Subscribe to industry newsletters

Biz Takeout's

Episode 189: Mike Wronski chats the top 5 Social Media platforms in SA.

Date: 22 Sep 2016
Get the Flash Player to play this.
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Orange Egypt to launch personalised services faster to its subscribers
Orange Egypt to launch personalised services faster to its subscribers

Orange Egypt will be assisted by Nokia to prepare the operator's networks for launching next generation data services...

13 Sep 2016

The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology
The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology

Young Nigerians are mobile-first people - technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past...

By Magnus Nmonwu 30 Aug 2016

WorldRemit founder and CEO, Ismail Ahmed.
WorldRemit calls for urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria

Hundreds of global remittance companies forced to cease transfers while Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria continue...

10 Aug 2016

Image by 123RF
Vodacom to expand video service in Africa

Vodacom plans to expand its video-on-demand (VOD) service, Video Play, to the African continent...

2 Aug 2016

Image by 123RF
Reducing the mobile gender gap in Africa by 2020

Orange Mali, Smart Burundi, Smart Tanzania, Smart Uganda, Tigo Chad, Tigo Ghana, Tigo Senegal, Tigo Tanzania and Zantel, have all signed up to the Connected Women Commitment Initiative...

28 Jul 2016

Image by 123RF
Explosion in smartphone video in Africa predicted

Tuluntulu says watching video on smartphones in Africa is becoming more affordable and African video content is set to increase...

27 Jul 2016

Image by 123RF
Unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpass half a billion

Mobile ecosystem adds more than $150 billion in economic value to African economy...

26 Jul 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail
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

Image by 123RF
Africa at risk from cyber-attacks

Check Point Research shows corporate-targeting malware families continue to grow, while African countries demonstrate volatility in threat rankings...

1 Jul 2016

Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa
Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa

Nigeria leads the way promoting ridesharing in Africa, says Uber...

By Ebi Atawodi 14 Jun 2016

Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware
Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware

Africa's mobile-first status may make us more vulnerable, as the threat of mobile malware rises globally...

8 Jun 2016

Image by 123RF
Rise of African fintech changes how Africans transact

Fintech is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use money...

By Dominique Collett 1 Jun 2016

Image by 123RF
Mobile money aid for humanitarian disasters

Ericsson reveals 'Emergency Wallet' to support humanitarian responses...

31 May 2016

(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...

26 May 2016

Image by 123RF
Growth in mobile money transfers

Ghanaian diaspora embrace MTN Mobile Money when sending home with WorldRemit....

24 May 2016

Image by 123RF
Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

Launch of mobile app "Zoomi" to report environmental abuses
Launch of mobile app "Zoomi" to report environmental abuses

TUNIS, TUNISIA: The mobile application "Zoomi" to report environmental abuses and violations was launched, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Nejib Derouiche announced Wednesday...

28 May 2015

Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users
Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users

CAIRO: Metro commuters in Egypt will now be able to make complaints and suggestions about their metro experiences by directly messaging videos or pictures to the metro's management over WhatsApp...

18 May 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Image source:
Orange retail store set for 2015 launch

Following the success of the Orange Online Store, introduced to South Africa earlier this year, telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first branded retail store in South Africa...

12 Dec 2014

Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young
Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young

A new Arab Advisors Group survey of Egypt's mobile application users revealed that 75% of adult mobile apps users in Egypt are younger than 34 years of age...

24 Nov 2014

Facebook reaches a landmark 100-million users in Africa through mobile
Facebook reaches a landmark 100-million users in Africa through mobile

Thanks to mobile connectivity, half of Africa's 200-million internet users were accessing Facebook on a monthly basis in June 2014...

By Staff Reporter 9 Sep 2014

AppCircus partners with Intel and Mobile Web Africa to find the best apps in southern Africa
AppCircus partners with Intel and Mobile Web Africa to find the best apps in southern Africa

AppCircus@Mobile Web Africa takes place in Johannesburg on 11 September. Sponsored by Intel, the competition will gather the region's top mobile developers to showcase their latest app creations...

Issued by All Amber 18 Aug 2014

Vodafone Egypt, Ericsson to enhance network quality in Cairo
Vodafone Egypt, Ericsson to enhance network quality in Cairo

Ericsson has recently partnered with Vodafone Egypt, signing a three year managed services agreement to deliver network field maintenance services to improve the quality of its network covering...

6 Aug 2014

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

Twitter suspends account of Hamas armed wing
Twitter suspends account of Hamas armed wing

GAZA CITY - A Twitter account of Hamas's armed wing has been suspended by administrators, the Palestinian Islamist movement said Thursday, 23 January, accusing the social media site of censorship.

24 Jan 2014

Egypt probes Vodafone puppet ad over 'terror' claims
Egypt probes Vodafone puppet ad over 'terror' claims

Egyptian prosecutors are probing telecoms giant, Vodafone, over claims a company advert featuring a popular muppet-like character contains coded messages calling for terrorist attacks, company executives said on Thursday.

6 Jan 2014

(Image: NASA, via Wikimedia Commons)
'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

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

Etisalat Group CEO shares vision for future of telecoms in the region
Etisalat Group CEO shares vision for future of telecoms in the region

Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO of Etisalat Group, recently predicted a positive future for the telecoms industry during the morning session of GSMA Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference at Dubai World Trade Centre.

22 Oct 2013

Show more