Despite the technological innovation taking place, companies would do well to remain focused on ensuring their IT fundamentals are in place before rushing to capitalise on the latest trends. And nowhere is this more critical than when it comes to cybersecurity. Expectations are that the impact of global cybercrime will cost businesses more than $6 […]

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Cybersecurity Reimagined for the CIO

The world has been changed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Almost all points of what we used to know are in some ways now different. These changes will no doubt last as long as the pandemic, and many will last even longer. In the world of work, the transition from offices to home has been […]

Continue Reading 6 Tech Companies Make Remote Working a Permanent Option

6 Tech Companies Make Remote Working a Permanent Option

Small businesses in South Africa were at a low point on 10 April. Under the weight of the COVID-19 burden, many companies were almost at breaking point. Turnover has been down by 92% relative to the period before the lockdown went into effect on 24 March. There are now signs that economic activity is beginning […]

Continue Reading South African SMEs Begin Road to Economic Recovery

South African SMEs Begin Road to Economic Recovery

In honour of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google is adding a long-overdue feature to its Maps app that puts details about a location’s accessibility facilities front and centre. With the “Accessible Places” feature enabled, business and points of interest with wheelchair-accessible entrances are marked with a wheelchair icon along with information about whether accessible seating, […]

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Google Maps is Making Wheelchair-Accessible Locations Easier to Spot

Good marketing relies on a thorough understanding of your target market, but when much of what you knew about your customers is suddenly no longer relevant, a major shift is needed. With the onset of the coronavirus, almost every aspect of what was considered typical daily life was upended literally overnight – people confined to […]

Continue Reading How to Adapt your Marketing Strategy for the COVID Era

How to Adapt your Marketing Strategy for the COVID Era

Syafunda, an educational platform that provides access to digital content through mobile technology, has received investment funding from SME-enabler Edge Growth which will allow them to scale their platform to meet the surging need for online learning in South Africa. Syafunda, which means “we are learning” in Zulu, was the inspiration of entrepreneur Zakheni Ngubo. […]

Continue Reading South African EduTech Supports Online Learning for Students in Rural Communities

South African EduTech Supports Online Learning for Students in Rural Communities

Thirty-eight per cent (38%) of South African consumers say they are happy for the government to monitor their social media activity to keep its citizens safe – this is according to Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: Embracing the world of ratings. At the same time, 67% of local respondents were ready to reveal […]

Continue Reading South Africans Ready to Disclose Their Online Activity to the Government

South Africans Ready to Disclose Their Online Activity to the Government

In the second quarter of 2018, youth unemployment peaked at 38% in Nigeria. Although there are no recent statistics, experts in the labour sector say the figure has surged year-on-year. Now with the worldwide reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation has become direr as various sectors of the economy and industries stand greatly […]

Continue Reading How Technology Can Help Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

How Technology Can Help Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

Microsoft 4Afrika and Andela have partnered to implement the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020 to up-skill developers in Kenya and Nigeria through an immersive program where selected developers will work to learn basic skills in Azure, via the LinkedIn Learning platform. The program is focused on training software engineers in learning the basics of Azure, a […]

Continue Reading Andela Partners with Microsoft to Launch Azure Training Program

Andela Partners with Microsoft to Launch Azure Training Program

Beating Corona Nigeria, the country’s leading virtual intervention database has restructured its model to help disadvantaged Nigerians in need of interventions connect with the relevant non-profits. The platform itself kicked off last month, 9 April, and has recorded a massive amount of data. It continues to actively connect interveners to the people who need access […]

Continue Reading Platform Simplifies Access to COVID-19 Interventions in Nigeria

Platform Simplifies Access to COVID-19 Interventions in Nigeria

African remittance provider Mukuru has launched Mukuru Groceries – a service that hopes to give South African based customers the ability to send groceries to their families and communities in Zimbabwe. With this service, customers can place orders for a basket of groceries that include 21 staples such as Mealie Meal, cooking oil, sugar, salt, […]

Continue Reading Mukuru Launches Grocery Service to support Zimbabwean Families from South Africa

Mukuru Launches Grocery Service to support Zimbabwean Families from South Africa

GovChat, the South African civic engagement technology platform, has announced a partnership with the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to support the digitisation of the COVID-19 social relief grant application process. The partnership with GovChat could enable millions of unemployed citizens to access the largest social security programme on the African continent directly from […]

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GovChat to Digitise Africa’s Largest COVID-19 Social Relief Campaign

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused disruption across the globe and has led to two simultaneous crises. The first is the illness itself – with tens of thousands of fatalities globally and healthcare systems strained, or at capacity. The second is an economic slump, resulting from the closing of borders and supply chain disruptions. Many […]

Continue Reading Respond, Restart, Re-create – How SMEs can Survive Lockdown

Respond, Restart, Re-create – How SMEs can Survive Lockdown

Gozem has officially integrated Etisalat Benin’s mobile money capabilities to its app.  Essentially, the integration means that Gozem customers can now use Moov Money to safely top up their Gozem wallets and take trips without cash. This move could see hundreds of Gozem users in Benin benefiting from the simplicity and security of Moov Money […]

Continue Reading Gozem Benin Integrates Etisalat Moov Money into App

Gozem Benin Integrates Etisalat Moov Money into App

South African children have become more active on the Internet as the national lockdown progresses. Comparing their activity in the first week of January and the last week of March, the overall number of website visits grew by 200%. This became evident from the analysis of Kaspersky Safe Kids parental control module of Q1 2020. […]

Continue Reading Children’s Internet Activity Increases by 200% During Lockdown

Children’s Internet Activity Increases by 200% During Lockdown

For the last few weeks, much has changed in our lives. People have been urged to only leave home if it is absolutely necessary, such as to shop for essential items or to seek medical care. However, there are plenty of technologies available to help us maintain the usual rhythm of our daily lives. For […]

Continue Reading 6 Simple Ways to Help the Elderly Safely Connect Online during Lockdown

6 Simple Ways to Help the Elderly Safely Connect Online during Lockdown

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

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 […]

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Is TEFL right for you?

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

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

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought the global entertainment business to a standstill with all shows and festivals cancelled. This means that for performers in lockdown, online is the new live. TicketPro, a subsidiary of Blue Label Telecoms, has launched COVID-Zero – a platform for musicians, comedians and other artists to stream their acts online. All […]

Continue Reading TicketPro to Launch Streaming Platform for South African Entertainers

TicketPro to Launch Streaming Platform for South African Entertainers

Employees of South African state-owned airlines SA Express, who have not been paid since February, have started crowdfunding among one another and family members to feed their colleagues. All SA Express flights have been grounded since 18 March, before the beginning of the national lockdown. The struggling company was placed on business rescue in February. […]

Continue Reading SA Express Employees Started a Crowdfunding Campaign to Buy Food

SA Express Employees Started a Crowdfunding Campaign to Buy Food

Networks Unlimited Africa is deeply invested in supporting society’s most vulnerable members. One of the ways it offers this support is by partnering with The Love Trust, a South African non-profit educational organisation which has, to date, reached over 20,094 primary and secondary beneficiaries in disadvantaged communities.  “The Love Trust focuses on three areas, including […]

Continue Reading Networks Unlimited Africa is Set on Helping the Most Vulnerable during Lockdown

Networks Unlimited Africa is Set on Helping the Most Vulnerable during Lockdown

A video that deals with fear and anxiety during COVID-19 and can be viewed on YouTube is the product of a collaboration between the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)’s Department of Psychology, an adult education specialist and the Centre for Rural Health. The project was commissioned by Professor Inge Petersen and led by clinical psychologist Gugu […]

Continue Reading UKZN Uses Video to Tackle Mental Health Matters During COVID-19

UKZN Uses Video to Tackle Mental Health Matters During COVID-19

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has been a catalyst for change. As social distancing becomes the new normal, entire workforces have needed to connect as well as collaborate remotely. Throughout this sudden metamorphosis, two organizational components have played a critical role – technology and people. On one side of the coin, businesses have needed […]

Continue Reading Re-imagining the Future of Work

Re-imagining the Future of Work

Multichoice Nigeria has announced that it will give DStv and GOtv customers massive discounts – of up to 44 per cent and 74 per cent respectively – in a bid to ease the impact of the ongoing socio-economic crisis in the country. Martin Mabutho, CCO of MultiChoice Nigeria, told The Eagle that these discounts are […]

Continue Reading MultiChoice Offers Discounts to DStv and GOtv Customers in Nigeria

MultiChoice Offers Discounts to DStv and GOtv Customers in Nigeria

A group of tech innovators have created a crowdfunding platform to receive and distribute relief funds to financially distressed Nigerians. We Are Together is a crowdfunded COVID-19 relief fund for the country. The website was set up in response to the socio-economic distress many Nigerians face as a result of the global pandemic and the […]

Continue Reading Nigerian Tech Innovators Establish COVID-19 Crowdfunded Donation Platform

Nigerian Tech Innovators Establish COVID-19 Crowdfunded Donation Platform

With two weeks remaining, the nationwide lockdown is expecting to begin winding down as the government announced that the lockdown will be gradually eased. Still, South Africans continue to follow lockdown regulations, seek news and entertainment online and the country’s top ten Google searches reflect this. South Africans continue to follow lockdown regulations, seek news […]

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South Africa’s Top 10 Google Searches During Lockdown

Liquid Telecom has appointed Mark Townsend as new CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia. He will be directly responsible for the leadership and strategic management of Liquid Telecom’s business operations across the country.  Raised in Zambia, Mark has more than a decade of senior leadership experience with a long-standing career working across the ICT sector. His background […]

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Liquid Telecoms Zambia Appoints New CEO

Global navigation app, Waze is including COVID-19 related information across it maps in an attempt to make navigating essential trips – like visiting grocery stores, pharmacies or hospitals – during the pandemic a little easier for users. “As soon as the COVID-19 outbreak began spreading around the world, we activated our community and network of […]

Continue Reading Waze includes Navigation-Related COVID-19 Info on App

Waze includes Navigation-Related COVID-19 Info on App

Apple has officially launched its newest smartphone, the iPhone SE – modelled on the original 2016 design – which Apple says is “just what you have been waiting for”. According to Apple, “the iPhone SE packs our most powerful chip into our most popular size at our most affordable price”. The chip they’re referring to […]

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Apple Launches New iPhone SE

While there is a lot of uncertainty during this lockdown period, one factor remains consistent – business cannot come to a complete stop. Therefore, it is imperative that procedures – including that of recruitment – evolve to adapt to the new global reality. COVID-19 has, unfortunately, had an effect on employment worldwide and an influx […]

Continue Reading 5 Tech Tips for Recruiters in the age of Coronavirus

5 Tech Tips for Recruiters in the age of Coronavirus

Eight people in South Africa have been arrested for disseminating false information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, confirms Police Minister Bheki Cele during a media address on Tuesday, 7 April 2020. Previously, Cele and other authorities have on multiple occasions warned the general public against spreading fake news as it could cause people to panic unnecessarily […]

Continue Reading 8 People Arrested for Spreading Fake COVID-19 News in South Africa

8 People Arrested for Spreading Fake COVID-19 News in South Africa

WhatsApp is on a mission to slow the spread of fake news between users and that’s why it has imposed a strict new limit on message forwarding. Starting today, users who plan on forwarding a message that has been identified as “highly forwarded” will only be to send it to a single contact. A “highly […]

Continue Reading WhatsApp is Limiting the Forwarding of Viral Messages

WhatsApp is Limiting the Forwarding of Viral Messages

Facebook is ramping up efforts to help researchers and healthcare workers better understand the spread of COVID-19 through the Data for Good programme. In an official blog post, the social media giant says in order for public health systems to put the right kind of guidelines in place they need “better information on whether preventive measures […]

Continue Reading Facebook wants to Share User Location Data during COVID-19 Pandemic

Facebook wants to Share User Location Data during COVID-19 Pandemic

Google provides a unique insight into the major moments and top trends of the week based on the most popular searches conducted in Nigeria. Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google. The information goliath processes more than 40 000 search queries […]

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Nigeria’s Top 10 Google Searches this Week

Fintech software specialist, e4, has appointed Fikile Sibiya as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). This, according to the company, is apart of its mission to invest in internal infrastructure and strengthen governance. Upon taking up her new position, Fikile will oversee the vision, leadership, development and implementation of IT initiatives for the company. “Central […]

Continue Reading e4 Appoints Female CIO

e4 Appoints Female CIO

The estimated 120,000 NGOs currently operating in South Africa play a vital role in and around our society. They provide services to millions of people in terms of health, education and poverty alleviation. On 27 February was World NGO day, but for many, it wasn’t much of a celebration – these companies are locked in […]

Continue Reading INTERVIEW: Digital Payment Platform Offers Free Payment Processing for NGOs

INTERVIEW: Digital Payment Platform Offers Free Payment Processing for NGOs

On Sunday, 8 March 2020, people from all around the world observed International Women’s Day – a focal point in the fight for women’s rights. In support of this movement, Sasol is encouraging young women to harness their potential by entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields which, according to UNESCO, are made up […]

Continue Reading Sasol partners with Female Learners tackling STEM careers

Sasol partners with Female Learners tackling STEM careers

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company, announced the appointment of Sherifa Hady as the Channel Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In her role, Hady will oversee the channel team, working closely with them to build partnerships with resellers and distributors across the region, exploring new and existing opportunities for mutual […]

Continue Reading Aruba Appoints Female EMEA Channel Sales Director

Aruba Appoints Female EMEA Channel Sales Director

Folding@Home, a computing project that uses distributed processing power to find cures for dangerous diseases has announced that it is now working towards finding the answer to defeat the coronavirus. This information comes via My Broadband. The Stanford University project relies on the donated and volunteered computing power from PC and laptop users around the […]

Continue Reading PC Gamer? Volunteer your Rig to Find the Cure for Coronavirus

PC Gamer? Volunteer your Rig to Find the Cure for Coronavirus

DStv can be expensive and while many South Africans enjoy the service, many more say they can live without it – especially if they’re in a financial pinch. However, according to financial planning expert David Kop – this can actually cost you money instead, especially if you love your sports. My Broadband reports via Finweek […]

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Continue Reading Cutting DStv Due to Financial Pressure? Keep Watching, Sports Fans

Cutting DStv Due to Financial Pressure? Keep Watching, Sports Fans

South Africa is host to a massive digital divide – a phenomenon that exists between socio-economic lines that continues to stop millions of South Africans from achieving more than the circumstances they were born into. A new company, HeroTel, which has slowly come to fruition in South Africa via a lengthy process of acquiring smaller […]

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Continue Reading INTERVIEW: New Telco Hopes to Bring “Excellent, Affordable” Internet to Everyone in SA

INTERVIEW: New Telco Hopes to Bring “Excellent, Affordable” Internet to Everyone in SA

The Fix Scholarship and Software AG South Africa have partnered up to launch the Software AG Social Innovation Startup Programme – an initiative aimed at providing assistance to tech-enabled startups to solve their biggest social challenges, including providing networks, best practices and capital to scale in the industry. “With technology advancing globally and the visible […]

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Continue Reading The Fix Scholarship and Software AG SA call on Female Tech-Startups

The Fix Scholarship and Software AG SA call on Female Tech-Startups

Behind technology, there are always humans, so any technology or cybersecurity tool used in business is impossible to apply without professionals. And there is no denying that a shortage of talent is a constant challenge in cybersecurity, with a gap of almost three million positions in the industry workforce globally. Andrey Evdokimov, Head of Information […]

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Continue Reading INTERVIEW: The future of work in cybersecurity

INTERVIEW: The future of work in cybersecurity

Google has announced a fund of $1 million for Google.org to support new and innovative ideas in the sphere of privacy, trust and safety in order to make online access across sub-Saharan Africa safer for families, and especially children. The ‘Be Internet Awesome programme’ is being launched in South Africa, Nigeria and the Netherlands on […]

Continue Reading Google Announces $1 Million Internet Safety Fund for African Children

Google Announces $1 Million Internet Safety Fund for African Children

The South African Police Service (SAPS) and Facebook have announced a new partnership to help find missing children by sending Amber Alerts to the Facebook community in South Africa. The first of its kind in Africa, the Amber Alert system will enable the South African Police Service to seek assistance from the public when it [&hellip

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Facebook and SAPS Launch Amber Alerts

Internet Solutions (IS) recently announced that it had appointed Dr Setumo Mohapi as Managing Executive. Dr Mohapi will replace Saki Missaikos who has been appointed as Chief Strategy and Go-to-Market executive for Dimension Data. Mohapi is said to be a highly respected leader and has achieved a number of accolades during his time in both [&hellip

Continue Reading Internet Solutions appoints new Managing Executive

Internet Solutions appoints new Managing Executive