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Healthcare at the click of a button

E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent...

By Matthew Donen 2 hours ago

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities...

1 day ago

Get ready for the AI startup retail CX revolution

Virtual chatbots are becoming commonplace in the B2B marketing sector as well as for general online consumer shopping. Here's what else to expect from the AI retail startup boom...

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn...

17 May 2017

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information...

By Sam Smith 16 May 2017

Bridging the digital divide in Africa

For many in developing markets, data remains a luxury and often agonisingly out of reach, even on mobile...

By Fabien Delanaud 16 May 2017

Fast-moving cyber attacks wreak havoc worldwide

WASHINGTON, US: A fast-moving wave of cyber attacks swept the globe on Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency...

15 May 2017

A new era for native mobile development?

Over the last few years, new languages have been introduced for both iOS and Android that could see the start of a new era in native mobile development...

By Matthew Longden 13 May 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study...

12 May 2017

Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub...

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

Opera injects $100 million in African digital economy

Mobile browser, Opera, is planning to invest $100 million (R1.3 billion) over the next two years to facilitate the growth of African digital economy...

11 May 2017

Why you need to invest early in IoT

As with all new technology, there is some reticence in business about the internet of things...

By Max Makgoale 10 May 2017

Xperien launches mobile hard drive shredding plant

Xperien has launched a mobile hard drive shredder plant, a fully equipped truck that provides on-site degaussing and destruction...

10 May 2017

CodeBus Africa to run student coding workshops

Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa have collaborated as part of the CodeBus Africa project which will run creative coding workshops for local students...

9 May 2017

Surge in demand for mobile connectivity

African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region...

9 May 2017

How BlackRhino is building Kenya's VR industry

Kenyan startup BlackRhino VR is playing a key role in developing the country's virtual reality industry...

By Tom Jackson 8 May 2017

Fastly brings quality content to Africa

Fastly is expanding and growing its edge cloud platform business into Africa through a collaboration with Workonline Communications and Teraco...

8 May 2017

Jasco Carrier Solutions rolls out in East Africa

Jasco Carrier Solutions has been introduced into the East African market. This expansion ties in with East Arica's Tier 1 and Tier 2 broadband strategy...

6 May 2017

SAP Rural Sourcing Management solution tailor-made to grow smallholder farmers

SAP has announced the launch of its SAP Rural Sourcing Management solution, tailor-made to support the growth of smallholder farmers in developing nations and meet the world's need for sustainable food production...

5 May 2017

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International

Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation, the two-day specialist event, taking place as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 19-20 June 2017, has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities.

19 May 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.

18 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU (SU) Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge (GIC).

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

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