Year 2 | Edition 94| 5 August 2019
 
[South Africa] SAP partners with Discovery Health to digitize health insurance businesses

SAP and Discovery Health, a South African medical insurance administrator, are partnering to combine data-driven insights, insurance and healthcare products with a customer-centric engagement platform to enable health insurance businesses to transform into intelligent healthcare enterprises.

The partnership aims to combine Discovery Health’s industry experience and best-in-class healthcare systems platform with SAP’s world-leading software expertise to yield a unique, cutting-edge, all-inclusive health insurance solution...

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[Column] Elizabeth Adeshina: Technology remains Africa’s saving grace

If Africa is to truly move forward and be competitive in the world economies, all sectors of the continent including Health, Education, Infrastructure, Security, logistics, Finance, Media and others must embrace technology.

Science and technology is a game changer that is making significant global strides in solving problems. Africa can use technology to overcome, prosper and thrive and should be viewed as a positive rather than something to fear...

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Econet confirms Kwese shutdown

Econet Group has confirmed that Econet Media Limited has ceased operations with effect from 5 August 2019.

In a statement, the Group said: “It is a difficult decision that we could not postpone. Over the last 4 years we sought to disrupt Africa’s media landscape and enable Africa to tell its own stories using a variety of technologies including satellite broadcast...

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[Startup Interview] Lwazi Nongauza, Executive Director, BTN Mobile, South Africa

BTN Mobile is a South African digital telecommunications network that seeks to revolutionize the telecommunications landscape in the country and beyond while bridging the digital divide by making ICT services available to the underserved at a reasonable rate.

Lwazi Nongauza the Executive Director spoke to Africa Business Communities about the company’s business model and plans to upscale it to the rest of Africa.

Introduce BTN Mobile and your role in it

I am BTN Mobile executive Director responsible for business strategic development and public relations...

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[Africa CEO Forum] What are the opportunities that AfCFTA brings for business?

We regularly ask key players for their opinion on current developments in African business and politics.

On this occasion, the question is about the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement by the members of the African Union, which took 17 years of negotiations.

What are the opportunities that AfCFTA brings for business?

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News Headlines

SEACOM invests in fibre capacity to support cloud computing 21-08-2019 | 13:09:23
Pan-African service provider SEACOM has announced plans to double the data capacity on its broadband submarine cable system from 1.5 terabytes to 3 terabytes.


[Kenya] BLAZE by Safaricom launches e-sports tournament 21-08-2019 | 12:30:43
BLAZE by Safaricom has today launched an e-sports tournament in partnership with Pro Series Gaming (PSG) and Standard Group, for youth aged between 18 and 26 who are looking at gaming as a career choice.


[Kenya] VMware and Strathmore University partner to enhance digital skills in Africa 21-08-2019 | 12:26:00
VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya.


[Column] Michael Hailu: Africa needs more youth to farm, let’s give them the tools to do so 21-08-2019 | 08:48:02
It has long been clear that agriculture needs more young people, not only to secure Africa's future food security but to modernize farming.


Smart cities, IoT to transform business in Africa within 10 years, Gartner 21-08-2019 | 07:24:00
The 2019 Gartner. Inc. “Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa” features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years.


[Zambia] Paratus to provide internet at the Zambezi All Species fishing sports event 21-08-2019 | 06:31:00
Paratus Zambia has announced that it will be providing high-quality internet via VSAT throughout the entire Zambezi All Species fishing sports event.


[South Africa] Google launches CS First programme, to train 30k learners in computer science 21-08-2019 | 06:18:00
Google has announced the launch of CS First, an ambitious programme aimed at equipping South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science.


[Nigeria] Ten African startups taking part in the CcHUB’s PitchdriveAsia Tour 21-08-2019 | 05:50:00
Ten selected African startups utilising hardware and deep technology tools in their businesses will journey across five Asian cities during the two-week tech tour which will run until September 8, 2019.


Digital consultancy firm Viga Interactive expands African footprint through partnerships 20-08-2019 | 13:14:00
Viga Interactive has expanded its footprint across the continent through partnerships with international companies and brands aimed at providing research and insights.


South Sudan National Revenue Authority and TradeMark East Africa partner to modernize trade systems 20-08-2019 | 08:30:00
South Sudan National Revenue Authority (NRA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to establish modern trade systems and procedures.


[South Africa] Cape Town named Africa's leading digital city 20-08-2019 | 08:28:00
Cape Town has been named as Africa's leading digital city, offering a place for innovation with the necessary infrastructure and tools to grow as a tech hub.


KT Corp unveils global epidemic prevention platform in Ghana 20-08-2019 | 06:11:43
KT, the Korean telecommunication provider has launched a health platform, GEPP Ghana in the Ghanaian capital.


LTE network, fibre backbone infrastructure and 3G connectivity drive Namibia’s mobile market 20-08-2019 | 06:07:39
Although Namibia was slow to introduce competition in the mobile market, with a second operator not licensed until 2006, the market has since seen penetration rates rise to well above the regional average.


Telecom Egypt records EGP6.6b in revenues, 24% growth 19-08-2019 | 09:22:54
Telecom Egypt has announced its second quarter of 2019 results ending on 30 June, stating that total revenues recorded EGP 6.6 billion, growing by 24 percent year-over-year.


MTN and biNu partner to enable all websites and apps #datafree for South Africans 19-08-2019 | 08:43:46
MTN and #datafree pioneer biNu have entered a partnership that will enable mobile subscribers in South Africa to access websites and apps #datafree.


 


 
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