MTN’s WACS will catapult Africa into the digital age

MTN Group has scored yet another major feat in telecoms when it announced yesterday that its $90m (R602m) investment in the West Africa Cable...

Will Mobile innovation make Africa the first post-PC continent?

A convergence of historical circumstance and an increase in innovative mobile applications may make Africa the first post-PC continent. Flickr/whiteafrican Low investment in...

South Africa: Samsung launch innovation partnership with UCT

Samsung Electronics and the University of Cape Town have launched a partnership to develop innovative mobile phone applications in response to unique...

India: Tech firm’s long-term IT plans in Africa

BANGALORE: Infosys Technologies is planting the seeds for a long-term IT services play in the African continent. The company's CFO V Balakrishnan told...

South Africa: Tech incubator launched by Google

Cape Town - Google has launched a "tech incubator" in Cape Town to help drive development of innovation in Africa. "In keeping with its ongoing...

Phone cartoons bring know-how to poor farmers

Animated cartoons watched on mobile phones could be the way to get health and farming messages across to peasants and poor smallholders, say...

South Africa: Shaw to head up Broadband Infacro

Pretoria - Dr Andrew Shaw has been appointed as the interim CEO of telecommunication infrastructure provider, Broadband Infacro, the Department of Public Enterprises said...

MTN introduces Android technology to Uganda

MTN Uganda signed up the first Android-FROYO powered mobile phone in Uganda, the IDEOS U8150. Introducing the first and most affordable Android Smartphone onto...

Nelson Mandela Foundation strikes deal with Google

Former South African president Nelson Mandela's personal records and documents will be digitized and will be publicly available online. This is after internet giant Google...

South Africa: “bantu education” in spotlight at UCT

The spectre of "bantu education" has risen to haunt the University of Cape Town (UCT) again. Controversy is erupting as UCT's administration moves in on...

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