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Transforming agricultural education through technology
Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education...

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017

Nominations open for IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year
Nominations open for IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year

Marking its 60th anniversary, the Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) is calling for nominations for its Annual IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year Awards...

3 Aug 2017

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Apple Doctor lowers iPhone repair costs

In October 2016, Joffe and James Winter, co-founders of Apple Doctor, embarked on an aggressive strategy to bring down the prices of iPhone repairs in South Africa.

1 Aug 2017

Travel agents to benefit from travel aggregator platform, booking engine
Travel agents to benefit from travel aggregator platform, booking engine

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: TP Connects, working with British Airways as a new distribution capability service provider, has integrated directly to the airline's NDC APIs with a B2B reseller platform...

28 Jul 2017

TelOne introduces 'Alert Me' service
TelOne introduces 'Alert Me' service

TelOne has introduced "Alert Me" service for all its broadband customers, where customers will now be able to receive updates on their data balance...

27 Jul 2017

Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help
Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help

Fibre-based service provider Otel is busy laying out its own infrastructure, but it also sells data packages on other open-access fibre networks...

By Hadlee Simons 27 Jul 2017

Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?
Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient...

By Sybrand Bezuidenhout 25 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

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service
Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service

Nigerian startup, techAboki, has launched an on-demand gadget repair service aimed at connecting people needing gadget repair services with trusted, reliable and professional technicians in their locality...

By Tom Jackson 18 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

Iniel Dreyer
Backup, disaster recovery service an opportunity for resellers

Data management consulting company, Gabsten Technologies, has introduced a backup and disaster recovery managed service to resellers that service the SMME market...

17 Jul 2017

Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts
Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts

Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganising its global sales operations...

7 Jul 2017

Tech takes on travel
Tech takes on travel

Behind the scenes, in tourism, there's a new wave of business strategy driven by technology processes, all generated to create a better experience for the visitor...

6 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

Ride-hailing company partners with Orange Business Services
Ride-hailing company partners with Orange Business Services

Ride-hailing company Careem has joined forces with Orange Business Services to provide network and contact centre services as it continues expansion into other regions...

4 Jul 2017

Alison launches free course on NotPetya virus protection
Alison launches free course on NotPetya virus protection

Alison, a free online learning platform for workplace skills, has released a Certificate Course on the NotPetya virus, which has infected thousands of computers...

3 Jul 2017

How Bidvest Automotive maximises the value of its investments - case study
How Bidvest Automotive maximises the value of its investments - case study

After a major investment in a new dealer management software solution to replace an antiquated ERP system, Bidvest Automotive was struggling to access and create the depth and quality of management information...

29 Jun 2017

Why hoteliers need to do their homework before selecting a hotel management system
Why hoteliers need to do their homework before selecting a hotel management system

"Hoteliers need a solution that fits their needs. So if a solution is too small, it will not satisfy all their requirements. On the other hand, a larger solution may seem great, but..."

27 Jun 2017

South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods
South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods

The Consulta 2016 National South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) reflects that South Africans are fond of fast food...

22 Jun 2017

Rectron acquires majority stake in Palladium
Rectron acquires majority stake in Palladium

Rectron has acquired a majority stake in ERP software development company, Palladium, strengthening its software proposition in the South African market...

22 Jun 2017

The battle between travel bots and TMCs - who will win?
The battle between travel bots and TMCs - who will win?

AI assistants and travel bots may be gaining ground, but a sound digital solution that incorporates these tools should be complemented by a knowledgeable travel management company and consultant...

22 Jun 2017

Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans
Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries...

21 Jun 2017

#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs
#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs

NEWSWATCH: Today, Wednesday, 21 June 2017, South Africans were encouraged to join the #SocialMediaBlackout campaign...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

The power of personalisation in customer service
The power of personalisation in customer service

Recently I came across a radio interview with a “personal branding specialist”. Addressing the listeners, the guest spoke of the importance of clearly defining who you are...

By Wynand Smit 20 Jun 2017

SMS+ has the potential to replace USSD
SMS+ has the potential to replace USSD

SMS+ is a next-generation SMS (short message service) which, reportedly, has the potential to replace the two-decade-old USSD (unstructured supplementary data service)...

20 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

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