News of the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela on 05 December 2013 has flooded worldwide communication channels, with social networks representing the medium of choice for many to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences – including those of companies across the spectrum of Africa’s ICT sector. Mandela...
Education is key to economic growth and a country’s economic performance is directly linked to the skills of its workforce and the quality of its education system. Skills shortages and challenges in delivering quality education in rural areas in South Africa stresses the importance of smart education solutions for...
Want to send, or request, money? Add a recipient. Enter an amount. Press send. Boom. It couldn't be easier. Virgin Money has launched a peer-to-peer payment app called Spot. The app lets you transfer funds from your linked bank account to a friend’s linked bank account, but without the fuss...
MTN Group has announced the appointment of Ebenezer Asante as Vice President (VP) of the expanded Southern & East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region. The role became vacant when then VP, Godfrey Motsa, was appointed CEO of MTN South Africa. Karl Toriola, VP for West and Central Africa (WECA) Region,...
Two months after receiving investment from Vodacom (which now owns a 40% stake in the company), South African social media site Zoopy has started to roll out some of the large scale community improvements they hinted at when announcing the Vodacom deal. Members of Zoopy.com, which launched in March 2007,...
A machine learning powered unit trust fund has been launched in South Africa. The fund uses machine learning to drive research, analysis and stock selection. The NMRQL SCI Balanced Fund, administered by the Sanlam Collective Investments platform, is a FSB-approved Collective Investment Scheme that is Regulation 28 compliant, and aims...
Google search trends indicate that South Africans are impatient to know the results and are searching for more election-related information as the news trickles out. Below is a round-up of some of the top trending election-related searches on Google over the past 24 hours. Top questions on elections in SA...
Rockstar Games, publisher of Red Dead Redemption 2, has released the details of the upcoming update to Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode, Red Dead Online. The update is titled 'Frontier Pursuits,' and is, according to Rockstar, "the next step in the continual evolution of Red Dead Online. Frontier...
If CIOs can trust your company’s sales executives to understand their challenges and help to solve them, they will be eager to do business with you and keep you close. But establishing credibility with CIOs can be tough. They are extremely busy and they are inundated with technical sales...
The effective use of unstructured data offers organisations a genuine competitive advantage, however, it is extremely difficult to take full advantage of the enormous volumes of unstructured data out there. This is because in a typical business, only around 20% of its content is structured data, while the other...
Earlier this week, Motorola launched its latest mid-range smartphone - the One Hyper. The LTE and WiFi capable device is set to run on the newest version of Google's OS - Android 10 - and is currently only available in the US. The One Hyper has a standard 6.5-inch Total...
Glo 1, a high capacity undersea fibre-optic cable, has today connected Ghana to West Africa and Europe. The 9,800km long submarine cable network, the first project of its kind to be executed entirely by a single organisation, berthed on the beaches of Osu, in Accra. The Glo 1 facility has been...
South African companies are slowly waking up to the concept of disruption and radical innovation but they are still not taking the impact it can have on their business seriously enough. According to Grant Thornton’s second quarter International Business Report (IBR) research, which researched awareness of disruption and risk among...
Microsoft is aiming to connect rural residents in Nanyuki, a market town in Laikipia County in central Kenya, with low-cost wireless Internet. The move aims to deliver affordable Internet service and connectivity to central Kenya as a means of providing service to under-served regions of the country. According to Microsoft: “The...
BlackBerry manufacturers, Research in Motion are being sued in the US by Motorola a rival handset manufacturer, for allegedly poaching its staff. According to Cellular-News, the lawsuit, which was filed last week says that RIM lured away some 40 of its employees in Florida since the beginning of...
Research conducted by Ericsson, in collaboration with the Imperial College of London, has revealed that when a country adopts mobile broadband, the result is solid overall economic development. The report, entitled 'How Important Are Mobile Broadband Networks for Global Economic Development?', examines data from 135 countries. It reveals that...
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