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South Africa Rugby Union names Microsoft its official cloud partner

03-13-2019 | 13:55:46
Microsoft South Africa has announced that it is the official cloud partner of the South African Rugby Union (SARU).

Converge Technologies embraces Zinfi solutions to automate its African operations

03-13-2019 | 08:35:00
ZINFI Technologies, Inc. has announced that Converge Technologies, a reseller of IT and telecommunications solutions in Africa, has begun using its technology to automate its marketing workflow.

[Ghana] Asante Gold explores new mining technology for Kubi Project

03-13-2019 | 08:30:00
Asante Gold Corporation has announced that a new mining technique, Sustainable Mining by Drilling, SMD, is currently under review by the Company for its future application at its Kubi Gold project in Ghana.

Two African Startups make it to Gray Matters Capital Calibrator program

03-13-2019 | 08:03:18
Two African startups, Kenya’s MumsVillage and Sierra Leone’s Mosabi have made it to the second cohort of Gray Matters Capital’s Calibrator program – GMC Calibrator.

Kenyan manufacturers endorse global charter on plastics

03-13-2019 | 06:17:59
Manufacturers in Kenya have pledged to join a global initiative to manage plastic waste in the country.

BitMinutes forays into Nigeria’s booming crypto space

03-13-2019 | 06:15:00
BitMinutes Inc., a financial services technology company (FinTech) that leverages blockchain and tokenization launched in Nigeria a few weeks ago and has caught the attention of the locals.

Vodacom partners with Samsung to unveil South Africa’s first eSIM wearable

03-13-2019 | 06:03:54
Vodacom customers will soon have the freedom to connect and link a number of devices to their primary account using the same phone number following the launch of Vodacom OneNumber.

Visa targets 15 Tanzania banks with mobile app that allows cross-border transactions

03-13-2019 | 06:00:16
Global payment technology company Visa, is set to unveil a mobile app in Tanzania that will allow free of charge and cross border transactions.

Ampion and Plutos Ventures launch new venture for Africa-focused startups

03-13-2019 | 05:30:20
Africa-focused Ampion and Berlin-based Plutos Ventures Holding have announced the founding of Ampion Ventures to support African startups with seed capital and strategic expertise support.

[Kenya] Affordable entry-level devices key driver of smartphone adoption, Jumia Report

03-13-2019 | 05:16:13
According to the Jumia White Paper, the smartphone industry has remained a truly competitive landscape throughout the years, with Chinese brands dominating both Kenyan and African markets.

[South Africa] Omidyar Network launches new venture firm to support fintech entrepreneurs

03-13-2019 | 05:10:25
The Financial Inclusion Initiative at Omidyar Network has announced the launch Flourish, a new venture firm focused on backing fintech entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

[South Africa] Financial Software and Systems acquires 46 per cent stake in Ecentric

03-12-2019 | 12:52:10
FSS, Financial Software and Systems, a global payments technology company, has announced a strategic investment in Ecentric Payment Systems.

[South Africa] FlySafair introduces service that allows passengers to send boarding passes via Whatsapp

03-12-2019 | 10:35:14
South African Airline, FlySafair has announced that its passengers will now have the option to send their boarding passes to their phones via WhatsApp, once they’ve completed the check-in process.

Aurecon picks Orange to manage its communications infrastructure in Africa, Asia and Middle East

03-12-2019 | 10:30:19
Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator, to manage its global communications infrastructure.

[South Africa] Sanlam finalizes R 7.8billion B-BBEE share issue

03-12-2019 | 09:21:00
Sanlam has announced that it has agreed to the pricing of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Transaction announced in October 2018.

LegAfrik expands operations in Burkina Faso

03-12-2019 | 08:36:00
LegAfrik has expanded the footprint of its legaltech service offerings in the Ohada region by opening an office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in partnership with the Mozcity Incubator.

[Kenya] Safaricom partners with Aliexpress to enable MPESA payments for online shoppers

03-12-2019 | 08:07:26
Safaricom and Ant Financial Services – global fintech services provider – have announced a partnership that will allow Kenyans shopping on AliExpress to pay for their purchases using M-PESA.

[South Africa] Government rolls out free WIFI in Eastern Cape targeting students, small businesses

03-12-2019 | 08:03:49
The local communities of Sterkspruit, just outside Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape, will now be able to connect their cellphones to the free WiFi that was officially launched by Communications Minister.

Eswatini set to launch €1.2m trade hub targeting MSMEs

03-12-2019 | 07:57:07
Eswatini is set to launch the construction of a trade hub and private sector support project in Manzini town.

[Kenya] Standard Chartered Bank unveils new digital banking platform providing 68 services

03-12-2019 | 07:53:41
Standard Chartered Bank unveiled SC Mobile Digital Bank for its retail customers with enhanced features at a cost of KES 83.4 million.