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Namibia Namibia: Risk for Children goes Digital
Namibia will benefit from the global #WePROTECT Children Online campaign fund in the wake of global increases of cases of child sexual abuse and violence on the internet. Namibia’s United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) Representative, Micaela Marques de Sousa in interview with Namibian Sun and speaking on child sexual predation in Namibia, said young Namibians face a high risk of sexual violence and a considerable amount of sexual abuse online. The global action will identify and protect vic ...
South Africa South Africa: R15m Fuel Cell Feasibility Study Launched
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has launched a R15 million feasibility study that will identify particular components that can be manufactured for fuel cell units. The Isondo Precious Minerals (IPM) study was launched by the Minister on Tuesday. It is intended to accelerate mineral beneficiation and localisation of fuel cell manufacturing in South Africa. “…We are in a difficult time as producers and exporters of primary mineral resources as a result of the significant price fall of ...
Nigeria Nigeria: Samsung Nigeria Named Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at SERAS 2015
Samsung Nigeria was conferred the Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at the recently concluded (SERAS) Nigeria CSR Awards 2015. In addition, its Corporate Citizenship Manager, Abosede Modupe Alimi, was recognized as one of the top three CSR practitioners in the country. The awards, reputed to be the major force behind galvanising businesses across various sectors and industries in Nigeria to promote CSR and Sustainability in Nigeria, aims to acknowledge corporate entities who invest in society ...
South Africa South Africa: Rise – Barclays Officially Opens Hub to Catalyse Fintech Innovation in Africa
Last month, ex-Barclay’s CEO Antony Jenkins warned that banks face massive disruption within the very near future. Similar to how the popular ride-sharing app Uber is upsetting the balance within the transport industry, so too does the financial services sector face inevitable disruption. Technologies such as cryptocurrencies, blockchains and mobile are opening up cheaper, faster and more secure avenues for services. In order to stay ahead of the curve, Barclays has officially launched the Afri ...
South Africa South Africa: Parliamentary Office Set to Open in Malamulele
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi will officially open the Parliamentary Constituency Office in Malamulele - a move that will give local residents a chance to actively participate in parliamentary activities. Minister Muthambi, who is in Limpopo as part of the Back to School campaign, will be joined by traditional leaders when she opens the office today.
Uganda Uganda: Marie Stopes and Hive Colab to Launch the Reproductive Health App Challenge
Marie Stopes Uganda shall launch their Reproductive Health App Challenge at Hive Colab. The challenge launch will call for applications from reproductive health and technology experts and young people from around Uganda: innovators,developers, healthcare workers, academics, software developers, entrepreneurs, designers and partners who will, in February 2016 gather for a three dayhackathon to develop mobile app solutions, create mobile and web-based solutions, to address real healthcare chall ...
South Africa South Africa: WeChat Africa Plans to Invest R50million in Tech Startups
WeChat Africa plans to invest 50 million South African Rand in tech startups in Africa, to support local entrepreneurs and technology innovations. WeChat Africa will identify promising tech startups, via an application and selection process, and support their speedy entrance into the market using the WeChat platform. Access to markets was listed as one of the biggest inhibitors to growth for African tech-enabled businesses in the recent Emerging Companies survey conducted by PWC and Silicon Ca ...
Nigeria Nigeria: Saraki Blames Self, Public Office Holders Since 1999 for Nigeria's Problems
The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday blamed all public office holders since 1999 for the country's current political and economic woes.
South Africa South Africa: Intense Technologies Wins South Africa’s Most Prestigious Technology Top 100 Award
Intense Technologies (BSE: 532326), a global enterprise software products company, is proud to announce that it received Technology Top 100 (TT100) award for excellence in the category of Management of Technology at Innovation Awards Program held in Pretoria, South Africa. TT100 is the most coveted award of Africa given to select global companies that have been able to demonstrate world class standards around management of technology, innovation, people, systems, research, and sustainability. P ...
South Africa South Africa: ICT Spending in South Africa to Top $26.6 Billion by 2016
IT spending in South Africa will top $26.6 billion in 2016 as organizations increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility. This is according to global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which yesterday hosted an event at the Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead, to announce a series of “IDC FutureScape Predictions” for the year ahead. “Some combinations of the technologi ...
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