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

11-12-2019 | 13:05:00
Vodafone Egypt named best place to work for in Egypt in 2019
Vodafone Egypt, part of the British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, has topped the list of the best places to work in Egypt for 2019.

11-12-2019 | 11:00:00
Pioneer Consulting and MainOne complete branch link on submarine cable network connecting West Africa and Europe
MainOne has announced the achievement of Provisional Acceptance for its latest submarine fiber optic cable network which links Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire to the trunk.

11-12-2019 | 10:10:00
[South Africa] Telkom forces customers to move to the cloud
Telkom is shutting down its ADSL copper network and is ultimately forcing its business customers to move to the cloud.

11-12-2019 | 10:07:00
[Column] Jeremy Potgieter: South Africa’s five-year goal for IoT
In five years, the world will have more than 40 billion devices. Locally, IoT specialist, Eseye, says that South African CIOs are recognising IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) technologies as strategic imperatives

11-12-2019 | 09:59:00
[South Africa] Microsoft launches the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative
Microsoft has today launched the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative, a programme that aims to reduce the prevalence of Microsoft software piracy in Africa’s emerging markets.

11-12-2019 | 08:47:49
[Column] Is a VPN a legal cybersecurity solution in Africa?
One continent that may come to mind when thinking about VPNs is Africa. Many individuals might see this location’s government to uphold strict Internet laws. But, is it legal to use a VPN to enhance cybersecurity in Africa?

11-12-2019 | 08:35:00
International Organization for Migration Nigeria partners with Google to train returnees in digital skills
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been partnering with Google Nigeria to conduct IOM’s first Digital Skills Training for returnees and potential migrants in Benin City, Edo State and Ikeja, Lagos State.

11-12-2019 | 06:15:00
Cars45 expands to Ghana and Kenya
Cars45, Nigeria's automotive trading platform, has launched into Ghana and Kenya.

11-12-2019 | 06:02:00
PAYFORT partners with DHL Express to expand payment solutions in North Africa
Amazon company, PAYFORT has partnered with DHL Express to allow DHL express customers across the North Africa complete shipment payments online in their local currencies via debit and credit cards.

11-12-2019 | 05:30:00
[Kenya] Internet Solutions partners with to enhance its Data Centre Services Offering
Converged ICT Services Provider Internet Solutions has signed a partnership with IT infrastructure company,, to boost its data centre and cloud services offering to their clients.

11-12-2019 | 04:30:00
Loon signs Overflight Agreement with Uganda
Loon, the company that is preparing to launch balloon-powered internet in Kenya has announced that it has reached an agreement with the government of Uganda to operate in the stratosphere above the country.

11-12-2019 | 03:19:44
[South Africa] Sekunjalo partners with Chinese public Blockchain leader, Ultrain to develop a pan-African open Blockchain business ecosystem
Diversified investment group, Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Sekunjalo), has announced it has partnered with Chinese public Blockchain leader, Ultrain Technology Limited (Ultrain), to develop a pan-African open Blockchain business ecosystem -

10-12-2019 | 08:22:00
Africa and Middle East annual spending on tech to reach $149 billion by 2023, IDC
Consumer spending on technology in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is forecast to total $130.8 billion this year, a year-on-year increase of 4.1%.

10-12-2019 | 06:27:00
Fashionomics Africa launches digital marketplace to connect fashion entrepreneurs to global markets
The African Development Bank's flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, has launched the pilot phase of a digital marketplace to help Africa's fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets.

10-12-2019 | 06:20:00
African smartphone market defies challenges in global economy to post growth, IDC
New research from International Data Corporations shows that the African smartphone market saw shipments increase 4.0% quarter on quarter in Q3 2019 to total 22.6 million units.


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