Technology & Internet


June 12, 2021 Emmanuel Chima

FintechNGR holds 4th AGM, dishes out significant impacts

The Fintech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR), the umbrella body for fintechs in Nigeria and founding member of Africa Fintech Network held its fourth (4th) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, 9th June 2021 online. Speaking during the AGM, the President, Ade Bajomo stated that it was the first AGM address he would…

June 12, 2021 HNOrji

Hugely Anticipated Elden Ring Finally Revealed at Summer Games Fest

The enormously anticipated Elden Ring has finally been revealed after almost 2 years of silence on the part of developer From Software since its initial teaser trailer was released at E3 2019. Elden Ring is set to be a collaboration between Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones creator…

June 12, 2021 Emmanuel Chima

How Decentralized Finance paves the way for financial inclusion

According to the World Bank’s report from 2017, approximately 1.7 billion people worldwide don’t have a bank account today. Not having access to this fundamental financial instrument is the main factor that stops them from realizing certain everyday functions. However, decentralized finance (DeFi) was created to meet all the requirements and…

June 11, 2021 Elizabeth

Shopify brings on team from augmented reality home design app Primer

In Friday acquisition news, Shopify shared today that they’ve acquired the team from augmented reality startup Primer, which makes an app that lets users visualize what tile, wallpaper or paint will look like on surfaces inside their home. In a blog post, co-founders Adam Debreczeni and Russ Maschmeyer write that Primer’s…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

The Haller Foundation Partners with Deciwatt to Improve Accessibility for Safe Sources of Light and Electricity in Kenya

The Haller Foundation, a grassroots NGO registered in the UK and based in Kenya, is continuing its efforts to support smallholder farmers in the country through its Partnership with Deciwatt – an organisation and charity that provides sustainable, low-cost, low-energy lighting and electricity to rural communities across the globe. To aid…

June 11, 2021 Emmanuel Chima

Don’t want to buy Bitcoin? Here are the top 5 alternatives to Bitcoin

. Instead of sticking to bitcoin only, why not diversify your portfolio with these alternatives The post Don’t want to buy Bitcoin? Here are the top 5 alternatives to Bitcoin appeared first on TechEconomy.ng . …

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

Several flaws in SA’s draft data and cloud policy, say experts

Industry insiders highlight failings in the Draft National Policy on Data and Cloud, questioning government’s approach to co-owning locally-generated data.Source…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

FNB adds Snapplify to eBucks rewards programme

The bank’s customers can now purchase e-textbooks and e-learning material from edutech firm Snapplify, using eBucks.Source…

June 11, 2021 Emmanuel Chima

The rise of NFTs and how enterprise blockchain could be capitalizing

Article submitted by Abhishek Bakshi The post The rise of NFTs and how enterprise blockchain could be capitalizing appeared first on TechEconomy.ng . …

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

The Emerging Tech Affect on HR Processes

With Covid, increased numbers of people have been working remotely, and many will continue to do so post-pandemic. This has fundamentally altered how work is done; not only by company staff, but by HR professionals. This societal shift, combined with the continued emergence of new digital technologies, means that the field…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

Time of the essence in keeping customers, growing business

Freshworks analysed over 107 million customer support interactions and found that speed is the number one factor influencing customer satisfaction.Source…


June 11, 2021 HNOrji

SA Government Loses Majority Stake in South African Airways

The South African government has lost the majority stake of its ailing airline, South African Airways (SAA) through a deal with its new strategic partner Takatso Consortium. Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced the news that the government has reached an agreement with Takatso Consortium, a private company, that will…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

Dutch firms to virtually descend on SA for SANL Tech Week

The companies will later this month attend the SA-Netherlands Tech Week, to explore synergies in fintech, healthtech and smart logistics.Source…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

TFG on tech hiring spree to ramp up digital strategy

The retail giant introduces a new division with a mandate to attract the continent’s best tech talent to accelerate its digital strategy, after reporting an operating loss.Source…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

Dovetail, RDB Consulting boost Ackermans’ Oracle Database management and support

RDB Consulting was contracted to supply Dovetail with Oracle Database Outsourcing services, IT best practice implementation as well as proactive monitoring for Ackermans.Source…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

Vivo to Launch Flagship V21 Smartphone in Kenya

Chinese tech company Vivo, often stylised as vivo, is gearing to launch the vivo V21 smartphone in Kenya this month. A flagship model with a focus on taking industry-leading selfies is set for the new generation and will be an addition to the V-series smartphones available locally. V21 Specs The V21…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

South African Animation Studio Wins International Film Award

Annecy International Animation Festival has awarded South African animation studio, Triggerfish, the Mifa Animation Industry Award. “This is to highlight the pioneering role that the company has played in animation in South Africa, and Africa most widely,” says Véronique Encrenaz, head of Mifa. Previous recipients include Christopher Meledandri, founder of Illumination…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

Thumbs up for Ramaphosa’s move to end load-shedding

The renewables sector welcomes the decision to amend the Electricity Regulation Act to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects.Source…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

MultiChoice spends R4bn to increase stake in BetKing

The pay-TV company says the global sports betting market is experiencing a surge in growth, and this investment will add value to the group in future.Source…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

MultiChoice Sees Surge in Earnings Amidst Subscriber Boom

South African broadcasting conglomerate MultiChoice Group reports that it has added 1.4-million 90-day active subscribers to its services between the beginning of 2021 to 31 March. MultiChoice also reports that earnings were exceedingly robust despite the ongoing pandemic. This is partly due to the 7% growth year-on-year of its subscribers. The…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

Facebook, Instagram & Other Social Media MUST Register with Nigerian Govt to Continue Operations

A week after the country indefinitely suspended social media service Twitter, the Nigerian Federal Government has said that any social media giant, including Facebook, Twitter and others must register in the country to continue to be able to do business and operate unhindered. Users who access Twitter against the ban will…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

POPIA: Be sure to exercise an abundance of caution

It’s a long road to POPIA compliance and while the finish line is in sight, only one attitude will ensure your business crosses the line with confidence.Source…

June 11, 2021 HNOrji

Doing business in a fragmented landscape

Companies must prepare themselves both technically and strategically for what might come down the line in a digitally transformed environment, says Ralph Berndt, sales and marketing director at Syrex.Source…


June 11, 2021 HNOrji

SMEs pivot their way to the top

SMEs can now have the simplicity of a B2B marketplace and accessibility to top tier software, says Telkom Business.Source…

June 10, 2021 Emmanuel Chima

Jumia marks 9th anniversary with discounts, partners Unilever, Xiaomi

Nigeria’s leading e-commerce platform, Jumia, is celebrating nine years of e-commerce journey with a sales campaign aimed at celebrating customers, sellers, and partners on its platform. The campaign will run from June 11th until 27th, 2021. Jumia’s 9th anniversary which also doubles as the anniversary of e-commerce in Nigeria, since the…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

DFA gets R12.3m US backing in rural SA fibre drive

The company receives funding from the US Trade and Development Agency to conduct a feasibility study in efforts to roll out affordable Internet to underserved populations.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

SA President Ramaphosa Finally Gives Greenlight for Private Companies to Boost Country’s Power Grid

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the SA government will finally lift the threshold for embedded generating electricity capacity from 1 MW to 100 MW in South Africa. This move will allow private households and businesses to self-generate power on a larger scale. Ramaphosa says that the increase in…

June 10, 2021 Emmanuel Chima

Branch International reassures Nigerian investors of 20% annual returns

. reiterates commitment to deepening financial inclusion in Nigeria through digital banking The post Branch International reassures Nigerian investors of 20% annual returns appeared first on TechEconomy.ng . …

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

MultiChoice posts R53bn revenue as subscriptions swell

The group increases its 90-day active linear pay-TV subscriber base by 1.4 million to reach 20.9 million households.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Vulnerabilities in Windows and Chrome Used in Series of Highly Targetted Attacks

In April, Kaspersky experts discovered a number of highly targeted attacks against multiple companies utilising a previously undiscovered chain of Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows zero-day exploits. One of the exploits was used for remote code execution in the Chrome web browser, while the other was an elevation of privilege exploit…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Battlefield 2042 Announced Following Explosively Insane Cinematic Trailer

Games publisher EA and developer DICE have finally unveiled the trailer for EA’s next incarnation of its Battlefield series of first-person shooters. Now, featuring a futuristic setting following its predecessor’s historical WW1 theme, Battlefield 2042 was announced with an accompanying cinematic trailer rendered with DICE’s in-game engine. The trailer is an…

June 10, 2021 Emmanuel Chima

Plentywaka partners GUO Transport to add 600 buses, enter new routes

. aims to expand bus travel offerings, enter new routes The post Plentywaka partners GUO Transport to add 600 buses, enter new routes appeared first on TechEconomy.ng . …

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

New South African partnership gets $3M, launches telehealth product

For the early detection and treatment of health conditions, easy access to primary healthcare is crucial. Primary healthcare is best delivered by teams of primary care clinicians coordinating care between them. However, ubiquitous access to such care is scant across Sub-Saharan Africa. There is a real opportunity for digital healthcare platforms…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

President Ramaphosa wants spectrum impasse resolved soon

The president calls for mediation in the legal disputes that have held back the country’s spectrum auction process.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

INTERVIEW Africa’s Business Heroes Awarding $1.5-Million to Africa’s Next Top Tech Entrepreneurs

The worldwide pandemic has spurred digital transformation across the African continent. Tech is booming in Africa, it is all too clear to see. Now more than ever, driven African entrepreneurs and startup founders are innovating new waves into the ocean of technology. All they need is funding. Enter: The Africa’s Business…


June 10, 2021 Emmanuel Chima

Luno continues rapid growth trajectory, hits 8 million milestone

. this is at a rate of 1.2m new customers every quarter   The post Luno continues rapid growth trajectory, hits 8 million milestone appeared first on TechEconomy.ng . …

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Three countries drive Sub-Saharan Africa’s e-commerce boom

Research by financial services firm Visa reveals SA, Nigeria and Kenya as the top drivers of e-commerce volumes in the region.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Mobile Authentication Can Be the Key to Negating Cybercrime in East Africa

The rapid pace of digital transformation in East Africa has had a significant impact on not only how people live their lives, but also on how communication and commerce are conducted, allowing the modern customer to do everything – immediately. This has also had the unintended consequence of altering the way…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

MiVoice app helps manage domestic-employee relationships

The newly launched mobile app helps users manage domestic employee relationships and ensures both parties legally comply with HR laws.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Confidential Computing – Why Privacy Should be the Heart of Digital Experiences

In this past year, the consumer experience came to the forefront. As we faced various stages of lockdowns, we turned to online banking, seeing our doctors remotely, running our businesses using technology and socialising through a screen. Digital interactions became a part of our lives – ever-present and normalised as we…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

The modern workplace is becoming dangerous

Leaders need to be intentional in their approach when it comes to protecting their digital assets.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Top cloud accreditation

Dimension Data earns top cloud accreditation as an Azure Expert Managed Services Provider.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Forge Academy readies showcase for tech SMEs, start-ups

As SA’s self-proclaimed ‘Harvard for 4IR’, Forge Academy offers local tech businesses and start-ups an opportunity to participate in its upcoming SMME Showcase.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Accelerated eLearning Adoption Could Contribute to More Impactful Outcomes in the Education System for Africa

The world of digital has broadened the play and fuelled greater expectations as it shifted the traditional perspectives around time and space. The proximity to the customer is incrementally getting shortened, while the expectation for service leans towards the now. Those who lay claim to the gift of intuition have even…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Telkom plans fintech offensive as digital wallet service grows

The company signed up 10 000 subscribers to its digital wallet operated on WhatsApp – Telkom Pay – since its launch in December 2020.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

OT leaders grapple with security challenges

A Fortinet survey illuminates where operational technology is most vulnerable and the types of cyber attacks organisations face.Source…

June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Wind sector is ready and eager to blast load-shedding

The industry calls for the immediate release of available additional capacity from operational wind farms into the national grid, as load-shedding infuriates citizens.Source…


June 10, 2021 HNOrji

Pinnacle, Comodo target last 1% of cyber threats putting SA firms at risk

Traditional security approaches can achieve a 99% detection rate, but there remains a 1% gap representing all the unknowns, with thousands of pieces of undetected malware daily.Source…

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