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UCT introduces Information Systems course for Humanities

September 20, 2016 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on UCT introduces Information Systems course for Humanities

The University of Cape Town is taking another step in bridging the traditional divide between arts and commerce by introducing Information Systems (IS) as a major subject in the Humanities faculty. Information Systems is offered as a major in UCT’s Commerce faculty, but will now also be offered to Humanities students studying subjects as diverse [&hellip...

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Middle East, Africa IT Spending to Top $110 Billion for the Year Despite Challenging Economic Conditions

September 20, 2016 • FinanceComments Off on Middle East, Africa IT Spending to Top $110 Billion for the Year Despite Challenging Economic Conditions

According to the latest ‘Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide, annual IT spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is predicted to reach $110.94 billion this year, representing year-on-year growth of 5.1%. The global technology research and...

New Branch Campus by Unicaf University

September 20, 2016 • EducationComments Off on New Branch Campus by Unicaf University

The significant technological advances in sub-Saharan Africa enabled UNICAF and Unicaf University to enhance its online offering and to increase access to quality higher education. Unicaf University received approval by the Malawi government and has...

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South Africa: Social Media reacts to #FeesMustFall as students protest

September 20, 2016 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Social Media reacts to #FeesMustFall as students protest

The fees must fall campaign took motion in 2015 when students from universities across South Africa protested for free and quality education. This year students have resumed with their protest in a bid to combat fee increments for the 2017 academic year....

The youth prefers to bank smart with digital channels

FinTech companies to tackle financial inclusion

September 19, 2016 • FinanceComments Off on FinTech companies to tackle financial inclusion

While the developed world may take financial access – and associated financial infrastructure for granted, simple financial terms, products and services like savings accounts, debit cards and credit are completely foreign to large populations in...

SME finance comparison website launches

September 19, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SME finance comparison website launches

A new online portal that instantly compares finance options is now available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The portal is helping to address the number one challenge that SMEs in South Africa face – access to finance. The first of its kind, the...

Visa partners Kenyan banks to introduce mVisa

September 19, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa partners Kenyan banks to introduce mVisa

Visa Inc. introduced mVisa, a new mobile payment service that will accelerate digital commerce in Kenya and across Africa. As part of its initial roll-out, Visa has partnered with Co-Operative Bank, Family Bank, KCB and NIC Bank to deliver this service to...

Critical infrastructure: Downtime is simply not an option

Data availability at the heart of health

September 19, 2016 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Data availability at the heart of health

Data is not only the lifeblood of the organisation, but it plays a critical role in healthcare. As a result of the growth of wearable technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), the reliable availability of data has become more important than ever, says...

What's really driving Africa's cyber-security workforce shortage?

Healthcare industry prone to cyber crime

September 16, 2016 • Healthcare, SecurityComments Off on Healthcare industry prone to cyber crime

Delegates attending the recent Healthcare Innovation Summit were told that medical records are being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals – data from the US showed that 89% of healthcare institutions suffered a security breach and were twice more likely...

Tigo Cash goes International

September 16, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo Cash goes International

Tigo Cash has recently launched an innovation that allows customers to buy international airtime for friends and families in Ghana and overseas. Effective from September 13, 2016, all Tigo cash customers can purchase airtime for over 100 countries across the...

African Health Solutions May Be in Unexpected Places

September 16, 2016 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on African Health Solutions May Be in Unexpected Places

Since the U.N. released its “World Population Prospects” report last year, there has been a lot of talk about the incredible projected population growth of Africa. According to much research, by about 2030 and beyond, Africa will have the largest working...

Samsung Electronics launches Smart School Project in Akwa Ibom

September 16, 2016 • Education, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung Electronics launches Smart School Project in Akwa Ibom

Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched its fourth Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Akwa Ibom State. Fulfining its commitment to help facilitate the growth and development of Nigeria’s education sector, the project is targeted...

Big news for SnapnSave users

September 16, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Big news for SnapnSave users

SnapnSave the South African cash back shopping app, has broken into new territory by giving its users over R1million in cash since its launch just over 1 year ago. SnapnSave, gives shoppers cash back on everyday shopping items, simply for snapping their till...

Crowd funding: A solution to SA education crisis

September 16, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Crowd funding: A solution to SA education crisis

Many attempts at digital education have so far focused on the technology and largely ignored the knowledge requirements aspect. However, introducing technology into the classroom on its own is unlikely to improve education. The result of these rollouts of...

MTN Group announces changes to the Board and establishment of International Advisory Board

MTN SA shuts down Mobile Money service

September 16, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN SA shuts down Mobile Money service

MTN SA has taken a decision to decommission its Mobile Money offering due to lack of commercial viability. MTN is working with its mobile money partners to ensure that its customers are not adversely affected. Launched in 2012, the mobile money platform aimed...

Top six security and risk management trends according to Gartner

Cyber attacks could result in a $2.1 trillion loss

September 15, 2016 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber attacks could result in a $2.1 trillion loss

According to Gartner businesses could lose close to USD2.1 trillion by 2019 globally as a result of cyber attacks. This is concerning, especially in today’s society where cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and occurring more frequently due to the...