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Some Relief: This is How Much SA Petrol Prices Will Drop Tomorrow

Fuel prices in South Africa are expected to see a big drop on Wednesday as international oil prices have declined over the past month, with Brent crude currently at around $110 a barrel. This drop will bring some relief to...

COVID-19 Deaths in Africa Fall by Nearly 94% in 2022 says WHO

COVID-19 deaths in the African region are expected to decline by almost 94% in 2022, compared with 2021 which was the pandemic’s most lethal year, a new modelling by World Health Organization (WHO) finds. This comes while cases are estimated...

Moderna to Build its First African Vaccine Plant in Kenya Worth $500M

Massachusetts, US-based biotechnology and pharmaceuticals firm Moderna is set to build a manufacturing facility in Kenya to produce mRNA vaccines, including those for COVID-19. The facility is set to be Moderna's first manufacturing plant in Africa with the company expected...

New Vaccine Mandates Expected in SA Very Soon

South African Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has said that a team of senior government officials are ready to make recommendations to the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) on COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Addressing a virtual media briefing on government efforts...

The Home-Grown Tech That Helped South Africa Indentify the Omicron Variant

A proudly South African online software platform developed by Hyrax Biosciences, a company that spun out of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), has played a critical role in SA’s early detection of the Omicron variant of the...

How Tech Shielded Eswatini from the Worst of the Pandemic

IsraAID, one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Israel, has collaborated with Monday.com to support the Ministry of Health as they work to ensure that the whole population of the Kingdom of Eswatini is vaccinated against the virus. The aid...

Why SA Consumers Are Worried About Empty Shelves This Festive Season

With the festive season fast approaching, South Africans and consumers worldwide may find fewer gift options available on store shelves due to product shortages and delays resulting from the pandemic-related closure of ports and factories. According to a new global...

Most SMEs Are Owed Money – Here’s How Tech Can Help Them Get Paid

For small businesses, late payments can be the difference between surviving or failing. This is something that local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been grappling with for years prior to COVID-19. However, the ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated...

New Partnership Brings Fibre to Thousands in Namibia’s First Smart City

Paratus Namibia and Ongos Connect have signed a commercial connectivity agreement, confirming that Paratus will be the technology/infrastructure partner to bring fibre connectivity to over 11,000 new residents in Ongos Valley, Namibia’s first smart city development. The agreement is the...

Airtel Africa & UNICEF Bring Digital Education to Children in 13 African Countries

Airtel Africa and UNICEF have announced a new five-year pan-African partnership to help accelerate the roll-out of digital learning through connecting schools to the internet and ensuring free access to learning platforms across 13 countries. Airtel Africa, a leading provider...
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Novus Holdings Invests R55 Million in AI Innovation Company

Novus Holdings has invested R55 million in Bytefuse, an AI company, to enhance its enterprise-scale solutions. Maski, an AI-powered tutoring...
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