Operators ramp up eSIM services but adoption remains low
Despite significant progress in the commercial availability of eSIM devices, Sub-Saharan Africa shows the lowest adoption and service rollout rate.Sibahle Malinga
Women entrepreneurs overtake men in Fintech adoption
Around 81% of surveyed MEA female entrepreneurs adopt digital payment solutions, in comparison to 68% of their male counterparts.
TFG Africa sees online growth after closing 29 stores
The fashion retail giant posts Q1 online shopping turnover growth of 23.2%, with its e-commerce revenue contributing 9.8% to total group turnover.
Digify Africa, Facebook offer free digital skills via WhatsApp
Skills development initiative Digify Africa collaborates with Facebook to offer a WhatsApp learning platform to provide African youth with digital skills.
Digital Africa Ventures seeks tech start-ups after funding boost
The Johannesburg-based venture capital firm raises R25 million, which it will invest in innovative South African tech start-ups.
African CEOs plan to reduce headcount in automation push
The business leaders look to decrease their organisations’ headcount within the next 12 months amid increased investments in digital transformation initiatives, says PwC.
Further hike in tech prices forecast as chip shortage lingers
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says chip supply shortages could take a couple of years to address, evoking fears of a further increase in tech prices.
New ride-hailing player debuts in SA amid fierce competition
Home-grown ride-hailing company NextNow takes on rivals, promising the most competitive prices amid intense competition in the market.
Huawei Internet services unit grows as more firms adopt cloud
The Chinese multinational telecoms giant witnessed significant growth in its Internet services business, servicing more than 2 300 customers in the past year.
Google, Microsoft invest millions to empower African women
In light of International Women's Day, the tech giants establish initiatives to help create pathways to prosperity for women and girls across Africa.
Teraco gets R2.5bn loan funding for data centre construction
The data centre solutions provider signs a multibillion-rand loan funding deal, which it says will play a crucial role in data centre construction and job-creation.