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Bank on change in Africa
Bank on change in Africa

I have been part of the 'banked' segment of civilization since I was five years old. I have tried it all, from savings to home-loans, vehicle finance to credit card...

By Cobus van Zyl 1 Jul 2014 11:49

Tigo Business unit to support local organisations
Tigo Business unit to support local organisations

In an aim to support the needs of Tanzania's large corporate organisations as well as its small and medium-sized enterprises, Tigo Tanzania has launched Tigo Business unit to develop a series of products using high-speed fibre connections.

15 May 2014 13:36

Tigo to offer free mobile Facebook in Tanzania
Tigo to offer free mobile Facebook in Tanzania

Millicom has announced Tigo mobile customers in Tanzania will be the first in East Africa to enjoy free access to Facebook on their handsets, with the service also including the launch of a Facebook service in Swahilií.

By Agatha Nduku 25 Apr 2014 10:31

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014 07:39

Airtel Tanzania once again sponsor for Mwanamakuka Awards
Airtel Tanzania once again sponsor for Mwanamakuka Awards

This week Airtel Tanzania announced that it will once again be sponsoring the Mwanamakuka Awards, an initiative that aims to support women to achieve sustainable economic development from chronic poverty.

6 Mar 2014 09:32

Mobile Money transfer service between Tanzania and Rwanda launched
Mobile Money transfer service between Tanzania and Rwanda launched

Tigo, a subsidiary of the international telecommunications and media company Millicom has announced the launch of a pioneering cross-border Mobile Money remittance service between Tanzania and Rwanda.

26 Feb 2014 11:30

Danette Breitenbach
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

Vodacom lifts stake in Vodacom Tanzania from 65% to 82.2%
Vodacom lifts stake in Vodacom Tanzania from 65% to 82.2%

Vodacom said on Tuesday, 26 November, it had entered into an agreement with Cavalry Holdings Limited and its shareholders to acquire an additional indirect 17.2% interest in Vodacom Tanzania Limited to increase its total economic interest in Vodacom Tanzania from 65% to 82.2%.

27 Nov 2013 08:08

FNB's eWallet shows strong growth in Africa
FNB's eWallet shows strong growth in Africa

First National Bank's eWallet continues to show strong growth in its African operations with a 119% year-on-year increase. It has also maintained growth in SA with the total number of eWallets in all countries reaching 2.5m‚ an 84% increase from the previous financial year.

By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Oct 2013 10:52

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

Helios Towers Tanzania, Vodacom joins forces
Helios Towers Tanzania, Vodacom joins forces

Helios Towers Africa (HTA) has announced that its Tanzanian subsidiary, Helios Towers Tanzania, has reached an agreement with Vodacom Tanzania Limited to acquire 100% of its existing tower network in the country for stock and cash in the Vodacom Group's first ever towers transaction.

22 Jul 2013 12:19

Airtel creates borderless network
Airtel creates borderless network

Bharti Airtel, the global telecommunications services provider with operations in countries across Asia and Africa has introduced the ONE AIRTEL service which will further ease the burden of roaming costs whilst travelling.

6 May 2013 10:10

Dr KF Lai
A mobile Africa: innovation is key

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.

By Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013 11:07

Marcela Ospina
Mobile and digital trends in 5 African countries: a cultural interpretation

This piece addresses the intersections between technology and culture that I identified while doing fieldwork. Therefore, this is not the result of strict data analysis, but rather the outcome of an immersion in each of these cultures.

By Marcela Ospina 7 Feb 2013 12:15

[2013 trends] Africa poised for a great future
[2013 trends] Africa poised for a great future

As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.

By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39

Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa
Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.

18 Dec 2012 12:19

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012 10:12

Alcatel-Lucent, Smile partner to expand availability of 4G services

Alcatel-Lucent is set to enable the African wireless service provider Smile to introduce 4G mobile broadband services to several more sites in Tanzania, and Uganda, extending the agreement signed earlier this year between the companies for the provision of lightning-fast LTE services in Tanzania.

19 Nov 2012 10:41

Telesis Tanzania gets help with 4G LTE mobile broadband service

Alcatel-Lucent is to enable Telesis Tanzania to offer affordable 4G LTE services by providing mobile broadband technology, potentially stimulating economic growth as well as business and cultural life in the east African country.

30 Oct 2012 10:45

Craig Wilson
Zim's Econet forced to reconnect NetOne

TechCentral wraps up the major technology news from around the African continent.

By Craig Wilson 27 Aug 2012 11:09

Duncan McLeod
Nigeria frets over Kenya ICT

TechCentral wraps up the week's major technology news from around the African continent.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 21 Aug 2012 10:24

Vodacom pledges support to media profession

Vodacom Tanzania has pledged to continue supporting various media platforms to increase media competence in the country.

20 Aug 2012 10:28

SEACOM helps to fund app for Tanzanian farmers

SEACOM has provided funding towards the development and piloting of a new Swahili and English language application for farmers in Tanzania. This falls in line with SEACOM's commitment towards fostering the use of ICT for economic development across Africa.

13 Jul 2012 12:03

Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched
Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.

13 Mar 2012 10:17

Standard Bank Group secures finance for Helios Towers Tanzania
Standard Bank Group secures finance for Helios Towers Tanzania

The Standard Bank Group has announced that they have secured financing worth US$85million for Helios Towers Tanzania Ltd (HTT), a subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa Ltd (HTA), to finance the next phase of its network of telecommunications towers across Tanzania.

7 Dec 2011 08:38

YoungAfricaLive launches in Tanzania
YoungAfricaLive launches in Tanzania

YoungAfricaLive, a mobile community that entertains and educates young people on topics of love, sexual health, gender and relationships affecting the youth, launched yesterday, 1 December 2011 in Tanzania.

2 Dec 2011 14:01

SA ready to embrace mobile government services

Mobilising public services in Africa, the white paper compiled by Informa Telecoms & Media and available at the AfricaCom event taking place from today, Wednesday, 9 November until Thursday 10 November 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa, reveals that South Africa is more ready than Kenya and Egypt in terms of embracing mobile government services.

9 Nov 2011 09:55

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