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Major education event set to tackle 4th Industrial Revolution

Major education event set to tackle 4th Industrial Revolution

April 24, 2019 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

On the 29th May 2019, IT News Africa is set to host the 4th annual Education Innovation Summit at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton. This year’s conference will focus on the exploration of emerging educational technology trends and aim to provide solutions to technological challenges within education. Under the theme “Preparing Africa for a tech-driven...

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New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

April 24, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Payment approval rates for travel have increased by 8.8% in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), finds a new report from Checkout.com, an international provider of online payment solutions. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1%...

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) will launch its School of Software Engineering for secondary schools in the Free State on 25 April 2019.

School of Software Engineering to launch in South Africa

April 24, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) has developed a curriculum at schools to include ICT initiatives such as coding, software development and other digital skills. This is a national initiative that SITA, in accordance with its business development...

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

April 24, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom Kenya has made telemedicine a reality for thousands of patients at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa. Using its high-speed fibre network, Liquid Telecom has connected the main hospital in Mombasa to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal...

Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

April 23, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) 2019 Investment Challenge, South Africa’s largest financial literacy initiative which provides high school and university students with an opportunity to explore and engage with the world of investing by...

Standard Bank addresses cybercrime with WalletWise programme

Standard Bank addresses cybercrime with WalletWise programme

April 18, 2019 • Finance, SecurityComments (0)

Standard Bank has launched a consumer education programme, WalletWise which aims to empower consumers with knowledge that enables them to make more informed decisions about their finances and lifestyle. The programme aims at tackling financial topics of...

Centbee closes Series A round funding

Centbee closes Series A round funding

April 18, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African-based Bitcoin company, Centbee, announced that it has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm, Ayre Ventures and CoinGeek. Ayre, who has invested $1 304 700,00 (R18.3 million), announced...

How companies are personalising health

How companies are personalising health

April 18, 2019 • HealthcareComments (0)

From shopping to hailing a ride, with the click of a button or a swipe of a screen, technology has revolutionised our everyday lives. But can it change the way we address the global issue of declining health? More and more people around the world are...

South African FinTech company offers invoice financing in record time

South African FinTech company offers SMEs financing in hours

April 17, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

FinTech company, Bridgement offers invoice financing to SMEs in a record time of 2.5-hours. Bridgement’s speed is due to its use of machine learning for credit analysis and decision making. “When money is needed quickly – to cover salaries...

Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

Networks Unlimited Africa plays its part in committing to South Africa education

April 17, 2019 • Education, SponsoredComments (0)

“South African businesses need to get positive about education and commit themselves to playing their role in educating South Africa’s children – the onus cannot lie only on the state.” This was the message from Anton Jacobsz, CEO at Networks...

Facebook, Dream Factory open computer lab in Cape Town

Facebook, Dream Factory open computer lab in Cape Town

April 16, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Facebook Community Leadership Program and the Dream Factory Foundation have partnered to open a computer lab at Salt River High School in Cape Town. The facility – called the Dream Lab – is a donation to the school from Nadine Maselle, a South African...

Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

April 16, 2019 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Discovery Vitality has partnered with Huawei to offer Vitality members up to 100 per cent cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness device from Sportsmans Warehouse. “Given the increasing popularity of Huawei products in the South African market, this...

North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

April 15, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

This past weekend saw 25 top Honours and final-year students from five leading Universities from around South Africa take part in the 24 hours hackathon to conceptualise, design and build an actuarial model. On 13 -14 April 2019, the students took on the...

Blockchain skill-drive initiative to address the knowledge-gap in Tanzania

Blockchain skill-drive initiative to address knowledge-gap in Tanzania

April 15, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

  Belfrics Group in partnership with Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) announced a joint initiative to develop a pool of talented and skilled technology professionals for blockchain as a domain. Belfrics Academy SDN BHD, the research,...

Fintech startup to offer affordable healthcare medical schemes

Fintech startup to offer affordable healthcare solutions to medical schemes

April 14, 2019 • Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

  Alignd, an all women-led fintech start-up, aims to bring alternative and affordable healthcare models to the South African market. With an intention to provide alternative, more patient-centred and value-led healthcare models to the country’s...

South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

April 13, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The stage is already set for this year’s MiWay ‘by invitation only’ Hackathon. The event will see Honours and final-year students from leading South African universities battling it out to find out whose financial modelling skills are the...