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  • Africa continues to be hard hit by mobile fraud
    A recently-released report called State of Mobile Fraud in Africa by Evina reveals that 19% of mobile payment transactions in Africa were made without consent from January 2021 to June 2021.
  • COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
    United States President Joe Biden on 22 and 23 April this year hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate. According to the White House, the summit aimed to "galvanise efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis". Leaders of 40 countries, including five from Africa, participated in the virtual event. By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale
  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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TikTok concludes first Rising Voices initiative

TikTok hosted its first-ever incubator programme, Rising Voices, which focused on supporting local content creators of colour through digital skills development and content amplification...

By Emily Stander 8 Jul 2021

If YouTube isn't in your marketing plan, you're missing out!

YouTube hosted a festival that focused on showing marketers and advertisers what can be achieved through using YouTube...

By Emily Stander 5 Jul 2021

#YouthMatters: Chidi Nwaogu, nominee for Techpreneur of the Year at 2021 FOYA Awards

Chidi Nwaogu, serial tech entrepreneur and cofounder at Publiseer and Savvy, has been nominated as Techpreneur of the Year at the 2021 FOYA Awards...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jun 2021

Posterscope reboots to Dentsu Location Services

Dentsu International and Dentsu South Africa have taken the decision to integrate the Posterscope brand into Amplifi and its media brands...

Issued by Dentsu 21 Jun 2021

YouTube Music opens 2022 applications for #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund

YouTube Music is opening applications to the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022...

10 Jun 2021

E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa

Borderless Access conducted a 15-country study to explore active and passive participation in e-sports. Today, we look specifically at viewership of e-sports in sub-Saharan Africa...

Issued by Borderless Access 9 Jun 2021

AMV BBDO London wins six Best of Disciplines at The One Show 2021

The One Club for Creativity announces AMV BBDO London has received high honors in The One Show 2021 with six Best of Discipline wins...

3 Jun 2021

Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation turns to SA tech to catapult it into digital era

Fabrik, developed by South African company immedia, is being used by the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation to bring audiences into the digital and social revolution...

3 Jun 2021

Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

Communications Authority of Kenya approves TVWS framework

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) compliments the Communications Authority of Kenya's decision to approve the framework authorising the use of a TV White Space (TVWS)...

19 May 2021

We have launched V5 Africa, our inspiring webinar series!

Come and connect at the webinar series that uses data and digital to connect Namibia to Africa, and Africa to the world...

Issued by V5 Digital 17 May 2021

Beyond data in Kenya: How the right SaaS company can help your business

With more than 22 million internet users and over 11 million social media users in Kenya, access to digital data is on the rise in the country that continues to be a technological hub on the African continent...

By Siphesihle Hlela 12 May 2021

DMAT launches the Global Academic Council

The Digital Marketing Aptitude Test has announced the launch of the Global Academic Council...

4 May 2021



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