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Alistair Mokoena to head Google South Africa

Google South Africa today announced that Alistair Mokoena will take up the role of country director. Mokoena, who has most recently served as Ogilvy South Africa CEO, has a long history in the South African advertising sector and is well known and respected.  Mokoena will take up his new post in April 2020 and will […]

MTN Zambia launches non expiry data bundles

MTN Zambia has launched a new range of non-expiry mobile data bundles dubbed Freedom bundles. The Freedom bundles are added to existing mobile data bundles to offer customers more choice and to contribute to digital inclusion in Zambia.  This introduction, the first of its kind in Zambia, means that MTN Zambia data customers can now […]

Mobile Fraud Fight Front and Centre at Mobile World Congress 2020

The battle against fraudulent payment flows affecting Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and their 5.11 billion customers will take centre stage at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 as the globe’s leading telecoms payment protection firm confirms its attendance. Evina is a Paris-based scale-up that spent over a decade developing EVINA DCBprotect which today secures over six […]

11 startups selected to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit in Kigali

Eleven companies from across the continent have been selected to pitch on stage to investors, corporates, media and other stakeholders at the second edition of the Africa Startup Summit in Kigali, Rwanda next month. The second edition of the Africa Startup Summit, powered by Disrupt Africa, will take place at Africa Tech Summit Kigali on […]

4 automation trends to watch out for in 2020

Automation, traditionally linked with fears of job losses, looks set to make life easier for humans across the globe in 2020. From freeing up workers inside organisations to providing excellent customer experiences, the robots are here, and they’re helping make business better. Automation is taking off – Robotic process automation (RPA) software revenue grew 63.1% […]

ContinuitySA Mozambique offers Business Continuity Management training

ContinuitySA Mozambique will offer a three-day training course for individuals tasked with business continuity responsibilities. The course will take place in Mozambique on 17 to 19 February 2020. The Complete Continuity® Practitioner Programme was developed by ContinuitySA to provide a comprehensive set of the theoretical and practical skills needed to design and implement business continuity […]

Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Grew 2.3% in 4Q19 and 0.6% for the Year

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2019, a 2.3% increase from the fourth quarter of 2018, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2019 PC shipments surpassed 261 million units, showing 0.6% growth from 2018. “The PC market experienced growth for the first time since 2011, […]

Safaricom partners with M-Gas to launch prepaid gas in Kenya

Safaricom and M-Gas have launched prepaid gas service for Kenyan households. This is expected to empower millions of Kenyan homes to enjoy access to clean, affordable and reliable cooking gas, providing them with the flexibility of purchasing gas based on their needs and how much they can afford at a time. M-Gas is tackling existing […]

Korg resurrects the legendary ARP 2600 synth for a limited run

The ARP 2600 is one of the most iconic synthesizers ever made. (And easily the most expensive piece of music equipment I’ve ever actually touched.) Everyone from Brian Eno, to the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails and Stevie Wonder have played one. It was even used to create the voice of R2-D2. And after being […]

Silence before the storm: Russian speaking hacking group is attacking banks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kaspersky security researchers have reported on thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks located in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. The malware used in the attacks indicates that the threat actors are most likely to be an infamous Silence hacking group, previously known to be responsible for the theft of millions of dollars from […]