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FNB to open more branches in the wake of cancelled bank strike

October 9, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on FNB to open more branches in the wake of cancelled bank strike

South African financial services provider, FNB revealed on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that it plans on growing its branch network by adding seven more branches to its already existing national footprint of 619 branches. Before the end of the financial year, the Bank hopes to open the additional branches in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, [&hellip...

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Clair Wright, Marketing Manager, Comic-Con Africa at Reed Exhibitions

INTERVIEW: Clair Wright – Marketing Manager, Comic-Con Africa at Reed Exhibitions

October 8, 2019 • Events, Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on INTERVIEW: Clair Wright – Marketing Manager, Comic-Con Africa at Reed Exhibitions

In the days and months leading up to Comic-Con Africa 2019, the convention was marketed as extensively as possible to generate enough buzz and excitement to ensure that as many people as possible attended the Pop-Culture event. IT News Africa’s Kojo...

The new Nokia 105 is coming to South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The new Nokia 105 is coming to South Africa

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that the all-new fourth generation feature phone – the Nokia 105 – is launching in South Africa. Packing a lasting battery, an island key mat and a 1.77” colour screen with...

NEC XON unveils KYC solution for mobile network operators and financial services

October 7, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on NEC XON unveils KYC solution for mobile network operators and financial services

Systems integration company, NEC XON announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that it has created a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) solution that aims to help mobile network operators and financial services businesses comply with legislation while cutting the costs,...

STL and Frogfoot partner to bring affordable fibre to South Africans

October 4, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on STL and Frogfoot partner to bring affordable fibre to South Africans

Global data network solutions company, STL announced on Friday, 4 October 2019, that it is partnering with South African open-access fibre network provider, Frogfoot to distribute Fibre To The Home (FTTH) infrastructure to 20,000 homes and lower-income groups...

Telkom launches new roaming Mobile Data Plans in South Africa

October 2, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom launches new roaming Mobile Data Plans in South Africa

Telkom announced on Wednesday, 2 October 2019, that it has officially launched new Mobile Data plans that hope to provide customers with data connectivity for internet access to emails, social media and streaming. The network provider says it hopes that these...

Telkom introduces 8 new LTE offerings

October 2, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom introduces 8 new LTE offerings

South African network provider, Telkom announced on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, that its introducing improved LTE offerings to its consumers in order to keep up with the ever-changing digital world. According to the company, it has revisited all its LTE offers...

Fintech company, CredoLab set to drive financial inclusion in South Africa

October 1, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Fintech company, CredoLab set to drive financial inclusion in South Africa

Credit scoring fintech company, CredoLab announced on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, that it has officially launched in Africa. Starting in South Africa, CredoLab is aiming to drive financial inclusion in emerging economies on the continent by credit scoring more...

SA tech company successfully registers millions of Zambian sims

October 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA tech company successfully registers millions of Zambian sims

Axon Wireless, the South African-developed SIM registration systems company, announced on Monday, 30 September 2019, that it has successfully registered millions of Zambian mobile users using its SIM card registration software. The registrations were made by...

Vodacom launches inclusive Emergency Service App

September 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vodacom launches inclusive Emergency Service App

South African network provider, Vodacom announced on Monday, 30 September 2019, that it has launched the Vodacom 112 Emergency Service App that enables persons with communication barriers (Deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, hearing impaired, deafblind)...

New app creates job opportunities for South Africans

September 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on New app creates job opportunities for South Africans

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites. Using the...

4IR not changing South African ICT skills landscape yet- study

4IR not changing South African ICT skills landscape yet- study

September 26, 2019 • Southern AfricaComments Off on 4IR not changing South African ICT skills landscape yet- study

The tenth edition of the South African ICT Skills Survey has found that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has not yet had a significant impact on the South African ICT skills landscape. The survey showed a distinct drop in the number of organisations saying...

Cell C finally moving in positive direction

September 26, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C finally moving in positive direction

Cell C CEO, Douglas Craigie Stevenson, has been taking steps to right-size the business, focusing on revenue-generating activities and cutting costs where necessary. This comes after earlier this year, Cell C fell into some dangerous territory when debt, poor...

South Africans to brace for nation-wide 4IR bank strike

South African’s to brace for nation-wide 4IR bank strike

September 25, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African’s to brace for nation-wide 4IR bank strike

The South African Society of Bank Officials (SASBO) – which boasts of a whopping 50 000 members, making it the most prominent financial union in the country – is set to undertake a nation-wide strike on Friday, 27 September. The union wants to...

New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

September 25, 2019 • Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

UN Women and HP have entered into a partnership in a bid to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco. The collaboration will leverage UN Women’s African Girls...

Pan-African telecoms operator, Paratus makes its mark on satellite industry

Pan-African telecoms operator makes it’s mark on satellite industry

September 25, 2019 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Pan-African telecoms operator makes it’s mark on satellite industry

Pan-African telecommunications operator, Paratus announced on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, that it has successfully acquired a satellite teleport thanks to its subsidiary, Maxwell technology. Details of the transaction have yet to be disclosed. Paratus will...