Year 2 | Edition 34 | 13 March 2019
 
BitMinutes forays into Nigeria’s booming crypto space

BitMinutes Inc., a financial services technology company (FinTech) that leverages blockchain and tokenization for delivering its financial services to consumers, launched in Nigeria a few weeks ago and has caught the attention of the locals.

Expanding into Africa through a strategic partnership with Nigeria-based BODC Trading & Investment Co., the program includes the creation of a Trusted Agent Network (TAN) in which the BitMinutes Nigeria team will lead an effort to identify and oversee TAN Agents, who are often store merchants...

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[Column] Riaan Graham: Capitalising on tech innovation for 2019

With 2019 already in full swing, thoughts inevitably turn to what to expect later this year. Evolving technology means the public and private sectors can capitalise on potential growth, but what should businesses be looking at in 2019?

The network environment will be a fundamental component in 2019. We are seeing more regulatory focus on spectrum. This is vital if the country is to consider a move towards enabling mobile 5G networks...

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Visa targets 15 Tanzania banks with mobile app that allows cross-border transactions

Global payment technology company Visa, is set to unveil a mobile app in Tanzania that will allow free of charge and cross border transactions.

Dubbed Visa on mobile’, the application is a global payment system which enables consumers to access their funds directly from their bank accounts through a mobile banking app to pay merchants, send money to individuals, and deposit or withdraw cash at any Visa agent...

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[Column] Willie Kanyeki: Open banking to transform East Africa’s digital financial services

Open banking is revolutionising the financial services landscape across the world, and presents opportunities for transformation and financial inclusion throughout East Africa.

However, the region should learn from the experiences of other markets and leapfrog directly to the next era of open banking, says International mobile technology specialist at Myriad Connect...

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News Headlines

[Column] Hannes Venter: African utilities need to transform services to meet demands of experience economy 17-05-2019 | 13:10:00
Make no mistake: energy utilities are not immune to the powerful forces of disruption upending other industries.


Coca-Cola Beverages Africa selects Demand Driven Technologies to improve supply chain planning and execution 17-05-2019 | 11:21:29
Demand Driven Technologies has signed an enterprise software agreement with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to deploy Replenishment+® supply chain technology to 26 manufacturing facilities.


Safaricom and UNICEF launch internet of things to promote healthier living in Kenya 17-05-2019 | 09:08:00
UNICEF and Safaricom have launched the Internet of Good Things in Kenya – a set of information and resources which promotes living better and healthier.


Agri SA and Aerobotics partner to offer free service for South African farmers 17-05-2019 | 09:03:00
Agri SA and Aerobotics have announced a partnership to provide South African farmers with access to free satellite farming data and the latest Aeroview In-Field Scouting Application.


Africa50 launches Innovation Challenge to help increase access to internet in Africa 17-05-2019 | 06:23:00
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has launched the first edition of its Innovation Challenge at the 2019 Transform Africa Summit holding in Kigali.


Competition Commission South Africa blocks Naspers acquisition of WeBuyCars 17-05-2019 | 06:20:00
The Competition Commission South Africa has recommended to Competition Tribunal that the proposed acquisition of WeBuyCars Ltd by MIH eCommerce Holdings Ltd, an entity of the Naspers Group, be prohibited.


Liquid Telecom launches Azure Stack, Microsoft's cloud service in East Africa 16-05-2019 | 16:03:23
Liquid Telecom Kenya has launched a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa that offers a step-change in cybersecurity for the region’s most sensitive databases.


[South Africa] Cool Ideas and Angola Cables sign agreement with Angola Cables to advance content partnerships in the US and Latin American markets 16-05-2019 | 15:53:00
South African based ISP, Cool Ideas has signed an agreement with Angola Cables to take up colocation services in their advanced and newly inaugurated data centre in Fortaleza, Brazil.


Vodacom partners with BlackFog to provide cybersecurity solutions to its customers 16-05-2019 | 09:00:00
Vodacom Business has entered into a new partnership with BlackFog to provide cybersecurity and privacy solutions to it’s more than 43 million customers.


[Interview] Esther Asante, CEO, Organic Trade & Investments, Ghana 16-05-2019 | 07:36:00
Esther Asante is the founder and CEO of Organic Trade & Investments, a Ghana based online retail store selling organically produced commodities.


Blockchain Association of Africa partners With Afriplains Digital Tanzania and Blockchain Worx Singapore to grow reach 16-05-2019 | 07:27:00
Blockchain Association of Africa has partnered with Afriplains Digital, Tanzania & Blockchain Worx, Singapore (BCW) to leverage synergies.


[South Africa] Naspers agrees the sale of Buscapé to Zoom 16-05-2019 | 06:53:00
Naspers, a South African broad-based multinational, has agreed the sale of Buscapé, one of the leading online comparison shopping sites in Brazil, to Zoom.


[Column] Anton Jacobsz: The always-on economy gives cloud data management trends a seat at the boardroom table 16-05-2019 | 05:56:30
With regards to both data centre and cloud offerings, data management provides an important tool to facilitate an infrastructure that needs to operate in a round-the-clock application availability


President Uhuru Kenyatta launches Kenya's Digital Economy Blueprint 16-05-2019 | 05:50:00
Kenya’s president, President Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled a Digital Economy blueprint, in Kigali Rwanda, at the ongoing Transform Africa Summit.


[Column] Iniel Dreyer: Data Management as a Service is a solution for the mining digital revolution 16-05-2019 | 05:37:00
Mining has always been an intensive industry, from the perspective of resources, time, labour and people safety.


 

 
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