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Youth graduate in SAP digital skills empowerment programme

Elsie Pule, HR Group Executive at Eskom .Photo by Gift Ndolwane, CAJ News

JOHANNESBURG – MORE than 100 South African youths have graduated as SAP associate consultants, which guarantees them jobs in ecosystem through SAP’s globally-recognised Skills for Africa initiative. The graduates have been capped at an event held in Johannesburg on Monday where executives from SAP, the multinational software corporation, partners and clients converged. The graduation of the 101 youths follows the ...

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BlackBerry accelerates software strategy

BlackBerry Android handsets

JOHANNESBURG – BLACKBERRY, the global software leader, has disclosed its next major agreement to license software and services for the production of secure BlackBerry Android handsets in more global markets. The exclusive, long-term licensing agreement with leading Indian telecom enterprise, Optiemus Infracom, follows the recent global licensing agreement with TCL Communication and PT BlackBerry Merah Putih in Indonesia. With this ...

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Award winning solution halts cervical cancer in Africa

Cancer screening

JOHANNESBURG – A global award-winning cloud-based solution is improving the quality of life among women in Africa and shielding them from the deadly cervical cancer. Hailed as the first of its kind, the Emerging Technologies in Cervical Cancer Screening (ETiCCS) is a brainchild of SAP’s Design and Co-Innovation Centre and Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany. In line with the United ...

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Save your company from Corporate Cholesterol

SAP Managing Director for Africa, Brett Parker

by BRETT PARKER, SAP Africa MD JOHANNESBURG – If you frequent the conferences and launches held by technology companies, you would surely have come across statements similar to the following: “Up to forty percent of today’s Fortune 500 companies will not be around in a decade’s time. They will have disappeared into mergers, acquisitions or extinction.” This is not a ...

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Miss Africa receives Rwanda stamp of approval

Miss Africa goes to Rwanda

KIGALI – THE Government of Rwanda has endorsed the Miss Africa pageant, paving the way for the hosting of the pan-African event in the East African country. The beauty contest is scheduled for May 20 in Kigali. Government’s endorsement came through the Rwanda Development Board and Rwanda Convention Bureau. “Rwanda Development Board, through Rwanda Convention Bureau, is privileged to be ...

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Huawei grows market share with milestone P9

Huawei P9

JOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI, the Chinese smartphone maker, has over the past year shipped over 45 000 units of its milestone-making P9 and P9 Plus flagship smartphones to South Africa, where it is consistently growing its value share. A total of 1,2 million smartphones from the firm have been shipped to the country. Officials confirmed as of November 2016, Huawei has ...

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Skills for Africa receives SAP global accolade

SAP Global CEO Bill McDermott

JOHANNESBURG – SKILLS for Africa, the initiative by SAP Africa, has received the prestigious Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award, the highest employee recognition at SAP. Philanthropist and businessman Plattner is co-founder of the German-headquartered company. SAP Chief Executive Officer, Bill McDermott, awards the accolade yearly to an individual or a team from around the globe. SAP Africa Skills for Africa affords ...

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Networks Unltd first Africa Silver Peak distributor

Network Unlimited, South African

JOHANNESBURG – NETWORKS Unlimited, South African value-added distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking and security technology, has been named the first distributor for global industry leader, Silver Peak, in Sub-Saharan market. The latter specializes in broadband and hybrid wide area network (WAN) solutions. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at Networks Unlimited, says globally, there is a unprecedented demand for SD-WAN ...

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Careless staff expose firms to cyber criminals

cyber criminal

JOHANNESBURG – UNINFORMED and careless workers’ inappropriate use of information technologies are putting small South African companies’ cyber protection in jeopardy. This according to a global security company, Kapersky Lab, which concludes small companies of up to 50 employees are significantly less concerned about employee activities leading to cyber-security breaches than larger corporations. Only 36 percent of small businesses worry ...

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Integrated mobility concept planned for Rwanda


KIGALI – IN another step to develop market potential in Africa, Volkswagen is set to establish an environmentally compatible local vehicle production facility in Uganda. It will be set up in the capital city Kigali to cover vehicle demand for the integrated mobility concept. Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas Schäfer, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group ...

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