Governance

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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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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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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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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EXCLUSIVE: Africa must brace for takeover by machines

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA, recently in Orlando, Florida, USA ORLANDO – AFRICAN governments, besieged by spiraling protests over inept service delivery, have been urged to embrace technology to improve governance systems and ensure the burgeoning youth population has the requisite skills to compete in an increasingly digital world. Analysts meeting at a key summit in the United States of America, said in ...

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Funding secured to accelerate MTN growth in Iran

MTN Irancell

JOHANNESBURG – IRAN’S leading internet company has announced the closing of a funding round led by MTN Irancell, an entity of the South African-based mobile network operator. The Iran Internet Group (IIG), with several million unique and paid transactions every month, whose ventures include the by far market-leading car hailing platform Snapp, has secured the funding in a move that ...

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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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Troubled telco assumes new structure after Nigeria woes

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE problems afflicting the continent’s biggest mobile firm in its largest market, Nigeria, have culminated in a review of its  operating structure. MTN Group, the South African-headquartered operator, is hopeful the new structure would strengthen operational oversight, leadership, governance and regulatory compliance across its 22 country operations in Africa and the Middle East. This will see MTN Group restructured ...

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EXCLUSIVE (INNOVATION): Technology solutions key to averting disaster in continent

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THERE has been a positive response form African municipal authorities to technological innovations that are aimed at resolving prevalent challenges as disaster management, crime, safety and security. Among the firms steering the adoption of such innovations is the German-headquartered Systems Applications Products (SAP), one of the most prominent companies in the European country and a global ...

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Experts explore term limits in E.Africa

Experts explore term limits in E.Africa

by MARIA MACHARIA NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – POLITICAL experts from the East African region are scheduled to meet in Kenya later this week to discuss the prevailing atmosphere, particularly the emotive issue of presidential term limits. The workshop is scheduled for Nairobi on Thursday. According to organizers, the seminar will examine the relationship between term limits and sustainable peace, development, constitutionalism and ...

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