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Blue Turtle automates move to Microsoft Data Centres in South Africa

March 24, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With the official launch of the Microsoft Data Centres in South Africa, Blue Turtle announces a suite of services that enables a customer’s journey to the Cloud. Blue Turtle will deliver Azure Migration Services that encompass discovery, assessment, migration, optimisation, operation and security. The services leverage technologies, which analyse a...

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GESF2019 leads the conversation on the global learning crisis

March 24, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

The seventh annual Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF 2019), a Varkey Foundation initiative, opened at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE on Saturday, March 23. Under the theme “Who is changing the world?” GESF 2019 brought together more than 2,200...

Next-level automated job placement with BoostMe360

March 23, 2019 • Careers, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

When prospects for company growth call for fast turnarounds, smart solutions or just more hands on deck, finding the right people to assemble temporary workforces is often a must for any business owner. BoostMe360 gives employers full ownership of their HR...

New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

March 22, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Vodacom Foundation in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, Nelson Mandela Foundation, UN Women and Global Citizen, showcased a new education ecosystem at the Divhani Community Crèche and Frank Ravele Secondary School in Vhembe District,...

Farmcrowdy closes $1 Million additional seed funding

Farmcrowdy closes $1 million additional seed funding

March 22, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s digital agriculture platform, Farmcrowdy announced that it has closed on additional seed funding of $1 million. This follows on from the company’s initial investments of $1 million in 2017. International investors Cox Enterprises and...

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Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Twitter account hacked

March 22, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning deactivated his official Twitter account (@UKenyatta) just moments after a controversial tweet went out regarding the war against graft. On Friday, 22 March 2019, Uhuru Kenyatta tweeted that he was not going...

OneFi acquires Amplify to shape Nigeria's fintech infrastructure

OneFi acquires Amplify to shape Nigeria’s fintech infrastructure

March 22, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

One Finance Limited (OneFi) has announced the acquisition of Amplified Payments (Amplify), a fintech company that builds and facilitates payment solutions and digital financial transactions in Nigeria. The deal, completed for an undisclosed fee, will see...

Turning talent into skills and skills into success

March 22, 2019 • Education, Events, West AfricaComments (0)

As the African continent prepares for a period of profound change, with the launch of a drive to create a common free trade area, increasing exposure to global markets and technological innovation affecting every sector, this year’s eLearning Africa will...

 Microsoft launches its South African Policy Innovation Centre

Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

March 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Having recently opened data-centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Microsoft has now officially launched its second Policy Innovation Centre (PIC) in Africa at the University of Pretoria. The PICs are state-of-the-art physical centre designed to bring...

Data protection and business continuity to stay out of the dark

March 21, 2019 • Features, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Load-shedding has become synonymous with day to day life in South Africa. But while it’s easy enough for a residence or small business to work around a blackout, larger enterprises face far greater – and pricier – consequences when they...

Troye makes headway in emerging markets

Troye makes headway in emerging markets

March 21, 2019 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Managed IT services provider Troye has been awarded third place as Citrix’s Cloud Partner of the Year for emerging markets. The Citrix Summit partner conference was held recently in Orlando, Florida. Troye CEO Helen Kruger is delighted to receive this...

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6 steps to stay ahead of load shedding

March 20, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Eskom has proposed 15 per cent-a-year tariff hike over the next three years, businesses have to become intelligent about power consumption to be sustainable. With South African businesses in the throes of debilitating load shedding, there are widespread...

New AIMS technology will give South African crime investigators an edge

New AIMS technology will give South African crime investigators an edge

March 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Analytical Forensic Investigation Services, a forensic investigation company and Mshtarii Investments, a software development house have developed a case management solution that keeps case information and intelligence in one place. Analytical Investigation...

Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

March 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fraud and identity theft; hacking; electronic vandalism; cyber terrorism and extortion; cyberstalking; invasion of privacy; cyberbullying and offensive material. These are just some of the digitally enabled crimes or illicit activities that can infringe on an...

Kulula gets brand new app

Kulula gets brand new app

March 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African airline, launches a new app for both iPhone and Android. These new applications refresh the look and feel of the airline’s digital offerings with smart technology to personalise and simplify the entire customer experience. The...

UK launches new online visa application for South Africans

March 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Applying for a visa for your next visit to the UK just became a lot easier. Through Access UK, customers are now able to book their visa application centre appointment, scan and upload their supporting documentation from the comfort of their own home,...