STE(A)M educational company, I-Innovate has brought another 21st Century learning programme to South Africa to open up opportunities in our under-served school communities for learners to develop the talents and skills that are critical in this Digital Age. This term, Grade 9 students from Diepsloot Combined School are diving...
The Vodafone Ghana National Coding Programme launched in partnership at the Accra Digital Centre with the government will benefit 10 000 youth in the next five years.  The programme is part of Vodafone's unique strategy to ignite Ghana’s digital revolution. The initiative, which uses Vodafone’s employees as trainers, is targeted...
Absa has implemented a suite of CA Technologies solutions that enable the bank to see how customers use and consume mobile and digital services, in real-time, this is part of a top-to-bottom renovation of its 24-hour Operations Command Centre. It has also made it possible for the bank to...
Hosted by IT News Africa, and sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit was held at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, Johannesburg on the 19th of August 2015. During the course of the Summit, IT News Africa recorded each round table discussion. The second video in the round table series...
Woolworths has launched in-app shopping in a bid to create a completely integrated customer experience via the app. The Woolworths app is a fully integrated retail app where customers can get daily inspiration for Food and Fashion, view their WRewards loyalty status, view and manage their Financial Services products...
PayCentral has partnered with Mastercard to launch DigiCentral, a secure online platform that provides small business owners with a simple way of paying out incentives, rewards, gifting, corporate expenses and even salaries to their employees through a prepaid virtual card. The virtual card replaces a physical plastic card and can...
Medici, the app that is revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa and will continue to expand into the rest of Africa. The next-generation secure messaging app enables users to communicate virtually with medical providers via text, call or video, anytime, anywhere. The app which was first...
According to Luno's latest research, consumers from South Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia reported higher levels of cryptocurrency familiarity and ownership compared to their European counterparts. Luno is a leading global cryptocurrency company that makes it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. To...
A new modern cloud-based e-learning institution, AGRICOLLEGES International has been launched in a bid to provide students with affordable, accessible and industry-relevant agricultural course content. The institution uses Desire2Learn’s (D2L) Brightspace learning management system (LMS). Howard Blight, Chairperson and Founder of AGRICOLLEGES International says, “We will offer students from all walks...
According to a report by The Guardian, Lenovo Nigeria and Slot Systems have partnered to operate the first ever brand retail store in Nigeria. The store is set to be located at the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos and will cater for Lenovo laptops, desktops, All-in-Ones, smartphones and accessories. In a bid...
The banking industry continues to experience disruption – by new players, new opportunities and new risks – influenced by a number of forces including Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Although some financial institutions such as Citi are using their APIs to open-up their data, processes and other business functionality to...
JUMEME, a mini-grid operator in Tanzania - co-funded by the European Commission, has launched a “COVID-19 Relief Programme” to support the Tanzanian government and local populations in their effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. With this programme, JUMEME says it will use its local solar-hybrid mini-grids to provide 10 healthcare...
South African airline, FlySafair and Zapper have entered into a partnership which will allow travellers to use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online, as well as at the airline’s web kiosk and sales desk. This new payment option eliminates the need for passengers to complete mandatory payment...
The United Nations (UN) celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Sunday, 11 February 2018. According to the UN, a significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women...
For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even preparing to feed Europe’s growing energy needs through various...
After allaying its critics, Chromebook has been labelled by educators as the essential classroom tool. In a recent study by Acer - European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot of 2010, 74% of European based teachers who participated in the study believed that netbooks in classrooms will allow students personalised learning,...
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