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Cyberbullying, sharing of nudes to be criminalised

Internet users who enjoy spreading malicious rumours will soon have to think twice before they do so online or face jail time and hefty fines, thanks to a new law preventing and fighting cyber-crime. Before it was unanimously passed by the Lower House yesterday, the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Education, Technology, Culture and Youth, Agnes Mukazibera told fellow lawmakers that the ...

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Rwanda to host continental #innovationsummit

An instructor shows students how to go about their exercise during the launch of the inaugural Robotics Camp Rwanda in Kigali. Photo by Sam Ngendahimana.

Rwanda will host this year’s edition of the ‘Innovation Prize for Africa’, an annual Pan-African event. According to the event’s organisers, this will be the 7th edition of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) and will be aimed at showcasing African ingenuity as well as recognising and connecting African innovators and entrepreneurs. In a press statement, organisers indicated that ...

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Smith appointed first female SAP Africa MD

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) Africa has announced the appointment of Cathy Smith as Managing Director, becoming the first female leader of the software company. The appointment is with immediate effect. Smith takes over from Claas Kuehnemann, who now assumes a new leadership position with SAP in Switzerland, but will continue to be a non-executive director on the SAP ...

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MTN multi-million-dollar spend on ICT upgrades

JOHANNESBURG – MTN Group, the continent’s biggest mobile operator by subscriber base, has invested over R31,4 million (US$2,6 million) in rolling out network and information technology (ICT) across its markets over the past year. Some 8 583 3G sites and 8 611 4G sites were rolled out. “This investment has resulted in a marked improvement in network quality and capacity ...

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Digitalisation is reshaping telcos’ operations

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TELECOMMUNICATIONS providers must reinvent and provide unmatched experience to customers through digital and innovative products lest they struggle in an increasingly digitalised industry. This is according to a recently released study by advisory firm, Analysys Mason, and Huawei. Entitled, “Digitalisation Reshaping Operations: a new Digital Operational Model for the Future,” it has illustrated how digitalisation ...

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Africa advocates for safe use of internet

from MARIA MACHARIA and MTHULISI SIBANDA NAIROBI / CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – COMPANIES in the continent’s cyberspace have pledged commitment to the safe and responsible use of the internet. The pledge coincides with the marking of the Safer Internet Day (SID), held annually on February 6. This year, the event has been held under the connected theme, “Create, Connect and Share Respect: ...

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The COO dilemma: digitising the supply chain in an exponential world

by MEHMOOD KHAN, Chief Operating Officer at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 30th January 2018, –/African Press Association (APA) / – CHIEF operating officers (COOs) and supply chain management are feeling the brunt of a accelerating business environment further complicated by increasing customer demands for efficiency, personalisation, and convenience. Slow manual processes based on inconsistent information across functional areas ...

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Introducing the SAP Leonardo Digital Innovation System

by SIMON CARPENTER, Chief Technology Adviser at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG – “TALENT hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer. 1788 – 1860 THROUGHOUT human history, genius has always risen above the herd to change the way we see things and how we live in the world; Plato, Newton, Einstein, ...

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Food rations reduced for refugees in Rwanda

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by PHYLLIS BIRORI  KIGALI – CASH-strapped humanitarian organisations have reduced food rations to refugees in Rwanda amid insufficient support by donors. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed the funding shortages forced the latter to trim assistance to 90 percent in November and December. Funding gaps have widened and with immediate effect, WFP has reduced the ration ...

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Historic AfricaCom 2017 resumes in South Africa

CAPE TOWN – MORE than 11 000 delegates and 400 exhibitors have converged in Cape Town, South Africa for AfricaCom, the annual premier Pan-African technology, telecoms and media event. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the event endorsed by governments promises to showcase cutting-edge information and communications technology innovations and host high level discussions on speeding Africa’s digital revolution. The ...

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