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DA, ANC await 2017 budget speech

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The Democratic Alliance believes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will increase personal taxes when he delivers his Budget Speech on Wednesday afternoon in Parliament. [Read story...]

SA Cloud market worth $140m and growing

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By Kerry Hope, Business Development Manager, Magic Software South Africa (image: bluecoat.com) South African enterprises are moving to the cloud. According to George Etheredge, ICT research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, the local cloud market is w [Read story...]

5 African Blockchain Companies to watch

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5 African Blockchain Companies. Blockchain is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the tech industry. When people think of Blockchain their initial thought lean towards cryptocurrencies and fintech; it is however far more than just a new payment [Read story...]

Getting Virtual Reality right for retail

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Retailers are waking up to the importance of VR and other emerging technologies in revolutionizing customer experience both online and in-store. Virtual reality technology makes a lot of sense for online retailers but better customer understanding is [Read story...]

6 things you didn’t know you could do with Google

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6 things you didn’t know you could do with Google. Google is the world’s largest search engine with over 3.5 billion searches per day. There is however features which many of Google’s users are still failing to take advantage of. Jumia Travel rev [Read story...]

Embracing disruptive technology for business efficiency

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Frank Rizzo, Technology sector leader at KPMG in South Africa. With decision-makers embracing digitalisation, technology has become integrated into every facet of business. And while the likes of cloud computing and data analysis are still important, [Read story...]

Rare coin set to break record in online auction

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Sammy Marks golden tickey reaches R399K… and counting! The rare 1898 Sammy Marks golden tickey coin opened for bidding on www.bidorbuy.co.za last week. Since the opening bid of R1 there has been a fierce war of bidding and counter bidding, that has [Read story...]

New ICT sector codes to prompt new era for BEE

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Soria Hay of independent investment bank and advisory firm Bravura. In the State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma highlighted that radical economic transformation remains at the core of South Africa’s economic strategy and the new BEE IC [Read story...]

Twitter users take on Internet Blackout in Cameroon

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Twitter reaction to #BringBackOurInternet, Cameroon’s Internet Blackout. Five weeks ago, parts of Cameroon’s English speaking sectors had their Internet access cut off due to protests over an alleged government bias in favour of French-speaking Came [Read story...]

African startup using AI to produce news stories

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Controvert Media using AI to write news stories. Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet. Artificial Intelligence robots – or “bots”, a [Read story...]

Mastercard to empower 150 000 MSME’s in Kenya

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Digital payment solution fosters higher level of inclusion for MSME’s in East Africa. (image: shutterstock) Mastercard commits to empowering over 150,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Kenya within 2017 by giving them access to Masterp [Read story...]

Can carriers keep up with the data explosion?

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Eckart Zollner, Business Development Manager at New Telco SA. The migration from traditional voice to new IP based technologies and services – alongside a data explosion and increasing consumer data capacity demands – brings massive disruption to [Read story...]

How SMEs can drive sales with augmented reality

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Jason Ried, MD, Fuzzy Logic. Having survived the turmoil of a gruelling 2016, South African business owners and managers are now turning their attention to sales and marketing. There is a mood of cautious optimism, particularly amongst small and medi [Read story...]

IOTFA announces Cumii International as exhibitor

IOT Forum Africa 2017 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. IoT Forum Africa 2017 is pleased to announce Cumii International as an exhibitor. The forum will bring together key industries for a day of top level content, solution based case stud [Read story...]

What does the future hold for DevOps?

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What does the future hold for DevOps? Having spun out of the more established methods of developing software, such as waterfall and Agile, DevOps builds upon the best practices of these other methods to help drive enterprise performance in the modern [Read story...]

Over 554 million records stolen in first half of 2016

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Amr Kamel, Microsoft GM in the West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands. More than 554 million data records were stolen during the first half of 2016, a 31% increase from the previous six months – and that was just from the enterprises [Read story...]

Uberfying public transport in South Africa

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Craig Heckrath, Product Development Manager at Intervate. Many of us have experienced the simplicity and convenience of hailing an Uber. It certainly seems like the 180-degree opposite of South Africa’s fragmented, informal (and sometimes unreliabl [Read story...]

Nigerian price comparison site acquired by Silvertree

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Silvertree acquires Nigeria’s TopCheck, forming Africa’s largest price comparison group. Nigerian price comparison site, TopCheck, has been acquired by Africa’s leading Internet Platform, Silvertree Internet Holdings, for an undisclosed amount. I [Read story...]

E-commerce is the way forward for all businesses

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Viresh Harduth, Vice President: New Customer Acquisition (Start up and Small Business) at Sage Africa & Middle East. E-commerce is no longer just for flashy start-ups or big companies with even bigger budgets – it is also becoming a valuable ch [Read story...]