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Moving insurance from detect & repair to predict & prevent

The insurance industry is rapidly shifting from being product-led to being service-led to deliver a holistic CX...

By Marko Reis 1 day ago

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

Sendbox raises $1.8m to digitise deliveries for African SMEs
Sendbox raises $1.8m to digitise deliveries for African SMEs

Sendbox, the Nigeria-based e-commerce fulfillment platform for merchants in Africa, has announced the completion of a $1.8m seed round...

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

Construction on Africa's largest data centre commences in Gauteng
Construction on Africa's largest data centre commences in Gauteng

Vantage Data Centers has announced the start of construction on its R15bn data centre campus in Gauteng, the American company's first one in SA...

13 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

Music streamers turn to telcos to make Africa pay
Music streamers turn to telcos to make Africa pay

Africa, with its internationally recognised musical talent - and growing mobile phone use - is central to Swedish music streamer Spotify's plans to extend its reach to a billion customers...

12 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

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AstraZeneca and the Royal Academy partnership focuses on health tech

A new partnership between AstraZeneca and the Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy) to establish connections between African healthcare innovators...

6 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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Fast-tracking healthcare digitalisation

Covid-19 has been a catalyst in the fast-tracking digitalisation in health...

30 Sep 2021

2Africa to become the longest subsea cable system in the world
2Africa to become the longest subsea cable system in the world

A new 2Africa extension will make bring the total length of the cable system to over 45,000kms, making it the longest one ever deployed...

28 Sep 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

Safaricom offers $288m smart meter system to cut Kenya Power losses
Safaricom offers $288m smart meter system to cut Kenya Power losses

Safaricom is in talks with Kenya Power to install a 31.7bn shillings ($288m) smart metering system for the utility to slash power losses...

By Duncan Miriri 17 Sep 2021

Kaspersky records over 2 million phishing attacks in SA in H1 2021
Kaspersky records over 2 million phishing attacks in SA in H1 2021

There was a reduction in the number of phishing attacks in South Africa (17% decline), Kenya (48% decline), Nigeria 13% decline) for the first half of this year...

14 Sep 2021

MTN dominance forces Africell to exit Uganda operations
MTN dominance forces Africell to exit Uganda operations

Africell said on Tuesday it was ending operations in Uganda where it has faced tough competition from the local units of African telecom firms MTN...

8 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

Ethiopia to build local rival to Facebook and other platforms
Ethiopia to build local rival to Facebook and other platforms

Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp...

23 Aug 2021

Malware attacks in Africa reach 85 million in 6 months
Malware attacks in Africa reach 85 million in 6 months

According to research done by Kasp, malware is rife across Africa with various countries exhibiting strong growth in all malware types in the first half of 2021 when compared to the same period last year...

19 Aug 2021

MTN, Sanlam partner to sell insurance in Africa
MTN, Sanlam partner to sell insurance in Africa

MTN and Sanlam said they would join forces to offer insurance products to MTN's subscriber base on the continent, where relatively few have cover...

13 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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