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Chika Nwaogu, CEO and creator of Playfre

Playfre, Nigeria’s answer to Spotify, achieves 100,000 streams two weeks after its launch

June 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Playfre, Africa’s first indigenous music streaming platform, has recorded 100,00 streams just two weeks after it launched. Playfre was launched on 1 May 2019 as a free music streaming platform that allows Africans to access over 45 million songs. The platform was created by Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu, who is also behind popular African social...

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instax mini LiPlay launches in South Africa

FUJIFILM instax mini LiPlay launches in South Africa

June 19, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

FUJIFILM introduced its latest instant camera, the instax mini LiPlay at the FUJIFILM PrintLife Exhibition, currently taking place at Sandton City in Johannesburg. Featuring never before seen in FUJIFILM’s line-up of point, shoot and print cameras, the...

Two young South African app developers continue to push boundaries

June 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

18-year-old Brandon Kynoch and 21-year-old Dieter Kunze are two South African creative developers who are inspiring the younger generation of South Africans to become a part of the world of programming and coding. Brandon Kynoch’s most recent gaming...

40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

June 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fears surrounding protecting digital privacy have made consumers more anxious about the use and distribution of their personal information on the Internet. And a recent report by Kaspersky Lab called ‘The true value of digital privacy: are consumers selling...

The Nokia 3.2 with upgraded features launches in South Africa

The Nokia 3.2 launches in South Africa

June 19, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The home of Nokia phones, HMD Global, has announced that starting from the 19 June 2019 the Nokia 3.2 will be available for purchase from Vodacom stores and retail partners for an estimated price of R2,399.00 or R179 per month. The device is available in...

Only 19% of South Africans fully understand cryptocurrencies, study reveals

Only 19% of South Africans fully understand cryptocurrencies, study reveals

June 18, 2019 • Finance, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky has released a survey that reveals just how little of the South African population fully understands the workings of cryptocurrencies, despite there being considerable interest in this fairly new technology. In the report titled ‘Uncharted...

Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

June 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s online shopping platform, Jumia, is attempting to bridge the ever-increasing unemployment gap by empowering young women. The company launched its ‘Women & Youth Empowerment’ pilot programme in Yaba, Lagos on Friday, 14th June...

Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

Nokia, UNICEF to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

June 14, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the...

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

June 14, 2019 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

GE Healthcare hosted a two-day “Healthcare Dialogues” event in Ghana, bringing together public and private sectors’ industry stakeholders including policymakers, healthcare professionals, decision makers, academia, investors and financing...

Hisense launches new products to the South African market

Hisense launches new products to the South African market

June 13, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hisense launched a number of new products to the South African market, including two brand new smartphones, 4K 100-inch Laser TV, and an interactive screen for video conference with interactive touch screen, boasting 4K UHD resolution for vivid presentations....

PayU launches operations in Kenya

PayU launches operations in Kenya

June 12, 2019 • East Africa, FinanceComments Off on PayU launches operations in Kenya

  PayU has been a licensed operator in Kenya since February 2019 and launched payment services for the region. Kenya, as the power hub for East Africa is superbly positioned for expansion into the rest of Africa. “Kenya is a powerful and growing...

IBM expands quantum computing to African university

IBM expands quantum computing to African university

June 12, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM expands quantum computing to African university

IBM announced the expansion of it’s quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in South Africa. Wits University is the first African partner on the IBM Q Network and will be the...

WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to South Africa

WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to South Africa

June 12, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to South Africa

Digital money transfer company WorldRemit has launched WorldRemit for Business, a new service that enables small and medium-sized business owners to pay their employees and contractors in 140 countries worldwide, including fast-growing markets such as Ghana,...

Facebook holds day of education for South Africa's young entrepreneurs

Facebook hosts day of education for South Africa’s young entrepreneurs

June 11, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Facebook hosts day of education for South Africa’s young entrepreneurs

More than 300 young entrepreneurs and marketers gathered on 8 June at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg for Facebook’s Youth Enterprise and Skills Day in partnership with the Department of Small Business Development. The event aimed...

Cell C launches Whatsapp Boosta

Cell C launches Whatsapp Boosta

June 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C launches Whatsapp Boosta

Cell C has launched Whatsapp Boosta, a promotional product available from 7 June to 31 August 2019. WhatsApp Boosta allows customers to boost their 1, 5 and 30-day data bundles with additional data to use exclusively on WhatsApp. Customers can enjoy the...

Absa launches graduate recruitment programme

Absa launches graduate recruitment programme

June 10, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Absa launches graduate recruitment programme

Absa has launched its evolved graduate recruitment programme, the Gen A Grad Programme, which has advanced from its Rising Eagles Graduate Programme. The Gen A Grad Programme focuses on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) combined with...