Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

It’s boom time for Africa’s internet exchange points development

Africa’s internet exchange points show significant gains, with SA as the nation with the most developed internet ecosystem in Africa, reveals the Internet Society.

Africa tipped to be emerging technology powerhouse

Africa’s undying spirit and massive techno-economic potential are catalysts for thriving in these challenging times, says the UN Broadband Commission’s Bocar Ba.

ITU study lifts the lid on ICT adoption in Africa

Albeit slow, the African region witnesses signs of growth in terms of ICT infrastructure, reveals an International Telecommunication Union study.
Mar 12, 2021

The Internet’s time to be a basic ‘human right’ has arrived

On the occasion of the 32nd birthday of the World Wide Web, chief web advocate Nnenna Nwakanma highlights key actions for the future of its existence.
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.