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Africans Reluctant to Leave WhatsApp Despite Increase in Cybersecurity Concerns

Africa’s mobile users are increasingly concerned about the mobile risks and the potential for digital identity theft; however, this is not stopping them from using their favourite messaging platforms and applications. This emerged in new research carried out by KnowBe4...

Playfre expands music streaming platform to 13 African countries

Playfre, which launched on 1 May 2019, is set to expand its reach across Africa. The music streaming platform will now be available in the following 13 African countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Liberia,...

SAP empowers five Ethiopian social enterprises

Multinational software company, SAP announced on Tuesday, 27 August 2019, that there are five social enterprises that will benefit from its 2019 Social Sabbatical to be held in Ethiopia between September and October. According to SAP, the Social Sabbatical...

i-Pay changes to Ozow and offers zero processing fees

If you've done any kind of online shopping in South Africa, you're more than likely to be familiar with the name i-Pay. Not only do they make electronic funds transfers (EFTs) smoother and safer, they also singlehandedly saved 2018...

A Blueprint for Africa’s future cities

Firmly established as Africa’s most progressive business orientated jurisdiction, Mauritius’ forward-thinking and nimble policies have resulted in the island nation riding the wave to the centre of investment and development in Africa. While its business-friendly framework and investment orientated tax...

Vantage Capital provides $10 million in funding for a Smart City project in Mauritius

Vantage Capital, Africa’s mezzanine fund manager, announced that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused “Smart & Happy” Village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a seaside village called...

Mauritius launches $191 million renewable energy project

On Friday 10 November in Port Louis, Mauritius, the Republic of Mauritius launched a US$191 million renewable energy project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project aims to reduce fossil...

PayPal launches Seller Protection service in Sub-Saharan Africa

On Wednesday 1 November 2017 PayPal announced the launch of its Seller Protection Programme in some Sub-Saharan Africa countries, which include South Africa, Kenya and Mauritius, in an effort to empower local businesses to trade online, both locally and...

Mauritius: Learners to receive PC tablets in 2018

Primary School learners in Mauritius will receive PC tablets as part of a major initiative co-sponsored by the Government of India. The Minister of Education of Mauritius, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun announced that personal computer (PC) tablets will be made available...

Air Mauritius partners IBM

Air Mauritius has inked a five-year technology and services deal with IBM for Cloud and Analytics technologies delivered as services to fuel its long-term growth plans. The Mauritian national airline, the fourth largest in Africa, has been connecting the Indian...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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