Tag Archives: ICT

Africa needs a common reporting framework on ICT and development – ECA

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African countries have been called upon to have a common reporting framework on ICT and development. The call was made by Mr. Kasirim Nwuke, Chief, New Technologies and Innovation Section of the Economic Commission for Africa ( ECA) at the annual review and follow up of the progress in achieving the World Summit on Information (WSIS) outcomes organised by the …

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Safaricom Deepens Focus on Expanding Technology Skills

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Internships are open to Kenyan applicants, preferably those in their 3rd to 5th year of study in ICT related fields Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) (http://APO.af/29R7vf) has announced plans to recruit 62 interns by January 2017 as it progresses its agenda to woo more women to the technology field. The internships will target 40 female university students under its Women In Technology …

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SA: Minister in India for ICT meeting

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele is leading the South African delegation to the Second BRICS Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Ministers Meeting in India. “We have before us the opportunity to strengthen the functioning of our BRICS union and build a more integrated, innovative and vibrant ICT network that is truly able to …

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Experts review World Summit on Information Society achievements and emerging ICT issues

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Organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the meeting brings together African policy makers, ICT experts, and representatives of regional and international organizations, telecommunications operators, private sector, civil society, academic and research institutions Over 32 countries have assembled in Addis Ababa for the annual Africa review and follow up of the progress in achieving the World Summit on Information …

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Information Technology of South Africa bolstered by key leadership appointments

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Following the 82nd annual general meeting of the Information Technology of South Africa, (ITA), re-elected Sunil Geness, Director of Government Relations, BBBEE and CSR at SAP as President of the ITA, thereby demonstrating continued confidence of leadership. Geness’s strategic influence and impact in the South African and global ICT industry has delivered tangible value and benefits to the members of …

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SA: Minister in India for ICT meeting

Siyabonga Cwele

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele is leading the South African delegation to the Second BRICS Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Ministers Meeting in India. “We have before us the opportunity to strengthen the functioning of our BRICS union and build a more integrated, innovative and vibrant ICT network that is truly able …

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Drivers of e-government call for an indigenous ICT industry

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In support of the state’s “e-government” drive, South Africa needs to grow an “indigenous” information and communications technology (ICT) industry characterized by local content including manufacturing, issues of content and large scale accessibility to the internet to grow small and emerging enterprises including those in the rural and township areas. This was just one of the main messages that was …

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SA: Top achievers in ICT awarded

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Pretoria – The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry is a force for economic and social change that has not only unleashed new forms of connectivity but provided an outlet for new forms of innovation, says Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele. Minister Cwele made the remarks at the glittering 2016 ICT Achievers Awards ceremony at the Galleria, Sandton, on Thursday evening. …

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Nigeria remains Africa’s ICT investment destination-Minister

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The Minister for Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, said on Tuesday that Nigeria had become a major investment destination for investors in the Information Communication Technology(ICT) in Africa and around the world. Shittu said this during the African Investment Summit, as part of events at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX 2016) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE). He said that …

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Air Mauritius Selects IBM Cloud and Analytics to Fuel Growth Plans

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One of Africa’s largest airlines inks five-year Software-as-a-Service deal to achieve long term market share and operational efficiency gains. Air Mauritius has inked a five-year technology and services deal with IBM (NYSE: IBM) for Cloud and Analytics technologies delivered as services to fuel its long-term growth plans. The Mauritian national airline, the fourth largest in Africa, has been connecting the …

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