Year 2 | Edition 35 | 14 March 2019
 
SAP, Google Cloud launch Global Sustainability Contest for social entrepreneurs

SAP and Google Cloud have launched a Global Sustainability Contest for Social Entrepreneurs looking for revenue-generating ideas that use data analytics and machine learning to power circular economy businesses.

According to the Global Footprint Network, the global demand for resources was 1.7 times more than what the Earth could support in 2018; by 2030, we may need two Earths to sustain our way of life...

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[Column] Henning Lange: Why businesses can really count on cloud

Migration to the cloud is on the rise with more businesses adopting cloud solutions to realise the benefits. Cloud is no longer a mystical concept, but a concrete pipeline to a more flexible, cost-effective work environment.

This is according to IT solution and service specialists at Johannesburg-based leading ICT company Elingo...

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NEXT Biometrics and MK Group partner to expedite secure authentication solutions in South Africa

NEXT Biometrics a global player in fingerprint sensor technology, and secure authentication and smart card solutions provider MK Group have agreed to extend cooperation.

Joint market and product development efforts will now also comprise identity and access management (IAM) applications as well as Public-Key-Infrastructure* (PKI)-based secure authentication solutions...

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[Africa Tech Week] Smartphone shipments in Africa recording significant growth

The smartphone market in African continues to record significant growth. While 2018 was a tough year for worldwide smartphone shipments, Africa experienced year-on-year growth for first time since 2015.

Latest figures by the International Data Corporation (IDC) released this week show that African smartphone market grew 2.3% in 2018 to total 88.2 million units, spurred by the strong performance of the continent’s three biggest markets – Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt...

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News Headlines

Skills and network gap leading causes of unemployment in Nigeria, MyJobMag survey 22-03-2019 | 12:59:09
A big percentage of Nigerians are unemployed because they don’t have the right skills and network that can help them land the job of their dreams, a survey by MyJobMag has revealed.


Kenshoo and Omnicom Media Group partner to create digital centers of excellence in Africa and Europe 22-03-2019 | 12:53:04
Kenshoo, a global marketing technology platform, and global media network Omnicom Media Group have partnered in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to create Digital Centers of Excellence.


[South Africa] IDU expands its cloud offering through partnership with Microsoft Azure 22-03-2019 | 10:13:10
South Africa’s Idu-Concept, has expanded its cloud offering through a partnership with Microsoft Azure.


[Kenya] Safaricom hits the 30 million customer mark 22-03-2019 | 07:42:15
Safaricom has announced that it has passed the 30 millionth customer milestone, cementing the firm’s position as the most preferred mobile service provider in the country.


South Africa Navy picks Teledyne CARIS software to upgrade operations 22-03-2019 | 07:36:46
Teledyne CARIS has announced it will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office.


[Kenya] Telkom sets up fibre loop for Mombasa in network expansion 22-03-2019 | 07:31:31
Kenya’s Telkom has begun setting up a fibre loop for the city of Mombasa to meet growing demand for faster data by its business and individual customers.


[Nigeria] Farmcrowdy closes on additional $1m seed funding 21-03-2019 | 10:33:00
Farmcrowdy, Nigerian digital agriculture platform which allows Nigerians to invest in agriculture, has closed on additional seed funding of $1 million.


[Interview] Chijioke Dozie, CEO, OneFi, Nigeria 21-03-2019 | 09:22:00
Chijioke Dozie is the CEO and co-Founder of OneFi, a leading African Mobile-First Consumer Lending Business that has disbursed over $40m to consumers since inception.


MultiChoice launches talent factory in Namibia 21-03-2019 | 07:35:52
MultiChoice Namibia has launched the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) online portal at its headquarters in Windhoek.


[South Africa] Hisense injects $5 million into its refrigeration and television production lines 21-03-2019 | 07:32:00
Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense has invested R72 million, approximately $5 million, into its refrigeration and television production lines at its Atlantis factory in the Western Cape.


Unitel to chair working group on fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa 21-03-2019 | 07:25:22
Unitel has been elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group, a working group dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa.


[South Africa] FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico 21-03-2019 | 06:33:40
South Africa’s startup FlexClub has closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital.


Silicon Valley-based startup Accelerator Founder Institute launches New Chapter in Lagos 21-03-2019 | 05:58:45
The Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program has launched a new chapter in Lagos, Nigeria targeting to work with 20 tech startups annualy.


NBA and YouTube launch live games on League’s First Channel dedicated to fans in Sub-Saharan Africa 20-03-2019 | 13:47:35
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and YouTube today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa.


[South Africa] Cell C and Facebook launch public access Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC 20-03-2019 | 12:10:00
Cell C has partnered with Facebook to launch the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).


 


 
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