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Interview With Olatayo Ladipo-Ajai, Country Manager at Infobip Nigeria How would you assess the state of ICT in Nigeria in 2022 vis-a-vis the effect of the recent trends like the humanised digital customer experience on the tech ecosystem? The emergence of a more digitally savvy consumer in Nigeria over the...
Still recovering from the post-pandemic slump, 2022 proved to be a turbulent year for the mining industry. However, the sector is primed for growth in 2023 on the back of several positive headwinds. This according to Johann de Bruin, founder and CEO of Erudite, an engineering, procurement, and construction management...
In a first for the country, South Africa’s leading private education provider, ADvTECH, will this month start rolling out a unique, locally developed personalised learning digital platform across its schools. ADvLEARN is a customised platform for ADvTECH Schools that provides personalised learning paths using adaptive technology to deliver data-driven insights...
The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), whose mandate is to manage and regulate South Africa’s Internet country code top-level domain, reports on the impact of its contribution towards the National Development Plan. As part of its drive to empower communities and increase opportunities for entrants of new players in the...
A team of highly-experienced payments industry professionals have today launched the enza group (enza), a payments company focused on servicing the growing needs of banks, fintechs, and MNOs across the African continent. The African consumer payments landscape remains dominated by cash, with global management consulting firm McKinsey estimating that only...
Yellow Card Financial is excited to announce that their revolutionary new payment feature Yellow Pay, is officially available across Africa. With Yellow Pay, customers can send and receive money through the Yellow Card crypto exchange platform, without any extra charges, instantly with just a few taps on their phone. The...
Xiaomi recently unveiled its Xiaomi 12T Series smartphones in South Africa, its most recent flagship models. Xiaomi 12T was part of this, catching the eye of many Xiaomi fans and tech enthusiasts. Here’s a closer look at what this device has to offer. Xiaomi 12T offers a silky smooth, lightning...
Unifies Human-Driven and Bot-Powered Customer Service Capabilities for Exceptional Omnichannel Support and Better Informed Agent Interactions Zoho Corporation, a leading global technology company, today launched new tools for Zoho Desk, the anchor application in the company's customer service platform, to help customer service teams evolve with the changing needs of...
Never has there been such a surge in mobile usage and application development to meet the demands and challenges of fast-paced consumers who increasingly rely on mobile devices to connect with brands According to Yaron Assabi, Founder & CEO of MVNE, part of the Digital Solutions Group, “Enterprises now focus...
Skills are always a challenge in the IT industry and are often in short supply - particularly in growing economies like Nigeria. Vendors are pushing products and solutions into the country to help keep up with demand, however, without a dedicated local presence, the after-sales service can prove to...
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has been named the Most Compliant Listed Company at the Nigerian Exchange Limited Made of Africa Awards held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on 6 December 2022. The award recognises the listed company with the highest levels of compliance with the Rules of...
Two African businesses have reached their minimum funding goals, raising over R6 million in just six weeks through equity crowdfunding. The fundraise was facilitated by GoGetta, a newly launched equity-based crowdfunding platform focused exclusively on African businesses. Shuthuka Flagship Farm, a macadamia farming operation based in KwaZulu-Natal, raised R4 million...
Africa’s digital transformation is being accelerated by transformational, pan-African, carrier-neutral data centre operator Open Access Data Centres (OADC), whose flagship data centre in Lekki, Lagos is now operational. The company’s rapid data centre rollout continues, with three new core facilities in South Africa and expansion of the existing OADC...
South African Telco giant, Telkom, has launched 5G Internet Data plans as a 5G Wireless Broadband service offering.  The plans are available in selected Telkom 5G Broadband Network Coverage areas. 5G is the latest generation of high-speed wireless broadband technology offering faster download and upload speeds for users. This seamless...
Zoho Corp., the global technology company, announced today that it will be opening a new office in Johannesburg to accommodate its growing employee base in the country and cater to its customers. The company has seen the net new customer growth of 75% in South Africa in 2021, and...
The approach of the New Year is the ideal time to start investigating Multifactor Authentication (MFA), a layered approach to electronic security that requires two or more credentials to verify identity. SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) says the one-time password (OTP) that underpins many MFA systems ensures there’s an...
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