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Leaders in AI to gather at largest Pan-African AI community Expo

AI Expo Africa is building the largest inclusive Pan-African AI Community to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the continent. The Expo & Conference to be held from September 9 to 11 will showcase African AI talent and provide free skills development workshops from the likes of Intel for young engineers, data scientists, students and entrepreneurs. […]


AWS Direct Connect now live at South African data centre Teraco

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect is now live in South Africa and located at Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco. AWS Direct Connect enables clients to directly connect to their AWS resources in an AWS region. The service is accessible via a direct cross-connect within Teraco or from the Teraco Cloud Exchange platform […]


Smart Media and Dis-Chem Championing Youth Month initiatives

In-store advertising innovators Smart Media are working with Dis-Chem Pharmacies to drive awareness for two CSI campaigns, FOR YOUth and Million Comforts. Building on the theme of Youth Month that took place in June in South Africa, these campaigns are focused on benefiting critically important demographics of the country. FOR YOUth is a benefits programme […]


Digital Content Hub launched in Johannesburg’s Tshimologong Precinct

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University, has launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). Established in 2016 in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct incubates digital entrepreneurs and grows the skills […]


Software firm e4 sides with conveyancers in battle against ProxiSmart

Software-as-a-Service technology company, e4 has reiterated its support for conveyancers and legal practitioners following a ruling in the Pretoria High Court, which found that administrative processes inherent to property transfers in South Africa should remain within the ambit of the legal fraternity. Despite the High Court’s dismissal of newly established ProxiSmart and its business model, […]


Zoona automates financial forecasting with Decision Inc.

Implementing Adaptive Insights has brought about significant operational improvements at Zoona, enabling the organisation to become more efficient and responsive to market demands. Decision Inc. has recently implemented an automated financial forecasting solution at Zoona to replace its manual-based financial forecasting and planning system. About Zoona Zoona is a fintech start-up committed to helping communities […]


Digital transformation ‘needs a business-focused approach’

Desmond Struwig, executive head of digital at Decision Inc, says discussions around digital transformation in South Africa are putting companies across industry sectors under pressure to embrace it. Discussions around digital transformation in South Africa are putting companies across industry sectors under pressure to embrace it or risk losing relevancy to competitors. But despite all […]


MRI Software acquires software solution provider PropSys

MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, has announced the acquisition of PropSys, a property software solution provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Founded in 2003, but with institutional and market experience in the region that goes back to 1977 thanks to an acquisition of its own, PropSys has established a strong foothold in […]


Broadband experience set to be enhanced in Sudan

Nokia and Sudatel are to trial Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G and 5G mobile technologies along with Nokia’s fixed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) portfolio to enhance the mobile and residential broadband experience in Sudan. The collaboration will focus initially on the capital city of Khartoum. Under its 2020 Strategy, Sudatel is focused on transforming its fixed access and […]


Enterprise software veteran to lead IFS in South Africa

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced the appointment of Mohamed Cassoojee, an IT veteran with more than three decades of experience, as its new Country Manager and Managing Director for South Africa. He will focus on growing IFS’s South African presence in large enterprise accounts as well expanding its ecosystem of top-tier consulting and […]


Oracle Chatbot Week to show how technology can transform businesses

Oracle has announced its Chatbot Week Africa, hosted in cities across the continent to drive awareness of chatbots for different industries and to demonstrate the power of the technology. The roundtable discussions will be hosted in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Mauritius, Kenya, Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja), Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana this week. […]


Vodafone to help in fight against malnutrition in Africa

Vodafone has announced it is working with Sanku-Project Healthy Children (Sanku-PHC) to equip small flour mills in Africa with Internet of Things (IoT) services to provide fortified flour to millions of people. Two billion people around the world suffer from micronutrient malnutrition. Fortified flour battles against hidden hunger in developing countries, which includes pervasive issues of nutrition deficiency such as birth defects, child development issues and blindness. […]


Veeam’s Kate Mollett on imminent arrival of two new data centres

Kate Mollett, Regional Manager for South Africa at Veeam, says the imminent arrival of two Microsoft Azure data centres on local shores means organisations across industry sectors are re-evaluating their availability strategies. Until recently, the focus has been on establishing an always-on environment and implementing disaster recovery and business continuity solutions capable of delivering on […]


Technology hub is proving to be a hit in Sierra Leone

A technology hub aimed to support new ways to tackle the challenges facing society is proving a hit in Sierra Leone. Sensi Tech Hub (Sensi) grew out of Sensi’s SMS programme, a toll-free interactive SMS programme successfully run in response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014. It was after the Ebola crisis […]


Elingo supports role Legacy Community Development plays

Elingo has named Legacy Community Development as one of its corporate social investment projects of choice. Based in Kayamandi, a suburb of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, Legacy Community Development plays a critical role in its community and runs several initiatives including an afterschool centre, a childhood development programme, a primary school development programme, a […]


Italy ramps up support for Somalia’s infrastructure

The African Development Bank, based in Mogadishu, has participated in a signing ceremony that marked Italy’s contribution of €1 million to the Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF). The ceremony was witnessed by Albert Mafusire, the African Development Bank’s Principal Country Economist for Somalia, who represented the Bank’s Deputy Director General for East Africa and Country Manager for Somalia, Nnenna Nwabufo. Also present were the […]


Event highlights impact of GDPR on South African businesses

Delegates at an event in South Africa heard about the impact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on businesses in the country and how the regulation aligns with the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI). Xperien hosted the event in conjunction with Blancco Technology Group to help companies understand the importance […]


Oracle prepares young South Africans for employment in ICT sector

A total of 22 previously disadvantaged (PDI) South African students have kick started their career in the country’s fast growing ICT industry following the completion of the fourth edition of Oracle’s Graduate Leadership Programme. “Attracting and retaining candidates with requisite ICT skills is an on-going industry wide challenge; the ICT skills shortage continues to constrain […]


Large IT distributor Kolok improves efficiencies with Citrix

Kolok, a division of the Bidvest Group and one of South Africa’s largest IT distributors, has deployed Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN to improve its customer service, speed of response and business efficiencies. With an operation as complex as Kolok’s, a reliable and secure network is paramount to keep business running smoothly. The company fulfils thousands of […]


BBM signs Eskimi as exclusive mobile advertising partner in Nigeria

BBM and Eskimi, a global programmatic platform, has announced an exclusive mobile advertising partnership in Nigeria. The combined market-leading, mobile first solutions of Eskimi and BBM enable brands and advertisers to reach and engage with mobile audiences on both Android and iOS across Nigeria. “BBM works with best-in-breed partners globally, in a continuous effort to […]