Business Intelligence

Orange invests in Africa e-commerce industry

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News)- ORANGE has announced the acquisition of a 75 million-euro equity interest in Africa Internet Group. The French mobile operator joins AXA, Goldman Sachs and long-standing investors MTN Group, Millicom and Rocket Internet. Through this investment, which will be accompanied by a series of strategic partnerships between the subsidiaries of the two groups, Orange will help Jumia and other websites run by ...

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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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Top tech scribes recognised

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – LINKED-IN, the business-oriented social networking service, has announced its ten leading Top Tech Writers for 2015. The winners are Nick Ciubotariu, Neil Hughes, Nir Eyal, Preethi Kasireddy,Max Motschwiller, Isis Anchalee, Shelly Palmer, Danielle Newnham, Vani Kola and Lee Naik. Commenting on the criteria to determine the writers who were making a mark in their industries, Chip Cutter, LinkedIn’s ...

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Technology courses to empower SA matriculants

SA pupils

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A SET of introductory technology courses have been introduced to assist South African matriculants interested in the technology sphere to decide upon an appropriate career path. The courses titled SAP in Seven Hours are a culmination of a partnership between SAP Africa and Dr HB Prinsloo Consulting Services, an SAP Education Partner. The introduction of the ...

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Technology could solve SA sporting woes

SAP Africa Code

PRETORIA – SOUTH African sports associations have been urged to make the most of modern technology to revive the fortunes of the country’s national teams. The call comes on the back of the Southern African teams, particularly the senior men’s national soccer teams, struggling to make an impact in international competitions. A new technology initiative has been launched in the continent ...

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New initiative addresses Africa skills gaps

From left to right are Maharishi Institute CEO Dr Taddy Blecher and SAP COO Mehmood Khan

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A NEW partnership has been launched to bridge the digital skills divide across the continent. Dubbed the SAP Dual Study Programme, it is part of of the SAP Skills for Africa offering. The project has been launched in partnership with the Maharishi Institute, which facilitates university education for unemployed youth from 11 countries in Africa. In ...

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SAP Skills for Africa launches in SA

SAP Africa Chairman Pfungwa Serima

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP Africa has launched its Skills for Africa programme in South Africa. Some 75 talented young South Africans from across the country constitute the first South African SAP Skills for Africa class. They come from a list of 1 000 applicants that were subjected to rigorous testing and interviewing procedures that resulted in a shortlist of ...

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Telcos drive Mobile Money growth

Rwanda Mobile money

by PHYLLIS BIRORI  TELECOMMUNICATIONS operators in the continent are seen recognising how interoperability is necessary to reap the full benefits of Mobile Money. This is according to WorldRemit, the international money transfer agency. The observation follows the launch of Mobile Money transfers between Rwanda and Uganda by MTN. “International remittances via Mobile Money are growing both in Africa and globally,” ...

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Barloworld in historic SAP cloud adoption


JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BARLOWORLD Equipment has become the first business in Africa to transform its business using the SAP Cloud4Customer cloud solution. This follows the need to transform its business operations to maintain its competitive position. Barloworld Equipment teamed up with Britehouse, an SAP partner that recommended a hosted CRM solution, SAP Cloud4Customer, which pools company data and delivers business intelligence functions. This would ...

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Peace Day anthem premieres in Rwanda

Peace One Day

by PHYLLIS BIRORI THE first-ever Peace Day Anthem is set to premiere at the Peace One Day Youth Celebration in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday. It will premiere in front of thousands of young people and beamed live into Rwanda and the world. The anthem, written by South Africa musician Zwai Bala and produced by Coke Studio Africa, is hoped to inspire a ...

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