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2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit: Last Chance to Register

August 22, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit: Last Chance to Register

IT leaders and healthcare executives have only today and tomorrow left to register for the upcoming 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 24 & 25 August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – under the theme: “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” With limited space remaining,...

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South Africa: UWC of offer Data Analytics Postgrad Diploma course

August 19, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: UWC of offer Data Analytics Postgrad Diploma course

Globally, businesses are wrestling with challenges and opportunities that call for the application of analytics – but African businesses identify the lack of talent as one of the primary factors for not being able to pursue this avenue. That’s why the...

Video Banking

How African banks are losing their hold on the payment space

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How African banks are losing their hold on the payment space

Traditional banks are poised to lose as much as 50% of their ownership of the payment space by the end of 2016. Their hold on the space began plummeting in 2014 from 100% to 75%, and will continue to fall in the coming year. And, according to CEO of mobile...

Tech Education

Africa’s youth need to become techpreneurs

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s youth need to become techpreneurs

Africa’s youth need to move from being technologists to techpreneurs, fintechonlogist to fintechpreneurs, thereby releasing the true value of Africa’s communities, businesses and people. This was the message from Khonology to more than 3000 youths who...

Crossgate enters Crossfin fold to take advantage of R1.3 trillion opportunity

African Fintech innovation is about improving client access rather than experience

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African Fintech innovation is about improving client access rather than experience

Logistics and infrastructure challenges, together with high business start-up costs, have in the past prevented many financial institutions from establishing themselves in developing markets. Thanks to technology and mobile phones, this is no longer...

Securing credit card transactional data is crucial

South Africa: New online banking platform for entrepreneurs unveiled

August 16, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: New online banking platform for entrepreneurs unveiled

Entrepreneurs have demanding schedules and the growth of their businesses is a lifelong project and a top priority. The right technology can help ensure that they are able to spend more time on those things that are key to their business success. Bearing this...

Healthcare Innovation Summit 2016

Top 7 reasons to attend the 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

August 15, 2016 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 reasons to attend the 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

IT leaders and healthcare executives have 7 days left to register for the upcoming 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 24 & 25 August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – under the...

Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

August 12, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

In an effort to support Kenya’s female entrepreneurs in business, over 3000 women from Kenya will be given an opportunity to undergo e-commerce training, facilitated by Jumia in collaboration with SheCares International. These women were selected by...

School in a box: How business is lending a hand in education

August 12, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on School in a box: How business is lending a hand in education

With technology being a central part of our 21st century lives, it’s essential that it is integrated into education. Students today have grown up with the intuition to swipe a smart phone or tablet screen, so bringing this technology into the classroom can...

New iPhone App diagnoses Malaria and Tuberculosis

August 11, 2016 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on New iPhone App diagnoses Malaria and Tuberculosis

Digicape has revealed that it is expanding its solution set in the Healthcare market with the announcement of a deal with xRapid, a London-based startup that created a mobile health solution that provides automatic diagnosis of malaria via an iPhone app. By...

Worldremit Ismail Ahmed

Nigeria urged to restore money transfer services

August 4, 2016 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria urged to restore money transfer services

According to a report via TelecomPaper, WorldRemit has called for the urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria as draconian new rules leave virtually all money transfer operators unable to provide services to the West African country. The report...

Education a key component in unlocking the African promise

August 1, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Education a key component in unlocking the African promise

Despite the International Money Fund predicting sub-Saharan Africa will post a 3% GDP growth rate this year, down from the 5–7% range previously recorded, the continent still possesses attractive opportunities for the global market. Many multinationals and...

Kenya Commercial Bank

Kenya Commercial Bank tightens banking app security

August 1, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya Commercial Bank tightens banking app security

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has refreshed its mobile banking application to enhance its capabilities and guarantee tighter security features as the lender deepens its digital banking agenda. According to the KCB, with the new look App, users are able to...

Djibouti joins Africa Finance Corporation

July 29, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Djibouti joins Africa Finance Corporation

Djibouti has become the newest member of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), an international investment grade multilateral finance institution investing in key infrastructure projects across Africa. Mr Ali Guelleh Aboubaker, Minister of Investments in the...

Multi-sided-platforms are the new blueprint for global business

How tablets and the cloud could transform education in South Africa

July 28, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on How tablets and the cloud could transform education in South Africa

South African schools and universities are struggling with the high costs of textbooks and other educational materials, a shortage of teachers in key subjects like maths and science, and difficulties in funding IT infrastructure. However, technology continues...

City of Johannesburg & Microsoft partner to train 1 million residents

July 27, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on City of Johannesburg & Microsoft partner to train 1 million residents

The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Councillor Parks Tau has revealed that the metropolitan municipality has secured a partnership with Microsoft SA to train a million disadvantaged residents on digital literacy skills that include Microsoft Office. The...