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Inclusive mobile wallet service launched in Tunisia

New mobile wallet will make digital payments and mobile financial services accessible for the entire population of Tunisia. VYZYO, a rapidly growing mobile financial services technology company, has announced that the company’s subsidiary Tunisian Digital Finance for People (TDFP) has signed a partnership agreement with Al Baraka Bank, a prestigious, fast-growing bank in Tunisia, to […]

Rwanda joins African Development Bank-supported remote data collection initiative

Rwanda has embraced the Remote Appraisal, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation (RASME) initiative, a tool that enhances project-related data collection in remote areas. It is the first East African country to do so and the seventh overall in the continent. The initiative is a partnership of the African Development Bank’s IT Department (CHIS), the World Bank’s […]

IDU makes budgeting easier across Africa

IDU Holdings, a financial planning and analysis software company, has set its sights on replicating its success in Southern and Eastern African countries in other markets in Africa. The company’s recent restructuring, including the merger with IDU KZN, has set the company up for the next phase of growth. Margie Whitten rently joined IDU Holdings’ […]

Cassava Technologies announces $50 million strategic investment from C5 Capital

Cassava Technologies, Africa’s first integrated tech company of continental scale, has announced that it has secured a US$50 million investment from C5 Capital (C5), a specialist venture capital firm that invests in cybersecurity, space, and energy security. According to Cassava Technologies, the investment is part of a broader funding round to accelerate its growth. The […]

Struggling to find software developers? This is what has changed since the pandemic

Stephen van der Heijden, VP of Growth, OfferZen, tells us how companies can adjust to the shortage of software developers. Software developers with specific skills and languages were in short supply before the pandemic and continue to be in short supply in South Africa. How can companies adjust to the new realities after the pandemic? […]

mPharma launches data-driven insights platform to empower African pharmacies

mPharma, a pan-African healthcare technology company, has launched a new customer-centric product, ‘Facility Insights’, on its proprietary data management and pharmacy transformation tool, Bloom. The product empowers pharmacy owners with tailored data-driven pharmacy insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions. Facility Insights is now launched in more than 300 pharmacies […]

Meta’s AI machine translation research helps break language barriers

Meta has announced that it has built and open sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200, a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages with state-of-the-art results. Meta is using the modelling techniques and learnings from the project to improve and extend translations on Facebook, Instagram, […]

Flocash and Visa partner to promote digital capabilities for African SMEs

Visa, a global provider of digital payments, has announced that it is partnering with Flocash, Africa’s fastest growing fintech 2022, to promote digital capabilities for African SMEs through digital payments, supplier solutions and access to financial services. The first step in the partnership is the launch of Flostore, powered by a Visa digital wallet and […]

Kenyan HealthTech AfyaRekod launches Universal Patient Portal for worldwide health data mobility management

The subscription-driven Universal Patient Portal is a Blockchain solution, with a consolidated mobile data health passport that allows patients consistent access to their health records. Kenya-based HealthTech company AfyaRekod recently launched a fully automated first of its kind Universal Patient Portal, built on the Blockchain technology that will transform the face of patient care across […]

Unifi mobile app unlocks underserved markets in East Africa

Unifi, a fast-growing personal loans company, is employing sophisticated technology to cater for underserved East African markets. Its USSD-based app, which is called the Uniapp, enhances the company’s brick-and-mortar presence, and allows returning customers to get Unifi loans with their phones, or to complete transactions such as checking their balances and paying their instalments with […]

Planet Fitness selects MRI Software to manage lease portfolio

MRI Software, a global leader in real estate solutions, has announced that Planet Fitness Holdings South Africa has selected MRI ProLease and MRI Contract Intelligence to manage its lease portfolio and support its growth strategy. Opened in 1995, Planet Fitness has grown significantly in recent years, and the company has over 48 property leases for health clubs and gyms […]

Westcon-Comstor adds Palo Alto Networks distribution for SADC to growing security portfolio

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is part of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) subsidiary of the Westcon-Comstor Group. A global technology provider and specialist distributor, operating in more than 70 countries, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has partnered with Palo Alto Networks, a vendor that helps address the world’s greatest security challenges with continuous innovation. Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan […]

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