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5 Developments in the African Metaverse

The concept of the metaverse, a virtual shared space that combines aspects of social media, online gaming, augmented reality, and virtual reality, is rapidly evolving. Africarare.io, South African owned Open Metaverse, is a quintessential African virtual space, where users are...

Global 5G Subscriptions to reach 5.9 Billion by 2027

The rollout of 5G is seeing an increasing adoption of the technology across the globe as it provides for stable and fast connectivity like never seen before. In Africa Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe,...

Dell Technologies and SHAWCO Transform Kensington Solar Community Hub

In partnership with SHAWCO, Dell Technologies has unveiled the Kensington Solar Community Hub in Cape Town, enhancing the existing facility with a medical clinic to offer healthcare services to the Kensington community. This expansion complements educational programs, providing critical digital...

Reducing the Cost of Rural Connectivity

With 60% of the African population residing in rural areas, there is an enormous opportunity to connect people in rural communities and villages. In Morocco, a third of the population lives in rural areas, and there is still a need...

Horizon – A Unique Mobile Payment Innovation Seeking to Foster Financial Inclusion

The Austrian start-up dedicated to mobile payments, Vienna Payment Solutions – vipaso – has launched a new end-to-end independent mobile payment innovation to facilitate mobile money payments in Africa and across the world. Known as Horizon, vipaso’s state-of-the-art system is...

Apple’s New iPhone 13 Reported to Feature Satellite Connectivity

New reports are indicating that Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 will feature satellite communication connectivity in an aspect that will allow users to make calls and send texts in areas with little to no cellular coverage. The iPhone 13 has been...

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...

MTN SA to Invest $2.3-Million Driving Digital Inclusion in Limpopo, Mpumalanga & North West

MTN South Africa is making significant headway in ensuring more people in SA benefit from the modern, connected world. A $2.3-Million Investment to SA's Northern Region The planned network investment in the Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and North West areas, for the 2021...

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...

AfChix and USAID Are Helping African Women Connect Their Own Communities to the Internet

AfChix – a network of African women in technology – is enabling women in rural Kenya, Senegal, Namibia, and Morocco to take the lead in connecting their communities to the internet for the first time. The organisation is one of...
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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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