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    Can technology drive the future of mining?

    July 17, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Mining may be a highly industrial endeavour that hasn’t changed dramatically over the decades, but sophisticated new technologies are starting to play ever-greater roles in improving productivity and miner safety. In the future, the mining houses that are...

  • 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)

    Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

    January 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

    Social networking giant Twitter has unveiled the roll-out of two new services: group messaging and a new mobile video experience. According to Twitter, the following features will be available in Africa as well as globally once the roll-out commences....

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    Bytes acquires Inter-Active Technologies

    November 10, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Bytes acquires Inter-Active Technologies

    Altron TMT has announced the acquisition of Inter-Active Technologies, by its wholly-owned subsidiary Bytes People Solutions (part of Bytes Technology Group). The agreement has been signed, and is subject to regulatory approval by the Competition Commission....

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    Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 4 in Nigeria

    October 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 4 in Nigeria

    Samsung has revealed its plans to launch the Galaxy Note 4 in Nigeria on 24 October. The device will be available for purchase through all authorised Samsung partner stores and telecom operator stores nationwide. Emmanouil Revmatas, Samsung Electronics West...

  • Cobus Potgieter

    Video Interview: Cobus Potgieter talks tech & YouTube

    August 20, 2014 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Cobus Potgieter talks tech & YouTube

    IT News Africa caught up with South African YouTube sensation, Cobus Potgieter, to discuss tech in Africa. Potgieter also gave IT News Africa the run down on the equipment and tech that he uses as well as advice to Africans who want to break out onto the...

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    Wi-Fi paving the way for e-Learning

    July 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Wi-Fi paving the way for e-Learning

    According to research conducted by Ambient Insight, South Africa is said to be one of the most dynamic e-Learning markets in Africa, where over the last two years, many countries across Africa have embarked on new initiatives to integrate learning technology...

  • Tech sector needs more girls

    April 24, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on Tech sector needs more girls

    South Africa needs to actively encourage young girls to consider technology as a career option if the country is going to address key issues like the current skills shortage in the IT sector and spiralling levels of youth unemployment. That’s the word from...

  • Makerbot Digitizer Will Let Anyone Scan and Print Physical Items in 3D

    April 9, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Makerbot Digitizer Will Let Anyone Scan and Print Physical Items in 3D

    Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis excitedly announced a new Makerbot Digitizer Desktop 3D scanner on stage Friday at SXSW in Austin. Currently a prototype, the next-generation scanner will allow anyone to scan a physical item, digitize it, and then print it in 3D,...

  • Videogame makers discuss LGBT acceptance at ‘Full Spectrum’ event

    April 4, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Videogame makers discuss LGBT acceptance at ‘Full Spectrum’ event

    Despite efforts made by recent games, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) gamers still face a long road to equality in the community. To address this, EA yesterday hosted an event at the Ford Foundation to discuss the issues facing gay gamers and...

  • Chevy Unveils 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible

    March 9, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Chevy Unveils 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible

    Two months after GM introduced the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the company revealed the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The company says the car’s electronic convertible top can be raised or lowered even when the car...

  • 73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities

    January 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on 73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities

    More middle- and secondary-school teachers are using digital tools in their classrooms and professional lives, a new report says. A study by Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project released Thursday delves into teachers’...

  • IT News Africa’s 10 Most popular stories of 2012

    December 7, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa’s 10 Most popular stories of 2012

    2012 has been an active year for the industry, with continuous technology releases and several game-changing announcements made by various companies.  Many stories sparked debate and deliberation, and we have compiled a list of the most popular and most...

  • Kids Code the Darndest Things: 10 Amazing Youth Innovators

    November 8, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kids Code the Darndest Things: 10 Amazing Youth Innovators

    Kids deserve more credit than they get. They’re observant, incredibly intuitive and can sometimes figure out what the world needs faster than adults can. With rapid advancements in technology, and coding education geared toward youth, it comes as no...

  • Bootstraps or bust – starting a tech business in Africa

    October 9, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Bootstraps or bust – starting a tech business in Africa

    Industry analysts make an interesting point about fledgling technology businesses in Africa: unlike markets generally perceived to be more developed, like the US, where capital is available, but ideas are scarce – in Africa there are many solid business...

  • Google Launches African Tech Incubator

    March 22, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    In a move aimed at fostering business growth in Africa, Google has announced the launch of it’s new technology incubator; Umbono. Umbono will bring together seed capital, Google mentorship, angel investors, local tech stars, entrepreneurs and business...