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Gauteng energy firm keen on cracking Mozambican energy space

Distributed grid storage could slash Africa’s electricity infrastructure rollout costs

The total installed electricity generating capacity in 48 sub-Sahara African countries is roughly the equivalent of Spain, according to The World Bank. Frighteningly, as much as a quarter of that meagre supply is offline at any given time, due to poor maintenance and ageing infrastructure. Regardless, one in five sub-Sahara Africans simply do not have access to electricity and fewer than 40% of Af... »

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Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenya in action

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country’s pioneering mobile money ecosystem is evolving. Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country, learn more about what mobile entrepreneurs are... »


ICT spending in 2016 will be driven by investments in software

ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure will also be a big driver as a result of current market expansion. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) line of business or decision-makers from departments other than IT will rise to become major influencers of IT spendi... »

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Top tech entrepreneurs to judge South African e-commerce awards

With online retail in South Africa forecasted to grow beyond 1% of total retail this year, e-commerce is undoubtedly gaining that much needed momentum. Despite a challenging economic environment, both new and established brands are investing in online platforms and looking to join the global shift towards digitised transactions. In South Africa, the emerging e-commerce sector is attracting a dynam... »

VAST Networks

VAST Networks to provide Wi-Fi to AT&T customers in South Africa

VAST Networks is working with AT&T to offer AT&T users Wi-Fi in the country. In a historic alliance with South Africa’s first open-access Wi-Fi Network, AT&T customers with an eligible offer and the AT&T Passport app can now roam on VAST Networks Wi-Fi in any of their locations across the country. VAST Networks CEO, Grant Marais, said: “The opportunity to collaborate with AT&T ... »

Samsung Africa

Samsung programme empowers female technicians in South Africa

In the electronics repair industry, a field where 99% of employees are men, Samsung Electronics South Africa has begun making inroads into these numbers with its Samsung Women Technical Programme. The first 16 graduates of what will be an ongoing programme have recently begun working at Samsung’s various service centres. The Samsung Women Technical Programme is an initiative which started in Novem... »


Etisalat strengthens relationship with customers in Uyo

In a direct demonstration of its leadership as Nigeria’s most customer-friendly telecoms operator, Etisalat, recently hosted customers on its network to a Customer Forum at Eemjim Hotel Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.  The regional Customer Forum is an interactive feedback session aimed at engaging customers to serve them better and deepen relationships. Etisalat began the customer forum in 2010... »

Huawei to drive digital transformation in Africa

Huawei to drive digital transformation in Africa

Huawei has joined the Smart Africa Alliance as Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) advisor and Platinum member at the Smart Africa Board Meeting. The partnership with the Smart Africa Alliance is one of Huawei’s efforts to drive digital transformation in Africa. Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socio... »

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