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#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"
#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened an exciting morning stream covering topics of innovation in the digital space as well as a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Google for South Africa event. Image source: Danette Breitenbach.
#GoogleforSouthAfrica: Building inclusive products for all South Africans

Building inclusive products for all South Africans is the motivation for several new developments and commitments recently made by Google South Africa at the first Google South Africa conference held in Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

All the AfricaCom winners. Image supplied.
All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!

The 12th annual AfricaCom Awards recognised minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services with an inaugural Government Leadership Award...

3 days ago

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#GoogleforSouthAfrica: Contributing to connectivity

Free fast internet is a game-changer, but while public Wi-Fi is highly valued by South Africans, deploying a sustainable service can be challenging...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Nov 2019

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#AfricaCom: Future of digital financial services in Africa

According to the World Economic Forum, there are 700m people using digital financial services globally, of which half are in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2019

Scanlan presenting at AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: How to accelerate digital transformation to 5G the right way

The 22nd edition of Africacom took place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town. Chair for the first morning of Africacom's headline keynotes was Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff magazine, with Paul Scanlan, CTO of carrier business group at Huawei technologies, up first on all things 5G and even 'facial recognition' of fish...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

Dingle presenting at Catalyst Africa.
#CatalystAfrica: Simon Dingle debunks fintech and cryptocurrency myths

Simon Dingle started his Catalyst Africa presentation by confirming that when he's not making apps or writing books, he loves thinking out loud in public about a variety of divergent topics...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

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Uber launches Uber Movement in Cape Town

When it comes to better understanding the transportation needs of cities in South Africa, a lot of importance needs to be placed on developing solutions that will make cities more efficient...

11 Nov 2019

Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change
Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change

How many times a day do you check your phone? If you're anything like the rest of the world, it's at least 58 times a day - equating to over three hours spent staring at our screens every single day...

By Michelle Wynne 7 Nov 2019

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Why data is more important than ever to customer experience

In today's world, the margin between businesses that thrive and those that merely survive is growing increasingly narrow...

By Brent Haumann 6 Nov 2019

Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019
Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019

The AfricaCom Awards, one of the global technology and telecommunications industry's most respected awards, has announced the current shortlist of nominees this year...

5 Nov 2019

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5 trends opening doors for African tech entrepreneurs

Travelcheck CEO, Odette Faling unpacks the trends that underpin Africa's bold digital future and are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs...

By Odette Faling 5 Nov 2019

African internet addresses to run out in March 2020
African internet addresses to run out in March 2020

South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association says local ICT service providers that don't support the latest version of the Internet Protocol are potentially threatening the country's participation in 4IR...

4 Nov 2019

2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners
2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners

The eighth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards concluded with the much-anticipated announcement of the overall and category winners...

30 Oct 2019

Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond
Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond

Gartner revealed its top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond...

29 Oct 2019

Drivers and fears of SA's online consumers
Drivers and fears of SA's online consumers

Local representatives from market research and consulting firm IPSOS recently shared a preview of some of the key insights gleaned from its yet to be released global trend survey for 2019...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2019

The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?
The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?

Is fashion styling the next field to be disrupted by artificial intelligence, or will the human eye remain supreme?

By Mark Liu 25 Oct 2019

SD-WAN - a boost for retailers' digital transformation journey
SD-WAN - a boost for retailers' digital transformation journey

The South African retail landscape is extremely diverse, so there is no 'one size fits all' approach to transformation. However, there are two elements that all retailers in the country have in common.

By Hein Witte 24 Oct 2019

Alastair Tempest and Mpho Sekwele from EFSA.
EFSA launches Africa's first e-commerce Trustmark

The Ecommerce Forum South Africa has launched its Safe.Shop Trustmark. The EFSA provides the Trustmark badge to e-commerce platforms that have been confirmed as being compliant...

24 Oct 2019

Online hackers are selling stolen passport credentials
Online hackers are selling stolen passport credentials

Identity theft is becoming a popular crime...

22 Oct 2019

Fear of tech is a competitive disadvantage
Fear of tech is a competitive disadvantage

Starting your own digital revolution is easier than you think...

21 Oct 2019

SA retailers still not fully embracing online opportunity - Accenture
SA retailers still not fully embracing online opportunity - Accenture

A new study by Accenture suggests that traditional retailers in South Africa are putting most of their efforts into their core brick-and-mortar stores as they find online operations expensive...

21 Oct 2019

Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory
Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened South Africa's first smartphone factory at the Dube TradePort in Durban...

21 Oct 2019

Smarter Mobility Summit Africa sheds light on funding shortage
Smarter Mobility Summit Africa sheds light on funding shortage

The Smarter Mobility Summit Africa showcased inspiring levels of commitment and innovation, but it also shed some light on the obstacles holding back a truly smarter, sustainable mobility ecosystem in SA...

17 Oct 2019

Rachel Sibley delivering this presentation at the SingularityU South Africa 2019 Summit. Image supplied.
#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: Extending reality - Why, when and how to leverage VR and AR for impact

The third annual SingularityU South Africa Summit is hosted in collaboration with The Development Bank of Southern Africa, global partner Deloitte and partners MTN and Absa on 16 and 17 October 2019...

17 Oct 2019

Data technology driving agility in retail
Data technology driving agility in retail

Competition amongst suppliers and retailers are at an all-time high, and today's consumer is much less predictable than in the past...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2019

12 Tips to stay safe on the internet
12 Tips to stay safe on the internet

It's Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year's overarching message - Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT...

14 Oct 2019

The reason AI can predict consumer behaviour
The reason AI can predict consumer behaviour

It's June. In Durban. In a clothing store in the main street, a 26-year old marathon-runner buys a bowtie and, seemingly randomly, adds a board shorts...

By Vian Chinner 11 Oct 2019

Digital transformation: it's more than just a technology decision
Digital transformation: it's more than just a technology decision

While technology is certainly one of the important decisions that must be made by a company embarking on a digital journey, it does not represent the starting point of such a transformation.

11 Oct 2019

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