African Bank announced the resignation of Ms. Basani Maluleke as the Group’s Chief Executive Officer and as an executive director of African Bank and African Bank Holdings Limited (ABHL) Boards of Directors.
A loan from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO, announced a loan to support growth, exports, and jobs in South Africa's blueberry industry.
A lot has changed in the past year. One thing that has remained constant is the state of stasis of South Africa’s new petroleum code.
Staff augmentation is fast becoming the buzzword in the app development job market, attracting more businesses to hire remotely. However, not many businesses understand the benefits of staff augmentation and the art of choosing the right model to harness global resources.
[Column] Reynhardt Uys: Inclusive design is transforming the customer journey as digital accelerates and expectations skyrocket
Inclusive design has evolved from simply optimising a product or service for a specific user with specific needs, to creating a customer journey that considers all customers, and potential customers, of the business.
As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Vodacom has zero-rated its Bright Sky SA app, which was launched in November last year.
Siemens South Africa has partnered with GIZ, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to provide a separate modular hospital solution to the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London.
VMware’s board of directors has initiated a search for a new CEO after Pat Gelsinger stepped down from the position effective 12 February 2021 to lead Intel.
Global waste treatment company Séché Environnement has announced the signature of an agreement for the acquisition of Spill Tech 1, a company in environmental emergency and decontamination services in South Africa.
Through a new initiative, IFC will work with financial institutions in four countries to mobilize private sector financing for climate mitigation and adaptation projects and help align financial-sector strategies with the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement.
[South Africa] Customers demand greater digital engagement from Communication Service Providers, survey
The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the move to digital, as large proportions of the population have continued to work, learn and be entertained remotely.
Whatever state a business finds itself in this year, it cannot afford to ignore data privacy as a key priority especially, now that global and local news networks are covering online privacy quite extensively.
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TransUnion partners with South Africa's fintech startup Fincheck to improve access to finance for consumers
Global information and insights company, TransUnion, has partnered with South Africa’s financial marketplace, Fincheck, to make credit application process easier and less frustrating for consumers.
As esports dominate modern entertainment industry as a fast growing sport, Kenya and South Africa youth continue to dominate the world of competitive video gaming.
The cloud, the endpoint, the edge and now 5G are converging and changing the way we collaborate, connect and communicate.
Emirates Airline will add two more flights into Durban from February 1 which means that the airline will now fly a daily scheduled air service between Durban and Dubai.
Novatech, trading as Hesper Engineering, a ship repair, and general engineering company based in Cape Town, South Africa, purchased a 51% shareholding in Swift Engineering.
Routed, a local vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, has announced that it has achieved VMware Principal Partner Status as a Cloud Provider.
SEACOM has today announced the appointment of Prenesh Padayachee as its new Chief Technical Officer. He takes over from Claes Segelberg who resigned after being with SEACOM since its inception in 2009.
carbonTRACK Africa is a South Africa technology startup that seeks to create a world where energy is consumed sustainably, shared fairly and empowers all people.
AI has crept into systems and solutions with determined, algorithmic intensity, and it has layered its capabilities onto chatbots, APIs, neural networks, and business processes.
In a strategic move that reinforces its commitment to the country, DHL Global Forwarding is investing ZAR 126.5 million, approximately $8.2 million, into a new facility in Johannesburg.
Hi-Fly Marketing, a South Africa-based company that provides consultancy services throughout Africa’s aviation industry, has launched Africa’s first dedicated aviation industry personnel agency, Hi-Fly Talent & Resourcing.
Kaspersky experts expect growing economic turbulence along with the impact of COVID-19 to contribute to an increase in cybercrime across South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria this year.
Pantanowitz says when it comes to implementing ML systems, it is important for enterprises to have the appropriate skill sets available whether in-house or via consultants.
Enel Green Power (EGP), signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) for a joint venture partnership aimed at financing, building and operating renewable projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mondi has agreed to acquire 90.38% of the outstanding shares in Olmuksan International Paper (Olmuksan) for a total consideration of €66 million.
South Africa relies on coal-fired power stations to produce approximately 90% of its electricity. Moving forward, the country's aim should be to reduce this percentage.
Amazon e-commerce management company Albert Scott is partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub, to help manufacturers in Southern Africa promote their products on Amazon.com.
[South Africa] Closing the digital divide reaches urgent levels as Covid-19 leaves devastation in its wake
According to Clayton Hayward, CEO and co-founder of Ukheshe, South Africa remains highly regulated with licensed banks being the only institutions that can offer e-money services.
IFC and Nedbank have partnered to increase financing for renewable energy projects in South Africa, helping the country transition to cleaner forms of power, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs in the renewables sector.
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has announced the successful development of three CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm-tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa.
LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and West Africa, has announced the appointment of SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP as its nominated adviser with immediate effect.
MTN South Africa has today launched MoMo International Airtime, a new service that will allow users to purchase airtime for recipients in other countries.
South Africans were met with at least one welcome development earlier this year with the launch of the country’s first 5G which supports both commercial mobile and fixed wireless 5G services.
Menzies Aviation, the global aviation services specialist, has announced the launch of its partnership with LIFT, South Africa’s brand-new airline operated by Global Aviation Operations, which started flights last week.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) announced the listing of Bytes Technology to its main Board, making it the fifth company to list this year outside of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs).
Pan African Resources, juwi South Africa partner for construction of solar photovoltaic plant at Evander Mines
Pan African Resources has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with juwi South Africa to construct its 9.975MW solar photovoltaic plant at Evander Mines.
NERSA has approved a flagship renewable energy project commissioned by Amazon, set to demonstrate the flexibility and convenience of procuring independent power through the electricity grid in South Africa.
FMO and Cathay AfricInvest Innovation have invested in Aerobotics, a South African AgriTech startup developing intelligent tools to the feed the world.
Tower Resources announced that its subsidiary Rift Petroleum, together with Operator and 50% partner New Age Energy Algoa, has now formally agreed to enter the Second Exploration Period of the Algoa-Gamtoos license offshore South Africa.
Millat Properties, the South African real estate company, has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Cape Town, the first Hyatt-branded property in the 'Mother City'.
AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Independent Non - Executive Director Maria Ramos as the new Chair of the Board with immediate effect.
PropertyGuys.com, one of Canada's celebrated PropTech pioneers announces its recent international expansion.
Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal Region announced it is rolling-out the fastest and latest, fifth generation (5G) network in key municipal districts in KwaZulu-Natal province.
Africa’s private education provider, ADvTECH, announced the launch of MindSharp, a premium dynamic digital learning platform aimed at upskilling individuals and corporate teams.
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth partners with Nedbank to help 9,000 South Africa micro-entrepreneurs grow their businesses
Informal micro-enterprises are among those whose businesses have been significantly impacted by COVID-19, with nearly two thirds of these businesses stating that they are not performing well after lockdown, according to a recent Ipsos South Africa survey.
Moody’s Analytics has announced that Standard Insurance Limited, the insurance arm of Johannesburg-based Standard Bank Group and one of South Africa’s insurance providers, has selected the Moody’s Analytics RiskIntegrity™ for IFRS 17 solution.
Gaining brand trust has taken on a much deeper meaning since the Covid-19 Pandemic ordeal when consumers experienced firsthand which companies could provide evidence of their legitimate concern for customers
J2 has donated laptops and software to Rural Reach, a small non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the needs of the isolated and often neglected rural communities across the country.
[South Africa] TymeBank and IDEMIA collaborate towards increased security and convenience in customer card issuance
South Africa's TymeBank has teamed up with IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, to deliver a secure, convenient and frictionless way for customers to acquire bank cards.
Kosmos Energy announced it has closed the previously announced transaction with B.V. Dordtsche Petroleum Maatschappij (Shell), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, to farm down interests in Suriname, Sao Tome & Principe and Namibia.
[South Africa] PayCentral and Mastercard enable small businesses to go digital and pay employees with virtual cards
PayCentral, a digital payment fintech, has partnered with Mastercard to launch DigiCentral, a secure online platform that provides small business owners with a simple, quick and cost-effective way of paying out incentives.
Vodacom Business Africa has partnered with Crayon Africa to deliver seamless and improved cloud solutions to businesses in Africa as they embark on their cloud adoption journey.
inQuba, a Customer Journey Management startup, secured expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital and African corporate and investment bank Rand Merchant Bank.
ICT investment firm Convergence Partners announced it has acquired an additional $5 million interest in Channel VAS (CVAS), a fintech provider of mobile financial services across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
Great Dyke Investments, a Russian-backed project planning to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine, has sold a 4.4% stake to Fossil Mines, as Covid-19 disrupted fundraising for the venture.
Leep Africa, a Johannesburg-based South African company, has developed the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) mobile hotspot network.
The South African National Climbing Federation and the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) will host the first Africa Continental Climbing Championship (ACC), proudly organized by Western Cape Climbing.
Africa Energy, an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, is pleased to announce drill stem test results for the Luiperd-1X well, the second major discovery on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa.
DHL Global Forwarding has appointed DHL veteran, Clement Blanc as Managing Director for its business in South Africa, one of the key markets for the logistics giant in the fast-growing region.
South African tech startup LetMeIn.to raises R2.2-million to scale its visitor and access management platform.
South African tech startup LetMeIn.to has raised R2.2 million in funding from an undisclosed impact investor to scale up and expand their visitor and access management platform.
BroadReach Group has today announced its role as a partner on the recently launched Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.
Metalex Ventures Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire an interest in the 3,373 hectare Viljoenshof prospecting license from Invest in Property 126 (Pty) Ltd "IIP"
[South Africa] Baker McKenzie’s internal innovation hackathon to find solutions to client pain points in Africa
Baker McKenzie recently held an internal innovation hackathon, during which employees were challenged to design new or improved solutions to pain points that the firm and its clients are currently facing in Africa.
Kinetiko completes third high resolution aeromagnetic survey on the Amersfoort project in South Africa
Kinetiko Energy announced that a high resolution aeromagnetic and radiometric survey has been completed to follow the success of similar adjoining surveys completed in June and August 2020.
Huawei held an online IP Gala conference with its industry partners to introduce the Key Architecture Index (KAI) and share its applications.
As a business, adjunct surveillance on your site should be one of your main concerns as there are major implications that come with it.
[South Africa] Vodacom partners with GSMA to drive the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities
GSMA Assistive Tech has launched the ‘Principles for driving digital inclusion of people with disabilities,’ a framework for action aimed at increasing the digital inclusion of people with disabilities.
South African startup myFanPark merges with Starsona to create a global celebrity engagement platform
South African startup myFanPark has announced its merger with Silicon Valley-based celebrity engagement platform Starsona.
Telkom South Africa launched Telkom Pay, a digital wallet service that runs through WhatsApp, and customers of any mobile networks can use Telkom Pay without having to subscribe to Telkom.
Companies wishing to transform their operations through digital technologies often face a hard choice: stay with a legacy system and make the best of a legacy investment, or transition to a new digital platform but risk causing disruptions.
To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, GSMA launched the ‘Principles for Driving the Digital Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities’ to further inspire the mobile industry to help close the mobile disability gap.
Vodacom Central Region unveiled a new 4G base station in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa, to deliver fast internet connectivity and connect the unconnected particularly in deep rural areas.
Africa's overall mobile phone market shipments declined 6.0% year on year (YoY) in Q3 2020, according to the latest insights from global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
South African Post Office, the national postal service of South Africa will use Lleida.net technology to send more than 10 million registered electronic communications per year to the citizens of Johannesburg.
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, manufacturer of the Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands for the African continent, has announced the appointment of Lubin Ozoux as the new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director effective 1 January 2021.
Website builder BaseKit is set to partner with Liquid Telecom to provide a website and eCommerce builder to customers of the African communications provider.
Nestlé partners with Nomanini and Standard Bank to empower informal retail traders across the Eastern and Southern Africa
Informal retail Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) are set to receive a technological and operational boost for their businesses, thanks to Nestlé, Nomanini and Standard Bank.
LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and Sasol, a global integrated chemicals and energy company, announced the closing of their Louisiana-based Integrated Polyethylene JV transaction.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa and the Water Research Commission (WRC) awarded grants to the value of R3 million to seven innovators, to build and improve water innovations in the country.
After announcing a new partnership with streaming giant Netflix last week to create an Episodic Content Development Lab for African writers, Realness Institute is now calling for submissions.
In a new report on the leading companies in emerging markets, BCG identifies 100 “tech challengers” that have already grown into powerful forces in technology and other industries.
CMC Networks has announced that it now offers direct access to the Microsoft Azure Peering Service, further increasing access to its broad range of cloud services.
The Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition and the Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, alongside stakeholders, signed the sugar industry master plan for South Africa.
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but in an ever-growing digital world, this small but mighty weapon may well be on its way to extinction.
[South Africa] Sasol to sell 50 per cent stake in Gemini polyethylene joint venture for $404 million
Sasol has agreed principle terms to sell its 50 percent interest in the Gemini high-density polyethylene joint venture to its partner INEOS for $404 million.
Siemens Gamesa has officially started production of Mainstream Renewable Power’s 110MW Perdekraal East and 140 MW Kangnas wind farms in South Africa, supporting additional green power supply into the country’s national grid.
Cash Crusaders and KaiOS Technologies announced the DIXON XK1, the first open market KaiOS device in South Africa, now available from the Cash Crusaders stores across the country.
There is a significant decrease in the sheer number of ransomware attacks due to improved security, better backup strategies and faster data recovery measures
Cloud solutions provide the opportunity to transform how companies and businesses operate, offering increasingly more direct business benefits.
Realness Institute has announced its partnership with global streaming service Netflix, to create an Episodic Content Development Lab for writers in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.
A series of contracts in Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar and Benin, among others, highlight Ericsson’s growing footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa as communications service providers move to strengthen their networks.
South African fintech startup Ukheshe today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Oltio, a startup that developed Mastercard’s QR payment service in South Africa
South Africa’s Safomar Aviation has signed a deal with Canada’s CX Technologies to sell onboard cybersecurity solutions into the rapidly growing Sub-Sahara Africa market.
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has embarked on a pioneering solar energy project for its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, as part of its vision to develop an integrated renewable energy solution.
Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), one of Africa’s largest private alternative investment managers, has announced the first investment of its Education Investment Impact Fund of South Africa (EduFund), with the Sifiso Learning Group.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Africa’s infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired a minority equity stake in MetroFibre Networx, a South African open access fibre network operator.
Airlink, the privately-owned and independent regional airline, has opened reservations for flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam, which will commence on 1 December 2020.