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Uber and SAB are working together to help reduce the number of deaths caused by drunk driving ahead of the festive season, when alcohol-related traffic accidents are traditionally high. South Africa has the world’s highest rate of alcohol-related road deaths. According to WHO as much as 58% of all road...
At the Philips Africa Innovation Experience 2015, JJ van Dongen, CEO of Philips Africa highlighted some of the key technologies created by Royal Philips over the last year. The innovations showcased cut across a broad range of uses and industries, but the common link between them is the impact they...
Visa has partnered with online payments platform MyGate to process Visa Checkout in South Africa. Managing Director of MyGate, Dan Edmiston said: “We’re very pleased to be partnering with Visa as we aim to create enjoyable online payment experiences that are secure and simple for customers to navigate. Customers will...
One of the most life-altering and important drives in the developed world is the drive towards financial inclusion. While this drive may be derived from the incentive for banks to increase their customer base, it is to the advantage of the newly banked population, who previously had limited exposure to...
Investment in Africa has never been higher. According to the World Bank, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the region hit a record $60 billion by the middle of this year. And yet, many multinational companies looking to expand across the continent are still wary of doing business in Africa...
The AfricaCom Awards for 2015, attracted more entries than ever before, with some serious heavyweight projects giving the judges some added food for thought. Three of the big winners on the night were Huawei, Project Isizwe and FNB Connect, who both won two awards each. However, all who entered are leaders...
The digital divide between men and women can only be overcome if all interested parties adopt a multilateral approach – one that starts with digital literacy and focuses on making tech relevant to women and girls. This was the consensus reached at a recent Intel-hosted roundtable on women in technology...
To help ease the high unemployment levels throughout the continent, organisations need to be innovative and create new commercially viable business opportunities. eWaste has captured the headlines in recent months and is no doubt an attractive proposition for companies to help stimulate economy growth. At the recent national consultative conference on...
There can be little doubt that the burgeoning Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector is shaping the future of socio-economic development across Africa. So much so that governments have recognized that access to the ‘Internet is a basic necessity for more than just business, education and service delivery, but also...
Organisations in South Africa are under constant pressure to reduce operating costs, meet escalating customer expectations and innovate to differentiate themselves from the competition, with the ultimate aim of boosting revenue and profit. To achieve this, businesses are investing in unified communication technologies to drive efficiency and foster better collaboration...
Airtel Uganda, along with the International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AIESEC) recently visited Kyambogo University, as part of the MOU that was signed between the two companies to carry out a Digital Youth Empowerment Programme and training in ten universities in Uganda. AIESEC, an international platform...
The modern business environment is characterised by a giant hyper connected network in which every employee is connected in a myriad of ways and where information can travel instantly anywhere around the globe. Social networks are democratising access to information, while video calls enable people to keep in contact...
MTN has appointed Phuthuma Nhleko as Executive Chairman in a temporary capacity as Sifiso Dabengwa revealed that he has resigned as CEO. According to a press statement revealed by MTN: "MTN wishes to inform the market that MTN’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sifiso Dabengwa has resigned." "Due to the most unfortunate...
The importance of data management has increased considerably in recent years due to the advances in Big Data mining and the benefits it offers businesses. The nature of data management is again undergoing substantial changes, due to the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. Workforce solutions provider Manpower...
Sony has officially launched its latest device, the Xperia Z5 Smartphone. Much like the Z3, and other devices in the Xperia lineup, the Z5 features an eye catching waterproof and dust-tight design. To accompany the unique design, the Xperia Z5 features a 23Mega-pixel (MP) rear-facing camera as well as a...
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