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Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular.

By Peter Alkema 2 days ago

Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education

By Howard Blight 2 days ago

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news"

11 Aug 2017

DRC inventor has a solution to get rural Africa emailing

One inventor from the DRC believes he has developed a device that can make emailing over 100-times cheaper than it would be via cellular networks

10 Aug 2017

Digital economy gets a boost with SACS installation

Watershed moment for African internet: installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola

10 Aug 2017

PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring bills

PayU Nigeria introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers

10 Aug 2017

Nigeria's Max launches on-demand motorcycle transport

Nigerian e-courier startup, Max, has launched a new on-demand motorcycle transportation service, MAXGo, in Lagos, addressing the city's road traffic congestion

By Gabriella Mulligan 4 Aug 2017

MTN targets data and digital growth

MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter has announced a strategy that means to reposition the mobile network operator to claw back market share and capture the growth in African consumer spending

4 Aug 2017

Barriers to internet access in Africa revealed

Internet penetration in Africa sits at about 25%. Mozilla-backed research reveals the main barriers to internet access in African countries

2 Aug 2017

Three African markets worst affected by spam calls

Truecaller Insights reveals the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2017, including the top three African countries

2 Aug 2017

Upgrading business with mobile app development

Today there are over 4.6 billion mobile phone users worldwide, and over 2.6 billion of them have smartphones

By Melissa Burns 2 Aug 2017

How to use blockchain to reinvent asset management

Without going into the specifics too deeply, blockchain is a huge, global distributed ledger or database running on many devices and open to anyone within the blockchain

By Bas de Vos 1 Aug 2017

Internet users in Nigeria hit 91.6 million

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria's telecommunications networks has increased to 91.6 million in June

31 Jul 2017

Connecting an unconnected Africa through Wi-Fi

The most recent figures from the International Telecommunications Union showed that Africa's internet access has increased by up to 28% between 2000 and 2015

By Kamal Mokrani 28 Jul 2017

Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, has launched an African Young Entrepreneurs Fund worth $10 million

27 Jul 2017

Analytics is critical, but data is being left out

Without incorporating data from all channels, organisations will rely on a level of assumption, allowing a disconnect between what customers want and what is being delivered

By Danny Drew 27 Jul 2017

Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching

By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

Digital solution for retail networks in Africa

Total and Worldline partner with African fintech InTouch to support deployment of Guichet Unique, an innovative digital solution for retail networks

27 Jul 2017

Data management: the centre of IoT projects

The internet of things (IoT) offers many more opportunities than merely improving efficiency and reducing costs

By Morne Bekker 27 Jul 2017

Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

Uber has begun the African roll out of its Real-Time ID in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, in a bid to further improve passenger security

26 Jul 2017

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