All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event celebrating those trailblazers leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent.

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Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership
Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership

Telkom confirmed a partnership with the internet entertainment service, Netflix.

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Digital Innovation: Adapt or Die
Digital Innovation: Adapt or Die

One of South Africa's foremost innovation specialists and digital thought-leaders has voiced concern about the country's lack of investment in digitalisation.

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#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your data
#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your data

"I never subscribed for that, now all my data is gone!" It's a common call centre complaint, and also the basis of a highlight of the AfricaCom 20/20 track: The keynote address by Dimitris Maniatis, head of Secure-D at Upstream, who revealed the scary reality of smartphone data fraud.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

What to expect at AfricaCom 2018
What to expect at AfricaCom 2018

The 21st edition of AfricaCom kicks off today, 13 November 2018, in Cape Town and is shaping up to be an impressive event. The number of speakers, visitors and exhibitors grow year on year, mirroring the expanding influence that technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) is having on the world at large.

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa, making it a completely paperless system from start to finish.

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Go robot!
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Go robot!

It's often difficult to make a press conference media-friendly. The challenge is always how to take information, no matter how interesting, and present it in a way that is eye candy for today's visually-led news audience. At a media briefing this month that ticked all the PR boxes for news and novelty - expressive female android, check, man with Jamiroquai-esque leopard print hat on his head, check - the island state of Malta has announced it would be considering citizenship for robots.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 9 Nov 2018

ICT could be SA's lifeboat during the recession
ICT could be SA's lifeboat during the recession

Most analysts would agree that a sense of political stability and renewed national hope has swept through South Africa recently, but ratings downgrades, international economic uncertainty and, now, a surprise recession, continue to present stubborn hurdles to our economic success.

By Steve Briggs 9 Nov 2018

Daniel Ting Chong.
#DesignIndaba2019: Why Daniel Ting Chong's computer is the real hero of the 2019 campaign

The Design Indaba 2019 campaign breaks new ground as it was born out of creative curiosity and collaboration between man and machine. Here's more on the campaign conceptualised by former Design Indaba Emerging Creative Daniel Ting-Chong, Cape Town-based third-generation South African Chinese designer and illustrator with proud Vega roots.

By Leigh Andrews 9 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018.

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2018

Telcos are the real media giants in Africa
Telcos are the real media giants in Africa

Google and Facebook own the most popular media platforms online. As the two most dominant players in the online advertising space globally, they both have the largest amount of data on online audiences.

By Emeka Enwere 8 Nov 2018

The Google walkout is a watershed moment in 21st century labour activism
The Google walkout is a watershed moment in 21st century labour activism

That 20,000 Google employees walked off the job last week is a watershed event, a hugely significant symbolic development for labour relations in the 21st century.

By Michael Walker 8 Nov 2018

Social media mining: Critical to CX management in the digital age
Social media mining: Critical to CX management in the digital age

As markets become increasingly globalised, saturated and competitive in the digital age, great focus is being placed on the customer experience (CX).

By Julian Thomas 8 Nov 2018