Africa Tech

MultiChoice, YES partner to create youth employment in South Africa

06-03-2020 | 15:10:00
MultiChoice Group (MCG) announces its partnership with the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative which has resulted in the creation of 400 new job opportunities.

[South Africa] Vodacom achieves Level 1 BBBEE status

06-03-2020 | 14:23:00
Vodacom Group announces that it has achieved the highest BBBEE contributor score of Level 1.

MainOne commences construction work at MDXi data center in Appolonia, Ghana

06-01-2020 | 08:49:00
West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider MainOne has commenced construction activities on the project with official site groundbreaking at the Appolonia City enclave in Ghana.

Check Point successfully unveils 'VandaTheGod', person behind 7-year hacktivism campaign

05-29-2020 | 13:53:00
Check Point has successfully brought down VandaTheGod, the person behind a 7-year hacktivism campaign

[Nigeria] GT Bank launches low cost health insurance product

05-29-2020 | 07:30:12
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has announced the launch of Beta Health, a low-cost health financing product that offers instant access to health insurance for every Nigerian.

MainOne partners with government, World Bank to deliver connectivity services into Burkina Faso

05-29-2020 | 07:21:00
Main One has been entrusted by the State of Burkina Faso, backed by the World Bank, to provide bulk connectivity services to a consortium of operators.

South Africa’s Mama Money expands global reach with Western Union

05-29-2020 | 07:19:04
Western Union and South Africa's Mama Money have joined forces to enable Mama Money customers to send money to their loved ones around the world via Western Union’s Global Network.

[Kenya] Check Point joins forces with Strathmore University to address cyber security skills shortage

05-28-2020 | 06:42:00
Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced that its Check Point SecureAcademy education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya.

[South Africa] Vodacom zero rates what3words website to help save lives

05-28-2020 | 06:13:39
Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa.

[South Africa] Nu Menu Solutions introduces Covid-19 prevention technologies

05-27-2020 | 07:08:00
Nu Menu Solutions has introduced two products which will help in ensuring the safety and health of individuals in public.

Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium deploys Infinera to double capacity on intercontinental cable system

05-26-2020 | 14:30:00
Infinera announced that Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1) has completed a significant upgrade with Infinera to boost capacity on its subsea network connecting East Asia to Europe via Egypt.

[Kenya] Safaricom’s Sanda Ojiambo appointed United Nations Global Compact Executive Director

05-26-2020 | 10:29:00
Sanda Ojiambo, Safaricom’s Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact has been appointed as the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Travel Africa Network selects Eutelsat to launch first HD African travel channel

05-26-2020 | 08:14:00
Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first High Definition African travel channel.

MTN is the most admired brand in Africa, survey

05-26-2020 | 08:09:00
MTN remains the ‘Most Admired African Brand’ based on spontaneous consumer responses in Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands 2020 survey.

Cassava Fintech announces release of a voice and video conferencing service

05-25-2020 | 09:35:00
Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a subsidiary of Econet Global, has announced the release of ‘Sasai TeamTalk’, a voice and video conferencing service that takes up to 20 people on one call.
 
Features

[Column] David Christie: Systems resilience in times of unprecedented disruption

05-27-2020 | 07:04:59
In the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, systems resilience is being tested like never before. IT and business leaders must ensure that their organisations can continue to operate through this unprecedented disruption.

[Column] Pankaj Bhula: Lack of preparedness can have serious consequences for cybersecurity

05-26-2020 | 14:08:00
The current global Coronavirus crisis has exposed many flaws and gaps in the way businesses operate, but what has become glaringly apparent is how organisations are not prepared to handle cybersecurity requirements of a remote workforce.

[Column] Freeman Addico: The key coronavirus lesson for Africa is "work is a task, not a place"

05-26-2020 | 09:30:35
The negative impact of the global Coronavirus lockdown on business and commercial operations around the world is grave.

[Column] Ronnie Toerien: The role of Human Capital Management in the new world of work

05-26-2020 | 09:28:44
The world of work has been changing for some time, particularly over the last decade as emerging technologies equipped enterprises with the tools to operate with greater efficiency.

[Column] Melissa Jantjies: Making sense out of big data through visualisation

05-22-2020 | 10:38:00
With a proliferation of data emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, data visualisation offers a fantastic opportunity to present all this information in an easy-to-digest format, and its applications are broad.

[Column] Cathy Smith: Why I am resolute in my afro-optimism despite the continent’s challenges

05-19-2020 | 06:38:03
It is becoming clear that most – if not all – our major social, economic and political decisions over the next few years will be made through the prism of the coronavirus and the ripple effects of the pandemic.

[Column] Garsen Naidu: A new remote culture, might just be the DNA for the ‘next normal’

05-18-2020 | 14:34:00
The Covid-19 crisis has, at least temporarily, brought thousands of people to the home office. The question is, what happens after the pandemic? Are companies returning to the old models with only physical presence?

[Column] Kirtan Sita: Laying the groundwork now for future business recovery

05-14-2020 | 15:17:42
The rapid global spread of COVID-19 has forced business, education, and social activities to be conducted virtually.

[Column] Garsen Naidu: The new normal calls for leadership with a human touch, virtually

05-11-2020 | 15:20:00
In recent years, working from home has been a perk for some. Suddenly it became an imperative for many, as demand for remote work soared globally in only a few weeks. This has been a profound shift for society at large.

[Column] Murat Sahinoglu: The million dollar question about 5G

05-09-2020 | 13:04:07
Experts are all eyeing 5G to open up monetisation opportunities for communication service providers (CSPs) beyond their traditional markets.

[Column] Helen Kruger: Proactive businesses will survive

05-06-2020 | 14:02:00
Business disruptions are becoming more common phenomena and can impact businesses of all sizes, this in turn can impact productivity, customer satisfaction, brand reputation and cause revenue loss.

[Column] Kirtan Sita: The next digital disruption awaits South Africa companies

05-06-2020 | 13:23:00
Businesses have evolved from using the internet economy (which was based on internet connectivity mainly to communicate with stakeholders) to the digital economy.

Africa debate whether to remain on-premise or move to the cloud

05-06-2020 | 13:18:00
Security, risk, data loss, and legislation. These are the primary concerns listed by organizations and government institutions when asked why they are reluctant to move to the cloud.

[Startup Interview] Terry Macharia, Founder, Secvate Solutions, Kenya

05-04-2020 | 14:09:00
Terry Macharia is a founder and Managing Partner at Secvate Solutions, an information technology startup domiciled in Nairobi Kenya that has since 2018 been offering customized software solutions, cyber security consultancy and data analytics.

[Column] Vukani Mngxati: Enabling remote workers at scale during Covid-19

04-30-2020 | 06:55:38
COVID-19 has turned into a global crisis, evolving at unprecedented speed and scale. Experts don't know how long it will take to contain the virus.