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Hisense SA bumps up local product offering
Hisense SA bumps up local product offering

Hisense South Africa revealed an array of new products at an event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last week. Among them are a range of kitchen appliances - available for the first time locally - and two new 4K Ultra LED (ULED) TVs.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

First supported Linux for SAP HANA on Google Cloud
First supported Linux for SAP HANA on Google Cloud

With the addition of Google Cloud Platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available on three major public cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

1 day ago

Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfront
Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfront

Mobile commerce (m-commerce) app, Chat Find, offers businesses and freelancers a mobile shopfront and the ability to process payment and invoice their customers directly. Unlike business promotion on sites such as Facebook, stores and service providers on the app can promote for free, with their posts popping up on the feeds of people within a 24km radius.

2 days ago

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

“The World Bank's latest report on African Cities states that improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa's cities is key to growth. The report further highlights that the continent needs more affordable, connected and liveable cities. This is certainly true to meet the immediate demand felt due to rapid populous migration to city centres or urban nodes. But governments and city planners across the continent cannot afford to focus on this narrow narrative alone,” says William Johnston, regional director, WSP, Structures, Africa.

2 days ago

#StartupStory: Abe AI
#StartupStory: Abe AI

In week 10 of the Barclays Accelerator Programme, we interview Rob Guilfoyle, founder of Abe AI which designs artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the banking industry. The startup helps banks to better engage and support their customers at scale, and to significantly reduce the costs of servicing and acquiring customers through the use of chatbots.

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile
Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), which previously traded as ‘Etisalat Nigeria' has changed its name to 9mobile and states that the name change serves as a further testament of their unwavering commitment to ensure business continuity as Nigeria's fourth largest telecom operator.

3 days ago

(left to right) Deputy Ambassador, Ayellet Black; Ambassador of Israel to South Africa, Arthur Lenk; co-founders of Multifractal Semiconductors, Nishant Singh, Piotr Osuch, and Ketan Bhana; CEO of the Innovation Hub, McClean Sibanda; and Ogone Ntwae, senior manager special projects at the Innovation Hub.
Startup Tel Aviv South Africa winner announced

Multifractal Semiconductors has been announced the winner of the 2017 Startup Tel Aviv South Africa contest.

18 Jul 2017

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not in the picture), the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, walk at dusk after attending their campaign rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, July 7, 2017. 
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Kenya's social media election: attack ads and data mining

NAIROBI, Kenya: 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

Odette van der Haar
ACA suspends member agencies

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has exercised its rights in accordance with its MOI and the process laid down in the ACA's Internal Enquiry Framework, after it found its member agencies DDB South Africa, Ireland-Davenport and Wunderman guilty of transgressing its Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches.

17 Jul 2017

Kabelo Makwane
Accenture simplifies cloud migration in sub-Saharan Africa

At the recent Amazon Web Services summit, I had the chance to chat to Kabelo Makwane, managing director for Cloud First business at Accenture in sub-Saharan Africa. We discussed all things cloud and how the Accenture Cloud Platform enables companies to combine more than one cloud infrastructure and benefit by pooling multiple cloud infrastructures from various cloud solution providers.

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Jul 2017

Iniel Dreyer
Backup, disaster recovery service an opportunity for resellers

Data management consulting company, Gabsten Technologies, has introduced a backup and disaster recovery managed service to resellers that service the SMME market.

17 Jul 2017

Are you making these WordPress blunders?
Are you making these WordPress blunders?

It is a fact that WordPress is the world's most popular content management system. More than 70 million websites run on this platform, with the number increasing on a daily basis.

By Charles Mburugu 17 Jul 2017

WP Blood app makes donating blood a cinch
WP Blood app makes donating blood a cinch

The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS), in conjunction with NXT Digital Innovation and Tracker, has launched an app called WP Blood to increase participation in blood donation.

17 Jul 2017