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2017 celebrates 20 years of Africacom
2017 celebrates 20 years of Africacom

The recent launch event of Africacom kicked off the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of what is described as Africa's largest, influential, technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) conference and exhibition...

1 day ago

Seacom starts fibre rollout in Johannesburg south
Seacom starts fibre rollout in Johannesburg south

Seacom has started the rollout of eight kilometres of fibre in Meyersdal, Alberton with the aim to bring its high-speed fibre internet access services to business and home users in the southern areas of Johannesburg...

2 days ago

Internet becoming synonymous with economic access
Internet becoming synonymous with economic access

According to the Internet Access in South Africa 2017 study, the internet has become a vital tool for communication and information in South Africa...

2 days ago

Tshwane citizens save over R1bn through Project Isizwe
Tshwane citizens save over R1bn through Project Isizwe

The vast majority of Tshwi-Fi users use prepaid airtime for their mobile phones. Without free Wi-Fi, users would be paying 25c/MB...

3 days ago

Digital trust: the currency of the future
Digital trust: the currency of the future

Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the digital data shared across a vast digital ecosystem. And it may just become the currency of the future...

By Paul Williams 21 Jul 2017

African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future
African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future

African city planners need a split strategy and focus in their planning and development efforts...

20 Jul 2017

Vote now for Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards
Vote now for Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

The second edition of the Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards is open for nominations from and for eligible female professionals...

20 Jul 2017

Focus on high data costs
Focus on high data costs

Icasa is consulting the National Consumer Commission and the Competition Commission to find ways in which mobile data can be made more affordable...

19 Jul 2017

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not in the picture), the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, walk at dusk after attending their campaign rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, July 7, 2017. 
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Kenya's social media election: attack ads and data mining

A strikingly toxic campaign ad was unleashed online in Kenya just weeks before national elections -- a potentially explosive move in a country where politics and ethnicity are closely aligned...

17 Jul 2017

Vox calls for partnerships with wireless internet service providers
Vox calls for partnerships with wireless internet service providers

Vox is calling all wireless internet service providers (WISPS) to partner with it in an aim to enhance connectivity in towns where broadband coverage is limited, or where ADSL is old...

17 Jul 2017

Do you really WannaCry? A simple guide on how to get hacked
Do you really WannaCry? A simple guide on how to get hacked

You've probably read endless articles about how to protect yourself online. And that's fine if you're a chicken, or you want to plaster your life with bubble wrap...

By Melissa Viljoen 14 Jul 2017

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Bell Pottinger's wicked Wiki ways

Controversial London public relations firm Bell Pottinger seems to have side-stepped Wikipedia regulations and has been able to edit entries about the Gutpa family, leaked emails show...

10 Jul 2017

.africa roadshow kicks off in Ethiopia
.africa roadshow kicks off in Ethiopia

The .africa cross-continent roadshow to officially launch the new geographic top level domain (gTLD), kicked off at the 29th African Union (AU) Summit held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

10 Jul 2017

Chris Pinkham
Jumo appoints Amazon EC2 founder as active independent director

Jumo has appointed Chris Pinkham as an active independent director, effective immediately. Pinkham left his role as VP of engineering at Twitter in February 2017...

8 Jul 2017

Jumia receives global accolade
Jumia receives global accolade

African internet group, Jumia, has been named among the MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies of 2017...

6 Jul 2017

Frogfoot to deploy FTTH to another 15,000 homes
Frogfoot to deploy FTTH to another 15,000 homes

Frogfoot Networks has secured funding to deploy fibre to the home (FTTH) to 15,000 homes in Gauteng and the Western Cape as part of a 24-month roll-out programme...

5 Jul 2017

New Vodacom narrowband IoT lab in Midrand
New Vodacom narrowband IoT lab in Midrand

NEWSWATCH: At its new narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) lab at Vodaworld in Midrand, Vodacom aims to incubate and commercialise machine-to-machine and IoT systems using narrowband networking...

28 Jun 2017

The internet of everything water
The internet of everything water

Imagine a world where your spice cabinet reminds you to buy salt, or your cell phone sends a text message about the amount of water left in your water tank...

By Ihuoma Atanga 28 Jun 2017

Designing the perfect intranet + eBook
Designing the perfect intranet + eBook

A well-designed intranet can serve your company's communicative needs far better than a third-party service. Because it's designed with your specific needs in mind...

Issued by Interact RDT 27 Jun 2017

BitCo expands its national fibre network offering
BitCo expands its national fibre network offering

BitCo, a tier one provider of innovative internet, voice and connectivity solutions, has increased its national coverage...

Issued by BitCo 26 Jun 2017

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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN interviewed Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement... [video]

23 Jun 2017

Dmitry Okorokov
Wireless technology: Evolution versus revolution

Despite the fact that the world eagerly awaits the ‘next' technology, technologies undergo such rapid and significant evolution that there is little room for a revolution in this space. Wireless technology is no different...

By Dmitry Okorokov 23 Jun 2017

Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry
Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry

In years past, there was a dominant form of agricultural practice - sharecropping. A landlord would rent out his land, and farmers would rent it and pay in harvested crops.

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 22 Jun 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase
.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally...

21 Jun 2017

Three African startups win development prize
Three African startups win development prize

Uganda's BarefootLaw, Ghana's Farmerline and Kenya's Kytabu have been named winners of the King Baudouin African Development Prize...

By Tom Jackson 21 Jun 2017

Internet development in West Africa
Internet development in West Africa

MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service...

21 Jun 2017

Planned communities are SA's smart cities of the future
Planned communities are SA's smart cities of the future

A number of planned communities being built with connectivity at their core - and not Johannesburg and Cape Town - are leading the local race toward being truly integrated smart cities...

By Jacques du Toit 20 Jun 2017

Bilal Vallee, IT audit manager, Mazars Cape Town
The benefits of commercial landlords providing Wi-Fi to the masses

In 2016, there were over seven billion mobile devices in the world and the users of these devices demand connectivity for them...

By Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 20 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

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