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South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

Wits University has announced that it has developed a suite of online course offerings that will be made available over the next three years to enhance access to higher education. These include massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform, short online courses, and ultimately entirely online degree programmes. In the first phase, Wits [&hellip...

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Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

June 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10...

Top 5 factors that differentiate fintech in Africa

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 factors that differentiate fintech in Africa

Fintech in Africa, as elsewhere in the world, is big business. Investment is flooding into startups providing innovative ways of offering financial services. Startups in the fintech space took on almost 30 per cent of the total funding raised by African...

Kenya: Telco Systems rolls out 10GE network for KENET

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Telco Systems rolls out 10GE network for KENET

Telco Systems has revealed that it has deployed a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network for the Kenya Education Network (KENET) in Kenya. KENET is a not-for-profit telecommunications operator in Kenya that supports the communication needs of the...

African Healthcare Portal launches in South Africa

Improved healthcare delivery models across Africa transform industry

June 22, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Improved healthcare delivery models across Africa transform industry

The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology (IT), in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on the African healthcare industry. Increased...

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Africa’s first interactive digital learning centre launches in South Africa

June 21, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s first interactive digital learning centre launches in South Africa

EON Reality, a Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, in partnership with the city of Tshwane announced the inauguration of EON Reality’s Tshwane Interactive Digital Centre (IDC). This IDC is a central part of...

German expert warns SA industry not to rush into energy decisions lightly

June 21, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on German expert warns SA industry not to rush into energy decisions lightly

A visiting German expert in integrated energy concept development, Prof. Dr.–Ing. Lars Kühl, has cautioned that accurate scoping of requirements and demands is critical and should not be glossed over in the quest for greater energy efficiency. Citing the...

Ghana: Tigo to equip undergraduates with technology skills

June 21, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Tigo to equip undergraduates with technology skills

Tigo Ghana has launched its undergraduate internship programme with the first batch of 30 students taking up various positions within the organization; namely the Technology, Marketing, Customer Operations, Sales and Tigo Business departments. The Tigo...

The youth prefers to bank smart with digital channels

Does South Africa lack FinTech skills?

June 20, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Does South Africa lack FinTech skills?

FinTech is a booming industry throughout the African continent, but South Africa is reluctant to take advantage of this opportunity. This is largely due to a lack of skills and training, particularly in financial literacy. Future Talent Academy, a subsidiary...

Safaricom Kenya denies KRA access to taxpayers M-Pesa accounts

June 17, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom Kenya denies KRA access to taxpayers M-Pesa accounts

According to a report published via Business Daily, Kenyan operator Safaricom has rejected the Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) request to gain access to its customers’ mobile money records. This move, according to the report, prevents the KRA from...

Focus on the challenges, not the technology

Using digital evolution as a means to unlock Africa’s economic potential

June 17, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Using digital evolution as a means to unlock Africa’s economic potential

Africa’s digital economy is slowly evolving, showing huge potential for the continents transformation towards a cashless society. Whilst the progress has been slow, African countries share some of the world’s highest speeds of digital growth. Electronic...

Payroll has become a career perfectly suited to young people with curiosity and mathematical capability.

AfricaWorking to support 250,000 individuals with entrepreneurship skills

June 14, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaWorking to support 250,000 individuals with entrepreneurship skills

200,000 youth and 50,000 entrepreneurs are set to be supported by AfricaWorking, a new initiative by Barclays Africa, Emerging World, FranklinCovey, Knod, Microsoft, Safal Group and Syngenta. The new Association seeks to channel the collective power and...

Minecraft Education Edition

Educators get early access to Microsoft’s Minecraft Education Edition

June 10, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Educators get early access to Microsoft’s Minecraft Education Edition

As part of its ongoing commitment to empower students, Microsoft is releasing Minecraft: Education Edition early access for educators around the world. The early access version of Minecraft: Education Edition is available now, and gives educators a chance to...

Mobile money

Mobile money could give Kenyan entrepreneurs a business boost

June 10, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile money could give Kenyan entrepreneurs a business boost

Much has been said and written about how person-to-person mobile money transactions are transforming Kenya’s economy, but the technology also has the potential to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. That’s according to Dr. Rutendo...

We Think Code

South Africa: 120 students embark on two year coding journey

June 9, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 120 students embark on two year coding journey

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...

Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health & fitness

June 9, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Personal safety to drive wearables market beyond health & fitness

According to the latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report, “Wearable technology and the internet of things”, it has been revealed that six in 10 smartphone users state that wearables have uses beyond health and wellness. Devices related to personal safety and...