ICT and Governance

#BridgingTheGaps: Use lockdown to fix SA’s broken food system

Three innovation hubs are calling on local innovators to join the #BridgingTheGaps challenge.
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Morocco: Maroc Telecom’s fine goes into COVID-19 fund

Country’s industry regulator confirms latest development.
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‘Banks alone cannot bring about financial inclusion’

Malawi’s ICT Association President emphasises the need for balance between interests of banks and those of Fintech firms.
2:10
Thursday

Zambia’s Chamber of Commerce calls for suspension of comms taxes

Once taxes are suspended, operators can then reduce the cost of services to customers, organisation claims.
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Thursday

Smartbox Transforms customer experiences with Nutanix

Retailer leverages technology to enhance customers’ digital experiences
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COVID-19 forces Africa into tech introspection

Amid the frenzy of fear and lockdown, Africa’s ICT and telecommunications markets have a chance to leapfrog, one analyst suggests.
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Tuesday

Banks urge consumers to go digital

Institutions move to reduce physical cash-based transactions as COVID-19 cases increase in Africa.
2:00
Tuesday

AWS commits $20m to coronavirus fight

The AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative aims to accelerate COVID-19 diagnostics, research and testing.
4:30
Tuesday

Telecoms, networks vital in response to COVID-19

ITU launches platform to protect telecommunication networks and support fight against pandemic.
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Time to adopt multi-cloud is now

The approach presents an exciting value proposition to South African organisations Rentia Booysen at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa.
3:30
Tuesday

COVID-19 uncertainty grips Nigeria’s tech sector

Companies doing what they can to minimise impact on operations but acknowledge uncertainty.
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Google’s Loon Project finally takes flight

Project held back for two years, but now launched to provide connectivity to remote regions.
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Zimbabwe start-up hub shuts down

Move to curb spread of COVID-19 as country records three new cases that have tested positive.