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South African Tech

Underpinning SA’s BPO Explosion

As highlighted in a recent Front Office BPO Omnibus Survey, South Africa is a top CX offshore destination for global clients. Thanks to South Africa’s contact centre experience, competitive pricing and factors such as our neutral English accent, the...

South African Philip Belamant Champions Local Investment As Double-Unicorn Zilch Continues Growth

Many people know of Philip Belamant, the South African serial entrepreneur who is best known for co-founding Zilch, one of the most impactful fintech companies to have disrupted, strengthened, and supported the buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) market. Zilch has made this...

SaaS vs. Load Shedding: A South African Matchup

We've come a long way since Thomas Edison and General Electric created the first substantial power grids in the 1880s. But one thing hasn't changed much: work stops when the power goes out. South Africans have endured front-row seats to...

Brain Drain: SA’s Eskom Loses Top Nuclear Exec to Canada

South Africa's embattled power utility has today announced that its Chief Nuclear Officer, Riedewaan Bakardien, has resigned from the company to emigrate to Canada and serve in an "executive position" in a Canadian nuclear utility. Bakardien is expected to depart...

The 2 Challenges that SA’s “Culture of Digitalisation” Faces

Technology is only successful if it is used. And today, business leaders in companies around the world need to shift from a tech-centered view of digitalisation and start considering how to nurture a culture that embraces technology wholeheartedly. This shift...

Nedbank’s Avo App Scores Over 1-Million Users

Launched as a solution to the woes of the lockdown of the previous two years, South African lender Nedbank's Avo app has grown to 1-million users as of today, with the bank saying it far outgrew even its expectations. Nedbank...

SA Payment Group Adumo Acquires Fintech Startup SwitchPay

Adumo, one of South Africa’s largest independent payment processors, today announced it has acquired SwitchPay, a South African startup providing alternative payment services to merchants and retailers, for an undisclosed amount. According to Adumo CEO Paul Kent, the investment comes...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. This week, our readers sought information about Black Friday in South Africa, and around what President Ramaphosa had to say...

Twitter Reacts: Does Bafana Bafana Have a Plan?

Last night South Africa's national men's football team - Bafana Bafana - won its game against Ethiopia, opening the SA side to the possibility of moving forward in qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Now, SA needs to defeat...

Microsoft Expands its Azure Availability Zones in South Africa

Tech giant Microsoft has announced that it has expanded its Azure Availability Zones, making them generally available in the Johannesburg data centre region (SA North) of South Africa. Azure Availability Zones form an important building block of comprehensive business continuity...
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Welcome To A New Era of Music: Udio AI App

In the symphony of technological advancements, a new note has been struck with the launch of Udio, an AI-powered...
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