“Our ICT Academy has been offering practical experience and theoretical training to South African learners since 2003, bridging the skills gap and improving the employability of our candidates. For this specific initiative, we scaled down our extensive program offering to an appropriate level for high school learners and made...
On Thursday, 5 December 2019, Sony launched the Alpha 9 II - a full-frame interchangeable lens camera that has been created specifically to support working professionals in the fields of sports photography and photojournalism - in South Africa.Building upon the legacy of Alpha 9, the new Alpha 9 II...
A year since launching, uKheshe, South African based microtransaction platform, announced this week that it has over 300 000 users to date - the company has now set its sights on a growing base of users and a diversified product offering covering cash cards, health and insurance benefits cards.Clayton...
VIVO mobile announced on Friday, 6 December 2019, that it will be launching premium devices at an accessible price point in South Africa. The global tech company, which already has an international footprint of over three hundred million users, will be making its debut with the Y11 and Y91C...
South African network provider, Cell C announced on Thursday, 5 December 2019, that it would launch 'Cell C Data Scientists' in partnership with Explore Data Science Academy. The partnership aims to provide funding and skills development to 24 disadvantaged young men and women from all over the country who...
Retail giant, Makro announced on Wednesday, 4 December 2019, that shoppers at its 22 South African outlets and online store can now experience instant customer care and service by connecting with them directly via WhatsApp. Some of the features available in Makro’s chat include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues,...
Huawei's newest wearable, the Watch GT 2 42mm series, is now available in South Africa. The tech giant announced on Tuesday, 3 December 2019, that the 42mm series features some distinctly superior-tech aspects as well as an elegant design and aesthetic.The Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series has advanced...
Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox announced on Tuesday, 3 December 2019, launched its uncapped data and voice satellite service plans. As part of its YahClick satellite service, these plans aim to provide cost-effective connectivity to under-serviced regions in South Africa.“Satellite is still a viable solution in South Africa,...
The Competition Commission finally released its latest report - the Data Service Market Inquiry - on Monday, 2 December 2019. The report, which focuses on South Africa's biggest mobile operators - MTN and Vodacom, concludes that the companies should drop their data prices.“The preliminary evidence suggests that there is...
Whether a large or small crime, a vehicle accident or even a large-scale incident, it’s crucial for any law enforcement agency to see the full picture before, during and after an incident. With this in mind, on Monday, 2 December 2019, Motorola Solutions announced that it has now expanded...
South African mobile data network operator, rain announced on Friday, 29 November 2019, that it has launched its intelligent 5G transport network in partnership with Huawei. Transport networks can be thought of as the "neural networks" that connect core networks to services.“With Huawei’s E2E solutions and new products, our...
Attention all digital music lovers, Huawei will be launching its flagship headset, the Huawei FreeBuds 3, in South Africa next week. In a world where consumers are enjoying higher-quality streaming, the market for an optimal listening experience is shaping the earphone industry.Here are five things you should know about...
Global cloud communication company, Infobip announced on Monday, 25 October 2019, that it has enabled WhatsApp Business API for ChatFin, a fintech company who recently introduced their latest platform - ChatBack. This feature allows consumers to communicate with businesses over WhatsApp using the ChatBack application.Now, the platform simplifies consumers...
South African legal-tech company, LexisNexis has announced on Monday, 25 November 2019, that it has appointed Videsha Proothveerajh as the new Managing Director. She succeeds Billy Last, Managing Director for the last 26 years, who is retiring at the end of November 2019.Proothveerajh officially joined the business in October...
On Thursday, 21 November 2019, Nedbank announced that it has partnered with Mara Phones to make thousands of SA-made, world-class Android smartphones available to its clients.Mara Phones, a division of the Mara Corporation, recently launched the first African-based smartphone-manufacturing factory in Kigali. President Cyril Ramaphosa opened the second factory...
The 2019 tt100 Business Awards took place on Thursday, 14 November at the Country Club in Johannesburg. Under the theme, “Leadership Lessons from Nature”, this year's awards ceremony saw a total of 112 category finalists selected, and from these 28 winners emerged. The event also saw an increase in...