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Samsung launches Galaxy A series in South Africa

April 11, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung Electronics launched the Galaxy A Series on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 in Johannesburg. The Galaxy A Series follows through on 10 Years of Galaxy Innovation, upgraded for all, at an affordable price. According to Samsung, the new Galaxy A Series is designed for the way people are connecting today – sharing, capturing and consuming [&hellip...

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AfricaOnline launches JOLA service in Ghana

AfricaOnline launches JOLA service in Ghana

April 11, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

AfricaOnline a subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced the launch of its new JOLA service, a high-speed broadband satellite service powered by Avanti’s HYLAS4 satellite that offers 100 per cent coverage of Ghana through...

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

April 11, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

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...

Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

April 10, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. These efforts range from rural electrification in...

MTN launches live 5G Indoor solution at Kyalami International Convention Centre

MTN launches live 5G Indoor solution at Kyalami International Convention Centre

April 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has launched a live 5G indoor solution at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre. This is the first time that MTN SA has deployed a trial 5G network in an indoor business environment with standards-based...

WASPA's new board begins its first term

WASPA’s new board begins its first term

April 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) recently amended its Constitution in a bid to better equip the non-profit industry association to represent the interests of its members while also pursuing a mobile...

Rectron to distribute ROLI in South Africa

Rectron to distribute ROLI in South Africa

April 10, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Rectron has announced that it will distribute ROLI’s musical touch technology in South Africa from April 2019. ROLI’s journey in music technology began with the launch of the Seaboard GRAND, a premium performance synthesiser that essentially reimagined...

Nigeria's Paylater rebrands to become a 'digital financial services platform'

Nigeria’s Paylater rebrands to become a ‘digital financial services platform’

April 9, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Paylater, the Nigerian fintech company specializing in consumer lending, has confirmed its name change in light of its growing banking services.   The company is re-launching as “Carbon“, the rebrand reflects the company’s deliberate...

Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

April 8, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Visa, the global payments technology company and Branch, the most downloaded finance app in Africa, have announced a partnership that will see virtual Visa prepaid debit cards offered to over 2 million consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This partnership...

Nigeria's digital content distribution platform invited to Young Africa Works Summit

Nigeria’s digital content distribution platform invited to Young Africa Works Summit

April 8, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Founders of Nigeria’s digital content distribution platform Publiseer, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, have been invited by the Mastercard Foundation to participate in its Young Africa Works Summit, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on October 17...

Turning urban data into dynamic visualisation with FABRIC

April 8, 2019 • Digital Transformation, West AfricaComments (0)

Siemens launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC at the German Africa Business Summit in Accra, demonstrating how crucial data is in transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart cities of the future. This interactive initiative...

RecruitAGraduate.co.za helps you find skilled graduates

RecruitAGraduate.co.za helps you find skilled graduates

April 8, 2019 • Careers, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African businesses have a new platform to recruit skilled graduates, interns and apprentices and in the process invest in developing South Africa’s bright young talent. RecruitAGraduate.co.za is a new online recruitment platform from the award-winning...

Synthesis partners with Cloudflare

April 7, 2019 • Company News, Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Synthesis Software Technologies (Synthesis) has announced a partnership with Internet performance and security company Cloudflare. Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest networks, which powers more than ten trillion requests per month, accounting for...

Medical oxygen to be made available across the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

Medical oxygen to be made available across the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

April 6, 2019 • East Africa, HealthcareComments (0)

The Amhara Regional Government, the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, the Amhara Regional Health Bureau, the General Electric (GE) Foundation, and Grand Challenges Canada announced the launch of the Amhara Region Oxygen Centre. Located in Bahir Dar,...

Linum Labs hosts Africa’s first ETHGlobal hackathon

April 5, 2019 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Linum Labs hosts Africa’s first ETHGlobal hackathon

Community members, both local and international, will converge at The Lookout in April to attend the first ETHGlobal hackathon on the African continent. ETHCapeTown, hosted by ETHGlobal and Linum Labs, is designed as a hands-on event that encourages...

Africa gets first user experience Lab in South Africa

Africa gets first user experience Lab

April 5, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa gets first user experience Lab

Nihilent, a global consulting and solutions integration company, official opened the first user experience (UX) lab in Africa. Located at Bryanston in South Africa, the lab caters to all type of businesses and verticals B2B and B2C for product/content...