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Mobile game to help law enforcement officers in the fisheries sector
10th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Nelson Mandela University's (NMU's) FishForce Academy has developed a mobile game to help law enforcement officers in the fisheries sector. The game features a virtual simulation environment of... 


Teraco buys Great Westerford building in Cape Town that hosts its CT1
10th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre and interconnection services provider Teraco has acquired the iconic Great Westerford building, in Rondebosch, Cape Town, which hosts its CT1 data centre, from Ingenuity Property... 


Paratus Zambia secures gateway licence, right to resell Internet capacity
10th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

African telecommunications company Paratus has been been awarded a data gateway licence in Zambia from the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (Zicta).  Paratus Zambia can... 


40% of industrial control systems attacked with malware in 2022 - Kaspersky
3rd February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Throughout 2022, 40% of industrial control system (ICS) computers globally and 47% of ICS computers in Africa were attacked with malware, says cybersecurity company Kaspersky's Industrial Control... 


Altron appoints HR executive, company secretary
3rd February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed technology group Altron has appointed Pam Xaba as group executive for human capital and Mbali Ngcobo as group company secretary, effective February 1. Xaba, who was appointed acting... 


Nokia builds multi-terabit pan-African optical backbone for Liquid Intelligent Technologies
2nd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A new agreement between Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Nokia will see the launch of a first-of-its-kind network connecting subsea landing stations in Kenya, South Africa and the Democratic... 


Teraco to expand data centers with $680m in debt funding
31st January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest data-center company, raised R11.8-billion in funds to assist with its expansion plans and power build-out, said its CFO Samuel Erwin. Just under half of... 


Convergence closes $296m Africa digital inclusion infrastructure investment fund
30th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity investment company Convergence Partners has successfully closed its Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF) at $296-million, surpassing its initial target by more... 


Ivanhoe, SES extend partnership for satellite connectivity at Kamoa-Kakula
23rd January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Satellite connectivity provider SES and Africa-focused mining company Ivanhoe Mines has reached a new agreement to continue to provide the Kamoa-Kakula copper project, in the Democratic Republic of... 


Data centres can use renewable energy to reduce their carbon-intensity
20th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre operators that buy large amounts of electricity can make huge strides in carbon reduction by embracing renewable energy across their operations and, as they invest in renewable energy... 


Technologies contributing to improved cybersecurity resilience
20th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Information and communications technology multinational Cisco notes in its 'Security Outcomes Report, Volume 3: Achieving Security Resilience' report, that the adoption of zero-trust, secure access... 


EOH says final R600m rights offer will reduce interest payments by about R100m a year
19th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology company EOH has released the final terms of its rights offer that will comprise a combined capital raise from the rights issue and specific... 


Netherlands to provide $10m to support digital economy in developing countries
18th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Netherlands has announced that it will provide $10-million to intergovernmental organisation the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) to help developing countries benefit... 


EOH expects local, global operating environments to be challenging this year
17th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services company EOH said the operating environment in South Africa continues to be challenging and the global economy remains under pressure,... 


VoltVision launches power analytics centre in Joburg
12th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Digitised industrial power networks company VoltVision has opened a global power analytics centre in Johannesburg that will provide expert technical interpretation of performance data from clients’... 


Ride-hailing inDrive app will cover costs of users' app data
11th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Peer-to-peer ride-hailing platform inDrive says all inDrive application (app) users in South Africa can use the service without incurring mobile data costs, as the company will cover the cost for... 


Robots trusted to do non-critical functions in manufacturing workspaces
10th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

In South Africa, 86% of manufacturing employees surveyed trust robots to do cleaning and 83% trust them to deliver parcels and orders, but fewer than half of employees, or 43%, would trust robots... 


Demand for earned wages access solutions rising, says fintech company
9th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Earned wages access (EWA) financial technology (fintech) solutions are helping consumers make payments in real-time for services, such as electricity and telecommunications, while also providing... 


Cyberthreats continue to increase, warns Kaspersky
9th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity services multinational Kaspersky's detection systems discovered an average of 403 000 new malicious files daily between January and October 2022, indicating 5% growth compared with... 


Solar panels, wind turbines and transmission lines
AfDB approves R2.2bn loan to DBSA
20th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

Development finance institution (DFI) the African Development Bank (AfDB) group has approved a R2.2-billion line of credit to the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to expand its portfolio... 


SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS
The Empty Trips digital freight exchange allows rail carriers to publish empty rail wagons on the platform, making this information visible to rail shippers so that they can book space on the rail wagons
Digital platform aims to improve SADC rail efficiency
16th December 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

A substantial percentage of all rail wagons in South Africa are empty when moving between destinations. In the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, only a small percentage of rail... 


EOH shareholders approve raising R600m through rights issue for growth
14th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Information and communications technology services company EOH has received unanimous approval from its shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting held on December 13 to raise up to... 


Equinix to invest $160m in South Africa data centre entry
13th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

Equinix plans to invest $160-million to build its first data centre in South Africa, as part of the firm’s African expansion push. The US data centre company will build its first facility in... 


Vodacom completes Vodafone Egypt acquisition
13th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom Group has completed the acquisition of a 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt from Vodafone Group. The deal became unconditional and officially completed after Vodacom... 


MTN GlobalConnect, MTN South Africa land 2Africa subsea cable in Western Cape
13th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The 45 000 km 2Africa cable has landed in Yzerfontein and Duynefontein, in the Western Cape, in South Africa, as it prepares to go live in 2023. MTN GlobalConnect, the 2Africa landing party in... 


South Africa’s analogue switch-off set for March 31
9th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is aiming to switch off its analogue signal and end dual illumination on March 31, 2023. Speaking during a media briefing... 


AIDAN HELMBOLD
infrastructure operators are focusing on long-term horizon objectives, which depend on the health and state of the network, and what investments must be made
Artificial intelligence creating new value-generation ways for operators of infrastructure networks
9th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the operation of infrastructure networks and within industries is leading to new ways of generating value for the companies and the users, says... 


FortiGuard assists Interpol with cybercrime detection support
7th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity company Fortinet's threat intelligence and research organisation FortiGuard Labs has provided evidentiary support to global policing collaboration organisation Interpol and African... 


Paratus to deliver satellite connectivity in 37 African countries for OneWeb
5th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

A new gateway being built by telecommunications infrastructure and service provider Paratus for broadband satellite communications company OneWeb, in Luanda, Angola, will facilitate the provision... 


Vodafone Group CEO steps down
5th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Telecommunications firm Vodafone Group CEO and director Nick Read has resigned, effective December 31. Current Group CFO Margherita Della Valle has been appointed interim group CEO. 


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Concrete steps towards decarbonisation in construction needed
2nd December 2022

As a significant contributor to global carbon emissions, the construction industry is being compelled to adopt more sustainable practices, especially if it is to meet climate change mitigation... 


MTN says long-running Turkcell litigation dismissed with costs
1st December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The litigation against telecommunications group MTN contesting the award of its 2005 telecommunications operating licence in Iran has been dismissed with costs. Since 2013, MTN and some of its... 


EPF CEO Joanna Govender
Construction technology innovation hub, portal launched
30th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

Public benefit organisation the National Construction Incubator (NCI), in collaboration with nonprofit organisation and technology hub the Empire Partner Foundation (EPF), has launched the first... 


MTN Ghana implements NCA disconnection directive
29th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN Ghana is starting the complete disconnection of all SIM cards that have completed the Stage 1 linkage of subscriber registration but have not completed Stage 2 of the... 


Zoho opening new offices in Africa following good growth
28th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Cloud and software as a service multinational Zoho will open new offices in Johannesburg and in Nairobi, Kenya, in the first quarter of next year. The company also has a team working out of Lagos,... 


Cybersecurity is fast emerging as a top risk, but responsibility thereof is a grey area
23rd November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The shift in how and where people work since the height of Covid-19 has left many people and organisations vulnerable to new and emerging cyber-risks, finds professional services firm PwC in its... 


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