Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Surge in SSA
smartphone use

Figures expected to
double by 2025.

Friday, Oct 19th

Why should Africa's shipping industry invest in blockchain?

Why should Africa's shipping industry invest in blockchain?

Smart contracts raised as example of how to untangle the 'logistical knot' affecting most ports.

New SA IOT services player eager to link up with Africa

New SA IOT services player eager to link up with Africa

Low-power IOT specialist Thingstream is using South Africa as a base, but has ambitions for the rest of the continent – beginning with Kenya.

PSG's FutureLearn acquires Media Works to boost learning in SA

PSG's FutureLearn acquires Media Works to boost learning in SA

Companies with traditionally different focus areas find common ground and willingness to pursue similar market ambitions.

Oracle opens discussion on chatbot advantage for Africa

Oracle opens discussion on chatbot advantage for Africa

Company has initiated a week-long awareness drive in South Africa, Mauritius, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

Uber Movement unveiled at East Africa Com

Uber Movement unveiled at East Africa Com

Company to exploit enhanced mapping technology, data sharing and ride sharing.

Mexico busts tech-savvy Germans at World Cup

Mexico busts tech-savvy Germans at World Cup

The World Cup holders lost to Mexico despite deploying SAP tech for the team to "play at peak performance" during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

US$1.5 billion fund launched to help build Africa's smart city ecosystem

US$1.5 billion fund launched to help build Africa's smart city ecosystem

Company reinforces financial & PPP components to address capital concerns.

Analytics, machine learning predict World Cup scores

Analytics, machine learning predict World Cup scores

Local data scientists use predictive analytics and machine learning to foretell the results of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Ethiopia's blockchain brew to strengthen coffee industry

Ethiopia's blockchain brew to strengthen coffee industry

Govt signs MoU with Hong Kong-based blockchain firm.

AfDB coding initiative aims to create 9 million jobs

AfDB coding initiative aims to create 9 million jobs

Coding for Employment Program launched to support youth and women in Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal.

Forrester highlights sorry state of digital transformation

Forrester highlights sorry state of digital transformation

One respondent to survey refers to 'a war between old-school, technophobe leaders and technology innovation that represents a different way of doing business.'