An innovative South African-based online accommodation booking service, SafariNow.com, is using an SMS service to boost service excellence in the tourism industry. The company deployed SMS alongside email notifications to alert accommodation providers of new online booking enquiries. The messages direct establishment owners to the SafariNow website in order...
On June 29th, many hopeful tech-entrepreneurs walked into the lion’s den to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges during AgriTourZA's Limpopo Innovation Platform Demo Day. AgriTourZA's Limpopo Innovation Platform is an innovative start-up programme that sets out to identify young businesses that can make a true difference...
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has has appointed Farhad Khan as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Farhad will be responsible for the overall customer operations, marketing and sales management activities of Yahsat. Reacting to the executive appointment Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer said: ‘’After careful selection, we...
IBM and CFAO Technologies,an IBM Business Partner in West Africa, will help modernize Senegal's import and export processes by installing two state-of the art servers at the Customs Directorate of Senegal's Ministry of Finance. The Ministry of Finance has chosen to install the new system, based on two IBM z10 mainframe computers, in...
Nokia has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) to enhance and replace its Human Resources systems in the cloud as part of its global digitalisation program. Nokia will use a worldwide deployment of Oracle Cloud HCM to manage all HR processes, including recruitment, compensation, and performance management, for...
Safaricom's, Nzioka Waita has been called to the Civil Service by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. Nzioka is currently the mobile operator’s Head of Corporate Affairs. According to a report by cio.co.ke, the 39-year-old has been appointed Secretary of Delivery in the Executive Office of the President. Below is Waita's official bio, which...
Nigeria’s first technology innovation hub, Co-Creation Hub, yesterday announced that it has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). The partnership is aimed at encouraging innovative ideas that could help transform the social technology space in the country. It was disclosed that TEF will provide managed seed funding to 20 technological...
Google has launched an online portal (http://www.google.ng/elections/) where voters can keep an eye on the latest news about Nigerian politics in the run-up to the general elections in February. According to Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Nigeria, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, the portal is a one-stop resource containing voting information...
Africa's foremost ICT publication ITNewsAfrica.com, today named Complexus as silver sponsors of the upcoming CIO Roadmap conference. About CIO Roadmap 2015 CIO Roadmap 2015 is here! On the 24th of June this year IT leaders from all industries will come together to reflect on their experiences and offer hands on advice to help you advance...
Nokia still holds the biggest slice of the global mobile phone market with 40.3 percent share. Samsung is a distant second with 15.2 percent, while Motorola and LG are neck and neck with 9.3 percent and 9.2 percent share, respectively. According to a recent report by, ABI Research, even with...
South African edutech startup FoondaMate, that offers a chat-based, AI-powered studying platform has announced that it has raised $2-million during a round of seed funding. 'FoondaMate' takes its name from the isiZulu word for study (funda) and the English slang for friend. The round was led by LocalGlobe and joined by...
Liquid Telecom has appointed Adil Youssefi as the new Regional CEO of East Africa, where he will oversee five key markets in the region. In his new role, Adil will be directly responsible for the leadership, strategic and operational management of Liquid Telecom’s wholesale, enterprise and retail businesses throughout Kenya,...
NetEx and Workgroup IT have announced a partnership which will allow Workgroup to distribute NetEx's HyperIP WAN optimisation software throughout South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership is intended to satisfy increased demand for improved data replication and accelerated file transfers within virtualised environments. HyperIP enables Workgroup to deliver the...
Troubled handset manufacturer BlackBerry has conceded that it is open to ditching its device business. BlackBerry CEO John Chen explained that while he had no particular plans to discontinue making smartphones, it could be an option. “I don’t have a plan to get rid of handsets, I have a plan...
Cisco has announced that the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) in Nairobi, Kenya, is to become the second Cisco® Academy Training Center (ATC) in Africa serving the East African region. AFRALTI, a centre of excellence for telecommunications training for English-speaking countries in Africa, is already an accredited regional Cisco...
Ubisoft announced Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars, the second post-launch adventure, will release July 17th 2018 on available platforms. Lost on Mars continues the uncanny adventures in the Far Cry 5 Season Pass as players travel to Mars to eradicate an alien threat. Lost on Mars can be...
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