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Acer has launched a suite of powerful notebooks across its Swift, Spin and Aspire series - all featuring the performance of new 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics. The company says that these devices have been "designed to push ultra-portable PC design to new territories"...
Vodacom has joined forces with AFI to drive financial inclusion across Africa through knowledge sharing with financial policymakers and regulators. According to the companies, the partnership, which runs until October 2021, should enhance select AFI member services and platforms with private sector insights. “AFI members in Africa are among the world’s...
Basalt Technologies has appointed Kyle Hauptfleisch at its new MD. Together with Wayne Zwiers, Basalt’s founder and CEO, Hauptfleisch is expected to lead the software development agency as it expands operations from Africa throughout the UK and Europe. Hauptfleisch has more than 15 years of senior management, business development, and...
Pick n Pay has acquired Bottles - an online grocery delivery service. The agreement, which concluded on 20 October, is expected to strengthen what is said to be sub-Saharan Africa’s 'largest and most popular online grocery business'. Bottles was launched in 2016 as South Africa’s first alcohol on-demand delivery app,...
Nokia and NASA have joined forces to deploy the first-ever LTE network on the moon - a major step towards a sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. The end-to-end LTE network - pioneered by Nokia Bell Labs’ - is expected to be ready in late 2022. Nokia is partnering with...
Airtel Zambia and Ericsson have partnered to launch the ‘Product Take-Back’ programme - an initiative that aims to minimize the potential impact of eWaste on the environment. eWaste, not recycled properly, is said to be an under-acknowledged environmental hazard around the world. The Product Take-Back programme is part of Ericsson’s...
Gozem has announced that it has acquired Delivroum, a food delivery app in Togo. This transaction combines the strength of Gozem’s transportation network with the breadth of Delivroum’s restaurant network, in the hopes of creating an unparalleled food delivery platform in Togo. Founded in 2018 in Lomé, Delivroum was the...
MultiChoice Group has appointed Nyiko Shiburi as the new CEO of its South African (MCSA) operations - effective from 1 December 2020. Until now, Shiburi has been the Regional Director of MultiChoice Africa: Southern Region — a role that spans nine countries. “Nyiko is an extremely experienced leader and has successfully...
Stripe has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Paystack, a payments collection company based in Lagos, Nigeria. According to an official statement, Paystack works with more than 60,000 businesses in Nigeria and Ghana to securely collect online and offline payments. It also processes more than half...
There are many acronyms in the world of IT, and SASE – the Secure Access Service Edge - is one of the latest that is gaining traction. It comes from a Gartner report published a year ago, and has been gathering strength ever since.  The report is entitled ‘The Future...
Mastercard has revealed that its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programme, Girls4Tech, has reached its initial goal of educating one million girls. The programme has a new and inspiring ambition to reach five million girls by 2025.  The programme, which launched in 2014, offers activities and curriculum built on global...
Liquid Telecom has appointed Deon Geyser as its new CEO - effective 1 January 2021. Geyser holds a master’s degree in engineering management as well as bachelor’s degrees in Electronic Engineering and IT from the University of Johannesburg. Prior to joining LTSA, and in his 18-year career, he has held senior...
MTN has appointed Rahul De - current CMO of MTN Nigeria - to CEO of its operations in Liberia - starting 1 November. replaces Uche Ofodile who departed Lonestar Cell MTN in July to become the CEO of MTN Benin. With 23 years of experience in the telco space, ranging...
MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa, according to findings from the Q3 2020 Mobile Network Quality Report. The report, from MyBroadband Insights, shows that South Africans had an average mobile download speed of 29.16Mbps and an average upload speed of 11.46Mbps. To determine the best mobile network in...
Cell C and Facebook have partnered with the Saldanha Bay Municipality (SBM) in the Western Cape of South Africa to launch express public access hotspots - part of a plan to roll out Wi-Fi hotspots across the country. The move is said to be part of an ongoing initiative by Cell...
DStv has launched 'Add movies' - a new movie offering that allows Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access customers to sign up for DStv’s dedicated movie channels previously only available to Premium subscribers. This offering is available on M-Net Movies 1, M-Net Movies 2 and fliekNet for an additional R99...
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