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South Africa’s online retail jumps to over $2 billion

New research findings have revealed that in just two years, online retail in South Africa has more than doubled to over $2...

Cassava Fintech, Mastercard join hands to drive digital inclusion across Africa

Global payments technology company Mastercard, has signed a strategic partnership with Econet Group via its subsidiary Cassava Fintech International (Cassava Fintech), to...

SA IoT firm partners UNICEF to support COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Beyond, a South African Internet of things (IoT) solution provider, recently entered into a partnership with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to...

Mobile money transactions surge during pandemic

A dramatic acceleration in mobile money transactions occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic as lockdown restrictions limited access to cash and financial institutions.

Over 103 million users accessed free internet during COVID-19 peak in Africa

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, over 103 million mobile users in Africa benefited from free internet access, giving...

The impact of data protection challenges on digital transformation

Veeam, has released its Data Protection Report 2021 which highlighted that data protection challenges, COVID-19 and economic uncertainty are undermining organizations’ abilities...

Why security for tap to pay wearables is everyone’s responsibility

Tap and go is by no means a new technological development, but thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly popular...

How eCommerce is becoming South Africa’s new frontier

The rise of e-commerce in the country over the past year may have been driven by the pandemic, but it was long...

Darknet scammers are selling fake COVID-19 vaccines for up to $1,200

With the largest and most complex vaccination campaigns in history underway, scammers have taken advantage of the COVID-19 crisis and are selling...

Kenya Space Agency to launch nano-satellites into orbit

The Kenya Space Agency Board (KSAB) has announced that the country is set to launch nano-satellites and rockets into orbit in August...
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SpaceX, Google Cloud sign satellite connectivity deal

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has signed a deal with Google to deliver satellite internet connectivity services leveraging Starlink’s ability to provide high-speed broadband internet...

Telkom Kenya to create digital and financial services businesses

Telkom Kenya has announced it is creating two 100% wholly-owned subsidiaries to house its digital and financial services businesses in order to...

Chris Norton appointed Veeam Country Manager of Africa

Veeam Software, has announced the appointment of Chris Norton as Country Manager of Africa, responsible for the company’s continued investment and strong...

Why a wave of tech giants will come from Africa

There has been a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups as they are at a distinct advantage because they...