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Mnangagwa seeks cash in Russia as Zimbabwe descends into chaos

By: Bloomberg     15th January 2019 Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he’s seeking loans from Russia on a visit to Moscow as protests erupted across his country Monday, leaving 24 people injured and five possibly dead. “I can’t say that we want this much or that much,” he said in an interview with the state-run Russian... 

Second member resigns from Ramaphosa's Eskom task team 

By: News24Wire      10th January 2019 A second member of President Cyril Ramaphosa's task team on Eskom has stepped down, the Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko confirmed to Fin24. Diko told Fin24 on Thursday via Whatsapp that Sy Gourrah of Actom had asked to leave the task team in December. 

Aramex Goes Live with WhatsApp Business Solution for Customers

22nd October 2018 Aramex becomes one of the first companies in the logistics industry to partner with WhatsApp for Business The solution will provide customers with a simplified, more secure and dependable customer engagement 

Sandoz launches global healthcare challenge access competition

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th October 2018 Novartis Group’s generics and biosimilars division Sandoz has launched its second Healthcare Access Challenge (HACk) in an effort to seek out broader digital solutions to local healthcare access challenges. The global Sandoz HACk competition is inviting entrepreneurs and innovators to submit... 

Africans fear trend towards levies on data, services

By: Reuters     18th October 2018 The brisk business Julius Kirya did from his cash transfer kiosk in the Ugandan capital has slowed right down with a new tax on mobile money. Many of his customers have returned to sending banknotes by hand, in some cases via motorbike taxi. How to tax digital revenues, from fintech to social... 

Uganda wants unit of MTN Group to list locally before licence extension

By: Reuters     16th August 2018 Uganda has asked the local unit of South African telecoms giant MTN Group to list some of its shares on the local stock exchange as a condition for renewing its operating licence, a top official told Reuters on Wednesday. Godfrey Mutabazi, head of telecoms sector regulator Uganda Communications... 

Second-hand textbook sales app wins e-commerce competition

By: Schalk Burger     6th July 2018 A second-hand textbook transaction application (app) written by a University of Cape Town (UCT) student was used from the start of the current academic year, and is being developed further to manage transactions after it won the UCT incubation competition. The app, Quillo, was developed by UCT... 

WASPA Continues To Invest In Mobile Safety Training For Teachers

14th July 2017 The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of SA (WASPA) will again be sponsoring digital safety training for educators participating in the ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition.   South Africa’s premier IT in education awards are a feature of iWeek, the country’s... 

Office workers prefer mobile over desk phones

22nd May 2017 In a recent report by Westcon-Comstor vendor partner, Avaya, workers are calling time out on “dumb phones” urging employers to allow them to make use of mobile devices.    The report, conducted by research company YouGov on behalf of Avaya, surveyed 3,000 global office workers, asking if they... 

Drought has exposed SA’s poor water management

5th May 2017 The drought, which has impacted many regions within South Africa for a considerable length of time, has exposed the poor – or in some cases lack of – water management ability of many water institutions, as well as the difficulties and inability of municipalities and their consumers to reduce... 

Software solutions enabling digital disruption will drive growth

By: Nadine James     10th June 2016 Manufacturers looking to improve their efficiencies and stimulate growth by obtaining new technology should search for a solution that enables their businesses to adopt disruptive technologies, says global software company SYSPRO. SYSPRO chief innovation officer Kevin Dherman explains that... 

Cell C launches LTE-Advanced in South Africa

26th April 2016 Cell C is pleased to announce the commercial availability of its next generation broadband technology, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town from today. LTE Advanced is the next major step in the evolution of our LTE network that will deliver customers much faster data... 

Technology trends give way to social trends

13th March 2014 2014 will be far less about new technologies and much more about how existing technologies and trends are going to change the workplace and our social lives. That's the word from Richard Firth, serial entrepreneur and CEO of MIP Holdings. "Every year sees various technology predictions across all... 

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