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SkyGroup appointed official Barco ClickShare Training Centre

SkyGroup Communications has been appointed by Barco, a global leader in enterprise collaboration technology, as an official ClickShare training centre in South Africa. As a result of the appointment, SkyGroup is able to provide its resellers with customised training sessions on how to best use, deploy and support Barco’s ClickShare .Not only will this aid […]


NetDragon powers African education industry with leading technology

A ten-member delegation including NetDragon Websoft Inc’s management team led by founder and chairman Liu Dejian, hosted several events in Nigeria and Kenya where they investigated the local education environment and provided exchange opportunities to support the development of a smart education industry and ecosystem in the two countries. Prior to the company’s Nigerian visit, […]


EIB support to help unlock Great North Road’s potential for Zambians

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €110 million (ZMK 1.27 billion) concessional loan with the Zambian Ministry of Finance in support of the Great North Road (T2), which will be followed by the signature of an EU grant of €72.45m that will complement EIB financing. Support for a regional project The overall project, […]


Whitepaper released on energy transmission and distribution in Africa

As Africa faces emerging opportunities to help deliver efficient, affordable and reliable electricity to consumers, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business has unveiled a whitepaper on the Digitisation of Energy Transmission and Distribution in Africa. The paper explores the opportunities and challenges faced in Sub-Saharan Africa as the new future of energy and electrification emerges.  The paper […]


Africa Code Week empowers Ghanaian teachers to drive skills development

More than 560 teachers took part in this year’s Africa Code Week (ACW) Train-the-Trainer workshops in Ghana as part of efforts to drive 21st century skills development among African youth. Now in its fourth year, ACW instils 21st Century skills with a key focus on sustainable capacity-building and female skills development and training. Introduced in 2015 […]


Dell and IMPACT to support women’s empowerment in DR Congo

Dell is teaming with Canadian-based non-profit firm IMPACT to provide women in the Democratic Republic of Congo with business education focused on investing their savings into new entrepreneurship opportunities in their communities. The partnership will provide over 300 women artisanal gold miners in the north-eastern region of the country’s Ituri Province with business skills training […]


FABS expert on the IoT pieces solving the healthcare puzzle

Karien Bornheim, Founder and CEO of Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS), says solving business problems across the continent don’t need massive investment, they need lateral thinking to look at the challenges in a different way. There is a way to catch the challenges on the African continent in a web of innovation and ingenuity. It […]


New UK aid package set to improve quality of education in Tanzania

Young people in Tanzania will be empowered to take control of their future prosperity through a new package of UK support, the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced. On her visit to the country Mordaunt unveiled plans for the UK to work in partnership with Tanzania to help harness the potential of young people, […]


University of Pretoria launches new tech business incubator

The University of Pretoria has announced the launch of TuksNovation, a new high-tech business incubator which will initially support postgraduate students within the Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) Faculty. “We have ramped up our efforts to implement innovative strategies to leverage and commercialise home-grown technologies to create sustainable new enterprises and subsequently job […]


Kazang Solar awarded US$1.6m to deliver solar power in Zambia

Kazang Solar, Azuri Technologies’ official distribution partner in Zambia, has been awarded US$1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT) window. Azuri is a leading commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems to off-grid homes in Africa and has been working with Kazang in Zambia since […]


African Development Bank President calls for tech transfer to farmers

The President of the African Development Bank Group has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Akinwumi Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology and strong government backing was already yielding positive results. “Technologies […]


Airtel and Telecom Egypt announce partnership for submarine cabling

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom services provider, and Telecom Egypt, the country’s first integrated telecom operator, have announced a strategic partnership where Airtel will get IRUs (Indefeasible Right of Use) on Middle East North Africa Submarine Cable (MENA Cable) and TE North Cable Systems. In addition, Airtel will also take large capacities on a […]


‘Consumerisation of the supply chain increases enterprise pressure’

The consumerisation of digital technology has seen a surge in demand for mobile-first logistics solutions placing significant pressure on companies to adopt a digital approach to supply chains. Cassie Lessing, Managing Director, Strato IT Group, a mobile business solutions provider, says that logistics has rapidly become the backbone of industry and that the enterprise sector, […]


Two new appointments at commercial provider Azuri Technologies Ltd

Azuri Technologies Ltd, a leading commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions to off-grid consumers has welcomed two new appointments.. Based in Nairobi, Collins Oneko joins as Operations Director, East Africa and will apply his in-depth knowledge of sales and distribution to support Azuri’s expansion plans in East Africa. He will head the team defining […]


Avanti Communications signs Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica

Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator and provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has signed a HYLAS 4 Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica. The Master Distributor contract enables iWayAfrica to utilise the latest Ka-band satellite technology via Avanti’s HYLAS 4 satellite, which offers 100% coverage of Sub-Saharan […]


Why cloud is key to unlocking rail industry growth

Norman Frisch, Business Development Transport Solutions at Huawei Enterprise, says harnessing the power of cloud computing, coupled with the shift from analogue and toward broadband communications, not only helps improve internal efficiency for rail operators but also has the potential to open up new services that come along with adopting Digital Transformation. South Africa’s current […]


Decision Inc expert on transforming financial planning in retail

When it comes to developing relevant operational plans, Allan Saffy, FP&A Executive at Decision Inc, says that when it comes to developing relevant operational plans, the finance teams of South African retailers must be able to adjust for the unique challenges of this environment whether it is mobile e-commerce or real-time data analysis. The growth […]


SAP Africa Code Week builds capacity in digital education in Botswana

SAP Africa Code Week (ACW) visited Botswana to facilitate Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops for teachers and young people. Taking place at various communities across the country, more than 1,000 participants received hands-on training on the new ACW digital curriculum including the Scratch open-source learning interface. Spearheaded by SAP CSR EMEA in 2015, Africa Code Week has […]


IFS South Africa invests in youth skills development initiative

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, will be sponsoring learnership programmes for 30 young, unemployed South Africans to provide them with the opportunity to develop skills and qualifications that will enhance their employability. The programme aligns with the government’s drive to reduce unemployment by creating workplace learning opportunities. The YES (Youth Employment Service) initiative announced […]


Smart Media expert on driving the in-store brand experience

Article by Cecil Ungerer, Chief Sales Officer of in-store advertising innovators Smart Media In the highly competitive environment of in-store advertising, brands are contesting limited market share. Consumers have become more discerning of what they buy owning to the availability of product information online. It is therefore imperative to cut through the clutter and create […]