Africa Tech

Skills and network gap leading causes of unemployment in Nigeria, MyJobMag survey

03-22-2019 | 12:59:09
A big percentage of Nigerians are unemployed because they don’t have the right skills and network that can help them land the job of their dreams, a survey by MyJobMag has revealed.

Kenshoo and Omnicom Media Group partner to create digital centers of excellence in Africa and Europe

03-22-2019 | 12:53:04
Kenshoo, a global marketing technology platform, and global media network Omnicom Media Group have partnered in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to create Digital Centers of Excellence.

[South Africa] IDU expands its cloud offering through partnership with Microsoft Azure

03-22-2019 | 10:13:10
South Africa’s Idu-Concept, has expanded its cloud offering through a partnership with Microsoft Azure.

[Kenya] Safaricom hits the 30 million customer mark

03-22-2019 | 07:42:15
Safaricom has announced that it has passed the 30 millionth customer milestone, cementing the firm’s position as the most preferred mobile service provider in the country.

South Africa Navy picks Teledyne CARIS software to upgrade operations

03-22-2019 | 07:36:46
Teledyne CARIS has announced it will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office.

[Kenya] Telkom sets up fibre loop for Mombasa in network expansion

03-22-2019 | 07:31:31
Kenya’s Telkom has begun setting up a fibre loop for the city of Mombasa to meet growing demand for faster data by its business and individual customers.

[Nigeria] Farmcrowdy closes on additional $1m seed funding

03-21-2019 | 10:33:00
Farmcrowdy, Nigerian digital agriculture platform which allows Nigerians to invest in agriculture, has closed on additional seed funding of $1 million.

MultiChoice launches talent factory in Namibia

03-21-2019 | 07:35:52
MultiChoice Namibia has launched the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) online portal at its headquarters in Windhoek.

[South Africa] Hisense injects $5 million into its refrigeration and television production lines

03-21-2019 | 07:32:00
Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense has invested R72 million, approximately $5 million, into its refrigeration and television production lines at its Atlantis factory in the Western Cape.

Unitel to chair working group on fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa

03-21-2019 | 07:25:22
Unitel has been elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group, a working group dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa.

[South Africa] FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

03-21-2019 | 06:33:40
South Africa’s startup FlexClub has closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital.

Silicon Valley-based startup Accelerator Founder Institute launches New Chapter in Lagos

03-21-2019 | 05:58:45
The Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program has launched a new chapter in Lagos, Nigeria targeting to work with 20 tech startups annualy.

NBA and YouTube launch live games on League’s First Channel dedicated to fans in Sub-Saharan Africa

03-20-2019 | 13:47:35
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and YouTube today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa.

[South Africa] Cell C and Facebook launch public access Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC

03-20-2019 | 12:10:00
Cell C has partnered with Facebook to launch the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

SPECTRAMI appoints Yasser Ali as General Manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa

03-20-2019 | 10:23:18
UAE. Leading value-added distributor, SPECTRAMI announced today that it has appointed Yasser Ali, as the General Manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa.
 
Features

[Interview] Chijioke Dozie, CEO, OneFi, Nigeria

03-21-2019 | 09:22:00
Chijioke Dozie is the CEO and co-Founder of OneFi, a leading African Mobile-First Consumer Lending Business that has disbursed over $40m to consumers since inception.

[Column] Mark Bannerman: "Smartstreaming" Enterprise Financial Management

03-20-2019 | 09:28:06
Statistics SA recently released its findings that the South African economy grew by 1.4 percent in the last quarter of 2018. While this is encouraging and a move in the right direction, many are still faced with the question; “is this growth sustainable?”.

[Column] Petrus Pelser: The ubiquity of IoT in design

03-20-2019 | 06:35:32
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a wave that impacts all “verticals” and “horizontals” of the digital evolution and organisations who deliver design and manufacturing services in this hazy matrix are not spared the change.

[Column] Doros Hadjizenonos: Using advanced AI to stay ahead of cybercriminals

03-18-2019 | 15:10:11
As the threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly, it now includes increasingly sophisticated, zero-day malware that traditional security approaches can no longer keep pace with.

[Column] Matthew Ashe: How wholesale colocation is helping Africa realize its digital ambitions

03-15-2019 | 07:04:37
Africa’s relatively young population is increasingly switched on and connected and is becoming a growing part of the global digital economy.

[Column] Serge Blockmans: Four themes of the experience economy that drive CX value

03-14-2019 | 12:15:48
Today, you can order a book online and have it delivered to your doorstep on the same day. You can watch your favourite shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime anytime you want and when you order a pizza you can track the delivery on your smartphone.

[Africa Tech Week] Smartphone shipments in Africa recording significant growth

03-14-2019 | 10:32:04
While 2018 was a tough year for worldwide smartphone shipments, Africa experienced year-on-year growth for first time since 2015.

[Interview] Brian Richardson, CEO, WIZZIT, South Africa

03-14-2019 | 06:35:00
Brian Richardson is CEO and Co-Founder of WIZZIT International, a global pioneer outfit in the digitalisation of financial services and in particular, the use of mobile technology directed at financial inclusion, with a current focus on Africa.

[Column] Pedro Guerreiro: The impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development

03-13-2019 | 08:40:00
When the Africa Continental Free Trade Area is implemented this year, it will create a single market for goods and services for the first time in the continent's history.

[Column] Riaan Graham: Capitalising on tech innovation for 2019

03-13-2019 | 08:17:27
With 2019 already in full swing, thoughts inevitably turn to what to expect later this year. Evolving technology means the public and private sectors can capitalise on potential growth, but what should businesses be looking at in 2019?

[Column] Willie Kanyeki: Open banking to transform East Africa’s digital financial services

03-13-2019 | 04:55:17
Open banking is revolutionising the financial services landscape across the world, and presents opportunities for transformation and financial inclusion throughout East Africa.

[Interview] Steve Burke, CEO, DigiBlu, South Africa

03-07-2019 | 21:16:00
Steve Burke is a former British paratrooper and management consultant, currently CEO of DigiBlu, a company that uses Intelligent Automation to create and operate Digital Workforces over the cloud.

[Column] Michèle Scanlon: Demand for VSAT satellite services growing as Africa strives for a bright digital future

03-07-2019 | 10:02:49
Thanks to the arrival of HTS (high-throughput satellite) in Africa, the demand for VSAT satellite services is on the increase and remains critical to unlocking connectivity on the continent.

[Column] Jane Thomson: Five key inclusions to consider when building an IT strategy

03-06-2019 | 13:33:21
Every year, experts from vertical industries, consulting firms and technology providers share their forecasts of the top topics that will be making headlines and drive IT sales.

[Column] Murray Steyn: Meeting Africa’s insatiable connectivity demands with wholesale solutions

03-05-2019 | 07:14:00
The digital age has been gathering pace in Africa as the continent becomes more connected by the day and the hunger for connectivity grows.