Africa Tech

[Kenya] Jumia appeals to local manufacturers with 50% lower commissions

02-26-2020 | 08:58:58
In a move aimed at encouraging more local manufacturers to sell online, e-commerce leader Jumia is now extending a 50% reduction on commissions for locally produced products sold on the platform.

[South Africa] Bluegrass grows its Umbraco skillset

02-26-2020 | 08:45:00
Content management system (CMS) provider Bluegrass Digital has expanded its Umbraco skillset by introducing another three Umbraco Certified Professionals.

[South Africa] SAFCOIN launches Africa’s first blockchain-powered freelance jobs marketplace

02-26-2020 | 08:15:00
SAFCOIN, an exclusive African cryptocurrency, has launched Africa’s first blockchain-powered micro jobs platform, aimed at connecting businesses and gig economy workers across Africa, for free.

[Ghana] AirtelTigo launches unlimited call bundles

02-26-2020 | 06:02:00
Ghana’s telecom operator AirtelTigo has launched new “Unlimited Call Bundles” to make life even simpler for its customers

[Libya] ATIB selects Temenos to accelerate digital banking transformation

02-26-2020 | 05:57:19
Libyan Assaray Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB) has selected Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact to power its digital transformation.

[Kenya] Glovo opens Glover Technical Centre in Nairobi

02-26-2020 | 05:41:00
On-demand Technology delivery firm Glovo has launched a new technical center in Nairobi in a bid to enhance its service levels to consumers and riders.

[South Africa] Cloud market moving from supply-driven to demand-driven, says Routed

02-26-2020 | 05:34:00
While the enterprise sector has taken time to embrace the cloud-concept, we have noted an increase in demand from these organisations.

[Kenya] Safaricom’s integrated mobile platform DigiFarm wins Global Mobile Award

02-26-2020 | 05:26:00
Safaricom’s integrated mobile platform DigiFarm has been named the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO).

Payfort and valU unveil “Buy Now, Pay Monthly” option targeting Egyptian consumers

02-25-2020 | 12:56:00
Payfort has partnered with MENA’s Fintech innovation of the year, valU for installment sales services, to offer payment plans to a wide group of renowned ecommerce stores.

[Kenya] Safaricom joins valuable 500 disability inclusion movement

02-25-2020 | 12:47:00
Safaricom has joined the Valuable 500, a movement that brings together CEO’s responsible for huge organisations to put disability inclusion on the global business leadership agenda.

Siemens Gamesa unveils 59 megawatts wind farm in Djibouti

02-25-2020 | 12:38:00
The 59 MW wind farm built by Siemens Gamesa will almost double the Djibouti’s current installed power generation capacity.

[South Africa] Luno introduces Ripple to its platform

02-25-2020 | 09:00:00
As altcoins continue to perform well this year, South Africa’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has added the ability for its customers to trade Ripple (XRP) on its platform.

Openserve completes repair of SAT3/WASC line offshore Congo

02-25-2020 | 06:55:00
South Africa's Openserve says it has received confirmation from the cable ship Leon Thevenin that the portion of the SAT3/WASC repair offshore Congo has been completed.

[South Africa] Compensation Fund introduces new system to improve service delivery

02-25-2020 | 06:50:28
In an effort to facilitate easy access for claimants particularly the injured workers, the Department of Employment and Labour Compensation Funds' (CF) has replaced the old system, UMEHLUKO, and introduced COMPEASY.

[Nigeria] Carbon launches USSD service to enhance access to finance

02-24-2020 | 09:40:40
Carbon, the Pan-African digital financial services company, has introduced a USSD service to its platform, making it even easier for individuals that have little or no access to smartphones or the internet to access the financial services.
 
Features

[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: Oh, it’s digital, again

02-26-2020 | 08:26:00
Digital transformation is not leaving anyone behind. It’s the hero in its own disruptive movie, ensuring the safety of everyone in distress by taking them to places that nobody is entirely sure they understand.

[Startup Interview] Rich Cheary, CEO, PT SportSuite, South Africa

02-26-2020 | 06:15:00
PT SportSuite is a South African company whose mission is to digitally disrupt the sporting industry’s media landscape by allowing sporting organisations to operate like commercially-minded modern media houses.

[Startup Interview] Reuben Abuloye, CEO, Buyavrika, Nigeria

02-25-2020 | 14:46:02
Reuben Abuloye is the CEO of Buyavrika, a Nigeria-based startup that provides an online market place for African Art and African inspired wear.

[Startup Interview] Freeman Addico, CEO, Addicnet, Ghana

02-25-2020 | 14:30:18
With customers spread across 10 countries, Pan-African cloud computing and ecommerce solutions provider Addicnet is redefining cloud computing landscape in the continent through its unique offerings.

[Startup Interview] Ali Messoudi, President, Transpare, Morocco

02-25-2020 | 14:11:00
Transpare is a Morocco-based startup offering a digital platform targeting shippers and freight forwarders.

The South African Data Center market and the Eskom threat

02-21-2020 | 07:40:00
South Africa is facing an acute electricity crisis. Since last September, South African electricity customers have been subjected to wide-scale load-shedding.

Airtel Africa Results Analysis: The turnaround continues

02-21-2020 | 07:35:06
Airtel recently reported the financial results of its African operations, for the period ending December 2019. Here key insights from the numbers:

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: What must I do ... I've been hacked

02-20-2020 | 10:32:00
With all the hype around cyber-attacks and every single cyber security enterprise talking about cyber resilience to improve a business’ security posture, nobody really knows what to do once they've been hacked.

[Column] Maxim Fetisov: Mobile Lending – Non-traditional data in credit decision making

02-20-2020 | 05:18:00
Retail lending in Kenya has taken a unique path. It has skipped some stages typical for developed markets and climbed to heights that can be admired and envied.

[Column] Karien Bornheim: The intelligent mine - The real world in sensors

02-20-2020 | 04:32:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become many things in the mining industry. A canary that uses sensors to monitor underground air quality, a medic that monitors healthcare.

[Column] Kyle Condon: Beware - Gender-based cybercrime

02-19-2020 | 03:48:43
South Africans are called to raise their awareness and their defences to counter gender-based cybercrimes. This raised awareness also applies to the world of cybercrime.

[Startup Interview] Peter Muturi, Director, Pertom Digital, Kenya

02-18-2020 | 09:14:00
Peter Muturi is the Director of Pertom Digital an IT startup offering its services in Kenya.

[Column] Tamara Parker: Digitization, unemployment and the future of work in South Africa

02-13-2020 | 07:48:28
In less than a month, South Africa has witnessed a massive wave of rentrenchments, as companies across multiple sectors have announced job cuts running into almost 10,000.

[Column] Baljeet Nagi: Four important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chain

02-13-2020 | 05:16:00
Also referred to as the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is synonymous with smart technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more

[Column] Jiten Vyas: Why E-Visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller

02-12-2020 | 10:45:53
As overseas travellers continue to grow by leaps and bounds each year, in the present digital era, technology plays a major role in determining the way travel is planned and decisions are made.