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2K Games reveals information about 2K Showcase: The Women's Evolution

2K reveals new details about the Women’s Evolution

September 8, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

2K Games recently revealed details pertaining to the new objective-based, story-driven mode coming to WWE 2K2o called 2K Showcase: The Women’s Evolution. The new mode is based on the story of the Women’s Evolution which has been taking place in WWE over the past 5 years. 2K Showcase: The Women’s Evolution will tell the story [&hellip...

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SWIFT publishes new API standard for Pre-authorisation of funds

SWIFT publishes new API standard for Pre-authorisation of funds

September 7, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

SWIFT has published a new API standard for the Pre-authorisation of funds, which allows the payer’s bank to earmark funds for a purchase in advance, guaranteeing that the future payment will be honoured. This is the second of SWIFT’s Open Banking...

Vodacom announces new esports hub at Vodacom World. Image sourced from Vodacom rAge.

Vodacom launches new esports hub

September 7, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 5 September 2019, Vodacom announced that it will be introducing an esports hub at Vodacom World, which is the telecommunication company’s Flagship Digital Mall situated in Midrand, Johannesburg. Vodacom has said that the esports hub will host a...

Altron suspends 3 senior executives at Altron Nexus

Altron suspends 3 senior executives at Altron Nexus

September 6, 2019 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Altron has announced that it has suspended three senior executives of Altron Nexus. The suspension follows an investigation that has revealed potential internal irregularities. After receiving information from a whistle-blower in June 2018, Altron appointed...

African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

September 6, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Just two weeks after launching, Playfre – Africa’s first music streaming platform – amassed a record 100,00 unique streams. The platform – created by Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu – is looking to become the biggest music...

80% of employers not worried about unethical use of AI

80% of employers not worried about unethical use of AI

September 6, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new Workplace Survey has found that 64 per cent of the employers expect their companies to be using AI or advanced automation by 2022 to support efficiency in operations, staffing, budgeting or performance, although only 25 per cent are using it now. The...

Check Point research finds security flaw in Android smartphones

Check Point research finds security flaw in Android smartphones

September 5, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

A study conducted by Check Point has a security flaw in Samsung, Huawei, LG, Sony and other Android-based phones that leaves users vulnerable to advanced phishing attacks. The Threat Intelligence arm states that affected Android phones use over-the-air (OTA)...

ENGIE acquires off-grid solar solutions company to light up Africa

ENGIE acquires off-grid solar solutions company to light up Africa

September 5, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (0)

Electric utility company, ENGIE has announced that it has expanded its decentralised energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, off-grid solar solutions company. It’s reported that Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya...

Red Dead Redemption Online Frontier Pursuits. Image sourced from Rockstar Games.

Rockstar Games details next update coming to Red Dead Online

September 5, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

Healthcare Innovation Summit Breakfast 2019 set for Johannesburg

Healthcare Innovation Summit Breakfast 2019 set for Johannesburg

September 4, 2019 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Healthcare Innovation Summit Breakfast 2019 set for Johannesburg

IT News Africa in partnership with Dimension Data and Avaya will host the Healthcare Innovation Summit Breakfast 2019 tomorrow, on the 5th of September at the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg. The event will host healthcare decision-makers and experts who will...

Review: LG Q60

Review: LG Q60, affordable with superior performance

September 4, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Review: LG Q60, affordable with superior performance

Smartphone manufacturer, LG launched the Q60 globally in February 2019 and the device came to South African shores in July. The mid-range device offers premium features and stylish design at an affordable price. With high-quality displays and AI-powered...

flyEgypt selects PAYFORT as its Payment Provider

flyEgypt to partner with online payment solution, PAYFORT

September 4, 2019 • Finance, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on flyEgypt to partner with online payment solution, PAYFORT

Online payment solution and Amazon subsidiary, PAYFORT announced that flyEgypt has chosen its payment services. The announcement – which came on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 – notes that the partnership aims to support flyEgypt’s expansion...

Cape Town smart city visualisation unveiled by Siemens

Cape Town smart city visualisation unveiled by Siemens

September 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cape Town smart city visualisation unveiled by Siemens

Automation company, Siemens unveiled a data visualisation of Cape Town at the World Economic Forum (WEF) conference. The visualisation, which was showcased to leaders from all over the globe, is said to illustrate how data is critical to transforming...

Solar panels being installed in West Africa by PEG Africa

PEG Africa raises $5 million for expansion in West Africa

September 4, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on PEG Africa raises $5 million for expansion in West Africa

PEG Africa, a pay-as-you-go solar company based in West Africa, has recently raised $5 million from ElectriFI in order to continue its expansion in existing markets. PEG Africa finances and deploys solar energy to SMEs and households in West Africa. PEG...

Namibian ride-hailing app and payment solutions provider enter agreement

Namibian ride-hailing app and payment solutions provider enter agreement

September 4, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibian ride-hailing app and payment solutions provider enter agreement

Mobile on-demand ride-hailing app, LEFA has joined forces with PayToday, a mobile payment solutions provider. The partnership, which was announced on Tuesday, 3 September 2019, aims to give LEFA users the option to use the PayToday mobile app to pay for their...

A sit down with Checkpoint's new Regional Director for Africa

Meet Checkpoint’s new Regional Director for Africa

September 3, 2019 • People, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Meet Checkpoint’s new Regional Director for Africa

In August Check Point announced the appointment of Pankaj Bhula as the new Regional Director for Africa. With over 25 years’ experience in the IT sector, Bhula is tasked with the responsibility of driving Check Point’s market share and business...