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Blockchain marketplace believes women are the key to innovation in Crypto industry

Blockchain marketplace believes women are the key to innovation in Crypto industry

September 2, 2019 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Blockchain marketplace believes women are the key to innovation in Crypto industry

Digital peer-to-peer crypto marketplace, Paxful believes that women play an extremely important role in the future of blockchain in Africa. In a press release issued on Friday, 30 August 2019, the Bitcoin platform expressed the desire to expand its female-powered reach throughout the continent. “Women are critical to the future of the crypto-economy and...

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Japan and the African Development Bank have announced a joint target of $3.5 billion to help Africa's private development sector. Health, electricity and transport have been identified as key priorities. Image sourced from the African Development Bank Group.

Japan and African Development Bank announce $3.5 billion to support Africa’s private sector development

September 1, 2019 • Features, Finance, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Japan and African Development Bank announce $3.5 billion to support Africa’s private sector development

On 30 August 2019, Japan and the African Development Bank announced a joint target of $3.5 billion under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA4). The announcement was made at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African...

Women in Tech Profile: Christelle van de Merwe, Global Director of Customer Operations at Mimecast

Women in Tech Profile: Christelle van de Merwe, Global Director of Customer Operations at Mimecast

August 31, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Women in Tech Profile: Christelle van de Merwe, Global Director of Customer Operations at Mimecast

As we close off Women’s Month we continue celebrating women who have been inspiring the next generation of young girls and women by leading the way in careers in technology, paving the way around youth empowerment and focused on gender equality. To...

Telegram to launch crypto by Oct 2019 or face forfeiting everything

Telegram to launch crypto by Oct 2019 or face forfeiting everything

August 30, 2019 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Telegram to launch crypto by Oct 2019 or face forfeiting everything

So far, 2019 has been jam-packed with companies all over the globe looking to revolutionise the world’s current financial system – with the most notable contribution coming from social networking giant, Facebook. (ICYMI – in June, Facebook...

Fin-tech startup launches payment solutions platform throughout Africa

Fin-tech startup launches payment solutions platform throughout Africa

August 28, 2019 • Features, Finance, StartupsComments Off on Fin-tech startup launches payment solutions platform throughout Africa

UK based fin-tech startup, SympliFi announced the launch of its fin-tech platform on Wednesday, 28 August 2019. The platform is said to have been designed to empower users around the world offering access to financial solutions – meaning people living...

Women in Tech Profile: Michelle Bisset, VP, Customer Success at Sage Africa and Middle East

Women in Tech Profile: Michelle Bisset, VP, Customer Success at Sage Africa and Middle East

August 25, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Women in Tech Profile: Michelle Bisset, VP, Customer Success at Sage Africa and Middle East

Michelle Bisset is the Vice President of Customer Success at Sage Africa & Middle East. She leads product support and retention teams across the region. Bisset is also a coach to aspiring women leaders, particularly in the Not for Profit sector. The proud...

INTERVIEW: Simone Dickson on regulation and risks facing the digital world

INTERVIEW: Simone Dickson on regulation and risks facing the digital world

August 24, 2019 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Simone Dickson on regulation and risks facing the digital world

“The legislative process is not typically known to be fast-paced, particularly when compared to the rate at which technology develops and improves,” says Simone Dickson, Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice Director at Cliffe Dekker...

Fujitsu and Qualcomm successfully test 5G technology

August 23, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Fujitsu and Qualcomm successfully test 5G technology

Fujitsu and Qualcomm announced on Thursday, 22 August 2019, that through their collaboration they have achieved non-standalone 5G data calls.  The successfully conducted Network-Device Vendor Interoperability Testing (NV-IOT) leverages Fujitsu’s...

SYSPRO implements new ERP features

August 23, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments Off on SYSPRO implements new ERP features

Global software development company, SYSPRO announced on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, that they plan on implementing additional value-adding functionality to their latest enterprise resource planning (ERP) release. According to SYSPRO, it is their mission to...

OPPO appoints two new global presidents

August 23, 2019 • Careers, FeaturesComments Off on OPPO appoints two new global presidents

Global smartphone brand, OPPO announced on Thursday, 22 August 2019, that the establishments of its new Global Sales and Global Marketing Business Units aim to drive the company’s integrated development in global markets and provide consumers around the...

Women in Tech Profile: Carina Engelbrecht, Solutions Consultant at Itec SA

Women in Tech Profile: Carina Engelbrecht, Solutions Consultant at Itec SA

August 21, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Women in Tech Profile: Carina Engelbrecht, Solutions Consultant at Itec SA

In this segment of Women in Tech we feature Carina Engelbrecht, a Solutions Consultant at Itec SA who believes that being a female can be a huge advantage in the sales industry. The 39-year-old is a trailblazer and changing perceptions as she works to close...

If you don't do cloud there's a risk of missing out says Gartner Jeff Mann

The impact of cloud on businesses in Africa

August 21, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on The impact of cloud on businesses in Africa

According to Gartner, cloud will influence ever-greater portions of enterprise IT decisions, in particular, system infrastructure. But what does this really mean for Africa? The Gartner Africa ICT Hype Cycle 2019 which was published on Tuesday, 20 August...

4 exciting results from the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

4 insights into the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

August 21, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 insights into the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

Mobile analytics company, Opensignal has released a report analysing the mobile network experience in South Africa. The report, utilising 105,883 devices and recording over 259,426,348 measurements from 1 May to 29 July 2019, covers everything from 4G...

Screenshot of actor Idris Elba (left) in the story mode for NBA 2K20. Image sourced from HYPEBEAST.

SpringHill Entertainment to produce NBA 2K20 MyCAREER Mode

August 20, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and GamingComments Off on SpringHill Entertainment to produce NBA 2K20 MyCAREER Mode

2K recently announced a partnership with SpringHill Entertainment, a content company created by American businessman Maverick Carter and NBA Superstar LeBron James. SpringHill Entertainment will produce and create NBA 2K20’s MyCAREER cinematic...

Gamers at the ASUS booth during rAge 2018. Image sourced from rAge.

ASUS South Africa to launch inaugural Republic of Gamers Invitational at rAge 2019

August 18, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ASUS South Africa to launch inaugural Republic of Gamers Invitational at rAge 2019

On 16 August 2019, ASUS South Africa announced the inaugural ROG Invitation which, according to a rAge press release, will be South Africa’s richest short-form Counter-Strike tournament. The prize pool is $9,900 and will span a period of one month. The...

Women in Tech Profile: Phindi Mazibuko, Director of Service Delivery in MEA at Mimecast

Women in Tech Profile: Phindi Mazibuko, Director of Service Delivery in MEA at Mimecast

August 17, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Women in Tech Profile: Phindi Mazibuko, Director of Service Delivery in MEA at Mimecast

It’s still Women’s Month and we continue to celebrate women breaking the glass ceiling in technology. These are Women in Tech who persistently empower other women and dominate the industry. For the second segment, we bring you Siphindokuhle...