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INTERVIEW: Breaking barriers in SA with technology

October 19, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

President Ntuli has recently been appointed the new Managing Director for HPE South Africa — effective August 2019.  He is responsible for overseeing a broad hardware, software and services portfolio, driving further growth and maintaining high levels of customer and partner satisfaction. IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had the opportunity to chat with him...

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Google introduces new Google Maps features

October 18, 2019 • Company News, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this week, Google announced that it is bringing two new features to Google Maps – allowing drivers on both iOS and Android to report driving hazards and incidents and those who use Maps on iOS to report accidents, speed traps and traffic jams....

UberGo launches in 6th South African city

October 18, 2019 • Company News, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global ride-hailing service, Uber is officially launching in East London with uberGO – making it the sixth city with access to the platform across South Africa.  With this launch, Uber hopes to provide locals and visitors to the city with the...

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is now available in South Africa

October 17, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei’s next-generation device, the Huawei Watch GT 2, is now available in South Africa. This fitness-focused wearable comes jam-packed with some of the latest technological advancements from Huawei – helping users enhance their quality of life...

Energy focused tech startup launches in Kenya

October 17, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

VentureBuilder officially launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, with support from the DOEN Foundation, Facebook, Shell Foundation, and USAID. The energy-focused startup aims at scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises – mandated...

Old Mutual embarks on modernisation project with AWS

October 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Digital Transformation, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday, 16 October 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that South African financial services provider, Old Mutual is using AWS as its preferred cloud provider – meaning more than 1,000 applications, including its digital customer platforms,...

FNB launches digital entrepreneurship programme in South Africa

October 16, 2019 • Company News, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African financial services provider, FNB announced on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, that – in the wake of its commitment to help entrepreneurs – it’ll be launching a new digital app-based entrepreneurship learning programme –...

IT News Africa and T-Systems host Healthcare Executive Golf Day

October 16, 2019 • Features, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, IT News Africa hosted the inaugural Healthcare Executive Golf Day in partnership with T–Systems South Africa at Kyalami Country Club, Johannesburg. The event brought together healthcare technology executives from both Public and...

Facebook officially forms Libra Association

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

In June 2019, Facebook unveiled a new global cryptocurrency – Libra – set to go public in 2020. When it was first introduced, Libra was made up of 28 founding members — including names like Mastercard, PayPal, Xapo Holdings Limited, Uber...

Tech is Impacting our Human Values, study reports

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global technology company, Lenovo says that technology has the power to influence our values, make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded – this according to its latest survey. The survey polled more than 15,000 people from the US,...

Visa drops out of Facebook’s Libra project

October 14, 2019 • Features, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year, Facebook revealed a plan to release a new global cryptocurrency called Libra. While the coin may only go public in 2020, it’s garnered much anticipation from crypto-enthusiasts and even more scepticism from crypto-critics.  When it was...

WhatsApp is working on a new group blacklist feature

October 14, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Private messaging platform, WhatsApp is reportedly working on an all-new Group Privacy Blacklist feature. The new feature will allow users to choose which contacts are allowed to add them to a group and which contacts aren’t. According to WABetaInfo,...

INTERVIEW: The supply-demand gap in data science

October 12, 2019 • Careers, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

There is a massive supply-demand gap in the area of data science and our universities and colleges are struggling to keep up with the rapid growth and changing nature of specific digital skills being demanded by companies, says Shaun Dippnall, founder of the...

Microsoft makes Python available on Azure in South Africa

October 11, 2019 • Company News, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday, 10 October 2019, Microsoft South Africa announced the availability of Python support in Azure Functions for South Africans. As a result, developers can now build their serverless functions using Python 3.6, based on the open-source and...

NEC XON 2019 SUMMIT: ACFTA set to define the role of tech in economic growth by 2050

October 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

NEC XON Summit 2019 is covering key metrics about delivering the integrated IT solutions to Orchestrate a Brighter World (OABW) for Africa. Eugene le Roux, CEO of NEC XON Africa, has described a future Africa in which technology plays a foundational role in...

Software AG Innovation Tour 2019

October 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this month, Software AG kicked off the South African leg of its much anticipated Innovation Tour 2019 at Langhams Executive Conferencing in Fourways. The event brought together thought leaders, visionaries, guest speakers, solution experts and a crowd...