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Fintech: Clickatell Partners the Central Bank of Nigeria to Increase eNaira Services

Clickatell, a CPaaS innovator and Chat Commerce leader, has partnered with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to deliver fast, simple, and cost effective eNaira banking services to all Nigerians using the USSD channel, eliminating the need for data...

Online Shopping Surges in SA, but Not All Shoppers are Equal

The retail industry in South Africa remains a major contributor to the economy, employing more than a million people, which makes it the second largest employer after the government. It is also the third biggest industry sector and contributes some...

Could Fintech Ignite South Africa’s “Kasi Economy”?

With the majority of South Africa's urban population residing in townships, according to the World Bank, and with an 18 percent contribution to South Africa’s GDP, the informal sector is one of the most important parts of the entire...

How Wits University’s New “Light Beam” Tech Can Bring Fibre to Informal Settlements

A team of students and lecturers from South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is developing new technology at the Optical Communications Laboratory (OC Lab) in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering. The team hopes the new low-cost innovation can...

This Startup Puts Tech in Teachers’ Hands to Change Student Lives

There is a persistent issue when it comes to the lack of education and how it contributes to the cycle of poverty, especially in underdeveloped areas of the world. According to UNESCO, more than 617-million children worldwide are lacking knowledge...

New Vodafone & UN Initiative to Give 3.4-Billion Access to a Smartphone by 2030

A new global initiative has been launched by Vodafone Group and ITU, the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies, to address the global digital divide. The initiative aims for an additional 3.4 billion people to have the...

Cisco’s Charmaine Houvet on Digital Inclusion and the Internet of the Future

August is Women’s Month in South Africa – and this month IT News Africa has been connecting with women in technology to provide needed signal-boosting for individuals in an industry that, especially in Africa, is male-dominated. ITNA’s Luis Monzon had...

How Close Are We to an Inclusive Internet in South Africa?

The Internet has changed our lives, transforming the way we work, learn and have fun. During the pandemic, network traffic increased between 25% and 45%: 100 countries adopted confinement plans, 1.2 billion students switched to online learning and 60% of...

How to Establish a Digitally Inclusive Economy Through Technology

Technology has a runaway effect. Through devices and broadband, people can find services, resources and opportunities—and those who have access to it get further ahead. However, there are still billions of people who are being left behind due to...

Only 19% of Women Use Internet in Uganda, Study Shows

Women in Uganda use the Internet far less than men according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation which found that 27% of men in the country are online, compared with just 19% of women. Uganda had...
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Plan Ahead with Bolt: Book Your Ride In Advance

Bolt has launched its 'Scheduled Rides' feature allowing users to book rides up to 72 hours in advance. This feature...
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