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Telkom SA makes headway in union negotiations

August 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom SA makes headway in union negotiations

Telkom South Africa yesterday announced the conclusion of its substantive negotiations with trade unions the Communications Workers Union (CWU), the South African Communications Union (SACU) and Solidarity. The Company met with SACU to sign the three year labour agreement effectively launching Telkom into the implementation phase of the agreement. SACUs...

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ContinuitySA Botswana offers IT Service Continuity training

August 5, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on ContinuitySA Botswana offers IT Service Continuity training

ContinuitySA Botswana is hosting the IT Service Continuity Course in August 2013. The two-day course is targeted at IT and Business Continuity Management (BCM) professionals responsible for the continued uptime of IT services within their organisations....

Zambia: Connect Africa, Likusasa want rural linkup

August 5, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zambia: Connect Africa, Likusasa want rural linkup

Zambia’s rural telecommunications and service solutions company Connect Africa has unveiled a partnership with Zambian engineering and construction firm Likusasa Zambia, which is part of the Likusasa Africa Group. The alliance underpins the companies’ bid...

South Africa: Altron’s new tech services division

August 5, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Altron’s new tech services division

Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) on Friday 02 August announced that a new division namely the Altron TMT (Telecommunications, Multi-media and Information Technology) division will be created following the operative date of the acquisition of...

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

South Africa’s online traffic expected to soar

August 2, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa’s online traffic expected to soar

The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2012-2017) projects that South Africa’s Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will quadruple during the period under review at a compound annual growth rate of 31%. South Africa’s IP traffic (fixed and mobile)...

Altron and Tango to revolutionise the African subscriber’s digital experience

Microsoft SA unveils tech ‘think-tank’

August 1, 2013 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft SA unveils tech ‘think-tank’

Microsoft South Africa has unveiled the first Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) in Africa – a high-tech multi-million rand facility that it says will help local companies of all sizes become more globally competitive by helping develop “next-generation...

MTN appoints Head of Mobile Financial Services

August 1, 2013 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN appoints Head of Mobile Financial Services

MTN Group announced today that MTN Cote d’Ivoire Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Sérigne Dioum, has been appointed Head of Mobile Financial Services, effective 1 September 2013. Dioum’s appointment comes as MTN renews its focus on value added services in...

Baba Jukwa, social media and Zimbabwe

August 1, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Baba Jukwa, social media and Zimbabwe

If there is one thing that is different to the 2008 Zimbabwean elections, it is that the 2013 election has a new ‘candidate’. His name is Baba Jukwa. The anonymous social media icon and commentator, portrayed as a cartoon of an old man and coined ‘the...

Zimbabwe: Track election results online

August 1, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Track election results online

As the Zimbabwean elections draw to a close and vote counting starts across the Southern African nation, voters and citizens will be waiting with baited breath for the results to be made known. But as citizens wait for the results, there are a number of...

social media, Kenya elections

Zimbabwe: authorities extend warning to Web

August 1, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zimbabwe: authorities extend warning to Web

As the polls closed in Zimbabwe on 31 July, following the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections 2013, the role of connectivity and mobility within the voting process has garnered a great deal of interest. The influence of the Internet will come...

Microsoft looks to white spaces to light up Limpopo

July 30, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Microsoft looks to white spaces to light up Limpopo

Microsoft has launched a pilot project in rural Limpopo province, South Africa that aims to deliver high-speed and affordable broadband to underserved communities using so-called “white spaces” technology. The focus of the pilot will be to prove that TV...

South Africa: 1.4-million tablets in three years

July 30, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 1.4-million tablets in three years

According to a recent study by research firm World Wide Worx, South African consumer bought over 1.4-million tablets in a period of three years – from June 2010 to June 2013. At the end of 2012, 960 000 tablet had already been sold. In terms of market...

Technology will ensure world watches Zimbabwe

July 26, 2013 • Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on Technology will ensure world watches Zimbabwe

As the citizens of Zimbabwe head for the polls at the end of July in the country’s 2013 General Election, the internet and social networking in particular look set to play an increasingly relevant role. Given the growth of the country’s ICT sector, the...

Telkom SA works it out with unions

July 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom SA works it out with unions

Developments in the wage dispute between Telkom South Africa and its staff, involving the Communication Workers Union (CWU), the South African Communications Union (SACU) and Solidarity, have taken a new turn with the announcement that a three-year labour...

South Africa – many tech expats ready to reinvest

July 16, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa – many tech expats ready to reinvest

South Africa’s talent migration abroad has created a valuable knowledge network and an untapped asset base that can further the competitiveness of the country, reports The SABLE Accelerator, a global group of South African expats advancing commercial...

Kenya, South Africa lead Africa App Quest pack

July 8, 2013 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Kenya, South Africa lead Africa App Quest pack

Visa and South African Tourism’s quest to find the continent’s best travel app continues with more than 50 companies and individuals having registered so far for the Africa App Quest competition. To date the majority of the entries have come from Kenya...