Governance

SAP assists SA metros comply with new regulations

SAP Africa COO Mehmood Khan

JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) South Africa, the market leader in enterprise application software, has expressed its intent to engage with its ecosystem and local government to assist local government municipalities simplify their functions and new regulatory processes. This follows the South African National Treasury publishing the Municipal Regulation on Standard Chart of Accounts Regulation (MSCOA), which aims to standardise ...

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Mobile firm empowers Rwanda schoolkids

Mobile firm empowers Rwanda schoolkids

by PHYLLIS BIRORI SCHOOLCHILDREN from disadvantaged backgrounds in Rwanda are poised to benefit from MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care, a programme by the mobile operator aimed at uplifting the standard of education. MTN officials have provided free solar system facilities for schools in underprivileged and rural areas. The move by the mobile giant would ensure disadvantaged pupils manage to study, ...

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Historic Africa Code Week launched

Pfungwa-Serima-SAP-Africa-CEO

CAPE TOWN – MORE than 20 000 children and young adults across the African continent are set to participate at the inaugural Africa Code Week that is scheduled to go live in October. SAP Africa, the mobile enterprise software firm, has announced the launch of the scheme that will entail the participation of youngsters from South Africa, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, ...

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Tshwane WiFi an SA game-changer

Wi-fi

PRETORIA – A free WiFi project that has successfully taken root in Tshwane (Pretoria) is seen setting the pattern for social impact bonds in South Africa. Social impact bonds are a form of innovative funding that gives service providers, including nonprofit organisations, access to upfront resources to tackle social problems by tapping private funding to cover the upfront costs of ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda’s first ICT publication takes off

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI RWANDA’S first Information Communication Technology (ICT) online news publication has taken off. ItNewsRwanda, the new online publication is set to be officially launched in July, with the country’s President, His Excellence Paul Kagame, and Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, expected to commission it. An official from ItNews Rwanda, said preparations are at an advanced ...

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WorldRemit launches in Rwanda

WorldRemit

Staff Reporter WORLDREMIT, the online and mobile money transfer service, has launched in Rwanda. Jeff Pietras, Vice President for International Product Development, WorldRemit welcomed the expansion of the service to the East African country. “WorldRemit is revolutionising the tired world of money transfers through our online and mobile only service. “People around the globe can send money instantly to Rwanda ...

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Inside the Tech Revolution That Could Be Rwanda’s Future

The land of a thousand hills. Seeking to raise its high-tech profile, the tiny country of Rwanda is looking to make a mark in the international high-tech ICT community. Rwanda emerged from the 1994 genocide that killed about 800,000 people with a severely impaired society, a traumatized populace and an economy in dire straits. Back then President Paul Kagame's new government confronted enormous challenges at every turn: millions of refugees and displaced people to be resettled, genocide victims awaiting justice and an economy that needed restarting. Fast forward to 2015. There is much evidence that thoughtful policies are transforming an agrarian society into a sophisticated knowledge-based economy and instilling a sense of national identity and unity in Rwandans. CREDIT: Cassandra Giraldo for the International Women's Media Foundation.

Twenty-one years ago Tuesday, a genocide began in Rwanda that would claim as many as 1 million lives over the next 100 days. Today, the small East African nation has progressed remarkably from a history plagued with corruption, ethnic divisions and underdevelopment. Under President Paul Kagame, who some credit for helping end the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has taken a number ...

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Twenty years after the genocide, Rwanda looks to a high-tech future.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is known as the "Digital President."

Almost 20 years have passed since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, when politicians, doctors, miners, merchants, and farmers killed about 800,000 of their fellow politicians, doctors, miners, merchants, and farmers in the East African nation of just 12 million. To this day, the 100-day horror remains one of the most appallingly efficient cases of systematic murder in modern history, and Rwanda, ...

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