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Takealot launches nationwide pickup points in South Africa

Takealot launches nationwide pickup points

May 6, 2019 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot launches nationwide pickup points

South Africa’s online retailer takealot.com has launched over 25 collection facilities across the country. Its flagship Takealot Pickup Point at the New Road off-ramp in Midrand spans the N1 highway, the busiest highway in Africa, allowing motorists travelling in both directions to easily collect their online orders. The newly renovated, 1 177 m2 Takealot...

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South African start ups called to take part in the 2019 SA Innovation Summit

South African startups called to take part in the 2019 SA Innovation Summit

May 6, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startups called to take part in the 2019 SA Innovation Summit

The SA Innovation Summit, Africa’s startup event, has launched ANDZA, a competition which will offer South Africa’s top entrepreneurs the chance to be considered for R10 million in investment funding and acceleration. ANDZA is being launched in...

South Africa's content and applications continue to power mobile in 2019

South African firm launches anti-virus app for ‘disappearing’ airtime

May 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African firm launches anti-virus app for ‘disappearing’ airtime

South African based company, RND Labs has launched ‘Guardian’ an app that aims to protect local mobile user’s from primarily overseas-based mobile fraudsters. Described by its developers as an ‘anti-virus app for airtime’;...

South Africa: Liquid Telecom to deliver high-speed broadband in Eastern Cape

South Africa: Liquid Telecom to deliver high-speed broadband in Eastern Cape

May 4, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Liquid Telecom to deliver high-speed broadband in Eastern Cape

Liquid Telecom South Africa has concluded an agreement with SITA to deliver broadband services to hospitals, schools, clinics and provincial offices. The high-speed broadband services will enable the Eastern Cape Provincial Government to deliver services to...

South African Reserve Bank currency mobile app receives global recognition

South African Reserve Bank currency mobile app receives global recognition

May 3, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Reserve Bank currency mobile app receives global recognition

A mobile app developed for the Reserve Bank has won an International Association of Currency Affairs Award. Shortlisted amongst digital banking platforms from the Bank of Canada and the Reserve Bank of Australia, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) currency...

Defy drives growth with new production centre in South Africa

Defy drives growth with new production centre in South Africa

May 3, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Defy drives growth with new production centre in South Africa

In a move to stimulate the South African economy, create employment and spearhead its technological advancements in-country, DEFY, a subsidiary of Arcelik Global, has invested $68 671 885,00 (R1 billion) in upgrading three local production centres to serve as...

South Africa E-Learning revenue expected to reach over $490 million by 2023

South Africa E-Learning revenue expected to reach over $490 million by 2023

May 2, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa E-Learning revenue expected to reach over $490 million by 2023

A study conducted by Ken Research has revealed that the corporate sector will contribute the highest revenue share to the overall E-Learning industry in South Africa by year end 2023. The research further states that due to the growing demand for online...

Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

April 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

Standard Bank Group and Microsoft announced a new strategic partnership that will help to transform the bank’s technology estate and internal corporate functions, enabling the bank to accelerate its digital transformation journey significantly improving its...

Westcon-Comstor now NetApp distribution for Sub-Saharan Africa

April 29, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor now NetApp distribution for Sub-Saharan Africa

Westcon-Comstor has announced the appointment by NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud, as its distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa effective May 1, 2019. Westcon-Comstor has been a distributor in some territories for many years but can now offer NetApp...

South Africa gets first fully online Honours degree

South Africa gets first fully online Honours degree

April 29, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa gets first fully online Honours degree

SAICA’s has recently accredited Milpark Education’s first-of-its-kind fully online Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy (PGDA) which allows students who pass, access into SAICA’s first professional examination. The current challenges facing...

Huawei South Africa is taking practical steps to encourage more young women into the telecoms-engineering space

Huawei youth programmes drive women’s empowerment in ICT

April 29, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei youth programmes drive women’s empowerment in ICT

As the world celebrated Girls in ICT Day on April 25, Huawei South Africa took steps to encourage more young women into the telecoms-engineering space. “We have set a quota for 50 per cent female intake in three of our key youth intake/training programs,”...

Extended Reality expected to grow eightfold by 2022

April 26, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Extended Reality expected to grow eightfold by 2022

  Sozo Labs, a Stellenbosch based tech firm has invested in Extended Reality (XR). The company has engaged in the XR space for nearly three years, experimenting in each new iteration of technology. They applied these skills across a multitude of...

Samsung launches 2019 QLED TV Line

April 24, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Samsung launches 2019 QLED TV Line

Samsung announced its 2019 TV line which included the new QLED 4K and 8K models. The models are available at selected retailers nationwide from May. The 2019 Q80 and Q90 feature ‘Ultra Viewing Angle’ technology, which restructures the TV’s panels so the...

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) will launch its School of Software Engineering for secondary schools in the Free State on 25 April 2019.

School of Software Engineering to launch in South Africa

April 24, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on School of Software Engineering to launch in South Africa

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) has developed a curriculum at schools to include ICT initiatives such as coding, software development and other digital skills. This is a national initiative that SITA, in accordance with its business development...

Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

April 23, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) 2019 Investment Challenge, South Africa’s largest financial literacy initiative which provides high school and university students with an opportunity to explore and engage with the world of investing by...

Mining and utilities at risk of cyber crime attacks warns GECI

Mining and utilities at risk of cyber crime attacks warns GECI

April 23, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mining and utilities at risk of cyber crime attacks warns GECI

With international analysts warning of a growing risk of cyberwar, sabotage and espionage impacting industrial and mining facilities, South African stakeholders must step up their efforts to mitigate risk. This is according to GECI, an international tactical...