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12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp...

By Peter Pedroncelli 1 day ago

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"...

1 day ago

Making technology in retail work

A shop sends its valued customer, John, a text message about a sale on a brand of shower gel. It is John's favourite scent, the perfect size, priced at a discount...

By Edwill Nel 1 hour ago

The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience

Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 3 hours ago

What does blockchain mean for ag?

Blockchain has created a lot of excitement, yet little is known about how this digitised technology could be implemented in the agri-sector...

22 hours ago

Apple's new recycling robot takes apart 200 iPhones an hour

There are a lot of traded-in iPhones that need recycling - and that's where the company's new Daisy robot comes in...

By Ben Coxworth 23 hours ago

Nokia makes a comeback in South Africa with new phones

HDM Global has revealed the new Nokia mobile phones that will be available to the South African market...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

SMS emergency service for hearing impaired launched

Vodacom's hearing and speech impaired customers now have a dedicated SMS emergency service at their disposal...

1 day ago

The infinite potential of blockchain

The rollercoaster world of cryptocurrencies is dominating the media. This one has collapsed, that one is on the rise, and a new one is around the corner...

By Darren Gorton 1 day ago

Tips to boost a cellphone battery's life

All business people want their smartphones to have enough battery life to last the day so it's frustrating when, as a device gets older, it seems to have less power...

2 days ago

How SA's electronics industry can stay current

The global marketplace is dominated by constant innovations in technology, business processes, and business management systems...

By Craig Johnston 2 days ago

#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 2 days ago

Uganda's BreastIT selected for Vodafone F-Lane accelerator

Ugandan startup BreastIT has been selected to join the Berlin-based Vodafone Institute's F-Lane Accelerator, one of five ventures chosen from over 180 worldwide applicants...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords?

By Christine Steinmetz 20 Apr 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Uganda

These are exciting times for the African tech space, but which ecosystem is the best place to launch or invest in a startup?

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2018

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

Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds

De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety...

By Jane Mcintosh 20 Apr 2018

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms are supporting Android Go now

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA has officially announced that its high-performance mobile chip platform Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E fully support Android 8.1 (Go version)...

Issued by Spreadtrum 20 Apr 2018

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