The Shoprite Group made its second minority investment in a South African tech start-up this year.  In the most recent transaction, the retailer is among a group of companies, led by Buffet Investments and KLT, in an undisclosed expansion round in Omnisient, Africa’s first privacy-preserving data collaboration platform provider.   “We...
Pan-African cryptocurrency leader, Yellow Card has made another significant stride in the industry, becoming the first cryptocurrency company on the continent to be granted a Virtual Asset Service Provider licence to operate in Botswana. The licence, in accordance with Section 11 of the Virtual Asset Act, 2022,  was issued...
The days of one-size-fits-all printing solutions are long gone. Today, businesses across all industries demand bespoke responses to all their printing, production, digital office and document management requirements. And Konica Minolta remains one of the premier commercial services providers that these discerning organisations turn to for precisely such innovative...
Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, today announces that its Zambia subsidiary, Airtel Networks Zambia plc (‘Airtel Zambia’), has purchased 60 MHz of additional spectrum spread across the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands from the...
Tingg’s uptake across Africa is in high gear, with products like In-store payments which leverage mobile money and mobile banking as payment methods through USSD and QR Codes Cellulant Zambia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with the Lusaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to offer digital payments to...
As highlighted in a recent Front Office BPO Omnibus Survey, South Africa is a top CX offshore destination for global clients. Thanks to South Africa’s contact centre experience, competitive pricing and factors such as our neutral English accent, the country is a leading contender for global business, which is...
When it comes to reporting on cybercrime, we tend to only come across stories impacting major companies or industries. Apart from the obvious reputational damage, we don't really grasp the consequences of something like a data breach on a company and its customers. There are no headline articles about the troubles...
To secure and procure reliable energy, MTN South Africa this week launched a request for proposal (RFP) which will see the MTN Headquarters becoming a completely “green” office. Phase 1 involves the procurement of providers for alternative energy rooftops and solar carparks and this forms part of the company’s broader...
Mukuru, a leading next-generation financial services platform in Southern Africa, and WeThinkCode, an academy that delivers a world-class coding curriculum for dynamic youth while addressing the industry skills shortage, hosted a women-only hackathon at the end of Women’s Month aimed at providing an opportunity for young women to showcase...
Global payments company Visa has appointed Lineshree Moodley as its new Country Head for South Africa (SA). Lineshree will be responsible for the development and implementation of Visa’s growth strategy in the region and will be part of the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) leadership team at Visa. Lineshree’s appointment is in line...
South African fibre internet provider Vuma’s 2021 Fibre Reach Survey indicates that considerably more homes are upgrading to fibre internet in township communities. In addition, more people are now streaming content and opting for a fixed internet fee in 2021 compared to the previous year. Vuma’s survey reveals that almost all...
Less than 40% of South African security operations (SecOps) professionals are very confident in their ability to adapt to new online threats, with 34% only somewhat confident. While 18% are not confident in their ability to deal with continuously evolving threats, over 10% are undecided. This was part of a...
Binance, one of the world’s leading blockchain ecosystems and cryptocurrency infrastructure providers, has relaunched its futures products in South Africa via a partnership with Fivewest OTC Desk (PTY) LTD, one of the country’s leading fintech service providers for trading pairs. The relaunch of these products included a significant period of...
South African digital banking group Capitec is disrupting the local prepaid market with the launch of Capitec Connect: a new prepaid solution for voice, data and SMS. At R4.50 per 100 Megabytes or R45 per Gigabyte, Capitec Connect data is apparently on average 50% below the normal market price, and the rates...
Clickatell, a CPaaS innovator and Chat Commerce leader, discussed with attendees at its Connect Interact and Transact (CIT) annual Joburg event on Tuesday the new era of Chat Commerce and how businesses can lay the groundwork for a completely new way of serving customers. Big-name local brands also gave real-world...
Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, has announced the creation of its new Global Advisory Board (GAB), comprised of "distinguished" experts in public policy, government, finance, economics, and corporate governance. The Global Advisory Board, chaired by former US Senator and Ambassador to China, Max Baucus,...
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