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Hottest fintech startups to look out for in 2019

January 16, 2019 • Finance, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

There are a number of impressive African fintech startups emerging from the continent, and 2019 could be a very important year for their growth and success. From mobile money transfer apps to tech firms determined to help users save, these tech startups come from all over Africa. IT News Africa takes a look at some [&hellip...

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WorldRemit launches in South Africa

January 16, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hello #SouthAfrica! Customers based in 🇿🇦 can now send money to friends and family in 145+ countries worldwide — as easy as sending an instant message. Here’s Andrew Stewart, our MD for Middle East and Africa, sharing the news with @cnbcafrica...

Energy efficiency puts cash back in your pocket

Energy efficiency puts cash back in your pocket

January 16, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Energy efficiency is often seen as a ‘nice to have’ or only for ‘big corporations’ but not applicable at home or small to medium businesses because it is expensive or not necessary. “It is this kind of thinking that delays the implementation of...

WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia's remittance income

WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia’s remittance income

January 16, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Digital remittance transfer company, WorldRemit is set to boost Ethiopia’s income from remittance by partnering with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE). The new strategic partnership significantly increases WorldRemit’s footprint in Ethiopia, enabling...

Was 2018 really the year of crypto?

January 15, 2019 • FinanceComments (0)

The world of crypto in 2018 was characterised by massive price fluctuations, regulatory changes and social media monitoring. Cryptocurrency continued to show growth across the globe, showcasing the world’s desire to exercise more control over their...

Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world

Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world

January 15, 2019 • RetailComments (0)

Every year, the battle to survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer gets tougher. As consumer expectations heighten and e-commerce sales continue to rise, businesses too slow to adapt to a digital world have a tough road ahead, according to a new study by Aruba,...

Mining industry gets super wireless technology boost

Mining industry gets super wireless technology boost

January 15, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (0)

Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, has signed a cooperation agreement with Ericsson to jointly help mining companies achieve optimal wireless connectivity in their operations through LTE and 5G...

How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

January 15, 2019 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

We frequently associate blockchain with Bitcoin. However, blockchain technology extends beyond the realm of cryptocurrency. Blockchain is not limited to financial or banking transactions. In fact, transactions can be the movement of money, goods or secure...

South African fintech in 2019 – what can we expect?

South African fintech in 2019 – what can we expect?

January 14, 2019 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Here are my fintech predictions for 2019 based on what we are seeing with our members at AlphaCode which closely track international trends in this space. AlphaCode is the Rand Merchant Investments  (RMI) incubation, acceleration and investment initiative...

Nigerian e-commerce platform, DealDey shuts down

Nigerian e-commerce platform, DealDey shuts down

January 14, 2019 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

DealDey, Nigeria’s e-commerce platform has closed its business in December 2018 and has let go of its workers. In 2015, the company raised $5 million in a Series B funding from Kinnevik which was its original investor. After raising funds, the company laid...

Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

January 14, 2019 • Hardware, RetailComments (0)

HP have announced innovative new solutions designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality operators. The new HP Engage One Prime expands HP’s portfolio of point-of-sale systems with an all-in-one solution optimized for...

Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

January 11, 2019 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Immersive learning is set to reshape how the world learns using technology, and to keep up, South Africa is urged to embrace this tech-type of learning or risk being left behind. This type of learning could fundamentally change the way young South Africans...

FNB and The Entertainer help customers make their money go further

FNB and The Entertainer help customers make their money go further

January 11, 2019 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

First National Bank (FNB) announced its partnership with The Entertainer, a lifestyle app that gives users access to two-for-one discounted offers at various restaurants, beauty salons, health & fitness facilities and hotels. To take advantage of the...

4 key trends that will strategically shape retail in 2019

January 10, 2019 • Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish, and in so doing, strengthen their standing in the ever-competitive retail environment....

Data science introduced to SA high schoolers for the first time

Data science introduced to South African high schoolers for the first time

January 10, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The EXPLORE Data Science Academy (EDSA) has announced an online course and a series of data science competitions aimed at making ‘job future’ skills available to South African high school students in another local first. In late 2017, the EDSA made...

Adapt IT to expand footprint in the Australasian education sector

Adapt IT to expand footprint in the Australasian education sector

January 10, 2019 • EducationComments (0)

Adapt IT has announced that it will acquire the business of Kura Holdings Proprietary Limited (“Kura”), Wisenet Information Systems Proprietary Limited, (“Wisenet Australia”), Wise.Net Corporate Trustee Limited (“Wisenet...