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Absa launches graduate recruitment programme

Absa launches graduate recruitment programme

June 10, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Absa has launched its evolved graduate recruitment programme, the Gen A Grad Programme, which has advanced from its Rising Eagles Graduate Programme. The Gen A Grad Programme focuses on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) combined with leadership. By as soon as 2020, nearly 80 per cent of jobs will require a blend of science, [&hellip...

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MTN launches Africa's first AI service for Mobile Money

MTN launches Africa’s first AI service for Mobile Money

June 7, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Group is proud to announce the launch of Africa’s first Mobile Money (MoMo) artificial intelligence service or “chatbot”. The chatbot went live in Ivory Coast in May and will be rolled out across MTN’s MoMo footprint in the next...

75% of large organisations will hire AI behaviour forensic experts by 2023-Gartner

75% of large organisations will hire AI behaviour forensic experts by 2023-Gartner

June 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments (0)

Users’ trust in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions is plummeting as incidents of irresponsible privacy breaches and data misuse keep occurring. Despite rising regulatory scrutiny to combat these breaches, Gartner predicts...

ITR Technology set to expand into Africa with ManageEngine Software

ITR Technology set to expand into Africa with ManageEngine Software

June 6, 2019 • Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

ITR Technology, the sole distributers of ManageEngine software in South Africa have announced their move into Namibia and Mozambique, headed up by ITR Technology’s recently appointed Christiaan PJ De Waal (Business Development Manager for Africa)....

fonYou opens office in Nigeria to deploy mobile money and fintech

fonYou opens office in Nigeria to deploy mobile money and fintech

June 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

fonYou announced a new office in Nigeria, where more than 30 million new mobile subscribers are expected to come online by 2025. With 190 million people, Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa. According to the GSMA, Nigeria has a mobile...

Uber acts to foster a community of mutual respect

Uber to remove riders with bad feedback

June 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Uber has announced a new quality system to remove riders with persistently bad feedback. Soon Uber will begin notifying a small number of riders who have consistently received bad feedback from drivers, that they must improve their behaviour or they could...

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation brings AI to Khayelitsha

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation brings AI to Khayelitsha

June 5, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation and Fliptin Venture Builder will deliver ‘AI in Africa’, a series of high-impact education driven initiatives with a focus on youth empowerment for high school learners through the month of June. ‘AI in Africa’ is...

Connectivity and opportunities for the Internet of Things

Connectivity and opportunities for the Internet of Things

June 5, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cellular connectivity for IoT devices has been available for over 10 years since the days of 2G and 3G. For this type of connectivity, the limitations were available network bandwidth and IoT device battery life. Addressing these challenges fostered the...

FarmRanger uses tech to tackle security for livestock farmers

FarmRanger uses tech to tackle security for livestock farmers

June 5, 2019 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

FarmRanger, uses a blend of technology and agricultural devices, to deliver a platform for livestock management and security. FarmRanger uses a combination of animal collar and app. The collars are fitted to a select number of animals in the herd – for...

Bots can skew your analytics… Is your data lying

Bots can skew your analytics… Is your data lying

June 4, 2019 • Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data and analytics are increasingly important tools that help businesses decide where to invest and develop, with one example of this being UPS, which has used data/analytics to save up to $400 million every year through optimising delivery routes. “While...

Westcon-Comstor achieves Level 1 B-BBEE rating

Westcon-Comstor achieves Level 1 B-BBEE rating

June 4, 2019 • Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, a value-added distributor of leading ICT solutions, has attained a Level 1 B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) rating in South Africa, moving from level 3 to level 1 in just under two years. The company’s...

Tackling the trillion dollar identity fraud crises

Tackling the trillion dollar identity fraud crises

June 3, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tackling the trillion dollar identity fraud crises

Fraud costs trillions of dollars to world economies annually. For consumers whose identity data has been stolen, the impact on their lives can vary from being a nuisance to financial and emotional trauma Worldwide, around 40 per cent of consumers have been...

Poorly designed spectrum auctions risk harming consumers, warns GSMA

Poorly designed spectrum auctions risk harming consumers, warns GSMA

June 3, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Poorly designed spectrum auctions risk harming consumers, warns GSMA

The GSMA has published a global ‘Auction Best Practice‘ paper which aims to help governments and regulators guarantee affordable, high-quality mobile connectivity from spectrum awards. The paper highlights some key concerns from recent 4G and 5G...

redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

June 3, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

With South Africa’s unemployment rate hovering around 27 per cent (among the highest in the world), job creation and skills development have arguably become critical to South Africa’s economic and social stability. Fortunately, many business...

How to protect yourself from Windows vulnerability

How to protect yourself from Windows vulnerability

June 2, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to protect yourself from Windows vulnerability

In the last few days, Microsoft has released information about a critical vulnerability in the Windows operating system (CVE-2019-0708). This vulnerability allows remote code execution by an attacker directly from the network using the Remote Desktop Protocol...

Uber Eats launches in Soweto

Uber Eats launches in Soweto

June 1, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber Eats launches in Soweto

Uber has announced the launch of Uber Eats in Soweto. Making them the first international food delivery app to launch in Soweto, promising great tasting local food delivered at the press of a button in 35 mins or less. Locals from Jabulani, Pimville, Orlando...