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Continue Reading Safaricom to sell Smartphones for only Kshs 20 per day

Safaricom to sell Smartphones for only Kshs 20 per day

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Continue Reading Ghanaian students given free ICT Academy access during Pandemic

Ghanaian students given free ICT Academy access during Pandemic

Facebook now has more than 3-billion monthly users active across its suite of applications. #Facebook now has more than 3-billion monthly users active across its suite of applications.Click To Tweet The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed this in a call to analysts following the release of Facebook’s results for the first quarter of 2020. “For […]

Continue Reading Facebook Now has 3-Billion Monthly Users Across All of its Apps

Facebook Now has 3-Billion Monthly Users Across All of its Apps

MTN South Africa announced that it has officially finalised an agreement with the Competition Commission on a wide array of price adjustments – implemented 15 April. This agreement follows the Commission’s Data Service Market Inquiry in December 2019 and subsequent negotiations between the Commission and industry. “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with […]

Continue Reading MTN and Competition Commission Finally Agree on Reduced Data Prices

MTN and Competition Commission Finally Agree on Reduced Data Prices

#LockdownLessons: Mobiz keeps communication going during lockdown#LockdownLessons explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses, how they prepared for lockdown and its impacts on operations and employees, as well as lessons learned that we can take into the post-Covid-19 era.
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#LockdownLessons: Mobiz keeps communication going during lockdown

Biotech company 54Gene has increased Nigeria’s laboratory testing capacity for COVID-19 with a mobile laboratory in Ogun, a state in the South-West of the country. In addition to its DNA biobank lab in Lagos, the number of molecular laboratories in the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)’s network of coronavirus test centres rises to 17 […]

Continue Reading Biotech Startup Rolls Out Mobile Lab to Boost COVID-19 Testing in Nigeria

Biotech Startup Rolls Out Mobile Lab to Boost COVID-19 Testing in Nigeria

The future of e-commerce is nowSouth Africans have been reluctant to throw themselves into online shopping. Many of us would rather spend a leisurely Saturday wandering through shopping malls and buying on whim, but the Covid-19 coronavirus has forced essential businesses to offer delivery options and pushed consumers to buy online.
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The future of e-commerce is now

AI can help doctors with coronavirusEnvisionit Deep AI have launched an online version of Radify, their AI solution for radiologists and medical doctors. Radify, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, has been offered free of charge to support hospitals, doctors and any other public and private organisation using X-ray in the identification and treatment of Covid-19 pneumonia.
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AI can help doctors with coronavirus

More than 100,000 South Africans have signed an online petition calling for DStv to discount its prices – as it has done in other countries around Africa – during the COVID-19 pandemic. “DSTV drops prices for the rest of Africa except South Africa. We’re being taken for granted here #DstvMustFall,” says Sifiso Gwala, the person […]

Continue Reading Over 100k South Africans Petition for DStv Price Cuts

Over 100k South Africans Petition for DStv Price Cuts

Most useful features in Google Search ConsoleGoogle Search Console is a free but immensely powerful tool which if you know how to use right, can give you extremely useful data. This tool contains huge amounts of data that can help you improve your online presence, click-through, user experience and build an SEO strategy.
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Most useful features in Google Search Console

Smart lockers fast-tracked during coronavirus pandemicDue to high levels of fear, South Africans are increasingly missing their healthcare appointments and not collecting their chronic medication during the lockdown. However, it is now more important than ever that people who are immune-compromised keep taking their chronic medication to increase their immunity for Covid-19.
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Smart lockers fast-tracked during coronavirus pandemic

How to improve virtual meetings during lockdownWith the rapid adoption of enterprise-grade digital meeting and workstream collaboration solutions in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gartner has identified three steps for IT leaders to improve current operations.
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How to improve virtual meetings during lockdown

Bluegrass Digital supports Critical NHSDigital solutions provider Bluegrass Digital has offered its services to support Critical NHS, a volunteer-led organisation born out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Critical NHS was set up to provide support to the critical care front line staff at St George’s Hospital in London, and it is now quickly growing to support 16 hospitals across London over the coming few weeks and months.
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Bluegrass Digital supports Critical NHS

Best practices in continuous software testingWant to be competitive in a globally disrupted market? Test, test, test!
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Best practices in continuous software testing

CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobileCA&S Group, a parent company that specialises in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, has acquired a 47% shareholding in MACmobile, a provider of end-to-end cloud-based FMCG value chain solutions.
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CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobile

A group of researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are developing a smartphone app that will help the South African government track people who may be unaware that they have contracted COVID-19, writes SABC News. The app will also track those that have come into contact with people who have tested positive. Named […]

Continue Reading SA Government, UCT Partner on COVID-19 Tracing App

SA Government, UCT Partner on COVID-19 Tracing App

Online retail giant, Amazon had 4.06 billion unique visitors in March – this according to data gathered by Learnbonds.com. And while it’s unsurprising that more and more people are choosing to shop online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worth noting that Amazon racked up more combined visitors than five other leading […]

Continue Reading Amazon Racks Up More Visitors than 5 Leading Online Stores Combined

Amazon Racks Up More Visitors than 5 Leading Online Stores Combined

Intelligence is everything for the businessAs emergent technology and digital innovation take centre stage it is time to differentiate between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Business Intelligence (BI). The two are complementary but they are not the same. Together, they are formidable.
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Intelligence is everything for the business

A survival kit to business agilityCovid-19 has provided an opportunity for society, business and government to embrace uncertainty. This global crisis will force us to solve highly complex problems in new and creative ways. Ultimately this will lead us to reinvent ourselves, and our world, for the better.
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A survival kit to business agility

Researchers from online safety company, Kaspersky recently discovered a series of spam and phishing attacks seeking to exploit the Coronavirus pandemic by targeting people who are waiting on packages. These scammers often pose as delivery service employees saying that a package has arrived, but to receive it, the potential victim must read or confirm the […]

Continue Reading Cybercriminals are Abusing Delivery Services in the Age of Social Distancing

Cybercriminals are Abusing Delivery Services in the Age of Social Distancing

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Continue Reading ITU postpones Digital World 2020

ITU postpones Digital World 2020

Cryptocurrency exchange, Luno has announced that – as of 11 May – users will be able to buy, sell and trade Litecoin (LTC) on the platform – this is following the recent introduction of XRP. LTC, often referred to as the silver to Bitcoin’s gold, is a top ten cryptocurrency with a market cap of […]

Continue Reading Luno adds Litecoin to its Crypto Exchange Platform

Luno adds Litecoin to its Crypto Exchange Platform

Covid-19 case tracking solution built in 72 hrsWith the Covid-19 pandemic placing unprecedented demand on hospitals around the world, many are scrambling to provide sufficient ventilators, beds and staff to help those infected.
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Continue Reading Covid-19 case tracking solution built in 72 hrs

Covid-19 case tracking solution built in 72 hrs

How to get the most out of IoT dataChristopher Bergey, VP for embedded solutions at Western Digital shares insights on how to get the most out of IoT data collected by devices at the edge and in the cloud.
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How to get the most out of IoT data

Netflix has confirmed that Pearl Thusi’s espionage thriller Queen Sono has been officially renewed for a second season. The Sowetan reports that Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, Rob Van Vuuren, Kate Liquorish, Khathu Ramabulana, and Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa will all reprise their roles. Released in February, Queen Sono is Netflix’s first […]

Continue Reading Netflix’s First Original African Series ‘Queen Sono’ Renewed for Second Season

Netflix’s First Original African Series ‘Queen Sono’ Renewed for Second Season

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Continue Reading Dynamic Partnership to assist virtual learning as 300 million African students left battling

Dynamic Partnership to assist virtual learning as 300 million African students left battling

Covid-19: PayFast reports significant spike in business account registrationsOnline payment gateway PayFast has seen a 226% year-on-year increase in new business account registrations in the food industry since Covid-19 restrictions were put in place in mid-March. In order to continue trading during the lockdown, many businesses have pivoted their product offering to provide essential goods, resulting in a significant spike in the food sector.
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Continue Reading Covid-19: PayFast reports significant spike in business account registrations

Covid-19: PayFast reports significant spike in business account registrations

The demand for affordable broadband connectivity has significantly grown during the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers rely on having a consistent and reliable Internet connection. With this in mind, Openserve, South Africa’s largest telecommunications infrastructure provider, is set to wholesale its copper broadband access network through its new suite of Openserve Pure Connect products across multiple […]

Continue Reading Openserve to Transform Broadband Access in South Africa

Openserve to Transform Broadband Access in South Africa

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Continue Reading Nigerian Draft implemented to guide country through global pandemic

Nigerian Draft implemented to guide country through global pandemic

With the release of Safaricom’s 2019/2020 FY results, there are new details about the massive telecom’s userbase and revenue. Service revenue grew by +4.8% year on year to $2.3-billion (KES 251.2-billion) from the $2.2-billion (KES 239.8-billion) recorded revenue of the previous financial year. The profile for the service’s revenue reveals that the majority of the […]

Continue Reading Safaricom Customers Use 1GB of Data Per Month on Average

Safaricom Customers Use 1GB of Data Per Month on Average

Data backup isn't dead, it's never been more importantWhat businesses want from the cloud is changing. Pure cloud adopters fear vendor lock-in and we’re increasingly seeing organisations spread the risk by utilising multiple cloud providers.
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Continue Reading Data backup isn’t dead, it’s never been more important

Data backup isn’t dead, it’s never been more important

SA's surge in online shopping expected to continue beyond lockdownWith the current lockdown and temporary ban of non-essential products and services, consumers have switched to digital shopping alternatives with 37% of South Africans saying they are shopping more online, according to a recent Nielsen syndicated study on the impact of Covid-19 on consumer behaviour in South Africa.
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Continue Reading SA’s surge in online shopping expected to continue beyond lockdown

SA’s surge in online shopping expected to continue beyond lockdown

Customers are focussed on safety, belonging and controlStaying in touch with what customers and employees are saying about their experiences with brands has never been more important than now.
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Customers are focussed on safety, belonging and control

African digital payments company, DPO Group, has launched an e-commerce store that is powered by Mastercard’s payments gateway technology. Through this platform, DPO hopes merchants across Africa will be able to swiftly move their businesses online and continue to trade with their customers. The end to end e-commerce solution, called the ‘DPO Store’, is available […]

Continue Reading Mastercard and DPO Partner to Help African Businesses Move Online

Mastercard and DPO Partner to Help African Businesses Move Online

Beware of online fraud and phishing scamsBusinesses and consumers must continue to be on the lookout for online fraud and phishing scams as fraudsters try to take advantage of Covid-19.
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Beware of online fraud and phishing scams

Yoco offers online payment solutions to support small businessYoco, a financial platform for small business, announced that it has launched a suite of online payment solutions for merchants to sustain their cash flow during and beyond lockdown. Known for in-person payments, enabling online payments marks a step-change for the company and its customers.
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Yoco offers online payment solutions to support small business

According to new estimates, from Atlas VPN, damages caused by cybercrime are expected to reach more than $27-billion by 2025. According to new estimates, damages caused by cybercrime are expected to reach more than $27-billion by 2025. Click To Tweet Throughout the last 6-years, cybercrime damages increased by an average of 37,44% per year. Atlas […]

Continue Reading Cybercrime Damages to Reach $27-Billion by 2025, New Estimates Reveal

Cybercrime Damages to Reach $27-Billion by 2025, New Estimates Reveal

For many people, TEFL is not the end of the stick they got hold of first and who can blame them? There are few jobs that are open to all regardless of your educational record and can take you across the globe to gain a certification.  The lure of beaches or far-flung cities or exotic […]

Continue Reading Is TEFL right for you?

Is TEFL right for you?

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Continue Reading Nigeria lifts suspension on cheque transactions

Nigeria lifts suspension on cheque transactions

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Continue Reading Admist panademic Avaya App to assist organizations in Kenya and Ghana

Admist panademic Avaya App to assist organizations in Kenya and Ghana

How the digital mine is saving lives and livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemicThe Covid-19 global pandemic has been a wake-up call for many industries, highlighting the incredible importance of digital transformation and adaptability, testing the capabilities of whether businesses can alter their practices almost overnight.
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How the digital mine is saving lives and livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic

State-owned regional airline SA Express has been placed in provisional liquidation after its business rescue practitioners filed an urgent court application, reports Fin24. This comes after practitioners lodged the application in the Pretoria High Court on 25 March. Last month, the airline was placed on business rescue due to the financial pressures that resulted from […]

Continue Reading SA Express Airline Provisionally Liquidated, Nearly 700 Jobs to be Lost

SA Express Airline Provisionally Liquidated, Nearly 700 Jobs to be Lost

Mobile users cannot opt-out of govt textsSA’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) advises mobile users that they should expect to receive educational SMS (Short Message Service) text messages to do with the current Covid-19 emergency.
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Mobile users cannot opt-out of govt texts

Ride-hailing service, Bolt has announced that will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of its drivers and passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We remain cognizant of the fact that even during the virus outbreak, some people still need to move around in the city. We are doing our best to fulfil our mission […]

Continue Reading Bolt Introduces New Protective Ride Option in Kenya

Bolt Introduces New Protective Ride Option in Kenya

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Continue Reading New Covid-19 Connect App to save Ghanaian patients

New Covid-19 Connect App to save Ghanaian patients

As data breaches continue to make their way into the public news cycle, individuals and organizations alike are looking for ways to protect their financial and personal information. When it comes to this type of threat, two things are known to be true – the cost of a data breach is very high and so […]

Continue Reading 7 Steps to Deal with a Data Breach

7 Steps to Deal with a Data Breach

Can cloud-computing solutions reduce banking costs in Africa?More than 700 million Africans lack access to a bank or mobile money account and only 41% of Africans are financially included. This is due to the high cost of providing financial services in Africa which forces many financial services providers to remain focused on serving wealthier customers.
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Can cloud-computing solutions reduce banking costs in Africa?

The difference between backup and archivingNo business today, irrespective of size, can survive for long without access to their data. In the event of a disaster, a malware attack or even accidental loss of data, it is of the utmost importance to be able to recover quickly and get back to business as usual.
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The difference between backup and archiving

JUMEME, a mini-grid operator in Tanzania – co-funded by the European Commission, has launched a “COVID-19 Relief Programme” to support the Tanzanian government and local populations in their effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. With this programme, JUMEME says it will use its local solar-hybrid mini-grids to provide 10 healthcare facilities in the Lake Victoria […]

Continue Reading JUMEME to Provide Free Electricity to 10 Healthcare Centres in Tanzania

JUMEME to Provide Free Electricity to 10 Healthcare Centres in Tanzania

Video game company Nintendo has confirmed in a blog post that 160,000 accounts using its services have been hacked with the personal information of users exposed. According to the company, hackers used a flaw associated with the Nintendo Network ID logins to gain access to the affected accounts. This comes via Mass Live. The company […]

Continue Reading Nintendo Hack Leaves 160,000 Accounts Exposed

Nintendo Hack Leaves 160,000 Accounts Exposed