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UN unveils data portal to track Africa’s progress on SDGs

The United Nations (UN) through its 17 regional entities, has launched the Africa UN Data for Development Platform, which will serve as...

Phishing attacks in Africa decline but spam email still a threat

Sub-Saharan Africa’s major technology hubs saw a reduction in the number of phishing attacks recorded for the first half of this...

Africell to shut down Uganda operations

Mobile operator Africell, announced it was ending operations in Uganda where it has faced tough competition from the local units of...

DStv plans to allow subscribers to choose own channels

Pay-TV broadcaster Multichoice is planning a new and cheaper DStv Flex package which will see the unbundling of the premium package...

South Africa eases restrictions, moves to level 2 lockdown

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced in a televised address to the nation on Sunday evening that the country has moved...

Clickatell enhances digital commerce offering with Chat 2 Pay

Clickatell, a mobile communications and chat commerce service provider, has launched Chat 2 Pay, a solution that delivers a simple way...

Mobile and Apps

Huawei’s DIGIX Lab set to transform app developer experience

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is set to launch the DIGIX Lab, a Huawei Developer Hub on 21 September 2021 in Johannesburg,...

TECNO Mobile to launch Spark 7 series in South Africa

The 5000mAh battery retains phone power for an incredible 14 days without recharging TECNO Mobile, Africa’s top smartphone...

Google fined $177 Million for anti-competitive behaviour

Technology giant Google has been fined $177 million for the abuse of its dominant position by South Korea’s competition watchdog -...

Apple unveils new iPhone 13 range with major upgrades

iPhone manufacturer Apple Inc. has unveiled a range of new iPhones at a product launch event, as the company seeks to attract...

WhatsApp end-to-end encryption – what you need to know

The popular messaging platform WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption is used when you message another person using WhatsApp Messenger. End-to-end encryption ensures only you...

Nigeria smartphone market grows as demand for affordable devices increases

The Nigeria smartphone market grew 2.0% in unit terms quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q2 2021, according to the latest figures...

Cloud

TELECOMS

Ethiopia opens bids for stake in Ethio Telecom

As the government of Ethiopia looks to sell a 40% stake in state-owned telecommunications service provider Ethio Telecom, private investors have...

Nigeria gets nod for 5G roll out

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the deployment of the 5G (Fifth Generation Network) in the country.

MTN SA partners Nokia to advance 5G infrastructure

Mobile operator, MTN South Africa has partnered with Nokia, to drive its voice core evolution and network modernization in South Africa,...

Africell to shut down Uganda operations

Mobile operator Africell, announced it was ending operations in Uganda where it has faced tough competition from the local units of...

Ghana to begin SIM registration in October

Ghana has confirmed that the delayed national SIM card re-registration exercise will begin on 1 October and run until 31 March 2022, after...

Vodacom rolls out 5G network in SA’s Free State province

Vodacom Central Region has switched on 5G mobile network in Mangaung Municipal District, in the Free State province of South Africa.

Security

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

ATU and Nokia sign MoU to accelerate digital transformation in Africa

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) and Nokia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digital transformation and the knowledge...

Cellulant, Gainde 2000 partner to advance digitization of payments for African Governments

Cellulant has entered into a 5-year partnership with Senegal based Gainde 2000 to offer an end to end Pan-African technology infrastructure...

5 reasons why 70% of digital transformations fail

Prior to the pandemic, digital transformation was likely a top goal for many companies, but for a handful, it was not....

The digital transformation of Africa’s transport sector is inevitable

The digital transformation of the transport sector has become inevitable, as it was one of the industries to be hit hard...

Use of collaboration tools rises 44% as pandemic surges

The uptake of collaboration tools for work over the past two years has seen a sharp rise, reaching 44% since the...

What is driving digital transformation in South Africa?

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa massively disrupted the market. Suddenly, people were forced to work remotely with the...

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Nutanix names Adam Tarbox as VP of EMEA Channel Sales

Hybrid multicloud computing service provider Nutanix, has announced the promotion of Adam Tarbox to the position of Vice President of EMEA...

Telkom’s Yep! moves to help SMMEs thrive in the digital economy

Telkom Business's online marketplace Yep!, has introduced new digital solutions as part of the Yellow Pages digital suite, to help SMMEs...

Huawei’s DIGIX Lab set to transform app developer experience

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) is set to launch the DIGIX Lab, a Huawei Developer Hub on 21 September 2021 in Johannesburg,...

TECNO Mobile to launch Spark 7 series in South Africa

The 5000mAh battery retains phone power for an incredible 14 days without recharging TECNO Mobile, Africa’s top smartphone...

Google fined $177 Million for anti-competitive behaviour

Technology giant Google has been fined $177 million for the abuse of its dominant position by South Korea’s competition watchdog -...

DStv plans to allow subscribers to choose own channels

Pay-TV broadcaster Multichoice is planning a new and cheaper DStv Flex package which will see the unbundling of the premium package...

Ethiopia opens bids for stake in Ethio Telecom

As the government of Ethiopia looks to sell a 40% stake in state-owned telecommunications service provider Ethio Telecom, private investors have...

Agri-Tech start-up Releaf secures $4.2 million to boost food processing in Nigeria

Agri-tech start-up, Releaf, has raised a total of $4.2 million in seed funding and grants to support the development and scaling...

Opinion & Analysis

Is Africa’s energy sector ready for more data centres?

Being able to connect to the internet means opening up all the benefits and possibilities of developed countries to the people...

Three critical steps to gain control of your data

Data has never been more important, and as digitalisation has accelerated, businesses are generating more of it than ever before. In...

How to be a digital solopreneur in 2021

Running an online business on one’s own is part of the new wave of entrepreneurship. Young adults who want to be the...

Women are steadily climbing the technology stack, says Veeam’s Lisa Strydom

As South Africa celebrates Women's Month, Veeam's senior manager says women possess all the skills to enjoy successful IT careers

When ransomware strikes, can you recover fast enough?

Ransomware attacks have become increasingly common, and they are even available on the dark Web to purchase as a service. There...

Hybrid working is the way forward, here’s how to get it right for your business

In a recent survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which included almost 209,000 participants in 190 countries, South Africa emerged as...

Data breach costs skyrocket during pandemic – IBM report

According to an IBM Security study, data breaches in South Africa now cost businesses R46 million on average. This is the...

Most Read Stories

Artificial intelligence and edge computing: a match made in IT heaven

Artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing are certainly both industry buzzwords in their own right. Implementation of AI by businesses has grown...

Ukheshe launches track & trace to assist with Covid-19 infection alerts

South African SMME Ukheshe, a digital banking platform, has launched a track and trace service using its existing payment ecosystem to assist consumers...

Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021

Global research firm Gartner, has announced the top strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2021. The findings were presented...

Benin goes on digital offensive against COVID-19

COTONOU, Benin - After the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Benin, within four days, the West African nation had set up a...

Spotlight – New IT roles you’ve never heard of

A Cisco report on IT trends says new jobs to address changing IT needs include business translator, network guardian and network detective.

Cybersecurity reimagined for the CISO

Despite the technological innovation taking place, companies would do well to remain focused on ensuring their IT fundamentals are in place before rushing to...

Gadgets and Hardware

Southern Africa PC and Tablet market shakes off challenges to record growth

Southern Africa's personal computing devices (PCD) market, which comprises desktops, notebooks, and tablets, recorded year-on-year (YoY) growth of 20.1% growth in...

PC Gaming numbers to jump over 1.8 billion by 2024

Despite the looming threat of mobile gaming, PC games are still a huge revenue-generating machine bringing billions of dollars of profit each...

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...

Company News

iOCO enables local legacy transitions with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Fortinet’s Secure Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solution has shone recently as enterprises have had to shift from legacy infrastructure to...

iOCO expands in the UK

Integrated technology services company iOCO has expanded its international presence in the UK and Europe, a move which is in line...

Exclusive Networks pens deal with Networks Unlimited to explore expansion into Africa

Exclusive Networks, a global cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure, has signed an agreement with Networks Unlimited with the intention to pursue discussions...

Nutanix, Red Hat partner to deliver open hybrid multicloud solutions

Enterprise open-source solutions provider Red Hat, has entered a strategic partnership with hybrid multi-cloud computing firm Nutanix, to enable a powerful solution...

Sme and startup

Telkom’s Yep! moves to help SMMEs thrive in the digital economy

Telkom Business's online marketplace Yep!, has introduced new digital solutions as part of the Yellow Pages digital suite, to help SMMEs...

Agri-Tech start-up Releaf secures $4.2 million to boost food processing in Nigeria

Agri-tech start-up, Releaf, has raised a total of $4.2 million in seed funding and grants to support the development and scaling...

How to be a digital solopreneur in 2021

Running an online business on one’s own is part of the new wave of entrepreneurship. Young adults who want to be the...

78% of retail SMEs in MEA region optmistic about future – study

Recent data has revealed that Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) confidence across most sectors is on the rise, despite the impact of...

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