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South Africa’s port operations disrupted by cyber attack

South African state-owned freight company Transnet has been hit by a cyber attack that has disrupted container operations at its port in...

Top 5 schemes cybercriminals are running at the Olympic Games

Cybercriminals have no limit when it comes to creating new ways to take advantage and the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic games which came...

IFC invests $25 million to boost digital access in Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it has invested in a new fund called the Digital Infrastructure Fund by Convergence...

Ride-hailing app Little expands into Ethiopia

Kenyan ride-hailing firm Little is expanding to Ethiopia joining Safaricom and several other Kenyan firms in the race to crack the Ethiopian market...

Vodacom switches on live 5G in SA’s Mpumalanga Province

Vodacom has become the first network provider to switch on a live 5G mobile network in Mpumalanga province’s Mbombela Municipality in South...

Africa overwhelmed by mobile fraud

Latest research has revealed that from January 2021 to June 2021, about 19% of mobile payment transactions in Africa were made without...

Mobile and Apps

Apps you should consider removing from your Android smartphone

After you’ve had your Android smartphone for six months or a year, it will inevitably become cluttered with unneeded apps. Many of...

Africa overwhelmed by mobile fraud

Latest research has revealed that from January 2021 to June 2021, about 19% of mobile payment transactions in Africa were made without...

Clubhouse app now allows anyone to join as competition grows

As competition in audio chat services grows, live audio app Clubhouse has removed its invite system to allow anyone to join the...

The role mobile technology plays in Africa

With smartphones becoming more accessible and affordable, and network coverage growing stronger, the uptake of mobile technology is in a good space...

5 ways to keep your Android device data private

Smartphone users are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of privacy in an age when companies are collecting personal data for a...

Xiaomi smartphone shipments to Africa grow by 150%

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, has pipped Apple to second place for the first time ever in Q2 smartphone shipments with a 17%...

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TELECOMS

Vodacom, Nokia successfully test superfast optical network

Vodacom South Africa and Nokia have successfully tested the mobile operator’s nationwide optical transmission network to deliver superfast transmission through Nokia’s Photonic...

New deadline for SIM registration in Nigeria

For the sixth time, Nigeria has extended the registration deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to October...

Vodacom switches on live 5G in SA’s Mpumalanga Province

Vodacom has become the first network provider to switch on a live 5G mobile network in Mpumalanga province’s Mbombela Municipality in South...

Orange submits expression of interest for Ethio Telecom stake

French telecoms giant Orange Group has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatisation of Ethiopia's state owned Ethio...

NCC clarifies Airtel Nigeria’s operating licence status

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made a clear the air statement that the mobile operating licence for Airtel Nigeria has not...

South Sudan launches first locally-owned mobile network

South Sudan has launched Digitel Network, the country’s first-ever mobile network operator owned by local investors. The the historic...

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

IFC invests $25 million to boost digital access in Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it has invested in a new fund called the Digital Infrastructure Fund by Convergence...

Coca-Cola to open new digital delivery hub in South Africa

Beverages giant Coca-Cola is set to open a new digital delivery hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the company continues with its...

ATU and Huawei ink deal to boost digital transformation in Africa

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with tech giant Huawei to boost digital transformation capacity for...

Morocco’s inwi taps Enreach to advance digital transformation

Moroccan telecommunications operator inwi, has entered a strategic partnership with Enreach group to launch a state-of-the-art unified communications solution for businesses in...

Uganda secures $200 million for digital transformation projects

Uganda has secured $200 million from the World Bank to accelerate digital transformation and inclusiveness in the country through a new initiative...

5 defining characteristics of real digital transformation

Companies have been pursuing digital transformation for years now, but there is not always consensus on what that means. Even the most experienced IT...

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Top 5 schemes cybercriminals are running at the Olympic Games

Cybercriminals have no limit when it comes to creating new ways to take advantage and the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic games which came...

Online University of the People increases its focus on South Africa

University of the People (UoPeople) has announced its plans to increase its reach amongst South African students searching for affordable, accessible, quality...

Mobile money set to take South Africa by storm

Mobile money has seen massive uptake in Africa over the last decade, however, South Africa has lagged due to the country’s stringent...

10 steps to become a Linux Samurai, and a hero to your fellow developer

The beauty of Linux is that it is made by programmers, for programmers. It can run on almost any hardware and there...

Cellulant, Link Commerce pen deal to enable seamless purchases from global retailers

Pan-African payments company, Cellulant has partnered with Link Commerce, a turn-key B2B eCommerce platform, to enable consumers in Africa to purchase goods...

SMS firewalls are the gateway for securing A2P SMS messaging channels

Despite the influx of Over the Top (OTT) messaging solutions in recent years, Application-to- Person (A2P) SMS messaging remains the most widely...

How AI technology can beat cybercriminals at their own game

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is a powerful technology, and because of this, it holds great potential for exploitation by cybercriminals. Considering this, the...

Top Ten Reasons to Go to the Cloud

Simplify operational complexities with modern cloud solutions Parting ways with a legacy solution isn’t always easy. The old, familiar...

Opinion & Analysis

10 steps to become a Linux Samurai, and a hero to your fellow developer

The beauty of Linux is that it is made by programmers, for programmers. It can run on almost any hardware and there...

SMS firewalls are the gateway for securing A2P SMS messaging channels

Despite the influx of Over the Top (OTT) messaging solutions in recent years, Application-to- Person (A2P) SMS messaging remains the most widely...

How digital is making healthcare smarter

It may sound counterintuitive but one of the major challenges governments across the globe faced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic...

Microinsurance can mirror mobile money boom in Africa – if the conditions are right

When it comes to mobile money, there’s no doubt that Africa leads the world. From humble beginnings as a peer-to-peer money transfer...

6 Ways to boost business leads in a digital environment

Encouraging a steady stream of high-quality new business leads will always be a priority for organisations, whether you’re in retail or real...

Connectivity, collaboration, competition: The 3 essential Cs for Africa’s growth

Africa’s population growth is rapidly accelerating. In fact, forecasters predict that the continent’s population will nearly triple by 2050. This could pose...

Why SA healthcare providers should adopt a long-term telehealth strategy

Only one doctor is available for every 1,250 patients in South Africa, across its vast expanse, with an urgent need to increase...

Most Read Stories

Twitter temporarily suspends Julius Malema

Twitter, temporarily suspended South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema, from posting on its platform on Tuesday.

How to enable your remote workforce in the new normal

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the way businesses are operating but it will also impact the way in which they...

Samsung regains top spot for smartphone makers – IDC

The worldwide smartphone market showed signs of improvement in the third quarter of 2020 (3Q20) with shipments declining just 1.3% year over...

VEON sells Omnium Telecom stake to FNI in Algeria

Netherlands-based connectivity and internet services provider VEON, has announced that it has exercised its put option to sell the entirety of its...

Before you migrate to cloud, make sure you are properly prepared

The majority of businesses know that they need to leverage cloud technology in order to survive and thrive. The Covid-19 pandemic only...

Telkom joins forces with Frogfoot to expand Fibre-to-the-Home coverage

Telkom South Africa has selected the country’s third-largest fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) provider Frogfoot, as its third party fibre network operator as of 2...

Gadgets and Hardware

Huawei MateBook 14 to launch in South Africa soon

Huawei is set to launch its latest mid-range laptop, the MateBook 14 in South Africa soon. The device features...

New HP Chromebook powers cloud experiences for hybrid work environments

HP has introduced its newest computing device, the HP Pro c640 G2 Chromebook, to help people stay connected, engaged, and productive, wherever...

MEA PC market posts highest growth for 15 years

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PC) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, recorded...

Huawei upgrades its MateBook series

Huawei, has made impressive enhancements to its laptop range of the Huawei MateBook series which include the MateBook X Pro 2021, MateBook...

Company News

Sage elevates automation with new SARS eFiling integration

Cloud business management solutions provider Sage, has announced the release of VAT eFiling for Sage Business Cloud Accountants Edition, available to all...

BCX attains VMware cloud verification status

South African end-to-end digital service provider BCX, has now achieved the cloud verification status from global computing and virtualisation technology company, VMware....

TinSky leverages Intelsat FlexMove for universal satellite connectivity

Satellite hardware and technical services provider TinSky Connect has partnered with satellite connectivity giant Intelsat, to offer the Intelsat FlexMove managed service...

IFS pens distribution deal with Technodyn to extend growth in Sub Saharan Africa

Cloud enterprise software provider IFS has selected Technodyn to distribute its procudcts across Sub-Saharan Africa. According to a statement,...

Sme and startup

Zoho Invoice now offered for free to empower SMEs

Global technology company Zoho Corporation, has announced that it is now offering its online invoicing solution, Zoho Invoice completely free of cost to...

More African regions to emerge as leading startup and investment hubs

On the back of Cape Town being recognised as the tech capital of Africa, topping international rankings for foreign direct investment strategy,...

6 tips to set up your small business’s Wi-Fi network

When it comes to connecting your office to the rest of the world, it requires a bit more forethought than simply looking...

9 out of 10 SMEs use M-Pesa for payments in Kenya – survey

A new survey in Kenya has revealed that about nine in ten small and medium enterprises (SMEs) use mobile money platform M-Pesa...

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