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Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs stand to win $75,000

Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs stand to win $75,000

The Anzisha Prize is expanding, after initial success, to provide increased support to entrepreneurial youth and partner organisations to drive pan-African economic growth to 2020. Read More

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New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business modelsNew age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business models African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, says DHL.
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VMware appoints Bask Iyer as chief information officerVMware appoints Bask Iyer as chief information officer VMware has announced the appointment of Bask Iyer to the role of senior vice president and ...
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SpeedCast acquires GeolinkSpeedCast acquires Geolink SpeedCast International Limited, a leading global satellite communications service provider, has announced the acquisition of Geolink ...
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Tuesday 24 Feb

TNM buys ISP stake

MALAWI
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has completed the acquisition of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) Business and related assets of Burco Electronics Systems.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Westcon only Symantec distributor in SADC

Westcon has announced that long-time vendor partner Symantec has extended the value-added distributor’s footprint in the SADC region.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Out of the Dark: Survival guide for businesses during load-shedding

SOUTH AFRICA
As Africa’s premier integrator of business continuity services, ContinuitySA’s team spends a lot of time identifying risks and how to mitigate them. One risk that has become very real for South African businesses is load-shedding. »
Monday 23 Feb

Two African leaders unite to boost innovation on the continent

SOUTH AFRICA
The UCT Graduate School of Business and MTN have formed a multi-million rand partnership to catalyse sustainable innovation in emerging markets.»
Monday 23 Feb

Insurance body: ICT essential

BOTSWANA
The newly established Insurance Institute of Botswana (IIB) says in this day and age it was virtually impossible for organisations, insurance companies included, to operate without incorporating ICT in every facet of their operations.»
Sunday 22 Feb

MEA IoT market to boom in 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) market in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) region is taking off. Although still nascent, it is growing rapidly and offers considerable potential for the rest of the decade, according to IDC.»
Friday 20 Feb

VMware appoints Scott Dodds as new Vice President, Channel and Alliances in EMEA

VMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Scott Dodds as Vice President of Channel and Alliances in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).»
Friday 20 Feb

IHS Towers awarded Telecom Finance Deal of the Year

NIGERIA
IHS Towers, Africa’s leading independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider, has won TelecomFinance’s 2015 award for Deal of the Year. »
Thursday 19 Feb

Star Times woos subscribers ahead of TV switchover deadline

UGANDA
Star Times, one of the leading pay TV stations in Uganda, has introduced cheaper decoders and upped its awareness campaigns in bid to attract more subscribers to its digital platform ahead of the June 2015 digital switchover deadline.»
Thursday 19 Feb

Moving from doer to influencer – the shifting role of the CIO

The role of the chief information officer (CIO) has evolved over the past few years, with CIOs no longer just the decision makers for IT systems. »
Wednesday 18 Feb

World market for refurbished smartphones to reach 120m units by 2017

The worldwide market for refurbished phones that are sold to end users will grow to 120 million units by 2017, with an equivalent wholesale revenue of around $14 billion, says Gartner.»
Wednesday 18 Feb

Gabon Telecom MD redeployed to Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST
Lhoussaine Oussalah is no longer the managing director of Gabon Telecom(GT). Oussalah is leaving Central Africa and heading to West Africa in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), where he is expected to lead mobile operator Moov Cote d’Ivoire.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Turkey’s Vestel seeks trade partners in Africa

Turkey’s Vestel is looking for trade partners/customers for home appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, cooking appliances, dishwashers, air conditioners), Flat TV, Mobile Phones business in all Africa. »
Tuesday 17 Feb

BTC Amendment Bill gets thumbs up

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s parliament has approved a Bill that seeks to amend the Botswana Telecommunication Corporation (Transition) Act 2008 to accommodate a clause that cites that the BTC Limited Employee Limited Scheme is a wholly citizen scheme.  »
Monday 16 Feb

Outsourcing, good for Nigeria carriers, says CWG chief

NIGERIA
Business process outsourcing (BPO) has been described as being vital to optimal use of information technology (IT) infrastructure by the Computer Warehouse Group (CWG).»
Thursday 12 Feb

Andile Ngcaba named NMMU Adjunct Professor

SOUTH AFRICA
Prof Andile Ngcaba, one of South Africa’s most influential ICT leaders, has recently been announced as a new Adjunct Professor at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in the Department of Computing Sciences.»

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