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New Lockdown Rules for Online Purchases and Deliveries in SA

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has a gazette of new rules to be adhered to by couriers and delivery personnel under the country's adjusted level 4 lockdown. The new rules were published yesterday in a government...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. This week in African tech - Lockdown Level 4 in South Africa implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 Delta,...

3 Cybersecurity Challenges Triggered by COVID-19 Lockdown

The global COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the everyday operations of businesses and as a result, the cyber risk still remains a grave concern as many business practices have been compromised. The ZA Central Registry organisation, which is the administrator of South...

MultiChoice Joins the UN’s Campaign Against COVID-19 Misinformation

The MultiChoice Group has announced its latest initiative in the fight against COVID-19. As part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness through information, the Group has come on board as an official supporter of the United Nations' global COVID-19...

Sasol to Start Cutting Jobs in August Amid Global Oil Price Slump

Sasol is set to begin employee dismissals from mid-August in efforts to cut costs in a new strategy aimed at boosting its balances. This comes after the company was battered by the general decline in oil prices as a...

Central Bank of Kenya Lengthens its COVID-19 Emergency Mobile Money Measures

The Central Bank of Kenya announced that it will extend the measures placed on mobile money transactions put forth back in March. Charges for mobile money transactions of up to KES1000 ($9,39) and the withdrawal of money between bank accounts...

Online Marketplace for Medical Supplies Launches to Aid Africa-wide COVID-19 Response

An online marketplace, Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), has been launched to provide the purchase, volume aggregation, quota management, payment facilitation as well as logistics & transportation of COVID-19-related medical equipment across the African continent. According to Tech Cabal, the...

Cheap Steroid Manufactured in South Africa is a Breakthrough COVID-19 Drug

A cheap steroid available from R149 ($8.71) an injection in South Africa is being hailed as a breakthrough treatment used to reduce fatalities amongst critical COVID-19 patients. Known as dexamethasone, the drug has been proven to reduce deaths by one-third...

4 Ways Digitisation Can Unlock Africa’s Recovery from COVID-19

The UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development estimates that an additional $109 billion in investment is required to achieve universal, affordable, and good quality broadband internet access by 2030. To put this number into context, Vodafone – one of...

African Union Forms Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing on the Continent

The Commissioner for Social Affairs, Amira Elfadil Mohammed, today rolled out the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) at the African Union Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In his message to participants in the rollout event, the Chairperson of...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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