Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele to Lead the Department’s Imbizo in Majwemasweu, Free State

The Department has partnered with the Lejweleputswa District Municipality and the Masilonyana Local Municipality to monitor the implementation of the card swap programme

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele will lead the Department’s Imbizo in Majwemasweu, Free State on Wednesday, 18 July 2018.  The Department has partnered with the Lejweleputswa District Municipality and the Masilonyana Local Municipality to monitor the implementation of the card swap programme for social grants…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Keynote Address delivered by the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza at the Launch of the Meerkat Telescope In Carnavon, Northern Cape

This day represents some of Africa’s milestones in the successful interweaving of science, technology and innovation into our solutions of dealing with our developmental challenges

Programme Director; Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane; Ministers and Former Ministers; Ambassadors and High Commissioners; SKA International Organisation Board of Directors; Distinguished International Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; Today is a special day of pride for the continent of Africa. This day represents some of Africa’s milestones in…

Mahindra Comviva
Source: Mahindra Comviva |

GIMAC and TerraPay announce collaboration for enabling real-time cross border money transfers to CEMAC region

The partnership will enable instant cross border money transfer to bank accounts and mobile wallets in the CEMAC zone, comprising of Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic and Chad

GIMAC, the regional electronic money transfer platform of Central Africa and TerraPay (www.TerraPay.com) the world’s first mobile payments switch have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will strengthen the remittances ecosystem in CEMAC region. The partnership will enable instant cross border money transfer to bank accounts and mobile wallets in…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Ramaphosa to Undertake Working Visit To The Federal Republic Of Nigeria

South Africa and Nigeria enjoy good political, economic and social relations formally established in 1994, immediately after South Africa’s first democratic elections

President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a Working Visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 10th to 11th July 2018. During the visit the President will meet with his counterpart, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari. At the invitation of President Buhari, President Ramaphosa will…

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC,
Source: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC, "Yahsat" |

Continent’s leading satellite broadband service to launch across West Africa

Yahsat sponsors West Africa Com, ahead of imminent launch of its YahClick service across the region

Yahsat (www.Yahsat.ae), the UAE-based global satellite operator, will participate in West Africa Com on the 10th and 11th July 2018, as Gold Sponsors. The event, which unites critical players in the telco value chain, will see Yahsat showcase its flagship broadband service – YahClick - to partners and customers in…

Source: TMT Finance |

Liquid Telecom, Dark Fibre Africa, IFC, SEACOM and Wananchi Group to discuss broadband leadership and investment strategies at London summit

TMT Finance Africa 2018 will return to London on September 19 in London, and will feature a dedicated panel on Broadband Leadership, which will discuss strategies for regional growth

The transition from voice-centric to data-centric business models for African telecommunications and broadband companies is driving change in the industry and is helping to evolve investing strategies, according to global news and leadership events provider TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com). Joseph d’Arrast, EMEA Editor at TMT Finance, said: “The increasing demand for…

MainOne
Source: MainOne |

MainOne’s MDXI achieves TCCF… now most certified Data Center in Nigeria

MDXI’s 600 rack facility in Lekki is the premier commercial Data Center in West Africa built to meet the rapidly growing demand for Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud services within the region

MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Data Centre subsidiary, MDXI has just received its Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute. With this new milestone, MDXI becomes the leading Data center in West Africa with the top 5 certifications in the industry, being the Tier III Constructed Facility certification, TCCF, the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Tuberculosis (TB) Research Network to accelerate research and innovation through collaboration across the BRICS countries

his is a preparatory meeting in advance of the forthcoming Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Ministers of Health meeting scheduled to take place from 18 - 20 July 2018 in Durban

The National Department of Health is hosting the third BRICS TB Research Network Meeting, over 28 – 29 June 2018, in Johannesburg with delegates from the World Health Organization, Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa. The meeting is part of the multi-country vision to accelerate research and innovation in TB…

Smart Cities Global Investment & Technology Summit
Source: Smart Cities Global Investment & Technology Summit |

A view from the top: Why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers

Algerian tech sector has untapped potential, digital revolution to have positive knock-on effects on Algerian ecosystem say Silicon Valley VCs

The value of venture capital investment is fuelling Africa’s emerging technology landscape. Whilst Kenya’s Silicon Savannah ecosystem has been at the forefront of the narrative over the past decade, the rise of infrastructure development opportunities within Northern Africa has become an increasingly attractive proposition to the Silicon Valley investment community.…

RS Components
Source: RS Components |

Global Industrial Distributor launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa

RS South Africa opened its doors in 1996, the flagship operation in Africa with 22 years of experience distributing products and components to engineers around the African continent

RS Components (RS) (https://za.RS-Online.com/web/), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM) (www.Electrocomponents.com), the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937.  The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution enterprise, with operations in Europe, North…