Year 2 | Edition 5 | 29 January 2019
 
[South Africa] Berkshire Partners to invest in Teraco Data Environments

Teraco Data Environments, African provider of colocation data centre infrastructure, has announced that Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the company. The Permira funds, an existing shareholder, will remain a significant investor.

Based in Johannesburg and established in 2008, Teraco is the largest provider of data centre services in Africa. The company offers vendor-neutral colocation and other related services in secure and resilient data centres...

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[Interview] Pete Frielinghaus, Managing Director, Continuity East Africa, Kenya
Pete Frielinghaus is the Managing Director of ContinuityEastAfrica, a company whose key focus is in disaster recovery, business continuity and resilience.

He talked to Africa Business Communities about the company’s business model, the cybersecurity landscape in East Africa, the growing appetite for Business Continuity Management solutions and how the company is responding to these needs...

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[Kenya] GreenTec invests into SuperFluid Labs

GreenTec has announced its investment in SuperFluid Labs, a SAAS provider or data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions.

SuperFluid has developed a comprehensive data analytics platform that can assess credit scores and provide business intelligence more effectively through Big Data and artificial intelligence...

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[Africa Tech Week] Young innovators driving Africa’s growth
Today, more than ever, African countries are seeking out new opportunities for growth and move beyond business as usual. Young people are playing a key role in this and are coming up with innovative ideas and solutions to drive this growth.

At the  Zayed Sustainability Prize annual awards ceremony, which is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability African innovators excelled winning in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools..

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News Headlines

[Kenya] Mastercard Engage platform launches in Kenya to support African payment innovation 24-04-2019 | 12:40:29
Mastercard is expanding its Engage programme in sub-Saharan Africa, with the first Engage events in Nigeria and Kenya to introduce local fintech innovators to its broad partnership opportunities.


[South Africa] Standard Bank moves business to the cloud with Moody’s Analytics 24-04-2019 | 11:31:00
South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Group has selected the Moody’s Analytics CreditLens™ solution to digitize and automate its credit processes.


[Column] Karien Bornheim: The game is never over 24-04-2019 | 11:14:00
The 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that most companies surveyed suffered severe financial consequences thanks to a cyber-attack


[South Africa] PaySpace appoints Sandra Crous new MD 24-04-2019 | 10:26:50
PaySpace, the leader in true cloud-based Payroll and Human Capital Management Software, has appointed Sandra Crous (née Swanepoel) as its new Managing Director, effective 1 April 2019.


Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap conduct a digital training tour in Kenya 24-04-2019 | 09:22:44
Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator.


Liquid Telecom Kenya connects Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa to its outreach centers using high-speed fibre network 24-04-2019 | 08:30:25
Liquid Telecom Kenya has connected Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa Kenya to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal region bringing healthcare closer to the community.


[Column] Byron Clatterbuck: Urban vs Rural – How to optimise ICT investment strategies 24-04-2019 | 07:01:00
Africa is a large continent, and investors tend to pick and choose their markets based on a multitude of criteria. Some see opportunities in emerging arenas while others focus on more developed and mature opportunities.


Liquid Telecom partners with MIT for the 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Africa 24-04-2019 | 06:43:00
Liquid Telecom has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) to host the MIT 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) in Africa.


South African Bank picks Sapiens Solution software to expand its insurance offerings 24-04-2019 | 06:41:13
Sapiens International Corporation, a global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, has announced a strengthened partnership with a tier-1 South African bank.


Intellectual property protection vital in digital world says Kaspersky Lab 24-04-2019 | 06:22:00
But while much attention is placed around the legal aspects of intellectual property (IP), companies and individuals need to consider the security ramifications as well.


MTN unveils Managed Security as a service solution for Kenyan enterprises 24-04-2019 | 06:09:42
MTN Business has launched MTN Managed Security as a service solution for its enterprise customers in Kenya.


WorldRemit partners with Paga to launch international mobile money transfers to Nigeria 23-04-2019 | 14:23:00
Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit is considerably expanding its presence in Nigeria by joining forces with Paga, Nigeria’s first and leading mobile money company, for international digital money transfers.


Cybersecurity threats to dominate agenda of the inaugural Africa ICT Expo and conference 23-04-2019 | 12:00:00
The inaugural Telecoms, Electronics, Mobile and Systems, Africa ICT expo and conference billed as East Africa’s largest ICT showcase, is scheduled to run from 24th to 26th April 2019.


Microsoft enters partnerships to drive digital transformation in South Africa's sports 23-04-2019 | 09:23:00
Microsoft South Africa has announced two new partnerships with the South African Rugby and Team Dimension Data to help drive digital transformation in both sports through cloud and Office 365.


[South Africa] Sanlam launches 'Sanlam Now Cover' digital platform 23-04-2019 | 08:24:00
Sanlam has launched Sanlam Now Cover, a digital platform which enables intermediaries to complete a client’s application for death and disability cover in a single visit, in just 15 minutes.


 


 
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