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Liberty launches tax-free investment app

Online investment platform integrates blockchain technology

November 2, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (2)

Wealth Migrate is the first Fintech enabled online investment marketplace to integrate blockchain technology in a move that significantly enhances security and privacy protections for investors around the globe. Wealth Migrate Chief Information Officer Jaco Maritz said that while many financial services providers are experimenting with the transformative...

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South Africa: Finance Minister fraud charges dropped and social media reacts

October 31, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Finance Minister fraud charges dropped and social media reacts

According to ENCA, Pravin Gordhan’s lawyers have confirmed that fraud charges brought against the South African Minister of Finance have been withdrawn by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The NPA held a briefing on Monday in Pretoria where...

Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive Digital Transformation in Zimbabwe

Digitata takes Mastercard’s digital payment message to mobile masses

October 28, 2016 • Education, Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digitata takes Mastercard’s digital payment message to mobile masses

Mastercard in collaboration with Digitata Insights, recently launched a gamification campaign to educate South Africans on the benefits of making safe, secure and fast payments with Masterpass, the global digital payment service from Mastercard. The...

Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

October 27, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

NorthStar introduces a groundbreaking remote management solution. The solution, named NorthStar ACE (Advanced Connected Energy), will change the way energy storage is managed. NorthStar ACE will be deployed in select installations during 2016 and be fully...

South Africa: Automated medicine dispenser wins Samsung prize

October 27, 2016 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Automated medicine dispenser wins Samsung prize

A new automated chronic medicine dispensing system is on the way. The Technovra system took first place at the Samsung South Africa Launching people- Mixed Talents competition, it is a pilot project for the national Department of Health. The Technovera system...

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Etisalat commits to support 12 universities in Nigeria

October 26, 2016 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat commits to support 12 universities in Nigeria

In a bid to continue its commitment to youth development and the promotion of academic excellence, telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria, has listed 12 universities across the six geo-political zones as beneficiaries of the 2016 edition of its annual...

The financial sphere is spicing it up with Gamified Learning

October 25, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The financial sphere is spicing it up with Gamified Learning

From blockchains to mobile wallets and robo advisers, the financial realm is a veritable hotbed of technology innovation and development. Unlike many other large and established sectors (legal, medical, insurance), the financial sphere has proved to be...

Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

October 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

Garmin Southern Africa are excited to announce the VIRB Ultra 30, a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. Conveniently small and lightweight, the VIRB Ultra 30 is rugged and ready for adventure with...

Why are banks struggling to implement big data?

October 24, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Why are banks struggling to implement big data?

Financial institutions are ideally positioned to reap a host of benefits from big data, given their access to multiple streams of information. However, most banks are still standing at the edge of the big data wave, hesitant to take the plunge. Despite their...

Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

Botswana Power Corporation and Liquid Telecom ink JV

October 21, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Botswana Power Corporation and Liquid Telecom ink JV

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and Liquid Telecom have agreed to enter into a joint venture. The agreement will see BPC lease excess optical fibres from its network to Liquid Telecom, creating a new telecoms network provider with extensive reach across...

Altron suspends 3 senior executives at Altron Nexus

South Africa: Students to enjoy free internet access on university campuses

October 21, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Students to enjoy free internet access on university campuses

South Africa’s university students will now be able to access their online curriculum without incurring data costs, thanks to a decision by MTN to zero rate access to university online content. MTN announced that it will allow university students free...

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Mastercard, Ecobank ink deal to reach 100 Million customers by 2020

October 20, 2016 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard, Ecobank ink deal to reach 100 Million customers by 2020

The Ecobank Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard to roll-out Masterpass QR, a mobile payment solution, across 33 African countries. This new agreement will give Ecobank the scale and capacity to achieve its 100 million customer...

South African mobile operator offers free access on campuses

October 20, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (2)

Cell C will offer students from universities across the country free access to university websites in a bid to assist them to access course material necessary to complete the year. “We know students are facing a tough time at the moment, and many need to...

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First Global Online Investment Marketplace with Integrated Blockchain Launched

October 20, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on First Global Online Investment Marketplace with Integrated Blockchain Launched

Today, Wealth Migrate became the first Fintech enabled online investment marketplace to integrate blockchain technology in a move that significantly enhances security and privacy protections for investors around the globe. Wealth Migrate Chief Information...

Banking: True consequences of a security breach

October 19, 2016 • Finance, SecurityComments Off on Banking: True consequences of a security breach

Financial institutions often underestimate the consequences of a breach. By doing so, they risk misjudging the value of high-quality online and mobile security, says Renata Fischer, SVP Sales of Entersekt. Around the world, banks and their customers are under...

Financial inclusion still a challenge in Africa

October 19, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial inclusion still a challenge in Africa

Africa’s financial environment is as competitive as other developing and high income regions in some countries, but access to finance remains a challenge, according to ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). In its report...