Standard Chartered Bank Launches Digital Banking Solution in Nigeria

Posted by - December 9, 2019

Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria has launched a new way of digital banking in Nigeria aimed at offering its teeming clients and customers better service through complete online banking. The bank also unveiled famous musician, Burna Boy, as its Digital Brand Ambassador. For both existing and new customers, the new SC Mobile 2.0 comes with several

Google shifts rules for political ads, pressuring Facebook

Posted by - November 25, 2019

Google’s tightening of its political ad policy could help reduce the spread of misinformation on election campaigns, but at a cost for lesser-known candidates. The move by Google placing restrictions on how advertisers can target specific groups of voters also adds to the pressure on Facebook to modify its hands-off policy on political ads. Google

Jumia to Leverage Digital Solutions to Tackle Hunger in Africa

Posted by - October 24, 2019

Worried about the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 2019 report, which disclosed a rise in world hunger for the third year in a row, Jumia, an e-Commerce company said it would leverage digital technology solutions to tackle hunger in Africa According to the report, “From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near

Vodacom Digital Accelerator launches

Posted by - September 18, 2019

Telecommunication company, Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have launched “Vodacom Digital Accelerator,” a program that intends to help early-stage and growth-stage technology startups become profitable and revenue-generating businesses. The new program, which will run yearly, aims at identifying and supporting startup entrepreneurs in mobile, telecom, fintech, media, health, education, and e-commerce will have three phases

MTN granted permission to bring digital banking to Nigeria

Posted by - August 21, 2019

South African telecoms provider, MTN announced recently that a subsidiary MTN Nigeria Communications PLC has been granted permission to offer financial services by Nigeria’s central bank. The announcement comes after the Nigerian government decided last year that it would enable telecom companies to offer banking services — this is intended to give millions of Nigerians

Cape Town named Africa’s leading digital city

Posted by - August 16, 2019

Cape Town has been named as Africa’s leading digital city, offering a place for innovation with the necessary infrastructure and tools to grow as a tech hub. This is a reflection of the government’s commitment to creating an environment conducive for job creation, leading to many continuing to see Cape Town as an opportunity city.

Google’s Digital Marketing Transformation programme launches in SA

Posted by - July 23, 2019

Google has announced the launch of the Digital Marketing Transformation (DMT) programme in South Africa. Nasser Ahmed, Google Digital Academy head of emerging markets, described the programme as a partnership between a One Google team and clients, which enables business growth through providing customised digital marketing advice, including digital marketing fundamentals, best practises and a

Sasfin establishes Digital Advisory Council

Posted by - June 21, 2019

Specialist financial services provider Sasfin Bank has established a Digital Advisory Council to provide the market with industry-leading expertise and insights on trends shaping the use of technology in financial services. Digitalisation is one of the most powerful forces for change shaping finance today. This has turned fintech into one of the most vibrant sectors

Windows 10 May 2019 Update is Now Available to Download

Posted by - May 24, 2019

Microsoft has pushed out Windows 10 May 2019 update to some users. The update is rolling out to select users at the moment but if you are part of the Windows Insider Program, you will be among the first ones to get it. I am part of this program and I already have the update

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

Posted by - February 14, 2019

Mobile telecommunications company, MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformations across all its core business operations. The implementation will help MTN drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and regional operations. “MTN and Oracle partnered in 2018 to complete the design of the Oracle Cloud Applications. 2019 focuses on finalising