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South African cycling enthusiast to get online platform

South African cycling enthusiast to get online platform

February 24, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

An online platform that will enable cycling enthusiasts and service providers to connect with one another will launch in South Africa in February. Developed for cyclists who love their bikes, hubtiger connects them with data, information, and service providers. “We have a long-term vision for hubtiger but initially are focusing on the bicycle and the...

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Orange and OpenClassrooms to train young Africans in digital technology

February 23, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange and OpenClassrooms have announced a partnership that they will provide digital training in Africa. Orange subsidiaries in Africa are already working on the launch of training centres providing online courses via OpenClassrooms. To rise to the challenge...

PayJoy partnership to bring smartphone payment plans to African markets

PayJoy partnership to bring smartphone payment plans to African markets

February 23, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayJoy, a mobile distributor and Allied Mobile, are collaborating to bring smartphone payment plans to markets across Africa. Allied Mobile will use PayJoy Checkout, a paperless finance system for customers without access to formal credit, and the patented...

Early detection and rapid response critical for targeted attack remediation

Early detection and rapid response critical for targeted attack remediation

February 23, 2018 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

In combatting a targeted attack on your network, early detection and rapid response are both critical. Cybersecurity experts accept the strong possibility that criminals will be able to enter their network at some or other point, and in this context, the...

Landing of South Atlantic Undersea Cable in Brazil signals new chapter in Africa-America's Telecoms

South Atlantic Undersea Cable in Brazil signals new chapter in Africa and America’s Telecoms

February 23, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Angola Cables, a telecommunications multinational, has revealed that the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has made landfall at Fortaleza on the Brazilian coast. Company CEO, António Nunes said that the arrival and installation of SACS on the Brazilian...

Global smartphone sales decline during fourth quarter of 2017-Study

Study: Global smartphone sales decline during fourth quarter of 2017

February 23, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global sales of smartphones to end users totalled nearly 408 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 5.6 percent decline over the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This is the first year-on-year decline since Gartner started tracking...

MyCybercare to launch personal data monitoring service

Security leaders rely on Automation, Machine Learning and AI to defend against threats

February 23, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries’ time to operate, security professionals said they...

Visa makes new appointments for its Sub Saharan Africa region

Visa makes new appointments for its Sub-Saharan Africa region

February 23, 2018 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Visa has announced the appointment of two new members to its Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) team. Prenolan Naidoo and Brandon Mncube join various Visa SSA divisions, and both appointees will be based in South Africa. Prenolan Naidoo joined Visa SSA earlier this...

Tanzanian hospital adopts voice recognition technology

Tanzanian hospital adopts voice recognition technology

February 22, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam has become the first public hospital in Tanzania to use voice recognition technology. The new technology will help doctors to encode patients’ information as well as help decrease report turnaround...

Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

February 22, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You’re at work or laying in bed, and with a simple click of the mouse you can book a dream vacation or the latest curved smart television, or your weekly groceries can be delivered to your doorstep....

South African bank intensifies fight against debit order fraud

South African bank sharpens fight against debit order fraud

February 22, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a bid to continue combating the scourge of rouge debit orders impacting the industry and some of its customers, FNB has waived the fee for stopping unauthorised debit orders through its electronic banking channels and is also actively clamping down on...

Renowned blind adventurer Hein Wagner discusses how technology has improved his life

Renowned blind adventurer Hein Wagner discusses how technology has improved his life

February 22, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

He has been blind since birth… Despite this, Hein Wagner – a South African adventurer and International keynote speaker – has many accomplishments under his belt. He has completed the Absa Cape Epic as well as ran in the Antarctica, Two Oceans...

Directing the way to digital transformation success in South Africa

Directing the way to digital transformation success in South Africa

February 22, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than 90% of South African organisations are either already engaged in digital transformation or in the process of planning and evaluating their transformation strategies. That’s according to global technology research and advisory services firm...

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...

EOH and LSD Information Technology partner to lead open source in Africa

EOH and LSD Information Technology partner to lead open source in Africa

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

EOH has announced the acquisition of LSD Information Technology (LSD), a company specialising in Linux and enterprise open source technology. The partnership addresses an identified gap in the market by bringing the value and innovation that open source...

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...