Naspers to list Prosus on Euronext Amsterdam in September

Prosus listing
postponed

Naspers announces
September deadline..

Tuesday, Jul 23rd

MTN appoints Thato Motlanthe as exec for investor relations

MTN appoints Thato Motlanthe as exec for investor relations

Motlanthe, who will report to CFO Ralph Mupita, joins the mobile operator from Absa Asset Management.

Africa poised for mobile money growth

Africa poised for mobile money growth

Research by IMF, World Bank and GSMA suggests growth from mobile-enabled platforms and disruption to traditional value chains.

Zimbabwe fumes over weekend Econet network outage

Zimbabwe fumes over weekend Econet network outage

Retailers vent after EcoCash platform is also impacted.

Sure Chill raises £4-million for Africa expansion

Sure Chill raises £4-million for Africa expansion

Health-focused cooling tech firm to focus on key markets in 2020.

Naspers to list Prosus on Euronext Amsterdam in September

Naspers to list Prosus on Euronext Amsterdam in September

Naspers expects to own at least 73% of Prosus and the free float is expected to be up to 27%.

Safaricom expects DigiFarm to outperform M-Pesa in five years

Safaricom expects DigiFarm to outperform M-Pesa in five years

Initiative one of several targeting Africa's agriculture sector with digitisation being the core objective.

Equiano – Google's long-term connectivity strategy for Africa

Equiano – Google's long-term connectivity strategy for Africa

Africa-focused tech expert believes the project signals an aggressive push by the company to entrench its value proposition.

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Telecoms

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MTN appoints Thato Motlanthe as exec for investor relations

MTN appoints Thato Motlanthe as exec for investor relations

22 July 2019

Motlanthe, who will report to CFO Ralph Mupita, joins the mobile operator from Absa Asset Management.

2019 to deliver worst performance for cellphone shipments

2019 to deliver worst performance for cellphone shipments

18 July 2019

The trend for lengthening mobile phone lifespans began in 2018 and will continue through 2019, says Gartner.

Mobile

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Youth will sustain Sub-Saharan Africa's mobile economy claims GSMA

Youth will sustain Sub-Saharan Africa's mobile economy claims GSMA

16 July 2019

Region's mobile ecosystem forecast to generate almost US$185 billion (9.1% of GDP) by 2023.

Uganda: Tech manufacturing plant to roll out solutions by year-end

Uganda: Tech manufacturing plant to roll out solutions by year-end

08 July 2019

China's ENGO Holdings begins construction on mobile solution plant.

IOT, mobile solution firm Workz Group sets up in Senegal

IOT, mobile solution firm Workz Group sets up in Senegal

05 July 2019

Represents company's second location after establishing an office in Johannesburg in June 2018.

Networks

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Zimbabwe fumes over weekend Econet network outage

Zimbabwe fumes over weekend Econet network outage

22 July 2019

Retailers vent after EcoCash platform is also impacted.

Equiano – Google's long-term connectivity strategy for Africa

Equiano – Google's long-term connectivity strategy for Africa

19 July 2019

Africa-focused tech expert believes the project signals an aggressive push by the company to entrench its value proposition.

Nigeria secures US$100-million loan to increase broadband rollout

Nigeria secures US$100-million loan to increase broadband rollout

17 July 2019

Fund will be used to deploy solar-powered telecommunication sites, according to officials.

Security

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Sudan's military council restores internet

Sudan's military council restores internet

12 July 2019

Opposition party says most important factor is restoration the result of judicial order.

South African IT managers, supply chains under siege

South African IT managers, supply chains under siege

12 July 2019

Sophos global survey shows IT teams struggle with a lack of expertise, budget and up-to-date technology as multiple cyber attack tactic takes hold.

Cameroonian telcos in hot water over SIM card registration

Cameroonian telcos in hot water over SIM card registration

08 July 2019

Regulator claims some cards have been activated with no proof of identity.

Business Intelligence

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Nokia pilots Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service in Algeria

Nokia pilots Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service in Algeria

18 July 2019

Company rolls out Worldwide IOT Networking Grid (WING).

Tech-savvy, empowered consumers call the shots

Tech-savvy, empowered consumers call the shots

02 July 2019

 

Customer experience is more important than products released or services rendered, says Genesys.

Cloud

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Angola Cables launches cloud service for Africa

Angola Cables launches cloud service for Africa

16 July 2019

Single platform 'Cloud as a Service' follows the company's recent inauguration of its Tier III AngoNAP datacentre in Fortaleza, Brazil.

afriQloud cloud service launches in Uganda

afriQloud cloud service launches in Uganda

25 June 2019

To provide the African technology industry with cloud sovereignty.

Global Digital Transformation, Cloudify ink partnership deal

Global Digital Transformation, Cloudify ink partnership deal

03 June 2019

The digital transformation company enters into a networking and cloud orchestration partnership with Cloudify.

ICT and Governance

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SA's CiTi in the running for US$100 000 prize

SA's CiTi in the running for US$100 000 prize

18 July 2019

Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative and its chairperson 2019 laureates for McNulty Award.

Kenya looks to enforce NIIMS registration

Kenya looks to enforce NIIMS registration

17 July 2019

Government drafts new Bill after courts block previous attempt to make system mandatory.

Business Continuity

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Huawei reasserts its smart Africa ambitions

Huawei reasserts its smart Africa ambitions

18 July 2019

Company says governments on the continent have publically endorsed its technology and business operations.

MTN names Vodacom exec chief digital, fintech officer

MTN names Vodacom exec chief digital, fintech officer

18 July 2019

The operator appoints ex-Vodacom chief officer of strategy, Yolanda Cuba, to drive financial services and digital solutions.

Channel

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Nutanix appoints new sales lead for EMEA

Nutanix appoints new sales lead for EMEA

11 July 2019

Sammy Zoghlami appointed as senior vice president of sales to oversee 31 territories in EMEA region.

Epson targets Zimbabwe's e-learning space

Epson targets Zimbabwe's e-learning space

24 June 2019

Company aligns with Direct E-Learning, Mustek in a schools-focused initiative.

Unified Communications

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SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

12 July 2019

Cradlepoint signs distribution agreement with Rectron to significantly expand channel presence in South Africa.

Google, Genesys partner to democratise AI

Google, Genesys partner to democratise AI

03 July 2019

Companies have combined technologies to support the fully automated call centre and enhance the customer experience.

Cameroon's Kiro'o Games not playing around on expansion

Cameroon's Kiro'o Games not playing around on expansion

29 May 2019

Firm seeks funds to create more African-themed role-playing games.