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Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

January 2, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

2018 saw Facebook grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to Facebook every month, of which nearly 98% come back on mobile. Have a look at our infographic to see our year in numbers, projects and highlights and learn how we connected [&hellip...

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South African team launches digital system to fix the planet

South African team launches digital system to fix the planet

December 24, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African team launches digital system to fix the planet

  ixo.world, a Swiss non-profit foundation announced it has launched a digital system that will revolutionise the world of development funding, and ensure that impact is made as intended. Dr Shaun Conway, founder and president ixo.world, says “We...

Gwakwani gets access to sustainable energy and water

Gwakwani gets access to sustainable energy and water

December 18, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Gwakwani gets access to sustainable energy and water

A remote village located 300km north of Polokwane, Gwakwani now has access to energy and water through sustainable interventions, thanks to a partnership between the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering...

MTN implements new data regulations to help customers keep track of their usage and spend

MTN implements new data regulations

December 18, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN implements new data regulations

MTN is implementing the first phase of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations, as required by ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa). As part their journey to keep customers informed, and to comply with the new ICASA...

#SiemensFABRIC inspires business in Alexandra Township

South Africa:#SiemensFABRIC inspires business in Alexandra Township

December 17, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa:#SiemensFABRIC inspires business in Alexandra Township

The Digital Transformation of enterprise and society is changing the way people work and how we function. Siemens is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society. Partnership with Legae Larona, 100% Black owned Women...

Cassava Smartech will list on ZSE on December 18

December 17, 2018 • Enterprise, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cassava Smartech will list on ZSE on December 18

Cassava SmarTech Zimbabwe Limited (“Cassava Zimbabwe”) is set to list on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (“ZSE”) on Tuesday the 18th of December 2018. This follows the finalisation of all the conditions precedent to the demerger of Cassava Zimbabwe from...

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

December 14, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has announced an alliance with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout. The alliance further expands upon Western Union’s account payout network for sending remittances directly...

AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

December 14, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

Leading agricultural services company AFGRI Group Holdings and specialised financial technology company Synthesis Software Technologies are proud to announce the conclusion of a joint-venture (JV) agreement. The relationship between the two companies began in...

South African blockchain startup partners with new ticketing app

December 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African blockchain startup partners with new ticketing app

South Africa’s Tari Labs has announced a new collaboration in efforts to reach out into the ticketing industry. Tari expects to be leveraged by Big Neon, a new company developing a blockchain-enabled platform to modernise the ticketing industry. Big...

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay launches on Samsung wearables in South Africa

December 13, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Pay launches on Samsung wearables in South Africa

Samsung Pay has officially launched on compatible Samsung wearable devices. As revealed by the company, Samsung Pay will bring South Africans a new level of convenience and security when making contactless mobile payments. The company further revealed that...

Windows Server 2008 support ends soon in South Africa

Windows Server 2008 support ends soon in South Africa

December 13, 2018 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Windows Server 2008 support ends soon in South Africa

Pinnacle – South Africa’s ICT distributor and authorised distributor of Micosoft has confirmed that Windows Server 2008 support ends soon.  Users are advised to urgently upgrade. Pinnacle spokesperson, Michelle Losco, digital director, Publishared,...

Bank of Mozambique, Euronet partner on interbank electronic payment system

Bank of Mozambique, Euronet partner on interbank electronic payment system

December 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Bank of Mozambique, Euronet partner on interbank electronic payment system

Euronet, a US-based provider of electronic payment services, and the Bank of Mozambique have made a deal for the licensing, implementation and maintenance of the computer system for interbank payments. Speaking on the matter, the director of the Central...

What South Africans searched on Google in 2018

Here’s what South Africans searched for on Google in 2018

December 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Here’s what South Africans searched for on Google in 2018

On Wednesday, 12 December 2018, Google announced the results of its 2018 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa. This year’s trending searches show South...

Aspen Mesh Beta now available for microservice infrastructures

Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

December 12, 2018 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution – characterised by the interconnection of technologies, blurring the lines between the world’s physical, digital, and biological domains – continues to change the working landscape across the globe at a rapid pace. It...

Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

December 11, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Accenture, JCSE partner to help prepare South African youth for the future of work

Accenture has partnered with the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), to provide both training and job opportunities to vulnerable youth for the future of work. This year’s activities culminated...

Global start-up launches innovation hub in Johannesburg

December 11, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Global start-up launches innovation hub in Johannesburg

Startup Guide, the global guide for startups in high-growth innovation hubs in Europe, the US and Middle East, is open to nominations in Johannesburg. Founded in 2014, Startup Guide is a creative content and publishing company that produces guidebooks and...