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Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Broadband still unaffordable for millions

A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.

11 Dec 2013

Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013

SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy

South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.

18 Oct 2013

Thales keeps an eye on safety

To paraphrase from the iconic Star Trek, Africa is the "next (as opposed to the final) business frontier". And judging from exceptional recent economic growth, wealth in natural resources and sheer international business interest on the continent, it seems no-one has trouble believing this.

19 Aug 2013

MTN's earnings up 22% to 654c

MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.

14 Aug 2013

Vodacom Business wants to grow fast

Within five years‚ Vodacom Business could account for 25% of Vodacom South Africa's service revenue according to new plans revealed by Vuyani Jarana‚ chief executive of the company

5 Jul 2013

Africa must make better use of resources

Africa's agricultural‚ mining and energy resources could be better used to boost the continent's pace of economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development‚ according to a report released on Monday (27 May).

By Mariam Isa 28 May 2013

Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa

Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.

14 May 2013

IMF forecasts "solid growth" for Africa

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).

17 Apr 2013

Internet Society to host AfPIF 2013 in Morocco

The fourth annual African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), organised by the Internet Society, will be held from 3-5 September 2013 in Casablanca, Morocco. A unique regional forum, AfPIF facilitates discussions on African internet infrastructure challenges.

4 Apr 2013

Africa's growth driven by SA

Although Africa made huge strides in increasing human development in the past decade, gains could - with hundreds of millions of people being pushed into extreme poverty - easily be reversed should "significant progress" not be made in halting global warming.

By Schalk Mouton 20 Mar 2013

Hackers pose threat to Africa's governments

Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.

6 Mar 2013

Mobile money could encourage savings

Research in northern Ghana funded by SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) showed that mobile money can help foster a savings culture and address financial exclusion.

By Helmo Preuss 27 Feb 2013

US$950m to keep troops in Mali

ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE: West African nations will need aid worth US$950m to sustain and reinforce a military mission to help fight Islamists in Mali, Ivory Coast's Foreign Minister Charles Koffi Diby said Monday (25 February).

27 Feb 2013

MoneyGram remittance costs are just 5%

MoneyGram remittance costs are 5% or less depending on the size of the transaction‚ MoneyGram's Vice President for Africa Hervé Chomel told a media roundtable on Thursday (7 February).

8 Feb 2013

Huawei, Microsoft for Africa

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft announced on Tuesday (5 February) that it had teamed up with Chinese manufacturer Huawei to launch an affordable smartphone across Africa.

6 Feb 2013

Hollande's flying visit to Mali

SAVARE, MALI: President Francois Hollande arrived in Mali on Saturday (2 February) as French-led troops worked to secure the last Islamist stronghold in the north after a lightning offensive against the extremists.

4 Feb 2013

Hacker halts three SA websites

A hacker has claimed responsibility for disrupting SA's Department of Social Development's website and hacking those of the National Planning Commission and the National Population Unit.

11 Dec 2012

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