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Vodacom and Tigo agree on mobile money interoperability

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA: Millions of M-Pesa and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania will soon be able to send and receive money directly into each other's wallets. This follows the recent signing of a mobile money interoperability agreement between Tigo and Vodacom...

25 Feb 2015 13:43

KPMG Global Africa Practice launches app to streamline business in Africa

The KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched their new Africa Business App, which provides businesses and investors with seamless access to the very latest Africa information about doing business across the continent...

Issued by KPMG South Africa 23 Feb 2015 10:20

Neotel, Dimension Data to sponsor discussions at IT Leaders Africa Summit

Neotel and Dimension Data has confirmed that it will be sponsoring a panel discussion at the sixth IT Leaders Africa Summit taking place from 18-19 March 2015 at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg...

23 Feb 2015 11:11

Africa Business App launched by KPMG

A new Africa Business App has been launched by the KPMG Global Africa Practice. It will provide businesses and investors with seamless access to the very latest Africa information about doing business across the continent...

17 Feb 2015 11:32

DR Congo's small firms bear the brunt of mobile services block

KINSHASA, DRC: Sales are down and business is slow - small entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo are bearing the brunt of an official clampdown on mobile Internet services and text messages...

12 Feb 2015 07:21

Rwanda strives to increase citizens' access to mobile broadband technologies

The Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT, together with the GSMA, have announced an agreement to undertake a series of initiatives to increase citizens' access to mobile broadband technologies across the country...

11 Feb 2015 07:05

[eCommerce Africa] How digital disruption is really redefining retail

Best you rethink your business model if you see digital as a pure replacement for traditional 'bricks and mortar' retail, says Colin Fleming, group e-commerce executive at Massmart...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Feb 2015 08:00

The globalisation of the African continent

Data consumption continues to grow at an incredible pace globally. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past two years, and the total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles almost year on year...

3 Feb 2015 14:05

How ICT and skills will sustain each other in developing Africa

ICTs can develop skills, which in turn can develop the ICT sector, in a 'benefit cycle' that can propel Africa into the mainstream knowledge economy, but more effort is needed to get this wheel rolling...

By Ayanda Dlamini 31 Jan 2015 11:23

Bad karma? Hackers hit Gaborone daily

GABORONE, BOTSWANA: The Editor of the Gaborone Mmegi suspects a state organisation is behind a hacking attack last week, reports Mail & Guardian...

30 Jan 2015 08:48

Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing

If we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth, we'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2015 14:00

Networks in Africa: The year ahead

SUNNYVALE, US: Major data breaches continue with a significant rise in those originating from mobile devices...

By Matthew Barker 29 Jan 2015 13:21

Teraco announces new funding package with Barclays Africa

Teraco Data Environments has announced that it has increased the size of its medium term funding facility to R400m, secured from Barclays Africa...

28 Jan 2015 09:10

The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device

Do you have an antivirus product on your mobile phone? If not, best you invest in one in order to protect against mobile fraud, as mobile payments and card-not-present retail go on the rise...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jan 2015 14:00

Lobola goes mobile

Not everyone is happy with a new mobile app that takes the African tradition of paying a bride price into the technological age...

26 Jan 2015 10:09

Organising your small business for the new year: Going (almost) paperless

Do you have papers lying everywhere in what you like to call 'organised chaos?' Make sure everything is in tip-top shape with these tips to go almost-paperless and reduce business clutter...

By Sophie Baker 26 Jan 2015 14:01

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

Ghana opens probe after government websites hacked

ACCRA GHANA: Ghana launched a probe on Wednesday after most of the West African government's websites fell victim to hackers...

23 Jan 2015 06:49

Zimbabwean wins Young Visionaries Fellowship Award

The Indian Government has awarded its Young Visionaries Fellowship Award to Zimbabwean call centre expert, Rinos Mautsa for his contribution to the growth of the country's call centre industry...

19 Jan 2015 07:25

Gemalto opens regional office in Côte d'Ivoire

Digital security company, Gemalto, has announced that it will be opening an office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, as part of the group's strategy of being a global player with a local presence...

16 Jan 2015 09:40

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