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According to research from We Are Social and Hootsuite, South Africans on average spend more than eight hours a day online...

4 Sep 2019

New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they're developed from the ground
New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they're developed from the ground

Sub-Saharan Africa is at a point where new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) could present both opportunities and threats to development...

By Roland Benedikter 30 Aug 2019

Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment
Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment

Standard Bank has gained a stake in Nomanini following an investment of $4m. The bank will be able to use Nomanini's fintech platform to uncover data on the informal retail economy...

28 Aug 2019

MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa
MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa

MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort...

22 Aug 2019

Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform business
Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform business

The 2019 Gartner "Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa" features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years. They are smart city frameworks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and low earth orbit satellite systems.

21 Aug 2019

ER24 improves response times with what3words
ER24 improves response times with what3words

It is often difficult to communicate exact locations to emergency response teams in South Africa's informal settlements and rural areas and on farms and beachs without any addresses or points of reference nearby...

21 Aug 2019

Prepare your business to benefit from AI
Prepare your business to benefit from AI

If data is the new oil, artificial intelligence (AI) can arguably be its best drill, able to uncover insights and mine real business value from the huge and complex data sets that typify modern organisations...

By Rudeon Snell 21 Aug 2019

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

Customer engagement in an omnichannel world
Customer engagement in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel customer engagement revolves around so much more than just a technology-driven approach. A cross-channel strategy needs to be an integral human one if organisations are to remain competitive...

By Mo Areff 13 Aug 2019

Maza Wanawake Kwanza Growers Association via
AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technology

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

Image credit: Bram Van Oost on Unsplash.
Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa
Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa

Touted as the 'largest video game venue in West Africa', the Paradise Game Centre officially opened its doors on the first floor of Cosmos Yopougon, the new shopping centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday...

25 Jul 2019

AI: The balancing act in developing Africa
AI: The balancing act in developing Africa

Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings the promise of increased productivity and economic development. But the benefits of AI are not guaranteed to uplift all communities equally...

25 Jul 2019

10 wireless technology trends for 2019 and beyond
10 wireless technology trends for 2019 and beyond

Wireless technology plays a key role in today's communications, and new forms of it will become central to emerging technologies...

24 Jul 2019

Are aftermarket smart car devices secure?
Are aftermarket smart car devices secure?

Kaspersky researchers analysed aftermarket connected car devices, designed to make vehicles smarter, and has proven to be more secure than other IoT accessories...

24 Jul 2019

Youth population drives strong mobile subscriber growth
Youth population drives strong mobile subscriber growth

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world's fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years...

18 Jul 2019

Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers
Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers

Will technologies like AI mean the end of human engagement and shopping in a physical retail store? Will we become completely dependent on IoT technology for shopping?

By M Frazer 16 Jul 2019

The road to marketing redemption is paved in data
The road to marketing redemption is paved in data

Presenting at the 6th episode of the IAB Series, recently appointed DQ&A commercial director, Roan Mackintosh, explored how to use technology to gain a competitive advantage...

By Roan Mackintosh 16 Jul 2019

Sudanese protesters are seen with their smartphones in Khartoum on April 21, 2019. CPJ has called on South African telecommunications company MTN Group to end its role in Sudan’s internet shutdowns. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Ozan Kose.
MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in Sudan

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in calling on MTN Group, to end its role in Sudan's internet shutdowns...

By Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019
Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019

Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019...

9 Jul 2019

Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage
Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage

Digital music service Spotify has introduced a new version of its app for those of us who have old devices, poor network connectivity and data plans...

9 Jul 2019

Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world
Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world

A quarter of a century ago, on 5 July 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world's largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem...

By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Jul 2019

What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail
What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail

With neverending technological innovation, what will retail look like in the next 20 to 30 years?

By Maroefah Smith 2 Jul 2019

What's on at the 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival
What's on at the 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival

The 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival will be held at Wits University's Tshimologong Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg from 30 August to 8 September 2019...

2 Jul 2019

Is WhatsApp the new email for SMEs?
Is WhatsApp the new email for SMEs?

Globally, 65% of millennials and their younger counterparts, Generation Z, prefer to message rather than call or email, and locally, according to reports, WhatsApp is the leading communication app...

28 Jun 2019

Africa's Wi-Fi growth is in full force
Africa's Wi-Fi growth is in full force

"Wi-Fi networks across commercial, government and communities, have continued to grow at a rapid pace across the continent."

20 Jun 2019

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Data costs are preventing African consumers from taking full advantage of the crypto economy

Cryptocurrencies offer a financial lifeline to people excluded from the formal financial economy and to those living in oppressive political or economic regimes...

By Bronwyn Williams 20 Jun 2019

MEST Africa hosts tech summit in Nairobi
MEST Africa hosts tech summit in Nairobi

Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST Africa, this week closed its fourth successful MEST Africa Summit, in partnership with Microsoft...

14 Jun 2019

Report reveals 5G uptake even faster than expected
Report reveals 5G uptake even faster than expected

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for June 2019, 5G subscriptions are now expected to reach 1.9 billion in 2024...

14 Jun 2019

IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa
IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa

IBM announced the expansion of its' quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand...

13 Jun 2019

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