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    City of Johannesburg to drive youth employment and ICT growth

    May 25, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

    The City of Joburg has launched a programme to Educate Digital Interns (COJEDI) in modern age skills as part of the foundation phase of developing the Johannesburg smart city plan. The City has engaged the partnership of FiberCo, Microsoft, Cisco, Technology...

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    Johannesburg suburb aims to become most connected

    May 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Johannesburg suburb aims to become most connected

    A Johannesburg suburb well-known for its restaurant and village culture is now aiming to become one of South Africa’s most connected. The Parkhurst Residents and Business Owners Association (PRABOA) has put out a request for proposal for Fibre-to-the-Home...

  • Aerial drones are to monitor Johannesburg's N1 traffic (image: JacarandaFM)

    Aerial drones to monitor Johannesburg traffic

    March 31, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Aerial drones to monitor Johannesburg traffic

    South Africa’s Kagiso New Media and Jacaranda FM plan to run a proof of concept project in the coming days that will see the two companies investigate the viability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as a means of providing real-time, reliable traffic...

  • Stanley Jegede, Phase3 Telecom chief executive officer (image: Phase 3)

    Nigeria’s Phase3 Telecom inks deal with Hong Kong Telecom

    March 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria’s Phase3 Telecom inks deal with Hong Kong Telecom

    Nigerian-based Phase3 Telecom has entered into an agreement with Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) through the company’s international division PCCW Global, which will offer Phase3 access to HKT’s international MPLS network. The network currently covers Nairobi,...

  • There are mounting fears over the fate of a man who went missing 14 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja (image: Shutterstock)

    This is how Africa tweets

    March 12, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on This is how Africa tweets

    Twitter activity in Africa during the last quarter of 2013 peaked on the day of Nelson Mandela’s death, according to How Africa Tweets, a new study analysing Twitter activity on the continent. In a follow up to its 2012 study, strategic communications...

  • Huawei has been spied on by the NSA (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Huawei opens its first store in Africa

    March 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei opens its first store in Africa

    Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced the launch of its first store in Africa, offering customers direct access to Huawei devices and technical support. The store, located at Vodacom World in...

  • Microsoft's Xbox One console (image: Microsoft)

    Review: Microsoft’s Xbox One

    January 20, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off on Review: Microsoft’s Xbox One

    Microsoft released their Xbox One gaming console late last year in the US, UK and a few other territories, but while the unit isn’t available in Africa, South African gamers have opted to import their consoles rather than wait for a solid release date....

  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela. (Image source: wall-height.com/nelson-mandela-background)

    Watch Nelson Mandela memorial live online

    December 10, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Watch Nelson Mandela memorial live online

    As the world prepares to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a special memorial service is being held today at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. Up to 91 Heads of State have arrived in the country to attend to service, as well as...

  • South African motorists in Johannesburg have been gearing up for the implementation of the e-tolls road tolling system (image: ENCA)

    E-tolls website grinds to a halt

    December 3, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on E-tolls website grinds to a halt

    As South African motorists in Johannesburg prepared for the first day of e-tolls, based on the road tolling system implemented by South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), many made last-ditch efforts to register themselves and buy an...

  • Microsoft Corp. chief operating officer Kevin Turner (image: Robert Sorbo/Microsoft/Handout)

    Microsoft looks to empower SA SMEs

    November 6, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft looks to empower SA SMEs

    Microsoft Corp. chief operating officer Kevin Turner today unveiled an online hub that will give South African small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) access to a range of free products and services from Microsoft and other partners. The hub,...

  • Nathan Sasto and Anton van Metzinger, founders of SnappCab (Image source: SnappCab)

    SnappCab app to change commuting in Johannesburg

    October 9, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on SnappCab app to change commuting in Johannesburg

    SnappCab, the taxi aggregating app, has launched in Johannesburg, with Cape Town and Durban to follow hot on its heels, making getting around town easier for commuters. It is the one smart phone app that everyone needs, from socialites getting to and from the...

  • South African Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim (image: SA Dept. of Communications)

    South Africa: Impact of broader Internet usage boosts economy

    September 5, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Impact of broader Internet usage boosts economy

    South Africa’s Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim spoke to delegates at Google’s Big Tent event in Johannesburg today, and in his speech entitled ‘More Actively Fulfilling the Potential of the Digital Economy in South Africa’, he acknowledged...

  • South Africans will be able to get a glimpse of the hottest Indie Games and Media Art in Africa (image: file)

    African indie developers in spotlight at gaming festival

    September 2, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on African indie developers in spotlight at gaming festival

    South Africans will be able to get a glimpse of the hottest Indie Games and Media Art in Africa when the annual A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2013 kicks off on 5 September in the Johannesburg suburb of Braamfontein. “The full festival program will blast your mind,...

  • Alan Knott-Craig, Cell C CEO (image: file)

    Cell C to undertake R200-million network upgarde

    August 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C to undertake R200-million network upgarde

    South African mobile operator Cell C will roll out an additional 100 sites in Johannesburg over the next three months to increase network capacity and improve quality. The first 19 will be on air by the end of August.  This is in addition to the existing 959...

  • Microsoft’s 4Afrika offers internships for Obama’s YALI Fellows

    July 2, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on Microsoft’s 4Afrika offers internships for Obama’s YALI Fellows

    One of the core missions of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is to actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. Over the weekend, Microsoft took new steps to deliver on that commitment. While visiting Africa,...

  • BlackBerry opens third South African apps lab

    June 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry opens third South African apps lab

     BlackBerry yesterday announced the opening of its third BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa, to be based at the JoziHub mobile and ICT co-creation hub in Milpark, Johannesburg.                          ...