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Internet of Things

DoshEx, Digital Twin unveil world first IoT and blockchain solution

DoshEx, Digital Twin unveil world first IoT and blockchain solution

April 17, 2019

South African technology companies DoshEx and Digital Twin have unveiled a globally scalable solution to the security and integrity of solutions deployed...

Artificial Intelligence

The age of intelligence is the future of of data

The age of intelligence is the future of of data

April 17, 2019

The new age of intelligence is defined as the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to improve enterprise efficiency in the era of big data....

Digital Healthcare

How companies are personalising health

How companies are personalising health

April 18, 2019

From shopping to hailing a ride, with the click of a button or a swipe of a screen, technology has revolutionised our everyday lives. But can it change the way...

Tech in Finance

Standard Bank addresses cybercrime with WalletWise programme

Standard Bank addresses cybercrime with WalletWise programme

April 18, 2019

Standard Bank has launched a consumer education programme, WalletWise which aims to empower consumers with knowledge that enables them to make more informed...

Digital Transformation

Tech in Retail

Nigeria's classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

April 3, 2019

Jiji, Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace has reached an agreement with OLX to redirect OLX users in Nigeria to Jiji and to acquire OLX businesses in...

Tech in Education

Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

Networks Unlimited Africa plays its part in committing to South Africa education

April 17, 2019

“South African businesses need to get positive about education and commit themselves to playing their role in educating South Africa’s children – the...

  • 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...

  • 10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

    10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

    February 4, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa

    The trend of making payments using mobile wallets installed as applications on smartphones which sometimes makes use of Near Field Communication Technology and generally an internet connection is becoming widespread, and indeed Africa is not left out in the grand scheme of things. In fact, Africa is embracing this seamless cashless payment method alongside the [&hellip...

  • 6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

    6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

    January 26, 2019 • Lists, Retail, Top Stories

    eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an additional 20 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021. When it comes to eCommerce sales in Africa, three of the continents [&hellip...

  • Out with the old, in with the new – 10 hot smartphones set...

    January 24, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top Stories

    2018 had an impressive release of smartphones. However, 2019 seems to be gearing up for even bigger releases, with most smartphone makers debuting new flagships. We’ve already seen some leaks and hints as to what new phones will release early in the year and by the looks of things, it seems we’ll get 5G phones, [&hellip...

  • MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

    MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

    January 17, 2019 • Lists, Online & Social, Top Stories

    Despite the major infrastructural challenges that Africa faces – such as low connectivity and the high cost of data, the number of video streaming platforms active in Africa has exploded over the past few years as the continent responded to the global shift from linear TV to on-demand viewing. Online streaming is cheaper and more [&hellip...

Energy Tech

German-African Energy Forum Gives a Boost to Africa’s Energy Security

German-African Energy Forum gives a boost to Africa’s energy security and investment

April 1, 2019

The African Energy Chamber congratulates the German Government and the African-German Business Association (Afrika-Verein der Deutschen Wirtschaft) on the...

Cloud Computing

Angola Cables opens new data centre in Brazil

Angola Cables opens new data centre in Brazil

April 17, 2019

Angola Cables has opened its carrier-neutral data centre, AngoNAP Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil. The Tier III designed data centre will cater for the growing...

Features

The future and growth of Africa lies in intersection of humans and technology

The future and growth of Africa lies in intersection of humans and technology

April 19, 2019

The world is in the eye of the storm when it comes to data and connectivity. To keep sane in this unpredictable time, I’d like to share insights into how...

Startups

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

April 21, 2019

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition. The DLA is...

IT Security

Mobile and Telecoms

MTN introduces Bundle Bonanza promotion to new Prepaid customers

MTN introduces Bundle Bonanza promotion to new Prepaid customers

April 15, 2019

Starting from Tuesday, 16 April 2019, new MTN prepaid customers will now receive integrated bundles when they recharge with R20 or more. The R20 recharge will...

Company News

Kyocera Document Solutions unveils a renewed brand identity

Kyocera Document Solutions unveils a renewed brand identity

April 9, 2019

In an exercise to consolidate its image and overcome the new challenges of the technology market ecosystem, Kyocera Document Solutions announced a renewed...

People in IT

Allianz appoints new CEO in Ghana

Allianz appoints new CEO in Ghana

April 15, 2019

Allianz has appointed Gideon Ataraire as Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Life Ghana. Gideon brings years of experience to the company and has a proven...

Technology Events

Education Innovation Summit returns to Johannesburg for 4th year

April 10, 2019

The 4th annual Education Innovation Summit is set to take place on the 29th of May 2019 at the Hilton, Sandton, Johannesburg. Hosted by IT News Africa, the...

Gadgets and Gaming

HP unveils AI based malware defence solution

HP unveils AI based malware defence solution

April 17, 2019

HP introduced new hardware and security solutions at its third annual EMEA Innovation Summit. HP Sure Sense is an artificial intelligence (AI)-based malware...

Online and Social

Another food delivery app launches in South Africa

April 18, 2019

KAUAI, a company that operates under the multi-brand food group, Real Foods, launched its new app. “We’re seeing a growing trend of customers who don’t...

Sponsored Content

Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

Networks Unlimited Africa plays its part in committing to South Africa education

April 17, 2019

“South African businesses need to get positive about education and commit themselves to playing their role in educating South Africa’s children – the...

Careers

Applications for Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

Applications for Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

April 15, 2019

Google has announced that applications are open for the next round of Google Africa Certifications Scholarships. In line with its commitment to provide mobile...