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Ukheshe has entered into an agreement to acquire Oltio, a digital payments platform that supports Masterpass - Mastercard’s QR payment service in South Africa with more than 300,000 merchants and billers. The use of QR codes in South Africa provides merchants of all sizes – from large retailers chains to...
Tigo Ghana in partnership with International NGO, Reach for Change have launched the Tigo Digital Changemakers Award.  This year, Tigo is looking for innovations that focus on education, broadening digital inclusion and support business entrepreneurship. The annual competition aims to identify and support social entrepreneurs with digital tools and technology...
According to a report by The East African... Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have agreed to reduce the cost of sending a SMS across the three countries. During a regional summit in Kigali, which was held on 6 March 2015, the three partner states agreed that the wholesale price for SMS...
Another week has gone by where technology news has been dominating the headlines both across Africa and around the world. This past week was the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where the who's who is African ITC converged on the CTICC and a number of stories emerged...
New guidebooks are being released this year that profile some of Africa's most innovative and impactful startups. Covering start-ups in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, and Kenya. These startup guide books shine a spotlight on companies tackling overarching socio-economic issues, the people behind them and the communities backing...
Hyundai recently unveiled the first Electric Vehicle assembled in Nigeria. At the launch, Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Nigeria's Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says that the introduction of electric vehicles to the country is a sign of "advancing towards a vibrant economy". He went on to...
Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. But what are the possibilities for the Botswanan government and companies to embracing digital initiatives? With internet penetration in...
Only one doctor is available for every 1,250 patients in South Africa, across its vast expanse, with an urgent need to increase its cohort of specialists. This shortage of medical professionals costs the country in terms of the negative impact on people’s health and the increased price of healthcare provision...
GirlCode, a social enterprise that aims to empower young girls and women through technology, will be hosting its fifth annual GirlCodeHack from 3 – 5 August 2018. The hackathon will be the largest all-female hackathon in South Africa, with over 400 participants expected. Computer programmers and others involved in software...
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has refreshed its mobile banking application to enhance its capabilities and guarantee tighter security features as the lender deepens its digital banking agenda. According to the KCB, with the new look App, users are able to perform a wider array of transactions ranging from paying utilities,...
Liquid Telecom SA, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with The Western Cape Government (WCG) to increase the number of free public Wi-Fi hotspots across the region from 178 to 1,600. This will mean that 6.6 million residents will soon have greater access to public...
On the heels of SAP Africa’s recent announcement of an agreement with the World Bank to consolidate skills development efforts in Africa, SAP Africa today announced that the first group of students, from Kenya, have successfully graduated from the Skills for Africa training certification. The training that has been conducted...
Telkom SA's mobile division announced that SIM-SONKE subscribers will now be able to make calls from anywhere in the country. Previously customers were able to make calls only where Telkom Mobile has network coverage. "We introduced SIM-SONKE as a community based product that dramatically lowered the rate for people who...
Nigerian cab service, Holla Cab, will be launching very soon according to the country chief executive, Edward Essien. The ride hailing service will work through an app that would allow any Nigerian to book taxi cab ride at the tap of a phone button. The app will also be...
Angola Cables has opened its carrier-neutral data centre, AngoNAP Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil. The Tier III designed data centre will cater for the growing demand in content and data transmission in the Southern hemisphere. This interconnection point will enable African entities to develop and expand their businesses in Brazil, Latin...
Here in South Africa, the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector is considered to be relatively new. There are many differences faced by crypto enthusiasts and traders when utilising crypto exchanges to trade when compared to the international markets. One glaring difference is the price difference when purchasing cryptocurrencies via local exchanges....
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