Admire Moyo

Board shake-up at MTN

The mobile operator names Nosipho Molope and Noluthando Gosa as non-executive directors of the group, effective 1 April 2021.

Nigeria suspends sale, registration, activation of new SIM cards

The move is expected to impact SA’s MTN, which is the leading mobile network operator in the west African country.
Nov 4, 2020

Ex-Luno developer launches SA-based Bitcoin exchange

Leon Kowalski, a former software developer at Luno, is establishing his own Bitcoin trading platform called Cape Crypto.
Oct 16, 2020

MTN, Vodacom brands are the most powerful in Africa

MTN is Africa’s most valuable brand, with a value of $3.3 billion, while Vodacom is the continent’s strongest, with a score of 89.5 out of 100, says Brand Finance.

IBM to split into two companies next year

The company will separate the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company – NewCo.
Sep 9, 2020

New York-based Digital Currency Group snaps up Luno

The SA-founded crypto exchange has been acquired by Digital Currency Group, a global enterprise that builds, buys, and invests in blockchain companies.

COVID-19 drives African states into cashless societies

Cash may have traditionally been king, but the coronavirus pandemic is contributing to a faster pace of mobile money adoption across the continent.

SA ranks 97th on Worldwide Broadband Speed League

While global broadband speeds continue to trend upward, the truth is faster countries are the ones lifting the average, a report finds.
Aug 28, 2020

Ericsson wants to accelerate 5G adoption in Africa

Todd Ashton, Ericsson’s newly-appointed vice-president and head of South and East Africa, looks to drive the adoption of 5G on the African continent.

Only 17 out of 54 African states have data privacy laws

An information security expert tells the ITWeb Security Summit 2020 that African countries are lagging in enacting data protection laws.
Aug 14, 2020

Cisco’s revenue takes a knock

US-based networking solutions giant Cisco posts a 9% dip in its year-on-year revenue.
Aug 4, 2020

Crypto marketplace Paxful targets 2m more users in 2020

The future of the Bitcoin economy depends on moving away from toxic speculative activity and building trust, say Paxful’s co-founders.