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NatSave, Mastercard partner to drive digital transformation and financial inclusion in Zambia

NatSave, Mastercard partner to drive digital transformation and financial inclusion in Zambia

March 16, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The National Savings Bank (NatSave) and Mastercard have signed a strategic partnership agreement, which will see the bank rollout Mastercard Chip and PIN prepaid and debit cards to provide its customers with a safer and more convenient alternative to transacting with cash. This is in line with the government’s goal of creating an inclusive and [&hellip...

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EdTech to bridge performance gaps among South African learners

EdTech to bridge performance gaps among South African learners

March 15, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With the government committing to increased spending on education in its next fiscal year, and President Cyril Ramaphosa having announced a particular emphasis on bolstering the digital environment in classrooms with appropriate hardware, the Western Cape is...

Oracle prepares South African youth for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Oracle prepares South African youth for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

March 15, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Twenty one previously disadvantaged (PDI) South African students, of which twelve are female, graduated from the Oracle Graduate Leadership Programme. Now in its fifth year, the programme focuses on equipping PDI students with specialised IT and leadership...

Investec and BankservAfrica reveal prototype of blockchain-based identity system

March 15, 2019 • Company News, Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

At the recent Blockchain Africa conference in Johannesburg, Investec, in collaboration with BankservAfrica and uPort, demonstrated a digital identity system anchored in the Ethereum blockchain. The initiative was born in the digital identity working group of...

NEXT Biometrics expedite authentication solutions to South Africa

March 14, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

NEXT Biometrics, a provider of fingerprint sensor technology, and secure authentication and smart card solutions provider MK Group have agreed to extend cooperation. Joint market and product development efforts will now also comprise identity and access...

89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

March 13, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The latest report conducted by Veritas reveals that 89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud services. However, the adoption of cloud is hindered by contradicting views on cost. The research was conducted independently by Coleman Parkes,...

Vodacom empowers unemployed youth with ICT skills

Vodacom empowers unemployed youth with ICT skills

March 13, 2019 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom has announced that 367 unemployed young people will be graduating with certified diplomas in Information Technology Technical Support from the Vodacom Youth Academy during March and April this year. The Vodacom Foundation founded the Youth Academy in...

Africa’s TMT sector continues to show impressive growth

March 13, 2019 • ITU Telecom World, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Global mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity in tech and telecoms rose to USD 439 billion in 2018 as transformations within the sector continued and the emergence of disruptive cloud, mobile, social and big data analytics technologies drove deal making....

YouTube Music launches in South Africa

March 13, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

YouTube has launched a new music streaming service called YouTube Music in South Africa. The service offers music videos, official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube. YouTube Music offers a...

Spaza shop fintech closes a gap in this R40bn cash market

Spaza shop fintech closes gap in $2.8bn cash market

March 12, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

It is estimated that the spaza shop market in South Africa is valued at around R40 billion per year and that 90% or more of the transactions are in cash. This market is growing at around 10% each year. Despite this alarming statistic of unaccounted cash,...

FlySafair passengers can now receive their boarding passes via WhatsApp

FlySafair passengers can now receive their boarding passes via WhatsApp

March 12, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

FlySafair has announced that its passengers will now have the option to send their boarding passes88h to their phones via WhatsApp, once they’ve completed the check-in process. This will be beneficial to passengers who have not made the booking...

Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation opens up technology hub in South Africa

March 11, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for example, has become a major contributor to the success of some of the biggest businesses in the world. The technology has been in development since 2013 and it’s revolutionising the way we live, travel and do business. When...

Mshtarii Academy aims to close ICT skills gap

Mshtarii Academy aims to close ICT skills gap

March 11, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mshtarii Investments has released five new platforms across a wide range of industries and is bringing a team of graduate interns to participate in their newly launched Mshtarii Software Development Academy (Mshtarii Academy). The Mshtarii Academy is...

Euphoria Telecom under new management

Euphoria Telecom under new management

March 11, 2019 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Newly appointed directors John Woollam and Nic Laschinger have taken over the management of Euphoria Telecom. With a fresh bolt of energy and drive, they will ensure the company continues to innovate and deliver on its commitment to its customers and...

Heficed launches IP address management platform

Heficed launches IP address management platform

March 10, 2019 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Heficed launches IP address management platform

The launch of the world’s first global self-service IP (Internet Protocol) address management platform, Switch, will help automate a time-consuming manual process saving companies and government organisations critical time and money when managing their...

Cell C’s annual Take a Girl Child to Work initiative goes digital

March 9, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C’s annual Take a Girl Child to Work initiative goes digital

For the past 17 years, Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work Day initiative has been a resounding success and this year the programme introduces an all-new digital support platform and extends to grade 8 and 9 learners for the first time. Take a Girl Child to...