DHL Express Mobile app launched in eight African countries, and a further 40 countries to be live by the end of 2020; App offers a number of key benefits that facilitate tracking and faster delivery; Growing demand for mobile services in Sub Saharan Africa drives further innovation.

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DHL introduces new mobile app to further enhance customer experience

Silicon Cape, AWS team up to spread tech innovationAfter months of planning and discussion, Silicon Cape, an NPO and ecosystem enabler for tech-enabled startups in the Western Cape, has announced a co-operation with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. The aim: to spread tech innovation and knowledge, specifically to startups and tech entrepreneurs.
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Silicon Cape, AWS team up to spread tech innovation

#WomensMonth: Ally Nezar says 'fintech was a natural fit'Ally Nezar is the marketing executive for Sureswipe, an independent card payment acceptance company in South Africa. Part of her leadership role includes managing the marketing team to offer them guidance and researching new trends to always stay on top of the game. She is a proven solution wizard; troubleshooting current issues and planning ahead. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town.
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#WomensMonth: Ally Nezar says ‘fintech was a natural fit’

The Mastercard Foundation today announced Young Africa Works in Ghana, an initiative that aims to enable three million young people to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. 

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Mastercard Foundation to Enable 3m Young People to Access Employment Opportunities in Ghana

Schools of Specialisation with high tech focusThe launch of St Barnabas and UJ Metropolitan Mathematics is set to ignite a new level of hunger in the fields of Science, Technology and Mathematics.
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Schools of Specialisation with high tech focus

5 tips for female entrepreneursWomen entrepreneurs are on the rise! The number of women starting their own businesses has risen dramatically in recent years, with women of all ages taking the leap and launching their own enterprises – and playing a growing role in job creation and the economic development of countries such as South Africa.
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5 tips for female entrepreneurs

The need for zero trust in cybersecurityCybersecurity in an age of such rapid technological advancement has brought one incontrovertible fact to the fore: it’s now a case of when a cybersecurity breach will happen rather than if. With this certainty comes another non-negotiable – that the industry requires a paradigm shift towards a zero trust model.
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The need for zero trust in cybersecurity

Stay safe from cybercrime with what's left of 2019Data breaches and cyberattacks are undeniably on the rise as hackers become increasingly sophisticated. Across the globe, businesses are finding it difficult to grapple with rapidly shifting cybercriminal motivations, tactics and appetites for destruction.
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Stay safe from cybercrime with what’s left of 2019

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has expanded the reach of value-added distributor Westcon-Comstor to include South Africa.

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Trend Micro appoints Westcon-Comstor as a Value-added Distributor in South Africa

Elevator implements Deltek WorkBook to streamline their finance processesSilversoft is pleased to announce that Elevator, a brand experience agency in South Africa has chosen Deltek WorkBook to streamline their financial reporting processes and improve their decision-making capabilities.
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Elevator implements Deltek WorkBook to streamline their finance processes

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed Japan’s efforts to boost technology on the continent.

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TICAD 7: Ramaphosa lauds Japan’s role in shaping African development through technology

The Female in Bio-Sciences technology Businesses FemBioBiz commenced its 3rd season at the familiar grounds of the Botswana Innovation Hub.

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Women have their say at FemBioBiz season 3

New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they're developed from the groundSub-Saharan Africa is at a point where new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) could present both opportunities and threats to development. But civil society, governments and international organisations need to make sure that everyone benefits from these technologies – not just elites.
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New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they’re developed from the ground

AI meets human capital managementThe Propel journey started almost a decade ago, as an ambitious idea to shift from the soft and subjective nature of cultural and behavioural management to an approach centred in hard analytics. This was an extensive analytical challenge, taking years of real-world research and development to perfect. Today, Propel is an international success story and taking hold in South Africa.
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AI meets human capital management

Prioritizing the digital space will help shift the development focus for Africa’s agribusiness sector and overcome its many hurdles, participants at an official side event, organized Wednesday during the 7th Tokyo International Conference, heard. 

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TICAD7: Digital Agriculture next frontier for economic development in Africa

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possibleYour invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!
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BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Applications open for Global Fintech HackceleratorThe South African Reserve Bank calls fintech firms to submit their innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges identified within the financial services industry.
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Applications open for Global Fintech Hackcelerator

Intelsat and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) today announced that a milestone in bringing mobile connectivity to unserved communities in sub-Saharan Africa has been reached. 

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Intelsat, Africa Mobile Networks Reach Milestone On Path to Connect Rural Communities in SSA

Working your business' coreThink of your business like a human body, because in many respects it is: there are systems that need to work together for it to accomplish what it needs to on a daily basis – and these systems need to be maintained.
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Working your business’ core

Airtel Africa has crossed the 100 million customers mark across its operations. 

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Airtel Africa crosses the 100 million subscriber milestone

Customer-led digital innovation strategies for sustainable growthGlobal economies are under pressure and leaders are constantly on the search for ways to improve customer experience, innovation and growth.
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Customer-led digital innovation strategies for sustainable growth

EMUI10 Beta rolls-out in September with Huawei P30 series users to be the first to upgrade.

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Here is what you need to know about EMUI10 – Huawei’s latest smartphone software

The good news is that Wi-Fi is about to get faster. Quicker bandwidth is always top of the wish-list, as devices, apps and games evolve to be more resource-heavy, demanding more robust networks and faster speeds.

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Wi-Fi 6, is it worth the hype?

#TechBytes S2E2: Back your tech productTechBytes Season 2 is a mini-series consisting of 17 bite-sized episodes, covering Matt Brown’s adventures in the UK and at London Tech Week (9-16 June 2019). TechBytes unlocks powerful insights within the technology and business space.
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#TechBytes S2E2: Back your tech product

Mauritius Prime Minister, Honourable Pravind Jugnauth, has launched the Indian Ocean island nation’s first national mobile payment solution in the capital city Port Louis.

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PCCW Global and Mauritius Telecom collaborate to launch island’s first mobile payment solution

Accelerating a bank's digital journeyInstead of examining the advantages and disadvantages of digital banking versus traditional banking, it should rather be accepted that digitisation is the direction in which all banks need to move.
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Accelerating a bank’s digital journey

How to protect IoT devices in your businessA guide for businesses to secure themselves against pervasive IoT-linked cybercrime.
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How to protect IoT devices in your business

The evolving data management planGiven the importance of data in today’s connected business environment, organisations have no choice but to embrace a more effective data management plan (DMP) as the means to empower them to make better decisions.
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The evolving data management plan

Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investmentStandard Bank has gained a stake in the Nomanini fintech platform following a strategic investment of $4 million, which was completed by Amsterdam-based investment firm Goodwell Investments. Through this investment, the bank will now also be able to utilise Nomanini’s platform to uncover inaccessible data on the informal retail economy.
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Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment

In the just concluded SAP Quality Awards in South Africa, leading East African corporates like KCB group and UMEME Uganda’s power distributor excelled thanks to their innovative strategies.

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SAP recognises best-of-the-best in digital transformation success at annual Quality Awards

Siemens, in conjunction with Frost & Sullivan, have put together a comprehensive research project outlining the current state of key industries across the continent and identifying challenges and opportunities.

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Siemens launches report on ‘Dawn of Digitalization and its Impact on Africa

#WomensMonth: Nicole Oliveira leverages the power of the cloudNicole Oliveira, business unit lead for software services at Altron Karabina, is responsible for the Microsoft cloud solution provider, licensing solution provider and software asset management business. She has more than 14 years experience in the IT industry and is a specialist in software services.
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#WomensMonth: Nicole Oliveira leverages the power of the cloud

Through the strategic investment, Standard Bank has launched a mobile application, powered by Nomanini, which offers underserved informal retailers financial services for the first time.

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Fintech Nomanini raises $4m in funding round led by Standard Bank

Multi-disciplinary team of SAP employees from 12 nationalities to apply skills, transfer knowledge to Ethiopian social enterprises with aim of driving change, sustainable impact ahead of Social Enterprise World Forum 2019.

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SAP volunteers skills, expertise to grow Ethiopian social enterprises

Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga is one of the first South African CIOs to receive Professional CIO (Pr.CIO) designationBarloworld Automotive & Logistics’ Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga is amongst the first six CIOs in South Africa to be certified by IITPSA.
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Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga is one of the first South African CIOs to receive Professional CIO (Pr.CIO) designation

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This chilling documentary lays bare the cynicism and chaos surrounding the data research company that harvested information from millions of Facebook users
– The Guardian

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The Great Hack: A leadership, not a data, crisis

#WomensMonth: Melissa Di Donato, SUSE's first female CEOAccomplished technology executive and former SAP leader, Melissa Di Donato, has been named chief executive officer of SUSE in a move that will herald the next phase of growth and momentum for the global independent open-source software company.
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#WomensMonth: Melissa Di Donato, SUSE’s first female CEO

Pan-African telecommunications service provider, SEACOM, has joined forces with global cybersecurity leader, Sophos, to provide a next generation security solution called ‘On-Premise Security’ to cost-conscious small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across South Africa. 


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SEACOM partners with Sophos on cyber security solution for SA SMEs

The right technology and digital tools are growing factors in keeping employees engaged. Traditionally it has solely been the IT department’s job to make such buying decisions, but in light of technology’s growing importance to employee engagement, this is increasingly something in which HR departments should become much more involved.

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Enterprise technology: Enabling the HR department to boost employee engagement and retention

#TechBytes S2E1: The relevance of ABM in the UKTechBytes Season 2 is a mini-series consisting of 17 bite-sized episodes, covering Matt Brown’s adventures in the UK and at London Tech Week (9-16 June). TechBytes unlocks powerful insights within the technology and business space.
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#TechBytes S2E1: The relevance of ABM in the UK

The Head of GSMA Sub-Saharan Africa, Akinwale Goodluck, has reiterated calls on African governments to desist from imposing extra taxes on their telecom sectors.

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GSMA admonishes African governments not to single out telecom industry for taxation

This year’s winner of the innovating education in Africa award, Susannah Farr, says now is the time for Africa to take everything, including technology as their own initiatives.

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“Africa arise” says award winner

What role will women play in the world of AI?Automation may cause job cuts, but it also has the power to level the playing field if women can transition to the new workplace it will bring.
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What role will women play in the world of AI?

In2IT Technologies aligns with UN sustainable development goalsICT managed solutions provider, In2IT Technologies is aligning itself with three of the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals, specifically education, healthcare and gender equality.
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In2IT Technologies aligns with UN sustainable development goals

Fincheck.co.za has taken over the full management and equity in FundingHub. This makes Fincheck the country’s biggest financial comparison site as well as the biggest lead aggregator having signed on 71 banks, lenders and insurers.

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Fincheck.co.za invests in FundingHub

Originally established in 1974 as a lead tracker of residential, building and civil projects, Databuild has evolved to become a pivotal player in the construction and allied industries and a vital source of intelligence for all stakeholders.

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Databuild – from lead tracker to knowledge hub

Q&A: Lars Koelendorf talks edge technologiesOver the next five years, businesses and people at large will experience a change in how they use technologies. Edge technologies are set to radically improve user experiences, transform business models, and generate vast revenue opportunities.
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Q&A: Lars Koelendorf talks edge technologies

Facebook has brought together 40 young leaders, developers, entrepreneurs and change makers from across Sub-Saharan Africa, to a two-day event in Accra, Ghana, titled “Celebrating Icons of Change”. 

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Facebook Celebrates ‘Icons of Change’ from across Sub-Saharan Africa with a Youth Gathering in Accra

The VMware boss spoke in a wide ranging interview with Biztechafrica on the side-lines of the annual Innovating Education conference in Gaborone.  


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VMware boss talks to Biztechafrica

Nigeria’s leading automotive trading platform, Cars45 has announced the launch of a new product – Premium Inspection service – in line with its avowed commitment to exploring new platforms that create convenience for end-users.

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Cars45 unveils premium inspection service