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MWEB joins forces with world’s largest WiFi network

January 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MWEB joins forces with world’s largest WiFi network

MWEB has announced an exclusive partnership with Fon, the world’s largest WiFi network.  The deal gives MWEB ADSL customers, with a Fon – enabled router, the opportunity to join a global community of 12-million WiFi users who act as a hotspot and a growing local community who share their connections with each other. Fon, the global WiFi [&hellip...

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Telkom SA CFO faces disciplinary hearing today

January 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom SA CFO faces disciplinary hearing today

Telkom South Africa has confirmed that the confidential disciplinary hearing involving the Company’s CFO, Mr Jacques Schindehütte, on a matter of personal misconduct is scheduled to commence in Johannesburg today. This disciplinary hearing is the...

Global entrants to strengthen SA’s eLearning market

January 15, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Global entrants to strengthen SA’s eLearning market

The arrival of international players into the South African eLearning market will encourage growth, the development of eLearning content and eliminate the need for expensive consultants. This is according to a newly established parntership between...

Zimbabwe: Mobile subscriptions hit 14 million mark

January 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zimbabwe: Mobile subscriptions hit 14 million mark

The number of mobile subscribers in Zimbabwe is reported to have hit the 14 million mark, representing penetration of 103,5%. The country’s Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has been put forward by local media as a source for the recent...

Westcon-Comztek appoints new Samsung channel manager

January 14, 2014 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Westcon-Comztek appoints new Samsung channel manager

  Leading value-added distributor, Westcon-Comztek has placed further importance on establishing fruitful and profitable vendor and reseller partnerships by way of its appointment of Mandre Stander as Samsung channel manager. Reporting to Heinz Stephan,...

14% of companies in SA plan to restrict personal devices at work

January 13, 2014 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on 14% of companies in SA plan to restrict personal devices at work

Most companies see the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, where employees use their personal mobile devices for work purposes, as a growing threat to business. Yet, the percentage of companies taking measures to minimise this threat is relatively small,...

Free Wi-Fi areas for South Africans – Zuma

January 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Free Wi-Fi areas for South Africans – Zuma

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma unveiled the African National Congress’s 2014 election manifesto in Nelspruit, South Africa over the weekend. During the event President Zuma announced that the ruling party would endeavour to provide the nation with...

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

African e-Learning service providers at the top of their class

January 13, 2014 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African e-Learning service providers at the top of their class

With South African media reports claiming that space is limited at public tertiary education institutions, the reality facing many who have matriculated is that whilst their efforts may have earned university exemption, they may not necessarily have secured a...

Telkom may fire 1000 managers

January 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom may fire 1000 managers

Since taking over the reins at South African fixed-line operator Telkom less than a year ago, CEO Sipho Maseko has been tasked with cutting costs and improving the struggling company’s reputation as well as revenue. But his cost-cutting measures haven’t...

New field of data science captivates South Africa's youth

One in four to secure university spot in South Africa?

January 9, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on One in four to secure university spot in South Africa?

Educators offer perspective on eLearning in Africa In South Africa, the Class of 2013 has drawn widespread media attention for pass rates, distinctions and university exemptions, however educators have expressed concern over limited space at tertiary...

SA-made smartphone to cost R2500

January 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA-made smartphone to cost R2500

News emerged in October that South African-based Seemahale Telecoms and CZ Electronics have been developing mobile phones and tablets for the South African market – and now the company is gearing up to start distribution. “This project is a first in...

Protecting e-interests within dotAfrica

January 8, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Protecting e-interests within dotAfrica

The Mark Validation System (MVS) of the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) was the subject of a great deal of interest from African, Middle Eastern and South Asian trade marks and intellectual property law firms who were participating in the recent Dubai gathering of...

Zimbabwe: New pricing model for teleco’s on the cards

January 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zimbabwe: New pricing model for teleco’s on the cards

Potraz or the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe plans to introduce a new cost-based pricing model for operators within the telecommunications sector in January. Media reports quote Potraz Deputy Director-General Alfred Marisa as...

Telkom SA sheds Pan African business

December 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom SA sheds Pan African business

Telkom SA Ltd today announced that it has sold its Pan African business, iWayAfrica and Africa Online Mauritius, which was an immaterial part of the Group, through a private sale to Gondwana International Networks. Telkom’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr...

Most read stories of 2013

December 19, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Most read stories of 2013

IT News Africa’s editorial team proudly provides a list of the best read stories of 2013. Key events that helped to shape the year have clearly not gone unnoticed. In addition to the anticipated release of products and gadgets (particularly Samsung), major...

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Africa’s top newsmakers of 2013

December 18, 2013 • Lists, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s top newsmakers of 2013

2013 was a busy and challenging year for operators within Africa’s growing telecommunications sector. News of landmark deals, increased competition, rivalry, regulation and rollout of innovation has dominated coverage. In this list, ITNewsAfrica’s...