The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has sought to freeze the bank accounts of four major Nigerian fintech platforms, namely Risevest, Bamboo, Trave and Chaka. These four platforms will have their accounts frozen for the next six months, according to Tech Cabal, for the purpose of probing the dealings of...
IT Managed Services company MySky Networks has partnered with Networks Unlimited to implement the Fortinet Security Fabric at Respublica Student Living, a provider of 10 upmarket residences for students in tertiary education around the country. This has allowed Respublica to continue offering its tenants ongoing secure access to unlimited online...
The government of South Africa is reportedly in considerations to open COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults over 18 by the end of the week, just over a week earlier than the planned 1 September date. Final decisions on this matter, will however still be subject to Cabinet approval. This comes from...
Quorum Holdings, an affordable residential and student housing specialist is the first property firm in South Africa to accept rental deposits in cryptocurrency tokens and to allow prospective tenants to potentially benefit from an increase in value. While rental deposits are standard practice in South Africa, tenants do not usually...
The University of Glasgow has been working with the Vector Control Division of the Uganda Ministry of Health - collaborating for several years on new ways to achieve vital recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) outlined in a 2018 report on controlling malaria, which highlighted a need for...
The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) was always going to be fraught with challenges, but nobody could have predicted the massively disruptive event that was the COVID-19 pandemic. The world was thrown into turmoil and forced to adapt – it became a matter of ‘digital or die.' The pandemic...
Education is one of the most important aspects of the overall economic, cultural, social and technical development of a country. Unfortunately, the educational opportunities for the underprivileged are often repressed and are of low quality. Years of isolation and marginalization of these communities in the past has led them to...
Digitisation is driving the convergence of industries across the globe resulting in traditional financial services groups contending with a range of new competitors, says one of SA's big four banks - Standard Bank. According to the findings of a report by world-renowned platform economy expert Sangeet Paul Choudary and Standard...
Oracle on Thursday announced that the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, in Kenya has finalised a workforce development program for young refugees in Kenya, in collaboration with Oracle University. The UNHCR delivers professional learning courses on Oracle Cloud technologies to refugees with a core background in information technology. The participants also...
South Africans aged between 18 - 34 were previously informed that they could only register for their COVID-19 jabs in September, however now it seems that under 35s are managing to register for vaccinations through healthcare insurance provider Discovery. https://twitter.com/TranquilBigfoot/status/1423575923635462144 The Discovery platform is free and open for all South Africans,...
Kenya will require all government employees to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before 23 August or face disciplinary action, according to the head of the East African country's public service, Joseph Kinyua. According to a letter, varified by Bloomberg, sent by Kinyua to senior state officials,...
Huawei South Africa has launched Women4Tech, a free online training course that aims to advance the digital skills of women entrepreneurs and help them use new technologies to grow, improve and digitise their businesses. While the course is free, interested participants need to first fill in an application and wait...
Bank Zero, a digital-only bank offering its services via a smartphone app, has launched in South Africa. The launch comes three years after Michael Jordaan and other co-founders announced the digital banking newcomer's introduction into the market. Currently, the mutual digital bank is adding potential customers on a staggered basis....
VYZYO, a rapidly growing mobile financial services technology company, and CAMPOST, the national provider of postal and financial services in Cameroon, have announced that the two companies signed a commercial partnership agreement to deploy and operate digital payment and mobile financial services throughout Cameroon. VYZYO will initially deploy its VYZYOPay...
SA President Cyril Ramaphosa announced several changes to his executive cabinet yesterday, amongst the more high-profile changes were a new Health Minister, new Communication and Digital Technology Minister and a new Finance Minister. Replacing Tito Mboweni in one of South Africa's most vital and exasperating government jobs is the ANC's...
Global peer-to-peer crypto exchange Remitano is currently developing its native token, RENEC, to improve the quality of services delivered to customers, reduce transaction fees and ensure secure and swift transactions. While Remitano Network is still in the development phase, Remitano has provided an amazing opportunity for old and new...
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