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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. Hisense started in 1969 and focused mainly on televisions. The company acquired the know-how to...

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IBM expands quantum computing to African university

IBM expands quantum computing to African university

June 12, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

South African business travelers demanding digital solutions and hybrid support

South African business travelers demanding digital solutions and hybrid support

June 9, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

According to Travelport’s 2018 Digital Business Traveler Research, tech-savvy In the planning and booking phase, the study revealed that almost half (46 per cent) of business travelers have now used voice search to investigate items like flight times, hotel...

Uber acts to foster a community of mutual respect

Uber to remove riders with bad feedback

June 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Uber has announced a new quality system to remove riders with persistently bad feedback. Soon Uber will begin notifying a small number of riders who have consistently received bad feedback from drivers, that they must improve their behaviour or they could...

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation brings AI to Khayelitsha

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation brings AI to Khayelitsha

June 5, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation and Fliptin Venture Builder will deliver ‘AI in Africa’, a series of high-impact education driven initiatives with a focus on youth empowerment for high school learners through the month of June. ‘AI in Africa’ is...

redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

June 3, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

With South Africa’s unemployment rate hovering around 27 per cent (among the highest in the world), job creation and skills development have arguably become critical to South Africa’s economic and social stability. Fortunately, many business...

Altron BPS launches first-of-its-kind Microsoft Cloud Academy

Altron BPS launches first-of-its-kind Microsoft Cloud Academy

May 31, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Altron BPS launches first-of-its-kind Microsoft Cloud Academy

Altron Bytes People Solutions (Altron BPS) has launched an advanced Microsoft Cloud Academy to upskill professionals to be ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving digital era. This is one of several investment initiatives Altron BPS has made this year to...

Corporate Traveller rolls out chatbot service for South African customers

Corporate Traveller rolls out chatbot service for South African customers

May 31, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Corporate Traveller rolls out chatbot service for South African customers

Corporate Traveller is rolling out Smart Assistant Mobile app to its customers across South Africa. The travel chatbot Sam:] is programmed to keep travellers updated at all times, from weather updates at the destination to information on the traveller’s...

South Africa: SANBS to save more lives using drone technology

South Africa: SANBS to save more lives using drone technology

May 30, 2019 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: SANBS to save more lives using drone technology

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) have showcased how they intend to save more lives using drone technology. The TRON Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a highly specialized aircraft that will be used to...

MTN, Barclays to broaden financial inclusion in Zambia

MTN, Barclays to broaden financial inclusion in Zambia

May 30, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Barclays to broaden financial inclusion in Zambia

MTN Zambia, Barclays Zambia and JUMO have announced the commercial launch of KASAKA – a unique, short term mobile saving product. This interest-bearing savings account is available to all MTN Mobile Money users through Barclays Zambia. KASAKA, the next step...

SAICA, UJ launch 4IR online learning programmes

SAICA, UJ launch 4IR online learning programmes

May 29, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SAICA, UJ launch 4IR online learning programmes

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) in partnership with the SAICA to launch a first-of-its-kind series of short online learning programmes to equip accountants with skills to navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). 4IR for Accountants is the first of...

Mobicel launches Trendy 2 in South Africa

Mobicel launches Trendy 2 in South Africa

May 28, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobicel launches Trendy 2 in South Africa

Mobicel, the South African smartphone brand, has launched the Trendy 2 – an affordable LTE-enabled smartphone that runs on the Android PGo platform. The device features a 5.45-inch display, a 2 megapixel front camera, 5 megapixel back camera and 8GB of...