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Locally-developed chatbot helps South African diabetes patients
9th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

After a successful trial period of the product, South African healthtech company Guidepost is now rolling out an artificial intelligence- (AI-) powered chatbot that assists people with diabetes to... 

MTN Sudan faces complete network outage amid power cuts, fuel shortages
5th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN Sudan is experiencing a complete network outage after the main switch sites in Manshia and Garden City shut down owing to fuel shortages and grid power cuts. The operator, in an update to... 

190 countries agree to IoT security standard to simplify adoption
4th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

More than 190 countries that are members of global industry body the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Standardisation Sector (ITU-T) have approved the OneM2M... 

Low-cost, green Internet offers hope to South Africa’s digitally excluded
3rd May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Saudi Arabia, is developing new, energy-efficient, high-speed Internet systems that could deliver cost-effective and high quality... 

MTN Nigeria, Ghana report Q1 growth despite headwinds
28th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN Nigeria’s first quarter earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) expanded 17.7% to N302.7-billion during the first quarter of 2023. While the group’s Ebitda margin... 

Altron, NCR extend fulfilment date for ATM Hardware and Support Business disposal
25th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Altron and NCR Corporation have agreed to extend, by one month to May 31, the finalisation date for the fulfillment of the outstanding conditions precedent for the sale of the ATM... 

Capital Appreciation to acquire Dariel Solutions for R131m
24th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed financial technology (fintech) company Capital Appreciation has concluded agreements to acquire information technology (IT) software services company Dariel Solutions and its subsidiary... 

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Automation helps unlock data capabilities
21st April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

While digital technologies create vast quantities of data, the average plant uses only about 20% of the data that it generates – companies, therefore, are not fully exploiting opportunities to... 

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UJ and Schneider Electric expose students to 4IR
21st April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), energy management and automation multinational Schneider Electric and the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) Faculty of Engineering... 

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Company promotes automation, introduces hub
21st April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With more South African companies striving to remain competitive by streamlining their processes and increasing their efficiencies, demand for automation and power management solutions has... 

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Corridor Africa Technologies implements measures to mitigate telecoms infrastructure theft and vandalism
19th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications services provider Corridor Africa Technologies has implemented a number of measures to combat telecommunications infrastructure theft and vandalism. The urgency of the situation... 

MTN still South Africa’s most valuable brand
18th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN has been named South Africa’s most valuable brand for the twelfth time in the past thirteen years, according to brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance’s latest... 

Prysmian Group showcases first green-certified optical cables in the cable industry
18th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Energy and telecommunications cable systems company Prysmian Group has launched the first optical cables certified green and Eco Cable-labelled. The Eco Cable label is said to be the first... 

Raxio to build data centres in 7 African countries with $33m EAIF investment
17th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Pan-African data centre developer and operator Raxio Group has secured a a $33-million sustainability-linked debt facility commitment from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which will... 

Business email compromise, CEO fraud increasing and putting companies at risk
14th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

One of the most successful cyber-attacks of 2022 was CEO fraud, also known as business email compromise. It is one of the most profitable types of attack and has seen a significant increase, said... 

Cassava Technologies pledges R4.5bn in investment in South Africa
14th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cassava Technologies has pledged R4.5-billion in investment in South Africa through its business units, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Africa Data Centres and Distributed Power Africa. The... 

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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
7th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 

South Africa CIO Summit to welcome digital economy leaders
5th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

The International Data Corporation’s (IDC’s) yearly South Africa CIO Summit will take place on May 18 at the Sandton Convention Centre under the theme ‘Enabling the Digital Economy’s Leaders’. The... 

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Developing cybersecurity skills pipeline critical to fighting cybercrime
4th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Cybersecurity is one of the most significant risks facing South African companies and the government, as well as the world, with the World Economic Forum placing it among the top ten biggest... 

Netstar, Vodacom Business launch WiTaxi partnership
4th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Altron subsidiary vehicle tracking and telematics company Netstar and Vodacom Business have partnered to deploy a free in-taxi connectivity service, WiTaxi, for commuters. This partnership, a... 

WeThinkCode, Ekurhuleni West TVET partner to train youth with no coding experience
31st March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Nonprofit software development training academy WeThinkCode and the Ekurhuleni West technical and vocational education and training (TVET) College (EWC) have entered into a public-private... 

Seacom appoints new CEO
30th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications and managed services provider Seacom has appointed Alpheus Mangale, as group CEO, effective April 1, succeeding Oliver Fortuin, who resigned in March. Mangale, a seasoned... 

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Icasa works to identify, mitigate loadshedding challenges for telecommunications, broadcasting and postal sectors
28th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is actively in the process of identifying the constraints service providers are facing amid persistent loadshedding and identifying... 

Kaspersky blocked 220 000 attacks against IoT devices in South Africa in 2022
28th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity and digital privacy multinational Kaspersky detected and blocked 221 695 cyberattacks on Internet of Things (IoT) devices in South Africa, 45 562 in Kenya and 30 089 in Nigeria in... 

MTN deploys one of the first 5G Standalone Core in Microsoft Azure
20th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN has undertaken a proof of concept for a first-of-its-kind fifth-generation (5G) Stand Alone Core fully deployed in Microsoft Azure. The group now aims to use the proof... 

Competition Commission tables digital platforms inquiry terms of reference
17th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Competition Commission on Friday published a draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for a market inquiry into the distribution of media content on digital platforms in South Africa. The Media and... 

ARC’s portfolio resilient amid challenging macroeconomic environment
17th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed African Rainbow Capital (ARC) says its diverse investment portfolio has shown remarkable resilience in what was challenging macroeconomic conditions for all the firms it is invested in,... 

Telkom, Wits partner to establish R&D lab focused on industry solutions
16th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology group Telkom and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have partnered to establish a commercial research and development facility dedicated to... 

SARB deputy governor and Prudential Authority CEO Fundi Tshazibana
PayShap payment system aimed at reducing the need for using cash
13th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

South Africans can now make free real-time payments of up to R3 000 between bank accounts using the PayShap free payment system introduced by regulator the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the... 

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MTN Group reports strong 2022 earnings
13th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed MTN Group has increased its dividend as it reports a strong financial performance for the year ended December 31, 2022. During the year under review, MTN achieved a 3.8 percentage point... 

Ten schools to develop prototypes for STEM competition
10th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Ten schools in underserved communities have been selected out of 51 nationally to participate in Phase 2 of electronic equipment multinational Samsung South Africa's Solve for Tomorrow school... 

Paratus data centres receive quality, information and payment security certifications
9th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

All five of African telecommunications company Paratus' data centres have been awarded ISO 9001 quality management, ISO 27001 information security and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards... 

Telkom, Clickatell to launch mobile messaging payments
9th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Chat commerce and business messaging firm Clickatell has launched its Chat 2 Pay feature for integrated communications company Telkom to unlock the convenience of safe and effortless mobile... 

Reunert acquires IQbusiness
9th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Reunert, through wholly owned subsidiary Reunert's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) business segment, is set to acquire 74.2% of management and technology consulting firm IQbusiness... 

Microsoft Africa internet plan moves forward with fiber deal
2nd March 2023 By: Reuters

Microsoft Corp has reached a deal with Africa's biggest independent fiber network toward its goal of expanding internet access on the continent, its president Brad Smith said. The agreement, with... 

MTN, Huawei sign MoU to advance digital inclusion and sustainable development
28th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Group and information and communications technology (ICT) group Huawei have joined forces to strengthen strategic cooperation in environmental, social and governance... 

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