Simnikiwe Mzekandaba
Jan 22, 2021

Africa’s Mbira Chat takes on rival messaging apps

The creators of Afri Ride prepare to rollout Mbira Chat as an independent messaging app that will be available on the Google Play Store and App Store.
Nov 27, 2020

Vodacom debuts gender-based violence awareness app

The Vodacom Foundation unveils the Bright Sky app in SA, in an effort to help fight the scourge of gender-based violence in the country.

Andile Ngcaba touts broader support for start-ups, SMMEs

The Digital Council Africa plans to collaborate with industry players to boost support for start-ups and SMMEs, says council president Andile Ngcaba.

South Africa leads Sub-Saharan Africa’s fibre uptake

Even though fibre remains a niche technology, South Africa has the highest number of fibre-based connections in the region.

Digital Council Africa readies fibre industry virtual conference

The Digital Council prepares to stage the first of its CONEXT series of events, kicking off with a pre-conference event on 23 November.
Sep 10, 2020

Huawei eyes 2021 release of HarmonyOS-powered smartphones

The Chinese technology giant readies to rollout smartphones that run with its rival operating system amid ongoing restrictions.
Sep 7, 2020

Africa embraces cloud even as security fears persist

While cloud computing is now a standard business tool among African businesses, IT decision-makers remain concerned about the spate of data breaches.
Jul 20, 2020

Africa’s PPE portal expands, secures Gates Foundation partnership

The Africa Medical Supplies Platform experiences a surge in demand for medical supplies from AU member states, amid a peak in coronavirus infections.
Jul 8, 2020

Broadband Infraco adds capability to monitor WACS

Analysts laud the state-owned entity’s decision to add undersea cable monitoring as part of its new service offerings.
Jun 25, 2020

Afri Ride app heads to Zimbabwe

Less than a year after launch, Afri Ride’s creators are taking the ride-sharing app to neighbouring country Zimbabwe.

Africa needs accelerated ICT, renewable energy investment

UNESCO’s Dr Huber Gijzen encourages investment in renewable energy and ICT infrastructure on the continent, to boost education efforts.

Africa’s ‘Amazon’ for COVID-19 medical supplies launches

The Africa Medical Supplies Platform unlocks access to critical COVID-19 medical equipment for all member states of the African Union.