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Kenyans have been introduced to their very first casino mobile application on Android phones. Rambo Resource Ltd together with the Licensing Board in Kenya announced the launch of GameMania. The app allows mobile users to enjoy online slots machines on the go for free or with no deposit bonuses. The...
MTN has unveiled Night Express internet bundles. According to MTN, for a monthly subscription from as low as R10, MTN prepaid subscribers will receive 100MB worth of data bundles to use to surf the Internet and connect to social media platforms. This data is valid for a period of 30...
Students are in constant need of a device that is affordable and can handle all the workload. There are a variety of laptops available on the market, and picking the right machine that is capable of delivering can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Depending on the course you are...
Any company or organisation that does not have a website or, at the very least some level of online presence, in today’s highly-connected world has virtually no chance of making it on a global scale. Web information company Alexa provides global web metrics and allows visitors to search for competitive website analysis, benchmarking,...
Although the petrol price is on the steady decline and inflation has settled, exorbitant mobile data costs is still a problem. Many people have taken to social media over the past few months to rise up against ridiculous spikes in data bundles around South Africa. The #DataMustFall movement was aimed...
On 24 January 2018, MultiChoice announced that DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers can now get access to DStv's streaming service, DStv Now,  thus making the service available to all major DStv package holders. The addition will see the newly added packages gain to access Catch Up via DStv Now. Where previously,...
Before the internet had evolved into what it is today many job seekers, throughout Africa, would resort to physically handing their CV in at a potentially employer. To add to this, job seekers would also visit job centers as well as look to the local paper in order to find...
Africa is full of innovation. Whether it is a startup, or a multinational company, Africa is bursting with potential when it comes to innovation in the fields of technology, applications, education and the ICT sector. According to fastcompany.com, the latest list of the top 10 Most Innovative Companies in...
On Tuesday 20 February 2018, Vodacom announced that it will be changing its customer care contact numbers to comply with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Number Plan Regulations, 24 March 2016, Government Gazette Number 39861. The numbering plan regulations and standardisation of certain short codes is...
African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent's many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world. Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame is ranked tenth, earning only...
MTN Group announced today that MTN Cote d’Ivoire Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Sérigne Dioum, has been appointed Head of Mobile Financial Services, effective 1 September 2013. Dioum’s appointment comes as MTN renews its focus on value added services in line with the company’s strategic direction. MTN’s new vision and mission...
South African mobile operator Cell C announced today that the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, Robert Pasley has agreed to take up a combined position of Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of Cell C with immediate effect. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Theoretical Physicist, Pasley has a wealth of experience in...
Sun Exchange, a global solar micro-leasing marketplace has announced plans to solar power Western Cape Education Department schools. The first school in the series will be Protea Heights Academy in Cape Town. Sun Exchange enables schools and businesses to have solar power installed with no upfront or on-going operational costs....
MTN South Africa has launched a new international calling promotion that will see customers being provided with the opportunity to call selected destinations from as little as 79 cents per minute. MTN will also introduce the new international calling bundle and subscription offers which will further discount the in-bundle...
Much of 2018’s growth in internet users in Africa has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans. Mobile phone users in Africa are up by more than 20 percent, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6 times since January 2017. The number...
A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile surveying company GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, surveyed 3...
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