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A look at African ICT News regionally

A global shortage of cybersecurity professionals has become so severe that companies are increasingly at risk from hacking and industrial espionage. Protecting data and defending corporate networks is poised to be one of the most in-demand careers of the future. Yet companies are already struggling to fill job vacancies,...
Africa’s mobile users are increasingly concerned about the mobile risks and the potential for digital identity theft; however, this is not stopping them from using their favourite messaging platforms and applications. This emerged in new research carried out by KnowBe4 among smartphone users in Nigeria, Mauritius, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya,...
Huawei's latest addition to the FreeBuds series, the FreeBuds 4i, are now available in South Africa. The all-new True Wireless Stereo Bluetooth earphones offer users high-quality sound with long-lasting battery life, active noise cancellation and intuitive controls. With the help of customized internal components such as its 10mm dynamic, the Huawei FreeBuds...
Telkom South Africa has introduced a new tariff plan - Thola More - that will include data and extra SMS and calling benefits upon recharging. The telco revealed that this new plan will replace its voice-focused offering – SIM Sonke. Telkom Thola More is a prepaid tariff plan that offers prepaid...
Climate change combined with unsustainable farming practices has exhausted African soil — leaving much of the ground unfarmable.   In the future, a major reduction in crop yield and productivity is likely to be seen as a consequence of the extreme weather conditions and unviable farming techniques. In fact, the production...
Huawei's newest flagship smartphone - the Mate40 Pro - is officially available in South Africa. The device incorporates Kirin 9000, the world’s first 5nm 5G SoC; Ultra Vision Cine Camera technology and user-friendly AI. The Mate40 Pro comes with the Huawei 88° Horizon Display, an ultra-curved display featuring an 88-degree...
Telkom has been appointed as one of the official service providers, under the RT15-2021 Transversal contract, to provide government institutions with Mobile Communication Services for the period commencing 1 April 2021 and ending 31 March 2026. The Transversal Contract RT15-2021 is a 5-year tender that offers the successful mobile service...
The South African National Treasury has awarded Vodacom with a new mobile communication services contract. “Truly, we are excited to continue our partnership with government for another five years and we will deliver to accelerate its digitalisation programme through the new RT15-2021 transversal contract," says Chief Officer for Vodacom Business, William...
MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) has revealed that its South African subscribers will now be able to cash-in and cash-out at Pick n Pay stores across the country, offering consumers a secure and cost-effective means of transacting that also alleviates the risks of managing cash.  “We're pleased to extend our relationship with...
Cell C has been appointed as one of the preferred service providers to the South African Government for the delivery of mobile communication services. This is for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026. The mobile communication services contract is known as RT15-2021 and was previously held exclusively...
MTN South Africa has been appointed by the National Treasury as the new mobile provider to the Government. The contract allows for all entities of state to "utilise the contract for mobile communication services, which will further assist with cost containment". The scale of the government’s requirements is expected to...
Apple Pay - Apple's digital payment platform - is now available in South Africa. The service allows users to load their bank cards - from supported banks like Absa, Discovery Bank, and Nedbank - onto their Apple devices in order to make contactless payments. According to Discovery Bank, every Apple...
DiDi Chuxing Technology Co has announced it would launch a ride-hailing service in South Africa. The Chinese company already has more than 600 million users across Asia, Latin America & Russia. In a statement, DiDi says it "understands the challenges communities and the transportation industry face with the evolution of...
Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid) has announced the successful completion of two key digital corridors - NLD5 and NLD6 connecting Durban to Cape Town via the inland route. The completion of this fibre network is expected to support the surging demand for high-speed internet as an increasing number of local businesses...
Bolt has officially launched a new food delivery service in Kenya after announcing this plan in 2020. So far the service - which aims to give users access to restaurants and menus from the palm of their hands - has partnered with around 200 restaurants, including KFC, Big Square, Pizza...
Payflex has launched its buy now pay later online retail service to South Africa. The company - which has seen extraordinary popularity in Australia, the USA and Europe - lets users shop online and pay later, interest-free over six weeks. “Traditionally paying via instalments in South Africa has been associated...
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