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Microsoft sponsors 2014 MTN App of the Year Awards

August 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft sponsors 2014 MTN App of the Year Awards

Microsoft has announced a sponsorship of two new categories for the 2014 MTN App of the Year Awards. The categories include best app on the Windows platform and best app use of Microsoft cloud services. “The local developer community is growing and requires support from big business to fully reach its potential. No matter what [&hellip...

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Rudi Matjokana returns to Vodacom

South Africa: Vodacom to cater for SMBs with LTE offering

August 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Vodacom to cater for SMBs with LTE offering

Vodacom Business has recently extended its Long Term Evolution (LTE) offering to cater for small businesses with Vodacom Broadband Connect LTE. According to Vodacom Business, the service has been designed to support companies with up to four employees....

BCX shareholders vote in favour of Telkom acquisition

August 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on BCX shareholders vote in favour of Telkom acquisition

With the recent announcement of Isaac Mophatlane taking over the reins as CEO of Business Connexion (BCX), the company has now revealed that its shareholders have indeed voted in favour of the offer by Telkom SA to acquire the entire share capital of BCX. The...

Rudi Matjokana returns to Vodacom

South Africa: Meet Vodacom’s R549 smartphone

August 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Meet Vodacom’s R549 smartphone

Vodacom has launched the Smart Kicka, a new smartphone that is intended to appeal to the pockets of consumers looking for a cost-conscious smartphone. According to Vodacom, the device is the first ever Vodacom-branded device. The device has been designed to...

Massive earth tremor hits South Africa – Social Media reacts

August 5, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Massive earth tremor hits South Africa – Social Media reacts

On Tuesday 5 August 2014, residents in Johannesburg experienced a massive earth tremor that shook Johannesburg and surrounding areas. The tremor could be felt from the IT News Africa office building in Houghton Estate, and all across Boksburg, Pretoria,...

FNB

FNB offers iPhone price cut in SA

August 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FNB offers iPhone price cut in SA

FNB has revealed that it has cut the price of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. According to FNB, these prices are available to new and existing customers who sign up during the month of August. South Africa’s smart phone user base is growing rapidly and it...

Check Point research finds security flaw in Android smartphones

Google & Pep working on cost conscious Android for SA

August 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Google & Pep working on cost conscious Android for SA

South Africa’s cost conscious clothing retailer Pep Stores, and software giant Google are allegedly teaming up to create an Android operating system that is essentially lighter on the pockets and bank accounts of South African citizens. To prevent...

MTN Business App

MTN voted most popular tech company in SA

August 4, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN voted most popular tech company in SA

South Africans have reaffirmed their love for the MTN brand by voting it as one of the most popular technology companies, according to the findings of the Ask Afrika survey. The Ask Africa brand winners are based on 15,169 interviews conducted by the Target...

Super-group of quadrocopters to be showcased in SA

August 1, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Super-group of quadrocopters to be showcased in SA

A super-group of quadrocopters that work together and operate without remote control, are on their way to Cape Town to demonstrate their astonishing manoeuvres and feats. The roboticists that make these machines dance, build towers, catch balls and juggle...

Vodacom Business

Vodacom Business unveils new data centre

July 31, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Business unveils new data centre

Vodacom Business has opened a new data centre in Midrand, which is in line with Vodacom’s new cloud strategy. The facility is designed to meet the increased demand for hosted services across the country. According to the company, Vodacom Business has...

Cell C CEO steps down

Cell C to ask bondholders for debt extension

July 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C to ask bondholders for debt extension

South African mobile operator Cell C said that it would extend the maturity date of Euro 160 million of senior debt. As a part of the transaction, Cell C has offered to buy back debt from any bond holder who does not wish to extend. The expected extension is...

Nedbank launches Send-iMali

July 16, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Nedbank launches Send-iMali

Nedbank recently launched Send-iMali. The banking firm has stated that the application is essentially a cost-effective platform in which individuals can send money. According to Nedbank, Send-iMali is a fast, safe and easy-to-use solution for sending money...

Zambia focusing on protecting youth online

July 7, 2014 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia focusing on protecting youth online

The drafting process of Zambia’s national child online protection strategy has commenced. The strategy, put together by the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA), is expected to avoid exposing youths to dangerous and...

SAP takes steps to empower millennials at SACLA 2014

June 26, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on SAP takes steps to empower millennials at SACLA 2014

SAP Africa will today be represented at SACLA (the southern African Computer Lecturers Association) 2014 event, which is being hosted by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University at the Summerstrand Hotel, Port Elizabeth under the theme “ICT Education in...

Mafikizolo named MTN brand ambassadors

June 25, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mafikizolo named MTN brand ambassadors

Multiple-award winning Afro-pop sensation, Mafikizolo, has given new meaning to their hit single: Ndihamba nawe, following the announcement that they are MTN’s new brand ambassadors. The duo, Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza, shot to fame after they...

Union Building Pretoria

Union Buildings to offer free public Wi-Fi

June 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Union Buildings to offer free public Wi-Fi

The City of Tshwane has contracted Project Isizwe to deploy a free public Wi-Fi service at the governmental landmark in the nation’s capital of Pretoria. The project is aimed at connecting and empowering the citizens who visit the Union Buildings, The...