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Integrated HCM system ’empowers businesses to master African tax’

HR and HCM specialist CRS Technologies says a single integrated system allows for centralisation, locality and globalisation. Amid constant changes to tax and labour legislation, the firm says that businesses must keep ahead of developments affecting the progressive work environment. “This is why an integrated HCM system makes sense,” said Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS […]


Andela secures funding to build distributed engineering teams

Andela, a company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, has announced the completion of a US$100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding to US$180M. Andela, which has […]


KENET in Kenya upgrades its carrier Ethernet network to 100GE

Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE. As the NREN of Kenya, KENET provides high-speed Internet access and data centre services […]


Printer OEMs pluck rich opportunities from Africa’s emerging markets

Chris de Beer, Africa Regional Manager at infoSource SA, looks at how printer OEMs have fared in Africa. “Africa is a nation that suffers from terrible disease,” said George Bush in 2001. Thankfully, more people are becoming aware that Africa is a continent and just what it means to conduct business among her 54 independent […]


The 2019 trends impacting mobile technology on the African continent

According to the GMSM Mobile Economy 2018 report for Sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total connections by 2025 across 690 million smartphones. Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing […]


Schneider Electric supports campaign to create energy access workforce

Schneider Electric is supporting the launch of the #PoweringJobs campaign, a global effort to ensure the creation of an energy access workforce. It’s estimated that scaling off-grid renewables can create 4.5 million jobs by 2030. But of the 10.3 million renewable energy jobs in the world, just 76,000 are in Africa. #PoweringJobs brings together companies, multilateral […]


Manifesto issued on digital economy and inclusive development in Africa

Africa’s next steps on the path to engaging in and benefiting from e-commerce were outlined by UNCTAD in its Nairobi Manifesto on the Digital Economy and Inclusive Development in Africa, issued at the conclusion of the first Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya. The manifesto states: “The digital economy, including e-commerce, is proliferating in Africa, creating new opportunities […]


Liquid Telecom recognised as world leader in IPv6 deployment

Liquid Telecom has been recognised as a world leader in the deployment of IPv6 by the IPv6 Forum UK. The Jim Bound Award recognises the company’s contribution to IPv6 deployment in Africa, where it has achieved double digit IPv6 penetration. The move to IPv6 – the next-generation of Internet Protocol Address – is of growing […]


Renewable energy projects to provide electricity to 2.4 million people

Hundreds of thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa will get access to electricity for the first time thanks to an extra £100 million of funding from the UK government. The new investment triples funds for the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), to support up to 40 more renewable energy projects over the next five years. […]


NeuroMem Technologies helps to support Mauritius’ AI ecosystem

NeuroMem Technologies, a General Vision company, has expanded and established a presence in Mauritius to support the ecosystem leveraging the growing importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the country. The announcement was made by CEO, Professor Pierre Brunswick, during a recent trip to Mauritius where, with the support of Economic Development Board (EDB), he met […]


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