Africa

Money transfer service expands to Europe

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SIMBAPAY, a leading digital money transfer provider, has expanded its nstant Africa money transfer service to five new countries in Europe. The service has been expanded to France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain following a pilot that has been running for three months in the countries. SimbaPay will be expanding to another six countries, not yet ...

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ICT industry supports Gauteng education scheme

JOHANNESUBRG, (CAJ News) – THE Information Technology Association of South Africa (ITA) has partnered with Gauteng Department of Education GDE) on the latter’s Schools of Specialisation (SoS) aimed at enabling scholars to excel in their chosen disciplines. SoS will focus on particular disciplines such as mathematics and science , engineering, commerce and entrepreneurship, sport and the arts. The programme forms ...

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MTN Nigeria withdraws suit against NCC

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – MTN Nigeria has agreed to withdraw the matter against the Nigerian Communications Commission from the Federal High Court in Lagos. The mobile network operator said it had agreed “without prejudice good faith” payment of N50 billion (USD250 million) to the Federal Government of Nigeria on the basis that this would be applied towards a settlement, which ...

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Bright future for SAP-embracing firm

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BRITEHOUSE, the Johannesburg-based supplier of digital and automotive solutions, says its business transformation journey was progressing well after it embraced technology. Britehouse has invested in SAP SuccessFactors, from the German firm SAP, to achieve its ambitious business growth strategy bolstered by a focused and innovative people development strategy. The solution by SAP offers a comprehensive human ...

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MTN acquires Liquid Telecom fibre route

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has concluded a transaction with Liquid Telecom to purchase almost 400 kilometres of both long distance and metro fibres connecting Pretoria and Polokwane. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. The purchase agreement is said to mark a significant milestone in MTN’s self-provisioning strategy and the company’s quest to build its own transmission network, ...

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Firms expand regional broadband connectivity

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – SOME leading technology companies are involved in discussions poised to deepen broadband penetration in the Central African  region. Nigeria’s MainOne, leading Communications Services Company in West Africa , and Cameroon Telecommunications Corporation (CAMTEL), the national telecommunications and Internet service provider in Cameroon, confirmed this would culminate in a Joint Venture Agreement. This announcement builds on the ...

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Einsten Form to set global base in Rwanda

KIGALI, (CAJ News) – THE partnership between the Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Rwanda will culminate in the establishment of AIMS Rwanda Centre of Excellence. Other announcements made in Kigali include the establishment of the AIMS Secretariat (Operations) in Rwanda and establishing the global headquarters of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) in the country. AIMS Rwanda Centre of Excellence, ...

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MTN Cameroon absolves self from graft

MTN Rwanda

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Cameroon has denied any involvement in corrupt activities in the central African country. The leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon reported it had been cited among the companies indexed by a recent report of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC). “While waiting to receive a copy of the said CONAC report, the Management of MTN ...

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Technology explored to boost East Africa development

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – MORE than 250 attendees will next month converge in Ethiopia to explore the impact of technological innovation and best practices on improving aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa. They will meet in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) on February 2-3. The event will bring together representatives, ...

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Kenya firms reminded about IT security

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYAN companies have been urged to boost their security in the face of rising . The call came during a recent event Fortinet, a global leader and innovator in network security, and South Africa’s leading value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, held to speak to Kenyan-based companies about the security challenges and concerns IT is currently facing. “Taking ...

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