Vodacom through one of their platforms, Siyakha which means ‘we are building’ in isiZulu, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers maternal support to expectant mothers. Mum and Baby will provide FREE health information and videos based on various stages of pregnancy and will also assist...
E-commerce, as a global trend in its own right, is set to increase in popularity and consumer uptake in South Africa this year. This is as a result of a number of supporting trends, from greater variety offered by e-tailers, to the evolution of tech offerings - such as...
A South African startup has launched a cheap approach to contact tracing in efforts to help with coronavirus measures. Contact tracing is a method of tracking used in countries like the United Kingdom, Singapore and South Korea to aid in containing SARS-CoV-2 infections. The tracing is able to track exactly...
South African financial services provider, FNB revealed on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that it plans on growing its branch network by adding seven more branches to its already existing national footprint of 619 branches. Before the end of the financial year, the Bank hopes to open the additional branches...
Increasing sophistication in card fraud is reason for concern. Not only for banks, but most especially for online merchants, who are at risk of losing their ability to trade should they be implicated in repeat fraud attempts and excessive customer disputes. While fraud is well documented, chargebacks as a result...
Paxful, the global crypto-marketplace, launched #BuiltWithBitcoin to encourage the cryptocurrency sector to contribute funds for humanitarian projects. The International non-profit organization, Zam Zam Water, is the implementation partner for the program. Paxful has always believed in the potential of bitcoin to benefit people across Africa, including building 100 schools across the...
From South Africa to South America, education is in a critical state of flux. Young learners are failing to emerge from their traditional schooling with the skills needed for a digitally driven world of work, and tertiary institutions are battling to stay relevant amidst ongoing technology-fuelled disruption. The result,...
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, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. The 'Road...
As we approach the third month of 2019, some interesting trends are being predicted and already seen, in the retail and online market segment. Considering that December – usually an important sales month – was a tough one for SA retailers, keeping ‘on trend’ and giving consumers what they...
Renewvia Energy has unveiled that its first two microgrid facilities, outfitted with the company's innovative new mobile payment platform, are successfully up and running on the Islands of Ndeda and Ringiti in Kenya's Lake Victoria region. These microgrids are the first safe source of energy available to the nearly 10,000...
Bitcoin has been celebrated as the flagship cryptocurrency and is undoubtedly the most widely used altcoin. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have yet to reach their full potential as a means of carrying out transactions, the tech that powers it, blockchain, is being harnessed to provide alternative solutions across...
On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, IT News Africa hosted the inaugural Healthcare Executive Golf Day in partnership with T–Systems South Africa at Kyalami Country Club, Johannesburg. The event brought together healthcare technology executives from both Public and Private sectors to network with like-minded peers over a day of golf. Healthcare...
e-Commerce has changed the way the world conducts business, and the rise in technology has made it easier to interact with customers quickly and across borders. With economies becoming more interconnected, companies large and small are now able to access markets that were previously unattainable. With a growing shift in...
WeThinkCode says its mission is to source and train Africa's future coding talent - it’s an ambitious undertaking for the first peer-to-peer tertiary IT education academy in Africa, but it has now officially launched and is on track to train 120 carefully screened and selected students. They come from...
Despite several well-documented mishaps and site breakdowns, Black Friday and Cyber Monday evoked the online shopping boon that local e-tailers were hoping for. In line with the global retailing frenzy, local brands and businesses enjoyed a massive surge in traffic to their sites. For leading online price comparison site...
The health sector is on the cusp of a step change that will see patients benefit from treatment that is more focused on the individual than ever before. Through the better use of data and advances in analytics, precision healthcare promises a more personalised approach that will significantly improve the...
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