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#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 Enterprise, to create proudly South Africa merchandise using a data visualization of Alexandra. Data...

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Cassava Smartech will list on ZSE on December 18

December 17, 2018 • Enterprise IT, 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...

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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 • 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...

The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

December 12, 2018 • Enterprise IT, 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...

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard and Africa’s payment service provider, DPO Group have announced a collaboration to enable over 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. The collaboration will enable DPO...

Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

December 10, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

Liquid Telecom SA, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with The Western Cape Government (WCG) to increase the number of free public Wi-Fi hotspots across the region from 178 to 1,600. This will mean that 6.6 million residents...

Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and driver

Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and drivers

December 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and drivers

Uber has launched a 24/7 phone support for users across South Africa. Passengers and drivers will have a dedicated phone support line, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To call, Uber users need to simply tap ‘Help’ in the main menu of the...

The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

December 9, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

When it comes to mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, security professionals have long been concerned about the growing volume and frequency of such incidents. NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, says...