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Technology to play a bigger role in the workplace of the future

May 9, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Technology to play a bigger role in the workplace of the future

Technology trends are not only disrupting the business environment of today, but is also shaping the way in which business will be conducted in future, as technology is destined to play a bigger role in the workplace of the future. The learners of today, therefore have to be properly prepared to meet the challenges of [&hellip...

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Hack Jozi Challenge selects top ten digital ideas

May 4, 2016 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Hack Jozi Challenge selects top ten digital ideas

The top ten of the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge has been announced. The varied ideas include ways for parents to reduce screen time for their children, a free pick up and drop off laundry service and an online platform to upload or download building plans for...

Coventry University unveils £1 million scholarship offer to African students

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Coventry University unveils £1 million scholarship offer to African students

Coventry University has unveiled a £500,000 scholarship offer for international students and announced the establishment of the Africa Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE), which aims to boost socio-economic development across the African...

14 Middle East & Africa non-profits to receive Microsoft grants

April 22, 2016 • Company News, General, Top StoriesComments Off on 14 Middle East & Africa non-profits to receive Microsoft grants

Microsoft Philanthropies has announced grants for over 100 non-profits worldwide, of which 14 are in the Middle East and Africa. These grants are a component of the $75M commitment Microsoft made to increase access to computer science education around the...

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Samsung Galaxy Studio doors open in South Africa

April 15, 2016 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Galaxy Studio doors open in South Africa

The Galaxy Studio pop-up – which is according to the company an immersive customer interaction that demonstrates the power of integrating multiple mobile devices – at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg is one of 12 Galaxy Studios that...

Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

ICT can accelerate Sustainable Development Goals

April 14, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on ICT can accelerate Sustainable Development Goals

Ericsson has published its 23rd annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report, which details the company’s performance in 2015 in three areas: responsible business; energy, environment and climate change; and communication for all. The report...

IDC reveals new regional research center in Egypt

April 12, 2016 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on IDC reveals new regional research center in Egypt

International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed the opening of its dedicated new office in Cairo’s Smart Village. The firm says a number of analysts and consultants are already on board and that recruitment efforts are continuing after today’s...

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Uber South Africa reveals reasons behind rate cuts

April 7, 2016 • Company News, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber South Africa reveals reasons behind rate cuts

This past week Uber had recently revealed that, as of Thursday 07 April 2016, the company would be reducing rates on UberX in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban by up to 20%. While this does make the service more attractive to consumers, more than 200 Uber...

Uber introduces rider call back line in South Africa

South African Uber drivers angry over rate cut

April 6, 2016 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Uber drivers angry over rate cut

Uber recently revealed that, as of Thursday 07 April 2016, the company will be reducing rates on UberX in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban by up to 20%. While this does make the service more attractive to consumers, more than 200 Uber drivers have called...

African leaders urge economic transformation

April 5, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African leaders urge economic transformation

“Our future rests in our hands,” declared Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Mr. Haile Mariam Desalegn on Monday in his keynote speech at the opening of the Conference of Ministers at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis...

Ethiopia to transform education through technology

March 29, 2016 • Education, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia to transform education through technology

Students, teachers and learning institutions in Ethiopia will according to Microsoft, soon be transforming the way they learn and teach through ICT. This is due to Microsoft and the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia having signed an Education Transformation...

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Limpopo: Vodacom powers digital classrooms

March 23, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Limpopo: Vodacom powers digital classrooms

Vodacom has revealed that teachers and learners in Limpopo can look forward to digital classrooms. This, according to Vodacom, is thanks to the roll-out of a countrywide e-learning programme undertaken by Vodacom in partnership with Samsung. The latest...

PwC to support entrepreneurship across the African continent

March 22, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on PwC to support entrepreneurship across the African continent

Entrepreneurship must be promoted and supported across the African continent to promote economic growth, boost job creation, and alleviate poverty on the continent. Innovative emerging companies are disruptive and are highly scalable businesses. They require...

Microsoft unveils Office Excel Champs SA competition

March 22, 2016 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Microsoft unveils Office Excel Champs SA competition

Microsoft South Africa has launched the Office Excel Champs competition, which aims to find the country’s greatest Excel practitioner, whether he or she is a student, teacher, business professional or simply loves crunching numbers for fun. “There have...

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Education Innovation Summit draws in high-calibre speakers and guests

March 18, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Events, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Education Innovation Summit draws in high-calibre speakers and guests

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...

Samsung expands onboard entertainment for SAA

March 18, 2016 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Samsung expands onboard entertainment for SAA

South African Airways (SAA) will be expanding the offer of Samsung tablets on board as a way of improving in-flight entertainment to business class customers travelling on regional flights. “Following the launch of this offering in September last year on...