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GSMA13 Feb

'Exciting' year ahead for Sub-Saharan Africa telecoms

Initiatives to make smartphones more affordable in the region will gain momentum this year, says the GSMA’s Kenechi Okeleke.

4:20
ShowMax13 Feb

New Showmax to become Africa’s second-biggest VOD platform

Netflix will remain the market leader, with 6.9 million subscribers by 2029, while Showmax will garner 3.7 million, says Digital TV Research.

1:30

Skills development initiative targets African SMEs

Italian financial institution Cassa Depositi e Prestiti invites African start-ups to apply for the Archipelagos SME support programme.

3:00
TikTok13 Feb

African creators triumph at 2023 TikTok creator awards

The 2023 TikTok Top Creator Awards celebrate the African creator community, highlighting creativity, innovation and impact.

2:40
Bard9 Feb

Google renames Bard, intros Gemini mobile app

Google announces a new Gemini Advanced mobile app subscription for R429 per month.

4:50
BFSI9 Feb

Revolutionising BFSI: The emergence of conversational banking in the digital age

By leveraging AI and machine learning, banks can interact with customers in real-time through their preferred communication channels: chat, voice or text.

2:10
ChatGPT9 Feb

Five practical ways small businesses can use generative AI

Generative AI tools can automate the creation of marketing content, e-mails, social media posts, product descriptions and even website development.

2:30
Absa8 Feb

Absa launches ChatWallet for mobile banking via WhatsApp

The bank’s ChatWallet provides a range of services, from receiving money to making payments and even withdrawing cash via WhatsApp

3:00

New online platform to address Africa’s online safety issues

The new African Online Safety Platform seeks to address online safety issues on the continent and provide a repository of research on related issues.

4:20

SA urged to brace for mobile data price hikes

The persistent weak economic climate characterised by subdued consumer spend will see telcos increase data prices, says Africa Analysis.

4:10
SONA8 Feb

SONA, government, private enterprise and crossing the digital divide

Digital services have been instrumental in helping make SA’s digital future across all levels of society a reality, says Tumi Sekhukhune-Chamayou, chief enterprise business officer at MTN.

2:00

FSCA warns of scams targeting online investment firms

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority warns of criminals increasingly targeting online investment firms in SA.