A new cashless, ticketless, user-friendly parking app is set to take the hassle out of parking using license plate recognition (LPR) technology. KaChing, which officially launches today, uses LPR technology to open the boom when users arrive at and leave a parking lot, and automatically deducts the parking fee...
Artists in South Africa have accused local mobile operators Vodacom and MTN of violating copyright laws. According to a report in The City Press, popular musicians DJ Cleo and Flavour N'abania have requested for sales data from MTN, Content Connect Africa (CCA) and Vodacom to establish whether or not...
African mobile technology brand AG Mobile has launched in Nigeria. Recognised as one of the continent’s first ODM (original design manufacturer), it was the first South African brand to release its own mobile device in 2007. This is the ninth African country where AG Mobile phones and tablets are available,...
Amadeus, the global technology investor, today announced a $40m investment in Travelstart in partnership with MTN, Africa’s leading mobile and digital life services operator. Travelstart is the leading online travel agency in Africa, and has built a market leadership position in South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya and parts of...
Amid the current global economic turmoil the largely misunderstood and somewhat maligned cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has come into the spotlight as a realistic foil for existing payment methods. While the Bitcoin debate rages, fuelled by the emergence of the mistifying Blockchain, the trend is clear: more and more people are...
Telkom today launched an offer to more than 11 000 DSL customers across the country, who can now experience Telkom’s fibre technology, at no additional cost. In this trial, DSL customers within Telkom’s fibre footprint will be given the opportunity to upgrade their copper-based connectivity, to the more advanced fibre...
Barclays Africa has commenced work with eight teams to advance concepts generated during the Barclays Africa Global Data Hackathon held at Johannesburg’s Turbine Hall in late 2015. The 24-hour Global Data Hackathon was created to leverage the power of the bank’s Big Data to uncover insights and develop new...
Vodacom subscribers in Gauteng have reported problems on the network, via social media platform Twitter, on 27 June 2016 saying that they have been unable to access data services as well as had difficulty making voice calls. According to downdetector.co.za the service had gone down at 12:58 PM SAST. According to...
I’ve spoken a lot about the importance of technology in education, and how it can help to facilitate sufficient learning and bring effective teaching to learners in the more remote areas. How it can be harnessed in a variety of ways to improve the quality and reach of education...
The internet has been a rather unstable place this week. Not only was internet connectivity disrupted across the African continent, but social media platform Twitter also suffered an outage - on mobile and web - which prevented users from accessing as well as utilising the service. While both services...
Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa, has named Telkom as the Gold sponsor of the upcoming Education Innovation Summit. On the 17th of March 2016, leaders within the IT and education sectors will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – "Transforming Education...
Before the internet had evolved into what it is today many job seekers, throughout Africa, would resort to physically handing their CV in at a potentially employer. To add to this, job seekers would also visit job centers as well as look to the local paper in order to find...
With the New Year upon us, financial institutions and businesses will be looking to leverage Big Data analytics as one of the means to overcome the current tough economic conditions. Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at FNB Business, says the use of Big Data has grown tremendously in South Africa...
The technology sector has been buzzing this week. While many consumers are enjoying Netflix across Africa, the company has revealed that it will be taking steps in order to prevent its customers from streaming content that’s only available outside their own country. Also making waves in the headlines this week was...
According to the Disrupt Africa's African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2015, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500. South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured destinations in 2015; with 36 per cent of the startups that raised funding based...
MTN SA Foundation is rewarding top performing matriculants with bursaries and laptops to assist them with furthering their studies and give them access to the technological tools that are critical in their studies. The recipients of the 18 bursaries and 200 laptops include three top learners in the LSEN (learners with special educational needs) category. A top performing learner...
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