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World AI Show takes place in Kenya as part of world tour

The World AI Show has kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya. The thought leadership-driven, business-focused series of events is part of a world tour that is also taking in Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius, Riyadh and Mumbai this year. It connects top AI experts, enterprises, government representatives, data scientists, technology leaders, startups, investors, researchers, academicians and global AI […]


CommScope expert: Smart City technology trends for 2019

Smart communities will enrich the lives of residents and make local governments more efficient in responding to their citizens’ needs. From security to convenience to revenue generation, Smart City applications will change the way cities operate and the way we live and work, says Ehab Kanary, Vice President of Enterprise, Middle East and Africa, CommScope […]


Biometrics is the future for 2019 General Elections, according to Ideco

With the upcoming elections set to cost hundreds of millions of rands, Marius Coetzee, CEO of South African Identity management experts Ideco, says South Africa needs to look to a future-proof, automated and digitised election. The 2019 general elections, set to go ahead in May this year, will once again cost the country hundreds of […]


South African Government to develop biggest tech hub in Africa

The South African Government is aiming to improve the technological revolution in the continent by developing the biggest tech hub in Africa. A coding and programming academy, as well as co-working and co-creation spaces for youths and start-ups are also on the agenda. “Through the Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda), my department, in partnership with […]


Nokia collaborates with Egypt’s MCIT to develop digital skills

Nokia is collaborating with a number of organisations to provide training to local talent in Egypt. Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) have been signed aimed at supporting the Egyptian Government’s efforts to use new technology approaches for enhancing economic growth. Nokia and Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)’s have signed two MoUs to provide […]


Innovation in Government Incubator to digitise public services

The President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, has announced the creation of an Innovation in Government Incubator that will digitise public services and apply data-driven solutions to government. The initiative will fall under the recently formed Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI), which will work with local start-ups, private, public and academic organisations […]


Nigeria Electrification Project being backed by African Development Bank

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a US$150 million sovereign loan to the Federal Government of Nigeria to finance the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). The financing will support rural electrification efforts in the West African country by facilitating private sector development and rollout of off-grid solutions, as well as […]


Renewable energy projects to provide electricity to 2.4 million people

Hundreds of thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa will get access to electricity for the first time thanks to an extra £100 million of funding from the UK government. The new investment triples funds for the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), to support up to 40 more renewable energy projects over the next five years. […]


NeuroMem Technologies helps to support Mauritius’ AI ecosystem

NeuroMem Technologies, a General Vision company, has expanded and established a presence in Mauritius to support the ecosystem leveraging the growing importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the country. The announcement was made by CEO, Professor Pierre Brunswick, during a recent trip to Mauritius where, with the support of Economic Development Board (EDB), he met […]


E-Serve and Kaspersky Lab ink MoU to boost cyberawareness in Egypt

In line with the Egyptian government’s vision of delivering efficient and effective services to the public, the Misr for Government Technological Services (E-Serve) has announced a strategic collaboration with global cybersecurity solution provider, Kaspersky Lab. The MoU, signed between E-serve and Kaspersky Lab at the Cairo ICT 2018 event is aimed at improving government, organisation […]


Leveraging intelligent tech to help Kenya government connect better

Robin Njiru, Director: General Business at SAP East Africa, looks at how leveraging intelligent technologies to help the Kenyan Government connect better with citizens and build intelligent public-sector enterprises. Public sector companies are not immune to the forces that are reshaping organisations and industry sectors around the world. These exponential forces put pressure on public […]


What is on offer at AfricaCom 2018 – Africa’s largest TMT event

As Cape Town gears up to host AfricaCom 2018 this week, here is what will be on offer at the CITCC from Tuesday to Thursday. Headliners (formerly the keynotes) AfricaCom will present a series of top talks from some of the world’s leading experts in their field.  The content is free to all registered visitors, […]


Hearing-impaired children in Mozambique learn how to code

Is coding a universal language that can bridge not only the gender and income gaps but enable also inclusive access to 21st century education? For the passionate team of Africa Code Week ambassadors in Mozambique, the answer is a resounding yes. “Coding is a language that everyone can – and should – speak in order to be active participants in the global digital economy,” […]


City of Cape Town makes access to clean water a digital priority

SAP Work Manager solution supports the effective management of City of Cape Town’s water and sanitation workload to improve service delivery to nearly four million residents. As one of the largest metros in South Africa, the City of Cape Town is tasked with providing an annual average of around 880 million litres of clean, safe drinking water […]


Oracle helps Kenya Revenue Authority to speed up tax form process

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) turned to Oracle to implement a solution to speed up the process of filling in tax forms. KRA is an agency of the Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) responsible for the assessment, collection and accounting of all revenues that are due to GoK, in accordance with the laws of […]


Dandemutande CEO on seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe’s new era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country’s digital future according to Never Ncube, CEO of Dandemutande, a licensed Internet Access Provider and ISP. Following the events of November 2017, there has been a seismic shift in […]


Kenya’s new-look tax plan will impact on local operations

Kenya’s government has overhauled the country’s current income tax legislation framework and announced measures designed to help grow the economy, according to the Budget Statement for the fiscal year 2018/2019. South African businesses with interests in-or ties with the East African country’s market must know that these changes (irrespective of how many are actually implemented) […]


GDPR: What is the impact around the globe?

Article by: Marianne Calder, VP & MD EMEA, Puppet The countdown to the official implementation of the GDPR is now over. It took a while to get the message of its importance across but by now most, if not all, organisations are creating policies to maintain compliance and avoid the fines looming over those who […]


Oracle expert on shaping the economy with service

Adnan Theba, CX Sales Consulting Lead, Oracle South Africa, says that, as a small ripple can create a wave, so can a company culture focused on service delivery transform an economy. The past few years have been categorised by significant changes in the technology landscape across the globe. From emerging technologies to the refinement of entrenched […]


Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

Bryan Hamman, Arbor Networks’ territory manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses where South Africa stands in terms of government awareness of DDoS threats, and activities that should be taken to protect business and enterprises from DDoS attacks. There’s no doubt that the United States is taking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks seriously. In point of […]