#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch
#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch

The Gartner Aspiring Innovators programme has for a second year identified early-stage tech startups from the African continent that have created interesting and unique enterprise solutions.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 hours ago

Consumer pressure mounts over data fees
Consumer pressure mounts over data fees

Pressure is mounting on mobile network operators to lower data costs as the regulator vows to protect consumers.

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 days ago

Vodacom signs R1bn deal to exploit Prasa's fibre-optic network
Vodacom signs R1bn deal to exploit Prasa's fibre-optic network

Vodacom scored its second government contract in a week after it entered into a 15-year agreement worth R1bn with the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa).

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 days ago

Spectrum crunch blamed for data costs
Spectrum crunch blamed for data costs

A "spectrum crunch" is behind SA's high cost of data, a Vodacom official has told Parliament. Parliament's telecoms and postal service committee is holding public hearings on the high cost of mobile and data services in SA.

By Bekezela Phakati 22 Sep 2016

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Big Data and Africa's Green Revolution

"Take it to the farmer". Those were the last words of Dr. Norman Borlaug, as remembered by his granddaughter Julie Borlaug in her opening speech at the Africa Green Revolution Forum in Nairobi. The man whose improved wheat varieties sparked the Green Revolution in Asia during the 1960s had dreams to take new and improved agricultural technologies to Africa to spark a similar revolution here, but he died with "unfinished business".

By Debisi Araba 21 Sep 2016

Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport
Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport

South Africa is battling some unique challenges in the field of public transport: the legacies of historical urban planning programmes, complex inter-relationships of formal and informal travel systems, fragmented and disconnected bus, train and taxi networks, and a section of the population stubbornly insistent on using private cars.

By Harry van Huyssteen 21 Sep 2016