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34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

February 14, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, has revealed the findings of a new study that was commissioned to determine the state of POPI compliance within South African organisations. The POPI Act (Protection of Personal Information) promotes the protection of personal information by public and private bodies and had been signed into law in 2013....

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Ethiopia gets $40 mln healthcare boost from the US

February 14, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

There are many barriers to residents obtaining proper health care in Ethiopia. It is estimated that 76 percent of Ethiopian women live in rural areas and do not have access to health care due to long traveling distances with lack of transportation. There...

How to protect your heart and money from Romantic Phishing

February 14, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab experts have detected a sharp increase in phishing activities from criminals offering users various romantic goods on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day. The total number of user attempts to visit fraudulent websites with a romantic theme that...

IoT Forum Africa 2019 set to boost potential sponsors

February 14, 2019 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hosted by IT News Africa, IoT Forum Africa 2019 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. IoT Forum Africa 2019 will be taking place on 26 and 27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, where it aims to feature an...

Students get the best in connectivity with Cell C’s MediaPlay

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The first month of university for South African students has kicked off and with it, students will begin to feel the effects of the high cost of education. While students have always struggled to afford basic necessities, today’s generation faces more...

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission has fined four major network operators in the country a total of $205 394,40 for various infractions. The NCC had in 2018 highlighted some non-compliance by the network providers ‘such as the routing of a minimum...

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile telecommunications company, MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformations across all its core business operations. The implementation will help MTN drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and...

5 Tech Predictions for 2019 and beyond

February 13, 2019 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The tech market is already home to a range of smart hardware and software, but smart devices are set to become even more widespread in our day-to-day lives. 2018 was a year of exciting advancements and 2019 promises to be an even greater year when it comes...

Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

Facebook Flex to launch in Lesotho

February 13, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook Flex, created in a partnership between Vodacom Lesotho and Facebook, is a connectivity service that will allow people to get news and stay up to date with the latest headlines completely free of charge. Customers will essentially be able to switch...

Fears of an Internet Shutdown in Nigeria on the Rise

Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

February 13, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With less than a week until the Nigerian election, there are mounting fears that access to the internet and social media services could soon be restricted. The run-up to the vote, which will be held on February 16th, has been plagued by rumours that there are...

NCA Ghana meets Togolese regulator to discuss spectrum

NCA Ghana meets Togolese regulator to discuss spectrum

February 12, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The National Communications Authority (NCA) is holding a bilateral frequency coordination meeting with Togo, to collaborate and resolve issues related to the use of Radio Spectrum along the Ghana-Togo Border. The meeting has participation from the Togolese...

Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

February 12, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

After months of speculation, FNB has finally unveiled their soon-to-be-released mobile offering under the FNB Connect. FNB has announced that its customers who use FNB Connect can now benefit from free data rollover and data transfer, in addition to the...

Visa launches fintech fast-track program in Africa

February 12, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Visa has just announced it is expanding its fast-track program to support fintechs in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region as part of its efforts in developing the next generation of digital payment solutions. Already rolled...

Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

February 12, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Publiseer has emerged as the regional champion of the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition held in Lagos, Nigeria. Publiseer will join other regional winners from various countries, including Mauritius, South Africa, and Kenya, at the Grand Finale,...

Digital Afrique Telecom launches a smart card system in Côte d'Ivoire

Digital Afrique Telecom launches smart card system in Côte d’Ivoire

February 11, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) announced the launch of a Smart Card and Ticketing system to enable Ivorian public transport users to board over 700 buses every day through contactless cards. This smart ticketing service allows each passenger of SOTRA, the...

Fintech’s adoption will continue to revolutionise the postal landscape in 2019

February 11, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Two years ago, Australia Post entered into a joint venture with a company to offer local businesses a single platform to access e-commerce products and other services. Post office branches in the UK offer customers access to the majority of all UK current...