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Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

February 22, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You’re at work or laying in bed, and with a simple click of the mouse you can book a dream vacation or the latest curved smart television, or your weekly groceries can be delivered to your doorstep. And even better, most often the online shopping experience [&hellip...

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South African bank intensifies fight against debit order fraud

South African bank sharpens fight against debit order fraud

February 22, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a bid to continue combating the scourge of rouge debit orders impacting the industry and some of its customers, FNB has waived the fee for stopping unauthorised debit orders through its electronic banking channels and is also actively clamping down on...

EOH and LSD Information Technology partner to lead open source in Africa

EOH and LSD Information Technology partner to lead open source in Africa

February 21, 2018 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

EOH has announced the acquisition of LSD Information Technology (LSD), a company specialising in Linux and enterprise open source technology. The partnership addresses an identified gap in the market by bringing the value and innovation that open source...

Taxi app for local minibus taxi industry launches in South Africa

Taxi app for local minibus taxi industry launches in South Africa

February 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

AftaRobot, a transport management technology platform aimed at every touch point in the South African minibus taxi industry, officially launched on, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 in Johannesburg. Designed to run on a mobile device, the app allows commuters...

Huawei's safety expert unpacks the need for mission-critical communication in Africa

Huawei’s safety expert unpacks the need for mission-critical communication in Africa

February 21, 2018 • Features, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Peter Goulding, Global Public Safety Expert, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Technologies who unpacked the importance of establishing mission-critical communications in Africa at the Technology Innovation Conference held in...

South African Finance Minister launches online budget data portal

South African Finance Minister launches online budget data portal

February 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba announced the launch of an online budget data portal on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 in Parliament, Cape Town. Vulekamali, is IsiZulu and can be translated to “opening up the country’s money”, is an...

How to survive your digital transformation

How to survive your digital transformation

February 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

2018 is lining up to be the year of Digital Transformation. Just about every organisation looking to remain viable in the growing digital marketplace, has some sort of digital transformation in progress or one in the planning stages for this year. But digital...

Mobile consumers warned to only transact with WASPA members

Mobile consumers warned to only transact with WASPA members

February 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 20 February 2018, South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers Association (WASPA) warned mobile consumers about engaging in mobile-based communications with companies that are not members of the organisation. According to the association,...

Non-profits need to become tech smart

Non-profits need to become tech smart

February 20, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

From savvy millennials to retirees who have time and a wealth of knowledge under their belt, the way we give is increasingly becoming digital. Data released by www.forgood.co.za, a digital platform that connects people and corporates to reputable causes,...

Vodacom's NarrowBand Internet of Things Network now commercially available

Vodacom changes customer care numbers due to ICASA regulation

February 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 20 February 2018, Vodacom announced that it will be changing its customer care contact numbers to comply with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Number Plan Regulations, 24 March 2016, Government Gazette Number 39861....

Facebook partners the Nelson Mandela Foundation in its centenary year

Facebook partners the Nelson Mandela Foundation in its centenary year

February 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook has announced a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation in celebrating Nelson Mandela’s centenary and legacy under the theme: “Be the Legacy”. The company has a three-year partnership to support The Nelson Mandela archive. Aiming...

How SMEs can use mobile marketing to reach the planet’s population

How SMEs can use mobile marketing to reach the planet’s population

February 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In 2018, an estimated 65.9 percent of the world’s population will own a mobile phone. This prediction by the international GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) Association has implications for the way under-pressure SMEs reach their customers....

Encryption - the good and the bad

Encryption – The good and the bad

February 20, 2018 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Encryption exists to protect data from unauthorised access by translating it into a format that is unreadable without a decryption or secret key. However, the very method used to keep data safe is also being used to compromise it. The likes of Ransomware is...

Ansys announced as track sponsor of IOTFA2018

IOTFA 2018 reveals list of top class partners

February 20, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The second edition of IoT Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018) has confirmed a number of top quality strategic partners for the conference which will take place on the 14th and 15th of March 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. IOTFA 2018 will bring together an...

The future of self-driving cars in South Africa

The future of self-driving cars in South Africa

February 20, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The introduction of self-driving cars looks set to change the way people commute in the very near future. Although some motorists might be feeling trepidation about the prospect of handing over control to a fully automated machine, many around the world are...

Blended learning initiative 'No-Pay' MBA to launch in April

Blended learning initiative ‘No-Pay’ MBA to launch in April 2018

February 19, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Professionals who are looking to pursue a business education, without going into debt, can now access the option through the ‘No-Pay’ MBA which combines online learning (MOOCs) with weekly meetups and job-based assignments ‘No-Pay’ MBA...