Scatec Solar, Norwegian company specializing in photovoltaics (solar electricity), has connected its first solar farm to the South African grid. The new operation adds 86 MW of the 258 MW required in the solar power complex currently operating in Upington, South Africa. “We are pleased to reach another milestone with...
News agency Bloomberg recently reported that, “The Bank of Korea is planning for a cashless society by 2020”. Sweden too is planning to go cashless in the next five years. Often we attend events where cash transactions are limited and we have to either forfeit the purchase or be inconvenienced...
According to data from instant EFT payment provider i-Pay, the Rand value from Black Friday sales this year grew by more than a thousand percent over 2016 figures. "At face value, e-tailers have experienced the highest volume of sales on record for Black Friday in South Africa. More significantly, the...
Even as mobile money services become part of daily life for millions in Sub-Saharan Africa, many potential customers face basic barriers to accessing the services on their own mobile phones. Lack of awareness and basic prerequisites, and low appreciation of the benefits are some of the hurdles. More than half...
Airtel Africa has partnered with MoneyGram - an international money transfer company - to allow its 19 million customers to quickly and conveniently receive transfers directly into their mobile wallets. Once Airtel Money customers receive the funds, they can be accessed immediately and used to pay utility bills, goods and...
The 5th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (HISA) is set to take place from 8 to 9 October 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The Summit will address and discuss issues and challenges specific to healthcare organisations through workshops, discussion streams and focussed tracks. #HISA2019 will focus on...
Frost and Sullivan– the Growth Partnership Company which enables its clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership – has been named as a strategic partner for the upcoming 2016 Education Innovation Summit. The Summit, which has been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom, will see...
South African Minister of Finance, Tito Titus Mboweni, delivered the 2019 Budget Speech on Wednesday, 20 February, addressing government expenditure as set out for the year. "As we look to the future, I see the following huge shifts in society and the world," Mboweni said on the topic of technology. "The first...
Hello #SouthAfrica! Customers based in ?? can now send money to friends and family in 145+ countries worldwide — as easy as sending an instant message. Here’s Andrew Stewart, our MD for Middle East and Africa, sharing the news with @cnbcafrica pic.twitter.com/DCY3KYDjHS — WorldRemit (@WorldRemit) January 16, 2019 WorldRemit, a globally recognised...
  SFAN (Stars From All Nations) has announced the launch of the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Week for budding entrepreneurs on the continent. Africa is the youngest continent in the world with about 60 per cent of its population under the age of 35. Nevertheless, despite the demographic dividends of a young...
Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Joseph Malanji has said there is need to take action to promote clean energy, more sustainable methods to agriculture and transport for the protection and management of natural resources to ensure their sustainability for the future generation. Mr. Malanji has urged the ongoing Commonwealth Heads...
Prospective students are increasingly opting for distance learning as a first choice, with the sector experiencing strong growth as a result of its harnessing of technological advancements. “Educational technology has taken the distance and isolation out of distance education and, as a result, the sector is benefitting from the fact...
e-Commerce has changed the way the world conducts business, and the rise in technology has made it easier to interact with customers quickly and across borders. With economies becoming more interconnected, companies large and small are now able to access markets that were previously unattainable. With a growing shift in...
Check Point Software has revealed that banking Trojans were extensively used by cyber-criminals during August 2017, with three variants appearing in the company's latest Global Threat Impact Index. The Zeus, Ramnit and Trickbot banking trojans all appeared in the top ten. These Trojans work by identifying when the victim is...
T-Systems was recognised for the unparalleled customer value it offers South African healthcare clients as a Managed Services Provider (MSP). The company was presented with the 2015 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership and was lauded for its automation solutions that support both revenue growth...
Healthcare institutions, particularly hospitals, have long been a tempting target for cybercriminals. These institutions hold massive amounts of extremely sensitive and personal data that can be exploited in various cyberattacks. Moreover, with healthcare receiving more funding and grants due to COVID-19, it’s become a (perceived) easy target. The reality is...
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