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Energy Vision to deploy purpose-built power systems for base stations in Nigeria, Gabon

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th April 2020 Telecom-focused energy service company Energy Vision is deploying purpose-built power systems for outdoor telecom sites across Nigeria and Gabon. The group ordered Swedish technology company eSite Power Systems’s eSite x10 as it expands its African operations into Nigeria, with additional power... 

Vodacom, Safaricom to accelerate M-Pesa growth following acquisition

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th April 2020 Telecommunications groups Vodacom and Safaricom plan to accelerate the expansion of M-Pesa into Africa following its acquisition for an undisclosed amount from Vodafone. The duo have formed a joint venture (JV) to incorporate the M-Pesa brand and its product development and support services, and... 

EOH reports lower interim revenue, but operating costs decrease by 31%

By: Schalk Burger     7th April 2020 Information and communication technology (ICT) services company EOH's revenue for the six months ended January 31, decreased by 21.8% year-on-year to R6.35-billion, mainly as a result of lower hardware and software sales, as well as legacy public sector enterprise resource planning implementation... 

Aladon opens South African software development office

By: Schalk Burger     7th April 2020 Asset management multinational Aladon has opened a new asset management software development office in South Africa. This forms part of the company's expansion into software development as part of its continued commitment to delivering high-quality, easy-to-use, cost effective and cutting-edge... 

Cooperative Governance dept launches Covid-19 citizen interface portal

By: Schalk Burger     6th April 2020 The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) on April 4 announced the launch of a digital communication platform, Unathi, through which, using natural language-guided questions, citizens can anonymously report Covid-19 symptoms in themselves or their family members,... 

Secure, designated digital channels important for remote work

By: Schalk Burger     6th April 2020 Flexible and remote working arrangements may pose a substantial and costly risk to employers from a cybersecurity perspective and it is imperative for business to review and adopt an information security policy that employees must adhere to, multinational law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr says.... 

Banking cyberattacks rise significantly in South Africa, 34% of computers vulnerable

By: Schalk Burger     6th April 2020 In January and February, almost 1% of connected South Africans were the targets of malicious programs targeting users’ bank accounts compared to 1% of local market being targeted during 2019 and the projections for the remainder of the year could be massive, says cybersecurity multinational... 

MTN maintains best mobile network status

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th April 2020 Telecommunications giant MTN has been named South Africa’s best mobile network for the first quarter of 2020. The MyBroadband Insights quarterly Mobile Network Quality Report shows that MTN has a network quality score of 9.69, down slightly from its score of 9.85 in the fourth quarter of 2019. 

Broadband Commission pushes for action to extend Internet access and boost capacity to fight Covid-19

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th April 2020 The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development has adopted an Agenda for Action outlining immediate measures that governments, industry, the international community and civil society can take to ensure a strengthened collective technological response to the Covid-19 crisis. The agenda,... 

Technology, software quality assurance provides business value, supports innovation

By: Schalk Burger     6th April 2020 Companies in Africa have recognised the value and importance of quality assurance processes for technology and software, as it underpins business growth, end-user satisfaction, cost control and security, quality assurance and software testing company Africonology CEO Mandla Mbonambi said in a... 

South African tech community throngs to help government fight Covid-19 threat

By: Schalk Burger     3rd April 2020 Hundreds of volunteer information and communication technology (ICT) professionals have contributed data, tools and skills to develop a vulnerability map that illustrate the communities most at risk from the Covid-19 pandemic. This map has been presented to a Presidential planning meeting,... 

Broadband Infraco, ItakaneICT partner to enable cashless platforms

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd April 2020 Broadband Infraco and ItakaneICT have partnered to deploy cashless payment platforms to rural and disadvantaged communities. The move will help in dispensing and transacting financially without using physical cash amid the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Wits researchers propose a simple solution to a geological conundrum

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd April 2020 Scientists at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Geosciences have proposed an explanation for a phenomenon that has long puzzled geologists. The researchers are Professor Rais Latypov and Dr Sofya Chistyakova and their research has been published in the journal Geology. The puzzle... 

New chair of financially beleaguered Necsa outlines priorities

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd April 2020 The financially-beleaguered South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), which falls under the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), had a new board appointed in late January, to oversee and turnaround the agency. The chairperson of this new board, which has a term of three... 

New chair of financially beleaguered Necsa outlines priorities

Vodacom Business launches Fast Forward Season 2

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd April 2020 Vodacom has kicked off the second season of its “Fast Forward” business workshops to equip entrepreneurs with the digital skills required to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Following the success of its first series last year, Fast Forward returned in March and has extended... 

Digital tools emerge as key means to support rural teachers

By: Schalk Burger     3rd April 2020 Research has found that mobile messaging service WhatsApp can provide rural teachers with organisational support, serve as virtual communities of practice (VCoPs) and support skills and professional development, Stellenbosch University (SU) Life Sciences facilitator and SU Centre for Pedagogy... 

Agri-fintech company moves to provide digital support for small-scale farmers

By: Schalk Burger     3rd April 2020 Agri-fintech company eSus Africa is supporting small-scale and emerging farmers by gathering and using data. Its onsite system enables farmers to gather machine and sensor data, monitor inputs and feeds from weather and agriculture agencies for planning and decisions, as well as record yields,... 

Schneider Electric academy develops smart energy management skills

By: Schalk Burger     3rd April 2020 As global power capacity is set to double by 2040, and with 80% more renewable sources than there are currently, Schnieder Electric is providing energy management training to meet the needs of heterogeneous and automated buildings and infrastructure, says Schneider Electric head of sustainability... 

Mobile testing, sampling units for Covid-19 launched 

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd April 2020 In light of the increasing number of Covid-19 local transmissions in South Africa, the Department of Health and government have stepped up capacity for testing across the country through procuring an additional 60 mobile sampling and testing units. In line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s... 

Mobile testing, sampling units for Covid-19 launched

South African school group develops, 3D prints face shields to protect healthcare workers

By: Donna Slater     2nd April 2020 JSE-listed independent education provider Curro Holdings is assisting several healthcare organisations around the country by offering the services of its three-dimensional printers, as well as its staff, to aid in the printing of protective face shields for medical workers currently fighting... 

Vodacom, Discovery to offer Covid-19 screening platform 

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd April 2020 Vodacom and Discovery have teamed up to develop risk assessment and virtual healthcare tools for citizens to assess their Covid-19 risk, schedule virtual healthcare professional consultations and get advice. The Covid-19 online healthcare platform can help to identify people who need health... 

Vodacom, Discovery to offer Covid-19 screening platform
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Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub

Altron seeks unbundling, London listing for subsidiary Bytes UK

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd April 2020 JSE-listed Allied Electronics (Altron) is pursuing a potential unbundling and separate listing of its UK subsidiary, Bytes Technology Group. Following a strategic review, Altron is mulling a listing and potential share offering of Bytes UK on the London Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on... 

Vodacom kicks off new price packages

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st April 2020 Telecommunications group Vodacom’s new 30-day data price packages, with price cuts of up to 40% and free data lifelines, went live on April 1. The group, as part of an agreement with the Competition Commission, will reduce the price of its 50 MB, 30-day data bundle by 40% to R12, effective... 

Road freight in sub-Saharan Africa goes digital with DHL’s Saloodo!

By: Irma Venter     1st April 2020 Digital freight forwarder Saloodo!, a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding, has launched a digital logistics platform for shippers and transport providers in South Africa, bringing the first digital road freight solution to the region. An efficient road freight network is a key conduit of trade... 

Road freight in sub-Saharan Africa goes digital with DHL’s Saloodo!
Saloodo! Middle East and Africa CEO Tobias Maier

Cell C latest telco to conclude agreement with Competition Commission

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st April 2020 Mobile operator Cell C has finalised an agreement with the Competition Commission over data cuts and digital inclusion. This followed the agreements made between the commission and telecommunication groups Vodacom, MTN and Telkom in March. 

Cell C latest telco to conclude agreement with Competition Commission

Vodacom e-School registration reaches one-million users

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st April 2020 User registration on telecommunications group Vodacom’s e-School platform is nearing one-million as South Africa’s schools remained closed. With the outbreak of Covid-19, all schools, universities and other educational institutions suspended operations from March 18 with no indication of when... 

Vodacom e-School registration reaches one-million users

Stellenbosch University researcher makes sanitiser from stale bread

By: African News Agency      1st April 2020 Researchers at Stellenbosch University say they have discovered how to make hand sanitiser using stale bread crumbs. An experiment conducted by SU food scientist Dr Stefan Hayward, using the university's in-house fermentation tank, yielded 18 litres of alcohol-based sanitiser which could come in... 

Stellenbosch University researcher makes sanitiser from stale bread

Self-sanitising coatings may help curb the spread of Covid-19 in hospitals

By: Donna Slater     1st April 2020 An innovative antimicrobial coating innovation developed locally by the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) researcher and inventor Michael Lucas, could provide a supplementary sanitising solution to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus in hospitals and other medical facilities. The... 

Self-sanitising coatings may help curb the spread of Covid-19 in hospitals
Michael Lucas

Kaspersky offers business products for free to healthcare institutions

By: Schalk Burger     1st April 2020 Cybersecurity multinational Kaspersky has offered healthcare institutions free access to its cybersecurity business products for six months to help them to deal with the surge in attacks against healthcare institutions and organisations, Kaspersky global sales network VP Evgeniya Naumova says.... 

Ford partners with GE Healthcare to produce 50 000 ventilators

By: Marleny Arnoldi     31st March 2020 Ford Motor Company and GE Healthcare have partnered to produce 50 000 ventilators within 100 days, at Ford’s Rawsonville components plant, in Michigan, in the US. This follows after the US government set a goal of providing 100 000 ventilators to Covid-19 patients in the country in 100 days.  

Ford partners with GE Healthcare to produce 50 000 ventilators

MTN makes strides with its Bright strategy

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st March 2020 Telecommunications group MTN has made strides in implementing its Bright strategy, with social and economic impact reported across its markets in Africa and the Middle East during the year ended December 31, 2019. The group on March 31 published its 2019 integrated, sustainability and tax... 

French company examining the best way of powering the SKA in South Africa

By: Rebecca Campbell     31st March 2020 French company Bertin Energie Environnement (also known, in English, as Bertin Energy & Environment), part of the CNIM group, has launched a study into options for the energy supply for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) core site in South Africa. This study is receiving financial support from the... 

Telkom to appeal Tax Court judgement, takes matter to Constitutional Court

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st March 2020 JSE-listed Telkom said on March 31 that it plans to appeal the tax court judgement against it in a dispute with South African Revenue Services (SARS). The matter relates to the tax treatment of the loss that arose in the 2012 financial year on the sale of a foreign subsidiary, which was heard by... 

Jasco slides into the red in first half

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st March 2020 Information and communication technology (ICT) group Jasco posted a weaker year-on-year performance, impacted by a slowdown in infrastructure spend resulting in poor results from ICT-Carriers and continuing losses in Power and Renewables, during the half-year ended December 31, 2019. Despite the... 

5G poised to aid coronavirus fight

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th March 2020 Fifth-generation (5G) technology will have a critical role to play in the world’s battle against Covid-19. A new white paper produced by advisory firm Deloitte and information and communications technology giant Huawei shows how the effectiveness of communication and data exchange has been... 

Vodacom chair retires

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th March 2020 JSE-listed Vodacom has appointed current lead independent nonexecutive director Saki Macozoma as chairperson, effective July 22, following the retirement of Jabu Moleketi. Moleketi will retire and step down from the board at the forthcoming yearly general meeting to be held July 21. 

Exports can support greater local automotive development

By: Schalk Burger     27th March 2020 Local economic headwinds may potentially be offset by increasing exports under the African Continental Free Trade Area, says industry body National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) CEO Mike Mabasa. The South African automotive industry currently exports to 155... 

Exports can support greater local automotive development
Photo by Donna Slater
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