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Wyzetalk named Best Digital Company 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 Tech Week. The event, which took place in Cape Town, brought together business […]


Oracle prepares South African youth for Fourth Industrial Revolution

A total of 21 previously disadvantaged South African students have completed the Oracle Graduate Leadership Programme.   Now in its fifth year, the programme focuses on equipping PDI students with specialised IT and leadership skills that prepare them for a career in the IT industry.   “Every year our programme takes in previously disadvantaged graduates […]


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 […]


Number of users attacked by banking Trojans grew by 16%

In 2018, 889,452 users of Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by banking Trojans, an increase of 15.9% compared to 2017, when over 767,000 users were hit. The growth partially occurred due increased activities of only one banker, according to an analysis of the financial threat landscape. Attacks with banking Trojans or ‘bankers’ are among the […]


Smart Media say in-store digital experience will change local retail

From in-store advertising innovators Smart Media With the South African e-commerce market expected to top US$4.7 billion by 2023 (up from US$2.5 billion in 2017), many would be forgiven to think that traditional retail is dwindling. However, there remains significant opportunities for merchants to drive in-store shopping for a more integrated consumer experience. Many retailers […]


Microsoft Azure data centres now available to customers in Africa

Microsoft’s first data centres in Africa are now open to customers, with the general availability of Microsoft Azure from new cloud regions in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The investment will drive significant growth, in line with both the continent’s Digital Transformation objectives and the realisation of new economic opportunities. The launch also makes Microsoft the […]


LanDynamix builds lasting partnership with Allem Brothers

With help from long-standing IT partner, LanDynamix, Allem Brothers is gradually transforming its ICT systems to support its business better and lay the foundations for another century of success. About the customer Allem Brothers began its life as a small trading concern in Viljoenskroon in the northern Free State. Over the course of almost a […]


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 […]


South Africa’s first 5G network launched by operators rain and Nokia

South African operator rain and Nokia have announced the launch of the country’s first commercial-ready 5G network in Cape Town. The achievement supports rain’s goal to introduce 5G services at the earliest possible time in line with South Africa’s vision to ensure a seamless information infrastructure by 2030 for an inclusive knowledge economy. In addition, […]


OneLogix eliminate downtime and slash data management overheads

Switching data management providers proved hugely beneficial for OneLogix, a holding company for 12 specialised organisations in the transport industry. Redstor’s next-generation technology has enabled the South Africa-based company to: Eliminate downtime by streaming data on demand Restore files in minutes rather than hours Free up a member of staff who previously spent all day […]


Payment24 underpins revolutionary new BP FleetMove offer

BP and Masana Petroleum Solutions are set to revolutionise commercial fuel payment and management for their customers, with the launch of the solution, BP FleetMove, built on the advanced Payment 24 platform. Payment24, an advanced international fuel payment system, is the backbone of two new flagship fuel payment and fuel management offerings for BP and […]


Insight into the career of The Foschini Group’s CIO, Brent Curry

The job of the CIO has changed dramatically, with leading executives having to adapt to new technology. Brent Curry, the CIO of leading South African clothing retail company, The Foshcini Group, offers an insight into the challenges. Brent Curry is an experienced IT leader who has sat on The Foschini Group Board since 2015. Initially […]


SBV Services stops millions of attacks thanks to Trend Micro

SBV Services stops millions of attacks while protecting cash in transit, employees, and data with Trend Micro. Overview SBV Services is a leading provider of customised cash services and solutions to reserve and commercial banks, ATMs, and retail environments. Founded in South Africa in 1986, SBV recently expanded its footprint into other African countries and is […]


Oracle expert on cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

Andrew Sordam, Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa at Oracle, looks at how cloud computing is having an impact in Africa. Africa is a continent pulsating with energy, and this carries over from its beautiful cultures to business and innovation. Digitalisation is permeating every industry, with cloud computing rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation. […]


The effect of innovative technology on investigations industry

Thirty years ago, South Africa’s professional landscape looked completely different to what it is today. The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal investigations, and innovative technology that both simplifies and complicates the sector. Today, the private investigations and risk management sectors are led by businesses that have […]


Vodacom KwaZulu Natal builds indoor mobile coverage and capacity in SA

To help businesses deliver first-class service, Vodacom announced it is offering dedicated 4G digital distributed antenna systems (DAS) in South Africa to boost in-building wireless technology.  “As global technological advancements are evolving at a rapid pace, businesses across South Africa can’t afford to be left behind,” said Ishmael Mathinya, Head of Operations, Vodacom KwaZulu Natal. “Vodacom […]


Huawei set to launch cloud data services in Africa in March 2019

Huawei is preparing for a March launch for its cloud data services in Africa. The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centres in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town. Huawei will deploy localised public cloud services based on local industry policies, customer requirements and partner conditions. Globally, Huawei […]


Frost & Sullivan highlight emerging ICT trends in South Africa

Last year saw spectrum release discussions for a faster LTE network, increasing communication reach in rural areas and enterprises across industries embracing innovative technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, 2019 will be the year when South Africa start-ups lead the innovation in IIoT and AI, and their cross-industry integration, according […]


MTN initiates Digital Transformation with Oracle Cloud Applications

South Africa based mobile telecommunications major, MTN, has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive one of the largest digital transformations in the global telecom industry across all its core business operations. The implementation will help MTN drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and regional operations. “MTN and Oracle partnered in 2018 to […]


RPA leader urges greater focus on automation skills in South Africa

UiPath has welcomed South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intention to introduce automation training at primary school level, saying the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) revolution is underway, but the necessary skills are lacking. The President says that, over the next six years, every child in the country would be provided with digital workbooks and textbooks on […]