Africa Tech

World’s first digital state launched to offer voice to millions of young people, including African youth

09-20-2019 | 08:40:32
An ambitious new non-political, non-religious digital “state” that aims to empower the global youth community to act on the world’s most pressing issues will launch at the Nobel Peace World Summit.

Orange, PCCW Global and PEACE partner for a new submarine cable to connect Europe to Asia via East Africa by 2021

09-20-2019 | 06:43:41
During the Submarine Networks World international fair currently being held in Singapore, Orange, PCCW Global and PEACE officially signed their agreement to deploy the new submarine cable- PEACE Med.

NCC upbeat on cybersecurity campaign as Nigeria's Internet users hit 122.6 million

09-20-2019 | 06:38:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has remained upbeat in its commitment to sensitize telecom consumers across the country on the dangers of cybercrime.

[DR Congo] Go.Data mobile app boosts data collection in fight against Ebola

09-19-2019 | 12:41:46
Go.Data is a major innovation in outbreak investigation tools for field data collection.

[South Africa] Seacom boosts internet connectivity in Bloemfontein with launch of PoP node

09-19-2019 | 12:38:00
Seacom has launched a point of presence (PoP) in Bloemfontein, enabling delivery of a wider range of Seacom Business connectivity products to companies in South Africa's sixth-largest city.

SAP Africa Code Week enhances digital skills training capacity in Kenya

09-19-2019 | 11:23:19
More than 1100 Kenyan teachers have completed their digital skills training ahead of this year's Africa Code Week (ACW), which will take place across the continent in October.

[Kenya] Equity Bank’s EazzyBiz platform records 79 per cent growth boosted by uptake from SMEs, corporates

09-19-2019 | 06:37:30
The number of transactions conducted through EazzyBiz platform grew by 79 percent from 800,000 to 1.4 million during the first six months of the year, backed by continued uptake by Corporates and SMEs.

Angola’s taxman launches modern information center to bolster revenue collection

09-19-2019 | 06:32:49
The General Tax Administration (AGT) has as of today a Contact Center and a Tax Information Center (BI Showroom) to serve citizens and businesses.

[South Africa] rain commissions Africa’s first 5G network

09-19-2019 | 06:15:00
South African network operator rain is making 5G network available to its existing customers in certain parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane.

Angola Cables and TM Global successfully establish proof of concept a new cable route

09-19-2019 | 05:51:14
TM GLOBAL and Angola Cables have been exploring another alternative via a new express route connecting the southern hemisphere subsea cables from Asia directly to South America

[Kenya] Treasury Principal Secretary calls for automation of revenue collections

09-19-2019 | 05:32:00
Kenya's National Treasury Principal Secretary Dr. Julius Muia has expressed a need for a digital based software to track Duty and Value Addition Tax (VAT) in a bid to check revenue losses

ASUS partners with Jumia Kenya to strengthen its online presence

09-19-2019 | 05:20:23
ASUS has partnered with Jumia as the official distributor of all ASUS products under Jumia Mall in a bid to boost its market share.

OPPO appoints Ethan Xue as new President for Africa and Middle East

09-18-2019 | 14:29:36
Global smartphone brand OPPO, has announced the appointment of Ethan Xue as its new President in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Oracle to expand cloud infrastructure globally

09-18-2019 | 14:26:00
Technology company Oracle has announced plans to expand quickly its cloud infrastructure around the world for hosting customer applications.

Airtel Zambia launches 077 network code

09-18-2019 | 09:02:00
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has launched the 077 network code to add to its existing 097 numbering.

[Column] Deborah Fourie: Transforming visibility into supply chain efficiency

09-19-2019 | 10:50:19
Forbes Insights’ analysis of the supply chain industry believes that changes in the supply chain industry are being driven by advancing technology and the so-called ‘Amazon effect’

[Column] Ugan Maistry: Robotic Process Automation is the answer to Digital Transformation

09-18-2019 | 09:13:52
Businesses of tomorrow are the ones that can successfully transition from ‘things and people’ to ‘technology and networks’.

[Column] Karien Bornheim: Secure digital control

09-18-2019 | 04:33:00
The world is fast embracing the technology and potential of emergent solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and digital transformation.

[Column] Nick Durrant: Investing in digital experiences could make a difference

09-12-2019 | 09:59:18
Providing optimal digital experiences has become a key business differentiator, if companies don’t act quickly and put their customers first, they’ll lose their relevance and a majority of their revenue.

[Column] Wayne Spaumer: Artificial intelligence key to Africa’s future food security

09-11-2019 | 04:47:00
The cumulative view provided by the confluence of machine learning and decision making in conjunction with third-party data all hosted in the cloud, has given rise to artificial intelligence (AI) in agriculture.

[Column] Nikki Summers: Tech is making accounting invisible

09-09-2019 | 18:42:13
Technology is making accounting invisible. Algorithms, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) handle much of the accounting and compliance process.

[Column] Deon Geyser: Potential of 5G in Africa

09-05-2019 | 05:25:00
Africa is as capable of embracing the huge potential of this technology as the rest of the world, even within the limitations of existing infrastructure and complex connectivity challenges

[Column] Bernard Ford: Managing fixed assets efficiently is an art

09-04-2019 | 06:58:00
Modern cloud-based fixed asset management software helps today's businesses focus on their core competencies rather than complex IT processes.

[Column] Cathy Smith: Why revolutionary technologies will drive African prosperity

09-03-2019 | 07:10:59
Right now, we’re at a tipping point in Africa’s development. We’re hurtling headlong into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

[Column] Keith Mullan: Aging business systems fail to meet today's business demands

08-29-2019 | 11:40:29
Businesses need to adapt quickly as aging business systems (ERPs) fail to meet today's business demands. To survive, business leaders need to modernise and find more effective ways to run their businesses.

[Column] Josephine Wawira: Tearing down barriers for the growth of African rural e-commerce

08-28-2019 | 09:49:23
The rise and growth of e-commerce in the world and primarily in Africa has created a lot of business opportunities, not only in urban but also in rural areas.

[Column] Nik Steffny: The Platform - Tomorrows new economic sector

08-28-2019 | 05:59:24
This progressive phenomenon has succeeded in turning the service industry on its head, placing tremendous pressure on businesses to remain relevant and successful.

[Column] Mandla Mbonambi: DevSecOps - Five reasons why

08-28-2019 | 05:26:45
DevOps practices allow for development and operations to build, test, release and design software far faster and with greater agility.

[Column] Simon McCullough: Multi-cloud is redefining app development

08-23-2019 | 13:35:42
Let's take a look at how multi-cloud is changing the app development game and bringing previously siloed teams closer together.

[Column] Kathryn-Leigh Storm: Globalstar eliminates blind spots for business

08-22-2019 | 07:53:00
It’s ubiquity and capability allowing for organisations across multiple industries to communicate over vast distances and gain critical visibility into rural and remote locations.