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[Column] The value of risk and business agility and how it impacts cloud costs

At a time when cost control has never been more important, Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, says that many businesses continue to under-estimate the...

[Column] A resilient, cloud-based digital future

Digital transformation should come with one, well highlighted, disclaimer: one size does not fit all. The technology chosen for digital transformation needs to align...

South Africa’s fintech startup Ukheshe selected for Mastercard Start Path program

South African fintech startup Ukheshe, has been selected  to join the 2020 Mastercard Start Path program.  Mastercard Start Path is an exclusive startup engagement program...

Teraco is building a second data centre facility in Cape Town

Teraco today formally confirmed the construction of Teraco Cape Town 2 (CT2), a new 30MW data centre facility. This follows the company's recent 60MW...
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Malware infects 1.69M Android Handsets in South Africa, Report

Secure-D from mobile tech company Upstream detected 1.69 million malware-infected Android devices in South Africa last year. Within many popular apps, Malware is lurking...
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Amazon’s First African AWS Region Opened In Cape Town, South Africa

Amazon Web Services, commonly referred to as AWS, has opened its first-ever AWS Region in Africa.  The new AWS Africa Region is based in...

South Africa to lead cloud adoption race in the continent

As the battle between international cloud providers intensifies, Africa’s cloud market is starting to gain traction with many enterprise customers seeking access to the...

Vodacom and Samsung donate 20,000 smartphones to the South African government to help fight...

Vodacom Group has partnered with Samsung to provide 20,000 smartphones to the National Department of Health in South Africa to help fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)....

South Africa’s Fintech Firm e4 Appoints Fikile Sibiya as its Chief Information Officer

South Africa's fintech software specialist, e4, has announced the appointment of Fikile Sibiya as its Chief Information Officer. Fikile will oversee the vision, leadership,...
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South African Government To Use Location Data To Help Prepare For Coronavirus Case Spikes

The South African government headed by President Cyril Ramaphosa has asked mobile phone companies to help track movement of people as they continue their...

Cloud uptake shifts in South African enterprise sector, Says Routed MD

While there is an increase in cloud adoption within the enterprises in South Africa, there is a shift in how these organisations are choosing...

South Africa’s Cloud platform builder Jini Guru partners with Azilen to build fintech solutions...

South Africa's cloud platform builder, Jini Guru is partnering with Azilen Technologies, a product engineering company, to build innovative fintech solutions for emerging markets. According...

Santam Insurance invests in South Africa’s Insurtech startup JaSure

South Africa’s on-demand insurance technology (Insurtech) startup JaSure has raised funding from the country’s leading short-term insurer Santam.  Details about the funding amount of funding...

[Column] Beware: Gender-based cybercrime

Recent South African news reports have reflected an influx of gender-based crimes targeting women. Heartbreaking and harrowing accounts have flooded the media depicting these...

IT Spending In South Africa To Top $26 Billion In 2020, IDC

Overall IT spending in South Africa is set to reach $26.4 billion this year, up 2.5% on 2019. That's according to the latest predictions...

Liquid Telecom Is launching First 5G Wholesale Roaming Network Service In SA

We are all excited about 5G and we are all looking forward to when it will be available to all consumers. 5G promises to...

Applications for the 4th edition of Digital Lab Africa’s acceleration programme opened

Digital Lab Africa (DLA) has opened applications for its fourth edition of the DLA acceleration programme (DLA#4). Creatives and cultural entrepreneurs from across Sub-Saharan...

Telkom South Africa shuts down its ADSL copper network, forces customers to move to...

Telkom South Africa is shutting down its ADSL copper network and is ultimately forcing its business customers to move to the cloud. This according...

Here are the winners of the 2019 edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize...

Orange has unveiled the names of the three winners of its Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East. The winners were...

Fintech company e4 appoints Grant Phillips as its new CEO

South Africa’s Fintech software company e4, has announced the appointment of Grant Phillips as its new Chief Executive Officer. Having previously run large multinational...

Network operator rain commissions Africa’s first 5G network in South Africa

South African network operator rain is making 5G network available to its existing customers in certain parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane. The operator announced...

South Africa’s insurance provider SilverBridge bets on cloud to bolster insurance uptake and experience

With more than two decades’ experience in the insurance market, South Africa's insurance provider SilverBridge has continually evolved to deliver on market requirements. With...
As much as 70 percent of IoT devices comprise security flaws, which means devices that you own could get hacked by online criminals too.

South Africa experiencing a disturbingly high number of data breaches

Credit reporting agency Equifax has agreed to pay more than $677m to regulators to settle claims from a data breach that exposed the personal...

[Column] The Platform – tomorrows new economic sector

Digitalisation is constant. We see it in the continuous innovative disruption across the globe. This progressive phenomenon has succeeded in turning the service industry...

SA fintech startup uKheshe raises seed funding from FiTech Ventures and Ocean on 76.

South Africa's fintech startup uKheshe has raised its first seed investment round 10 months after launching its financial inclusion platform. The startup has raised...

[Column] Why Cloud Hasn’t Had a Big Impact on Business Intelligence

Although the notion of network-based computing stems right back to the 1960s, the modern term “cloud computing” arose in the 2000s. Yet, almost two...

South African President Wants Huawei to Bring 5G in The Country

In a tussle that has been ongoing between Huawei and the United States government, the US has been insisting other countries should ban Huawei...

Travelstart to acquire 100% stake in Southern Africa’s Club Travel Group

Travelstart is set to wholly acquire South Africa's Club Travel Group. The acquisition will boost Travelstart's offering by adding Club Travel’s established complementary corporate...
Telcos in South Africa ignore half of all consumer complaints on social media

Telcos in South Africa ignore half of all consumer complaints on social media

Half of all consumer complaints on social media go unanswered by mobile operators in South Africa. This is according to BrandsEye’s SA Telcos Sentiment...
MultiChoice is adding a new 24-Hour News Channel Newzroom Afrika on DStv

MultiChoice is adding a new 24-Hour News Channel Newzroom Afrika on DStv

MultiChoice is adding Newzroom Afrika to its portfolio of news channels on DStv. Newzroom is a 24-hour channel founded by veteran broadcast journalists and...

[Column] Modern Analytics Drive Proactive Transparency

Traditionally, businesses across the globe made decisions based on historical information. With a lack of access to current data, crucial choices were made according...
Pippa has been aquired by global podcasting company Acast

This South African-founded podcast startup has just been acquired by global podcasting company Acast

South African-founded podcast technology startup Pippa has been acquired by large global podcasting company Acast. Pippa provides people who create podcasts with a space to...
South Africans prefer using desktops over smartphones for online shopping

South Africans prefer using desktops over smartphones for online shopping

Although mobile commerce is booming globally, South Africans still prefer using desktops over smartphones when doing online shopping. This is according to a new...

SqwidNet launches second round of its IoT SA University Challenge

SqwidNet has launched the second round of its IoT SA University Challenge. The nationwide technology competition is aimed at getting university students in South Africa...
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Youtube’s Music Streaming Service, YouTube Premium launches in South Africa

In May 2018, Google announced that it was launching a new music streaming service known as YouTube Premium. The company said the reimagined mobile...

Microsoft opens its Africa’s first data centres in South Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of its first datacentres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape...

rain and Nokia launch first commercial-ready 5G network in South Africa

South African operator rain and Nokia have announced the launch of the country’s first commercial-ready 5G network in Cape Town, following the deployment of...

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

South Africa based mobile telecommunications major; MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive one of the largest digital transformations in the global telecom...

WorldRemit has launched low-cost digital money transfers from South Africa

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has launched its low-cost digital money transfer service from South Africa to over 145 destinations worldwide. Using the WorldRemit app or website,...

A look back: Digital transformation in South Africa

The start of 2018 saw global technology research and advisory firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to...

Column: Kickstarting the future- The South African entrepreneur

By: Chetan Goshalia, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at SqwidNet The small to medium enterprise (SME) is the lifeblood of the economy. In Brazil, more than...

Naspers Sets Up A $9m Fund To Support South African Tech Startups

South African media company Naspers has set up a R1.4bn ($96m) Naspers Foundry fund to invest into South African technology startups. The money will...

Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th Industrial revolution

Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education. This was highlighted at an insightful...

Nokia and Vodacom sign MoU to conduct 5G trials in South Africa

Nokia and Vodacom have signed an MoU to conduct Nokia 5G technology trials in South Africa. The trial is also part of the two companies...

Businesses in Africa worried about market volatility and political risks

Businesses operating in Africa increasingly worry about the unpredictable business environment where markets are volatile and political perils are on the rise. This is...

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