McAfee, part of Intel Security, has revealed the appointment of Trevor Coetzee as its new regional director, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Coetzee's  primary responsibilities will be the overall guidance and direction of the South African and Sub Saharan African region and promoting the McAfee brand. His new role...
Africa is not immune to the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s (4IR) potential to disrupt through digital technology. For this reason, there’s an intensifying need to ensure that the continent capitalises on opportunities that can empower it's people, bring down the cost of digital tools and invest in local businesses. IT News...
Telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, announced on Thursday 7 September 2017, that the company has appointed Willem Marais as Chief Business Development Officer. Marais in his new role will help oversee the group’s business development as well as the expansion into new markets. Marais, who has been a...
In September 2018, Cell C announced that it would be launching a new project - CellCgirl - that aimed to empower young women to give them greater opportunities to excel. Through the platform, young women between 14 and 24 would have access to educational resources, economic and employment opportunities. Nearly...
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...
Cell C  has appointed Zafar ‘Zaf’ Mahomed as the new Chief Financial Officer. “We are pleased to welcome Zaf Mahomed to Cell C. He brings extensive financial, management and business experience to the role and we look forward to adding his expertise to Cell C’s leadership team,” says Cell C Chief...
Jumia has named Sam Chappatte as Managing Director for its Kenyan operations. Prior to his appointment, Sam was managing Jumia's New Countries, overseeing operations in six countries; Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania, Senegal and Algeria. He replaces Parinaz Firozi who is leaving the company after two years of service. Outgoing MD Parinaz...
Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Salia Gbane as the Managing Director for Chad. Prior to his appointment as the Managing Director - Chad, Salia was the Commercial Director at Airtel, Gabon. Salia brings a wealth...
  Genesys, a global omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions company has announced Tony Bates as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Bates succeeds Paul Segre, who will continue with Genesys as chairman of the company. "In my 12 years as CEO, I've had the privilege of working...
According to a report on the Business Day website (www.businessday.co.za), Cell C CEO Jeffrey Hedberg might not renew his contract at the South African mobile service provider. It is rumoured that he may join Telkom later this year. The report further highlighted comments made by Hedberg about the speculation, quoting...
Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could cause unthinkable damage if left unchecked - that's why it is so important it's regulated. In a letter penned to the Finacial Times, he explains how AI can potentially save lives, but in the wrong hands, it could be...
To lay bare the scale of challenges small businesses are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to understand their ongoing challenges and areas for further support, Facebook published the Global State of Small Business Report. Compiled in partnership with the World Bank and the OECD, it surveyed over 30,000 small...
Jaime Morais has been appointed by General Electric as the Country Leader for the company in Angola. In addition to this new position, Jaime is also GE Africa's Government Affairs Leader for Central and Francophone Africa. In this new role, Jaime will be vital in ushering in the next...
Software AG has announced the appointment of Kholiwe Makhohliso in the position of Country Leader for South Africa. Kholiwe takes over from Mohamed Cassoojee who decided to leave the business. With more than 22 years of experience in various businesses, Kholiwe joined Oracle in July 2011 as a Head of...
Huawei, in a move to promote its localization strategy in the region, has appointed Deborah-Anne Strydom to the position of Assistant Director (in Charge) of the Contract Commercial and Fulfillment Department for the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Region. She is currently the only Non-Chinese appointed for such position globally....
In 2013, Sam Clarke - founder and CEO of local startup, Skynamo - decided he wanted to solve a problem that had been getting in the way of business for decades. A few years later, in 2020, Skynamo went on to secure $30 million in US funding and is...
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