South African labour unions are planning to boycott mobile network service provider, Vodacom, sighting the failure of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to intervene in the sale by Telkom of its remaining stake in the company. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) said it...
IT News Africa sat down with the CEO and Founder of innovative startup WiPo Wireless Power, Dr Jaco du Preez, recently in an interview to discuss his company's goals and objectives. Jaco, a man with degrees in Computer Systems Engineering, ICT and Informatics, has close to two decades of experience in ICT,...
Gilles Lepretre has been appointed SAP Africa’s Managing Director for French-speaking Africa.  The appointment comes at a time that sees the company driving significant growth in line with its 2014 goals for the region. In his new role, Gilles will lead the newly formed French African SAP territory, which is...
Isis Nyong'o, recently appointed Vice President and Managing Director for Africa at InMobi has been named as one of the ‘Top 40 women under 40’ in Kenya’s Business Daily. Isis joined InMobi from Google’s Africa business development unit, where she specialised in mobile partnerships the development of Google's Africa content...
Cisco has appointed Siyabonga Madyibi as its new Government Affairs Director for Africa. According to Cisco, Madyibi will lead its government affairs and public policy strategy in Africa. Madyibi will also be tasked to engage with government officials and key policy makers in Africa. Cisco revealed that in his new role, Madyibi will focus...
The founder of eBay, Pierre Omidyar on Wednesday announced that he will be donating $100 million over three years in support of  "independent media and investigative journalism" worldwide, while tackling "misinformation and hate speech." The pledge was made through Omidyar's philanthropic organisation, Omidyar Network, as he looks to tackle the...
Eight people in South Africa have been arrested for disseminating false information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, confirms Police Minister Bheki Cele during a media address on Tuesday, 7 April 2020. Previously, Cele and other authorities have on multiple occasions warned the general public against spreading fake news as it could...
Online E-commerce platform Jumia has revealed that Juliet Anammah has been named as the new CEO for Jumia Nigeria. According to the company, Anammah is taking over from former Co-CEOs Jeremy Doutte and Nicolas Martin, who are taking the reins of Jumia Global across the 11 African countries in...
iBASIS, a communications solutions provider based in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA, recently announced the appointment of JC Geha as the company's new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Geha was previously the Senior Vice President, Head of International Technology and Services for Deutsche Telekom, and of Managed Services for Ericsson. Geha's knowledge...
Acer Africa has announced its new appointment for Head of Commercial in the Sub-Saharan region. Vic Brits will lead the commercial sector of the business, as he aims to increase Acer’s market share in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) market in...
Web security company Sophos has announced that Kris Hagerman will become the company’s new chief executive officer effective immediately, and will join the company’s board.  Hagerman succeeds Steve Munford, who will become non-executive chairman of the board.  Peter Gyenes, the current chairman, will continue as a member of the...
ALE International, operating under the brand Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, has revealed changes in key senior management positions and the board as part of its ongoing business transformation to drive growth. According to the company these changes include: - Jeff Ma appointed as acting CEO effective immediately. Mr. Ma is a current member...
Nigerian Internet Entrepreneur Chidi Nwaogu has won the first prize in the 'Entrepreneurship' category at the 2019 Africa 35.35 Awards. The Awards aim to recognize 35 people under 35 from Africa or the African diaspora who have made outstanding achievements in their communities. Other winners in the Entrepreneurship category...
Transactional marketing company, ROKT, has appointed Simon Edelstyn its Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Edelstyn will report to ROKT's CEO Bruce Buchanan and be a member of the company's executive committee. "Simon is regarded as one of the very best to take a venture that...
On Friday 2 February 2018, Liquid Telecom South Africa, a data, voice and IP provider, announced that the company's CEO, Kyle Whitehill, will be leaving when his contract expires on the 20th of March 2018. “Kyle has decided to return home to be with his family who remained in the...
Airtel Zambia has announced the appointment of Peter Correia as its MD. According to the telecom operator, Correia's position will be effective from 01 March, 2015. Correia will be taking over from Charity Lumpa, who the company said has requested early retirement to pursue other, personal interests. Correira has previously...
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