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1-grid launches SMB registration feature in South Africa

October 20, 2019 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African web-hosting company, 1-grid.com announced earlier this week that it has launched a unique business registration feature. Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can now register their company and its equivalent website address at the same time. The new feature allows start-ups to establish and protect their brand identity by ensuring...

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South African tech startup aims to go national by end of 2019

October 18, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites. Using the...

Paratus connects rural school in Namibia

October 18, 2019 • Company News, Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Paratus Namibia announced on Friday, 18 October 2019, that it has provided the Kwakwas Primary school with Internet access through its range of VSAT products – as part of its commitment to empower future generations. The school also received a...

UberGo launches in 6th South African city

October 18, 2019 • Company News, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global ride-hailing service, Uber is officially launching in East London with uberGO – making it the sixth city with access to the platform across South Africa.  With this launch, Uber hopes to provide locals and visitors to the city with the...

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is now available in South Africa

October 17, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei’s next-generation device, the Huawei Watch GT 2, is now available in South Africa. This fitness-focused wearable comes jam-packed with some of the latest technological advancements from Huawei – helping users enhance their quality of life...

Digital trading platform unlocks investment opportunities for Nigerians

October 17, 2019 • Finance, Online & Social, West AfricaComments (0)

Earlier this week, global trading platform, Chaka launched in Nigeria. The technology-enabled platform intends to give Nigerian users the opportunity to invest in stocks listed on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and the Nigerian Stock Exchange, offering...

Energy focused tech startup launches in Kenya

October 17, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

VentureBuilder officially launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, with support from the DOEN Foundation, Facebook, Shell Foundation, and USAID. The energy-focused startup aims at scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises – mandated...

FNB launches digital entrepreneurship programme in South Africa

October 16, 2019 • Company News, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African financial services provider, FNB announced on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, that – in the wake of its commitment to help entrepreneurs – it’ll be launching a new digital app-based entrepreneurship learning programme –...

3 things you should know about the new CEO of MTN Ivory Coast

October 14, 2019 • Careers, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

African network provider, MTN announced earlier this month that Djibril Ouattara has been appointed to the position of MTN Ivory Coast CEO, effective 1 November 2019. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September. “In...

Software AG Innovation Tour 2019

October 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this month, Software AG kicked off the South African leg of its much anticipated Innovation Tour 2019 at Langhams Executive Conferencing in Fourways. The event brought together thought leaders, visionaries, guest speakers, solution experts and a crowd...

Facebook fights fake news in 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

October 10, 2019 • Company News, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it plans on expanding its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the France 24 Observers, Pesa Check and Dubawa, this programme forms...

FNB to open more branches in the wake of cancelled bank strike

October 9, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African financial services provider, FNB revealed on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that it plans on growing its branch network by adding seven more branches to its already existing national footprint of 619 branches. Before the end of the financial year, the...

Clair Wright, Marketing Manager, Comic-Con Africa at Reed Exhibitions

INTERVIEW: Clair Wright – Marketing Manager, Comic-Con Africa at Reed Exhibitions

October 8, 2019 • Events, Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In the days and months leading up to Comic-Con Africa 2019, the convention was marketed as extensively as possible to generate enough buzz and excitement to ensure that as many people as possible attended the Pop-Culture event. IT News Africa’s Kojo...

The new Nokia 105 is coming to South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that the all-new fourth generation feature phone – the Nokia 105 – is launching in South Africa. Packing a lasting battery, an island key mat and a 1.77” colour screen with...

NEC XON unveils KYC solution for mobile network operators and financial services

October 7, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Systems integration company, NEC XON announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that it has created a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) solution that aims to help mobile network operators and financial services businesses comply with legislation while cutting the costs,...

STL and Frogfoot partner to bring affordable fibre to South Africans

October 4, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on STL and Frogfoot partner to bring affordable fibre to South Africans

Global data network solutions company, STL announced on Friday, 4 October 2019, that it is partnering with South African open-access fibre network provider, Frogfoot to distribute Fibre To The Home (FTTH) infrastructure to 20,000 homes and lower-income groups...