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The transformational power of cloud in Africa

In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients...

By Brett Parker 25 Oct 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Analysts overlook Vodacom performance letdown

Vodacom has missed revenue growth expectations for the three months to June, but analysts are upbeat about the group's performance...

By Thabiso Mochiko 22 Jul 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both...

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

HTA achieves OSHAS 18001 standard in DRC

Independent telecoms towers company Helios Towers Africa (HTA), with operations in Ghana, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has achieved the internationally recognised OSHAS 18001 standard in the DRC.

26 Mar 2014

Altech to sell its non-core stake in Liquid for US$55m

Allied Electronics Corporation's (Altron) subsidiary‚ Altech‚ is to dispose of its 8.6% stake in Liquid Telecommunications Holdings‚ the company said.

16 Jan 2014

Rwanda rolls out free wireless in bid for business boom

KIGALI, RWANDA: It's a scene any visitor would be surprised to see deep in central Africa: a tech-savvy consumer sitting in a restaurant and surfing a broadband connection with a smartphone, tablet and laptop.

22 Oct 2013

Dodgy deal puts SA troops at risk

A series of damning military reports highlights alleged multimillion-rand tender irregularities said to have endangered thousands of South African troops battling rebels across Africa.

2 Oct 2013

SANDF says bulletproof vests were "worn correctly" in Bangui

The military has distanced itself from remarks by a senior officer on the use of bulletproof vests in a Central African Republic battle that left 15 South African soldiers dead.

24 Jul 2013

Vodacom's quarterly revenue of R17,5bn

Mobile services group Vodacom on Thursday (18 July) reported a 3% rise in group revenue to R17.5bn for the June quarter.

18 Jul 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 to fund rapid response forces

Africa will not rely on funds from former colonial powers to support the establishment of an interim rapid reaction force to respond to coups on the continent, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday (19 June).

20 Jun 2013

DRC gets 1,300 SA troops

Tight security has been thrown around the deployment of more than 1,000 heavily armed South African troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

By Graeme Hosken 18 Jun 2013

93 SA soldiers on rape, murder charges

The SA National Defence Force has charged 93 soldiers for offences including murder, rape and sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

14 Jun 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

Troops return to CAR region

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula confirmed last week that South Africa had deployed troops to countries neighbouring the Central African Republic to assist with the withdrawal of SANDF forces in the CAR. She was speaking to journalists at the Cape Town Press Club.

27 May 2013

Germany praises SA's role in Africa

Germany's Foreign Affairs Minister Guido Westerwelle praised South Africa on Monday (29 April) for its interventions in strife-torn countries on the African continent.

30 Apr 2013

MTN now has 195m subscribers

Mobile phone operator MTN has increased its subscriber numbers by 3.2% in the first quarter 2013 and now has 195.4m users of its service in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

26 Apr 2013

Political points from deaths claims minister

Opposition parties were accused on Tuesday (23 April) of seeking to score political points from the death of South African soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR).

24 Apr 2013

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