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Kwesé and iflix partner to strengthen SVOD service in sub-Saharan Africa

Kwesé and iflix partner to strengthen SVOD service in Sub-Saharan Africa

February 22, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Entertainment service for emerging markets, iflix and Econet Media’s pan-African media company, Kwesé have announced an expansion of their partnership in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kwesé has acquired a significant stake in iflix Africa, which will now form part of Kwesé’s diverse broadcast offering, as the core vehicle to deliver mobile experiences to...

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Taxi app for local minibus taxi industry launches in South Africa

Taxi app for local minibus taxi industry launches in South Africa

February 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

AftaRobot, a transport management technology platform aimed at every touch point in the South African minibus taxi industry, officially launched on, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 in Johannesburg. Designed to run on a mobile device, the app allows commuters...

South African Finance Minister launches online budget data portal

South African Finance Minister launches online budget data portal

February 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba announced the launch of an online budget data portal on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 in Parliament, Cape Town. Vulekamali, is IsiZulu and can be translated to “opening up the country’s money”, is an...

Android Pay becomes Google Pay with added functionality

Android Pay becomes Google Pay with added functionality

February 21, 2018 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google has revealed that it is rebranding its mobile money platform, changing the name of Android Pay to Google Pay. This is not the only thing new about the platform, as a part of the update saw a number of new features added such as a new Home and Card...

How to survive your digital transformation

How to survive your digital transformation

February 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

2018 is lining up to be the year of Digital Transformation. Just about every organisation looking to remain viable in the growing digital marketplace, has some sort of digital transformation in progress or one in the planning stages for this year. But digital...

Nigerian startup becomes finalist at 2018 Harvard Business School competition

Nigerian startup becomes finalist at 2018 Harvard Business School competition

February 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 21 February 2018, Nigerian startup and digital publisher, Publiseer, announced that it has been selected as one of the 14 finalists of the 2018 Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, taking place in Boston, MA, United States, on March 2,...

Nigerian e-Learning platform adds new service

Nigerian e-Learning platform adds new service

February 21, 2018 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile Class Academy (MCA), a Nigerian video e-Learning platform for students in senior secondary school (Sciences, Commercial and Arts classes) has announced that it has added an additional service for senior secondary school students in Nigeria. The service...

Mobile consumers warned to only transact with WASPA members

Mobile consumers warned to only transact with WASPA members

February 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 20 February 2018, South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers Association (WASPA) warned mobile consumers about engaging in mobile-based communications with companies that are not members of the organisation. According to the association,...

Rwanda: Student discovers prototype that enables Whatsapp calls without internet

Rwanda: Student discovers prototype that enables Whatsapp calls without internet

February 20, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

A third-year Rwandan student has discovered a network prototype that will enable WhatsApp users to make internal and international calls without the internet. Deodate Mugenzi, a 26-year-old is pursuing Information and Communication Technology at the...

Facebook partners the Nelson Mandela Foundation in its centenary year

Facebook partners the Nelson Mandela Foundation in its centenary year

February 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook has announced a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation in celebrating Nelson Mandela’s centenary and legacy under the theme: “Be the Legacy”. The company has a three-year partnership to support The Nelson Mandela archive. Aiming...

How SMEs can use mobile marketing to reach the planet’s population

How SMEs can use mobile marketing to reach the planet’s population

February 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In 2018, an estimated 65.9 percent of the world’s population will own a mobile phone. This prediction by the international GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) Association has implications for the way under-pressure SMEs reach their customers....

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon Mobile App in Africa

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon Mobile App in Africa

February 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis. According to the company, the Eikon mobile app will have the same comprehensive financial...

New SES VP of Sales to expand video business in Africa

New SES VP of Sales to expand video business in Africa

February 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, PeopleComments (0)

On Monday 19 January 2018, SES Video announced the appointment of Clint Brown as the new Vice President, Sales and Market Development, for Africa. The appointment forms part of SES’s strategy to bolster its video growth strategy across Africa and continue...

South Africa's top Google trends this week

Google removes “View Image” button: Here’s how to get it back

February 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 16 January 2018 Google had made a few changes to the way Image Search works on the search engine. However, one of the biggest changes was the removal of the “View Image” button, which would take a user straight to the image and the...

Cybersecurity – a digital growth enabler

Cybersecurity – A digital growth enabler

February 19, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Organisations are in the midst of transforming their business models where everything that can be digitised, is being digitised. This raises competitive stakes, as more organisations seek to digitally transform and disrupt their industries to stay ahead of...

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

February 19, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 16 February 2018 the Wikimedia Foundation announced that free access to Wikipedia will end in 2018, which was part of the Wikipedia Zero partnership programme. In a statement on its website the foundation said, “After careful evaluation, the...