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From a purely observational standpoint, it might seem like humanity has now bridged the digital divide. Wherever you go in today's world you are sure to see someone scrolling through pages on their smartphone or doing something in daily life that requires an Internet connection. We've come to take...
Access to the Internet is fast becoming a human right in the eyes of millions of people from around the world. This is because the Internet has evolved to a point where people see internet access as vital for them to exercise and enjoy their rights to the freedom...
Wi-Fi can easily be called out as one of the most popular technologies of the last two decades. Just as mobile telephony and mobile internet, it has become a part of everyday life. And with the advent of IoT and the introduction of 5G, the time has come for...
Today, technology is rapidly changing the world for the better. On one hand, we have virtual assistants reading and forwarding emails for us, and on the other hand, we have technologies like Big Data, cloud computing, blockchain, etc. that are driving businesses and facilitating payments. Although the first world countries...
According to a statement issued by Vodafone Zambia on June 6, the company CEO, Lars Hendrik Stork, has retired. Chairperson, Gilbert Temba, said in a statement that the new CEO would be announced alongside the new Vodafone Zamia ownership and other important structural changes in the near future. There were no...
As a means to help elevate and accelerate Vodacom business partners into transformative digital businesses, Vodacom has kick-started its digital transformation strategy into sixth gear by hosting its partners at a two-day Future Proof conference, which took place at Emperors Palace on Wednesday and Thursday. Future Proof is one of...
Nearly one in five South Africans don’t have a password on their smartphone. With almost 9 million South Africans reportedly victims of cybercrime in the last year, according to a 2016 study by internet security company Norton, the need for heightened security measures for tech devices becomes abundantly clear. As...
The introduction of blockchain technology has the world as we know it shifting at a rapid pace. Since its arrival in 2009 the technology has been met with immense demand, both for development and commercialisation, and in the coming years, the list of industries seeking to benefit from blockchains...
Developing markets have a strong culture of entrepreneurship, a culture that has been boosted by the ubiquity of mobile. But for many, data remains a luxury and often agonisingly out of reach, even on mobile. In fact, 60% of people in sub-Saharan Africa will still lack a data connection...
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937. The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution enterprise, with operations in Europe, North America, Asia and now...
The South African life insurance industry is seen as one of the most innovative life cover sectors in the world. There are major technological developments on the international front that offer our industry the opportunity to cement its global status and to match individual needs. Some of these innovations...
Surf and Facebook officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya today. This initiative was born from the mutual belief of both organizations that access to internet should be available and affordable for everyone. Express Wi-Fi is a fast, affordable public wi-fi hotspot service. Surf has already rolled out...
Crowd1, the “get-rich-quick” business operation has just been banned in Namibia with the Bank of Namibia declaring the business’ operations to be an “undesirable practice” – meaning 10 years in prison or about a $66,000 fine for anyone caught promoting it, reports Business Insider. “Crowd1 does not sell tangible products...
Cities are getting more crowded. Already, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas and this number is expected to increase to two thirds by 2050. With pressure increasing on public services and infrastructure, cities have been looking for innovative, future-proofing solutions. “Over centuries, cities evolve systems to...
South Africans can now buy prepaid utility services or pay their accounts from approximately 600 bill issuers with the new EasyPay Mobile app using Masterpass, the global digital payment service from Mastercard. Announced today at the Mastercard Connecting Tomorrow Forum in Barcelona, this collaboration marks a significant milestone in Mastercard’s...
On Thursday 23 November 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN announced a new array of Black Friday deals which will be running from this Friday 24 November 2017 through to Cyber Monday 27 November 2017. MTN revealed that customers can walk away with free devices, televisions and data deals...
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