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Vodacom SA goes green with more solar-powered sites

Vodacom South Africa has installed new solar-powered sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging and Bloemfontein worth R8 million (US$565,000).

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MTN, Flutterwave cement fintech alliance

MTN MoMo is partnering with Flutterwave in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.

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Africa Data Centres planning major expansion

Africa Data Centres is planning to build ten hyperscale data centers in ten African countries over the next two years, spending over US$500 million.

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Telkom SA Consumer gets new CEO

Telkom South Africa's executive reshuffle continues with the announcement that Lunga Siyo has been named the new CEO of Telkom Consumer.

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MTN backs super app vision with new Ayoba leader

MTN is pushing forward the progress of its super app, Ayoba, by appointing former Turkcell exec, Burak Akinci, to oversee its ambitious growth plans.

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Research Bites: The impact of robotics on SA's automobile industry

This article, in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, explores the collaborative work experience of robotics and human workers in the automobile industry in South Africa.

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Orange hails 'outstanding' Q2 in Africa and Middle East

The Africa and Middle East region remains a key growth driver for Orange with a 14.4% increase in Q2 revenue.

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Telkom SA pays big to keep CEO around longer

Telkom South Africa will pay leaving CEO Sipho Maseko R20 million ($1.34 million) to stick around until mid-2022.

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SA operators count the cost of recent riots

South Africa's telecoms operators are still trying to count the cost of last week's riots and looting that impacted many retail outlets and saw telecoms infrastructure damaged across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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Mobile tech helps drive e-commerce in Central Africa

Mobile technology is a key driver of e-commerce, with potential for significant social and economic benefits for Central Africa, says the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the GSMA.

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Nokia to deploy Africell's new 5G-ready network in Angola

Nokia and Africell have signed a major deal to deploy a new 5G-ready network in Angola.

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Omdia View: June 2021

This month, Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis about Nigeria's Twitter ban, the privatization of Ethio Telecom and Vivendi's fiber plans in Burkina Faso.

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Liquid, Project Taara beam broadband across Congo River

Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Alphabet's Project Taara have found a way to bridge a particularly stubborn connectivity gap between Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo and Kinshasa in the DRC.

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Research Bites: Blockchain potential for SA agriculture

This article, in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development explores how blockchain can be used in the agricultural sector to help improve production and distribution processes.

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Omdia View: August 2021

By Omdia Analysts

Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis about MTN's decision to exit Syria and not bid again for an Ethiopian license, as well as 5G news from Mauritius, Ghana, Mayotte and Reunion.

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Research Bites: Blockchain potential for SA agriculture

By Roberto Mavilia and Roberta Pisani

This article, in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development explores how blockchain can be used in the agricultural sector to help improve production and distribution processes.

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Digital inclusion as a catalyst for economic empowerment: Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu

Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu talks to Connecting Africa about how digital payment solutions and mobile money are transforming the lives of small business owners, women and marginalized groups in East Africa.

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Accelerating women in STEM: In conversation with GirlCode's Tinyiko Simbine

GirlCode co-founder and CFO Tinyiko Simbine talks about why it's important to help girls and young women excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

Poa Internet's CEO Andy Halsall shares his views on what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity and get Africans online in a meaningful way.

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Digital Skills Enhancing Human Capital

As nations begin to look beyond the crisis of COVID-19 to the new future of work, an opportunity to leverage this disruption as a powerful catalyst for positive change exists – one that could reshape the future and provide more accessible, fair, and impactful digital education and training.

In this webinar, we focus on how digital skills can enhance human capital and help realise the extraordinary potential of intelligent, 4IR-ready African workforces.

Key topics include:

  • Importance of having more than basic digital skills – upskilling & reskilling
  • Championing access to online educational resources – affordable and reliable internet, electricity and hardware
  • Future career options for industry specific roles: Cloud, AI, industrial IoT, big data analytics
  • Education 4.0: How updating educational curricula is key for growth
  • The importance of progressive, industry-driven educational policy frameworks

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