The African Development Bank announced the appointment of Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Senior Vice President, effective 1 November 2021.
n what felt like the blink of an eye, the work landscape was transformed as the pandemic spread across the world in 2020.
South African carrier Airlink partners with Discovery Vitality to offer customers 75% discount on local and regional flights
From next year, Airlink and Discovery Vitality customers are in line for discounts of up to 75% on local and regional flights as a result of a new partnership which sees Airlink join Discovery’s Vitality Travel platform.
Kinetiko Energy has been in the process of negotiations with a number of drilling and related contractors in both South Africa and Botswana and has completed an engagement with Torque Africa Exploration to drill on the Korhaan project.
With this capital, Summit will direct investments to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in rural and peri-urban areas across South Africa, focusing on the education, healthcare, and financial services sectors.
Shearwater GeoServices announced the award of a 3D seismic survey contract for acquisition in South Africa.
Just weeks removed from announcing two strategic acquisitions that expanded its footprint into the Asia-Pacific market, Vantage Data Centers is breaking ground on a new data center campus in Johannesburg, South Africa.
To mark World Food Day the GE Foundation announced a donation of $100,000 USD to provide immediate relief to South Africa’s communities experiencing food insecurity.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has recognised South African NEC XON’s alternative energy Hybrid Storage Solution (HSS) as an innovative technology for promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
With the interline agreements between the two carriers, passengers can book through their itineraries on both airlines easily. The partnership attracts more customers providing ease of connectivity to their destinations served by both Ethiopian and Airlink.
Global software giant Oracle has announced that it has chosen Johannesburg as the site of its first African data centre.
Morocco is currently Africa’s first passenger car manufacturer. Morocco has surpassed South Africa as the biggest exporter of passenger cars on the continent with $7 billion exports made in the car industry at the end of 2018.
Oracle has announced plans to expand its cloud region footprint to support strong customer demand for Oracle Cloud services worldwide.
General Electric (GE) announced a five-year, $2.5 million investment in Johannesburg, South Africa to launch Next Engineers, a global initiative focused on increasing the diversity of young people in engineering.
Significantly, for African countries monitored, Nigeria only trails Egypt (19 466) by the number of attacks blocked, pointing to how prevalent mobile threats have become in this highly connected country.
With the large-scale migration of business data and IT services to the cloud – particularly in light of the global pandemic driving a 35 percent increase in online traffic – there has been a notable rise in global data centre construction.
Safeguards governing the processing and storage of patient data are required and will be bolstered by the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2012 (PoPIA).
[Column] Hyther Nizam: The future of IT - Democratising application development with low-code platforms
With COVID-19 accelerating the digital transformation of businesses, many organisations were forced to adopt a work-from-home strategy, and customers began to increasingly purchase goods and services online.
Cybersecurity is a complex and exceptionally challenging environment given the modern need to connect many people in dispersed locations with distributed and highly integrated systems, data sources, and repositories.
Standard Bank and Pick n Pay have today launched Standard Bank’s EasyScan – a new service that enables customers to pay for their shopping using the Standard Bank Mobile Banking app.
Teraco Data Environments Proprietary Limited, Africa’s largest vendor-neutral data centre and interconnection services provider, has announced the completion of Phase 1 of CT2, its new hyperscale data centre in Brackenfell, Cape Town
One of the side-effects of the move away from the controlled environment of the office has been an increase in the threat landscape.
Facebook announced the winners of the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program, highlighting the 13 Facebook community leaders Africa who will receive up to $50,000 USD in funds.
South African Health Products Regulatory Authority approves Neoteryx's Mitra devices for specimen collection
The Mitra microsampling device from US-based Neoteryx has now been approved as a Class B in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical device by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) in South Africa.
Avantive Solutions announced it will now offer contact center support in South Africa through a new partnership with Outworx Contact Center.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the South African government to step up its support for the air transport industry to facilitate the recovery of industries supported by aviation such as travel and tourism.
With technology evolving and people embracing the likes of mobile wallets, banking apps, and other solutions to manage transactions, businesses must rethink how best to bolster anti-fraud mechanisms.
US-based cyber security firm ThreatConnect has expanded to South Africa through a strategic partnership with BUI, Microsoft’s largest Security and Consulting Partner in the country.
Biometric digital authentication and automated onboarding technology solution, iiDENTIFii has been named as the New or Emerging Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year in the Microsoft South Africa Partner of the Year 2021 Awards.
Amdocs, a leading software and services provider, and Telkom Foundation, the autonomous social investment arm of South Africa’s 39% state-owned telecommunications provider, Telkom have donated internet data, and tablets, to three local schools in South Africa.
Etihad Airways announced three new quarantine-free destinations for the coming winter season. This November, the airline will begin flying to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa, and the beautiful Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar.
South African fintech firm Ukheshe partners with Chipper Cash to accelerate rollout out of digital payment offerings
South African fintech firm Ukheshe Technologies has partnered with Chipper Cash to enhance and accelerate the rollout out of Chipper’s digital payment offerings.
Huawei says the recently launched Huawei DIGIX Lab in Johannesburg is another way that Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is proving its continued involvement and investment in the growth of App development behind it across Africa.
Necessity prevailed and most South Africans embraced e-commerce, becoming more comfortable with digital payments and financial services.
United Airlines and Airlink, a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.
Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation partners with AWEI to build sustainable wildlife economies in Africa
Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation has partnered with the African Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) of Stellenbosch University to build sustainable and inclusive wildlife economies in Africa through.
Between the COVID-19 crisis and consequent economic upheaval, it’s fair to say that many businesses have spent the last 18 months in survival mode.
Africa Data Centres, the pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.
Ransomware kits are widely available on the dark web and have a lower bar of entry for use and deployment by malicious actors. Since 2016, at least 4,000 ransomware attacks have taken place, according to the FBI.
Businesses in almost every sector have had to quickly adapt to a digital-first world and, as economies start to fully reopen, many are finding that the challenges faced so far were just the tip of the iceberg.
MTN South Africa network will be the first mobile operator in Africa to provide access to 5G technology to customers from the Philippines through its international roaming agreement with Smart Communications, Inc.
One of the biggest challenges for businesses today is keeping up-to-date with constantly changing regulations. This is largely due to the dynamic nature of the compliance landscape.
TransUnion Africa has partnered with global commercial data company Dun & Bradstreet to help African small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) access international markets more easily.
[South Africa] Old Mutual Insure selects Sapiens to automate and streamline its reinsurance processes
Sapiens International Corporation, a global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, announced the integration of Sapiens ReinsuranceMaster for Old Mutual Insure, the oldest insurer in South Africa.
BT has announced a portfolio of industry-tailored solutions to help financial services firms take a controlled approach to adopting cloud.
The Board of Directors of Sanlam announced the conclusion of agreements between its wholly owned subsidiary, Sanlam UK and Chesnara, for the disposal by Sanlam UK of its 100% shareholding in Sanlam Life & Pensions UK Limited.
For instance, spam constituted almost 30% of email traffic in South Africa and close on 35% in Kenya in H1 2021.
As part of Vodacom’s energy and carbon management strategy and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, Vodacom has installed new solar-powered sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging and Bloemfontein.
Nokia has today announced it has been selected by MTN, a leading emerging markets operator in Africa and the Middle East, to drive its voice core evolution and network modernization in South Africa.
African Energy week maintains a strong position on the role of women in Africa’s energy transformation
African Energy Week will ensure women take up their rightful seat at the global energy table.
Incentro et Digicloud ont organisé un Google bootcamp pour les professionnels et les étudiants. Le bootcamp sera organisé par des ingénieurs et architectes certifiés Google du Kenya et d'Afrique du Sud.
The Satrix Global Infrastructure Feeder ETF (STXIRF) began trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), offering investors an investment vehicle that gives them exposure to a diversified portfolio .
According to the State of FinOps 2021 report, cloud financial management, or FinOps, has become a mainstream practice in large organisations across all sizes of cloud spend
Incentro and Digicloud have organized a Google bootcamp for both professionals and students. The bootcamp will be run by Google certified engineers and architects from both Kenya and South Africa.
DLA Piper announced the appointment of two Directors to its Johannesburg office, Tumisang Mongae, who joined the Litigation & Regulatory practice from 1 September 2021 and Sibonelo Mdluli, who joined the Corporate practice on 1 August.
Today’s business landscape is generating information from data centres to the fingertips of employees and customers.
This is the airline's largest weekly schedule to South Africa since the start of the pandemic, which aims to bring more competitive choices for customers wishing to visit Dubai, and through Dubai to the airline's network of over 120 global destinations.
The move will strengthen Accenture Interactive’s focus on putting creativity at the center of experience-led transformation to drive relevance and growth for its clients.
[Column] Lerisha Naidu and Angelo Tzarevski: Digitisation leading to the transformation of competition law in Africa
A recent Baker McKenzie report shows that, in Africa, this dynamic evolution of markets presents an opportunity for competition regulators to drive structural transformation and development.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), welcomed new employees in the JSE Investor Service (JIS) business, who join the group following the acquisition by JIS of a portion of its share plan services business.
Vodacom Group has been named a Global Alliance Member of the Earthshot Prize.
WANdisco, the LiveData company, has won a contract with South African financial services group, Sanlam, to migrate hundreds of terabytes of business-critical unstructured data to a new environment, which will serve as its disaster recovery infrastructure.
Vodacom Central Region has switched on 5G mobile network in Mangaung Municipal District, with other municipal districts in the Free State and Northern Cape provinces to go live later this month.
South African digital identity verification platform iiDENTIFii achieves Microsoft global co-sell status
South African tech company iiDENTIFii announced it has attained Microsoft co-sell Partner status with its biometric digital authentication and automated onboarding solution hosted in Microsoft Azure.
The lack of female representation is not unique to the open source community but underpinned by a wider imbalance across the tech industry.
Fintech specialist e4 has launched a Girls in STEM programme to provide girls in underprivileged areas in South Africa with the support they need to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) post matric.
90% of IT leaders across Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe step up their focus on Cyber Security, report
Over 90% of IT decision-makers across South Africa, Kenya, and Zimbabwe have accelerated their focus on Cyber Security due to the substantial emergence of digital ways of working.
South African fintech startup SOLmate, an online payment platform that offers clients a digital wallet facility, has unveiled a new product offering together with an extensive rebrand and renewed corporate vision.
Eskom is embarking on a national initiative to upgrade prepaid meter software by changing the meter coding. The current meter software will expire in the year 2024.
Impact Oil & Gas announced the completion of farm-out transaction between Impact Africa, and BG International, of a 50% working interest and operatorship in the Transkei & Algoa exploration right, offshore South Africa.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced that Standard Bank’s short-term insurance business in South Africa has selected TCS BaNCS™ Cloud for Insurance to power its digital claims transformation and reaffirm its leadership in the region.
Participants of a G20 Compact with Africa meeting assessed Africa’s progress in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sapiens International Corporation has announced that one of South Africa's top five financial institutions with nearly 10 million customers, has selected it as their transformation partner
South African fintech firm Ukheshe partners with dzcard to expand digital payment solutions in Asia Pacific
South Africa“s fintech startup Ukheshe Technologies has announced a new partnership with global next-generation card solutions and digital security company, dzcard
[Column] Tracy Molete: Transforming the South African tech sector through diverse leadership for powerful results
While male dominance in senior positions within the SA tech sector persists, there are encouraging signs things are changing rapidly as more organisations embrace diverse leadership teams and varied viewpoints to achieve powerful results.
Vodacom together with its subsidiary XLink are utilising the best in platform technologies and design thinking to modernise the African financial services world.
African university students with ambitions for a career in the fast-paced world of technology are receiving welcome support in the form of the SAP Dual Study Program.
According to the SAS Experience 2030 research, 65% of South African consumers have indicated that they will not be returning to traditional shopping practices following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To ensure businesses are not on the backfoot when it comes to cyber-attacks, Vodacom Business has expanded its security solutions to offer Trend Micro Worry-Free Services.
While training programmes can help bridge the skills gap for women from disadvantaged communities, it is vital that organisations develop a culture of mentorship to help women progress in their careers.
In a recent report entitled ‘New Leaders Needed Now’, Accenture emphasised the importance of leaders who have soft skills in driving long-term success for two very demanding, digitally-driven industries – aerospace and defence.
Integrated Aerial Systems was founded in 2016 and has since built up a strong presence in the agriculture sector. Recognized in 2021 by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world, IAS is one of only 3 licensed crop spraying operators in South Africa.
The Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy calls for the integration of jobs and skills for youth across Bank operations to maximize the impact on increasing employment opportunities.
Despite having to contend with gender disparities, women entrepreneurs in South Africa are bridging the digital divide and have adopted and integrated digital solutions into their businesses on a scale comparable to their male counterparts.
In a move to support the ramp up of operations after boosting its passenger services to South Africa, Emirates signed an interline agreement with Cemair that opens up connections to six more destinations in South Africa.
Standard Bank is deploying 11 mobile ATMs to KwaZulu-Natal as part of a collective response from banks to assist and streamline the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) payment process.
Enterprises that have decided to move to the cloud are being presented solutions built on two different deployment models: single tenant (ST), or multi-tenant (MT)
Citing the analytics and AI leader’s “ability to continually adapt its offering to market changes and new technologies,” Chartis Research has named SAS as a RiskTech Quadrant Category Leader in model risk management.
MTN is launching a conservation partnership with the Owl Rescue Centre to provide safe homes for owls nesting in MTN towers.
Google Cloud has appointed former Oracle South Africa Managing Director Niral Patel as Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Vodacom Mpumalanga Region, in partnership with Google South Africa, is giving away Android powered smartphones at no cost to scores of people in villages of Mbuzini, Mangweni, Stenborg and Magogeni in Nkomazi.
According to Warren Myers, Founder and CEO of AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response marketplace, inclusive, accessible technology is a key component in enabling empowerment.
Eros STX Global Corporation and Amazon Prime Video have announced they have closed a multi-year first window output deal in South Africa, effective immediately.
Pick n Pay and Standard Bank have entered into a partnership that will bring banking closer to the two organisations’ customers.
The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) and financial services firm, J.P. Morgan announced an investment programme that will result in J.P. Morgan becoming the first international investment bank in South Africa.
[Column] Clayton Hayward: Entrepreneurs need to better understand risk and fail better by failing fast and forward
According to serial entrepreneur and Ukheshe Technologies CEO, Clayton Hayward, many entrepreneurs don’t truly understand the nature of risk, which has a direct impact on the success of their business idea.
Teraco completes latest expansion to South Africa’s hyper-connected digital infrastructure campus in Isando
Teraco Data Environments, has completed the JB3 data centre facility, located within the Isando Campus in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.
On the 16th of July 2021, the government of the Seychelles officially recognised South African secure digital document delivery and eSignature business solution provider, Impression Signatures as a provider of choice across the country.
Vodacom has introduced the pan-industry Eco Rating for mobile phones across multiple brands with distinct labelling at point of sale where these devices are available.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) has called on the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) to reconsider the extent to which it micromanages the affairs of licensees and the industry.