Deloitte hosted the Blockchain Africa Forum on the 15th of February at their offices in Woodmead, Johannesburg. Deloitte brought in their Blockchain experts from their Grid EMEA Blockchain Lab in Ireland to help de-mystify one of the most controversial and highly debated topics in technology. Leaders of industry from...
According to UN statistics, a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of fresh food is lost or wasted worldwide every year. This amounts to a third of all food produced for human consumption. In many cases the food is still within the suggested “sell-by” and “best-by” dates, and is thrown away...
Mastercard commits to empowering over 150,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Kenya within 2017 by giving them access to Masterpass QR. The mobile driven, Person-to-Merchant payment solution will be introduced through various financial institutions and other partners in the market from February onwards. According to Kenya’s Micro and...
The rare 1898 Sammy Marks golden tickey coin opened for bidding on www.bidorbuy.co.za last week. Since the opening bid of R1 there has been a fierce war of bidding and counter bidding, that has seen the little coin reached a staggering R399,000, with everything indicating that the price will...
The retail industry stands poised to benefit exponentially from advancements that are spurring a plethora of new applications for already proven radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. On-pitch printing and encoding technology are increasing the accuracy while decreasing the size and cost of RFID tags, and consequently increasing the value...
The Education Innovation Summit, taking place in Johannesburg on 31 May 2017, is pleased to announce Mwabu as a Gold sponsor. Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology” the event will be interactive with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs, all...
Brian Richardson, CEO and Founder of Wizzit International, sat down with IT News Africa for an exclusive interview on the future of banking on the African continent as well as the biggest digital disruptions that could affect banking in 2017. Wizzit International is a provider of mobile banking solutions...
E-commerce is no longer just for flashy start-ups or big companies with even bigger budgets – it is also becoming a valuable channel to market for Small & Medium Businesses. From plumbers to playschools and from artisan food stores to gardening services, all sorts of small businesses can benefit...
Nigerian price comparison site, TopCheck, has been acquired by Africa's leading Internet Platform, Silvertree Internet Holdings, for an undisclosed amount. In 2016 the website recorded fast growth, processing up to 10 million USD (3 billion Naira)  in Gross Application Value per month. TopCheck is Nigeria’s prime price comparison site for...
IBM is investing $70 million in building digital, cloud and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. The initiative, "IBM Digital - Nation Africa,"  aims to equip 25 million people with IT skills over the next five years. This is part of IBM's global push...
The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) is open to the idea of issuing a national digital currency based on Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), th according to a report by MoneyWeb. Head of National Payments System at Sarb, Tim Masela said that “If we go the route of issuing...
Customer experience has become an emerging battleground for most organisations, as they seek ways to extract further value from customers. Yet many organisations are unsure of how to find this value and often do not have the time, capacity or skills to truly understand the root causes of why their...
Mastercard has committed to supporting Huduma in rolling-out a smart card that aims to connect all citizens to the formal financial sector to drive efficiency and transparency as part of their 2030 goals. The Huduma Card is a prepaid card with chip and PIN technology, powered by Mastercard, it is...
Online retailer Jumia Kenya has announced that 80 percent of the products on their platform are from accredited small businesses. Although Jumia has not released the actual number of merchants on the platform, they revealed that the number of SME's using the platform grew by 45 percent in 2016. Sam Chappatte, Managing Director...
Vodacom has announced that they will be working with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture through the deployment of tailored ICT solutions to promote greater efficiency in each sector. The first, ‘SMS for Life...
South Africa can learn from the Indian government’s moves to bank its unbanked population by limiting the amount of cash that can be drawn at one time, identifying populations with high potential to ‘go cashless’, and by subsidising smart phones. Financial inclusion of the poor is key to poverty...
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