Almost as many women as men use the internet in Ghana, according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation. The study finds men are only 6% more likely to be online than women. This is in sharp contrast to the large gender gap found globally where men...
Women in Uganda use the Internet far less than men according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation which found that 27% of men in the country are online, compared with just 19% of women. Uganda had by far the largest gender gap in internet access among...
Gender imbalance isn’t just another challenge that companies need to overcome, it could be considered one of the biggest obstacles facing the global tech sector today. This is something we’re seeing across many regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa. To start, the tech sector is facing a talent shortage problem: there aren’t...
Charities in the 'know' have been using technology to boost their fundraising abilities for years - whether it's through live-streaming, virtual auctions or crowdfunding. But it wasn't truly until the COVID-19 pandemic that these organisations had to solely rely on the digital sphere. With this in mind, a non-profit fundraising...
In May 2020, the personal records of more than 24 million South Africans and nearly 794,000 companies were handed over to someone impersonating a client. The personal records, identity numbers and addresses of millions of people and thousands of businesses were given to this person because they had fooled...
MTN has introduced a month-to-month payment option that aims to give customers "control of their spend commitments". With no lock-ins, no credit checks and no complicated paperwork, MTN Month-to-Month is available to anyone that either doesn’t want to be tied to a contract or who is unable to get a...
The 2020 Security Culture Report collected data from more than 120,000 employees across 24 countries to find out exactly how deeply security was embedded in the company culture. Or not. South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, USA, UK, New Zealand, Norway and India were some of the countries included in...
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global economy to a standstill and put millions of people under financial stress. Understandably, people from all walks of life started looking for alternative income streams. Not only are these side jobs providing women with additional income, but they are also giving individuals...
Seacom has announced that Chief Strategy Officer, Suveer Ramdhani, has resigned - there's no word yet on who is set to replace him. He has been a part of the company since its inception in 2009. Ramdhani had a "founding role in the Seacom project and was responsible for the...
Gciniwe Dlamini is a Research Engineer at IBM Research. She is currently working on developing robust machine learning and statistical models to analyze and derive insights from real healthcare data. In conjunction with machine learning algorithms, she is using natural language processing tools to analyze medical reports in text format...
The US has put a number of Chinese-owned companies under intense scrutiny over the last few months. Most recently, President Trump made it very clear that the US is looking at banning the popular video-sharing app, Tiktok, over user-privacy concerns. Now, one of the world's largest online retailers, Alibaba, could...
Momentum's parent company, Momentum Metropolitan has confirmed to stakeholders that one of its subsidiaries has fallen victim to a data breach. “Momentum Metropolitan hereby informs stakeholders that a third party unlawfully accessed a limited portion of data of a subsidiary of the Group,” reads an official statement from the company. “The...
Microsoft South Africa is partnering with NPO's, 1000 Women Trust and TEARS Foundation, to launch the Safe@Home Hackathon which aims to address gender-based violence in South Africa. Hackathons are aimed at finding solutions to specific challenges through collaborative brainstorming and programming in a short space of time. The Safe@Home Hackathon will...
Google has introduced three new devices to the Pixel range - the 5, 4A and 4A 5G. This launch marks the first 5G-enabled Pixels. Here's a closer look at the devices: Google Pixel 4A The “everything you love about Google” phone starts at $349 and comes standard with a 5.8-inch OLED display....
The Mastercard Foundation has launched its Young Africa Works strategy in Uganda which has set a goal to enable more than 3 million young people in the country to access dignified and fulfilling work opportunities by 2030. Under Young Africa Works, the Foundation has committed $200 million to ensure...
Women represent around 20% of the global cybersecurity workforce, according to a report released by Cybersecurity Ventures. This comes a mere two years after Frost & Sullivan pointed a menacing finger at the 1.8 million vacant cybersecurity seats by 2020 and the dearth of skills and people within an...
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