Africa Tech

South African startup myFanPark merges with Starsona to create a global celebrity engagement platform

12-04-2020 | 10:09:55
South African startup myFanPark has announced its merger with Silicon Valley-based celebrity engagement platform Starsona.

Nokia research confirms 5G as 90 percent more energy efficient than 4G networks

12-04-2020 | 07:22:00
A new study by Nokia and Telefónica has found that 5G networks are up to 90 percent more energy efficient per traffic unit than legacy 4G networks.

Telkom South Africa launches WhatsApp digital payment service for any network users

12-04-2020 | 07:13:00
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.

GSMA launches framework to improve digital inclusion for persons with disabilities

12-04-2020 | 06:55:00
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.

Blue Prism intelligent automation now available in AWS Marketplace

12-04-2020 | 06:41:25
Blue Prism announced the availability of Blue Prism intelligent automation software in AWS Marketplace, giving Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Blue Prism customers another avenue for automation in the cloud.

Vodacom launches 4G site in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa

12-03-2020 | 08:32:00
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.

Televisionsklub, SES extend partnership for TV distribution of Satelio across sub-Saharan Africa

12-03-2020 | 07:34:00
Satellite TV viewers across sub-Saharan Africa will be able to continue watching German TV channels offered by Satelio in Namibia and Deukom in South Africa, from an extended partnership between Televisionsklub and SES.

South African Post Office partners with Lleida.net to digitize communication

12-03-2020 | 07:08:00
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.

Codebase unveils Digibanc SaaS to fast track digital banking adoption in MENA and across Africa

12-03-2020 | 05:48:00
Codebase Technologies, the digital banking solutions provider, announced the launch of its Digital Banking as a Service platform, Digibanc SaaS, to create access for more banks and customers to move into the digital age of banking.

Sokowatch launches East Africa’s first commercial electric three wheelers

12-02-2020 | 14:33:57
Sokowatch, the innovative East African e-commerce platform, has launched electric three wheelers, commonly referred to as tuk-tuks, to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used commercially in East Africa.

BaseKit, Liquid Telecom partnership to help African businesses establish online presence

12-02-2020 | 14:33:48
Website builder BaseKit is set to partner with Liquid Telecom to provide a website and eCommerce builder to customers of the African communications provider.

LaLiga signs Mondia as strategic technology, commercial partner for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific

12-02-2020 | 12:11:00
LaLiga has signed mobile technology company Mondia group as its technology and commercial partner for the creation of LaLiga Xtra, its first ever subscription-based mobile platform, to offer exclusive content and experiences to sports fans.

Gumzo unveils platform for tutors to support online education in Kenya

12-02-2020 | 08:55:00
After successfully piloting Gumzo For Schools, a video conferencing system designed specifically for e-learning in Africa, Usiku Games has enhanced its platform to allow tutors to continue providing private tuition.

Airtel Africa extends partnership with CSG to support its digital transformation efforts

12-02-2020 | 07:13:59
CSG has announced that its long-standing partnership with Airtel Africa has been extended. As part of the enhanced agreement, CSG will provide Airtel Africa with managed services, including customer relationship management.

Kwik Delivery and Mastercard partner to provide discounts to Nigerian cardholders

12-01-2020 | 14:11:00
Kwik Delivery and Mastercard have announced a partnership to provide discounts on all Kwik Delivery services to Mastercard cardholders in Nigeria.
 
Features

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Celebrating startups and digital businesses that are uplifting African communities

11-30-2020 | 14:16:00
The positive, far-reaching impact the digital economy has had on various industries has also translated into benefitting and changing the lives of individuals, families, and communities across our continent

[Column] Vianca McCall: Understanding digital signatures in the modern business world

11-26-2020 | 06:42:00
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.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: The changing face of Ransomware

11-23-2020 | 13:27:16
There is a significant decrease in the sheer number of ransomware attacks due to improved security, better backup strategies and faster data recovery measures

[Column] Mark Bannerman: Cloud and the Need for Agile, Accelerated Implementation

11-23-2020 | 12:04:00
Cloud solutions provide the opportunity to transform how companies and businesses operate, offering increasingly more direct business benefits.

[Column] Amrote Abdella: Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa

11-23-2020 | 09:28:44
While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future.

Ericsson sees strong momentum in Sub-Saharan Africa

11-23-2020 | 07:50:18
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.

[Column] Wale Arewa: Safeguard sensitive data before disposal

11-19-2020 | 14:01:56
Many companies that experienced delivery delays due to disrupted supply chains have now received their IT equipment upgrades for 2020.

[Column] Jay Mawji: Online trading becoming more attractive in Africa

11-18-2020 | 11:46:15
While the International Monetary Fund acknowledges the damaging recession effects of Covid-19 in Africa the economic outlook for the continent remains optimistic, as the introduction of technologies brings with it accessibility.

[Column] Chen Lei: From Survive to Thrive, working together for a better Africa

11-16-2020 | 16:06:00
Technology is getting us through the pandemic, and technology can also drive our continent’s recovery in the post-pandemic era, writes Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa.

[Column] Mark Walker: Sustaining Business Continuity

11-16-2020 | 06:19:29
According to Mark Walker, sustainable business development has become an increasingly important business focus due to the radical changes wrought by the global pandemic.

[Column] Ahmad Mokhles: Africa's missing network: A case of inclusivity in the continent

11-13-2020 | 06:54:50
For more than a decade, Africa has been closely watched worldwide, touted as the next big growth market, an area of remarkable untapped potential.

[Column] Tonny Tugee: Can the digital economy decrease Africa’s inequality?

11-11-2020 | 15:13:00
As our nascent digital economy emerges, we have seen signs that enormous possibilities exist for it to reduce the many divides in our society.

[Column] Francis Wainaina: Africa, Kenya and the Cloud – The Numbers You Need to Know

11-09-2020 | 06:29:54
As a unified online platform for communication and collaboration, the cloud is now widely considered to be one of the most valuable resources we have at our disposal.

[Interview] HYCU Steven Cooper, Vladimir Djordjevic on SAP HANA Investment on Google Cloud

11-08-2020 | 09:35:00
For many companies today, maintaining a robust IT-infrastructure that includes terabytes of data to protect on SAP HANA, while balancing the need to reduce costs and simplify IT-management, can be challenging

[Column] Murray Gardiner: How digital payments could foster African development

11-04-2020 | 13:54:11
Digital Payments empower the small to medium enterprises (SMEs), giving them greater scope for inclusion and access to customers and markets.