Rain doubles amount of Pargo Pick-up Points for 4G SIMs

Rain has doubled the number of Pargo Pick-up Points where customers can collect a Rain 4G SIM. There are now 260 Pargo Pick-up Points inside selected Clicks stores in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Western Cape, North West, the Eastern Cape and Free State. In addition, customers can still choose to...

7 Jul 2020

WPP, SuperAwesome partner to advance cybersecurity for kids

Kid-tech platform SuperAwesome and WPP have partnered to enhance the standards of privacy for children in the global digital ecosystem. With children making up 40% of all new internet users, the partnership seeks to address the imbalances of today's internet infrastructure, which was designed for...

28 May 2020

MACmobile announces partnership with Cognizance Processing

FMCG value chain solutions provider MACmobile has partnered with Cognizance Processing, a cross-platform retail analysis business. Cognizance's Amazon Web Services (AWS)-based platform and Computer Vision capabilities are being integrated into MACmobile's suite of tools, as well as the robust...

4 May 2020

Slow internet speeds in SA

Seacom announced that it is aware of the outage on the West coast undersea cable, WACs, that is currently affecting numerous South African ISPs. While repairs on the WACs undersea cable systems have been planned, many ISPs will need to re-route their traffic via alternative paths, such as Seacom's...

2 Apr 2020

Blue Prism opens office in SA

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) pioneer, Blue Prism announced that it will be expanding its global presence by opening up a local office in Cape Town, South Africa. Blue Prism's former sales director for Africa, Greg Newton, is relocating from Blue Prism's UK office to Cape Town to serve as the...

13 Mar 2020

Eutelsat Konnect successfully launched
Eutelsat Konnect successfully launched

The Eutelsat Konnect satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, at 9.05 pm Universal Time (10.05 pm CET) on 16 January 2020. The separation of the all-electric...

20 Jan 2020

Leadership changes at MTN Group

MTN Group has announced that Gordian Kyomukama has been appointed as the new MTN South Sudan CEO, effective 21 January 2020. Gordian is a seasoned telecoms executive, with close to 30 years of experience in the sector, most of which have been with MTN. MTN Cameroon CEO, Hendrik Kasteel, will be...

17 Jan 2020

Kaspersky wins "Brand of the Year" award

Kaspersky was named "Brand of the Year" in the Anti-virus Software category at the World Branding Awards. The company rebranded earlier in the year. The new branding reflects Kaspersky's vision of the future and its approach to business. The World Branding Forum, which recently took place at...

25 Nov 2019

Jack Daniel's launches AR app

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey has rolled out an Augmented Reality (AR) app that will take consumers on a virtual journey of the Jack Daniel Distillery through a series of pop-up book style dioramas with more than 10 minutes of content providing an engaging experience rich with stories and visuals...

10 Sep 2019

TFG adopts Pure Storage

Pure Storage, a data solutions provider that helps innovators build a better world with data, has been adopted by The Foschini Group Ltd (TFG). Pure Storage's solutions will allow TFG to empower over 23,000 employees with the technology and tools they need to build meaningful and lasting...

5 Aug 2019

thryve opens office in Canada

thryve, a provider of insurance, risk and governance technology solutions, has opened an office in Toronto, Canada. This branch is expected to look into tapping the fast-emerging and growing digital Canadian market. "The technology sector in Canada is growing at an incredible rate," said Neer...

16 Jul 2019

Argility, Shoprite Furniture Group celebrate 21-year journey

Argility has shared details of its 21-year journey with the Shoprite Furniture Group, trading under the brands of OK Furniture, House & Home and OK Power Express. The group appointed Argility in 1996 to provide Shoprite Furniture - a trading division of Shoprite Holdings Limited - with end-to-end...

3 Jul 2019

Vodacom Group sells its enterprise focused operations

Vodacom Group have announced that it has entered into an agreement with Synergy Communications, who will acquire 100% of Vodacom Business Africa's (VBA) operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire. The two entities are in the process of concluding the acquisitions, which are subject to the...

21 Jun 2019

Deadline extended for Africa Cup

The SA Innovation Summit has announced that the deadline for Africa Cup entries has been extended to 28 June 2019. This will enable more entrepreneurs to compete for a total of R8.5 million in investment funding. The Africa Cup is a partnership between the SA Innovation Summit and the Unicorn...

5 Jun 2019

StorTech rebrands to Nexio

StorTech, which has long been associated with high-quality storage, data centre technology and networking solutions, recently announced the launch of its new corporate brand identity, name and tagline. The organisation will now be known as Nexio, and the company's new tagline is "The trusted IT...

23 May 2019

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. This strategic move will provide more room for development as well as closer proximity to new partners in the region, allowing Kaspersky Lab to continue its expansion...

21 May 2019

WhatsApp Business looks to Freshworks for customer engagement solution

Mobile application WhatsApp has integrated Freshworks's customer engagement suite in its WhatsApp Business solution. The integration of Freshworks's technology will allow on-the-go conversational support via WhatsApp, which means users can now reach out to businesses with any query directly on...

24 Apr 2019

Automation Anywhere expands to Africa

Automation Anywhere, a developer of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software, announced the expansion of its operations in Africa and (Rest of the World) ROW countries, with plans to open an office in Johannesburg, South Africa. To lead the company's expansion, Sriram Narayanan has been...

1 Apr 2019

Standard Bank Group selects AWS

Standard Bank Group has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS), as its preferred cloud provider with the intention of migrating its production workloads, including its customer-facing platforms and strategic core banking applications to the cloud. Standard Bank Group will leverage AWS services,...

29 Mar 2019

Wyzetalk recognised at Africa Tech Week Awards

Wyzetalk, an employee engagement company that has built its own patented mobile, USSD and app technology solution, enabling businesses to connect and communicate effectively and efficiently with their workforces including non-desk workers, has been named Best Digital Company at this year's Africa...

20 Mar 2019

Huge Group to merge with Otel

Huge Group is merging independent telco company Otel with its networks business, Huge Networks (the Transactions). Huge Networks is a subsidiary company of the JSE-listed Huge Group (JSE: HUG) and a data service provider and communications company. Otel is a nationwide provider of Voice over...

18 Mar 2019

Vox enhances IoT offering with Activate partnership

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has entered into a strategic partnership with the Activate Group to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) product offering. "As an organisation, we have been making significant investments in the IoT sector given its potential in the connected...

13 Mar 2019

Quicket.io relaunches PassWallet

Following the recent acquisition of the mobile wallet app PassWallet, Software-as-a-Service company Quicket.io relaunched the mobile app. The Munich-based startup has taken an important step towards opening up a new channel of distribution for ancillary air travel services, lifting the existing...

13 Mar 2019

Black Beard CEO wins Africa Tech CEO of the Year Award
Black Beard CEO wins Africa Tech CEO of the Year Award

Wayne Zwiers, CEO and co-founder of Black Beard, a South African tech solutions builder, was named Africa Tech CEO of the Year Award at the recent Africa Tech Week Awards. "We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award. Black Beard was up against some incredible competition and we were...

11 Mar 2019

Adlink partners with Google Cloud

Adlink Technology, a global provider of edge computing solutions, has partnered with Google Cloud to integrate Adlink's hardware and software solutions with Google Cloud IoT offerings, providing customers with an easy path to added business value by harnessing and analyzing critical operational...

11 Mar 2019

Microsoft opens data centres in Africa

Microsoft announced the opening of its first data centres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. This makes Microsoft one of the first global providers to deliver cloud services from data centres on the continent,...

8 Mar 2019

LanDynamix enhances partnership with Allem Brothers

The long-standing partnership between Allem Brothers and Lan Dynamix will soon reach its latest milestone with the installation of a fibre-optic connection. Because Allem Brothers is located in Viljoenskroon in the Northern Free State, poor and unreliable connectivity poses an increasingly serious...

8 Mar 2019

Etisalat UAE selects Ericsson for 5G network expansion

Ericsson has been selected by Etisalat to deploy a 5G radio network in UAE. The network will become operational in Q1 2019, enabling Etisalat to continue the expansion of the 5G Network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and position UAE at the forefront of 5G network deployment globally. The deal...

1 Mar 2019

HyperionDev launches on-site IT training to build SA's future workforce

HyperionDev, an IT training company founded by Riaz Moola in 2012 added two on-site IT training bootcamps to its existing developer training offering. Aligned to industry's needs, the Web Developer and Software Engineering are structured to allow candidates to start coding as soon as possible with...

22 Feb 2019

Dynamic Technologies and DotModus join forces

Dynamic Technologies, a software and technology group, has announced it has acquired a 51% shareholding in DotModus, a solutions-oriented data analytics specialist integration company, with a track record in machine learning and infrastructure. "The acquisition by Dynamic Technologies will help us...

21 Feb 2019

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