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Ukheshe has partnered with Infobip to launch South Africa's first WhatsApp payment gateway which allows Telkom customers to send money to anyone with a mobile number quickly and securely with no need for another app or any additional software. The project and collaboration with Infobip forms part of Ukheshe’s objective of...
Liquid Telecom has unveiled its new identity as Liquid Intelligent Technologies. The pan-African technology group also revealed its plan to go from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology group through a group-wide rebrand. Over the last two decades, Liquid has firmly established itself as...
IOT.nxt has revealed that co-founder and CEO, Nico Steyn, is stepping down from his role with immediate effect. He will, however, remain a shareholder and board member of the Vodacom company. “I will focus my time and effort on areas of the business that I most enjoy and where I...
Security and medical response platform, Aura has announced its plan to expand into Kenya by offering its emergency and medical response services in Nairobi and Mombasa. The rollout will be led by the newly appointed General Manager, Hilary Itela. Warren Myers, CEO of AURA, says that the intention is to...
Bolt has launched Bolt Green - a new eco-friendly ride offering - in Kenya. The service part of the company’s effort towards reducing its carbon footprint. “We continue to scale up our operations for the benefit of our customers and the communities in which we operate. Having electric and hybrid...
Dimension Data MEA has appointed Werner Kapp as the new CEO for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) - this follows the departure of Grant Bodley who has been with the company for more than 20 years. Kapp will take up his new role from 1 April 2021. “I’m thrilled to...
WhatsApp is working on a new password protection feature that would encrypt chat backups, reports The Verge. At the moment, chats are only end-to-end encrypted on WhatsApp - this doesn't include the online backups stored on Google Drive and iCloud.So with the introduction of this feature, chats would only be...
MTN Group has appointed Chika Ekeji as its new Strategy and Transformation Executive - effective from 15 March. The telco says this appointment is part of its plans to further bolster management capacity to accelerate the Group’s strategic ambitions. “In December 2020, MTN Group announced the completion of a comprehensive...
Microsoft believes the recent attacks on its business email software was by the Chinese government-backed hacking group, HAFNIUM. "Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre (MSTIC) attributes this campaign with high confidence to HAFNIUM, a group assessed to be state-sponsored and operating out of China, based on observed victimology, tactics and procedures," reads...
Airbnb has partnered with SnapScan to launch ‘Support Jozi, Shop Local’, an initiative that aims to aid the recovery of SMEs by driving traffic to smaller businesses, and delivering a much-needed economic boost to local communities. Using the SnapScan app, locals and visitors alike can now buy goods and services...
UserTesting has appointed Shannon Nash and Cindy Russo to its board of directors. These two women bring a wealth of financial and operational experience as UserTesting continues to expand and diversify the board. Nash brings more than two decades of experience, and is currently the Chief Accounting Officer at Reputation. Previously,...
Hellopay and Mastercard have partnered to roll out SoftPOS – a contactless acceptance solution that turns any NFC-enabled Android device into a physical point of sale. This move is expected to boost digital payment acceptance at small informal enterprises in South Africa, while supporting consumers’ preference for touch-free payments amidst social...
Silicon Cape has appointed Vusi Thembekwayo to its board - effective March 2021. He will take on the position of co-chair, alongside Sumarie Roodt, as the board will be moving to a co-chair governance structure. Thembekwayo is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, speaker and founding CEO of MyGrowthFund Venture...
Citrix has officially completed its acquisition of Wrike - a SaaS collaborative work management solutions company - for approximately $2.25 billion. Through the acquisition, Citrix is expected to deliver a comprehensive cloud-based work platform where employees and teams can securely access, collaborate and execute all work types in the "most...
South African-founded Luno has officially recorded seven million customers (wallets) - just seven weeks after reaching the milestone of six million customers. The business believes this growth is due to the simplicity of its online and mobile platforms, offering education, bank-grade security and self-regulation. It is actively working with regulators and...
Jumia is set to expand its eCommerce offering to include food delivery. According to the company's co-CEO, Sacha Poignonnec, 20% of all transactions across the Jumia platform is already made up of food and this is growing quickly. He also revealed that the service will expand to Egypt following the exit...
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