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New social commerce app launched focusing on saving the oceans
New social commerce app launched focusing on saving the oceans

The JET8 Foundation, in partnership with the Lewis Pugh Foundation, has launched a social commerce mobile application, called OceansCam, that focuses on saving the oceans...

3 days ago

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

Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness
Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness

It is crucial for African organisations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies play in enhancing competitiveness...

12 Jun 2019

Why coding alone won't prepare our children for the 4IR
Why coding alone won't prepare our children for the 4IR

Cyril Ramaphosa made it very clear that the inclusion of coding into the national curriculum will be an objective he intends to see come to fruition during his presidency. This is commendable - but is it realistic...?

By Jenny Retief 10 Jun 2019

Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd
Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

Gokada Co-CEOs Fahim Saleh and Ayodeji Adewunmi
Gokada secures funding of $5.3m

Gokada, the Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app, has secured a Series A fund raise of $5.3m...

7 Jun 2019

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Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
Photographer: Rikki Hibbert
#IABSummit19: The digital transformation opportunity starts with you

Accenture Digital MD Wayne Hull presented a keynote on 'Leading in the new' at this year's IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, looking at digital transformation through three critical lenses...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2019

The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change
The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change

This National Child Protection Week (CPW), Google South Africa and Media Monitoring Africa hosted a roundtable putting a spotlight on the importance of online safety for children...

By Jessica Tennant 31 May 2019

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

MTN Nigeria has announced that it has received approval to list on the Premium Board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange...

17 May 2019

RCS technology boosts CX by enabling consumers to 'touch & feel' messaging
RCS technology boosts CX by enabling consumers to 'touch & feel' messaging

From being the numberplate prefix for the Western Cape town of Knysna, 'CX' is today popping up all over the web as the marketer's shorthand for 'Customer Experience'...

By Devon Meerholz 16 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

AI systems are prepared to learn - but are we ready to teach them?
AI systems are prepared to learn - but are we ready to teach them?

Artificial intelligence could transform retail beyond recognition - but only if teaching is part of the rollout strategy...

By Jonathan McCabe 25 Apr 2019

The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don't
The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don't

Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms - from choosing what route to take for your morning commute, to deciding whom to take on a date...

By Anjana Susarla 23 Apr 2019

MEST Africa Summit.
MEST Africa comes to Nairobi

MEST Africa and Microsoft announce 2019 Pan-African tech summit in Nairobi...

16 Apr 2019

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

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Focus shifts to a mobile economy in Africa

Africa is set to be the next big mobile market and the mobile economy is expected to generate more than $150 billion by 2022 to Africa's GDP...

By Josephine Wawira 19 Mar 2019

Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

By Garth Williams 11 Mar 2019

Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators
Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators

While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018...

By Mariam Abdullahi 27 Feb 2019

Orange launches new smart feature phones
Orange launches new smart feature phones

Beginning in April 2019, Orange customers in Africa will have access to a new category of smart feature phones, Sanza...

27 Feb 2019

Reconsidering screen time
Reconsidering screen time

For as long as we can remember, screen time has been widely regarded as a very bad thing...

22 Feb 2019

We're already using AI everyday
We're already using AI everyday

Headlines keep telling us that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming. But, if you step away, you'll notice that AI is already here...

22 Feb 2019

5 ways mobile technology will transform education
5 ways mobile technology will transform education

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live and work, and it can be expected to rapidly change the ways in which children learn as smartphones and tablets become more widely accepted at primary and high schools...

By Ernst Wittmann 13 Feb 2019

Gartner predicts increased adoption of mobile-centric biometric authentication
Gartner predicts increased adoption of mobile-centric biometric authentication

By 2022, Gartner predicts that 70% of organisations using biometric authentication for workforce access will implement it via smartphone apps...

11 Feb 2019

Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape
Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape

Seven of the top ten fastest growing internet populations in the world are in Africa, and there is an 81% mobile penetration rate on the continent...

By Mike Higley 31 Jan 2019

Five predictions for the future of smartphones
Five predictions for the future of smartphones

Innovation in smartphones seems to have hit a ceiling, with most manufacturers releasing new products that feel like incremental improvements ...

By Ernst Wittmann 30 Jan 2019

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Mobile adspend expected to top TV across key markets

Mobile is currently the second-largest ad medium and will overtake TV this year if current growth rates are maintained...

24 Jan 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

21 Jan 2019

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