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South African classrooms go digital

Interactive boards and mobile devices are set to replace the traditional chalkboard and notebooks for Grade 12 students in Gauteng. The provincial department of education has started a province-wide rollout of technology to create paperless classrooms.

Kumoodi: from Lagos to the world

The first African digital lifestyle store is just 18 months old, but it is growing fast. Already a repository for music and videos, next on its agenda is live streaming events globally. It is also the platform US President Obama used to engage with young Nigerians.

Africa has huge growth potential for e-commerce

South Africa is the fourth fastest growing digital economy in the world, according to the Digital Evolution Index. And significantly, all four of the African countries measured – South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt – are fast moving towards digital evolution. This spells good news for e-commerce.

Mobile subscription in Africa set for huge growth

A report by Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) shows that individual mobile subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will grow significantly in the next five to six years, fuelled by cheaper mobile services and the current economic boom in the region.

Mobile subscription in Africa set for huge growth

A report by Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) shows that individual mobile subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will grow significantly in the next five to six years, fuelled by cheaper mobile services and the current economic boom in the region.

Online poetry competition to help youth deal with HIV/Aids

DFL-Lover--Another thumbWits University's Drama for Life programme is bringing its annual HIV-education poetry competition for young people to the internet, using social media platforms such as Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter.

Online poetry competition to help youth deal with HIV/Aids

DFL-Lover--Another thumbWits University's Drama for Life programme is bringing its annual HIV-education poetry competition for young people to the internet, using social media platforms such as Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter.

Didata, AirWatch form global partnership

South Africa's Dimension Data has formed a global partnership with US firm AirWatch to extend its mobile and corporate data management and security services to Didata's local and international clients.

MTN, Visa launch mobile money offering

Pan-African mobile operator MTN has teamed up with Visa to offer its Mobile Money customers a prepaid account that can be accessed via mobile, giving consumers in developing countries a secure, reliable, globally interoperable electronic payment account.

Visa buys South Africa’s Fundamo for $110m

Fundamo, a South African-based company specialising in mobile phone-based financial services, has been bought by Visa for US$110-million (R741-million) – a deal which could draw other multinationals to invest in locally developed technology.
Mobile money grows in Africa