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Technology courses to empower SA matriculants

SA pupils

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A SET of introductory technology courses have been introduced to assist South African matriculants interested in the technology sphere to decide upon an appropriate career path. The courses titled SAP in Seven Hours are a culmination of a partnership between SAP Africa and Dr HB Prinsloo Consulting Services, an SAP Education Partner. The introduction of the ...

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Latest HTC Desire unveiled in SA

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HTC Corporation has announced the availability of its Desire 626 smartphone in South Africa. The gadget, the successor to the HTC Desire 620, will be available from MTN stores nationwide in November. “Our new HTC Desire 626 is designed to give you the most customised personal user experience. Packed full of advanced features, we are delivering ...

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Mining firms’ encouraging uptake of technology

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP, the multinational software corporation, is exploring ways of enhancing the growth of the mining industry through technology. In line with that, some 15 members of the SAP Advisory Council for Mining are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, for two days of in-depth discussions on the processes and technologies that will support and drive the ...

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Technology could solve SA sporting woes

SAP Africa Code

PRETORIA – SOUTH African sports associations have been urged to make the most of modern technology to revive the fortunes of the country’s national teams. The call comes on the back of the Southern African teams, particularly the senior men’s national soccer teams, struggling to make an impact in international competitions. A new technology initiative has been launched in the continent ...

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MTN subscriber growth exceeds targets

MTN Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI MTN Rwanda has announced that it has exceeded four million subscribers as of September 1. MTN Rwanda Chief Executive Officer, Gunter Engling, said they had exceeded expectations. “Each person at MTN was focused on reaching this milestone before the end of the third Quarter. By hitting this milestone, MTN Rwanda has maintained and cemented its position in ...

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Barloworld in historic SAP cloud adoption


JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BARLOWORLD Equipment has become the first business in Africa to transform its business using the SAP Cloud4Customer cloud solution. This follows the need to transform its business operations to maintain its competitive position. Barloworld Equipment teamed up with Britehouse, an SAP partner that recommended a hosted CRM solution, SAP Cloud4Customer, which pools company data and delivers business intelligence functions. This would ...

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FlyAfrica Accused of Frustrating Minors


JOHANNESBURG – LOW coast airline, FlyAfrica, has incurred the wrath of travelers who accuse the company of shortchanging following laws South Africa has introduced to prohibiting children from travelling unaccompanied. Irate passengers said the airline did not disclose to them critical information prior to booking only to charge minors exorbitant spot fines. “What FlyAfrica agents at O.R Tambo (in Johannesburg) ...

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SA extends cloud offering to SMEs

SAP Africa Director of General Business and Partner, picture by Gift Ndolwane, CAJ News Africa

by GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNEBSURG – SMALL and medium-based firms in the continent have received a major boost after SAP, the market leader in enterprise software, extended its cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software offering to the sector. The offering, SAP Business ByDesign, has been announced at partner event in Johannesburg. It provides mid-sized businesses with sophisticated software to boost profitability and efficiency ...

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Online scammers impersonate Defence spokesman


ABUJA – THE Nigerian Defence has alerted members of the public to several social network accounts scammers have opened using the name of Spokesman, Major General Chris Olukolade. It is reported the fraudsters Olukolade is ready to assist people with recruitment into the army, at a fee. “These Facebook accounts are scams which should be disregarded and not patronized by ...

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Tech scheme launched to empower deprived SA youths

SAP, Sci-Bono and Simplon officials

JOHANNESBURG– YOUTH from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa have received a major boost after SAP, the enterprise application software firm, partnered Simplon and the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre to offer an historic innovative new programme focused on web development and entrepreneurship training. The Simplon Lab, which has been launched in Johannesburg, is aimed at advancing youth skills development among graduate students ...

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