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Samsung brings the Galaxy Note10 to South Africa

Samsung brings the Galaxy Note10 to South Africa

August 8, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 10 on Wednesday, 07 August and for the first time ever, the Galaxy Note10 comes in two sizes, so consumers can find the Note that’s best for them. The Galaxy Note10 opens up the Note to users who want the power of the S Pen and ultimate productivity in a [&hellip...

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Smart TVs are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Smart TVs present a new way for hackers to break into homes

August 8, 2019 • Internet of Things, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Smart TVs are becoming increasingly popular, especially due to their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and numerous innovative features that are signed to streamline and improve the user experience. Statista reports that over 114 million smart TVs...

Samsung tackles job creation with new initative

Samsung tackles job creation with new initiative

August 7, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung South Africa has announced its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project in partnership with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Microsoft. The Academy, through its Future-Innovation Lab, aims to provide youth with the opportunity to...

Namibian telecoms provider expands mobile LTE network

Namibian telecoms provider expands mobile LTE network

August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Namibian network provider, Paratus, announced the completion of the initial phase of its National Mobile-LTE rollout plan on Wednesday, 7 August 2019.  The company, who has invested in its very own ‘independent’ Mobile-LTE network in Walvisbay and...

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

August 7, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Network provider, Paratus has invested in a 4160km long fibre network that spans all the way from the West to the East coast of Africa. The route — that would normally take more than 60 hours to drive with a car — can be crossed digitally in about 31...

USTDA awards grant to South Africa TV White Space project. Image sourced from Twitter.

USTDA expands affordable internet access across South Africa

August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

On 5 August 2019, The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced that they had awarded a grant to South Africa’s Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) for a pilot project that aims to help improve internet access for rural and...

Ride-hailing startup launches in South Africa

Shared transportation startup launches in South Africa

August 7, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

Zeelo has been operating in South Africa for over a year and to date, it has transported over 18,000 passengers. However, the platform is now only officially launching in the country after first establishing its market in the UK.  The platform integrates...

DPO Group acquires South African payment processor

DPO Group acquires South African payment processor

August 6, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on DPO Group acquires South African payment processor

DPO Group has announced the acquisition of a South African payment processor, PayFast. The deal by the Nairobi headquartered DPO Group was executed through a mix of shares and cash, with the PayFast management team remaining key shareholders in DPO Group. DPO...

South Africa ranks 117 out of 149 countries in gender wage fairness

South Africa ranks 117 out of 149 countries in gender wage fairness

August 6, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa ranks 117 out of 149 countries in gender wage fairness

In celebration of Women’s Month, Accenture, Nedbank, MTN and Business Engage have partnered to host the 2nd annual Voices of Change event on 08 August that aims to encourage men and women to play leading roles on gender parity in the workplace. It also...

Get paid when selling your Bitcoin

Get paid when selling your Bitcoin

August 5, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Get paid when selling your Bitcoin

Here in South Africa, the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector is considered to be relatively new. There are many differences faced by crypto enthusiasts and traders when utilising crypto exchanges to trade when compared to the international markets. One...

MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

August 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

On August 1 2019, MutliChoice announced the appointment of Reatile Tekateka as the new Executive Head of Corporate Affairs for MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V. Tekateka will report to Hennie Visser, CEO of MultiChoice Africa. According to a statement from...

How will 5G benefit South Africa?

How will 5G benefit South Africa?

August 5, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on How will 5G benefit South Africa?

Huawei hosted the first ICT Editors Xchange where the company unpacked some of the transformative technologies like 5G, Cloud and AI to boost productivity and innovation capabilities and its impact on the country. Hosted at the Founders Factory Africa, in...

South African digital publishers announce advertising partnership

South African digital publishers announce advertising partnership

August 3, 2019 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African digital publishers announce advertising partnership

On Thursday, 1 August 2019, Tiso Blackstar and Gumtree South Africa – two online publishers based in South Africa – announced a partnership that plans to expose online audiences to Gumtree’s classified advertising while generating additional revenue for...

New app allows Zimbabweans in South Africa to send goods

New app allows Zimbabweans in South Africa to send goods

August 3, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New app allows Zimbabweans in South Africa to send goods

Hello Paisa has developed an app that will allow Zimbabweans in South Africa to send goods and groceries to their loved ones. Malaicha.com offers users same-day collection and free delivery in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Masvingo and Gweru. After placing an...

Tamara Parker has been appointed as the new CEO of Mercer South Africa.

Mercer South Africa appoints new CEO

August 2, 2019 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mercer South Africa appoints new CEO

On 1 August 2019 Mercer, a global consulting company in the field of health advancements, careers and health, announced the appointment of Tamara Parker as CEO, South Africa. “Tamara brings a wealth of consulting experience and has established herself...

New cryptocurrency payment solution revealed

B2B cryptocurrency payment solution revealed

August 2, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on B2B cryptocurrency payment solution revealed

Cryptocurrency payment platform and wallet, Coindirect announced on Thursday, 1 August 2019, its new business to business (B2B) cryptocurrency payment solution — designed to facilitate borderless transactions within a secure and transparent environment. ...