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Apologetic SAP confirms misconduct in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) has offered an apology and opened formal disciplinary proceedings after a probe found indications of misconduct in the management of Gupta-related third parties in South Africa. The proceedings have been opened despite the company disclosing to date, the investigation had not revealed any evidence of a payment to a South African government official, including Transnet ...

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MTN Rwanda redefines mobile internet

by PHYLLIS BIRORI KIGALI – MTN Rwanda has announced the introduction of Internet Irekure, a tailored internet prepaid pack. The mobile network provider said the move redefines mobile internet. The Irekure concept for voice calls which was launched in June was introduced to give customers a balance of choice, affordability and flexibility when calling on the MTN network. The offer ...

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Nigeria massively supports Africa Code Week

ABUJA -NIGERIA, Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy, has endorsed an award-winning digital literacy initiative aimed at bridging the digital and gender skills gap in the continent. Through the scheme called Africa Code Week (ACW), an initiative of SAP, Africa’s young generation is empowered with the coding skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. In north central Nigeria, over 450 teachers ...

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Red Hat delivers platform for SAP environments

JOHANNESBURG – RED Hat, the provider of open source solutions,has launched an optimised Linux operating system to enhances value and support for heterogeneous SAP software environments. The launch of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions provides a smoother path for organizations seeking to integrate or merge their SAP software environments thus offering a single, proven and standardized platform for ...

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SAP gives update on probe into South African business

JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP), the global software company, will provide an update on investigations into alleged impropriety by its South African entity, in October. The company is accused of paying kickbacks to a company linked to the influential Gupta family to secure tenders with state-owned companies. SAP initiated an investigation spearheaded by international law firm Baker McKenzie on July ...

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The network effect: ensuring effective healthcare in Africa

Press Release: Expert opinion By Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 18 September 2017, –/African Press Association (APA) /, Implementing effective healthcare in Africa will require multifarious stakeholders to collaborate in a more effective and efficient way to optimise the scarce resources available while maximising the potential of a growing population. I would argue ...

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AfricaCom20: Sigital disruption equals digital democracy

CAPE TOWN – ACKNOWLEDGING the role financial technology is playing in redefining financial boundaries and opportunity, AfricaCom 2017 has added a specific track focusing on Africa’s financial digital fluency. A host of talks, presentations, case studies and prospects around fintech and e-commerce will debut at the event scheduled for November 7-9 in Cape Town. Tom Cuthell, Portfolio Director of AfricaCom organiser ...

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Without analytics, AI is purely artificial, no ‘intelligence’

by NEIL HERBERT ANALYTICS is not a passive tool. Smart business leaders are combining data with multiple machine learning algorithms and in-memory computing capabilities to gain real-time and predictive insights that can assist with quicker and more accurate decision-making. Without analytics, AI is purely artificial Despite the current wave of excitement around the importance of analytics within the modern enterprise, ...

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Zimbabwe first lady sets social media ablaze

JOHANNESBURG – SOCIAL media in South Africa and beyond is abuzz as controversy trails Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a South African beauty queen. She (Grace Mugabe) has caused a cyber-storm and diplomatic unease following the confrontation with 20-year model, Gabriella Engels in Sandton, Johannesburg. President Robert Mugabe’s temperamental wife dominated platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, ...

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Africa Code Week launches in Ghana

ACCRA – SOME 150 000 young Ghanaians and 800 teachers are to benefit from a continent-wide initiative to foster digital literacy and equip Africa’s rising generation with job-relevant digital skills. The 2017 edition of Africa Code Week (ACW) arrived in Ghana this week with a series of Train-The-Trainer (TTT) workshops in the West African country. Jointly organized by SAP, Dreamoval and ...

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