Admire Moyo

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.
Jul 10, 2020

Mukuru perseveres to become African fintech powerhouse

From humble beginnings in a London flat in 2005, tech start-up Mukuru’s journey has been one of turning challenges into opportunities for innovation.
Jun 30, 2020

Naspers readies to weather COVID-19 storm with $22.1bn revenue

The company believes it is well-positioned to navigate the coronavirus uncertainty ahead after its revenue grew 23% for the year ended 31 March.
Jun 22, 2020

Telkom’s fixed voice decline intensifies

The telecommunications company’s revenue grew 3% despite a 22.2% decline in fixed voice revenue.

African Bank in COVID-19 digital transformation offensive

The bank ramps up its use of technologies as consumers opt for digital channels during the nation-wide lockdown.

Coronavirus-themed crypto crimes surge

A CipherTrace report reveals that in the first five months of the year, crypto-currency thefts, hacks and fraud totalled $1.4 billion.
May 29, 2020

Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.