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Facebook Blueprint reaches 1 million course enrollments

September 14, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook Blueprint reaches 1 million course enrollments

In 2015, Facebook launched the Blueprint e-learning platform to help marketers around the world succeed. The Blueprint platform provides tools and training needed to learn how Facebook and Instagram can help grow their business. With 3 million active advertisers on Facebook and over 60 million Pages, Facebook wants to insure that all advertisers have the...

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South Africa: FNB App making strides among millennials

September 14, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: FNB App making strides among millennials

FNB has revealed that about 60% of their App users are millennials. This tech savvy generation falls under the 16 -36 age brackets and value the role of technology in their daily lives. The banking App boasts over 2 million active devices in use and remains...

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

Debunking the myths of solar energy

September 13, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (1)

Debunking the myths 1: Solar is unaffordable If your residential complex wants to get on solar here’s why the cost to install it may not matter…. “Solar is expensive” It really depends on how you look at solar. If you talk about solar panels,...

How to Buy the iPhone 7 before it Officially Launches in South Africa

September 13, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How to Buy the iPhone 7 before it Officially Launches in South Africa

Big Apple Buddy, NYC-based shopping concierge, delivers the iPhone 7 from the USA straight to your doorstep ahead of local launch Millions tuned in to the Apple press conference Wednesday for the first glimpse at the highly anticipated next generation of the...

Barclays Africa in world first blockchain transaction

September 13, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Barclays Africa in world first blockchain transaction

Africa was at the forefront of technological change this week as Barclays Africa and its UK parent company Barclays plc completed the world’s first trade finance transaction using blockchain technology. The trade, between Ireland and the Seychelles, was...

Volvo first in the world with self-driving truck in underground mine

September 9, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Volvo first in the world with self-driving truck in underground mine

Volvo’s fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine. The self-driving truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the mine. The truck...

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Ecobank, Mastercard launch Masterpass QR in Nigeria

September 9, 2016 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank, Mastercard launch Masterpass QR in Nigeria

Ecobank Group has partnered with Mastercard to launch Ecobank Masterpass QR, an enhancement to the Masterpass global digital payment service that will enable millions of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria to accept fast and secure digital...

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MTN enters the insurance business

September 7, 2016 • FinanceComments Off on MTN enters the insurance business

MTN Group and MMI Holdings today announced the launch of a micro insurance joint venture, branded aYo. The joint venture will benefit from the scale, combined expertise and market access of both companies, to provide a strong basis to compete in a changing...

South Africa: New startup plugs into e-commerce boom

September 7, 2016 • Retail, StartupsComments Off on South Africa: New startup plugs into e-commerce boom

According to uAfrica.com, online shopping is still relatively small compared to the UK and the US, with annual sales values of between R6-7 billion, however it is growing at a rate of between 25 and 35% year-on-year – which presents a huge opportunity for...

How to get HoloLens in South Africa

September 7, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How to get HoloLens in South Africa

The age of virtual reality is officially here and it is a race towards perfection. Consumers are now engaging with gameplay and simulations in ways once only thought possible in science fiction. Ushered in by the groundbreaking development of the Oculus Rift,...

Is blockchain really a silver bullet?

September 7, 2016 • Finance, StartupsComments Off on Is blockchain really a silver bullet?

Blockchain is being spoken of reverently – and irreverently – by business pundits, and backed by media and industry leaders as a potential cure for all financial threats/hurdles across the globe. A blockchain has been promoted extensively as the latest...

The deVere Group is advising investors to exercise caution as the market remains volatile.

Regulating virtual currencies in South Africa

September 7, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Regulating virtual currencies in South Africa

The provision of banking and financial services in South Africa is a highly regulated activity and the revolutionary Fintech (financial technology) is posing a significant challenge to the current regulatory framework. The challenge has been acknowledged by...

WorldRemit welcomes restoration of money transfers to Nigeria

September 2, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on WorldRemit welcomes restoration of money transfers to Nigeria

  WorldRemit, a digital remittance service, has commended the restoration of money transfers to Nigeria, following the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to approve WorldRemit and other international money transfer operators (IMTOs). At the...

South Africa – Gauteng unveils new e-chalkboard

September 2, 2016 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa – Gauteng unveils new e-chalkboard

The Gauteng Department of Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi recently unveiled the new e-chalk board (SMART Kapp) a revolutionary replacement for the dry-erase board, which will be soon rolled out to schools. VastraTech, the authorized SMART distributor in South...

The power of technology: Diagnose Diseases with Video Games

August 30, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on The power of technology: Diagnose Diseases with Video Games

More than one billion people in the world entertain themselves with apps and video games. Only a hobby? For Miguel Luengo Oroz, the answer is no. Miguel and his team from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) have resolved to use the collective...

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Samsung aims to digitise classrooms in West Africa

August 25, 2016 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung aims to digitise classrooms in West Africa

Samsung Electronics West Africa has commissioned the Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Calabar. The initiative, which is an integral part of Samsung’s ‘Smart School Rollout’ scheme, is aimed at digitising classrooms on the...