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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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Digital disruption driving force behind 4th industrial revolution

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Sun City, South Africa SUN CITY – THE meteoric rise in connectivity, spearheaded by the internet of things (IoT) and digitisation, is set to revolutionise the face of manufacturing, energy, transportation, agriculture and healthcare, among crucial sectors in the next decade. This has been the prevailing theme at the Saphila 2017, this year’s edition of the ...

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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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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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Integrated mobility concept planned for Rwanda

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KIGALI – IN another step to develop market potential in Africa, Volkswagen is set to establish an environmentally compatible local vehicle production facility in Uganda. It will be set up in the capital city Kigali to cover vehicle demand for the integrated mobility concept. Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas Schäfer, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group ...

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Africa’s momentous Cloud Service launched

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP Africa, in partnership with Dimension Data,have launched the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) service to meet the growing demand for locally hosted cloud services in South Africa. It is the first cloud service of its kind in South Africa, specifically designed to support both local and multinational customers for whom hosting data offshore is seen ...

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Joburg’s SAP skills beneficiaries to graduate

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE first set of Johannesburg youths that participated in the Systems Applications Products (SAP) Skills Development Programme will graduate next week. They are beneficiaries of a partnership between the City of Joburg and SAP, the global software and technology solutions provider. 30 Graduates have completed and passed the SAP training, 15 of those completed training in ...

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Africa must retain digital relevance in 2025

CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AN expert has called on African countries to adopt strategies to ensure the continent remained digitally relevant in the next decade. Wayne Houghton, made the recommendation following projections By 2025, jobs which were common place in 2015 will no longer exist. He projected further students graduating in 2016, would have obsolete qualifications for which there ...

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M-PESA offering boosts financial inclusion

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – CUSTOMERS using the innovative mobile-phone based, miro credit and savings product, KCB M-PESA, have transacted over Sh7,8  billion (US$76,8 million) in loans a year since launch, thus significantly deepening financial inclusion in Kenya. The joint initiative between Safaricom and KCB Group has recruited over 5,2 million customers in the period, with an average Sh660 million loans disbursed through the service ...

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Digital revolution revives Africa’s insurance industry

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TECHNOLOGY is changing the face of the insurance industry in Africa as companies in the sector embrace latest solutions in their expansion into the continent. This is the prevailing sentiment among experts from a leading global multinational software corporation. “Insurers need to know their customers’ current needs to effectively predict their future demands, and while doing so, find new servicing opportunities,” ...

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