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Africa’s leading carrier-neutral co-location data centre provider, Africa Data Centres, has announced plans to build large hyperscale data centres throughout Africa, including the North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. The project will involve building 10 hyperscale data centres, in 10 countries, over the next two years – at...
As 2021 draws to a close, global music streaming service, Deezer takes a look back at the music and podcasts that South Africans listened to the most. This includes Amapiano, Pop and who could forget all the influential SA stars that sat behind the mic on the award-winning Podcast...
According to the latest research of internet security firm Kaspersky on threat landscape trends, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are facing dramatic changes in the landscape. While regular, self-propagating malware is decreasing dramatically, as it is no longer effective and cannot fly under security radars, the region will see the...
South Africans are less likely to own NFTs compared to their global counterparts, according to Finder.com’s Global NFT Adoption report. Finder.com’s survey of more than 28,000 internet users reveals that 8.3% of South Africans own NFTs, which is just below the global average of 11.7%. This puts South Africa at 12th...
eHealth Africa, a non-profit organization that aims to build stronger health systems through the design and implementation of data-driven solutions, today announces that Juliet Odogwu is the incoming Executive Director of the organization. Juliet Odogwu is the current Director of Program and impact and will continue in this current position....
IBM has announced a new massive commitment and global plan to provide 30 million people of all ages with new skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow by 2030. To achieve this goal, IBM has detailed a clear roadmap with more than 170 new academic and industry partnerships. The effort...
Ride-hailing platform Bolt has announced a new partnership with Metro Africa Express- (MAX) –one of the largest vehicle subscription platforms for low-to-zero emission vehicles in Africa – to expand the Bolt vehicle financing program in Nigeria. This scheme is part of Bolt’s commitment to enabling ride-hailing drivers to own vehicles...
Kenyan tech startup Wowzi has announced its plans to create one million gig jobs for African youth in 2022 through its online marketplace, after it says it has successfully delivered over 150,000 paid jobs in 2021. The firm that makes scalable influencer campaigns accessible to brands and companies of any...
FNB has announced that its banking customers and RMB Private Bank customers can now use the Scan to Pay feature on their banking Apps for secure, contactless payments at Zapper enabled merchants across South Africa. Zapper is the latest payments QR Code provider to be enabled via FNB Pay. All...
South Africa's Minister of Communications, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says the country's government is reviewing its plans to ensure that all South Africans have access to connectivity at their home by 2024. Speaking at the annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), Minister Ntshavheni said the European Union had committed...
Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), a business of Cassava Technologies, announced today the appointment of Denny Marandure to the position of CEO for Raha Limited, Tanzania. Denny Marandure joined Liquid in 2014 as the CEO of ZOL Zimbabwe until 2019 when he moved to Liquid South Africa as Group Executive Cloud...
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has rolled out major expansion plans aimed at driving service delivery closer to subscribers across major counties. The move will see increased investment in the setup and operation of business halls across five more counties across Kenya including Kajiado, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Tana River...
Paratus Zambia’s brand-new data center (DC) opened in Lusaka, Zambia last month and opened the doors to new opportunities, particularly for its new technology tenants. The latest customer to sign up is the IT solutions expert, Corporate IT Solutions Zambia, which took advantage of the Paratus early bird special, taking...
IsraAID, one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Israel, has collaborated with Monday.com to support the Ministry of Health as they work to ensure that the whole population of the Kingdom of Eswatini is vaccinated against the virus. The aid agency and the workplace solutions provider are using a virtual...
Traka, the global leader in intelligent management solutions in key and equipment, today launched its first Experience Centres, located in two key strategic locations within the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APACMEA) division – Brisbane, Australia, and Johannesburg, South Africa. The Centres will serve as an environment for...
Today, Telkom announced its Black Friday Monate deals, which include smartphones, laptops and show-stopping savings on data packages. Some of the deals include up to 150GB of free data with a smartphone purchase. The semi-private telecom says that this Black Friday, it wants to ensure that "everyone can afford to...
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