Africa Tech

Smart Africa launches Africa wide coordinated response to COVID-19

03-30-2020 | 13:39:00
Smart Africa has launched a continent-wide technology based coordinated impact response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for Africa.

JSE,TMS launch virtual AGMs for clients to engage with shareholders

03-30-2020 | 11:55:00
JSE has partnered with TMS to launch the first virtual AGMs in South Africa to enable clients to engage with shareholders when the country is faced with tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kaspersky offers free endpoint security products to medics to tackle Covid-19

03-27-2020 | 09:54:32
Kaspersky has announced free availability of its core endpoint security products for medical organisations, in order to help them stay protected from cyberthreats during the pandemic.

[South Africa] Vodacom launches lending facility targeting SMMEs

03-27-2020 | 06:27:28
South Africa’s Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) sector is expected to come under even greater pressure as Government puts extraordinary measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

[Kenya] Safaricom partners with public transport sector players to collect fares through M-pesa

03-27-2020 | 06:19:04
Safaricom has rolled out a partnership with public transport sector players to accept cashless payments through M-PESA in the ongoing battle to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

Konnect Africa targets 3,600 DR Congo schools with high speed internet

03-26-2020 | 14:26:00
Konnect Africa, Schoolap and Flash Services have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to connect several thousand schools across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Internet.

Credit Agricole Egypt launches third digital channel to improve customer interaction

03-26-2020 | 14:22:00
Credit Agricole Egypt has extended its digital user experience and launched the third digital channel “desktop channel”.

[south Africa] Department of Science and Innovation COVID-19 research under way

03-26-2020 | 12:34:00
South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is working with several partners to investigate the efficacy of repurposing existing drugs to assist in halting the COVID-19 virus.

Radwin collaborates with mobax to deploy wireless broadband solutions across South Africa

03-26-2020 | 11:53:00
Radwin, the global wireless broadband provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Mobax, a telecommunications and technology company in South Africa.

WorldRemit partners with Paykii to enable international bill payments

03-26-2020 | 09:31:00
Online international money transfer company WorldRemit has joined forces with Paykii to launch international bill payments using the WorldRemit app or website.

MTN and Ericsson commence Network Managed Operations in Benin

03-26-2020 | 09:28:00
MTN Benin has extended its long-term relationship with Ericsson to provide world-class managed services, including Network Operations Center, Field Services in Radio, Core and Transmission in Benin.

Nearly a billion used smartphones set to enter the market, study

03-25-2020 | 15:01:00
5G smartphone upgrades could see nearly a billion used devices enter the market across the globe in 2020.

Benin unveils online platform for business registration

03-25-2020 | 12:13:00
Benin this month took its business registration processes 100 per cent digital, setting up an efficient, new online single window that houses all regulatory processes needed to open a business in record time.

[Kenya] Afya Rekod launches AI consumer data driven platform to curb Corona pandemic

03-25-2020 | 12:10:00
Kenyan health tech startup Afya Rekod is sprinting to launch its artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain built consumer driven health data platform amidst the corona virus pandemic.

[South Africa] Vodacom zero rates more sites, pushes for more free messages on COVID-19

03-25-2020 | 11:42:00
Working in partnership with the Department of Health, Vodacom has made access to the official South African COVID-19 100% free for customers with a device to access without data or airtime.
 
Features

[Column] Rentia Booysen: It is time to adopt multi-cloud

03-27-2020 | 10:04:17
Companies have been preparing for a multi-cloud world for some time, even if they were not aware of doing so.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: Being alert to cyber threats while working at home

03-25-2020 | 13:23:00
The world is in chaos and everyone is vulnerable, this is the ideal situation for opportunistic cyber attackers who are constantly infiltrating networks and accessing large volumes of data, putting millions of people at risk.

[Column] Alain Tshal: Cybercrime and security controls SMEs should adopt

03-25-2020 | 09:12:53
SMEs are the perfect victims for cybercrime. Focused on getting their businesses off the ground, they are oblivious of the vast amounts of data they're accumulating.

[Startup Interview] Cyrus Mulinge, CEO, Trots Technologies, Kenya

03-24-2020 | 14:37:00
Africa Business Communities interviews the Cyrus Mulinge, the CEO of Trots Technologies, a Kenyan based mobile commerce platform.

[Column] Garsen Naidu: Reskilling workforce to embrace the fourth industrial revolution

03-20-2020 | 13:28:21
While automation and digital technologies are disrupting the workplace as we traditionally know it, it has become imperative for organizations to start reskilling their workforce.

[Column] Soromfe Uzomah: Tech making it easier for SMEs to do business in Africa

03-20-2020 | 11:42:04
Last year’s World Bank Doing Business report indicate the overall business climate in sub-Saharan Africa is steadily improving.

[Column] John Woollam: Remote working in the wake of coronavirus pandemic

03-17-2020 | 12:06:48
With the coronavirus pandemic declared a national disaster in South Africa, businesses need to consider how they are going to maintain normal operations if employees are quarantined, or asked to stay home.

[Column] Lee Naik: Rediscovering humanity in a tech world

03-16-2020 | 13:06:54
From the Black Mirror series to the recent Terminator sequel, Hollywood keeps showing us pessimistic visions of the future.

[Column] Andy Papastefanou: eSignatures- A modern system of agreement

03-12-2020 | 05:55:00
In the digital age, the world is innovating at an exponential rate. As 4IR drives digital transformation, electronic signatures are becoming ever more prevalent. Now the question arises; how does one prove consent?

[Startup Interview] Nathaniel Ndegwa, Managing Director, Tipping Point Media, Kenya

03-11-2020 | 12:44:00
Nathaniel Ndegwa is the Managing Director of Tipping Point Media, a Kenyan digital marketing startup that has now grown its clientele to 15 countries.

[Column] Andrew Skudder: Digital trends that will shape the construction industry in 2020

03-11-2020 | 12:09:00
From cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), to 5G and mobility, a key trend in 2020 is the accelerated digitization of construction companies.

[Column] Georgie Midgley: Gig economy can bolster job creation in Africa

03-11-2020 | 08:54:16
Artificial intelligence, blockchain architecture, robotics, cryptocurrencies, virtual reality - these concepts are all going to disrupt the way humans work, live and interact.

[Column] Steve Tzikakis: Moving from improving customer's experience to revolutionizing it

03-10-2020 | 14:12:00
Senior business leaders often ask me what new technology they should be investing in to improve their customer experience and loyalty.

[Column] Nancy Kiarie: Women in the digital gig economy

03-10-2020 | 07:23:50
The world is increasingly going digital and technology that could only be imagined a decade ago is now reality.

[Column] Joel Chacko: Harnessing the value of cloud by rethinking how new services are operated

03-06-2020 | 09:13:21
As companies embark on their application and data modernisation programmes and look to the cloud and infrastructure required to support their plans, most land on a hybrid cloud strategy.