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Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

April 23, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) 2019 Investment Challenge, South Africa’s largest financial literacy initiative which provides high school and university students with an opportunity to explore and engage with the world of investing by buying shares in a virtual portfolio, has kicked off and is well underway with more than 8 700...

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Mining and utilities at risk of cyber crime attacks warns GECI

Mining and utilities at risk of cyber crime attacks warns GECI

April 23, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mining and utilities at risk of cyber crime attacks warns GECI

With international analysts warning of a growing risk of cyberwar, sabotage and espionage impacting industrial and mining facilities, South African stakeholders must step up their efforts to mitigate risk. This is according to GECI, an international tactical...

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

April 21, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition. The DLA is a springboard and an incubation platform for African creatives in digital content. Initiated by the...

New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

April 20, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

  Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas of Digitalization focuses on 3 interconnected...

Centbee closes Series A round funding

Centbee closes Series A round funding

April 18, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Centbee closes Series A round funding

South African-based Bitcoin company, Centbee, announced that it has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm, Ayre Ventures and CoinGeek. Ayre, who has invested $1 304 700,00 (R18.3 million), announced...

Another food delivery app launches in South Africa

April 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Another food delivery app launches in South Africa

KAUAI, a company that operates under the multi-brand food group, Real Foods, launched its new app. “We’re seeing a growing trend of customers who don’t want to compromise on healthy eating, but that are also extremely busy and pressed for time. The new...

South African FinTech company offers invoice financing in record time

South African FinTech company offers SMEs financing in hours

April 17, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African FinTech company offers SMEs financing in hours

FinTech company, Bridgement offers invoice financing to SMEs in a record time of 2.5-hours. Bridgement’s speed is due to its use of machine learning for credit analysis and decision making. “When money is needed quickly – to cover salaries...

Angola Cables opens new data centre in Brazil

Angola Cables opens new data centre in Brazil

April 17, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Angola Cables opens new data centre in Brazil

Angola Cables has opened its carrier-neutral data centre, AngoNAP Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil. The Tier III designed data centre will cater for the growing demand in content and data transmission in the Southern hemisphere. This interconnection point will...

Vodacom Foundation equips female farmers with digital skills

Vodacom Foundation equips female farmers with digital skills

April 16, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Foundation equips female farmers with digital skills

Vodacom Foundation, in partnership with UN Women, introduced Female Farmers programme in 2018. The programme, which is focused at empowering smallholder female farmers within the country’s agriculture sector, has to date trained 350 small-scale female...

Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

April 16, 2019 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments Off on Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

Discovery Vitality has partnered with Huawei to offer Vitality members up to 100 per cent cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness device from Sportsmans Warehouse. “Given the increasing popularity of Huawei products in the South African market, this...

North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

April 15, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

This past weekend saw 25 top Honours and final-year students from five leading Universities from around South Africa take part in the 24 hours hackathon to conceptualise, design and build an actuarial model. On 13 -14 April 2019, the students took on the...

MTN Group announces changes to the Board and establishment of International Advisory Board

MTN introduces Bundle Bonanza promotion to new Prepaid customers

April 15, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN introduces Bundle Bonanza promotion to new Prepaid customers

Starting from Tuesday, 16 April 2019, new MTN prepaid customers will now receive integrated bundles when they recharge with R20 or more. The R20 recharge will unlock the free benefit of 50MB of data bundles, 50 all-net minutes and 50 free SMSs. This will be...

South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

April 13, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

The stage is already set for this year’s MiWay ‘by invitation only’ Hackathon. The event will see Honours and final-year students from leading South African universities battling it out to find out whose financial modelling skills are the...

South Africa to get first Digital Economy Summit in June

South Africa to get first Digital Economy Summit in June

April 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa to get first Digital Economy Summit in June

On Thursday, 11 April 2019, the Minister of Telecommunications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams officially launched the 4IRSA Partnership and unveiled its plans towards the country’s first Digital Economy Summit at a media briefing. The summit is scheduled to be...

Samsung launches Galaxy A series in South Africa

April 11, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung launches Galaxy A series in South Africa

Samsung Electronics launched the Galaxy A Series on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 in Johannesburg. The Galaxy A Series follows through on 10 Years of Galaxy Innovation, upgraded for all, at an affordable price. According to Samsung, the new Galaxy A Series is...

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

April 11, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

Sun Exchange, a global solar micro-leasing marketplace has announced plans to solar power Western Cape Education Department schools. The first school in the series will be Protea Heights Academy in Cape Town. Sun Exchange enables schools and businesses to...