Internet of Things

Streaming analytics is key to leveraging value from M2M and IoT data

November 8, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications are by no means new concepts, having existed for many years already. What is new and...

Artificial Intelligence

Self-driving vehicles – is our ICT ready for it and what do we need to do to prepare?

November 11, 2019

One of the biggest challenges facing the mass rollout of autonomous vehicles is the development of adequate legislation. As with all new things, this type of...

Digital Healthcare

Facebook unveils new Preventive Health tool

October 29, 2019

Facebook announced on Monday, 28 October 2019, that it will now let users choose to get personalised reminders about upcoming healthcare checkups and...

Tech in Finance

Gozem and Total collaborate to offer cashless payments for drivers in Togo

November 12, 2019

Gozem, an African transport app, and Total Togo announced on Monday, 11 November 2019, that they have entered into a strategic partnership. Through this...

Digital Transformation

Tech in Retail

Ethiopian Airlines expands digital payment methods

Ethiopian Airlines expands digital payment methods

September 16, 2019

On Monday, 16 September 2019, Ethiopian Airlines announced that it plans to expand its payment method offerings by partnering with digital commerce and payment...

Tech in Education

Amazon launches an SME skills development programme in South Africa

November 11, 2019

On Monday, 11 November 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the AWS Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (AWS EEIP) – designed by...

  • Four dangers of unsecured biometric data

    November 7, 2019 • Features, Lists, Security, Top Stories

    Nowadays, Traditional passwords are a weak point as according to Kaspersky, data leaks happen quite often. More and more have companies decide to change their approach by adopting biometrics. However, no one is immune to identity theft and there already have been several actual cases of losing biometric data. To raise awareness on the topic [&hellip...

  • Top 4 cyberthreats for 2020 revealed

    November 6, 2019 • Lists, Security, Top Stories

    Global cloud-enabled next-generation cybersecurity company, Sophos launched its 2020 Threat Report providing insights into the rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends likely to impact cybersecurity in 2020. “The threat landscape continues to evolve – and the speed and extent [&hellip...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    Top 5 malware’s discovered in 2019

    November 4, 2019 • Features, Lists, Security, Top Stories

    Internet security company, ESET took a look at some of the most pertinent malware discoveries of the year 2019 – to emphasise the importance of taking proactive countermeasures against malware and of implementing cybersecurity best practices. Here are the top 5 malware’s discovered in 2019: 1. Machete Machete is malware that has been used in [&hellip...

  • Huawei's newest smartphone software - 5 things you need to know

    Huawei’s newest smartphone software – 5 things you need to know

    August 29, 2019 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

    With more than 500 million active daily users in over 216 countries and support for up to 77 languages, it’s safe to say that Huawei has come a long way since it was first founded. But now, the smartphone giant – who’s been famed for ‘catering to every kind of user’ – is making changes [&hellip...

  • Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

    February 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Lists, Top Stories

    The mention of the words Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up science fiction-like images in the minds of many people, but it is becoming a very real part of day to day life without us even realising it. AI is and has been making a lasting impression on a number of key industries, not only streamlining [&hellip...

  • Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

    February 6, 2019 • Education, Lists, Top Stories

    The global tech revolution is greatly changing the way we work in every sector. EdTech, which merges innovation with teaching, has made education more accessible and comprehensive across the world. Most recently we’ve seen that established schools have adopted robotic teaching assistants, VR experiences, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and virtual classrooms. Young entrepreneurs across Africa [&hellip...

Energy Tech

PEG Africa expands solar energy solutions across Africa

November 8, 2019

West Africa-based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, PEG Africa announced on Friday, 8 November 2019, that it has moved into Mali – leveraging its...

Cloud Computing

Elegant and cost-effective Office 365 backup solutions with Altaro

November 12, 2019

Microsoft Office 365 is indisputably known by many as being one of the top productivity tools for assisting organisations and workers globally. Not everyone...


MTN South Africa launches 5G trial with Huawei

November 13, 2019

South African mobile operator MTN, together with Huawei have launched their C-band 5G trial on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, as part of the operator’s network...


South African tech startup aims to go national by end of 2019

October 18, 2019

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives...

IT Security

Mobile and Telecoms

Africell unveils first 3G Smart Feature Phone powered by KaiOS

November 13, 2019

African telecommunications operator, Africell announced the launch of their first 3G smart feature phone, Afriphone, powered by KaiOS. The new device which was...

Company News

Africell unveils first 3G Smart Feature Phone powered by KaiOS

November 13, 2019

African telecommunications operator, Africell announced the launch of their first 3G smart feature phone, Afriphone, powered by KaiOS. The new device which was...

People in IT

INTERVIEW: Why diversity in tech companies is a vital part of innovation

November 13, 2019

Technology is all about innovation and the key mandate for manufacturers is to make products that simplify and enhance people’s lives. For technology to...

Technology Events

Manufacturing industry gets ready for Digital Manufacturing Africa 2019

October 29, 2019

On the 27th of November 2019, IT News Africa is set to host the Digital Manufacturing Africa summit at the Altron Conference Centre in Midrand. Ai, IIOT and...

Gadgets and Gaming

Vodacom launches the first smart feature phone in Tanzania

November 1, 2019

Tanzanian cellular network company, Vodacom announced the launch of the country’s first smart feature phone, Smart Kitochi, operating on KaiOS on Friday,...

Online and Social

6 things you should know about MTN’s messaging platform, Ayoba

November 12, 2019

On Tuesday, 12 November 2019, MTN announced that its instant messaging platform, Ayoba has reached 1 million monthly active users. Ayoba is a messaging app...

Sponsored Content

Parallel Wireless Helps to Deliver on MTN’s OpenRAN Vision across Africa

November 12, 2019

Parallel Wireless, the leading U.S.-based OpenRAN company delivering the world’s only software-defined end-to-end OpenRAN solution  for coverage and...


Fintech specialist, e4, appoints new CEO

November 2, 2019

Fintech software specialist, e4, has announced the appointment of Grant Phillips as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group. Having previously run large...

VEON appoints co-COOs

October 29, 2019