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Mxit appoints Michael Jordaan as Chairman

September 30, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mxit appoints Michael Jordaan as Chairman

Former CEO of FNB Michael Jordaan has been appointed as the chairman of popular chatting application and website Mxit. According to the company, Jordaan will not be receiving a monthly remuneration just yet, but will be issued shares in the company instead. “I have been watching Mxit with interest for several years now. It is difficult [&hellip...

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Mimecast SA going after the enterprise

September 30, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mimecast SA going after the enterprise

Executive leadership at local unified email management services provider Mimecast South Africa is forthright about the Company’s ambition to step up efforts to engage and capture more of the enterprise segment. Describing their conquests in this space to...

Telkom SA’s turnaround gaining momentum says CEO

September 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom SA’s turnaround gaining momentum says CEO

Telkom considers its Annual General Meeting, conducted on Friday, 27 September, a success as all proposed resolutions, ordinary and special, have been passed by the shareholders. Says Telkom Group CEO Sipho Maseko, “This outcome is extremely encouraging as...

Acer Africa appoints AxizWorkgroup as official Server Distributor

September 26, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Acer Africa appoints AxizWorkgroup as official Server Distributor

Acer has announced AxizWorkgroup has been appointed as the sole distributor for Acer Altos servers. AxizWorkgroup is a leading IT hardware and software distributor with branches in Midrand, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and...

QualityLife Company to host Wired Women’s Conference

September 26, 2013 • Events, Southern AfricaComments Off on QualityLife Company to host Wired Women’s Conference

On 15 October QualityLife Company will host the third Annual Wired Women’s Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng. Debby Edelstein, CEO of QualityLife Company says that the tides of tech are changing with the steady rise...

Merge business analysis with systems thinking for best automation results

September 25, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Merge business analysis with systems thinking for best automation results

“Companies that can augment their business analysis with sound systems thinking will optimise their internal processes, reduce inefficiencies and boost their bottom line,” says Alexander Mehlhorn, CEO of software development company Framework One. “But...

Orange Botswana launches Visa card

September 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Orange Botswana launches Visa card

As part of its effort to encourage users to conduct business across mobile and IT platforms, Orange Botswana has launched its Visa card.  Users will be able to use the Card and their mobile phones to initiate financial services and shop online. CEO of...

SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

South African mobile social network, Mxit, has appointed Francois Swart as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Swart stepped into the role of acting CEO in October 2012. Shareholder Paul Harris says, “Francois has been the de facto CEO for almost a year now...

Airtel Zambia launches new top-up promotion

September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Airtel Zambia launches new top-up promotion

In an effort to continue to boost mobile phone use and the country’s telecom sector, Airtel Zambia announced the launch of a new promotion dubbed “Itebete” that allows customers to call and browse for free, and stand the chance of winning cash...

Telkom SA reduces tariffs in Competition Commission agreement

September 19, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom SA reduces tariffs in Competition Commission agreement

Telkom SA today announced tariff reductions on certain wholesale products in keeping with the obligations in this regard in the settlement agreement reached with the Competition Commission, which was made an order of the Competition Tribunal on 18 July 2013....

Tech to drive business advantage in 2018

Battling the brain drain

September 18, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Battling the brain drain

Due to a unique mix of economic and political variables, South Africa continues to suffer the devastatingconsequences of a seemingly unstoppable brain drain says Gys Kappers, CEO of WyseTalk. “As we bleed skills and knowledge, organisations’ output and...

Convergence keeping Neotel on the move

September 17, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Convergence keeping Neotel on the move

Things seem to be going very well at South African converged communications network operator Neotel and the company’s executive leadership gives little credence to ongoing speculation surrounding the sale of the company. Its latest financial results –...

The dark side of Cloud

September 12, 2013 • Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on The dark side of Cloud

In every technology publication I open, every business symposium I attend, every CIO roundtable I facilitate, we hear about the next wave of change branded “Cloud”. CIO’s are warned that this wave is building up like a tsunami and will change the...

Abu Dhabi, Botswana ink ICT agreement

September 12, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Abu Dhabi, Botswana ink ICT agreement

In a move seen as a major coup for Botswana’s Information Communications and Technology sector, the country’s government has inked a new MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Abu Dhabi for ICT knowledge sharing and capacity building. According...

Liquid Telecom connects Zimbabwe to WACS

September 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Liquid Telecom connects Zimbabwe to WACS

Internet service provider Liquid Telecom completed Zimbabwe’s first direct fibre connection to the West African Cable System (WACS), which will provide the Southern African nation with an alternative route for internet traffic. “The link has been...

Airtel customers can bank on Metropolitan

September 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Airtel customers can bank on Metropolitan

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the establishment of a strategic partnership with MMI Holdings Limited (MMI), a leading insurance-based...