Earlier this week, global trading platform, Chaka launched in Nigeria. The technology-enabled platform intends to give Nigerian users the opportunity to invest in stocks listed on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and the Nigerian Stock Exchange, offering over 4000 assets and indexes from companies such as Apple, Alibaba,...
Earlier this year, Facebook revealed a plan to release a new global cryptocurrency called Libra. While the coin may only go public in 2020, it’s garnered much anticipation from crypto-enthusiasts and even more scepticism from crypto-critics.  When it was first introduced, Libra was made up of 28 founding members — including...
On the 29th May 2019, IT News Africa is set to host the 4th annual Education Innovation Summit at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton. This year’s conference will focus on the exploration of emerging educational technology trends and aim to provide solutions to technological challenges within education. Under the theme...
As Bitcoin celebrates a full 10 years since the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, the time is right to consider its lasting impact on the colliding worlds of information technology and finance. When it was launched at Halloween in 2008, Bitcoin was practically worthless and all but invisible except...
The role of digital marketing for customer experience, in particular, has become key with online and bricks-and-mortar retailers alike. The digital approach is helping them implement new strategic technologies to win new and retain existing customers. Not only do these innovations significantly improve reach but, more importantly, they also make...
    We’re talking about the future potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), augmented reality, and automated drone delivery. We’re talking about beacons and smart mirrors and geolocation services. But really, the retail technology conversation needs to be happening at a more practical and immediate level. In South Africa, the bulk of purchasing power...
While the world debates whether bitcoin is the future of money or merely a bubble, there is another revolution underway using the technology associated with cryptocurrencies. Called blockchain, this tech promises to bring massive change to industries such as law, healthcare, and insurance, with accounting and auditing likely to be...
SAICA's has recently accredited Milpark Education's first-of-its-kind fully online Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy (PGDA) which allows students who pass, access into SAICA's first professional examination. The current challenges facing South African universities — including high tuition and facilities costs, high student-to-lecturer ratios and severe underfunding by the state — means...
Video gaming is one of the world’s fastest growing global industries, and subsequently a booming career option. As a $21 billion industry, it is soon expected to earn more money than Hollywood. According to an industry report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) the South African video games industry will grow from...
Gemalto’s latest e-Banking survey results have highlighted the willingness – and appetite – of end-users to use biometrics. local banks have an opportunity to move past passwords and mere transaction security and add real value by introducing biometrics according to Marwan Elnakat, Director Digital Banking Solutions for the CISMEA...
FNB has launched virtual cards - available to individual customers across Debit, Fusion and Credit Cards and for business customers on Debit Cards. The Virtual Card will be available by October 2020 and customers will access it via the FNB App and the RMB Private Banking App. Once available, customers can...
It’s no surprise that cloud computing, which brings all of these benefits, is transforming the industry’s approach to IT. Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as key to driving the journey through the fourth industrial revolution, marked by the profound integration of technology into society. The cloud enables capabilities in artificial...
South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) announced on Friday 13 October 2017 that the bank has once again been awarded The Most Innovative African Bank at the 2017 African FinTech Awards, which took place in Johannesburg on the 12th of October 2017. FNB has now won the award for...
It’s not easy running a business that is seasonal, or one that goes through waves of increased activity like an accounting practice. Provisional tax returns (IRP6s) are due this August 2017 and can easily disrupt the day-to-day business of your accounting practice. What’s more, getting the numbers wrong will...
In developing markets around the world, it is the informal economies that serve as the quietly humming engines of growth. By way of example, the informal economy accounts for over 70% of total employment in sub-Saharan Africa – an economy that includes street vendors, traders in open-air markets, subsistence...
Vox, has joined forces with CTU Training Solutions to offer high potential students with work integrated learning (WIL) experience across the spectrum of solutions, services and products currently offered by the company. Speaking shortly after its inaugural open day with the Pretoria campus, Vox CEO, Jacques du Toit said: Our...
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