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  • airbnb south africa

    Video Interview: Nicola D’Elia discusses Airbnb in Africa

    July 28, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Nicola D’Elia discusses Airbnb in Africa

    The hotel and accommodation sector in Africa is set to be disrupted by online hospitality company, Airbnb. According to Nicola D’Elia, Middle East and Africa regional GM for Airbnb, South Africa is currently its largest market on the continent....

  • Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

    July 28, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

    The concept of the ‘smart city’ is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions, however, at its most basic level, a smart city is one in which the municipal authority is able to properly measure and...

  • airbnb south africa

    Airbnb to focus on expanding in South Africa

    July 28, 2015 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Airbnb to focus on expanding in South Africa

    Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky visited Johannesburg, South Africa this week. According to Chesky, the reason behind the visit was to launch Airbnb’s platform in South Africa. Chesky added that the company also plans to accelerate its growth in the country as...

  • South Africa: Vodacom CFO quits

    July 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Vodacom CFO quits

    South African mobile network, Vodacom, has revealed that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ivan Dittrich has resigned from the company. According to Vodacom, Dittrich, who was also an executive director at Vodacom, is set to “pursue his own interests.”...

  • Top 3 Startups revolutionising job search in Nigeria

    July 27, 2015 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 3 Startups revolutionising job search in Nigeria

    Thousands of Nigerians flock to the internet on a daily basis in search of jobs. Despite the explosion of apps, websites and other tools for job applicants seeking to optimise their hunt for employment in Nigeria, many are still unable to use the technology...

  • internet.org

    Internet.org still focused on connecting Africa to the internet

    July 27, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet.org still focused on connecting Africa to the internet

    Facebook is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July, 2015. According to the social media giant, over the last year it has worked closely with various...

  • Data leak prevention is essential for securing email communication

    July 27, 2015 • FeaturesComments Off on Data leak prevention is essential for securing email communication

    The business world has become increasingly digital, and email is the most prevalent means of communication in many organisations. While email offers many benefits, such as improved efficiency and overall productivity, it can also prove to be the single...

  • Pan African Towers signs $20 million infrastructural investment deal

    Sentech announces opening for DTT expert

    July 24, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Sentech announces opening for DTT expert

    SENTECH is a Schedule 3B State Owned Company (SOC) operating in the broadcasting signal distribution and telecommunications sector in terms of the SENTECH Act No 63 of 1996 (“SENTECH Act”) and the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005. The company’s...

  • Performanta

    Video Interview: Guy Golan – CEO Performanta

    July 24, 2015 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Guy Golan – CEO Performanta

    Guy Golan is the CEO of the Performanta Group, a position he has held since August 2011. The Performanta group is an established South African Information Security organisation that comprises Performanta Technologies, Performanta Services, Performanta...

  • Matric Results

    Kenya’s TV white spaces network to be expanded

    July 24, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s TV white spaces network to be expanded

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, has signed a mandate letter to begin financing discussions with Mawingu Networks, a provider of solar-powered wireless Internet across rural Kenya....

  • rAge 2014

    South Africa: rAge expo heads to Cape Town

    July 24, 2015 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on South Africa: rAge expo heads to Cape Town

    The rAge expo has always been an exclusive event, which is held in Johannesburg at the Dome in Northgate. However, this is about to change. According to Michael James, who is the senior project manager for the expo, rAge will be heading to Cape Town in 2016....

  • Performanta expands global footprint in South Africa & Netherlands

    July 24, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Performanta expands global footprint in South Africa & Netherlands

    Performanta announced its expansion to The Netherlands, with one of its certified Websense Gladiators being deployed there specifically to provide Websense technology to its client base in the region. This is one of several strategic expansions planned to...

  • A sea of data - but not a drop to drink

    SAP Africa bolsters Leadership Team

    July 24, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP Africa bolsters Leadership Team

    SAP Africa has announced that after seven years of successfully leading and growing the Africa business, current CEO, Pfungwa Serima, has been promoted to the role Chairman of SAP Africa. As a result of this development, current SAP Southern Africa Managing...

  • Exclusive Interview: Chris Kwekowe – Co-founder of Slatecube

    July 23, 2015 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

    The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria. According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from...

  • Connected Cars

    Connected car owners urged to update vehicle software

    July 23, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Connected car owners urged to update vehicle software

    Researchers reported a remote control vulnerability in connected cars. The demo remote attack was said to be performed on a Jeep Cherokee onboard computer. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek from Wired.com were reported to have found the vulnerability in the...

  • Intel Compute Stick Review

    Exclusive Review: Intel Compute Stick

    July 23, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Exclusive Review: Intel Compute Stick

    At the Intel Solutions Summit 2015 (ISS 2015) which was held at the Yas Marina Formula One Circuit in Abu Dhabi, Intel gave IT News Africa an exclusive first look at its latest innovation – the Intel Compute Stick. After spending quite some time with the...