“Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes” – a Cherokee proverb. Put one’s shoes on. Many people think that problem-solving is all about imagination and creativity. Sure, hypothetically it might be quite enough to come up with an answer to certain issues after having conducted...
Airtel Kenya has partnered with ePharmacy platform, MyDawa, so that subscribers can have easy and fast access to their medication. According to Gadgets Africa, Airtel subscribers will be able to log on to the MyDawa app or website without incurring additional data charges. They will also be able to use...
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...
The use of Contracts for Differences (CFDs) continues to trend among retail traders, given these financial derivatives are ideal when market volatility is elevated and valuations have a directional bias. Understanding what are CFDs and some of the main threads linked to them is not difficult, even when it...
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...
Bob van Dijk, CEO of Naspers and Prosus believes that Amazon may not enter South Africa’s eCommerce sector “any time soon”. According to TechCentral, a key reason for this is "Naspers-controlled e-retailer Takealot.com is doing a really, really good job serving South African online consumers". “We look closely at the...
A lab study by Pfizer and BioNTech has shown that its COVID-19 vaccine has proven 'less effective' against the South African variant by producing "lower levels of neutralizing antibodies". According to Bloomberg, the results are "part of tests of its vaccine against a lab-created virus that had all the mutations...
Ransomware attacks are on the rise. After a surge in remote working and with employees accessing organisational networks in ways that aren’t always perfectly secured, cybercrime has spiked over the past few months as malicious parties have taken advantage of the sudden move to life in lockdown. Opportunistic hackers have...
We saw the astronomical comeback of bitcoin last year, with a lot of people rushing to buy bitcoin. Throughout the first six months of 2020, bitcoin sold under $5,009, however, its price went over $20,000 by the end of the year. It is thought that the growth in institutional...
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 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...
Lenovo has announced its results for the Group as well as its fourth quarter and fiscal year, revealing growth across all parts of the business. The company says its results demonstrate the Group’s resilience and ability to achieve balanced, consistent, and sustainable growth. “Last quarter, we delivered our fastest-growing quarter...
WeThinkCode has opened applications for its tuition-free, two-year software programming course which starts in July. The education institution revealed that there are just one hundred places are available - part of WeThinkCode’s plan to increase its total student intake to 450 in 2021. “We know that South Africa has a...
As South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination programme ramps up, with a target to vaccinate 41-million people by the end of March next year, health NGO Right to Care is deploying teams to vaccinate South Africans living in hard-to-reach places in remote parts of the country. Dr Ntombi Sigwebela, chief of party...
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...
Data and automation are rapidly changing the lending game in South Africa. The country is seeing the emergence of an agile new class of fintech that uses proprietary data and algorithms to vet loan applications within minutes so that retailers can access working capital they need to grow and...
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