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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 (0)

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% bringing MENA’s rate just 3% behind the rest of the world. Due to [&hellip...

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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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

TECNO launches upgraded SPARK 3 Series

TECNO launches upgraded SPARK 3 Series

April 23, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

TECNO Mobile launched a new camera-centric smartphone series – SPARK 3 and SPARK 3 Pro. As one of the most remarkable devices to “light up” your photos, the newly released have been upgraded by AI technology to furthermore advanced the camera features....

Publiseer to feature at Katapult Future Fest 2019

Publiseer to feature at Katapult Future Fest 2019

April 23, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian digital content distribution company, Publiseer, is among the impact tech startups that were hand-picked to feature at Katapult Future Fest 2019, taking place in Oslo, Norway, from the 15th to 16th of May, 2019. Katapult Future Fest is a non-profit...

Intellectual property protection vital in digital world says Kaspersky Lab

Intellectual property protection vital in digital world says Kaspersky Lab

April 23, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

World Intellectual Property Day (26 April) raises awareness on how intellectual property (IP) impacts daily life. But while much attention is placed around the legal aspects, companies and individuals need to consider the security ramifications as well....

Samsung postpones release of Galaxy Fold

Samsung postpones release of Galaxy Fold

April 23, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has confirmed that the release of the Galaxy Fold has been postponed due to technical problems. Last week reports surfaced from multiple reviews that the device had a number of defects. It has been announced that Samsung will retrieve all the Galaxy...

AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

April 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Sage has announced that AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, has won a UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Netexplo Award. Founding partner Sage Foundation worked with AI for Good and the Soul City Institute for...

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

April 21, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition. The DLA is a springboard and an incubation platform for African creatives in digital content. Initiated by the...

New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

April 20, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

  Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas of Digitalization focuses on 3 interconnected...

Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

April 18, 2019 • East Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) and Standard Bank have announced that they have selected and invested into the first five fintech startup businesses in Africa. Founders Factory Africa is a South African company operating across Africa delivering a...

Global marketplace credits African consumers' feedback for security advances

Global marketplace credits African consumers’ feedback for security advances

April 18, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful announced that they have teamed up with Jumio, a digital identity and address verification company in order to improve Anti-Money Laundering (AML) procedures and implement Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements onto the...

Centbee closes Series A round funding

Centbee closes Series A round funding

April 18, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African-based Bitcoin company, Centbee, announced that it has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm, Ayre Ventures and CoinGeek. Ayre, who has invested $1 304 700,00 (R18.3 million), announced...

Another food delivery app launches in South Africa

April 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

KAUAI, a company that operates under the multi-brand food group, Real Foods, launched its new app. “We’re seeing a growing trend of customers who don’t want to compromise on healthy eating, but that are also extremely busy and pressed for time. The new...

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Game of Thrones phishing scams and how to avoid them

April 17, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The long night has finally ended. Game of Thrones fans can finally come in from the cold and, like a starving dragon, start devouring the latest and final season of the massively popular TV show. But unlike the fantasy series, what is far more real is the...