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  • South Africa: Eskom reveals Stage 4 load shedding

    April 17, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (2)

    According to a report by Fin24, Eskom has revealed stage 4 load shedding. The details were confirmed after Eskom revealed that the load shedding stage allocation was in the process of being altered. With Stage 4 load shedding on the cards, IT News Africa has...

  • NCC to resolve Kogi State MTN shutdown

    Namibia: MTN to sell 30 percent shareholding to break monopoly

    April 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibia: MTN to sell 30 percent shareholding to break monopoly

    According to a report by namibian.com.na, MTN Namibia plans to sell a 30 percent shareholding to local shareholders. According to MTN Nigeria: “Interested investors are invited to submit a letter of intent to purchase shares of MTN Business Namibia, which...

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    Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software

    April 17, 2015 • ListsComments Off on Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software

    If you’re running a small business in Africa, which is on a tight budget, you might be tempted to think of pirating your accounting, ERP software, or image editing software as a harmless way to save a bit of money. Think again – that pirated software...

  • Gijima to voluntarily delist from the JSE

    April 17, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Gijima to voluntarily delist from the JSE

    According to a press statement, JSE-listed South African information and communication technology (ICT) company Gijima announced on the 17th of February its intention to voluntarily delist from the JSE following the implementation of the buy-out of the...

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    Kenya: Safaricom suspends cross-network M-Pesa services

    April 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom suspends cross-network M-Pesa services

    Kenyan operator Safaricom has suspended the registration of new M-Pesa customers and the transfer of cash to rival mobile phone networks until the upgrade and transfer of its IT system from Germany to Kenya is completed on 19 April. According to...

  • Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

    Standard Bank unveils multiple incubators for entrepreneurs

    April 16, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Standard Bank unveils multiple incubators for entrepreneurs

    Standard Bank launched two incubators on the 16 April 2015 with the aim to educate, create, empower and develop entrepreneurs. According to the company the new incubators are Standard Bank-owned brick-and-mortar facilities where entrepreneurs can test,...

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    Huawei unveils P8 smartphone & Tablet

    April 16, 2015 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Huawei unveils P8 smartphone & Tablet

    Huawei has unveiled its latest P Series smartphones – the Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 Max Phablet. According to Huawei, both devices feature 13-megapixel cameras and come with a dual-tone flash in order to brighten up photos taken in low-light conditions....

  • Business Connexion delivers strong Interim Results

    April 16, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Business Connexion delivers strong Interim Results

    Business Connexion, Africa’s largest black-owned Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services provider, has released its interim financial results for the six months ended 28 February 2015. ICT consolidation is accelerating both locally and...

  • Digital skills training critical for Africa's emerging workforce-Liquid Telecom study

    Liquid Telecom expands FTTH in Zimbabwe

    April 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom expands FTTH in Zimbabwe

    Liquid Telecom has revealed the latest expansion of its FTTH network in Zimbabwe. Liquid Telecom has already laid fibre rings around Victoria Falls, which provide multiple routes of redundancy. It is now starting to lay fibre to homes and businesses in the...

  • Kenya: Safaricom set to upgrade M-Pesa platform

    April 15, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Kenyan operator Safaricom has revealed that it has started final preparations for the launch of the second generation of its M-PESA platform as it prepares to perform a full scale system upgrade aimed at improving efficiencies and speed over the next week....

  • HDS recognised as one of the 2015 world’s most ethical companies

    April 15, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS recognised as one of the 2015 world’s most ethical companies

    Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. has announced that the Ethisphere Institute has recognised it as one of the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has been named to the list of...

  • Pan African Towers signs $20 million infrastructural investment deal

    Nigeria: Active Telecoms Users Now at 142 Million

    April 15, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: Active Telecoms Users Now at 142 Million

    According to a report by ngrguardiannews.com, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday said that active lines in the nation’s telecommunications industry increased to 142,589,775 in February. The commission made this known in the Monthly...

  • AccessKenya extends support for teaching and education

    April 15, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (1)

    AccessKenya has partnered with the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiatives (GESCI) to help improve the quality of teaching of Science, Technology, English and Mathematics subjects in Kenyan schools. Commonly referred to as STEM, it is feared that the...

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    BCX subsidiary, UCS Technology Services acquires Joint Venture Pumps Services

    April 15, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on BCX subsidiary, UCS Technology Services acquires Joint Venture Pumps Services

    Business Connexion Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, UCS Technology Services (UCS TS), which offers the supply, installation and support of solutions to over 1 450 service stations in Southern Africa has acquired 100% of the shares of Joint Venture Pumps...

  • Your digital identity could be on sale for less than $50

    How to escape from CoinVault Ransomeware

    April 14, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to escape from CoinVault Ransomeware

    From today, victims of CoinVault ransomware have a chance to retrieve their data without paying the criminals, thanks to a repository of decryption keys and a decryption application made available online by Kaspersky Lab and the National High Tech Crime Unit...

  • Worldwide IT spending to decline 1.3 percent in 2015

    April 14, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Worldwide IT spending to decline 1.3 percent in 2015

    Worldwide IT spending is set to shrink to $3.66 trillion in 2015, a 1.3 per cent decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Gartner said that the rising dollar is chiefly responsible for the slowdown. “We forecast US-dollar-valued...