1Life, a direct life insurer, announced the launch of its 1Life Chat Bot, named Emily – a first of its kind for the long-term insurance industry. Emily will offer consumers instant life insurance quotes using popular social media platform – Facebook – through an engaging and conversational user journey. The...
According to South Africa telecommunications giant Telkom, by 19 August 2016 approximately 13 200 Telkom customers had been hit by outages caused by sabotage. This happened as the Communication Workers Union strike against Telkom moved into its fourth week. “A total of 85 street distribution cabinets (SDCs) have been damaged in the...
The Observer in Kampala reports that the Human Rights Network for Journalists Uganda Chapter (HRNJ-U) has taken legal action against the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) regarding the switching off of unregistered SIM cards. HRNJ-U has reportedly filed a civil suit that seeks to declare the UCC switch off deadline of...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the articles that resonated most with our readers. Healthtech was on the radar this week as the pandemic shows few signs of it slowing down. In Africa, scientists move one step closer to understanding the nature of the...
Airtel Africa has denied reports that it plans to halt operations in Kenya. The rumours were reported by Techweez after Prasanta Das Sarmato, CEO of Airtel Kenya, assessed the viability of the company after The National ICT Policy 2019 was signed. "Equity Participation, a clause in the policy states that...
Whilst the fierce battle continues to brew between mobile operators and voice service providers over the cost of toll-free calls, Euphoria Telecom has introduced a toll-free system that enables free calls from all cellphone numbers. The service was initially developed for businesses trying to reach and service low income...
New research from Accenture highlights the impact of digital technologies on jobs and economies. It’s an important topic for South Africa as new local research indicates that more than a third of jobs in this country may be automated. A new Accenture report, Reworking the Revolution: Are you ready to...
Helios Towers Africa (HTA), an independent telecoms towers company in Africa, with operations in Ghana, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”), has achieved the internationally recognised OSHAS 18001 standard in the DRC. This achievement  for HTA makes it the first and only OSHAS 18001 certified tower company in each...
Polymorph Systems (Pty) Ltd, a South African mobile development company will exhibit their mobile IoT innovations at Internet of Things Forum (#IOTFA), taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg between 29 and 30 March 2017. With a speaker roaster of more than 30 thought leaders, solution providers and key...
If Africa is to continue on a path of positive economic growth, the continent will have to better capitalise on the potential of its youth, as more than half (55%) of Africa’s inhabitants will be younger than 24 by 2025 according to the UN’s The Demography of Population Ageing report. For this...
Dimension Data has been announced as a Track Sponsor of the continents leading IoT event, IoT Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018). The second edition of this conference will take place on the 14th and 15th of March 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will bring together an array of top quality thought...
We are well into the scorching heat of October 2014, which means that the tech scene in Africa is heating up rapidly. For those based in Johannesburg South Africa, one of South Africa's largest gaming expos is under way - rAge 2014. Also making waves this week was the Tech4Africa...
South African financial services provider, FNB announced on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, that - in the wake of its commitment to help entrepreneurs - it'll be launching a new digital app-based entrepreneurship learning programme - Fundaba. The company says that introducing new products and solutions will help increase the level...
Finovate is heading to Africa! Join us in Cape Town November 26 and 27 for two days of fintech innovation from and for the African market. FinovateAfrica will feature our signature blend of live, short-form product demos and insightful presentations from financial experts. Plus high-impact networking time to give you the...
BCX, announced its newly launched Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) solution, enabled with network vendor Cisco. As one of the leading WAN providers in Southern Africa, BCX has created a fully scalable solution by combining technologies within their holistic suite of SD-WAN solutions. Designed to increase business agility and assist...
Dimension Data today announced the R1.26 billion pay-out of its seven year transformation transaction, and unveiled details on the numerous measurable benefits achieved across its transformation initiatives. “Within Dimension Data, transformation has opened up massive business opportunities during the period, with revenues in the public sector market, and across the...
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