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Encouraging South African Youth to Play Active Role in 4IR Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Innovation

Robotics play an active role in 4th Industrial Revolution

September 24, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Paramount Group, an African-based global defence and aerospace business, proudly announces the launch of an excitingly-new annual robotics competition entitled ‘Parabotics’, a contest (commencing in January, with finals scheduled for December) open to high school pupils, college students and university undergraduates from all across South...

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IT News Africa: Most read articles of the week

IT News Africa: Most read articles of the week

September 23, 2018 • Top StoriesComments (0)

It’s been another insightful week in the world of technology. The annual Gartner Symposium ITXPO kicked off at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Monday, 17 September 2018 which unpacked an array of topics including data & analytics,...

Security a key issue as most organisations start digital transformation

Security a key issue as most organisations start digital transformation

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

67% of organisations have embarked on digital transformation journeys, and South African companies are not lagging behind. But going digital can increase security risks, warns Fortinet. Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated...

MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

September 23, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has recently launched its fourth incubator and tech hub in Nairobi, Kenya. This will serve as its flagship East African space, joining hubs in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The incubator will...

Falcongaze SecureTower 6.2 Get POPI compliance through protecting and monitoring all your assets

SecureTower 6.2 is now available for South Africa

September 22, 2018 • Big Data, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The new version of SecureTower 6.2 is now available for South Africa and across Sub-Sahara Africa. It is offered by Falcongaze through distribution partner Bitrate who has provided ICT solutions through a partner network of hundreds of companies in the Sub...

The battle for game of the year is on

The battle for game of the year is on

September 21, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

The year is slowly coming to a close, which means that the battle for the 2018 Game of the Year has officially begun. So far, the first half of 2018 brought us some phenomenal games… One notable release, which is the top contender for the 2018 Game of...

Lukas Stefanko, Malware Researcher at ESET

Fake finance apps on Google Play target users worldwide

September 21, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Another set of fake finance apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. This time, the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland, and the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda....

Liquid Telecom partners with Zindi to accelerate Africa’s data science ecosystem

Liquid Telecom partners with Zindi to accelerate Africa’s data science ecosystem

September 21, 2018 • Big Data, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has announced a partnership with Zindi to support the rollout of its new data science competition platform across Africa. Zindi was launched last week at the AI Expo Africa in Cape Town, providing a platform for...

Imraan Parker, Chief Financial Officer, MWEB

MWEB partners with SAP to deploy S/4HANA Public Cloud platform

September 21, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a time when an economic slowdown is putting increasing pressure on businesses to maintain costs, how does a leader in the highly-competitive Internet Service Provider (ISP) sector position the organisation to deliver unprecedented value? For MWEB, it’s...

Johnson Agoreyo, the UBA Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. Photo Cred: PCTechMag

MTN Uganda and Mastercard diversify mobile money service

September 21, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Uganda in partnership with Mastercard and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have announced a new online payments service.  Through this partnership, MTN MoMo customers will use a virtual card to shop or make payments at the vast network of global outlets...

Member States urged to explore new sources of financing in Central Africa

Member States urged to explore new sources of financing in Central Africa

September 21, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

“Financing industrialization is not only about chasing money,” said Antonio Pedro, Director of the ECA Subregional Office for Central Africa. “We need to look at the soft and hard infrastructure that will then create the necessary enablers for money to...

EcoSlips app set to reduce waste impact on environment

EcoSlips app set to reduce waste impact on environment

September 21, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The City of Johannesburg has told ratepayers that we are left with less than three years before the city runs out of space at landfill sites. The consequences of this could be dire for residents, as they would be forced to carry the costs of having their...

Samsung Galaxy A7 set to feature three rear cameras

Samsung Galaxy A7 set to feature three rear cameras

September 20, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung Electronics has revealed that it will be releasing a new smartphone. The latest device from the mobile phone manufacturer comes in the form of the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone. The Galaxy A7 smartphone is expected to launch at the end of September...

Airtel Nigeria deploys 4G LTE in Anambra State

Airtel Nigeria deploys 4G LTE in Anambra State

September 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has announced the deployment of 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution Service) in Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi and other major cities and towns in Anambra State. Airtel says the switch to an upgraded 4G network in Anambra will boost trade and commerce; empower...

Rockstar have announced Red Dead Online, an online accompaniment to the release of Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar announces Red Dead Online

September 20, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Rockstar Games, the video game publisher famed for titles like Grand Theft Auto 5 and LA Noire, have announced Red Dead Online, an online accompaniment to the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Online is set to launch in November 2018 as a public...

Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Huawei Mate 20 Lite to launch 5 October 2018

September 20, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei’s new Mate 20 Lite, which will be launched in South Africa on 5 October 2018, will have multiple new features – as revealed by the firm. Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated of these is the device’s four AI cameras – two rear-facing and two...