Finance & Banking

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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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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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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Econet Media partners MTN Ghana on video content streaming

ACCRA – MTN Ghana has partnered with Econet Media’s Kwese TV to deliver video content to Ghanaian consumers. The latter is Africa’s newest multi-platform Pay TV network. Leveraging MTN’s superfast 4G LTE network, subscribers will be able to experience Kwesé TV’s premium entertainment and sports content seamlessly on their mobile devices. MTN Ghana subscribers will be able to stream Kwesé TV ...

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Metrofile attains positive growth over past year

Pfungwa Serima

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – METROFILE Holdings Limited, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed market leader in records and information management, has reported positive growth results for the half year ended December 31, 2016. Revenue increased by 1,6 percent to R380,7 million as headline earnings increased by 3,3 percent to R70,8 million. Both headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share increased ...

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Huge growth in money transfers to Tanzania

Tigo Pesa, Tanzania

ARUSHA – DIGITAL money transfer service, WorldRemit, is consolidating its rapid expansion into Tanzania. It is supporting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad. The company achieved a new record of 10 000 unique transactions completed in the month of December 2016 alone. It also attained 150 percent year-on-year growth in ...

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CAJ News receives further Pan-African recognition

CAJ News Africa CEO Savious-Parker Kwinika (left) receives the award on behalf of the news agency from Miss Africa Executive Director, Mr Neo Mashishi of ProAct Communications. Photo by Gift Ndolwane, CAJ News

JOHANNESBURG – THE continent’s premier news agency, Centre for African Journalists (CAJ) News Africa, has done it again! The Johannesburg-based media house has been honoured by organizers of the Miss Africa for promoting unity, investment and trade while championing pan-Africanism, the ideals that organizers of the pageant are also committed to. ProAct Communications Executive Director, Neo Mashishi, handed over the ...

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