Burkina Faso restricts social media
Burkina Faso restricts social media

A study conducted by Surfshark shows that Burkina Faso became the 70th country that has restricted social media access over the last six years...

23 Nov 2021

Winners of the 2021 Africa Tech Festival Awards announced
Winners of the 2021 Africa Tech Festival Awards announced

As the 24th Africa Tech Festival drew to a close last week, festival organisers named the winners of the Africa Tech Festival Awards...

15 Nov 2021

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The rise of fake e-commerce sites around Black Friday - and how to spot them

FortiGuard Labs has observed an increasing number of scams involving counterfeit websites that "appear" to be legitimate e-commerce sites...

5 Nov 2021

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Telehealth app bridges gap in healthcare in Africa

A new telehealth app provides stakeholders with invaluable insight into the prioritisation of much-needed resources...

4 Nov 2021

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Medtech sector key to SA's economic recovery

South Africa's medical technology (medtech) sector's current estimated R20bn market value could be significantly increased...

2 Nov 2021

Get ready for the invasion of smart building technologies following Covid-19
Get ready for the invasion of smart building technologies following Covid-19

As part of their return-to-work plans, a couple of European investment banks have decided to smarten their employees' work stations by...

By Patrick Lecomte 19 Oct 2021

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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

Increasingly concerned about electronic waste and planet-warming emissions, European and US lawmakers want manufacturers to make it easier to repair gadgets that are intrinsic to daily life...

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 19 Oct 2021

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Vodacom's superapp Vodapay launches with exclusive deals

VodaPay, Vodacom Financial and Digital Services' super app, delivers a digital shopping, lifestyle and financial platform for both consumers and businesses...

19 Oct 2021

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Smart TV voice assistant transactions to hit nearly $500m in 2023

Spend through voice assistant-enabled smart TVs will reach nearly $500m in 2023, up sharply from the $126m expected in 2021, according to a report from Juniper Research...

14 Oct 2021

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#EcomAfrica: Building a digital brand experience for winning customers

WATCH: While Covid-19 has sped up the move to e-commerce, digital has been part of the marketing mix for many brands for years. A panel at the Ecom Africa conference unpacked the complexities of building a digital brand...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 13 Oct 2021

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#EcomAfrica: How to build a successful e-commerce business

WATCH: What are the building blocks of a successful e-commerce business? A panel of industry experts sought to unpack this topic during the recent Ecom Africa 2021 virtual conference...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Oct 2021

Google to invest $1bn in digital transformation in Africa
Google to invest $1bn in digital transformation in Africa

Google has announced a plan to invest $1bn over five years to support Africa's digital transformation...

6 Oct 2021

Network International concludes acquisition of Africa's DPO Group
Network International concludes acquisition of Africa's DPO Group

Network International has acquired 100% of Africa's largest payment service provider, DPO Group, which will continue to operate under the same brand in existing territories...

4 Oct 2021

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Engen launches e-commerce app in Namibia

Engen has introduced a new mobile app in Namibia enabling customers to order groceries and take-out from Engen's convenience stores at the click of button, for either delivery or pick up...

28 Sep 2021

South Africa dominates Brand Finance Africa 150 2021 ranking
South Africa dominates Brand Finance Africa 150 2021 ranking

South African brands dominate the Brand Finance Africa 150 2021 ranking once again, with the entire top ten hailing from the nation...

28 Sep 2021

Moove launches in Cape Town, eyeing pan-African growth
Moove launches in Cape Town, eyeing pan-African growth

The rollout in Cape Town follows Moove's recent $23m Series A funding and builds on existing operations in Johannesburg, Lagos and Accra, with a goal of democratising vehicle ownership across Africa...

27 Sep 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

Total number of mobile phone users hit nearly 5.3 billion
Total number of mobile phone users hit nearly 5.3 billion

The number of people using mobile phones hit nearly 5.3 billion in July or 67% of the world's population...

2 Sep 2021

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B2B cross-border transaction value to exceed $42,7tn in 2026

The transaction value of B2B cross-border payments of all payment types will exceed $42,7tn in 2026, driven by the increased popularity of e-commerce marketplaces...

31 Aug 2021

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Spar International rolls out integrated e-commerce platform globally

Spar International is partnering with Naveo Commerce to offer a fully customisable e-commerce solution to Spar organisations and retailers...

11 Aug 2021

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East Africa data infrastructure ripe and ready to move to the next level

Technology is said to be changing so fast that regulators cannot keep up. However, in East Africa at least, the gap is narrowing as policy-makers and regulators see the economic benefits of keeping regulation up to speed with technology...

By John Syekei 5 Aug 2021

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Voice assistant transaction values to hit $19,4bn by 2023

E-commerce transaction values via voice assistants will reach $19,4bn by 2023, rising over 320% from just $4,6bn in 2021, according to Juniper Research...

3 Aug 2021

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Walmart opens up its retail tech to other businesses

Walmart will begin offering several of its own technologies and capabilities to other businesses and brands seeking to better serve customers...

2 Aug 2021

#StartupStory: Cape-based startup set to disrupt SA healthtech space

Cape-based startup InnoHealth recently secured seed capital for an AI-based digital healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the local healthtech space...

Johannes MasitengBy Johannes Masiteng 29 Jul 2021

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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group
August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

Africa CDC and MTN launch Covid-19 "One More Push" campaign
Africa CDC and MTN launch Covid-19 "One More Push" campaign

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and MTN Group launched a joint campaign - "One More Push" - to encourage people across the continent to not give up in the fight against Covid-19...

9 Jul 2021

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Smart POS terminals in service to grow by 156% by 2026

Smart point-of-sale terminals globally in service, where analytics and loyalty can be integrated directly to the terminal, will increase from 13,7 million in 2021 to 35 million units in 2026...

8 Jul 2021

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How Covid-19 accelerated retailer investment in tech

Approximately 58% of retail professionals say the pandemic accelerated new technology-related product launches at their company, according to the new report...

6 Jul 2021

Seedstars Africa Ventures announces initiatives to drive investments into Africa
Seedstars Africa Ventures announces initiatives to drive investments into Africa

Viva Technology, the Conseil Présidentiel pour l'Afrique, and Seedstars Africa Ventures has unveiled new African initiatives to drive additional investments in African innovation...

24 Jun 2021



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