Samsung launched the Lesego Digital Village in North West, South Africa on Friday, 08 December 2017. This facility aims to provide primary health care and learning solutions for residents in the area. The area is remote and health services are inaccessible for most of the 2,000 residents, most of whom...
Thousands of South Africans woke up a little bit earlier on Friday 24 November 2017, in an attempt to get a jump on the madness which is Black Friday. These bargain hunters, however, were met with a massive stumbling block... the websites that had been offering massive Black Friday...
Online retail giant, Amazon had 4.06 billion unique visitors in March - this according to data gathered by Learnbonds.com. And while it's unsurprising that more and more people are choosing to shop online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worth noting that Amazon racked up more...
The oil and gas industry is embracing digital transformation. As a traditional pillar of the energy sector, the oil and gas industry has always had an important part to play in the energy field. However, these are challenging times. On one hand, the industry is subject to increasingly complex...
Nigerian e-library startup, Panacea, has announced that it has launched an Android app version of the platform, which allows users to rent books, search for study mates and create book clubs. Panacea, which was launched for author registration and uploads in July 2017, has launched the beta version of its...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software and Solutions company, Cortex Ventures launched in May 2019. The company aims to unlock the entrepreneurial opportunities offered by the 4th Industrial Revolution by investing in smart-technology driven startups. On Tuesday, 27 August 2019, Cortex Ventures announced that CEO, Dr Nick Bradshaw, would be a panellist...
Syafunda, an educational platform that provides access to digital content through mobile technology, has received investment funding from SME-enabler Edge Growth which will allow them to scale their platform to meet the surging need for online learning in South Africa. Syafunda, which means “we are learning” in Zulu, was the...
South African consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce platforms when looking for, comparing and purchasing a variety of items. This is according to Kevin Tucker, founder of PriceCheck, Africa’s largest product discovery and comparison service, who notes that PriceCheck’s recent user survey identified ‘ease and efficiency’ as South African’s...
Eltek announced a contract with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. Eltek will provide full delivery, installation, service and monitoring of the solar systems which use Eltek’s breakthrough Rectiverter technology as a key component. The Rectiverter combines the functions...
SAP’s goal of equipping 5 million African youth with basic coding skills by 2025 took a bold step forward following the release of the results of this year’s Africa Code Week. Almost 427,000 youth from 30 African countries completed training between 15 and 23 October, dramatically exceeding the initial...
A survey conducted by Kaspersky lab has revealed that 24% of banks worldwide struggle with the identification of their customers when delivering digital and online banking services. According to the Financial Institutions Security Risks survey, 59% of banks anticipate growing financial losses due to fraud in the next three...
Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa, has named Telkom as the Gold sponsor of the upcoming Education Innovation Summit. On the 17th of March 2016, leaders within the IT and education sectors will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – "Transforming Education...
Thousands of new jobs are likely to be created with the discovery of new mineral deposits in South Africa. With mining companies on the verge of shutting down some of their most productive mines because they are too old, too deep and too expensive to run, big data may...
NuovoPay, a solution pioneering in de-risking device financing for OEMs, telecom carriers and device financing institutions has now joined hands with Angaza, a leading provider of software technology designed specifically for last-mile distribution businesses. Growing Demand for Smartphones The global market for affordable smartphones is steadily expanding, with Africa observing a...
FNB has launched its more recent digital innovation on the nav» Home functionality that enables FNB customers to securely list and sell their homes privately to buyers who most likely qualify for a Home loan, while saving costs associated with the process. “With over 8 million properties registered in the...
ProsperiProp, a South African startup using blockchain technology to develop their own cryptocurrency, has announced that the company will open its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on Friday, 8 September 2017. According to the company, the launch will help allow people to buy into some of the world’s top performing property...
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