IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

Top tech NewsDuring the course of October 2015, IT News Africa highlighted the top 10 richest individuals in Tech. The list consists of the richest individuals, within Africa, in the technology and telecoms sector. The full list can be found below.

This week in technology has been another rather busy one. Not only did Business Connexion announce the latest winners of the SA Innovation Awards, but we also found out that Nigeria’s ICT industry is set to explode.

The team at IT News Africa hopes you have a fantastic weekend. The top tech stories for the week can be found below:


Nigeria’s ICT Industry set to explode
The leadership of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have called on local and foreign investors to key in to its economy as the telecoms sector prepares for another quarter of growth. Read More.

Clinic-in-a-Box Wins SA Innovation Award
Resolve Capacity, a division of Imperial Logistics group company Resolve Solution Partners, has won the Corporate Innovation Award at the 2015 SA Innovation Awards, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Read More.

MyWorld of Tomorrow SA Innovation Awards Winners Revealed
The winners of the second annual SA Innovation Awards, in partnership with Business Connexion and Business Day, have been announced at the MyWorld of Tomorrow CEO Gala Dinner held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg last night. Read More.

#FeesMustFall protest turns violent with police intervention
According to a report via, the US State Department has expressed concern over reports that South African riot police had fired stun grenades at hundreds of students protesting tuition increases in the country. Read More.

Microsoft Translator to support Kiswahili
Microsoft has unveiled the launch of Kiswahili text translation which is, according to the company, the first African language to be supported by the company’s automatic translation service – Microsoft Translator. Read More.

Nigeria: Google & Etisalat highlight e-Commerce opportunities for SMEs
Etisalat has called on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and startup businesses in the country to embrace the electronic commerce model of business to boost their capacity and efficiency. Read More.

Top Opinions

The Internet of Things is the Land of Opportunity
The worldwide web most of us are familiar with is a place populated by about 2.5 billion people who go online to find information, entertainment and shopping, or to stay in touch with friends and share ideas with colleagues. The internet was made by people, for people. Read More.

Managing the common risks in cyber security
Cybercrime is hitting epidemic proportions. 2015 has already seen a large increase in the volume of global cyber security incidents with the likes of Sony and amongst the high profile victims. Read More.

Mobile technology to address Africa’s healthcare challenges
Mobile technology can address some of the biggest health challenges in Africa, says Vuyani Jarana at Vodacom Business. Read More.

Featured Editorial

Africa’s Top 10 Richest in Tech
While Dangote may be the richest man in Africa, IT News Africa will now introduce you to Africa’s Top 10 Richest in Tech, according to the latest list revealed by Forbes. Read More.

What do CEOs really want from CIOs?
The chief information officer (CIO) of a company is no longer just the company’s IT leader, traditionally seen as the ‘chief techie in the back office.’ Read More.

Bogoshi discusses how tech has changed business in Africa
According to EMC Southern Africa, in appointing Jonas Bogoshi as its Country Manager, EMC Southern Africa has gained a visionary leader of people who has the tenacity to deliver superb results and who has built his career on stalwart principles, earning respect throughout the industry. Read More.

Darryl Linington