Despite the existing challenges in healthcare, data shows that Telehealth through remote consultations are not only feasible but also deemed safe and effective.
Armata Cyber Security launches advanced security operations centre to service South African Organisations
Customers onboarding into the Armata SOC will receive enhanced threat protection through the advanced security technologies inherent within Microsoft Sentinel.
Mastercard has partnered with South African Bidvest Bank to provide a solution that allows customers to send international remittances at their convenience.
The pace of change in the technology sector has always been brisk, as demonstrated by the rapid development and massive innovation that occurred in 2023. As we prepare for 2024, it's clear that developments in IT will continue to reshape the business world.
Enable Capital specialises in providing short-term funding solutions to SME subcontractors involved in the physical construction and deployment of local, regional, and national fibre network infrastructure across South Africa.
[South Africa] Vodacom invests R450 million to strengthen network connectivity for customers in Mpumalanga province
This significant investment includes deploying more sites in urban, township and rural areas and increasing network capacity and resilience, particularly during load shedding.
BT today announced it is rolling out its transformational Global Fabric network-as-a-service (NaaS) in strategic Digital Realty carrier neutral facilities (CNFs) around the world.
Finnfund’s investment bridges the digital divide in South Africa with help of technology from Nokia.
The high-growth, ready to scale SMEs have the opportunity to meet with some of South Africa’s leading funders in speed pitching sessions, offering an overview of their business growth prospects.
Cloud-native solutions provider Deimos on Monday announced the launch of Deimos Managed Infrastructure (DMI), The company says DMI is a solution that promises to transform the way businesses manage their cloud infrastructure.
[South Africa] lVodacom partners with Free State Department of Health to launch digital health solutions
Vodacom in partnership with the Free State Department of Health, launched two cutting-edge digital health solutions that are aimed at providing patients excellent medical care in public hospitals across the Free State province.
[Free Webinar] Unlocking Success in New Markets: Cross-Border Payments Strategies for South African Businesses
Embark on a journey through the dynamic realm of international finance with our upcoming webinar, where we unravel the intricacies of global payment strategies essential for triumph in the finance sector.
At a recent press conference in Johannesburg, Kaspersky shared some insights and statistics related to the regional threat landscape in the third quarter of 2023 and made forecasts on how the situation is going to develop in 2024.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SoftwareOne Holding AG, a global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions have announced a new collaborative initiative to help customers transition to RISE with SAP on an AWS cloud environment.
The units will be utilised for specialised last-mile delivery service part of DHL’s local pilot test of its global zero emissions logistics target.
Vodacom partners with World Wide Fund for Nature to develop AI early warning system to protect marine animals
Vodacom South Africa and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa have teamed up to pilot solutions to safeguard marine mammals against entanglements.
Now in its second successful year, the challenge seeks to to forge mutually beneficial partnerships between South African entrepreneurs and Irish technology expertise, leveraging Ireland’s global tech hub status.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has expanded its secondary listings framework by allowing secondary listings for companies primarily listed on the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX).
According to Darren Bedford, Group Chief Business Development Officer at WIOCC Group, the company’s Phase Two data centre is expected to go live some time in Q1 of 2024.
IFC and Rand Merchant Bank partner with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to accelerate digital transformation in South Africa
The total investment of R900 million will support universal and affordable broadband access in the Eastern Cape Fibre Project.
Mastercard spearheads South Africa's digital payments evolution with completion of technological infrastructure
The project is the latest major investment that Mastercard has made in technology and partnerships in South Africa that are set to further improve the country’s payment ecosystem, ensuring a seamless experience for both Mastercard partners and consumers.
This strategic move further solidifies ATFX's global presence and strengthens its position as a key player in the online trading industry.
Situated on Durban’s north coast, Teraco DB1 is a strategic interconnection hub on the African subsea cable map with direct access to the Seacom, EASSy, MÉTISS, and soon-to-be-deployed 2Africa cable systems that connect the east coast of Africa.
Africa’s interconnection hub and vendor-neutral data centre provider Teraco, has announced a 30-megawatt (MW) expansion of its CT2 hyperscale data centre facility in Brackenfell, Cape Town, South Africa.
Private equity firm RMB Corvest, in partnership with BEE investment vehicle Shalamuka Capital, has acquired a minority stake in Switch Telecom, a Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) telecommunications service provider.
Tarsus On Demand has partnered with Sophos, a global leader in cybersecurity to bring cloud expertise and cutting-edge security solutions to South Africa.
Vertiv has announced its enhanced partner programme for Africa, with a strong focus on rewarding its local network of expert distributors and resellers across South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and Morocco.
Trellix has appointed Jason Andrew as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Jason joins the cybersecurity firm from BMC, a global IT Management solutions provider and software company, where he led their sales organization in the same position for two decades.
Saray Khumalo, the first African woman to summit Mount Everest and founder and executive director of Summit With a Purpose has been on a mission to make literacy more accessible to children in South Africa.
Pan-African venture capital firm Norrsken22 has closed its first African technology growth fund at $205m, surpassing its target of $200m. Norrsken22 is a first time fund, led by a team of partners that each have decades of experience in investing in Africa, and in tech.
The digital age has ushered in a new era of the customer experience, where data has become a valuable currency. However, this currency is also coveted by cyber criminals who are constantly seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in the ever-expanding digital marketplace.
Having established a strong foothold across the African continent in the past 15 years, this landmark partnership is a major milestone for Luminous Power Technologies as it further strengthens its foothold in the African market.
The intention is that the sustainability-linked loan and the social bond investment will be in the form of qualifying capital for Absa.
The new offering, in partnership with Old Mutual Finance, a registered credit provider, gives customers and non-customers alike convenient access to a personal loan of up to R250 000.
Bridge Taxi Finance (Bridge Taxi), a Mokoro Holdings subsidiary, is a development company offering finance and support products to the minibus taxi industry in South Africa
Stanchion Payments has announced the appointment of Pierre Aurel as its new Chief Product Officer. With a remarkable track record in payment product development and innovation, Pierre brings a wealth of experience to his role in Stanchion's dynamic and expanding team.
To facilitate increased access to financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, including women-owned businesses, IFC has announced a loan to FirstRand Bank, which will support businesses in the agriculture, services, trade, construction, hospitality, and other sectors in the country.
According to Mark T Hofmann, a business psychologist that specialises in profiling cybercriminals, the perpetrators of cybercrime are often 'clever psychopaths' who are proud of the damage they do and feel little remorse for their actions.
According to a recent survey by PWC, 90% of South African telco customers who were surveyed in 2022 expressed dissatisfaction with the level of service they received.
Airbnb on Tuesday announced a USD $500,000 fund to support inclusive and sustainable tourism growth in Africa. The company made this announcement at the Africa Travel Summit in Johannesburg.
United Kingdom-based Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP) has listed a unique, healthcare-focused Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on the JSE’s Main Board, trading under the share code PHP.
[South Africa] Fashion retailer Mr Price Group taps Oracle cloud solution to modernize its retail infrastructure
With Oracle Retail Merchandising Cloud Services, Mr Price has a platform it needs to automate best practices, better manage orders and optimize stock allocation.
[South Africa] Companies acknowledge inadequate budgets to address the root cause of breaches, J2 Software survey
A recent survey revealed that 58% of organisations believe their budgets allocated to manage insider risks are insufficient to effectively mitigate the increasing costs and frequency of security incidents instigated by individuals within the organisation.
Chenosis, a pan-African Accelerator Platform has partnered with Botlhale AI Solutions to remove language as a barrier when it comes to the use of AI. Under this partnership, businesses will be able to engage with their clients on the Accelerator platform in their own language.
One of the largest South African credit bureaus Experian has partnered with MTN's cross-industry Application Programming Interface (API) marketplace Chenosis to leverage data to drive financial inclusion in the country.
JSE partners with Xpansiv to launch voluntary carbon market to advance South Africa’s carbon credit capabilities
This sustainability initiative will allow local participants to buy or sell carbon credits and renewable energy certificates that are held in either local or global registries.
The Group will retain its primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and its issued share capital will be unaffected by the additional listing on A2X.
[South Africa] Fintech firm Ukheshe and Komuniti collaborate to make digital banking services more accessible
Komuniti in collaboration with banking as a service (BaaS) and embedded finance enabler, Ukheshe bringing digital banking to more people in South Africa.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual event that promotes safe online behaviour and encourages organisations and individuals to do their part in the fight against cybercrime.
Alitheia IDF, the first dedicated gender focused investing Private Equity Fund in Africa, has invested $5m in a South African woman-owned textile company, IVILI Group.
Vodacom Group says will trade as a secondary listing on the A2X Stock Exchange at market open on Thursday, 26 October 2023. Holders of Vodacom Group's ordinary shares can be traded on A2X from the date of listing.
The founders and shareholders of ExpressCredit Finance Group (ExpressCredit) have agreed to integrate ExpressCredit into Eleving Group’s global business portfolio.
Amazon announced that it will launch Amazon.co.za in 2024, providing South African-based sellers the ability to reach customers across the country starting next year.
The UK will help African countries identify and develop bankable opportunities within their critical minerals value chains, with a view to promoting responsible exploration and development, capturing greater value and effectively managing extractive sector revenues.
MTN Xlerator is MTN South Africa’s enterprise supplier development (ESD) programme that plans to increase MTN’s procurement spend by R4 billion over two years with 51% black-owned SMMEs.
South African logistics software platform Tripplo, has closed its seed funding extension round with a $1.8 million equity investment.
[South Africa] SearchWorks joins forces with BridgeWorks to provide bridging finance to the property market
South Africa's leading data aggregation platform SearchWorks has announced its partnership with property sale-based bridging finance group, BridgeWorks in a new advance and incentive scheme for property practitioners.
AfriSummit 2023: African Health Authorities, Industry Leaders Convene to Explore Pharma Regulations and Innovations
Leading healthcare authorities and industry experts converged at the AfriSummit 2023, a pivotal 4-day hybrid event dedicated to exploring the latest developments in pharmaceutical and medical device regulations’ advancements in the healthcare supply chain across the African continent.
Join this insightful webinar that delves into the world of global payment strategies tailored to empower seamless trade within the shipping and logistics industry.
Called SD-WAN Express, this cost-effective, robust digital solution is designed to meet the networking needs of small to medium enterprises (SMEs).
South African universities set for enhanced connectivity to improve research and learning opportunities
This pioneering initiative aims to revolutionise higher education through widespread fibre connectivity, ensuring that students and researchers across South Africa can access cutting-edge resources and technology, fostering equitable access to opportunities.
African ICT integrator and NEC Corporation subsidiary NEC XON, is expanding to provide comprehensive IT Infrastructure solutions for the data-driven economy.
Hisense, a global player in Smart TVs, has announced that Disney+ is now accessible on the VIDAA Smart TV platform. Starting October 6, 2023, South African viewers can dive into a world of entertainment with Disney+ on their Hisense Smart TVs.
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Services recently launched its innovative Export Certificate Office System (ECOS)
Although the South African EV industry is currently small in comparison to other markets, Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management solution predicts that it will expand thanks to government backing and private sector investment.
The Women in Tech programme provided a platform for aspiring women entrepreneurs in South African STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing) industries, developing their innovative tech-based business ideas and accelerating their growth.
Sasol, Toyota South Africa Motors and Air Products South Africa partner for hydrogen mobility ecosystem
Sasol, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), and Air Products South Africa (APSA) made history at the Smart Mobility Africa Summit, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Johannesburg with the presentation of South Africa’s first on-road demonstration of a hydrogen mobility ecosystem.
Stitch, a South African payments infrastructure company, has raised $25 million in a Series A extension.
80 per cent of SMEs in South Africa project similar or increased revenue in 2023, Mastercard SME Confidence Index
From surviving to thriving in the post-COVID world, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa are projecting similar or increased revenues in 2023. These are the findings of the second edition of the Mastercard Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) SME Confidence Index.
Two more Actively Managed Exchange Traded Funds (AMETFs) have been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), adding a further set of globally recognised options to the bourse’s portfolio.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Africa’s Youth Empowerment Programme prepares young entrepreneurs for a digital future
The Liquid SA Youth Empowerment Programme comes at a crucial time, with Africa facing a significant digital skills gap, which hinders economic opportunities and development.
[South Africa] Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal invests over R1 billion to improve network connectivity for customers
Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal is investing over R1 billion this financial year into the region’s network to increase capacity and resilience and accelerate access to connectivity throughout the province, particularly in deep rural areas.
[South Africa] AngloGold Ashanti undertakes corporate restructure, retains secondary listing on the JSE
Following the announcement of its corporate restructuring, AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) will retain a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) having listed on the bourse in August 1944.
Movate, a digital technology and customer experience (CX) services provider, announced the acquisition of TSD Global, a leading international provider of outsourced sales and customer experience services.
In the rapidly evolving landscape of shipping and logistics, effective cross-border payment strategies have emerged as a critical driver of success. Join this insightful webinar that delves into the world of global payment strategies.
From surviving to thriving in the post-COVID world, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa are projecting similar or increased revenues in 2023.
South African agency Flume Digital Marketing, with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, is expanding to Amsterdam – located on the Weesperstraat.
Scan to Pay, Powered by Ukheshe, has partnered with Xion Global to offer crypto payments on the Scan to Pay app.
[South Africa] Salesforce Standardises Global Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
The platform enables Salesforce to free up valuable developer resources while at the same time consolidating IT systems, all helping to generate better business outcomes for customers.
Incentro, a global leader in Work Transformation, is thrilled to announce the opening of its new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. With a legacy of driving work productivity through innovative solutions.
Stellantis investit 3 milliards de rands en Afrique du Sud pour construire une usine automobile ultramoderne à Coega
Vodacom Financial and Digital Lifestyle Services partners with BidVest Bank to boost online payments
This partnership enables millions of South African consumers to seamlessly transact within VodaPay, which offers customers a platform by which money can be transferred into their digital wallets.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced the listing of six Actively Managed Certificates (AMCs) which will provide investors with access to local and offshore equity strategies.
Some local experts in South Africa believe that embracing proptech could be the sector’s saving grace, and international appetite is also growing exponentially.
In light of recent disruptions involving undersea Internet cables, the importance of these cables for South Africa and the entire continent cannot be overstated
The launch of Eurorepar comes with the backing of Stellantis. From a network that stretches across 40 countries, Eurorepar is synonymous with diversity, offering an impressive array of more than 15 000 part numbers.
The partners will pilot a new programme that supports ‘learning to earning’ pathways in the digital and green economy for marginalised young people providing them with the skills they need to flourish.
Massmart, in its bid to become the leading retail and wholesale eCommerce destination in South Africa, is reaping the benefits of re-setting and upgrading its online order fulfilment infrastructure.
In its pilot year of 2022, the Irish Tech Challenge also provided support and a networking trip to Ireland to 5 startups in various tech sectors.
Angola Cables has announced the appointment of Sudhir Juggernath as CEO of TelCables South Africa. Sudhir will be responsible for the development and expansion of TelCables operations within the Southern and East African regions.
The manufacturing plant will be built in the South African Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Coega situated near Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
Africa is experiencing a surge in data center developments, with South Africa taking the lead in terms of investments. Other countries such as Nigeria, Egypt, and Kenya are also making significant strides in this sector, positioning the region as an emerging hotspot for data center infrastructure.
The on-site training will be hosted at 19 Schools of Excellence across the country, with virtual training accessible to all female learners who meet the criteria.
In addition to adding capacity to the nation’s power grid, this agreement - a Vodacom innovation which has been co-developed with Eskom - will also play a significant role in moving Vodacom closer to its goal of sourcing 100% of its electricity demand from renewable energy sources by 2025.
SAP SE and BT Group have today announced a visionary new partnership to show how carbon accounting could be standardised by piloting the recently launched SAP Sustainability Data Exchange (SDX).
[South Africa] Rhodes Business School partner with eLearnAfrica to develop Virtual Learning Environment
Rhodes Business School has entered into a partnership with eLearnAfrica to develop a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to fulfil the School’s goal of enabling its AMBA accredited MBA to reach into Africa and beyond
Rand Merchant Bank delivers multi-currency solution for growth with funding package for GZ Industries
Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has acted as the sole arranger and lender to the GZ Industries Limited group (GZI) on a $47 million and NGN5 billion funding package, offering a tailored solution that positions the company favourably for growth and expansion in the future.
SoluGrowth is the first South African outsourcing company to invest in Egypt joining a long list of key outsourcing players betting big on Egypt's value proposition as a hub for global delivery centers.
One of the keys to overcoming the challenges faced by women is economic empowerment. By providing women with skills training, microfinancing, and entrepreneurial support, we are helping women break free from the shackles of dependence and vulnerability.
Unilever-controlled Marga is set to make a major corporate changeover after the Competition Commission of South Africa gives them the green light to acquire popular skincare company Dermalogica.