African Tech Emergence

Africa: The New Frontier for Emerging Tech

Posted by - February 27, 2020

For all the highly publicized ills that the African continent seems to be suffering from – corrupt politics and shortcomings in infrastructure to poor socioeconomic systems, African technology seems to be a shining bright spot. Kay Ugwuede of Tech Cabal writes that African innovation rises to meet the continent’s dire challenges. New startups aim to

African Company That Won Google Challenge

Posted by - February 21, 2020

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing in Nigeria is one of the seven news organisations that won the Google News Initiative (GNI) innovation challenge and among those to receive $1.93 million in funding. The countries that were awarded were Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google Communication Officer, West Africa, said

Google unveils ‘Be Internet Awesome’ safety programme

Posted by - February 15, 2020

Google announced a $1m pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and safety for families online across sub-Saharan Africa. It also launched its landmark child online safety programme, Be Internet Awesome, in South Africa, the Netherlands and Nigeria. Be Internet Awesome seeks to help minors explore the internet safely and confidently, while

Google Announces $1 Million Internet Safety Fund for African Children

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Google has announced a fund of $1 million for Google.org to support new and innovative ideas in the sphere of privacy, trust and safety in order to make online access across sub-Saharan Africa safer for families, and especially children. The ‘Be Internet Awesome programme’ is being launched in South Africa, Nigeria and the

Facebook partners with 9 African organisations for Safer Internet

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated on 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”. The partners Facebook is working with this year include: Digify Africa, South Africa Phambano Technology Development

Ghana to switch over to DTT platform by mid-2020

Posted by - February 3, 2020

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]   Ghana’s Communication Ministry has set the middle of 2020 as the time for the final switch over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) system following the nearness of the completion of the process to switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) system. Addressing a meeting with stakeholders on Government’s

LG South Africa unveils newly-relocated head office, factory

Posted by - January 24, 2020

LG South Africa recently unveiled its new relocated head office – which now includes a new LG brand shop on the same premises – in Midrand, Johannesburg. The South Korean multinational electronics company has also relocated its factory from Germiston to Durban – which it will unveil today. SA optimism President of LG MEA James

South Africa’s best mobile network revealed

Posted by - January 13, 2020

MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa – according to the Mobile Network Quality report by MyBroadband Insights. The report is based on 310,649 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test App users across South Africa between 1 October and 31 December 2019. The research shows that South

Afri Ride launches in South Africa

Posted by - December 25, 2019

Ride-sharing mobile app, Afri Ride is now available in South Africa. Joe Moyo, managing director, describes the app as simple to use. “All that users have to do is to upload their travel details such as the start and end location, travel date and the number of empty seats that are available; this then allows