and the chain hasn’t looked back since:...

  • Digital Academy unveiled in Nigeria

    The future of business is digital collaboration

    July 10, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on The future of business is digital collaboration

    In a hyper-competitive and interconnected business landscape, digital partnerships are vital for growth and innovation. The data explosion, emerging from new data sources such big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, bots and the...

  • Students should be exposed to new technologies, such as 3D printing, drones and robotics.

    Generation Alpha: a revolutionary approach to education necessary

    June 25, 2018 • East Africa, EducationComments Off on Generation Alpha: a revolutionary approach to education necessary

    The traditional approach to education must be revolutionised in order to ensure the best outcomes for the current generation of school children, who are increasingly being called Generation Alpha, and whose world differs materially from the world in which...

  • Kenya has positioned itself as one the most important startups destinations in Africa.

    5 Most Innovative startups in Kenya

    June 25, 2018 • Lists, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Most Innovative startups in Kenya

    Kenya has positioned itself as one of the most prominent startup destinations in Africa. With the rise of innovation hubs and accelerator programs in Kenya, there has been great growth for entrepreneurs with over 600 hundred start-ups in the country. Access...