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IITPSA president elected chairman of Africa ICT Alliance

Thabo Mashegoane, president of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa, takes the helm at the Africa ICT Alliance.
Nov 23, 2020

E-commerce, food delivery services bolster Naspers revenue

Naspers’s food delivery businesses nearly doubled revenue growth, while e-commerce revenue grew 69%, boosted by Tencent and Takealot Group.
Nov 18, 2020

Naspers injects R45m funding into The Student Hub

Naspers reaffirms its commitment to helping increase growth in SA’s tech sector, with a multimillion-rand investment in the online learning platform.

TikTok partners to boost African creator economy

TikTok signs partnerships with local companies, as it sets its sights on growing its African market share.

African states remain tech colonies, says 4IR commissioner

A large number of technological-intensive services in Africa are still outsourced from international countries, says Rendani Mamphiswana, commissioner on 4IR.

VC landscape saw record investment, exit activity in 2019

Last year saw increased venture capital exits by investors in South African tech start-ups, with 50% of exit strategies reported as profitable.

SA in for nasty surprise if 'Internet Censorship Act’ is enacted

As the Films and Publications Amendment Act edges closer to being operative, legal bodies warn of legal action if its regulations are not amended.
Aug 17, 2020

SAP Africa Code Week goes fully online, intros mobile app

The coding initiative aims to train over three million young Africans, as the 2020 edition goes online in October.

BCX builds SOC, repositions to fight cyber crime

The Telkom subsidiary establishes a Security Operations Centre in the vicinity of its Midrand data centre, as it repositions for the cyber security market.

Tech start-ups cut nearly 70 000 jobs in four months

Uber, Groupon and Airbnb had the biggest layoffs resulting from the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, says BuyShares.

Africa slow to develop flexible drone regulations for healthcare

Despite ground-breaking drone applications in Africa, regulators have been slow to develop legislation to keep pace with the evolving technology.

Tech giants condemn racial discrimination, George Floyd death

CEOs from Google, Snap, Apple, Facebook and SpaceX echo their support for racial justice and equality, pledging millions to charity.