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Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

  • Dimension Data, Cisco announce co-innovation partnership

    What the rate of innovation means for investors

    April 6, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on What the rate of innovation means for investors

    With so much new technology adopted into our everyday lives, what will stand the test of time, and what will simply be a passing phase? Franklin Equity Group Vice President Matt Moberg argues why active management is crucial to weeding out the life-shaping...

  • South African start-up named Best Digital Company

    March 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, StartupsComments Off on South African start-up named Best Digital Company

    Wyzetalk, an employee engagement company that has built its own patented mobile, USSD and app technology solution, enabling businesses to connect and communicate effectively and efficiently with their workforces including non-desk workers, has been named Best...

  • PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

    Drawing from China’s digital landscape for Africa’s tech-enabled future

    March 18, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments Off on Drawing from China’s digital landscape for Africa’s tech-enabled future

    China is rapidly becoming a leading designer of digital products, services, and business models, a seismic shift in focus that’s being enabled by its world-class communications infrastructure and the sheer numbers of its connected consumers. That’s...

  • Rwanda collaborates with Japan to launch satellite

    February 28, 2019 • East AfricaComments Off on Rwanda collaborates with Japan to launch satellite

    In 2018, the Rwanda Utility and Regulatory Authority’s (RURA) Director General, Patrick Nyirishema, confirmed plans to launch the country’ inaugural satellite in 2019. Rwanda has collaborated with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the...

  • Kenya equips youth to unlock solutions in diverse sectors

    February 26, 2019 • East Africa, EducationComments Off on Kenya equips youth to unlock solutions in diverse sectors

    In Kenya, the ministry of Education launched in 2016 the creation of STEM model secondary schools in every county. The Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) is an agency in STEM education and is carrying out continuous...

  • $11 million tech investment puts Rwanda on the map

    February 21, 2019 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on $11 million tech investment puts Rwanda on the map

    Rwanda is fast becoming a tech destination in Africa, emerging as a key tech and investment hub with its ease of doing business. In July 2018, Rwanda hosted the World Economic Forum on Africa in May, and work is reportedly well underway on the Kigali...

  • Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    February 15, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments Off on Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Being amidst a revolution that has been recognised as an era with ‘the potential to connect billions of people, drastically improve the efficiency of business and have the ability to regenerate the natural environment through more effective asset...

  • Rwanda invests in first smartphone factory

    February 8, 2019 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda invests in first smartphone factory

    In October 2018, Rwanda-based technology company Mara Corporation said it was investing $100 million in South Africa to make affordable, high tech smartphones. Mara founder Ashish Thakkar noted that the African continent currently had over 400 million...

  • FNB named Africa’s most valuable banking brand according to survey

    February 6, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FNB named Africa’s most valuable banking brand according to survey

    First National Bank has taken over the title as Africa’s most valuable banking brand for the second year in a row, according to the latest Brand Finance Africa Annual Survey. The report notes that FNB, at US$1.7 billion, is the most valuable banking brand...

  • How to improve technology in Africa

    Africa Tech Week to give insights on Industry 4.0

    January 30, 2019 • Events, StartupsComments Off on Africa Tech Week to give insights on Industry 4.0

    The city of Cape Town, in partnership with the department of science and technology (DST), is set to host the inaugural Africa Tech Week which will introduce African small businesses to digital solutions and future business strategies and development. The...

  • MUST SEE: Louis Vuitton launches pricey earbuds

    January 21, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on MUST SEE: Louis Vuitton launches pricey earbuds

    Luxury French fashion house, Louis Vuitton is entering the audio market with a collection of unique wireless earphones in partnership with Master & Dynamic. On Thursday, 17 January,  New-York-based audio company Master & Dynamic announced its new...

  • Digital disruption transforms insurance

    Digital disruption transforms insurance

    January 18, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digital disruption transforms insurance

    According to Shingie Maramba, Business Development Manager at SilverBridge, South African insurers must embrace digital disruption and the associated technologies to remain competitive and provide customers with a more immersive experience. “Even though...

  • LG set to launch smart kitchen innovation at upcoming CES

    January 5, 2019 • RetailComments Off on LG set to launch smart kitchen innovation at upcoming CES

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn’t here just yet, but LG is already excited to show what it’s been working on. The Korean electronics manufacturer will spend the event showing off new partnerships with a number of companies that will help expand...

  • AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

    AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

    December 14, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on AFGRI partners Synthesis to unlock agricultural innovation

    Leading agricultural services company AFGRI Group Holdings and specialised financial technology company Synthesis Software Technologies are proud to announce the conclusion of a joint-venture (JV) agreement. The relationship between the two companies began in...

  • SAP launches data-driven sports technology in South Africa

    December 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on SAP launches data-driven sports technology in South Africa

    South African and African sports teams gained access to the same technology used by the German football team in their successful bid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the launch of SAP Sports One in Johannesburg on Friday. The launch was attended by delegates...

  • The AkzoNobel Startup Challenge is now open

    Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

    December 6, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Painting a brighter future with AkzoNobel

    What if paint could clean the air; withstand extreme heat; reduce drag and fuel consumption; cope with conditions on Mars. AkzoNobel products already do this – now the plan is to go even further. That’s why the company is ready to stir things up...