MTN South Africa is desperately seeking generators to keep its customers connected amid the country's deepening power crisis. "MTN is inviting all businesses that are in possession of generators, to become potential suppliers to MTN. Whether the business has two or 20 generators, MTN is looking to partner," the company...
South Africa's MTN Group has today announced the appointment of three new CEOs across three different subsidiaries on the continent, namely in Cameroon, Rwanda and Uganda effective 1 September 2022. MTN also announces the creation of a new senior MTN Group post; that of Operations Executive for Liberia, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau,...
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Telesmart.io, an expert in global number and messaging services, has been selected by Liquid Cloud, a business of pan-African technology service provider Cassava Technologies, as its number inventory management solution provider, according to an announcement from the company. Liquid Cloud will leverage Telesmart.io’s platform to remove the complexity of storing number inventory and...
British International Investment (BII), the UK government’s Development Finance Institution (DFI), formerly known as CDC Group, introduced its new name and announced a US $20 million, 4-year structured credit investment in Moove – a mobility fintech democratising access to vehicle ownership in Africa. On Tuesday, the British High Commissioner in...
First National Bank (FNB), one of the biggest banks in South Africa, has announced additional eBucks incentives to help its customers offset the impact of high fuel prices which are set to take off from 1 July until 30 September 2022. FNB will give qualifying Retail and Commercial customers an...
Commvault, one of the global enterprise leaders in intelligent data services across on-premises, cloud, and SaaS environments, has expanded its strategic partnership with Oracle to include Metallic DMaaS on Oracle Cloud. As part of Commvault’s multi-cloud strategy, Metallic’s industry-leading services will be offered on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and available...
Nigeria's largest telecom firm, MTN Nigeria and MTN's leading subsidiary in terms of sheer number of subscribers, has taken 18 banks in Nigeria to court over an alleged series of unauthorised transfers to the tune of $53.7-million. The shady transfers were from an account reportedly owned by its mobile payment...
The MTN Group on Wednesday released the second instalment of its brand refresh with the  ‘Voice’ brand film to empower the youth. In February, MTN launched its new logo and brand campaign to anchor its strategy, Ambition 2025, to build leading digital solutions that enable Africa’s progress across the telecom,...
In February 2021, the data from 500 million LinkedIn users was leaked by hackers, in June 2021, more than 700 million LinkedIn users had their data leaked and put up for sale. In June 2022, the FBI said that the fraud on LinkedIn posed a significant threat to the platform...
The Le Wagon coding boot camp is set to launch this week in Cape Town, South Africa. The launch of the boot camp is in partnership with the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business. Trusted by global industry leaders such as Google, Amazon and Apple, Le Wagon says it...
Cloudmania, an exclusive provider of cloud partner programme in Africa, announced on Wednesday its big win as the Microsoft Partner of the Year for 2022 in Ethiopia. The company has opened its doors to 16 countries across the African continent including South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria,...
Fuel prices the world over are skyrocketing as the Russia-Ukraine conflict draws on and continues to impact a world economy already weakened from COVID-19. Developing nations in Africa, already under immense strain, must new deal with heightened petrol, diesel, and kerosene prices as well as increasing inflation rates that...
Eskom CEO, Andre De Ruyter, said that the South African power utility could implement stage 6 load-shedding on Tuesday night. The South African power utility implemented stage 4 load-shedding after "unlawful industrial action" at some of its power stations in the past few days. The company says that this has...
Instagram, a photo and video-sharing social networking service, is testing new ways to verify users' ages, including scanning their faces. The trial started on 23 June and is currently being rolled out in the US. It is focused on users who try to change their age on the app from...
The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved the establishment of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a new groundbreaking institution that will significantly enhance Africa’s access to the technologies that underpin the manufacture of medicines, vaccines, and other pharmaceutical products. "This is a great development for Africa. Africa...
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