When you buy a smartphone you are not just buying a device that can cater for keeping in contact with friends and family, but you are also opening yourself up to a world of possibilities when it comes to apps. With mobile phones evolving constantly, we now have access...
In an increasingly digital world, more and more of our time is spent online. The internet provides a wide range of information and possibilities, but it may also create difficulties, especially with regard to filtering out key information from websites. This is why UNICAF has created the UNICAF mobile...
iMed Tech is a company that specializes in medical design, engineering and, technology. Their aim as a company is to fill the gaps of growing prosthetic demand in South Africa and to use technology that enables the production of high quality products, that meet customer needs at impressive prices....
George Burgess, one of the world's youngest successful entrepreneurs at just 22 years old, has developed an education app that assists students in revising for their school exams. The app which has been dubbed "Gojimo" will be available in South Africa on the 2nd of April 2015. Burgess, the founder...
Visa, payments technology company and Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, have announced a Pan African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries. The partnership is geared towards growing digital commerce and will offer more Visa acceptance...
South Africa’s National Radiology Services Incorporated (NRS) at the Netcare Waterfall City Private Hospital has launched the new Senographe Pristina mammography system, designed to make breast screening more comfortable and inviting for patients. NRS Inc also launched its upgraded SIGNA Explorer G2 MRI, which will offer increased diagnostic quality,...
AirtelTigo has commended the Bank of Ghana, the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS) and all stakeholders on the implementation of Mobile Money Interoperability. “We welcome this giant step which will help our customers and all Ghanaians to enjoy increased convenience to send and receive money from one...
Renewable energy can play a pivotal role in bringing power to people whether in rural or remote areas. It has the potential to assist many African countries and citizens to have access to power which is essential for the reduction of poverty as well as to ensure economic growth. There...
Crypto currencies are disrupting the financial services sector but can also present opportunities for financial inclusion and economic stimulus for the poorest. According to research by the world bank, as many as 66% of sub-Saharan Africans are listed as "unbanked". But new money technologies such as M-Pesa and other blockchain...
Turning our mobile phones into wallets has been a dream for a long time. The phone in your pocket is already an address book, camera, diary, music player, GPS system, notebook, dictaphone, photo album and general factotum – why shouldn’t it also replace your wallet, with all its clunky...
Greenland Fedha Limited (GFL), a microfinance institution for small-scale tea farmers in Kenya, has implemented a new software solution to improve its efficiency and remain competitive in the market. According to the institution, it had chosen the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. With the system in place, GFL revealed that the...
Speaking at the recent SAPICS Conference in Cape Town, Dull revealed how AI in the form of IBM Watson is being used to aid decision making in public health supply chains in developing countries and improve patients’ access to life-saving medicines. She contends that the big challenges in these...
Reducing energy consumption in South Africa is a national imperative. Hyperscalers currently investing in South Africa, and those planning on doing so in the future will have to take this into consideration when designing their facilities. Historically, major data centre markets have relied on fossil fuels or nuclear power for...
“It used to be quite simple. Customers arrived at banks through the revolving doors and opened accounts or applied for lending in-store. Banks owned the customer relationship by default and ‘see my bank manager’ was a common term,” says Mark Fitzgerald, Director - Government and Enterprise at FaceMe Fast forward,...
Kenya’s electronic commerce market is primed for major growth in the next five years as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital transactions. That’s according to Dr. Rutendo Hwindingwi, divisional director for Sage East and West...
One of the biggest challenges faced by the healthcare industry is maintaining the financial stability of hospitals and clinics, which means closing the gaps that bleed these facilities of their profits. As a result, healthcare facilities must position themselves to deliver world-class healthcare, as well as heightened efficiencies and...
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