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Public agency launches new digital platform in Senegal

May 2, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Public agency launches new digital platform in Senegal

The Agency for Universal Health Coverage in Senegal has launched a new digital platform, sunucmu.com. The platform is the first of its kind to have been fully designed and developed by a public agency on a global scale. L’Agence de Couverture Maladie Universelle du Sénégal (Agency for Universal Health Coverage in Senegal – CMU) (SUNUCMU.com),...

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Fintech-a potential driver of African economies

Fintech a potential driver of African economies

May 2, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on Fintech a potential driver of African economies

A report, commissioned by ICAEW and produced by partner and forecaster Oxford Economics, provides a snapshot of the region’s economic performance. The regions include; East Africa, Central and West Africa, Franc Zone, Northern Africa and Southern...

South Africa E-Learning revenue expected to reach over $490 million by 2023

South Africa E-Learning revenue expected to reach over $490 million by 2023

May 2, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa E-Learning revenue expected to reach over $490 million by 2023

A study conducted by Ken Research has revealed that the corporate sector will contribute the highest revenue share to the overall E-Learning industry in South Africa by year end 2023. The research further states that due to the growing demand for online...

Load shedding slowing down tech adoption for South Africa's SMEs

Xero fuels small business growth in South Africa with finance options

May 1, 2019 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Xero fuels small business growth in South Africa with finance options

Xero announced new agreements with a group of South Africa’s new digital lenders: Bridgement, Retail Capital and Lulalend. These finance providers will improve South African small businesses’ access to much-needed funding – and in so doing, help...

LG announces Q1 2019 financial results

LG announces Q1 2019 financial results

May 1, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on LG announces Q1 2019 financial results

LG Electronics has announced the consolidated sales of KRW 14.92 trillion (USD 13.27 billion) and operating profit of KRW 900.6 billion (USD 801.25 million) for the first quarter of 2019. Although overall first-quarter revenues and operating income declined...

Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

April 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

Standard Bank Group and Microsoft announced a new strategic partnership that will help to transform the bank’s technology estate and internal corporate functions, enabling the bank to accelerate its digital transformation journey significantly improving its...

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

April 29, 2019 • Finance, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Shareholders hear Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth as they approve all resolutions at 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”), the parent of the Ecobank Group, pan-African bank...

South Africa gets first fully online Honours degree

South Africa gets first fully online Honours degree

April 29, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa gets first fully online Honours degree

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...

President Buhari commends African Development Bank's transformative role

President Buhari commends African Development Bank’s transformative role

April 26, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on President Buhari commends African Development Bank’s transformative role

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari commended the Bank for its successes and pledged Nigeria’s continuous support for the institution. “I want to recognize the support that the African Development Bank has given Nigeria in recent times. I remember...

South Africa E-Learning revenue expected to reach over $490 million by 2023

Virtual Reality in education: Welcome to the new age of learning

April 25, 2019 • Education, FeaturesComments Off on Virtual Reality in education: Welcome to the new age of learning

Using new technologies for pedagogical purposes is more than just a fad. It seems to be quickly imposing itself as the future of education. In fact, most professionals working in training and education are already well-versed in various fields such as...

Belgian edu-tech provider to exhibit at Education Innovation Summit

Major education event set to tackle 4th Industrial Revolution

April 24, 2019 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Major education event set to tackle 4th Industrial Revolution

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...

New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

April 24, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

Payment approval rates for travel have increased by 8.8% in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), finds a new report from Checkout.com, an international provider of online payment solutions. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1%...

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) will launch its School of Software Engineering for secondary schools in the Free State on 25 April 2019.

School of Software Engineering to launch in South Africa

April 24, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on School of Software Engineering to launch in South Africa

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) has developed a curriculum at schools to include ICT initiatives such as coding, software development and other digital skills. This is a national initiative that SITA, in accordance with its business development...

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

April 24, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

Liquid Telecom Kenya has made telemedicine a reality for thousands of patients at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa. Using its high-speed fibre network, Liquid Telecom has connected the main hospital in Mombasa to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal...

Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

April 23, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Registration for the JSE 2019 Investment Challenge open

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) 2019 Investment Challenge, South Africa’s largest financial literacy initiative which provides high school and university students with an opportunity to explore and engage with the world of investing by...

Standard Bank addresses cybercrime with WalletWise programme

Standard Bank addresses cybercrime with WalletWise programme

April 18, 2019 • Finance, SecurityComments Off on Standard Bank addresses cybercrime with WalletWise programme

Standard Bank has launched a consumer education programme, WalletWise which aims to empower consumers with knowledge that enables them to make more informed decisions about their finances and lifestyle. The programme aims at tackling financial topics of...