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#AfricaMonth: Sustainable food production requires digitisation of entire agri value chain

Fresh thinking is required to enhance agricultural production and provide food security for Africa's fast-growing population

1 day ago

Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator
Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator

Google developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site
Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site

Nowadays, many businesses have websites built on the WordPress content management system (CMS). This CMS is not only user-friendly but also comes with a wide range of free plugins and themes

By Charles Mburugu 2 days ago

Gustav Piater
Five best practices for data visualisation

Why visualise data? Well, there's just so much of it - plus, not everyone is a data scientist

By Gustav Piater 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you
#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of OfferZen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as SnapScan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Healthcare at the click of a button
Healthcare at the click of a button

E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent

By Matthew Donen 23 May 2017

(L-R): Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google, at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago, this past week.
Greater investments needed to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent's broadband data explosion

22 May 2017

Orange launches in Liberia.
Orange becomes market leader in Liberia after acquisition

Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa

22 May 2017

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle
West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities

22 May 2017

Chantel Troskie, customer experience account manager at Oracle SA.
Get ready for the AI startup retail CX revolution

Virtual chatbots are becoming commonplace in the B2B marketing sector as well as for general online consumer shopping. Here's what else to expect from the AI retail startup boom

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom
Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn

17 May 2017

Fabien Delanaud.
Bridging the digital divide in Africa

For many in developing markets, data remains a luxury and often agonisingly out of reach, even on mobile

By Fabien Delanaud 16 May 2017

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry
How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information

By Sam Smith 16 May 2017

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Fast-moving cyber attacks wreak havoc worldwide

WASHINGTON, US: A fast-moving wave of cyber attacks swept the globe on Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency

15 May 2017

A new era for native mobile development?
A new era for native mobile development?

Over the last few years, new languages have been introduced for both iOS and Android that could see the start of a new era in native mobile development

By Matthew Longden 13 May 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa
ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study

12 May 2017

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Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

Opera injects $100 million in African digital economy
Opera injects $100 million in African digital economy

Mobile browser, Opera, is planning to invest $100 million (R1.3 billion) over the next two years to facilitate the growth of African digital economy

11 May 2017

Why you need to invest early in IoT
Why you need to invest early in IoT

As with all new technology, there is some reticence in business about the internet of things

By Max Makgoale 10 May 2017

Xperien launches mobile hard drive shredding plant
Xperien launches mobile hard drive shredding plant

Xperien has launched a mobile hard drive shredder plant, a fully equipped truck that provides on-site degaussing and destruction

10 May 2017

CodeBus Africa to run student coding workshops
CodeBus Africa to run student coding workshops

Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa have collaborated as part of the CodeBus Africa project which will run creative coding workshops for local students

9 May 2017

Surge in demand for mobile connectivity
Surge in demand for mobile connectivity

African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region

9 May 2017

Fastly brings quality content to Africa
Fastly brings quality content to Africa

Fastly is expanding and growing its edge cloud platform business into Africa through a collaboration with Workonline Communications and Teraco

8 May 2017

How BlackRhino is building Kenya's VR industry
How BlackRhino is building Kenya's VR industry

Kenyan startup BlackRhino VR is playing a key role in developing the country's virtual reality industry

By Tom Jackson 8 May 2017

Jasco Carrier Solutions rolls out in East Africa
Jasco Carrier Solutions rolls out in East Africa

Jasco Carrier Solutions has been introduced into the East African market. This expansion ties in with East Arica's Tier 1 and Tier 2 broadband strategy

6 May 2017

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SAP Rural Sourcing Management solution tailor-made to grow smallholder farmers

SAP has announced the launch of its SAP Rural Sourcing Management solution, tailor-made to support the growth of smallholder farmers in developing nations and meet the world's need for sustainable food production

5 May 2017

Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa
Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Rolling out tech solutions for the African consumer is a marathon, not a sprint

By Tom Jackson 5 May 2017

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Turning the whole world into an interactive billboard with AR

Augmented reality campaigns are taking off internationally with progressive brands using the technology to turn every available surface into a virtual billboard

By Johan Walters 4 May 2017

Book your spot for BotCon Africa 2017!
Book your spot for BotCon Africa 2017!

Following the successful inaugural conference held in Johannesburg in November 2016, this year's BotCon Africa event will take place in Cape Town on Thursday, 25 May 2017

3 May 2017

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel
Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

WASHINGTON, US: Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm's video operations, the two firms announced Monday

2 May 2017

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