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.

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.


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.

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.

Bard9 Feb

Google renames Bard, intros Gemini mobile app

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


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.

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.

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


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.


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.


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.


FSCA warns of scams targeting online investment firms

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