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The rise of mobile experience in Africa

January 22, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Across Africa, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users vary greatly, even for countries with similar 4G availability. While users in South Africa, Morocco, Senegal and Kenya connect to 4G signals on average between 72% and 75% of the time, download speeds vary from just 4.4 Mbps in Senegal to 14.4 Mbps in South Africa. [&hellip...

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The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

January 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The role and impact of AI made headlines last year, and this was most notable during major shopping dates. The Far East’s 24-hour shopping extravaganza saw Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba clock up a record US$31 billion in sales.1 It’s estimated...

LG to launch LG Q Stylus+ in February

LG to launch LG Q Stylus+ in February 2019

January 21, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

LG Electronics has announced the new LG Q Stylus, the latest model in the expanding Q series midrange smartphones. The LG Q Stylus features handwritten input for those times when writing is more productive and expressive than typing. Depending on the market,...

ICT companies to drive exponential growth in the South Africa

January 20, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Major multinational ICT companies can help drive exponential growth in the South African ICT industry by doing more to develop local skills, companies and partners, says Simbo Ntshinka, managing director of black-owned enterprise communications provider Itec...

Demonstrating the latest K9 explosive detection tech at Securex 2019

Demonstrating the latest K9 explosive detection tech at Securex 2019

January 20, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Vapor Wake K9 SA will be showcasing the Vapor Wake method of training working dogs in the detection of explosives and other illicit substances – the first organisation outside the US to offer this advanced type of canine technology – as the official...

Clientèle launches multi-purposes platform

Clientèle launches multi-purposes platform

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

Clientèle Limited has announced the launch of Clientèle App for policyholders and provides them with a platform to redeem Clientèle Rewards as well as allows them to claim, view their policies, premiums and payments, manage their policies 24 hours a day,...

Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

January 19, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face – a volatile rand, Eskom load shedding, tax and labour laws – are beyond your control....

Digital disruption transforms insurance

Digital disruption transforms insurance

January 18, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

According to Shingie Maramba, Business Development Manager at SilverBridge, South African insurers must embrace digital disruption and the associated technologies to remain competitive and provide customers with a more immersive experience. “Even though...

New Digital Skills partnership tackles skills shortage in South Africa

January 18, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Digital Skills Partnership is a strategic collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning the traditionally onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth. 98% of South African...

Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2019

Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2019

January 18, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

  Schneider Electric launched Go Green in the City 2019, its annual global student contest to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient and sustainable cities. Now in its ninth year, Go Green in the City is a major...

Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

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

  Cofense, a provider of human-focused phishing defence solutions which enable people to identify, report, and mitigate such threats as spear phishing and malware, is keenly aware that small businesses are significant targets for cyber attackers. This is...

SAIPA: Accountants Must Pioneer AI Solutions

SAIPA: Accountants must Pioneer AI Solutions

January 17, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

There’s been much talk in the press about the robotisation of accounting and how artificial intelligence (AI) will inevitably make professional accountants obsolete. According to Faith Ngwenya, Technical and Standards Executive at the South African...

WorldRemit launches in South Africa

January 16, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hello #SouthAfrica! Customers based in 🇿🇦 can now send money to friends and family in 145+ countries worldwide — as easy as sending an instant message. Here’s Andrew Stewart, our MD for Middle East and Africa, sharing the news with @cnbcafrica...

Energy efficiency puts cash back in your pocket

Energy efficiency puts cash back in your pocket

January 16, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Energy efficiency is often seen as a ‘nice to have’ or only for ‘big corporations’ but not applicable at home or small to medium businesses because it is expensive or not necessary. “It is this kind of thinking that delays the implementation of...

Helios Towers partners Vulatel on South African infrastructure

Helios Towers partners Vulatel on South African infrastructure

January 16, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Helios Towers has entered into a partnership with Vulatel to work on expanding South Africa’s mobile and fixed-line infrastructure, saying that they aim to make “major greenfield wireless and fixed-line telecoms infrastructure investments”....

Zimbabwe kills its internet over protests

Zimbabwe kills internet over protests

January 16, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Zimbabwe’s government is limiting access to the internet – and social media specifically – in an attempt to stifle violent protests that have broken out in response to skyrocketing fuel prices. Protests broke out across the country after...