Delivering high-quality care for patients starts by connecting data from admissions to discharge. By transforming live data into actionable metrics, the healthcare sector can make more insightful decisions to streamline and digitise workflow throughout the patient journey. On 14 April 2021, Zebra — a leading healthcare technology solutions provider —...
The COVID-19 crisis, and the impact it has had on learning across the world, has highlighted many of the digital disparities which exist in today’s world. At a time when many of the world’s students shifted from physical to digital, we were also faced with the hard truth that...
Mastercard has joined forces with MTN to enable millions of MTN MoMo customers in 16 African countries to shop and pay online with global merchants. Through a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) wallets, consumers can now unlock a host of opportunities and shop from their...
Everystore is officially South Africa's newest eCommerce platform. The online store is owned by and brings together the brands of the JD Group (HiFi Corp, Incredible Connection, Bradlows and Russels). “With the support of our existing retail businesses we have partnered with some of South Africa’s most well-known and loved...
The future of healthcare is shaping up in front of our very eyes with advances in digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, 3D-printing, robotics and inventory management. With the need for digital acceleration to support the healthcare landscape since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, technology has played a...
Airtel Africa is set to sell a minority stake - worth $200 million - in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV) to global investment company, The Rise Fund. “The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including necessary regulatory filings and approvals, as necessary, and the inclusion of specified mobile...
Eskom has revealed that it will reduce load-shedding to two-hour events, instead of the four-hour blackouts, in parts of Gauteng and North West Province. https://twitter.com/Eskom_SA/status/1351169833698779140 In an official statement, the power utility says that "Gauteng and some parts of the North West Operating Unit (OU) will from Tuesday 19 January 2020,...
Pfizer is set to distribute 20 million doses of its COVID-19 Vaccine to South Africa - starting mid-April. This comes after the pharmaceutical company managed to resolve contractual conditions that weren't in line with South Africa’s normal procurement policies, revealed Department of Health deputy director-general, Anban Pillay. According to Bloomberg,...
IBM has partnered with the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) to launch the Open P-TECH for Africa programme. This programme is expected to provide 50,000 Kenyan youth aged 14 to 20 years with access to digital training about emerging tools and technologies designed to help them leapfrog to a...
The digital transformation of the finance sector has continued relentlessly throughout 2020. Industry is already starting to see the paybacks from making small, incremental changes to financial workflows by adopting emerging technologies. The pandemic is accelerating the speed of change and catalysing more investment in end-to-end automation and remote...
Nedbank has launched an immersive ‘mall’ experience with Sandton City. This digital shopping platform is expected to give users the chance to shop items from multiple stores in Sandton City, pay for goods on the app, and then choose between home delivery or collection from the Avo lounge lockers...
Ghana is set to receive 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines from Covax. After a year of disruptions and more than 80,700 Ghanaians getting infected with the virus, the path to recovery for the people of Ghana is expected to finally begin. "We are pleased that Ghana has become the first country to...
Telsa CEO, Elon Musk has confirmed that the electric car company will now accept Bitcoin as a form of payment - news that has caused the price of Bitcoin to rise 5%. In a tweet, Musk says "You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin" and then goes on to...
Eskom announced that load shedding is expected to continue as power demand exceeds supply and more downtime is needed for overdue maintenance of the system. It is estimated that load shedding could have cost South Africa as much as R338 billion over the past 10 years, according to a report...
As healthcare organisations scrambled to cope with huge surges in patient numbers in the wake of the pandemic, the past year has seen a major change in the adoption of technology and digital services. According to research by Aruba, a HPE company, as of last year the healthcare sector was among the furthest...
FNB has launched its virtual card service to all individual and business customers. The Virtual Card is accessible via the FNB App and the RMB Private Banking apps. With this service, customers no longer need to rely on a physical card at merchants that have Tap-to-Pay functionality as they can...
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