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Technology

Meet African technology influencers at AFRICA CEO FORUM

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Meet African technology influencers at AFRICA CEO FORUM

Startups are the missing link in African innovation. While the number of young African companies is increasing, and incubators are springing up across the continent, venture capitalists are still few and far between. In 2016 only $366m was invested in African startups, a tenth of the figure for India. Will the recent creation of pan-African

SAP Africa appoints first female MD

Monday, March 12th, 2018

SAP Africa appoints first female MD

SAP Africa has announced the appointment of Cathy Smith as Managing Director, becoming the first female leader of the software company. The appointment is with immediate effect. Smith takes over from Claas Kuehnemann, who now assumes a...

Africa’s smartphone market declines by 6.4% during Q4 2017

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Africa’s smartphone market declines by 6.4% during Q4 2017

Africa’s smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments...

Technology driven 2018 payment trends in South Africa

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Technology driven 2018 payment trends in South Africa

Technology developments will continue to revolutionise payment in both the real and virtual worlds across the globe. As always, though, local conditions will dictate exactly how global trends affect local markets. African economies, with their quite distinct...

Africa needs more young women in technology

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Africa needs more young women in technology

As women, we’re no strangers to the stereotypes that surround our often more detailed approach to getting tasks done. Too pedantic. Too fussy. We’ve heard them all. But the truth is there’s nothing wrong with wanting to get...

FinTech South Africa accelerates digital transformation in banking industry

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

FinTech South Africa accelerates digital transformation in banking industry

Africa’s financial services landscape continues its dynamic evolution as the rapid growth of FinTech on the continent drives both the disruption and leapfrogging of legacy systems and further accelerates the digital transformation of financial services. In South...

MTN Business appoints new executives in South Africa

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

MTN Business appoints new executives in South Africa

MTN Businesss has bolstered its executive team by appointing two seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT), enterprise, consulting and financial services industries. These appointments are expected to give added momentum to...

Mastercard, Selcom partner for financial inclusion in Tanzania

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Mastercard, Selcom partner for financial inclusion in Tanzania

Mastercard’s partnership with Selcom, a leading East African fintech, will enable the global technology leader to expand its mobile payments solution, Masterpass QR, in Tanzania. The partnership will provide Mastercard access to Selcom’s established network of merchants in...

Mastercard acquires Oltio from Standard Bank Group

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Mastercard acquires Oltio from Standard Bank Group

Mastercard has completed its acquisition of mobile payments technology company Oltio from Standard Bank Group. The acquisition builds on Mastercard’s longstanding relationship with Oltio, a startup that pioneered and patented several mobile payments and banking solutions, including...

African Telecommunication Union and Huawei discuss rural coverage in Africa

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

African Telecommunication Union and Huawei discuss rural coverage in Africa

African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and Huawei jointly released White Paper on Rural Coverage in Africa in Barcelona, Spain on the sidelines of the MWC. The white paper appeals to the stakeholders to improve African rural network coverage...

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