Africa Tech

Clayton Naidoo appointed Cisco General Manager for Sub Saharan Africa

07-18-2018 | 12:12:15
Multinational technology company, Cisco, has appointed Clayton Naidoo as the new general manager for Sub Saharan Africa.

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda launches Mastercard premium card solutions

07-18-2018 | 08:43:00
Diamond Trust Bank Uganda (DTB) has announced that it will be offering Mastercard’s premium card payment solutions in the country, which includes the Mastercard Gold Debit Card and Platinum Credit Card.

GE releases whitepaper on digitization of Africa's energy distribution

07-18-2018 | 08:33:04
As Africa faces emerging opportunities to help deliver efficient, affordable and reliable electricity to consumers, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business has unveiled a whitepaper on the “Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa.”

Afrimart, Pan African pioneer B2B e-commerce platform launched

07-17-2018 | 11:36:56
Pan-Africa’s pioneer Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce platform for made in Africa products, AFRIMART, has officially been launched.

SS Africa to have 34 million unique mobile subscribers by 2025, study

07-17-2018 | 08:57:05
More than half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by 2025, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series.

[Namibia] Polar Power receives $0.8 million to construct cell sites

07-17-2018 | 06:29:00
Polar Power, Inc., a global provider of prime, backup and solar hybrid DC power solutions, has entered the wireless infrastructure market in Namibia.

Africa.com acquires iAfrica.com

07-16-2018 | 13:36:00
Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecom, MTN (Pty) Ltd

Togo implements IMF's enhanced general data dissemination system

07-16-2018 | 11:44:04
Togo has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP) in implementing the recommendations of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS).

[Kenya] GreenTec Capital invests in Bismart, insure-tech startup

07-16-2018 | 09:01:53
GreenTec Capital has announced its investment into Bismart Insurance from Kenya. Leveraging on cutting edge technology, the company provides a digital interface to offer insurance products and services across Africa.

Poa! Internet launches unlimited home internet service in rural Kenya

07-16-2018 | 08:33:00
Community Internet service provider, poa! internet on Thursday launched Kenya’s first village home Internet service. The internet provider is offering unlimited Wi-Fi into homes around Ting’ang’a, Kiambu County.

Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom sign MoU for Cape Town to Cairo network

07-16-2018 | 06:45:00
Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable Liquid Telecom to shortly complete Africa’s terrestrial fibre network stretching all the way from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt.

Universal Music Group expands operations to Francophone Africa markets

07-13-2018 | 13:08:00
Universal Music Group (UMG), the global music-based entertainment, has announced a significant expansion in French-speaking Africa, with the launch of a new strategic division within French-speaking Africa markets.

[South Africa] Sangari to distribute Veative VR solutions to schools

07-13-2018 | 10:46:00
Continuing its promise to place innovative teaching and learning technologies into schools, Sangari Education has been appointed a distributor for Veative’s educational virtual reality (VR) solutions.

WatchBox enters South African market

07-12-2018 | 06:34:00
WatchBox, the global ecommerce platform for the buying, selling, and trading of pre-owned luxury timepieces has announced its expansion into South Africa through a strategic partnership with Topwatch.

[Nigeria] TFhost wins best local hosting company award

07-12-2018 | 06:22:47
TFhost, the leading Domain Name registrar and Hosting Service Company has emerged as the overall best local hosting company in Nigeria for the year 2018.
 
Features

[Column] Lana Jacobs: Shipping industry can gain from smart contracts

07-18-2018 | 06:41:33
International shipping could be among the first industries to embrace the commercial benefits of blockchain-based smart contracts.

[Africa Tech Week] Growing continental remittances and footprint

07-12-2018 | 10:32:44
This has perhaps been one of the busiest weeks for Africa tech companies seeking to increase connectivity as rolling of infrastructure and boosting existing network services took center stage

[Columm] Jeremy Potgieter: IIoT set to drive African manufacturing

07-11-2018 | 11:23:00
The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, IIoT will significantly enhance manufacturing.

[Column] Michael Pittelkow: Building a digital continent

07-09-2018 | 09:43:00
According to the World Bank's most recent report on Global Economic Prospects, despite the broad global recovery currently underway, Africa still faces substantial downside risks, especially relating to challenges with subdued productivity and potential growth.

[Africa Tech Week] Uganda's social media tax fiasco

07-06-2018 | 10:12:22
Uganda has been on the news this week as being the first country in the region to introduce tax on platforms that that offer Over-The-Top services such as VoIP, instant messaging, and video streaming.

[Africa Tech Week] Blockchain community currencies to fight poverty

06-28-2018 | 06:55:00
With major economic sectors across Africa increasingly embracing the pivotal role of ICT to harmonize daily operations and remain globally competitive, numerous developments have taken place this week.

[Startup Interview] Fredrick Kirui, Director, AfricaSokoni, Kenya

06-27-2018 | 06:52:00
A growing middle class with an affinity for spending and keen on convenience has birthed innovative online applications across Africa. E-commerce has been at the heart of this internet renaissance.

[Column] Gilbert Saggia: Cloud platforms are the future of Africa SMEs

06-26-2018 | 11:44:00
African small and medium enterprises are facing unprecedented disruption. While large global disruptors have claimed most of the news headlines, SMEs face the same threat from disruption as their larger, more established peers.

[Column] Sherry Zameer: Mobile mind-shift in today's African consumers

06-26-2018 | 08:44:00
In recent years, mobiles have become an identification device. Almost half (48%) of consumers globally, including South Africa, expect their mobile devices to become their main form of ID by 2025.

[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: Namibia remains safe in cyber space

06-26-2018 | 08:29:00
Our little country, Namibia, with its small population ranks amongst countries like South Korea when it comes to our preparedness against attacks.

[Column] Africa - a breeding ground for innovation

06-25-2018 | 09:06:00
African innovation is on the rise and the continent could play host to several new technology disruptions in the next few years. It is an increasingly common belief that various technologies benefit from the lack of IT legacy systems and old, entrenched infrastructure in Africa.

[Africa Tech Week] Training eyes on startups, World Cup

06-21-2018 | 09:52:00
A burgeoning demand for improved services across key economic sectors, a boom in tech startups and the World Cup have this week shaped the space of ICT in Africa.

[Column] Tando Mtintsilana: Cyber security in modern revolution

06-19-2018 | 06:09:24
Technology is advancing at an accelerated pace and needs no further mentioning. Every browser tab, website ad and digital article serve as constant reminders that we’re being driven towards the next revolutionary age.

[Africa Tech Week] Of blockchain baby and bridging digital divide

06-12-2018 | 13:46:00
Technology has for another week been at the center of the continent’s most highlighted activities with both governments and private sector reaping from commitment to the sector

[Startup Interview] Melkisedek Ausiku, founder, LEFA, Namibia

06-12-2018 | 08:42:00
LEFA is an on-demand cab hailing mobile application that connects clients to cab drivers through a mobile application system. The word “lefa” is derived from the Oshiwambo word for lift.