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AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

By registering for a free AfricaCom visitor ticket online, visitors can gain access to more than 450 exhibitors, masterclasses, plus an innovation hall packed with visionary insights on future tech trends

14 hours ago

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

African Innovation Foundation calls for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards

3 days ago

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 3 days ago

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

Nairobi's iHub launches “Open House Fridays”

Kenyan innovation space the iHub has announced “Open House Fridays”, which offers local techies and entrepreneurs free use of the hub's co-working space every Friday in October

By Tom Jackson 12 Oct 2017

New brand campaign from MDXi

MDXi targets enterprise customers with new ‘Take a Break' campaign to increase awareness of the MDXi brand as a West African data centre company

12 Oct 2017

A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions

11 Oct 2017

CGIAR wants to build a big data platform and innovate with startups to help smallholder farmers

CGIAR met with a wide range of partners to look at how they could use their data using AI and big data to drive farming improvements in continents like Africa

11 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of US$50,000 in prize funding

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre

11 Oct 2017

$78bn in transaction revenue to be processed by smart store tech by 2022

Invisible payments and other connected technologies are expected to boost retail revenues as omnichannel strategies move in-store

10 Oct 2017

Why the possibilities of connected cars are endless

With Gartner predicting that 64 million connected cars will be shipped globally in 2020, the question remains as to what the potentials of autonomous vehicles are

By Sven Hammar 9 Oct 2017

Ebenezer Asante appointed MTN regional vice president

Ebenezer Asante has been appointed as vice president (VP) of MTN Group's expanded Southern and East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region, effective 1 October 2017

9 Oct 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

9 Oct 2017

Vodafone announces global brand relaunch

Vodafone has made a global announcement across all of its markets that it is relaunching its brand positioning, which marks the biggest relaunch it's had in its 33-year history

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

Motorists switch to digital driving licences in October

Kenyan motorists will later this month switch to digital driving licences, but will be spared instant fines that come with the smart card due to a pending court case

By James Kariuki 6 Oct 2017

The economic impact of internet disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa

Internet shutdowns in sub-Saharan Africa have cost the region up to $237m since 2015, according to a report to be released by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa

6 Oct 2017

State of Play report highlights evolution of tech ecosystems in Africa

The State of Play report, launched by the African Technology Foundation and managing partner of the Liberalising Innovation Opportunity Nations partnership, provides a look at the evolution of tech ecosystems

6 Oct 2017

Yoco releases free POS solution for small businesses

Payments service provider Yoco has launched an enhanced POS solution, which is South Africa's first 100% locally made, free point of sale app

5 Oct 2017

New Google earbuds offer real-time translation feature

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google on Wednesday introduced new Pixel earbuds that the company says are capable of real-time translation of conversations in different languages

5 Oct 2017

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International

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

The industry is increasingly being characterised by millennial travellers and their preferences. With the rise of the millennial traveller came an increase in online reviews - the importance of which cannot be understated as it can make or break an establishment's popularity and, therefore, its bottom line. Online reviews have come to fill a meaningful role in the industry: while travellers use online reviews as a measure that will determine a booking - or not - establishments have come to find value in these reviews as they can confirm great service or indicate where service needs attention, increase interaction with guests and consumers and, therefore, contribute significantly to guest retention.

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Pixel smartphone upgrade highlights Google push into hardware

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google last week unveiled new versions of its Pixel smartphone, the highlight of a refreshed line aimed at weaving artificial intelligence deeper into modern lives.

9 Oct 2017

Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes

Elon Musk may be nuts, but a remarkable number of the South African-born businessman's ventures have been successful. This week at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia, he announced another “really special” proposal.

By Andy Walker 2 Oct 2017

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