Clickatell, a CPaaS innovator and Chat Commerce leader, discussed with attendees at its Connect Interact and Transact (CIT) annual Joburg event on Tuesday the new era of Chat Commerce and how businesses can lay the groundwork for a completely new way of serving customers. Big-name local brands also gave real-world...
Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, has announced the creation of its new Global Advisory Board (GAB), comprised of "distinguished" experts in public policy, government, finance, economics, and corporate governance. The Global Advisory Board, chaired by former US Senator and Ambassador to China, Max Baucus,...
Finastra and Visa have announced a Banking as a Service (BaaS) collaboration to co-develop new functionality on its Payments Hub solutions and implement Visa Direct – which provides access to more than two billion accounts through push-to-account offerings. The new capability will give Finastra’s bank customers around the world access to...
MTN Group has announced the appointment of Fatima Laher as Group Executive: Group Legal, effective 1 October 2022. Fatima re-joins MTN from Samsung Electronics, where she held the role of Head of Africa Disputes, for the past six years. Lele Modise, Group Chief Legal and Regulatory officer said, “Fatima is adept at providing...
Earlier this week, YouTube introduced the next chapter in rewarding creativity on the platform. At its inaugural Made on YouTube event, YouTube shared that it’s expanding the platform’s monetization system, the YouTube Partner Program (YPP), to allow more creators to join the program, introducing new ways for creators to earn...
Amazon announced that it is expanding its renewable energy portfolio globally, with an additional 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy capacity across 71 new renewable energy projects. This includes the company’s first renewable energy project in South America—a solar farm in Brazil—and its first solar farms in India and Poland....
Blue Label Telecoms, together with various subsidiaries, has today concluded binding long-form agreements with Cell C and various Cell C financial stakeholders, including different shareholders and creditors to complete the recapitalisation of the struggling South African telecom. In terms of the deal, Cell C will be restructured and refinanced with...
As digital transformation sweeps across practically every industry in the world, South African businesses are clamouring for people with experience in Salesforce, one of the world’s most popular customer relationship management (CRM) platforms. While Salesforce is often marketed as a relatively low-code environment that allows business users to make changes...
The Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced the launch of the HUAWEI nova 10 Series: the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and the HUAWEI nova 10 in South Africa. Leveraging the insights of young consumers and the continuous exploration of key mobile telecommunication technologies, the HUAWEI nova 10 Series explores the...
Binance, one of the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure providers have launched a crypto education tour across 5 countries in French-speaking Africa as part of its mission to drive blockchain adoption and enable greater financial accessibility in the region. On September 10 2022, Binance kicked off the first...
As part of the broad measures to address South Africa's power outage crisis, public energy utility Eskom has announced the launch of three initiatives to procure much-needed power for the national grid. Initially, the programmes will focus on generators capable of supplying more than one Megawatt to the grid. Over...
Remedial Health, a healthtech startup that develops solutions to make Africa’s pharmaceutical value chain more efficient, has raised $4.4 million in seed funding. With this latest investment, the company plans to accelerate its expansion across Nigeria and provide access to credit for inventory purchases for its growing customer base of...
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) offers a unique energy opportunity for Africa, writes Niall Kramer, former Shell and Chevron executive and ex-CEO of the SA Oil & Gas Alliance. It comes at a lower environmental cost than oil or coal – and it could drive an enormous resource boom. Promising recent resource...
Protecting citizens when they interact with digital government services is fast becoming a top priority for governments around the world. The astonishing growth of the global cybercrime industry and the perceived ease at which threat actors imitate trusted brands and government departments online is challenging governments to implement new measures...
Clickatell, a CPaaS innovator and Chat Commerce leader, has partnered with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to deliver fast, simple, and cost effective eNaira banking services to all Nigerians using the USSD channel, eliminating the need for data and available on all handsets. Clickatell has collaborated with the CBN...
In Q2 2022, Kaspersky solutions detected 40,788 new modifications of miners. According to Kaspersky Security Network data, in the African region, the number of home users affected by cryptominers in Q2 of 2022 decreased slightly compared to the previous quarter. However, the possibility of a surge in cryptomining attacks persists...
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