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Cassava Fintech launches cross border money transfer service

Cassava Fintech launches cross border money transfer service

March 7, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cassava Fintech launches cross border money transfer service

Cassava Fintech South Africa, a member of the Econet Group, has launched an enhanced cross-border money transfer service from South Africa to the rest of Africa. Darlington Mandivenga, Group CEO for Cassava Fintech International, says although the remittances space has a number of players, Cassava is not “just another player”. “We do things...

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Sasfin, Hello Paisa launch digital bank in South Africa

Sasfin, Hello Paisa launch digital bank in South Africa

March 7, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sasfin, Hello Paisa launch digital bank in South Africa

On Wednesday, 06 March 2019, Sasfin announced a partnership with Hello Paisa to offer a digital banking solution. Backed by the banking capabilities of Sasfin, the offering is banking reimagined: a bank designed for everyday individuals who know what matters...

Subex, BTC ink a 5 year multi-million-dollar contract

Subex, BTC ink 5 year multi-million-dollar contract

March 6, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Subex, BTC ink 5 year multi-million-dollar contract

Subex, a telecom analytics solution provider, announced that it has signed a five-year multi-million-dollar deal with Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC), a telecommunications services provider in Botswana. As part of the deal, Subex will be...

BANKSETA partnership addresses ICT skills shortages in South Africa

BANKSETA partnership addresses ICT skills shortages in South Africa

March 5, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on BANKSETA partnership addresses ICT skills shortages in South Africa

Financial services provider to the people of KwaZulu-Natal, Ithala SOC Limited has partnered with BANKSETA in a bid to empower youth in the province with IT skills and experience. The BANKSETA 10 month ICT Work Readiness Programme provides ICT training to...

Mastercard Foundation Fund selects 5 African countries for Rural Prosperity

Mastercard Foundation Fund selects 5 African firms for Rural Prosperity

March 5, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard Foundation Fund selects 5 African firms for Rural Prosperity

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) has announced that five companies will receive a total of US$4,438,551 to support its financial inclusion agenda in Africa. The five companies, with projects in Burundi, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, and...

DFA (Dark Fibre Africa), specialists in Open Access Network and physical infrastructure for the Business, have opened an office in Zimbabwe.

DFA branches out to Zimbabwe

March 5, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on DFA branches out to Zimbabwe

DFA opened a new office in Harare, Zimbabwe, this week. This new office is the fibre optic company’s first network expansion into African markets outside of South Africa. The DFA Zimbabwe operations are headed up by Simon Chimutsotso, a seasoned...

BitCo launches Fibre-to-the-Home on the Openserve Network

BitCo launches Fibre-to-the-Home on the Openserve Network

March 4, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on BitCo launches Fibre-to-the-Home on the Openserve Network

Internet Service Provider, BitCo has announced that their uncapped Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) services are now available on the Openserve network. The company launched their FTTH offering, BitCo Home, in October 2018 which has since been available on the...

European Union smart city expert heads to Joburg for IOT Forum Africa

European Union smart city expert heads to Joburg for IOT Forum Africa

March 4, 2019 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on European Union smart city expert heads to Joburg for IOT Forum Africa

Senior Advisor of EU Affairs in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region, will deliver a keynote address at IOT Forum Africa 2019, set to take place on 26 & 27 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This leading event on IoT will...

New venture firm focused on impact fintech

Boosting scarce data science skills in SA with top 20 fintech ideas

March 4, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Boosting scarce data science skills in SA with top 20 fintech ideas

South African businesses and startups are aware of the increasing importance of using data effectively, but the demand for data science skills exceeds supply. Explore, a joint initiative launched by The Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA) and Rand Merchant...

Logicalis strengthens Pan-African capabilities with senior appointments

Logicalis strengthens Pan-African capabilities with senior appointments

March 4, 2019 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Logicalis strengthens Pan-African capabilities with senior appointments

Logicalis South Africa (Logicalis), a subsidiary of Datatec Limited, has made three senior appointments to significantly strengthen its regional management team and build on the platform established in South Africa to further expand reach and capabilities...

Dineplan app wins ‘Most Innovative Tech Solution’ award

March 2, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Dineplan app wins ‘Most Innovative Tech Solution’ award

South Africa’s first instant restaurant booking app took first place as the Most Innovative Tech Solution in the Food and Beverage Industry at the Cape Town Experiences Magazine Awards 2019. The free mobile app, launched in February last year, allows users...

expands Series A Funding Round to $4 Million

Aerobotics expands Series A Funding Round to $4 Million

March 2, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Aerobotics expands Series A Funding Round to $4 Million

On Wednesday, 27 February 2019, Aerobotics announced that it expanded its Series funding round from $2 million to $4 million. The funding round expansion came through a signed deal with Paper Plane Ventures and brings Aerobotics total funding to $4.6 million....

Need branding help? Look to the Sisonke Design Sprint

March 2, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Need branding help? Look to the Sisonke Design Sprint

Johannesburg packaging design agency, Stratcom Branding, has announced the opening date for applications for the Sisonke Design Sprint– a bi-annual social responsibility initiative which gives two 100 percent black-owned SMME’s, a pro-bono packaging...

South African universities leverage Blackboard Learn in the Cloud

March 1, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African universities leverage Blackboard Learn in the Cloud

Blackboard has announced that the University of the Free State, the University of Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria are now leveraging the Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment of Blackboard Learn, the company’s flagship Learning Management...

South Africans can now stream local content for free

March 1, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africans can now stream local content for free

Africa is currently undergoing a broadcasting revolution. The astronomical rise of Over-The-Top (OTT) content, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and Video On Demand (VOD) services has already wrought major changes throughout the film and television...

MTN signs up to Liquid Telecom's 4G Roaming service

MTN signs up to Liquid Telecom’s 4G Roaming service

March 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN signs up to Liquid Telecom’s 4G Roaming service

Liquid Telecom South Africa has secured MTN as first customer MTN, to offer 4G roaming to millions of South Africans. This includes LTE services to fuel the growing demand for high-speed mobile broadband. The wholesale roaming service will be made available...