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Egypt based Elaraby ties up with TCL for domestic manufacture

China based TCL Multimedia announced the signing of MoU with strategic partner Elaraby Group, the largest home appliance enterprise in Egypt. The signing ceremony was attended by Minister of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt Eng Yasser El Kady, Chief Marketing Officer of Elaraby Mohyielden Elaraby and General Manager of TCL Strategic Customer Business Centre […]

Oberthur Technologies acquires South Africa based Xantium

Xantium is a renowned South African supplier of cards and personalisation services to a wide variety of market segments including banks, retailers and third party payment processors in South Africa and several African countries. Through the acquisition, Oberthur Technologies will grow its footprint in the promising Southern African market and strengthen its base in Johannesburg […]

Swift messaging traffic grows by 12.5% in Africa

Data from Swift shows that Africa’s traffic growth has outperformed the total growth of Swift globally. In the year to date, total message traffic volumes grew by 12.8% versus 5.4% growth for Swift worldwide, illustrating that Africa plays an increasingly important role in Swift’s global business. Levels of growth were also significantly higher than in […]

Hello Paisa, Sun Exchange, WeCashUp win startup challenge for Africa

The Innotribe Startup Challenge attendees selected the three most promising FinTech companies during its second annual showcase for Africa. The event was held in Mauritius in partnership with Swift’s African Regional Conference. The three winners of the African Start-up Challenge were Hello Paisa, The Sun Exchange, WeCashUp. Based in South Africa, Hello Paisa is a […]

SAP’s Africa Code Week 2016 in October targets 150,000 youth

SAP will train more than 150,000 youth in 30 African countries this year to foster digital literacy and equip the continent’s rising generation with job relevant digital skills. Africa Code Week 2016, a programme organised by SAP, will run in October 2016, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training offered to children and […]

Interdist takes Avaya business solutions into Africa

Interdist, a technology distribution company owned by Computer Information Systems, signed an agreement with Avaya to market their solutions across Africa. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s technology in 27 countries across the continent. Interdist together with Avaya will offer the Unified Communications and Networking solutions covering Messaging, Platform, Infrastructure, Video […]

Forrester study shows Sage X3 ROI 177% over three years

Sage, a vendor for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, announced the results of The Total Economic Impact of Sage X3, a January 2016 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Sage. The study examines the potential return on investment businesses may realise with Sage X3 business management solution. Based on interviews with […]

Sage launches global ISV marketplace targeted at customers

Sage, the global vendor in accounting, payroll and payments, launched Sage Marketplace, a new global distribution platform for Independent Software Vendors to showcase their Sage developer add-ons. The Sage Marketplace is a single global site that showcases all apps developed for Sage products and will allow ISVs to sell add-on components which are integrated with Sage’s […]

SAP partners with Prologa for waste and recycling module

South Africa has its suite of unique challenges. More than a century of mining activities have created toxic pollution problems that demand urgent action. Yet that is interdependent on overall waste management: if the small problems remain a challenge, the big problems are not going to be toppled. The country’s legacy which created racially segmented, […]

Ernst & Young Africa adopts step-wise SAP implementation at Development Bank Namibia

Growing a small start-up operation of only ten employees into a national powerhouse with a multi-billion dollar loan book that finances some of Namibia’s most important businesses and infrastructure development initiatives requires dedicated partners and a technology platform that can adapt as the business grows. This is the learning for Brad Scott-King, Director for IT […]

Vaultize launches in East Africa through channel partner Compulynx

Vaultize, the enterprise file security vendor with its East Africa partner Compulynx, exhibited its enterprise digital rights management and file sync and share, at a launch event in Nairobi. Director of Sales for International Business at Vaultize, Sameer Vitkar presented the enterprise file security platform to the CIO community. “Vaultize enhances our existing product portfolio […]

Free online education for African healthcare workers from mdBriefCase

mdBriefCase Group in collaboration with Enterprises at the University of Pretoria and Toronto SickKids International Hospital, and with the support of the High Commission of Canada in South Africa, announced the official launch of its Africa and Middle East division. Adapted from its successful Canadian model, with input from local healthcare leaders, mdBriefCase Africa and […]

BringCom consolidates $2.7M+ orders for fibre optics

BringCom, a provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, announced it has received new orders totalling $2.7 million for African based fibre optic circuits. The first award from DITCO Europe, under a competitive procurement, includes supply of a 100MB MPLS circuit from West Africa to Europe. The additional circuits include a 50MB MPLS circuit from […]

Collinson Group launches loyalty suite for African financial services

Collinson Group, a global vendor in customer behaviour, launched a new loyalty solution for the financial services sector in Africa, helping brands create compelling rewards programmes, improve customer loyalty and spend. An established vendor in EMEA and Asia Pacific, this year Collinson Group provides banking clients more added value products and services to support consumer demands for […]

Nigeria’s adds QR code to buy and sell process

Nigeria’s largest online mall, has launched a payment solution through its KongaPay platform. Claimed to be first in Africa, KongaPay is pioneering a new solution called Me-Commerce. Me-Commerce is a feature on the KongaPay payment solution that will allow customers to facilitate the initiation and completion of transactions in a seamless manner. Via the […]

Research and Markets forecasts South Africa, Nigeria, video surveillance markets

Research and Markets has announced addition of the South Africa Video Surveillance Market 2016 to 2022 report to their offering. The South Africa video surveillance market generated $72.3 million in 2015. Expected growth in construction market, rising crime rate, upcoming new hotels and shopping malls, coupled with increasing urbanisation rate are some of the factors […]

Arrow Electronics recognised for its DigiTruck African classroom project

Arrow Electronics walked away with honours in the Corporate Social Responsibility category at the PR Week 360 Global Awards in London. Arrow won for its DigiTruck project, which is helping to close the digital divide in Africa. The DigiTruck is a mobile classroom or clinic that can operate off-grid in remote areas. Built from a […]

SES enabling broadband for Facebook’s entry into Sub Saharan Africa

SES, a global satellite operator, announced a satellite broadband deal with Facebook to provide high-speed broadband connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa. This agreement will support Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi programme that is part of their initiative to connect the world. Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, will deliver high speed broadband connectivity using three […]

Azuri Technologies expands pay as you go solar electricity into East Africa

Azuri Technologies announced the creation of Azuri East Africa, based in Nairobi, to consolidate its growing presence in the region. Azuri has appointed mobile industry leader and former Regional CFO of Eaton Towers, Snehar Shah, to lead its East Africa operations. The Nairobi office will bring together Azuri’s East African activities under a single operating […]

Asset heavy industries leading IoT adoption over service industries

The Internet of Things will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a recent survey by Gartner. The online survey was conducted in November 2015 among Gartner Research Circle Members and included responses from 465 IT and business professionals spanning 18 business sectors in North America, EMEA, Asia […]