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  • Taking computing to the edge

    SA Government’s Cloud pledge

    June 22, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA Government’s Cloud pledge

    Government’s recent announcement to decisively embrace Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity (Office 365) tools will have a very positive impact on service delivery and governance. Last week, the CEO of the State IT Agency (SITA), Dr Setumo Mohapi, confirmed a...

  • Mobile apps – empowering local Government, solving real social challenges

    April 25, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mobile apps – empowering local Government, solving real social challenges

    The start of 2017 saw many of South Africa’s provinces hit by a deluge of rain as typhoon Dineo ravaged the northerly parts of the country, and the effects of La Nina continue to dump millions of litres of water from the sky. It may be a welcome relief from...

  • SA Budget- R1.9bn allocated for widespread internet access

    February 23, 2017 • Finance, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA Budget- R1.9bn allocated for widespread internet access

    In a bid to increase internet penetration in South Africa,  Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced in the 2017 Budget Speech, that the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services is set to receive R1.9bn over the medium term to invest in...

  • Understanding Africa and its focus on digitisation

    March 23, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise IT, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Understanding Africa and its focus on digitisation

    Any vendor that comes to Africa needs to understand Africa: the problem most companies have is that they think of Africa as one country, where one approach will work, not 50-plus countries, each with their own political, educational, and technological...

  • Botswana Assesses Open Data Readiness

    May 16, 2014 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Botswana Assesses Open Data Readiness

    The Botswana Innovation Hub, in conjunction with the e-Government Unit in the Office of the President, have agreed to conduct a diagnostic study to assess the capability of Botswana, inside and outside the government, to implement an Open Data program. The...

  • Nigerian govt to telecom service providers: shape up or ship out

    July 23, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigerian govt to telecom service providers: shape up or ship out

    A statement released to the media by the legislative Officer, Public Relations, on behalf of Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Communications, has stated the warning issued by The Chairman, Senator (Prince) Gil Emeka Nnaji to GSM (Global System for Mobile...

  • Orange Kenya CEO willing to step down

    March 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Kenya CEO willing to step down

    Orange Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said he would step down at the Kenyan Treasury’s request, but said no such request had been made. Ghossein’s comments come after the government demanded more representation within the company’s management as a...

  • African ICT job opportunities high, skills lacking

    March 28, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (7)

    A new survey published on Tuesday reveals that as telecom jobs in Africa booms, the continent still lacks skilled workers, calling on universities and governments to do more to boost the output of telecom and IT specialists in Africa. The 2012...

  • Telkom Kenya denies bailout claims

    March 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya denies bailout claims

    Less than a week after Telkom Kenya reportedly was in need of a massive government bailout to save the company, top officials are now denying these claims. According to Telkom Kenya Chairman Eddy Njoroge, who on Monday and Tuesday dispelled last week’s...

  • Corporate investment pivotal to South African education

    March 26, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Corporate investment pivotal to South African education

    South African education is fraught with challenges. Teachers and learners struggle due to limited tools and resources, lowering standards.  Decreasing the national pass requirements to 35% is not the answer, and it has a ‘knock on’ effect as...

  • Orange Kenya needs $120m bailout

    March 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Kenya needs $120m bailout

    Telecom operator Orange Kenya has asked the government for a KES 10 billion ($120 million) bailout, news reports revealed on Wednesday. The move comes as the company continues to incur massive debts following its 2007 buyout by France Telecom. Orange made a...

  • 5 Tools to fight internet censorship

    March 21, 2012 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Tools to fight internet censorship

    Today South Africa is celebrating Human Rights Day. The country is celebrating the long road to democracy covered with sticks and stones leaving apartheid’s oppression behind us. The path South Africans have tread has been a long one, but 18 years into...

  • Rwanda launches next stage of their ICT development plan

    March 21, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda launches next stage of their ICT development plan

    Rwanda on Tuesday officially launched the third phase of their National Information and Communication Infrastructure Policy. The government’s national ICT plan runs in 5 year cycles, and was created in order to gauge progress in the delivery of ICT...

  • Zambian government sued over telecom seizure

    March 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambian government sued over telecom seizure

    Last summer, the Zambian government took control of Libya’s LAP Green Networks after the United Nations (UN) imposed sanctions on the north African country. On Monday, the Libyan company said it would sue the Zambian government for $480 million,...

  • Tanzanian operators growing frustrated with government

    March 16, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzanian operators growing frustrated with government

    Tanzanian telecommunications operators are becoming frustrated with the government’s inability to crack down on fiber optic cable vandalism. Peter Phillip, an engineer at the ministry of communications told ITNewsAfrica.com “ they are looking at...

  • New Ekiti state website enhances transparency

    March 1, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Kayode Fayemi, Governor Nigeria’s Ekiti state, has declared yesterday his administration is ready to integrate fully Information and Communications Technology (ICT). He even launched a new official website for the state. The new website will enhance...