African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent's many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world. Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame is ranked tenth, earning only...
On Tuesday 20 February 2018, Vodacom announced that it will be changing its customer care contact numbers to comply with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Number Plan Regulations, 24 March 2016, Government Gazette Number 39861. The numbering plan regulations and standardisation of certain short codes is...
BlackBerry manufacturers, Research in Motion are being sued in the US by Motorola a rival handset manufacturer, for allegedly poaching its staff. According to Cellular-News, the lawsuit, which was filed last week says that RIM lured away some 40 of its employees in Florida since the beginning of...
Alcatel-Lucent will stop using sales and marketing agents in conducting its business. This development comes on the back of confirmed reports that the company has paid $137.4 million in fines for alleged bribes paid in Costa Rica, Taiwan and Kenya. "The proposed settlement resolves the company’s FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices...
MTN South Africa has launched a new international calling promotion that will see customers being provided with the opportunity to call selected destinations from as little as 79 cents per minute. MTN will also introduce the new international calling bundle and subscription offers which will further discount the in-bundle...
There is no doubt that the worldwide gaming industry is huge – so large in fact, that it generates more revenue than Hollywood. While development studios in the rest of the world have been producing mobile, PC and console games for many decades, Africa seems to be the youngest...
Slack is partnering with Amazon in a multi-year agreement that means all Amazon employees will start to use video-conferencing and business communication platform Slack. This deal comes on the heels of Slack facing increasing competition from Microsoft's Teams platform. The deal will also see Slack migrate its voice and video...
Much of 2018’s growth in internet users in Africa has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans. Mobile phone users in Africa are up by more than 20 percent, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6 times since January 2017. The number...
A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile surveying company GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, surveyed 3...
MTN South Africa has introduced Rush Hour Voice and Internet bundles. According to MTN, the bundles provide customers with the ability to make MTN to MTN calls for 60 minutes or receive 50MB of data to be used within an hour of activating them. With the Rush Hour Voice bundle,...
e-Commerce in Africa is gaining momentum with more users being connected to the internet and experiencing the power of shopping and the ability to pay for goods online. ITNewsAfrica recently published a list of the most popular e-commerce websites on the African continent and, bearing in mind that consumers are also using mobile applications, we felt it...
The global tech revolution is greatly changing the way we work in every sector. EdTech, which merges innovation with teaching, has made education more accessible and comprehensive across the world. Most recently we've seen that established schools have adopted robotic teaching assistants, VR experiences, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and virtual...
He has won seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and three World Music Awards. He is Will.i.am, frontman and founder of  the internationally acclaimed group The Black Eyed Peas. One thing that fans might not know is that he is heavily invested in technology – all...
As the world heads into the 4th industrial revolution it has become more important than ever that African countries focus on their ICT development in order to improve digitalisation across the continent. In Africa, although countries are faced with a plethora of issues and problems, ICT development is also high...
There is no doubt that tablets continue to make an impact on the lives of users worldwide. More manufacturers are producing a wide variety of tablets to cater to different user needs - and this causes confusion amongst consumers. Samsung today said that “the volume of Tablets entering the SA marketplace more than doubled when...
The taxi-hailing industry is gradually growing in Africa and has brought about a diverse market of competition. Tech entrepreneurs have come up with disruptive e-hailing apps in a bid to give Uber a run for its money. Although competitors may offer better quality or cheaper services, many customers may...
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