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Global aviation’s IT company celebrates 75 years of innovation
Updated 6 hours ago By: Rebecca Campbell

Specialist air transport industry information technology (IT) group SITA is currently celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary. It should be noted that the first controlled flight of a powered... 


Absa Group CEO Arrie Rautenbach
Absa launches repositioned brand, aims for human-centred banking
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services provider Absa has launched its repositioned brand, signalling a shift to a more deliberately customer-centric business with the new brand promise being the theme ‘Your Story... 


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Teraco to build 120 MW solar plant after securing grid capacity allocation
21st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre infrastructure and services company Teraco will start construction of a 120 MW utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the Free State after securing its first grid capacity... 


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Telkom mobile subscribers near 20m
19th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Telkom’s mobile subscriber base is nearing the 20-million mark, amid increased next generation (NGN) product uptake. In the trading update for the quarter ended December... 


Icasa reopens telecoms loadshedding inquiry comments period
19th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has reopened the submissions process for its inquiry into the impact of loadshedding on telecommunications operators in South... 


Financial sector to use AI solutions to counteract sophisticated fraud strategies – SAS
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The challenge of fighting financial crime has become more complex and multifaceted, and the financial services sector will employ artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to counteract sophisticated... 


Most of construction industry expects busy, profitable 2024, survey shows
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A survey of the construction industry by construction software company RIB Software indicated that the industry in the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is looking... 


Teraco head of platforms Michele McCann
Teraco offers Google Cloud interconnect at Isando campus
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre services company Teraco will offer connectivity directly through Google Cloud Interconnect to the Google Cloud Johannesburg region at its Isando Campus. This announcement follows... 


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Shoprite Foundation launches robotics labs at KwaZulu-Natal high schools
1st February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of the first phase of a programme to provide technology support for various schools around South Africa, the Shoprite Foundation launched two fully equipped robotics laboratories at the... 


‘Funding winter’ sees investments in African tech startups drop
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Total investment into the African technology startup ecosystem fell by 27.8%, to $2.4-billion, in 2023, down from a record $3-billion in 2022, as the impacts of the global capital shortage began to... 


Almost half of South African companies needed overhaul after cybersecurity incidents
23rd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity company Trellix's 'Mind of the CISO 2023' report found that nearly half of South African organisations found it necessary to completely overhaul the skills and qualifications of their... 


Itac rebates for optic fibre cables, electrical apparatus imports
23rd January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) has created a rebate facility for the import of optic fibre cables and electrical apparatus used in international submarine... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
South Africa must build renewable energy momentum, and then move on to other sectors – Mavuso
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The rapid pace at which South Africa is building renewable energy projects, driven by private sector investment, is viewed as positive in the global context, including at the recently held World... 


More economic optimism, but CEOs concerned half of businesses may be unviable in a decade
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While the proportion of CEOs who are optimistic about global growth prospects increased from 18% to 38% in assurance, advisory and tax services company PwC's twenty-seventh 'Annual Global CEO... 


Global AI Governance Alliance calls for inclusive access to AI data, resources and education
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Artificial Intelligence Governance Alliance (AIGA) is calling on experts from various sectors to address several key areas of AI, including improving data quality and... 


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Joshco releases app to help tackle fraud, corruption in housing application process
18th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In a strategic move to tackle inefficiency, fraud and corruption, the Johannesburg Social Housing Company (Joshco) has transitioned from a paper-based application process to a leasing app. The... 


Datacentrix CEO Ahmed Mahomed
Convergence to acquire Datacentrix from Alviva
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity investment management company Convergence Partners, through its Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF), has entered into a definitive agreement with information and... 


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Critical infrastructure failure the biggest business risk in South Africa this year
16th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Critical infrastructure blackouts have emerged as the number one risk for businesses in South Africa for the second consecutive year, highlighting the severe impact of power outages and the failure... 


Generative AI set for scaling up in 2024, but few are embracing it
12th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Artificial intelligence (AI), and generative AI (GenAI), is one of the top three topics being discussed among executives worldwide and across sectors, and GenAI is set to be scaled up during the... 


95% of companies have an AI strategy, only 14% ready to integrate it – Cisco
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), especially generative AI (GenAI), are leading to a once-in-a-generation shift, which is opening new opportunities and transforming industries, modes of... 


South African companies vulnerable to cyberthreats owing to affordability challenges
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa experienced 230-million cybersecurity threats in 2022, while the second most attacked African country Morocco experienced 71-million attacks. South Africa is particularly vulnerable... 


EU invests $30m in African digital technology aid fund
10th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Luxembourg-headquartered lending institution of the European Union (EU), European Investment Bank (EIB) Global has announced a $30-million equity investment in Seedstars Africa Ventures’ Fund I,... 


Ericsson, MTN extend partnership to boost financial inclusion across Africa
9th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology giant’s Ericsson and MTN Group have strengthened their partnership to broaden the scope of financial inclusion across Africa by using MTN’s Mobile Money... 


Lelapa AI develops language models for customer interaction
Lelapa AI develops language models for customer interaction
13th December 2023

The use of artificial intelligence, or AI, is being explored in many different industries, and Africa, like the rest of the world, stands to benefit from its uses, one of which is to improve... 


SITA appoints acting MD as Mabaso steps down
8th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The South Africa State Information Technology Agency (SITA) MD Dr Bongani Mabaso has asked to be released early from his five-year contract to pursue his interests elsewhere. The SITA board has... 


MTN, Huawei launch solar, battery solution for SMEs
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As demand for reliable backup power solutions rises amid persistent loadshedding, MTN Business, in collaboration with Huawei and Verteco, has launched the Power-M inverter and battery solar... 


Airbus, BMW Group open submissions for transport quantum computing challenge
8th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Aerospace company Airbus and automotive manufacturer BMW Group have launched the global Quantum Computing Challenge, seeking candidates to develop a solution to mobility challenges, such as... 


UN University rector and UN under-secretary-general Professor Tshilidzi Marwala
AI can help humanity, but data and computing needed to enable its use
7th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A specially trained neural network artificial intelligence (AI) system can use the signal from an electroencephalogram to detect epilepsy symptoms with a 90% accuracy, can work constantly and its... 


South African companies face challenges to compete globally, digital innovation index shows
7th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

South African companies face tremendous challenges to compete on the global market, while simultaneously addressing local socioeconomic inequalities and nurturing nationwide prosperity, amid global... 


MTN announces executive changes
6th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN Group COO Jens Schulte-Bockum is preparing to step down from his roles following the conclusion of his fixed-term contract on March 31, 2024. Schulte-Bockum, who will continue to serve as a... 


Tomorrow.io, MTN Group partner for early weather warnings in Africa
6th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new collaboration is set to leverage satellite monitoring, artificial intelligence (AI), mobile connectivity and cloud computing to provide critical early warnings and weather information to... 


Liquid Intelligent Technologies appoints new CFO
5th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies has appointed Lerato Dipuo Phueginia Pule as CFO for its South Africa operations, effective February 1, 2024. Pule, a qualified... 


Nashua Kopano launches non-line-of-sight fixed wireless solution
5th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Workspace solutions company Nashua Kopano has launched its fixed wireless technology solution called Hypersync that is designed for organisations located on sites without a clear line of sight to... 


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MTN South Africa takes new AI step as it launches chatbot
4th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN South Africa has unveiled its internally-launched employee Artificial Intelligence- (AI-) driven chatbot, which will ultimately redefine customer engagement and set new... 


Momentum Investments Research Hive research strategist Professor Evan Gilbert
Momentum sponsors machine learning in finance research chair with Stellenbosch University
1st December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Investment management company Momentum Investments has established the Momentum Investments Research Chair for research into machine learning (ML) in finance in conjunction with Stellenbosch... 


CSIR launches research commercialisation enterprise
CSIR launches research commercialisation enterprise
29th November 2023

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, launched its intellectual property commercialisation enterprise C-Cubed to commercialise its initial portfolio of 18 technologies.... 


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