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  • Wraith Voidwalker Legendary skin. Image sourced from Apex Legends

    Apex Legends releases new limited-time game mode

    September 4, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments Off on Apex Legends releases new limited-time game mode

    Apex Legends, the popular first-person battle-royale shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA Games, is getting new content. The event is called ‘Voidwalker,’ and will take place from 3 September to 17 September 2019...

  • Kajsa Arvidsson has been appointed as the new CEO of Seliro Group

    Seliro appoints new CEO

    September 3, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Seliro appoints new CEO

    Seliro, a software solutions and development company, announced the appointment of Kajsa Arvidsson as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 2 September 2019. Prior to joining Seliro, Arvidsson was in charge of Marketing and Communication for Europe...

  • HomeChoice and Oracle launch new e-commerce platform

    HomeChoice launches e-commerce platform

    September 3, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on HomeChoice launches e-commerce platform

    On Monday, 2 September 2019, HomeChoice, a Retail and Financial Service products provider, announced a new eCommerce website in partnership with Oracle. The website will be hosted on Oracle Cloud Commerce (OOC), a new platform developed by Oracle and built as...

  • Samsung launches Interactive Galaxy Studio

    Samsung launches interactive Galaxy Studio in South Africa

    September 2, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung launches interactive Galaxy Studio in South Africa

    On 30 August 2019, Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Studio in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Galaxy Studio was launched to celebrate the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note10. The Galaxy Studio will include activities, experiences, well-known...

  • Yousef Arafat, Managing Director, Middle east and Africa, Nexans Cabling Solutions

    Nexans appoints new Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa

    September 2, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Nexans appoints new Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa

    On 2 September 2019, Nexans, a cable and optical fibre company, announced the appointment of Arafat Yousef as the new Managing Director of the LAN Systems Business Unit in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). In this new role, Arafat will be responsible for...

  • Japan and the African Development Bank have announced a joint target of $3.5 billion to help Africa's private development sector. Health, electricity and transport have been identified as key priorities. Image sourced from the African Development Bank Group.

    Japan and African Development Bank announce $3.5 billion to support Africa’s private sector development

    September 1, 2019 • Features, Finance, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Japan and African Development Bank announce $3.5 billion to support Africa’s private sector development

    On 30 August 2019, Japan and the African Development Bank announced a joint target of $3.5 billion under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA4). The announcement was made at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African...

  • Intelsat and Africa Mobile Networks reach pivotal milestone in connecting remote regions in sub-Saharan Africa

    Africa Mobile Networks and Intelsat reach significant milestone

    August 31, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Africa Mobile Networks and Intelsat reach significant milestone

    On 29 August 2019, Intelsat, an integrated satellite communications company, and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), a mobile network infrastructure company, announced that they have reached a milestone in bringing mobile connectivity to unserved areas and...

  • Sipho Bengu appointed as the new Board Member in charge of the Communications and Membership portfolio

    WASPA appoints new Communications Chief

    August 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on WASPA appoints new Communications Chief

    On 29 August 2019 WASPA, an industry for South African companies in the mobile services industry, announced the appointment of Sipho Bengu as a new Board member in charge of the Communications and Membership portfolio. Bengu was elected to the governing body...

  • Hexatronic Group AB announces changes to its Executive Management Team

    Hexatronic announces changes to its Executive Management team

    August 29, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Hexatronic announces changes to its Executive Management team

    On 27 August 2019, fibre communications group Hexatronic Group AB announced a number of changes to its Executive Management team. “As a natural part of a succession process, and to lay a better foundation for further expansion, the following changes...

  • Globecast partners with Eutelsat to develop new HOTBIRD platform

    Globecast expands partnership with Eutelsat

    August 29, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Globecast expands partnership with Eutelsat

    Globecast, a service company for the media, radio and television industry, announced that it is expanding its partnership with telecommunications company Eutelsat Communications to develop a new HOTBIRD platform that, the company claims, will satisfy the...

  • Google plans to shut down Google Hire in 2020

    Google plans to shut down Google Hire service in 2020

    August 28, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google plans to shut down Google Hire service in 2020

    Google announced that it is shutting down its online service Google Hire. The company made this announcement on 27 August 2019 via a Google Support document. “We’ve made the difficult decision to sunset Hire by Google on September 1, 2020. While...

  • Mike Sicoli at the 2019 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards. Sicoli was awarded the CFO of the Year award at the ceremony. Image sourced from the Northern Virginia Technical Council.

    Cloud networking company GTT announces departure of CFO

    August 28, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Cloud networking company GTT announces departure of CFO

    On 27 August 2019, cloud networking company GTT Communications announced the departure of its Chief Financial Officer, Mike Sicoli. Sicoli is set to part ways with the company on 30 September 2019 after accepting a more senior role at a data centre and cloud...

  • 5 Reasons to sponsor and exhibit at HISA2019

    Who will you meet at the 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa?

    August 27, 2019 • Events, Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Who will you meet at the 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa?

    The 5th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (HISA) is set to take place from 8 to 9 October 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The Summit will address and discuss issues and challenges specific to healthcare organisations through...

  • 9mobile approved by AFC for $230 million loan. Image sourced from 9mobile.

    9mobile receives $230 million loan

    August 27, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 9mobile receives $230 million loan

    Nigerian telecommunications company, 9mobile, has recently been approved for a $230 million loan by the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). The AFC is a pan-African multilateral development financial institution that was created with the goal of minimizing...

  • SEACOM announces partnership with Sophos to develop new security solution

    SEACOM announces partnership with Sophos

    August 26, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM announces partnership with Sophos

    On 26 August 2019, Pan-African telecommunications service provider SEACOM announced a partnership with cybersecurity Sophos. This partnership will see the two companies develop a “next-generation” security solution called ‘On-Premise...

  • Worley CEO Andrew Wood (left) together with AVEVA CEO Craig Hayman (right)

    Worley, AVEVA set to launch cloud-based Enterprise Resource Management solution

    August 26, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Worley, AVEVA set to launch cloud-based Enterprise Resource Management solution

    Engineering and Industrial Software company AVEVA announced, on 26 August 2019, a partnership with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company Worley. Worley will use AVEVA’s Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred materials...