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African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future

African city planners need a split strategy and focus in their planning and development efforts

1 day ago

Vote now for Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

The second edition of the Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards, hosted by MTN in partnership with Kagiso Media and ITWeb's Brainstorm, is open for nominations from and for eligible female professionals

1 day ago

Focus on high data costs

Icasa is consulting the National Consumer Commission and the Competition Commission to find ways in which mobile data can be made more affordable

2 days ago

Kenya's social media election: attack ads and data mining

A strikingly toxic campaign ad was unleashed online in Kenya just weeks before national elections -- a potentially explosive move in a country where politics and ethnicity are closely aligned

17 Jul 2017

Vox calls for partnerships with wireless internet service providers

Vox is calling all wireless internet service providers (WISPS) to partner with it in an aim to enhance connectivity in towns where broadband coverage is limited, or where ADSL is old

17 Jul 2017

Do you really WannaCry? A simple guide on how to get hacked

You've probably read endless articles about how to protect yourself online. And that's fine if you're a chicken, or you want to plaster your life with bubble wrap

By Melissa Viljoen 14 Jul 2017

Bell Pottinger's wicked Wiki ways

Controversial London public relations firm Bell Pottinger seems to have side-stepped Wikipedia regulations and has been able to edit entries about the Gutpa family, leaked emails show

10 Jul 2017

.africa roadshow kicks off in Ethiopia

The .africa cross-continent roadshow to officially launch the new geographic top level domain (gTLD), kicked off at the 29th African Union (AU) Summit held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

10 Jul 2017

Jumo appoints Amazon EC2 founder as active independent director

Jumo has appointed Chris Pinkham as an active independent director, effective immediately. Pinkham left his role as VP of engineering at Twitter in February 2017

8 Jul 2017

Jumia receives global accolade

African internet group, Jumia, has been named among the MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies of 2017

6 Jul 2017

Frogfoot to deploy FTTH to another 15,000 homes

Frogfoot Networks has secured funding to deploy fibre to the home (FTTH) to 15,000 homes in Gauteng and the Western Cape as part of a 24-month roll-out programme

5 Jul 2017

New Vodacom narrowband IoT lab in Midrand

NEWSWATCH: At its new narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) lab at Vodaworld in Midrand, Vodacom aims to incubate and commercialise machine-to-machine and IoT systems using narrowband networking

28 Jun 2017

The internet of everything water

Imagine a world where your spice cabinet reminds you to buy salt, or your cell phone sends a text message about the amount of water left in your water tank

By Ihuoma Atanga 28 Jun 2017

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International

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked

WASHINGTON, US: Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday, 6 July.

10 Jul 2017

Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganising its global sales operations.

7 Jul 2017

Apple opens first store in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101.

4 Jul 2017

Silicon-on-Seine: world's biggest tech incubator opens in Paris

PARIS, France: Paris has taken a step closer to fulfilling its ambition of becoming Europe's technology capital with president Emmanuel Macron having inaugurated Station F, the world's largest startup incubator. on the banks of the Seine.

30 Jun 2017

Samsung to invest $380m in new US plant

NEW YORK, US: Samsung plans to invest $380 million and hire nearly 1,000 workers for a new manufacturing plant for home appliances in South Carolina, the company announced Wednesday.

29 Jun 2017

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