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8 key areas to improve South Africa-Nigeria cooperation-Standard Bank

8 key areas to improve South Africa-Nigeria cooperation-Standard Bank

June 27, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Standard Bank has identified eight key areas of potential cooperation between South Africa and Nigeria, which the two countries could use to spur faster economic growth and improve the living standards of their citizens. Africa’s two biggest economies should focus less on their traditional rivalry and instead commit themselves to learning from each...

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Kenyan website launches e-commerce programme for mothers

Kenyan website launches e-commerce programme for mothers

June 26, 2019 • East Africa, Retail, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

MumsVillage, a parenting website for expert advice and online community support in Kenya, announced the launch of the MumsVillageShop. Aimed at becoming a one-stop-shop for mum and baby products MumsVillageShop reflects the changing preferences of consumers...

T-Systems drives digital skills development for young South Africans

T-Systems drives digital skills development for young South Africans

June 26, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In its quest to address the issue of skills for the digital era and youth employability, T-Systems South Africa (TSSA) has been using its Nation Building Initiative to drive digital skills development and employment opportunities for young people.  The...

The Solar Freeze project, which won the first runner up position as well as $75,000.

Two Kenyan teams win $100,000 in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

June 26, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments (0)

Kenya’s Solar Freeze and Illuminum Greenhouses are the winners in Cisco’s Problem Solver Challenge. Solar Freeze was the first runner up, winning $75,000, and Illuminum Greenhouses was the second runner up, winning $25,000. Both projects are from...

Sandile Shabalala steps down as CEO of TymeBank

TymeBank CEO resigns

June 25, 2019 • Finance, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

TymeBank CEO Sandile Shabala is stepping down from the position, according to a statement issued by the company on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Shabalala held the CEO position for almost 3 years. TymeBank is South Africa’s first fully digital bank and is...

Hello Paisa makes it to Inclusive Fintech 50 club

Hello Paisa makes it to Inclusive Fintech 50 club

June 25, 2019 • FinanceComments (0)

International money remittance and digital banking provider, Hello Paisa has been selected from over 400 hopeful applicants and placed among the globe’s top 50 fintechs. The judging panel consisted of industry experts across venture capital, banking,...

Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom will offer over 500 school-going female learners from across eight provinces in South Africa the opportunity to learn how to code from 24 June – 05 July 2019. With this investment, Vodacom aims to narrow the gender digital divide at an early age in...

The team of students that represented South Africa at the 2019 ISC in Frankurt, Germany

South Africa wins International Cluster Competition in Germany

June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A group made up of 6 South African undergraduate students took first prize against 13 other teams at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) held in Frankfurt, Germany from 16 to 19 June 2019. The victory came after the team worked on a selection of...

New App offers educational information to South African learners

June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Liberty has partnered with the Mindset Network to deliver Maths and Physical Science education to students all across South Africa using a mobile app — TenFold Education.   The app offers educational content, extra learning material for students from grade...

William Miller (left) and Renaldo de Jager (right), co-founders of auction.co.za

Brick and click concept set to transform the car-buying experience

June 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments (0)

E-commerce is experiencing a drastic increase in South Africa, as the number of online shoppers is predicted to reach 25 million in 2021 which is a growth from 18 million in 2017. In the next two years, the average online spend is predicted to be...

Sasfin establishes council for financial industry

South Africa: Sasfin establishes council for financial industry

June 20, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Financial services provider, Sasfin has established a Digital Advisory Council to provide the market with expertise and insights on trends shaping the use of technology in financial services. Headed by the founder of World Wide Worx, Arthur Goldstuck the...

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency: Here are 6 things you need to know

June 20, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this week, Facebook unveiled details behind its long-anticipated cryptocurrency, Libra. The company’s new digital platform is said to allow users to send and spend money at a next-to-nothing fee. While the coin hasn’t been made public just yet,...

Is Facebook the future of cryptocurrencies in emerging markets?

Is Facebook the future of cryptocurrencies in emerging markets?

June 19, 2019 • Finance, General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, Facebook revealed the white paper for its highly anticipated cryptocurrency, ‘Libra’. As stated in an article by CNN’s Ben Brown, the tech giant claims that the crypto is “built on a secure, scalable and reliable blockchain,...

Visa B2B Connect launches globally

June 19, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Visa has announced the launch of their B2B connect network. The aim is to give financial institutions the ability to process corporate payments anywhere in the world. The Visa B2B Connect launch will initially cover more than 30 global trade channels, with...

Only 19% of South Africans fully understand cryptocurrencies, study reveals

Only 19% of South Africans fully understand cryptocurrencies, study reveals

June 18, 2019 • Finance, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky has released a survey that reveals just how little of the South African population fully understands the workings of cryptocurrencies, despite there being considerable interest in this fairly new technology. In the report titled ‘Uncharted...

Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

June 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s online shopping platform, Jumia, is attempting to bridge the ever-increasing unemployment gap by empowering young women. The company launched its ‘Women & Youth Empowerment’ pilot programme in Yaba, Lagos on Friday, 14th June...