AOC, the display specialist, has announced the launch of two new models from its 81 series of monitors, AOC I2481FXH (23.8″/60.5 cm) and AOC I2781FH (27″/68.6 cm) for the Egyptian market.

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AOC launches new Flicker Free, Ultra Narrow Border IPS monitors in Egypt

Afri Ride, a secure ride sharing mobile app with tailor-made solutions for the African traveling community, is now available in South Africa, and will be expanding into other African markets in the near future.

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Secure Ride Sharing Platform Launches in South Africa

In a bid to continue offering all-round convenience and promote financial inclusion in Zambia, Airtel Mobile Commerce popularly known as Airtel Money has launched international money transfer services into Kenya and Uganda.


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Airtel Money Spreads Wings

Korba, a leading Ghanaian Fintech brand owned and operated by Halges Financial Technologies Ltd, has launched an all inclusive and innovative shortcode that allows users to transfer funds, pay bills, purchase airtime, data bundles among others.

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Korba launches all inclusive *365# shortcode

2019: A year of cryptocurrencyCryptocurrency is a “blink and you’ll miss it” type of industry. Here is a look back on what made 2019 a brilliant year for cryptocurrency as well as a little of what to expect in 2020.
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2019: A year of cryptocurrency

As a proudly South African bank, FNB has announced that FNB Connect will now offer the newly introduced and first ever made-in-South Africa, Mara Phones – the Mara X and Mara Z. 

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FNB Connect to offer Proudly SA Mara Phones

In the spirit of the giving season, Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has donated assorted gifts to 10 Orphanages across the 10 Provinces with staff dedicating an hour in each zone to play and interact with vulnerable children.


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Airtel ‘Gifts a Child A Smile” across the Country

Your business has unprecedented access to data - but are you storing, accessing and analysing it to boost optimally?TCM offers solutions to meet your business needs using IBM’s technology platforms. Your ability to store and analyse data has never been more critical. The right solution can allow you to scale, while thriving in an efficient and competitive environment.
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Your business has unprecedented access to data – but are you storing, accessing and analysing it to boost optimally?

Continent’s fastest-growing economy aims to equip young and dynamic youth population with digital skills needed to drive innovation and economic progress.

Continue Reading Partnership between SAP and GIZ trains 25 skilled digital talents to support Ethiopia’s 4IR ambition

Partnership between SAP and GIZ trains 25 skilled digital talents to support Ethiopia’s 4IR ambition

A look back on what made 2019 a brilliant year for cryptocurrency as well as a little of what to expect in 2020.

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A year of cryptocurrency

Increased access to mobile network signals and exciting product offers by operators continue to drive consumers to own more than one SIM card to take advantage of the diverse services, a report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) shows. 

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Increased access, exciting product offers push mobile penetration to 112 per cent

Sparklethe first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the expansion of its African backbone with a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Lagos, Nigeria. 


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Sparkle Expands Its Reach in Africa with a New Point of Presence in Nigeria

Afri Ride launches in South AfricaRide-sharing mobile app, Afri Ride is now available in South Africa. Joe Moyo, managing director, describes the app as simple to use. “All that users have to do is to upload their travel details such as the start and end location, travel date and the number of empty seats that are available; this then allows travellers heading in the same direction to book their seat.”
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Afri Ride launches in South Africa

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Image source: [[www.gettyimages.com Gallo/Getty]]</span>What happens on the internet, stays on the internet, and this is not a good thing. Whilst the digital revolution has changed our society for the better, it has also brought along a set of new risks. Poor, careless and reckless online behaviour, for instance, can have serious consequences – in the short and the long run. Our children must come to terms with this before they do irreparable damage to their personal brands, impacting their chances of succeeding in life. It may sound strange, but this is where games can help.
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Break the internet, not your personal brand

Robots, AI and drones: When did toys turn into rocket science?I’m a geek. And as a geek, I love my tech toys. But over time I’ve noticed toys are becoming harder to understand.
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Robots, AI and drones: When did toys turn into rocket science?

GovChat will soon officially launch its tailored technology platform that will enable millions of citizens to communicate with all arms of the South African government. 

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GovChat keeps 50 million citizens connected

One of Malawi’s first solar projects has reached financial close after attracting investment volume totaling $67 million USD. 

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One of Malawi’s first solar energy project reaches financial close

Registry Africa Limited (RA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ZACR (NPC), has announced that it will be running its popular African gTLD (geographic Top Level Domain) US$1.00 Asante Promotion between February and March 2020.

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ZACR announces plans to drop wholesale price of .africa, ZA City domains

2019's Security lessons for 20202019 was a big year for online criminals focusing on South Africa. Financial institutions, internet service providers and state departments were all targeted.
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2019’s Security lessons for 2020

3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grantsThe new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa.
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3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants

The global market for IoT is projected to grow significantly between 2018 and 2026 with the banking and financial services industry holding the bulk of the market share. Nelson Camara, go to market executive at SilverBridge Holdings, discusses how this growth can benefit insurers.

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IoT and the role it plays in insurance

Digital content distribution platform Publiseer has launched publiSHEr, an initiative that seeks to bridge the gender imbalance gap in the field of digital media. 

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Publiseer Launches publiSHEr To Bridge The Gender Imbalance Gap in Digital Media

Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Africa and Middle East, and Kathinka Kurz, Head of the Development Partnerships Program with the private sector (develoPPP.de) at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, have signed a partnership agreement to develop the digital skills of 20,000 young people in 14 countries in the Africa and Middle East region.

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Orange, GIZ alliance to enhance digital employability of 20,000 young people

The mobile data pricing conundrumAccording to the IDC, there needs to be an analysis of more advanced, technically driven pricing structures when it comes to mobile data.
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The mobile data pricing conundrum

Third-party risks: does your supplier comply?Make sure your contractors, vendors or partners were “brought up” in the same security-conscious environment your company was.
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Third-party risks: does your supplier comply?

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Credit: Getty</span>Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers’ new preference for green and clean options.
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Process manufacturing in 2020: Sustainability and servitisation

Do you have a cyber incident response plan?This time of the year is a boom time for cybercriminals. Consumers are shopping and transacting more. Shopping websites experience higher traffic volumes and process more payments than usual. Companies security teams can often be understaffed or unprepared for the influx of spam and malware doing the rounds.
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Do you have a cyber incident response plan?

MTN Cameroon, leading telecommunications company in Cameroon, has announced that the startup, Innovative Clan (I-Clan), that it has been incubating since 2018, was a finalist at the Daikin– Samurai Incubate Ideathon Airtech Bootcamp Africa that just took place in Nairobi, Kenya.


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Innovative Clan, a startup incubated by MTN Cameroon distinguishes itself in Africa

MTN Cameroon has announced the end of the first phase of its MTN Youth Internship Programme (YIP).

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100 youths complete their internships at MTN Cameroon

Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Vodacom Tanzania to enable nine million M-Pesa customers to receive money directly to their M-Pesa wallets from friends and family living abroad.

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Vodacom Tanzania and WorldRemit launch mobile money transfers to M-Pesa accounts in Tanzania

Is your company protected from cyber crime?South African enterprise is no stranger to the phenomenon of cybercrime. In light of numerous high-profile data breaches, it is evident that digital espionage is on the rise.
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Is your company protected from cyber crime?

A cloud built on integrated securityWith the cloud services market expected to grow at a rate of 28% over the next five years to top R23 billion by 2023, South African companies have finally woken up to its potential. Providing some of the impetus behind this is the local availability of Microsoft Azure data centres.
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A cloud built on integrated security

What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in the coming year, and many of these would have already advanced by the time the bloggers hit ‘publish’.
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What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?

Co-innovation - a big technological enabler for SA businesses in 2020As the world moves quickly into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), South Africa finds itself at a tipping point. Most local businesses are currently operating on a micro level in this regard – stuck in the middle of what they need on a practical level and what is available to them technologically.
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Co-innovation – a big technological enabler for SA businesses in 2020

Myths and realities of fintech lendingFintech startups have transformed the market for consumer lending in the United States and other mature credit markets, by giving people an alternative way of borrowing money without having to go through a bank or a traditional lending institution.
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Myths and realities of fintech lending

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $5 million to enable the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to scale up its outreach and impact to 1,000 select youth entrepreneurs.

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AfDB approves $5 million grant to scale up Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

Atlancis Technologies has provided free tranches of the iLearn e-learning content being rolled out by KICD into more than 20,000 state primary schools, in a move to accelerate the digitisation of Kenya’s private primary schools.

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Local tech firm launches free iLearn Grade One, as KICD rolls it out to over 20,000 state schools

Wishing you all the Best of BizAs the old odd year 2019 draws to a close and we look forward to a nice big round number in 2020, we at Biz take this opportunity to thank you for your support and to wish you all the Best of Biz this festive season, especially those companies, individuals and Press Office partners that have contributed to our great 2019 content!
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Wishing you all the Best of Biz

Safaricom’s M-PESA ecosystem has won accolades from visiting Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

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M-PESA ecosystem wins high praise from visiting Barbados Prime Minister

The Communications Authority of Kenya has directed Telkom Kenya Limited to quickly address a commercial dispute with Eaton Towers Kenya Limited that saw the latter switch off TKL transmitters, resulting in service outage for TKL customers.

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Authority orders tower company to restore services to Telkom Customers

Intel has bought Habana Labs, an Israeli start-up that develops chips for artificial intelligence applications, for about $2-billion to bolster its efforts in the fast-growing market for AI silicon.

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Intel buys Israeli AI chip maker Habana Labs for $2-billion

Huawei recently announced that their new Huawei smartphones will be pre-installed with the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem, which is an alternative to consumers.

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Huawei announces its HMS Ecosystem for New Smartphones

MTN Ghana has recognised and honored some distinguished individuals and corporate institutions for their significant contributions in diverse ways in championing the case lite agenda through MTN Mobile Money in Ghana over a decade.

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MTN Ghana honors stakeholders to climax MoMo @ 10 Anniversary Celebrations

These are dangerous days for advertisers – at least those who have used television as the foundation of their communication strategy.

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The Great Disruption

 The Arican Development Bank’s ‘Jobs for Youth in Africa’ strategy aims to create 25 million jobs by 2025 and to equip 50 million African youth with competitive skills

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African Development Bank’s digital skills training benefits women

Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has revealed that between 2015 and first quarter of 2017, government lost GHC300 million in VAT, Communications Service Tax (CST), National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) and GETFund Levy because telecom operators in the country under-declared their revenues.

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Telcos hid GHC300 million in taxes prior to Kelni GVG – Minister

Visa and the pan-African fintech leader MFS Africa have announced a partnership that will help bridge the gap between the rapidly growing mobile money ecosystem in Africa and the world of online digital payments, significantly expanding Visa’s reach and its ability to open up commerce to the region.

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Visa and MFS Africa Bring Digital Payments to More Consumers and Businesses Across Africa

The inaugural Women in Tech event hosted by Women at Uber, brought together innovative women leaders in technology such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook, as well as the local start-up, SweepSouth, to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by women in technology.  

 

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Uber Hosts Inaugural Women In Tech Event

West African mobile network operators (MNOs) will be able to offer clients 90 second SIM card activations after Axon Wireless announced the imminent rollout of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhancement to its Face2Face 4.X Identity Management Platform.

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SA firm gets West African mobile SIM activation down to 90 sec

Gartner, Inc. has highlighted the trends that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must start preparing for to support digital infrastructure in 2020.

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Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations for 2020