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The last two years have awakened many people across the globe to the benefits of digitization, with the pandemic effectively working as an accelerant growing the importance of the digital transformation of the healthcare industry in particular. It makes sense that healthcare continues to be one of the most continuously...
Ubank, a South African bank that mainly targets blue-collar workers and those in the mining sector, has been placed under curatorship by the South African Reserve Bank. This comes after concerns about the bank’s capital adequacy, weak corporate governance, as well as lack of corporate internal controls. KPMG South Africa has...
South African retail giant Pick n Pay and e-commerce mainstay Takealot announced on Tuesday that the two companies have signed a commercial services agreement that will enable customers across South Africa to buy Pick n Pay food, groceries, and liquor on a new platform on the Mr D app. Under...
FNB, one of the largest banks in South Africa, estimates that it takes an average of 5 days for a middle-income consumer to spend up to 80% of their monthly salary. This suggests that the average middle-income consumer, earning between R180,000 ($11,194.94) – R500,000 ($31,090.75) per annum, survives on...
The Kenyan government wants to control the rates that Safaricom charges rivals for terminating calls on its network to protect small telecommunications firms. The new regulations set by the state seek to bar dominant telcos from making profits from mobile termination rates (MTRs). In this regard, Safaricom will now charge...
Today Johannesburg-based, pan-African fintech enabler Ukheshe Technologies has announced a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enhance Ukheshe's ability to scale on-demand and expand to territories that require fast and secure transactions. "In an era where digital payments transcend borders, the ability to globally scale and do so...
Safaricom, a telecommunications provider in Kenya, confirmed that minors will not get access to loan services like M-Shwari and Fuliza. The Kenyan telco announced on Friday that it is introducing M-PESA Junior Accounts for individuals between the age of 10 and 18 years old. The company said that the minors...
Nigeria's Communications Commission (NCC) published a warning yesterday advising drivers in the West African country to beware of a new cybercrime method being used by hackers where car doors can be opened and vehicles can be started without keys, all done remotely while the criminals hide nearby. According to the...
Huawei South Africa has announced the launch of the new Intel-powered HUAWEI MateBook D14 on Monday. The HUAWEI MateBook D14 brings along technologies such as Super Device, Fingerprint Power Button, Dual Antenna Wi-Fi 6, and reverse charging capabilities for smartphones. Super Device technology HUAWEI MateBook D14 supports Super Device to allow users...
Traditional payment fraud has been rife for some time, where the cybercriminal impersonates the CEO, or other senior members of staff, to convince the finance department to make an urgent payment to either a new supplier or update their bank details. Now over the past month, there has been an...
Zoho Corporation, a leading global technology company, announced last week the launch of its new Zoho Marketing Plus, a unified platform that brings together marketing activities across campaign ideation, creation, execution, management, and measurement. According to the India-founded company, the platform provides stakeholders across the entire marketing organisation with a single,...
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has launched its latest device, the Redmi 10 in Kenya. Xiaomi boasts that the device is its latest 2022 model, but prospective users should note that the Redmi 10 is separate from Xiamoi's 'Note' series of smartphones which includes the Redmi Note 11S device. Specifications The Redmi 10...
On Sunday Eskom announced it is pushing load-shedding to stage 3 for Monday and Tuesday due to further loss in generating capacity over the weekend. The electricity utility company said that load-shedding will be reduced to stage 2 for the rest of the after Tuesday. On Sunday evening Eskom implemented stage...
South Africans have had to deal with the country's embattled power utility Eskom implementing rotational load shedding for over a decade now. In recent months, load shedding has become a daily occurrence with the company announcing blackouts constantly and especially as SA nears the winter months. The fact of the...
Kenyans have spent Sh169.1-billion ($1.5-billion) betting through Safaricom's M-Pesa in the year to March. According to Business Daily, disclosures show that the value of bets jumped 23.8 percent from Sh136-billion ($1.2-billion) a year earlier. The Kenyan government is trying to crack down on gambling by imposing higher taxes both on the...
The DSTV Content Creator Awards will be hosting Kasi Marketing Lab in Khayelitsha, a township in the Western Cape, South Africa. It will be a learning day for emerging creatives, marketers, and influencers. In a country where youth unemployment sits at a staggering 64.4%, content creation can become a viable source...
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