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Expedite application adoption in government

Dave Reber, Cybersecurity Director at Nutanix, talks about the benefits of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and how it helps government agencies quickly deploy applications.


Tlou Energy named as preferred bidder for power plant development in Botswana

Tlou Energy Limited has confirmed that it has received written confirmation from the government of Botswana that it has been chosen as a preferred bidder for the development of up to 100MW of coal bed methane fuelled power plants in the southern African country. “The approval of the company’s tender represents great progress for Tlou,” […]


Deloitte and ServiceNow announce new strategic agreement

Deloitte and ServiceNow, a leading enterprise cloud-based provider of digital workflows, have signed a new strategic agreement to accelerate organisations’ enterprise Digital Transformation. Announced at ServiceNow’s Knowledge 2019 conference in Las Vegas, Deloitte and ServiceNow plan to jointly develop, coordinate and bring to market new products, assets and solutions built on the Now Platform to help […]


Kenya President calls for more private sector participation in infrastructure development

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African Governments to create an enabling environment to enable the private sector to participate more in the development of critical infrastructure in Africa. The President said he was convinced that public private partnerships supported by robust national institutions to ensure accountability and transparency holds the key to closing the […]


African Development Bank President says coding must be compulsory

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, has pleaded for Africans to embrace technology, and governments to urgently move away from ‘investing in the jobs of the past, but rather in the jobs of the future.’ Adesina was addressing a debate entitled, ‘The New Tech Era: Job-killer or Job-creator?’organised by Africa Report and Jeune Afrique as part […]


Possibilities for Botswanan businesses embracing digital initiatives

Digital Transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. Ricardo Flores, Senior Regional Manager of SADC Applications at Oracle, discusses the possibilities for the Botswanan government and firms who are embracing digital initiatives. […]


Tanzania selects HID’s ID solutions for e-Visa and e-Permit services

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced that the Government of Tanzania has selected HID’s citizen ID solutions to add e-Visa and e-Permit capabilities to its e-Passport, which HID helped deploy last year as part of the Tanzania e-Immigration program. The new web-based visa and residence permit services allow visitors and […]


Plan to address the cybersecurity skills shortage in South Africa

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says the South African government has a long-term vision to partly address the cybersecurity skills shortage in the country. Addressing the CEO Forum for Cybersecurity in Johannesburg, Kekana said that, in the not too distant future, South Africa will have formal education qualifications ranging from diplomas for school leavers at […]


Rwanda’s President and Globacom target regional integration in Africa

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame and Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman, Bella Disu, have discussed the use of digital technology to help the march towards economic prosperity in Africa. The two leaders held a private meeting after the opening session of the two-day Africa CEO Forum taking place in Kigali. Globacom said it was willing to use […]


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 […]


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