Facebook has launched its Climate Science Information Centre to sub–Saharan Africa, beginning with South Africa and Nigeria. This is expected to be part of the social platform's "commitment to connecting people to accurate, expert advice and information about global developments that affect their lives". The centre, available in 16 countries aims...
Bob van Dijk, CEO of Naspers and Prosus believes that Amazon may not enter South Africa’s eCommerce sector “any time soon”. According to TechCentral, a key reason for this is "Naspers-controlled e-retailer Takealot.com is doing a really, really good job serving South African online consumers". “We look closely at the...
Huawei Mobile Services has launched its latest version of Huawei AppGallery, featuring a new and enhanced way to discover content for users in South Africa. According to the company, the update "empowers users to smoothly discover an array of new apps, games, and resources on the platform and delve deeper...
Rectron has added NZXT software-powered hardware solutions for PC gaming to its portfolio. According to the company, NZXT is dedicated to providing "premium PC gaming products and services that combine affordability, functionality, engineering and design to achieve extraordinary gaming experiences". Through this partnership, Rectron will distribute the complete range of NZXT products...
FlySafair has officially launched a new mobile app for Android and iOS. The app has been designed to give users an easy way to search, book, and manage flights directly from their phone - while also adjusting to travelling in the New COVID-19 Normal. “We’ve been crafting an app for...
Paratus and Telecom Namibia have agreed to land subsea cable, Equiano, in Namibia. This move is expected to provide Namibian networks with greater capacity, stimulate economic growth and support a competitive telecommunication sector. “This is a major milestone for Paratus," says Paratus Group CEO, Barney Harmse. "We are honoured to...
King Price and Secura have introduced an app-based emergency response service, code red, in South Africa. In an emergency situation, app users can hit the panic button and the nearest armed response or emergency service vehicle will be dispatched. Code red taps into a network of more than 280 armed...
In an age where a business is now largely conducted online, access to reliable and fast internet connection is now more important than ever. Due to COVID-19, supply chain systems and customer service have moved online, and business broadband is playing an essential role in making this happen. The pandemic...
Investec has provided ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox, with access to debt facilities to fund their fibre rollout plans. “The roll-out of fibre via our subsidiary Frogfoot, is key to helping revolutionise the lives of local families and businesses, by providing a fast, affordable and reliable platform for communication," says Jacques...
In South Africa, load shedding is expected to continue as power demand exceeds supply and more downtime is needed for overdue maintenance of the system. It is estimated that load shedding could have cost South Africa as much as R338 billion over the past 10 years, according to a report...
Nutanix has appointed James Sturrock as Systems Engineering Director for Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa (WEURSSA). He will be responsible for all technical resources in the WEURSSA region as they engage with end-users and channel and OEM partners. Commenting on his appointment, Sturrock says “I am thrilled to be taking on...
Satellite internet service, Starlink is now available for pre-order in South Africa. The SpaceX subsidiary is offering a limited number of subscribers the chance to experience its high-speed, low-latency broadband beta service - said to be suited for areas where connectivity has been unreliable or completely unavailable. Starlink uses satellites...
Telkom has introduced an unlimited voice plan offer for small businesses in South Africa. This product is expected to allow subscribers to save up to 30% on calls for just R199 per month. “Through the unlimited voice calls product, we are subsidising the Small & Medium Business customers who have...
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has proven 'minimally effective' against the South African variant, according to the Wits Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics (VIDA) research unit. So far, South Africa has received one million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. In an official report, researchers from South Africa and the UK found that...
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent a staggering 98% of business in South Africa today. The fact that SMEs also employ between 50 and 60% of the country's workforce and are responsible for a quarter of the job growth in the private sector - according to McKinsey - means...
Telkom has announced the appointment of Dirk Reyneke as Chief Financial Officer - to be taken on with immediate effect. He succeeds Tsholofelo Molefe who has resigned to join MTN Group. According to TechCentral, Reyneke was previously CFO of Telkom’s wholesale division, Openserve, and before that, he was CFO of...
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