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SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"
SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"

Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand to benefit from Google implementing "mobile-first indexing"...

14 hours ago

Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa
Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa

Despite the ongoing spectrum constraints, Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78% of the population covered by 3G and 99.97% covered by 2G...

20 Apr 2018

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#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster...

By Robyn de Villiers 1 day ago

New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband
New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband

Did you know that 98% of your global data travels under the ocean on subsea fibre optic cables, not via satellites?

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Apr 2018

Jumia identifies five trends in Ghanaian mobile industry
Jumia identifies five trends in Ghanaian mobile industry

Jumia's recent Ghana Mobile Report highlights some key elements in the country's mobile industry as well as a few challenges and ways to solve them...

17 Apr 2018

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Developing next-gen hospitality solutions

A group of hoteliers and hospitality consultants decided to create a system of standards that worked together and had new functionality that would be adopted by the industry - 'next-generation solutions', they call it...

16 Apr 2018

IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO
IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO

The ninth Annual IT Leaders Africa Summit, which is taking place from 9-10 May 2018 in Cape Town, will zoom in on the evolution of the African CIO...

16 Apr 2018

Broadband connectivity to expand throughout West Africa
Broadband connectivity to expand throughout West Africa

A new partnership between Vodacom Business Nigeria and Intelsat will see broadband connectivity expand throughout West Africa...

13 Apr 2018

Third of South Africans feel mobile browsers are safer than social media apps
Third of South Africans feel mobile browsers are safer than social media apps

Opera's State of the mobile web report Q1 2018 reveals one-third of the surveyed internet users believe a mobile browser offers them more privacy features than a standalone social media app...

12 Apr 2018

Eric Jacobson, learning solutions manager at MTN Group.
MTN, Digital Skills Academy project boosts FTTH success

MTN and Digital Skills Academy has discovered that thorough consumer engagement boosts FTTH success...

11 Apr 2018

Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa
Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa

According to Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet's partner at Berkshire Hathaway, you understand the latticework, or mental model, for the industry/country you're entering, before you enter it.

By Alan Knott-Craig 9 Apr 2018

Consumerisation of travel: Millennials changing the face of business travel
Consumerisation of travel: Millennials changing the face of business travel

Millennials will soon become the largest group of travel customers, driving the evolution of the industry with a demand for cutting-edge digital solutions and a thirst for more 'bleisure'...

3 Apr 2018

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Scaling up game-changing agricultural innovations and technologies in Africa

The increasing occurrence and severity of extreme weather events linked to climate change necessitate all stakeholders involved in agriculture to ramp up their efforts of making sure that newer agricultural innovations and technologies are available to farmers...

By Esther Ngumbi 29 Mar 2018

Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0
Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0

It's essential that the tourism industry embraces the Industrial Revolution 4.0 to accommodate the digital advances that will make sustainability a reality...

By Enver Duminy 29 Mar 2018

Part III: The rules and language of the internet
Part III: The rules and language of the internet

Our 'how the internet works' series is dedicated to helping you understand what the internet is, what it does, and how it works...

By Jarryd Chatz 27 Mar 2018

No price increase despite VAT increase
No price increase despite VAT increase

Hetzner has decided to absorb the increase in VAT and not pass it onto their customers, keeping their pricing unchanged for as long as possible.

Issued by Hetzner 27 Mar 2018

More competition for MTN in Nigeria
More competition for MTN in Nigeria

MTN faces renewed competition in Nigeria, its biggest market, where a smaller competitor has set its sights on growing its network following a change in ownership...

26 Mar 2018

Africa CEO Forum.
Showcasing African startups and leadership

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

22 Mar 2018

IFEC product standpoints for African airlines, tech-savvy passengers and content producers
IFEC product standpoints for African airlines, tech-savvy passengers and content producers

As the exciting IFEC revolution takes shape, African airlines must comply by providing their tech-savvy passengers unrivalled customer experience onboard and African content producers a golden opportunity to tell the African story 35,000 feet in the air...

By Kevin Odhiambo Opiyo 19 Mar 2018

It's a Wize move with Pula Capital
It's a Wize move with Pula Capital

Innovative B-BBEE investment firm Pula Capital (the investment arm of LRMG) has acquired a majority stake in business improvement consulting company BizWize Consulting (BizWize)...

Issued by Pula Capital Partners 19 Mar 2018

Blocking of Broadcom-Qualcomm tie-up highlights 5G security fears
Blocking of Broadcom-Qualcomm tie-up highlights 5G security fears

WASHINGTON, US - The unusual move by President Donald Trump blocking a proposed takeover of Qualcomm by Singapore-based chip rival Broadcom highlights growing concerns about the rise of Chinese competitors in the telecom sector and related national security issues...

14 Mar 2018

Travelstart optimises digital customer landscape with relaunch of internal travel consultancy
Travelstart optimises digital customer landscape with relaunch of internal travel consultancy

"Travelstart Live is a new channel to engage customers where our digital platforms do not fit their shopping behaviour."

13 Mar 2018

Financially needy Vaal University students to receive bursaries in IT
Financially needy Vaal University students to receive bursaries in IT

Liquid Telecom South Africa and Vaal University of Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see more students accessing bursaries in the field of information technology...

13 Mar 2018

Applications open for Top Tech Tools for Women in Business
Applications open for Top Tech Tools for Women in Business

The ten-week 2018 Top Tech Tools for Women in Business course, hosted by the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, will kick off on 4 April 2018...

12 Mar 2018

MTN's ride-hailing app popular in Iran
MTN's ride-hailing app popular in Iran

MTN's ride-hailing app in Iran facilitated about 850,000 trips a day in December, which would rank it among Uber's biggest markets globally, management said recently...

12 Mar 2018

EOH ties disparate workforce together with Igloo
EOH ties disparate workforce together with Igloo

EOH has partnered with Igloo to bring to South Africa simple, yet sophisticated tools to manage employee collaboration, communication and knowledge...

Issued by EOH Coastal 8 Mar 2018

Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

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Balancing cybersecurity and internet freedom in Africa

With Bitcoin volatility making daily headlines, even those living in the technological 'Dark Ages' are realising that the future is digital...

By Yarik Turianskyi 21 Feb 2018

GConnect gets new management
GConnect gets new management

Exmile Technologies has purchased the going concern of WirelessG (which was under business rescue since August 2015), based on a revised and approved business rescue plan, from the creditors of WirelessG...

14 Feb 2018

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