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TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

August 24, 2019 • Careers, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African lifestyle network created ‘by the youth for the youth’, TRACE Mobile announced earlier this week that it’s launching the TRACE Troops Initiative. This programme aims to tackle youth unemployment head-on by providing credible training and employment opportunities for young South Africans.  “As a brand that primarily focuses on...

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Cars45 launches new Premium Inspection Service

Nigerian automotive trading platform announces premium inspection service

August 24, 2019 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Cars45, a Nigerian automotive trading platform, recently announced the launch of a new product, the Premium Inspection Service. Cars45 has committed to exploring new platforms for end-users. The Premium Inspection Service is aimed at users who are not able to...

Cell C to mitigate S&P downgrade

Cell C to mitigate S&P downgrade

August 23, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In March 2019, Cell C appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as interim CEO. He went on to publish an open letter detailing the plans to rescue the network provider from debt, poor business performance and liquidity problems. “We don’t have another chance to...

Standard Chartered Bank voted best consumer digital bank in Kenya

Standard Chartered Bank voted best consumer digital bank in Kenya

August 23, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Financial journal, Global Finance has named Standard Chartered Bank the Best Consumer Digital Bank in Kenya for 2019. The journal recognised SCB for its information security and fraud management systems under its digital offerings. Commenting on the Award,...

Chid Nwaogu (left) and Chika Nwaogu (right), Founders of Publiseer. Image sourced from National Business Extra.

Publiseer wins ITU Innovations Challenges 2019 in South Korea

August 23, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

Publiseer, an African-focused digital content distribution platform, was recently announced as the provisional winner for the ITU Innovation Challenges in Busan, South Korea. As a result of this victory, Publiseer has been invited to attend the 2019 Young ICT...

The crowd is watching an esports tournament at rAge 2018. Image sourced from rAge.

Vodacom partners with rAge gaming expo

August 23, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom, a telecommunications company, recently announced a partnership with rAge, which is said to be South Africa’s longest-running gaming, technology and ‘geek culture’ expo. This year’s event will take place from 27 to 29 September...

AIM Brokerage recently announced the launch of the Mzuri app, a real estate application available for smartphones.

New app streamlines the process of purchasing property

August 22, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

AIM Brokerage, a subsidiary of AIM Investment Holdings and has recently launched a real estate web-based application that is compatible with both Apple and Android devices off the Mzuri website. The app allows property investors to view, consider and reserve...

#datafree Internet and app access is coming to South Africa

#datafree Internet and app access is coming to South Africa

August 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

biNu, the company responsible for the Moya Messenger app, announced on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, that it’s partnering up with MTN South Africa in a bid to enable mobile subscribers in the country to access certain websites and apps at no charge to mobile...

VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

August 21, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership with Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya. The aim is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital...

8 South African fintech startups awarded funding

8 South African fintech startups awarded funding

August 21, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

On Tuesday, 20 August 2019, Rand Merchant Investment Holding (RMI) in partnership with AlphaCode announced that it has awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at over $104 000 to eight of SA’s most promising financial services startups.  All businesses are...

4 exciting results from the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

4 insights into the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

August 21, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile analytics company, Opensignal has released a report analysing the mobile network experience in South Africa. The report, utilising 105,883 devices and recording over 259,426,348 measurements from 1 May to 29 July 2019, covers everything from 4G...

Energizer's newest smartphone now available in South Africa

Energizer’s newest smartphone now available in South Africa

August 20, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Energizer Power Max P600S is equipped with an ultra-powerful 4500 mAh battery which lasts more than 16 days in standby mode and 12 hours in use. It comes with a Fast Charge 12V charger and a USB-C cable.  According to the company, the Power Max P600S is...

Vox introduces new offering for South African startups

Vox introduces new offering for South African startups

August 20, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vox, an integrated ICT and Infrastructure provider is on a mission to provide startups with access to a wide variety of IT infrastructure – as well as the management thereof. This will be done through a Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) offering in...

Africa Code Week equips teachers in Ghana with digital skills

Africa Code Week equips teachers in Ghana with digital skills

August 20, 2019 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Ghana, close to 700 teachers completed digital skills training in August as part of the country’s preparations for SAP Africa Code Week, which aims to introduce 1.5 million young Africans to digital and coding skills in 2019.  Claire...

6 exciting Huawei Y9 Prime features

6 exciting Huawei Y9 Prime features

August 20, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Unless you’re a tech-aficionado, learning how to use your newest smartphone’s features and functions can be a little tricky — and more often than not, by the time you’ve gotten the hang of them, it’s time for an upgrade.  That’s why just one...

MTN granted permission to bring digital banking to Nigeria

MTN granted permission to bring digital banking to Nigeria

August 20, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

South African telecoms provider, MTN announced on Friday, 16 August 2019, that a subsidiary MTN Nigeria Communications PLC has been granted permission to offer financial services by Nigeria’s central bank.  The announcement comes after the Nigerian...