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Renowned broadcaster, Bronwyn Nielsen to host IoT Forum Africa 2019

Renowned broadcaster, Bronwyn Nielsen to host IoT Forum Africa 2019

March 24, 2019 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

One of Africa’s most experienced, respected and well-known broadcasters, Bronwyn Nielsen will host the third IoT Forum Africa, set to take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on 26 – 27 March. Nielsen has 25 years of experience in African broadcasting and is the CEO and founder of Nielsen Associates. She [&hellip...

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GESF2019 leads the conversation on the global learning crisis

March 24, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

The seventh annual Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF 2019), a Varkey Foundation initiative, opened at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE on Saturday, March 23. Under the theme “Who is changing the world?” GESF 2019 brought together more than 2,200...

South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

March 23, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African startup ‘Africam’ is a media company that live streams HD footage from waterholes at various locations across Africa. The free streams are aimed at connecting people from around the world to African wildlife and create an online community...

IOTFA2019: SqwidNET CEO, Phathizwe Malinga speaks on the IOT Dilemma

March 23, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

One of the leading IoT focussed events in Africa is set to take place on 26 to 27 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Now in its third year, the highly anticipated Internet of Things Forum Africa 2019 will bring together...

IOTFA2019: SAP’s Rudeon Snell unpacks the next level of IoT value

March 22, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Everyone agrees that technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the way we live our lives. In the future, anything that can be connected will be and every machine will be connected with the aim to improve lives and positively impact...

Understanding a cybercrook’s thinking to make people your first defence against phishing

March 22, 2019 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ransomware attacks worldwide rose by 350 per cent from 2016 to 2017 says a recent special report by SC Magazine sponsored by Cofense, a provider of intelligent phishing defence solutions. “Security pros constantly invent better mousetraps, but the mice...

New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

March 22, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Vodacom Foundation in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, Nelson Mandela Foundation, UN Women and Global Citizen, showcased a new education ecosystem at the Divhani Community Crèche and Frank Ravele Secondary School in Vhembe District,...

Facebook stored ‘hundreds of millions’ of passwords in plaintext

March 22, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Go change your Facebook password right now because it could be compromised. The social media company admitted in a blog post on Thursday that it has stored “hundreds of millions” of account passwords in plaintext for years. This essentially left passwords...

Farmcrowdy closes $1 Million additional seed funding

Farmcrowdy closes $1 million additional seed funding

March 22, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s digital agriculture platform, Farmcrowdy announced that it has closed on additional seed funding of $1 million. This follows on from the company’s initial investments of $1 million in 2017. International investors Cox Enterprises and...

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Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Twitter account hacked

March 22, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning deactivated his official Twitter account (@UKenyatta) just moments after a controversial tweet went out regarding the war against graft. On Friday, 22 March 2019, Uhuru Kenyatta tweeted that he was not going...

OneFi acquires Amplify to shape Nigeria's fintech infrastructure

OneFi acquires Amplify to shape Nigeria’s fintech infrastructure

March 22, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

One Finance Limited (OneFi) has announced the acquisition of Amplified Payments (Amplify), a fintech company that builds and facilitates payment solutions and digital financial transactions in Nigeria. The deal, completed for an undisclosed fee, will see...

 Microsoft launches its South African Policy Innovation Centre

Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

March 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Having recently opened data-centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Microsoft has now officially launched its second Policy Innovation Centre (PIC) in Africa at the University of Pretoria. The PICs are state-of-the-art physical centre designed to bring...

AI will take over 80 per cent of today's Project Management tasks-Gartner

AI will take over 80 per cent of today’s Project Management tasks-Gartner

March 21, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments (0)

By 2030, 80 per cent of the work of today’s project management (PM) discipline will be eliminated as artificial intelligence (AI) takes on traditional PM functions such as data collection, tracking and reporting, according to Gartner, Inc. “AI is...

New partnership to boost financial inclusion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New partnership to boost financial inclusion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

March 20, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

FSD Africa and Equity Bank Congo have entered into a new partnership that targets unbanked people in rural areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The three-year US$2.8 million project will train and enrol at least 4,000 people to become bank agents...

Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

March 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fraud and identity theft; hacking; electronic vandalism; cyber terrorism and extortion; cyberstalking; invasion of privacy; cyberbullying and offensive material. These are just some of the digitally enabled crimes or illicit activities that can infringe on an...

Netflix CEO confirms Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video service

March 20, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Apple has invited media to a March 25 event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its campus in Cupertino, California, where it is expected to launch a television and video service. Sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters that the service may resell...