ICT and Governance

Africa’s chance to leverage global mobile momentum

Globally 5.5 billion additional smartphone users since 2011, mobile data traffic in Q3 2021 more than all mobile traffic generated up until the end of 2016, according to latest Ericsson Mobile Report.
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Yesterday

Botswana chosen as launch site for new digital academy

Pan-African financial services provider Letshego details digital empowerment initiative.
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EXCLUSIVE: Africa’s e-government efforts are bearing fruit

All regions are making progress with developing e-government capabilities, but Africa is showing the greatest growth says Sunil Geness, Director: Global Government Affairs & CSR at SAP Africa.
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Datacentres: Africa’s future is bright

The continent, as it stands, is clearly underserviced says Jonathan Duncan, Vice-President Anglophone Africa, Secure Power Solutions at Schneider Electric.
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Africa Data Centres unveils new Lagos based datacentre

New facility is the first of four faculties being earmarked for Nigeria.
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Monday

European Investment Bank strengthens bond with Africa with €400m investment

Nairobi to host first EIB hub in Africa building on 45 years of EIB Kenya engagement.
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Nigeria eager to spend on 5G

Industry regulator confirms US$500,000 earmarked for R&D, and preparations underway for spectrum auction.
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From 2021 to 2022: The cybersecurity outlook

Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa unpacks the trends that shaped 2021 and considers what lies ahead in 2022.
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Friday

Unesco member states adopt global artificial intelligence ethics

The global agreement, adopted by Unesco’s 193 member states, which includes SA, addresses the increased gender and ethnic bias posed by AI.
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Zimbabwe changes tax regulation on data, smartphones

Government looks to generate more revenue from employees that work from home.
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New pan-African datacentre firm announces US$500m-plus investment

Newly established WIOCC Group company Open Access Data Centres charts growth course, beginning with Nigeria, South Africa and Somalia.
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South African telcos ponder profit vs need conundrum

Country’s government plans to roll out connectivity to every home by 2024 as part of strategy to entrench digital economy.
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Thursday

Botswana intensifies SmartBots digitisation strategy

Country’s digital innovation driver the Botswana Innovation Hub relaunched.