One of the biggest challenges facing the mass rollout of autonomous vehicles is the development of adequate legislation. As with all new things, this type of legislation has not been seen before and we are essentially starting from scratch. Once countries such as the United States and the UK have...
WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites. Using the app, small businesses, construction companies, shopping centres, renovators, housing complexes and homeowners...
As African organisations undergo digital transformation, understanding this massive shift and how to harness it, will be vital for organisations across the continent. According to Mandla Mbonambi, founding CEO of Africonology increased access to information, new ways of doing things and consumer consumption patterns will continue to force African...
Internet Solutions (IS) is no stranger to digital transformation (DX). Back in 1993, IS began by building the infrastructure that would connect South Africa’s people, societies, services and things, moreover, this was done when the digital world was still very much in its infancy. Today, hyper connections are a...
The United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA) has officially formed Zambia’s first Blockchain Association. While this took place during a meeting held in Zambia's capital, Lusaka on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the official news was only announced a few days later. “We agreed to come up with an association to be...
Africa Pay TV subscribers will reach 30 million in 2021, up from 16 million in 2015, according to the latest data published by Dataxis. Digital satellite Pay TV subscribers for 2021 is expected to arrive at 20 million compared to 8 million for digital terrestrial pay TV subscribers. Dataxis estimates...
Digitisation has forever changed the consumer buying experience. The internet, once a simple tool to browse options and compare prices before consumers experienced and bought the product in a store, has now become the platform on which brands compete for share of mind and pocket. In the past consumers had...
The 2016 Education Innovation Summit, which had been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom and Mwabu, saw education and technology executives convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 17th of March 2016. "Great Calibre of speakers and guests" - Debbie Lin Business Development Manager at International...
In other African countries, such as Kenya, Zambia, Uganda or Ghana, MultiChoice has lowered DStv fees over the last few months. Saying in a statement; "We recognise that our customers are living in tough economic times, and want to reward them for their on-going loyalty and support. We want to...
Facebook announced on Monday, 28 October 2019, that it will now let users choose to get personalised reminders about upcoming healthcare checkups and vaccinations. According to The Verge, the social media giants Preventive Health tool "focuses on getting people information about cancer screenings, heart checkups, and flu vaccines —...
On October 15, Gartner, Inc. highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2019. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is currently underway in Orlando Florida.   Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out...
A recent research collaboration between the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Fletcher School at Tufts University highlights the strengths and opportunities of six major countries in Africa for harnessing the true potential of technology to drive inclusive growth. With financial support from the Mastercard Impact Fund, the African...
It is widely recognised that tourism has the potential to help South Africa and other African countries grow their economies and create jobs. Tourism is contributing for around 9 percent of South Africa's gross domestic product, a growth to the economy of R412.5 billion in 2017, which translates into 1.5...
On 19 August 2019, Lenovo announced the Lenovo ThinkSystem  SR635 and SR655 server platforms, which Lenovo claims are "two of the industry's most powerful single-socket servers." These new Lenovo solutions aim to provide the performance of a dual-socket server at the price of a single-socket server. These new servers are...
As of 2020 US fast-food company McDonald is expected to roll out new digital ordering kiosks at all U.S. McDonald’s locations. McDonald's started rolling out ordering kiosks at its US locations in 2015, and the chain hasn't looked back since: by 2020, most of its 14,000 locations will have kiosks installed. The franchise...
The inclusive business model has become an ever-evolving global movement that not only focuses on erasing the dreaded poverty line, but also shines the spotlight on an ability to create life-lines in the form of opportunities for low-income segments. Through the adoption of this model, which includes the low-income...
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