As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. From the commencement of parts of the POPI Act, the launch of the Huawei MatePad T8 and the introduction of Kenya's digital tax for online sales. MTN launches its 5G network...
While no person would choose to go through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers worldwide are keen to investigate the effects of this crisis global experiment. Sustainability experts, Lerato Moja, deputy director for South Africa's department of environmental affairs and Lungile Manzini, assistant director for the department, write about the impact...
The need for social distancing and better sanitation could leapfrog development of African cities into a more sustainable future. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director of Market Access & Research at Africa House, and research partner of exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa. He says that, while Africa’s architects...
Africa's travel and tourism industry have lost $55 billion due to the closure of borders across the continent in attempts to stave off the spread of the novel coronavirus. This is according to the African Union, who says that on the continent where safaris are a powerful overseas tourism market,...
According to Statistics South Africa, the country's economy decreased by 2.0% in the first quarter of 2020. Extending the technical recession the country found itself in in the last quarter of 2019. Stats SA's latest quarterly GDP figures come only a week after SA's finance minister Tito Mboweni tabled a...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has approved the 2020 Finance Bill, proposing amendments to multiple statutes including the Income Tax Act, the Value Added Tax Act of 2013, the Excise Duty Act of 2015 and the Tax Procedures Act of 2015. The most notable aspect of the approval of this new...
Progress is being made to promote the protection of personal information in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the commencement of parts of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). The remaining provisions of the Act will be addressed once the Information Regulator assume its powers, functions and duties...
Popular Chinese video and music app TikTok has been banned in India, along with 58 other apps - most of which are Chinese. This comes as tensions between the two countries continue to rise. Developed by Chinese company Bytedance, TikTok allows users to share short videos usually set to music....
The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled African economies but also offers an opportunity to reinvent economic systems on the continent and make small businesses more resilient, says VP and Senior Director for Economic Growth at Creative Associates International’s. “We are seeing digital solutions and transformation and awareness among political and business...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. South Africa announces the start of its first COVID-19 vaccine trial, and MTN set to release its 5G network next week. CERN prepares to build a massive super collider that is...
Satellite and fixed internet provider Zuku seems to be looking into releasing a decoder loaded with Android TV in the future, combined with Google Play and YouTube. The service is available in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi & Zambia. https://twitter.com/BeingWesh/status/1276064934338555909?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1276064934338555909&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftechweez.com%2F2020%2F06%2F25%2Fzuku-might-release-android-tv-decoder%2F New images circling social media might give an indication of what this...
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the agency's headquarters in Washington DC will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African-American female engineer to work at the aerospace company. Jackson, who passed away in 2005, started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s...
A new study shows that Satellite TV reception increased by 23% in Nigeria and 19% in Ghana in 2019 since the last study, conducted two years ago; SES currently reaches 35 million TV households across the African Continent. SES has unveiled the results of its annual Satellite Monitor survey, which...
Apple took to the online stage at WWDC to officially unveil iOS 14, in its words, "the biggest update ever to Home Screen". The update includes "redesigned widgets and the App Library, a new way to tap into the App Store with App Clips, powerful updates to Messages, and...
The Large Hadron Collider is the world's highest-energy particle collider at 27 kilometres in length. It is also the largest machine ever built by human hands, according to CNET. Now, the machine's operators, the European Organization for Nuclear Research - CERN, is planning to build a second, even larger collider. This...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Facebook launches a youth education programme in Sub-Saharan Africa, Orange probing entry into the South African and Nigerian markets, and Amazon opens up 3000 positions for South Africans to work...
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