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Video Interview: George Burgess discusses Gojimo Education App

March 26, 2015 • Education, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: George Burgess discusses Gojimo Education App

George Burgess, one of the world’s youngest successful entrepreneurs at just 22 years old, has developed an education app that assists students in revising for their school exams. The app which has been dubbed “Gojimo” will be available in South Africa on the 2nd of April 2015. Burgess, the founder and CEO of Gojimo is [&hellip...

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Can E-learning bridge the national educational gap?

March 11, 2015 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Can E-learning bridge the national educational gap?

The recent announcement by the Gauteng provincial government to initiate a paperless classroom project as well as the Western Cape government’s commitment to spend R1.2-billion to implement e-learning in 1 250 local schools, is a significant step toward...

Top 10 Strategic Technologies for Education in 2015

March 3, 2015 • Education, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Strategic Technologies for Education in 2015

Social and economic pressures are forcing senior education leaders to rethink business models and consider a range of new technologies, to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scale the business, according to research from Gartner....

EnerGlobe Ltd. to host Africa’s 1st dedicated CIO Mining Summit

February 27, 2015 • Events, Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on EnerGlobe Ltd. to host Africa’s 1st dedicated CIO Mining Summit

The CIO Mining Africa Summit will be held at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice !, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on the 21st-22nd May. This landmark event will engage CIO’s, CEO’s & Ministers for the 1st time, to help educate the industry about the...

Digital education promises to be a game-changer

Nigeria: Education sector vulnerable to hackers

February 17, 2015 • Education, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Education sector vulnerable to hackers

The Nigerian education sector embraced online solutions to cater for an improved record management system, e-result checker, and eLearning platform. However, this has led to increased vulnerabilities in portals of universities and other higher institutions of...

Will Digital Finance play a bigger role in SA in 2015?

February 2, 2015 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Digital Finance play a bigger role in SA in 2015?

Digital finance services will become increasingly tailored to the digital channel and will play a significantly larger role in 2015, as more and more South Africans look outside of mainstream financial institutions to meet their financial needs. This is...

Microsoft launches 'Head Start' to help startups this Global Entrepreneurship Week

Kenya: Microfinance institution to expand beyond tea sector

January 27, 2015 • East Africa, FinanceComments Off on Kenya: Microfinance institution to expand beyond tea sector

Greenland Fedha Limited (GFL), a microfinance institution for small-scale tea farmers in Kenya, has implemented a new software solution to improve its efficiency and remain competitive in the market. According to the institution, it had chosen the Microsoft...

Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive Digital Transformation in Zimbabwe

South Africa on a solid path towards financial inclusion

January 26, 2015 • Company News, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa on a solid path towards financial inclusion

South Africa is making significant headway in furthering financial inclusion, according to a new MasterCard report entitled “A Progressive Approach to Financial Inclusion.” According to MasterCard, the report explores the progress that 30 developed and...

healthcare technology

Will technology transform healthcare in 2015?

January 21, 2015 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Will technology transform healthcare in 2015?

As technology has become more integrated with healthcare, consumers and medical professionals alike are adjusting to new ways of doing things. However, will technology transform healthcare in 2015? Emily Ross, director of private healthcare search engine...

mobile money

Fintech startup reveals money transfer service for West Africa

January 21, 2015 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Fintech startup reveals money transfer service for West Africa

Azimo, an online money transfer service, has revealed that consumers across Europe can now send money to recipients in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo in West African CFA francs for instant cash pick-up. Michael...

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Is mCommerce a game changer for African retailers?

January 14, 2015 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Is mCommerce a game changer for African retailers?

New technologies such as cloud computing are revolutionising the way people do business across the globe. In the African market, infrastructure has traditionally proven to be a challenge that has hindered adoption of new technologies. However, mobility is one...

NCC to resolve Kogi State MTN shutdown

Ghana: MTN invests in education and health projects

January 2, 2015 • Company News, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: MTN invests in education and health projects

MTN has over the past 7 years spent and invested GH¢ 950,539.37 on various education and health projects across the Upper East Region. Senior Manager in charge of Corporate Communications, Georgina Asare Fiagbenu, disclosed this at the 2014 MTN...

East Africa: Innovation Lab to expand digital financial services

December 4, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa: Innovation Lab to expand digital financial services

MasterCard has unveiled the launch of MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion, a new initiative seeking to impact more than 100 million people globally by developing practical and cost-effective financial tools that expand access and help build stable futures...

Digital education promises to be a game-changer

West Africa: Sonatel reveals digital education project

November 27, 2014 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on West Africa: Sonatel reveals digital education project

Senegalese operator Sonatel has launched the Orange Foundation’s digital education project for Africa in the presence of the country’s minister of education, Serigne Mbaye Thiam. According to the operator, the project is expected to cover Senegal,...

Global healthcare search engine launches in SA

September 17, 2014 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Global healthcare search engine launches in SA

WhatClinic.com, a Tripadvisor style site for private healthcare, has launched a program of expansion in South Africa to meet the growing demand from consumers for information about clinics. According to the company, detailed listings for more than 500 clinics...

Geospatial data – retailers’ little-known competitive advantage

July 28, 2014 • RetailComments Off on Geospatial data – retailers’ little-known competitive advantage

There’s an old axiom that suggests you should always be aware of your surroundings. It’s good advice that can be applied to every aspect of your life – including your business. Let’s say you have the opportunity to open up a coffee shop in a brand new...