Video Tree, Hole19 introduce Nigeria to luxury television

Television manufacturer Video Tree and Hole19 Luxury Group have partnered up to enter Videotree's TVs and mirror collection to the Nigerian market. Through Hole19's retail network and boutiques, Videotree will introduce the Nigerian luxury market to its technology. The TV producer offers options...

11 Apr 2019

LG cleans up at CES with 140 awards, accolades

At the recent CES, South Korean multinational electronics company LG walked away with more than 140 accolades and honours. The electronics manufacturer received accolades from Engadget, TechRadar, Popular Mechanics, SlashGear,, Techlicious, and others in addition to 17 CES Innovation...

24 Jan 2019

Mugg & Bean implements new payment method for customers

Restaurant company Mugg & Bean has made Samsung Pay available as a payment option at its sit down and on-the-go restaurants across the country. Customers of Mugg & Bean that are also users of the recently unveiled Samsung Pay application may now pay their bill using a compatible Samsung Galaxy...

1 Oct 2018

Mall of Africa to use KaChing

The Mall of Africa has utilised KaChing to enable its customers to pay for parking. KaChing allows parking customers to use flexible payment options such as pre-pay, top up and credit card payment to securely pay for their parking. The system uses automatic number plate recognition cameras and...

1 Nov 2017

Astrum receives ABAA

Astrum Holdings received an Asia Business Achiever Award (ABAA) in Hong Kong, China. The ABAA is hosted by the Asia Business Consultation Association. Astrum was founded in Hong Kong in 2008 and launched in South Africa in 2010.

24 Oct 2017

CCBA increases project value with Project Portfolio Office's PPO

To increase project value on its operations, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has kicked off the rollout on Project Portfolio Office's cloud-based project portfolio management application, PPO. PPO is an application which helps organisations manage their project portfolios better by using...

29 Jun 2017

APT assists Ackermans to evaluate key programmes

Applied Predictive Technologies has signed an agreement with retailer Ackermans to licence its Test & Learn and Market Basket Analyzer software. Ackermans will make use of APT's software to evaluate key programmes across its merchandising, pricing, real estate, capital expenditures, and...

23 May 2017

Axiz and Tarsus to distribute Targus products in Southern Africa

Targus has appointed Axiz and Tarsus Distribution as its master distributors for Southern Africa. Axiz and Tarsus will distribute Targus' full range of products, including laptop and tablet cases as well as accessories and peripherals, in the region's corporate and retail markets. Despite this...

28 Mar 2017

Incredible Connection increases business expansion

Incredible Connection has opened new brand stores in the new Springs Mall and Ballito Junction. The move is designed to further expand its national footprint.

24 Mar 2017

Vodacom expands special needs range

With the launch of the Alcatel 2008G, Vodacom has broadened its offering of accessible devices that are suitable for consumers with specific needs. Vodacom has included devices for those with disabilities and the elderly in its range since 2004.

23 Mar 2017's e-commerce website launches has launched the first smart device editorial and e-commerce website. A range of devices may be found in the following categories: smart home, smart body, smart entertainment and smart travel. Having initially partnered with 16 smart device product lines at launch, the company aims...

21 Nov 2016

LG receives 21 CES 2017 Innovation Awards

LG Electronics received 21 CES 2017 Innovation Awards acknowledging its innovative efforts in a range of its products. The full list of LG's 2017 CES Innovation Award winners will be announced at a press conference to be held in Las Vegas early in the new year. The awards are sponsored by the...

11 Nov 2016

SA analytics startup recognised at Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards

SA-born analytics innovator Syenap has been recognised as one of the top 16 consumer innovations from a field of over 250 global applicants for the Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards (ACIA). The awards, presented by Accenture at the first Millennial 2020 Summit at the Art Science Museum in...

12 Sep 2016

Altron forgoes dividend as tough conditions bite

Allied Electronics Corporation (AEL, AEN, Altron) has opted to forgo its dividend in favour of shoring up its financial position by reducing debt as tough condition bite. Profit from continuing operations in the year to March dropped 27% to R360m from a year ago. The company said the decline...

19 May 2016

Arrow Electronics tops Fortune's Most Admired Companies list

Arrow Electronics has been named to Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the 16th consecutive year. Arrow Altech again topped the list in the "Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment" category based on input from industry executives, directors and analysts. Fortune's...

3 Mar 2016

Netflix now easily available on Hisense televisions

Hisense Smart TV's now come equipped with a dedicated Netflix button on the remote control. The button will activate an already pre-installed Netflix app which will enable viewers to start watching immediately. Netflix subscribers will simply need to be connected to the internet via their Hisense...

28 Jan 2016

International delegates to visit Hisense Export Strategy Conference

As part of the company's commitment to Africa, Hisense South Africa has invited a number of international delegates and government officials to a two-day event in Cape Town starting on Thursday, 30 July. The Hisense Be Inspired Export Strategy Conference will have partners from Africa, the Middle...

28 Jul 2015

Apple Watch bobs to local shores
Apple Watch bobs to local shores

The Apple Watch is now available in South Africa through the country's largest e-tailer, The Sport model can be purchased in three different colours - white, green and blue - for R9,999, and comes with a 38mm silver case. The black Apple Watch will be released shortly. The device is an...

28 May 2015

Cell C launches branded mobile phone

Cell C unveiled its first branded handset last week, which is manufactured for the network provider by Huawei. The Cell C F250 features an MP3 player, Java applications and games, 2MP camera and video recorder, 15MB on-board memory and an integrated web browser with pre-loaded shortcuts to Facebook...

28 Mar 2011

QR code updates consumers on wines

A quick response (QR) code is a modern barcode technology that is rapidly growing in popularity and has now been added to wine label by Avondale, an eco-friendly wine estate near Paarl. Consumers can download an application for their smartphones or camera phones that allows them to 'read' the QR...

22 Mar 2011

Xmas deals from Altech Autopage Cellular

Available from 24 to 28 November, new Altech Autopage Cellular subscribers can snap up the BlackBerryR CurveT 8520 Smartphone on a 24-month Vodacom Everyday Off-Peak 120 contract for R99 per month including BlackBerryR Internet Service (BIS). The R99 BlackBerry deal is the first of five killer deals...

26 Nov 2010

LG warns: Beware hoax SMS, e-mails
LG warns: Beware hoax SMS, e-mails

Hoax emails and SMS are again circulating in the name of LG Electronics and the company advises all consumers to disregard this official looking communications falsely claiming that the recipient of the SMS or e-mail has won a sum of money from LGESA. The company cautions all recipients against...

10 Nov 2010

RIM's bold snowberry
RIM's bold snowberry

click to enlargeMTN customers can obtain the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone in white on selected packages. Released by Research In Motion (RIM) it offers a combination of form and function and features support for 3G networks, built-in GPS, WiFi, a 3.2MP camera and a sharp display. It has a...

17 Jun 2010

New conference phone for VOIP
New conference phone for VOIP

click to enlargePolycom has launched its SoundStation IP 5000 conference phone offers robust SIP-based VoIP interoperability. It features HD Voice and is designed specifically for the needs of private offices and small meeting rooms, as its voice quality reportedly surpasses that of traditional...

1 Apr 2010

BlackBerry sees red
BlackBerry sees red

click to enlargeThe BlackBerry Curve 8520 in red, built for smartphone lovers with a sense of style, is available now from Vodacom and Research in Motion for a limited period for both prepaid and contract customers. It has many features to enable users to use social media from almost anywhere,...

18 Mar 2010

Sahara Computers' Christmas competition

The Sahara Computers Christmas Carnival Competition is open for entries and closes on 31 January 2010. It is being run through retail stores such as OK Furniture, House and Home, Electric Express, Morkels, Joshua Doore, Russells, Price and Pride and Best Electric. Purchasing selected PC or laptops...

23 Nov 2009

J2 Software opens in Cape Town

Because of its growing customer base in the Western Cape and continued growth, despite the economic downturn, J2 Software has now opened offices in Cape Town. According to J2 Software's regional manager, Grant van der Westhuizen: “The Western Cape has always had strong roots in financial services,...

14 Aug 2009

Vocal GPS guide now in African languages
Vocal GPS guide now in African languages

Navigation solutions provider, TomTom, has introduced additional voices in traditional African languages for spoken driving instructions on its devices. These are: Zulu, Sotho and Fanagalo. To date, only spoken instructions in English and Afrikaans were available, representing roughly 20% of the...

12 May 2009

Nokia reports drop in net profit

HELSINKI: Nokia, the world's leading mobile phone maker, on Thursday, 16 April 2009, reported a 90% drop in its first quarter net profit to €122-million amid falling sales and lower prices for its handsets. Chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said Nokia's sales from January to March were dented as...

17 Apr 2009

Powering up your phone despite the power out
Powering up your phone despite the power out

click to enlargeCombatting the inconvenience of power-cuts as an almost wireless battery-operated adapter, the Emergency Mobile Phone Charger allows users to recharge mobile phone batteries without the need for electricity. The charger can be used for any make and model of mobile phone as it comes...

25 Jun 2008

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