vivo Mobile has announced that it will be extending its offering in South Africa with the introduction of two new handsets. The Y12 and Y30, both evolutions in the Y-series will enter ahead of 5G towards the end of 2020. vivo CEO, Jeff Cao says that the company plans to sit rank the top tier […]

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vivo to Launch Two New Devices in South Africa

Konnect Africa, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, is offering its services to the South African authorities to help them manage the COVID-19 health crisis. Konnect Africa, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, is offering its services to the South African authorities to help them manage the COVID-19 health crisis.Click To Tweet The communications company says that […]

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Konnect Africa Offers Free Internet to Clinics in South Africa during Pandemic

The Competition Commission announced that the proposed acquisition of Cell C assets by Gatsby SPV has been conditionally approved. “The Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal to conditionally approve the proposed transaction in which Gatsby SPV intends to acquire certain assets of the mobile network operator, Cell C,” the Commission in an official statement. […]

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Competition Commission Approves Cell C Recapitalisation

FNB has been harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to reimagine risk management and forensic due diligence processes. The result is the ability to review profiles for various financial crimes holistically, more rapidly, and more consistently, and free up the time of analysts to perform the functions that they remain better suited to than AI. FNB claims […]

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FNB is Leveraging AI to Redefine Risk Management

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 […]

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South Africans Ready to Disclose Their Online Activity to the Government

Samsung has officially introduced the new addition to the Galaxy A series – the A31. According to the smartphone giant, this device has been designed for a generation that wants to express themselves to the world and look good doing it. “The Galaxy A Series has always stood for value. The Galaxy A31 embodies this […]

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Samsung Introduces the New Galaxy A31

Since the onset of COVID-19 and the consequential lockdown, reliable and fast Internet connectivity has become a vital requirement for businesses and individuals working and learning from home. Expansion in the digital economy and the resultant exponential growth in demand for connectivity is driving the laying of underground fibre-optic cable to feed internet-hungry homes and […]

Continue Reading Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa Prepare for Massive Demand in Data Services

Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa Prepare for Massive Demand in Data Services

Despite being 11 years old, Minecraft sales have officially topped 200-million copies, with a total of 126-million people playing the game monthly. Microsoft is detailing the latest sales figures just as Mojang Studios celebrates 11 years since the first Minecraft alpha build was originally released. Microsoft has also seen a big increase in Minecraft usage […]

Continue Reading Minecraft Maintains its Incredible Popularity as Sales Top 200-Million

Minecraft Maintains its Incredible Popularity as Sales Top 200-Million

Traditional models of business funding need a re-think if South Africa’s small businesses and entrepreneurs are to emerge from the financially crippling “winter of coronavirus” into a spring of growth and rejuvenation. Accepting that downturns, recessions and economic crises are inevitable, one needs to shift the focus into building “Zebra” companies – sustainable businesses with […]

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To Emerge from COVID-19 Businesses Will have to “Re-Think” Traditional Models

As South Africans continue to adjust to new ways of living and working, MultiChoice South Africa has expanded its content selection, value and reach. The multimedia producer is opening up a world of online learning, series and movies to its DStv customers from 19 May 2020. “As the nationwide lockdown continues, MultiChoice continues to provide […]

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MultiChoice to Provide Free Online Learning and Entertainment

Johannesburg-based Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a subsidiary of Econet Global, has announced the release of ‘Sasai TeamTalk’, a voice and video conferencing service that takes up to 20 people on one call. The service, coming at a time when many countries have imposed restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, will […]

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Johannesburg Fintech to Launch an All-in-One Video Conferencing App

As businesses across South Africa start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance. This means that employers will have to make extra changes to their regular operations in order to open and stay safe. Technology can play a critical role in helping businesses implement these back-to-work protocols through the […]

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3 Digital Solutions from Vodacom to Get South Africans Back to Work Safely

Facebook, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) are working together to encourage people to donate blood. Starting on Monday, 18 May 2020, South Africans who are over 18 years old will have the option to sign up as blood donors on Facebook, be notified when blood donor […]

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Facebook and SANBS Partner to Increase Blood Donations in South Africa

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

Amazon Web Services (AWS) – alongside launching its next wave of data centres in South Africa – has partnered with Vodacom to grow the South African mobile networks offering further and deliver improved business, cloud and other solutions to its clients. “Vodacom is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with operations across the African continent, so […]

Continue Reading Vodacom Welcomes Launch of AWS Data Centres in South Africa

Vodacom Welcomes Launch of AWS Data Centres in South Africa

The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) followed up its inaugural launch with a 2nd Chartered CIO Council meeting online amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The Chartered CIO Council is an inclusive advisory & advocacy council for the South African MICT sector, established by the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) the Information Technology professional body […]

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The 2nd Chartered CIO Council meeting

As digitization makes its way into Africa across sectors and industries, digital payment methods are being offered as safe and convenient alternatives to traditional options. Borderless Access conducted a study across South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria to explore the uptake of digital payment methods, including e-wallets, money payment apps, and mobile money transfer. It […]

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What South Africans Think of Digital Payment Methods

Credence Security — a leading regional distributor of specialised solutions in cybersecurity, forensics, governance, risk and compliance — has announced a new partnership with award-winning global endpoint and perimeter-protection vendor ESET to cover Southern Africa. In selecting a partner to expand its footprint in southern Africa, ESET was attracted to Credence Security’s regional reach as […]

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Credence Security Chosen by ESET as Distribution Partner for Southern Africa

You might be thinking, “What on earth is arbitrage trading?” or “I’ve heard of this before and always wondered what it is”. Whichever one you thought of, we’re going to make the understanding of what it is and how to take advantage of it as simple as possible.  OVEX – one of South Africa’s top […]

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Bitcoin Arbitrage: The Story of Free Money

In response to the increased demand for home connectivity during the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa, Telkom has reduced prices and removed caps on its copper-based DSL broadband portfolio to new customers. Telkom’s new promotional prices start from R199 ($10.72) for an initial 6-month period for a 4 Mbps line, with the company hoping to […]

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Telkom Cuts Uncapped Data Prices

Alphabet’s Loon and Vodacom have signed a deal to use Loon’s balloon-powered Internet solution to expand the Vodacom network in Mozambique. In terms of the agreement, Loon will help Vodacom provide service to under-served parts of the country with a network of floating cellphone towers that operate 20 kilometres above Earth. Using the Loon solution, […]

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Loon and Vodacom Increase Internet Access in Mozambique

MTN Business has announced that it will donate 5 000 smartphones, each preloaded with 3GB of data, to the Limpopo Provincial Department of Health. These devices are to be distributed to field workers for the conducting of tests, screening of citizens and tracing of people that may have come into contact with patients that have […]

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MTN Donates 5000 Smartphones to COVID-19 Field Workers

New startup Rentoza is Africa’s first on-demand rental platform. Started by a group of 4 South Africans convinced the stuff hiding in the bottom of their cupboards and garages should be paying rent for taking up so much space – stuff that they didn’t want to sell because they might need them again. So often […]

Continue Reading INTERVIEW: Rentoza – Africa’s First On-Demand Rental Platform

INTERVIEW: Rentoza – Africa’s First On-Demand Rental Platform

South African network provider, Cell C says that it’s reevaluating some of the jobs at executive and management level – this process could deem certain positions redundant and ultimately result in job cuts. .@CellC says that it’s reevaluating some of the jobs at executive and management level – this process could deem certain positions redundant […]

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Cell C Faces Potential Job Cuts

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

As more South Africans return to work in May, workplaces are re-designing to combat COVID-19 infection, while simultaneously reassuring workers are the new priority. Fortunately, South African innovation is rising to the challenge of reimagining shared workspaces in the COVID-19 era and a timely example of this is HealthID. Launched this week by a group […]

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Workplace Health Surveillance Tool Launched in South Africa

Ericsson has announced the appointment of Todd Ashton as the Vice President and Head of Ericsson South & East Africa. Prior to assuming this role, Ashton served as the Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Global Customer Unit Axiata within Ericsson in Market Area South East Asia Oceania & India. “We are […]

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Ericsson Appoints New Head of South and East Africa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that it will give 30 days free access to the company’s Learning-as-a-Service Platform – provided users register before the end of May 2020. Offering around 5000 hours of training across numerous modules, the HPE Digital Learner Platform acts as a global example of how digital learning is exploring access […]

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HPE Offers Digital Learning Platform to all South Africans

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. […]

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Children’s Internet Activity Increases by 200% During Lockdown

Amazon Web Services (AWS) – alongside launching its next wave of data centres in South Africa – has partnered with  Vodacom to grow the South African mobile networks offering further and deliver improved business and cloud solutions. “Vodacom is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with operations across the African continent, so naturally we are very […]

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AWS Partners with Vodacom to Improve Business and Cloud Solutions

With the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in full effect, Vodacom has put numerous measures in place to protect customers and employees. These include measures that have seen frontline agents now working from home as well as stepping up its reliance on TOBi – Vodacom’s chatbot. Using the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, TOBi was created and […]

Continue Reading Vodacom’s Chatbot Answers up to 20 000 Customer Queries per day

Vodacom’s Chatbot Answers up to 20 000 Customer Queries per day

As South Africa’s economy slowly starts regaining traction, MTN has announced that all of its 410 stores across the country would reopen. Around eighty per cent of MTN’s stores already began trading on May 1. Limited trading hours, a strictly controlled shift system, 2m social distancing barrier markings, and regular health-checks are among the key proactive […]

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MTN Plans to Re-open Stores across South Africa

Huawei is about ready to release the first device from its highly-anticipated P40 series. According to the Chinese tech giant, the P40 Lite is more powerful and robust than its predecessors – it also marks the second Huawei smartphone to launch in South Africa that comes standard with Huawei’s HMS ecosystem. The Huawei P40 lite […]

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Huawei P40 Lite to Launch in South Africa

Teraco has officially confirmed the construction of Teraco Cape Town 2 (CT2), a new 30MW data centre facility. This follows the company’s recent 60MW expansion announcement of its Johannesburg data centre campus in Isando and makes the Cape Town facility the second-largest on the continent. Jan Hnizdo, CEO at Teraco, says that the company is […]

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Teraco to Build Second-Largest Data Centre in Africa

In terms of risk versus reward, cybercrime is a highly lucrative industry. Research from Atlas VPN suggests that cyberattacks generate more than $1.5 trillion in revenue each year, and this figure is growing. This indicates that incidents of cybercrime are on the increase globally, and South Africa is no exception. In fact, South Africa has […]

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Cybercrime – Time to Focus on Prevention, Not Reaction

Vodacom has switched on its 5G mobile network in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town, after being assigned temporary spectrum by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA). ICASA had allowed Vodacom and other telecoms emergency access to high-demand radio frequencies last month, which included frequency allocations that operators have been desperately asking for in order […]

Continue Reading Vodacom is Offering 5G – Here’s What it will Cost You

Vodacom is Offering 5G – Here’s What it will Cost You

Vodacom has switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities – Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town – with further rollouts planned to other parts of South Africa. This network will support both mobile and fixed wireless services and is currently available on twenty-live 5G sites, 18 of which are in Gauteng and […]

Continue Reading Vodacom Launches Africa’s First Live 5G Mobile Network

Vodacom Launches Africa’s First Live 5G Mobile Network

Open-access fibre-connectivity provider, DFA has become the first telecommunications provider in 10 years to be granted an operating licence by the Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). The awarding of the Internet Access Provider Class B licence follows a successful launch and proof of concept phase for DFA’s Zimbabwe operations. The licence paves […]

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DFA Granted Licence to Operate in Zimbabwe

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has officially launched the Nokia C2 in South Africa. The device comes with a large 5.7” HD+ screen, a front-facing camera with flash and HDR photography and enough battery life to last from sunrise to sunset. “One of our main objectives is to bring great smartphone experiences to […]

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Nokia Launches C2 Smartphone in South Africa

The cryptocurrency sector continues to show strong growth despite a severe economic contraction since the global COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, Bitcoin is up 28% and is now trading at $8993. This could be attributed to the move towards a cashless environment, seeing as though the virus is can be transferred across surfaces, which augurs well […]

Continue Reading Cryptocurrencies Continue to Gain Traction as Global Economy Shrinks

Cryptocurrencies Continue to Gain Traction as Global Economy Shrinks

As South Africa imposed necessary restrictions on social distancing in March, three-quarters of South African consumers (75 per cent) say they are now using contactless payments, citing safety and cleanliness as key drivers. Consumer polling by Mastercard, studying changing consumer behaviours in 19 countries around the world, paints a picture of accelerated and sustained contactless […]

Continue Reading South African Consumers Make the Move to Contactless Payments

South African Consumers Make the Move to Contactless Payments

Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) has announced that it will invest $390 thousand to help South African news organizations navigate the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. As part of these funds, Facebook will work with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), a non-profit organisation with a history of working with publishers across the world. ICFJ […]

Continue Reading Facebook Invests $390k in South African Newsrooms During COVID-19

Facebook Invests $390k in South African Newsrooms During COVID-19

Many of South Africa’s healthcare facilities still run legacy systems that operate in silos, which means data needs to go through a streamlining process first. As this information is raw data, it might not correspond with other system architectures, meaning that information might not be in a format that can be used or read. Secondly, […]

Continue Reading Interoperability within Healthcare is Needed Now More than Ever

Interoperability within Healthcare is Needed Now More than Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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