Mobile network operators will play a crucial role in providing the infrastructure ecosystem that will enable other industries to harness the benefits of digitisation and implement new age solutions that will be brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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High performing networks key to drive Fourth Industrial Revolution

Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, has joined forces with RESOLVE, the Washington DC based non-profit environmental and health organisation, to develop a revolutionary, satellite-enabled solution to safeguard endangered wildlife across the African continent.

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Inmarsat joins forces with RESOLVE to revolutionise fight to protect African wildlife

The intelligence era - looking beyond storageWe are witnessing the dawn of the intelligence era, which is signifying a fundamental shift in the storage landscape.
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The intelligence era – looking beyond storage

The road ahead will be exciting and challenging. We are only at the start of the massive transformation that digital technology will bring to the world. 

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The fourth industrial revolution could spark a wave of small business innovation in East Africa

What can a culture of data literacy and transcendent BI do for your business?The real value of data lies not in its volume, but in the threads that are pulled to untangle potential, tell powerful business stories and provide the clarity needed to pull the right business levers to redefine the future.
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What can a culture of data literacy and transcendent BI do for your business?

No environment is immune to cyber attacksCheck Point Software Technologies, a provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, released its “Cyber Attack Trends: 2019 Mid-Year Report”, revealing that no environment is immune to cyber attacks.
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No environment is immune to cyber attacks

WISER is a nonprofit that provides quality education to girls in rural Kenya, with a particular focus on STEM and health education. 

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STEM Education Builds New Futures in Rural Kenya

A new app created by Hello Paisa makes it possible for Zimbabweans in South Africa to send essential goods and groceries back home.

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Malaicha.com makes Life Easier for Zimbabweans in South Africa

3 apps for the price of oneReact Native simplifies app development
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3 apps for the price of one

City of Cape Town partners with Africa Tech WeekAfrica Tech Week will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and leaders of the tech world to equip them and their organisations with the tools necessary to excel in twenty-first century business.
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City of Cape Town partners with Africa Tech Week

DPO Group, the leading African Payment Service Provider (PSP) has today announced its acquisition of PayFast, one of the largest payment processors in South Africa. 

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DPO Group acquires PayFast in major deal for African online payments sector

How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poachingWhile various anti-rhino poaching strategies have helped curb this illegal activity, nature conservationists and other relevant role-players still lack real-time data about rhino behaviour that could provide crucial information of imminent poaching activities. This is according to Dr SP le Roux who recently obtained his doctorate in electronic engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU).
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Image source: [[www.gettyimages.com Gallo/Getty]]</span>The constant evolution in technology, at an ever-increasing pace, is changing our world and our working environment. The impact of technology is reshaping occupations and new job categories are beginning to appear on the market requiring “hybrid skills”.



Not only will staff have to know how to do their traditional job as in the past, but they will also be expected to have knowledge of the technological world that is evolving around them.



The combination of the two will create hybrid positions that are in great demand but for which there is little supply. An example of this hybridisation is marketing roles that require an understanding of sophisticated statistical analysis tools and even data science.
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Developing hybrid skills: How tech and AI are reshaping the hospitality job market

MTN Nigeria has announced that its subsidiary, Yello Digital Financial Services Limited (“YDFS”) has been granted a full Super Agent Licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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MTN Nigeria progresses on Fintech strategy following Central Bank award of full Super Agent Licence

Google’s cloud computing unit unveiled an expanded partnership with software maker VMware, as the Alphabet division seeks to catch up to rivals that have similar deals.

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Google, VMware expand cloud partnership

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA), in partnership with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), hosted the 7th Africa Domain Names Systems under the theme: Building Trust in the African DNS Industry for a Thriving Digital Economy.

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DNS conference concluded in Gaborone

Africa is at the cutting edge of innovation, driving home-grown cashless solutions which open digital banking to more people.

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Africa at the cutting edge of home grown cashless innovations

Mobile Money usage in Ghana is the highest within the West African Sub Region, according to a latest GSMA Report on Mobile Economy West Africa 2019.

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Ghana tops MoMo usage in West Africa Sub Region

For cybersecurity success, double-down on developing better detectorsThe basis of threat detection in security operations centres over the past decade has predominantly relied on rules, commonly defined by SIEM vendors.
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For cybersecurity success, double-down on developing better detectors

City Power ransomware attack 'no surprise'The ransomware attack that shut down Johannesburg City Power’s systems for several hours last week is not surprising, given the high level of vulnerabilities at utilities and crucial infrastructure, says GECI.
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City Power ransomware attack ‘no surprise’

#PODCAST: How I Built This: Reuben Louw's greatest moment is still to come“How I Built This” dives into the stories behind growing SME’s and the movements they built.
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#PODCAST: How I Built This: Reuben Louw’s greatest moment is still to come

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Image source: [[www.gettyimages.com Gallo/Getty]]</span>Zulu Nomad, a travel tour operator that creates curated experiences, has partnered with Geekulcha, the Northen Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, and BrownSense InSights to host the first Africa Travel Hackathon on 5 to 8 September 2019 while on the Premier Classe Train from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
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Entries open for Africa’s first travel hackathon

VR will reshape our entertainment experiencesVirtual Reality (VR) has a long way to go before it bursts into the mainstream, but there are signs that the technology is starting to mature. Growth is ramping up and exciting applications from gaming to e-learning to media are starting to come to the fore.
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VR will reshape our entertainment experiences

The concerning rise in battery theft and vandalism at cell phone towers across the country requires a stronger and more concerted drive to clamp down on syndicates and opportunistic criminals.

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Community support, awareness needed to eradicate cell tower battery theft and vandalism, says MTN

The financial impact of data breaches revealedIBM Security revealed the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on organisations.
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The financial impact of data breaches revealed

The benefits of using tech to create government ID'sAdvanced technology in the creation of government IDs has manifold benefits over legacy systems. These include the elimination of human error, a deterrent to criminals, improved data management, environment adaptability and a better experience for all users.
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The benefits of using tech to create government ID’s

Partnership marks ThreatQuotient’s global expansion into Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

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ThreatQuotient Launches META Operations in Partnership with StarLink

Synology recently found that several users were under a ransomware attack, where admins’ credentials were stolen by brute-force login attacks, and their data was encrypted as a result.

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Synology Urges All Users to Take Immediate Action to Protect Data from Ransomware Attack

The MultiChoice Group (MCG), together with Vodacom, Mimecast and Broadband Infraco hosted the Internet Summit in partnership with Zibonele 98.2, ICT Academy and the Silicon Cape Initiative at The Southern Sun, Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town on Thursday, 25 July 2019.

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Internet Summit paves the way for advancements in technology

Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization making mobile infrastructure solutions available to all, has published research describing the commercial and technical realities of deploying dense indoor 5G networks, which will be essential to support varied requirements, in particular for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) networks. 

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Small Cell Forum Research Identifies Core 5G Indoor Enterprise Use Cases to Enable the IIoT

Brainly, the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning community for students, parents and teachers, has announced a new funding round of $30 million led by Naspers, with participation from Runa Capital and Manta Ray.

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Naspers leads $30m funding round for Brainly

Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, introduces its new high-performance L10 Android™ ultra-rugged tablet. It is part of Zebra’s extensive portfolio of government and enterprise tablets as well as purpose-built mobile computers for the rigors of challenging warehouse, manufacturing, construction and field operations environments.

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Zebra Introduces Android Ultra-Rugged Tablet with Superior Flexibility and Durability

Simplifying IT with HCI solutionsHyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), a software-defined IT environment that virtualises all of the elements of the conventional data center, such as storage, networking and compute, is soaring in popularity among organisations and industries around the world.
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Simplifying IT with HCI solutions

Is 2019 half empty or half full?At the start of each new year, a host of predictions are highlighted. With 2019 having crossed the halfway point, Peter Silva, senior security solutions marketing manager at F5 Networks, reviews 2019 at the halfway point
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Is 2019 half empty or half full?

MTN has announced the launch of MTN Fusion, a new collaboration platform between MTN Cameroon and companies.


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MTN Cameroon launches MTN Fusion

Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West AfricaABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Touted as the ‘largest video game venue in West Africa’, the Paradise Game Centre officially opened its doors on the first floor of Cosmos Yopougon, the new shopping centre in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Wednesday, 24 July 2019.
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Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa

Paradise Game Center has officially opened its doors in the neighbourhood with the largest population of the ivorian capital, the first floor of the new shopping center Cosmos Yopougon, is now home of the largest video game venue of West Africa.

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Paradise Game opens the largest video game, elearning and edtech center in West Africa

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Image source: Getty/Gallo</span>Today, owning DVDs and CDs seems like a quaint idea – why would you clutter your home with physical media when you can get the music or movies you want over the internet on a pay-per-download or subscription basis? But the digitalisation of our entertainment is just the start of an on-demand economy that is rapidly changing our lives.
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The rise and rise of the on demand economy

Nkosana Mashiya, executive director, Capitec Bank
Nkosana Mashiya, executive director, Capitec Bank</span>With fintech dominating trend headlines for 2019, and updated guidelines anticipated soon from the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG), now’s the time to focus on what regulation should entail. Ideally, it needs to entrench financial stability whilst enabling innovation. But more than anything, it needs to be clear.
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Finetuning fintech regulations

Microsoft’s cloud-orientated productivity suite, Office 365, is now being delivered locally through the software giant’s new South African data centres.

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Office 365 now serving from Microsoft’s SA data centres

IT spending in SA forecast to grow 3.9% in 2019IT spending in South Africa will total R303.46 billion in 2019, a 3.9% increase from 2018, according to Gartner.
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IT spending in SA forecast to grow 3.9% in 2019

Zulu Nomad, a travel tour operator that creates curated experiences, has partnered with Geekulcha, the Northen Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism,  and BrownSense InSights will be hosting the Africa Travel Hackathon on 5 to 8 September 2019 while on the Premier Classe Train from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

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Africa’s 1st travel hackathon on the cards

In2IT Technologies launches bursary programmeIn2IT Technologies SA was recently recognised by Moving Ahead Development Agency (MADA), a not-for-profit organisation, for its ground-breaking work done in bolstering education and skills development in South Africa.
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In2IT Technologies launches bursary programme

AI: The balancing act in developing AfricaArtificial Intelligence (AI) brings the promise of increased productivity and economic development. But the benefits of AI are not guaranteed to uplift all communities equally. AI is nothing without human intelligence.
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AI: The balancing act in developing Africa

Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching new international mobile money services through a partnership with pan-African fintech MFS Africa.


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MFS Africa, WorldRemit expand mobile-to-mobile remittances in Africa

#StartupStory: Unpacking software solutions with Skywalk InnovationsIt was a brief encounter between two university students that lead to the start of Skywalk Innovations, a Cape Town-based software development organisation that develops bespoke software solutions for small to large corporates.
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#StartupStory: Unpacking software solutions with Skywalk Innovations

Google has announced new products and features to make it more helpful to more people in Nigeria and across Africa. The announcements include navigation instructions in a Nigerian voice for both motorcycle and car driving modes, new Street View imagery, Gallery Go, Google Go updates, Google Lens and Bolo, and a Nigerian culinary experience from Google Arts and Culture.

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Google announces new products, features and other programs at third Google for Nigeria

Build your analytic advantage at FICO Forum Africa 2019World-leading predictive analytics company FICO invites African businesses to learn about increasing their analytic advantage at FICO Forum Africa, which takes place at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town on 30-31 July 2019.
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Build your analytic advantage at FICO Forum Africa 2019

IBM Security has  announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on organisations. According to the report, the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past 5 years and now costs $3.92 million on average globally. 

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IBM Study Shows Data Breach Costs on the Rise

Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a leading Fintech company in Africa and a subsidiary of the Econet Group, has announced the launch of Africa’s first integrated Social Payments platform branded Sasai. The platform, which will be available to individuals and businesses, will be offered in partnership with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).

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CFI Launches Africa’s first integrated Social Payments platform